Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Kate has written this thought-provoking opinion piece and asked for it to be shared in The GSAL Journal. As Kate notes, and is happy to share, "this is about how the coronavirus has affected people with hearing loss, such as myself with moderate hearing loss. … Continue reading How coronavirus is impacting people who are hard of hearing
Lauren - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Lauren (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This challenging yet deeply thought-provoking essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. Angie Thomas' novel 'The Hate u Give' has … Continue reading ‘The Hate U Give’ – A true reflection of the realities of police violence?
Archie - Year 10 Student Editor's Note: Year 10 English Language students were tasked with writing descriptively about the room in which they were working; this gem comes from Archie. MJP Upon a hill in North Yorkshire, there sits a house half swallowed by nature. Behind the coarse stone and scratched glass, there is an … Continue reading The Room I’m Working In
Narayan - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Narayan, studying Spanish in Year 12, has produced a fun revision artefact on a difficult grammar point in Spanish: the relative pronouns. RR https://youtu.be/0EHlVB5UwGY Letras / Lyrics This song’s about pronouns but they’re relative They’re used in clauses that are relative This type of clause is subordinate Like … Continue reading Relative Pronouns in Spanish
Eloise - Year 12 Student Author's Note: I decided to enter the Write on Art competition as it was like nothing I had ever done before and, after attending a school talk on Art History a couple of months prior by Griselda Pollock, I decided to give it a go. Then was the task of … Continue reading ‘Hope’ by George Frederic Watts
Lucy-Anne - Year 13 Musician Editor's Note: Please enjoy this remote recording of Lucy-Anne in Year 13 singing ‘Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive’. Lucy-Anne chose the song for its positivity, and is happy to share it among the school community. Composed in 1944, with music by Harold Arlen, composer of, among others, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’; lyrics … Continue reading Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
GSAL Folk Ensemble Editor's Note: This recording of the traditional Allie (Ally) Crocker Reel by the GSAL Folk Ensemble was recorded on mobile 'phones during the Covid-19 lockdown period. The instrumentalists are: Issy and Tom (fiddles); Abi and Lilian (flutes); Lucas (guitar). Enjoy! AWK https://youtu.be/NhXe2bPSfeQ