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
Category: Language & Culture
‘The Hate U Give’ – A true reflection of the realities of police violence?
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?
The Room I’m Working In
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
Relative Pronouns in Spanish
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
‘Hope’ by George Frederic Watts
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
Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
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
Allie Crocker’s Reel
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcrENtyxQwQ
Climate crisis: what is the role of the arts and humanities in defining the relationship between people and nature?
Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Kate writes expertly here in response to the Newnham College (Cambridge) Modern & Medieval Languages Essay Prize. All female students currently in Year 12 at a UK school may enter the annual essay prizes. The level of academic research and skill in written communication on display here is … Continue reading Climate crisis: what is the role of the arts and humanities in defining the relationship between people and nature?
Supposing that everyone in the world really could speak English, would that mean that learning other languages was a waste of time?
Imogen - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Following her first essay published in The GSAL Journal on 'How has warfare changed since WWII?', talented Year 12 student Imogen returns with this convincing essay written in response to the Newnham College (Cambridge) Modern & Medieval Languages Essay Prize. All female students currently in Year 12 at … Continue reading Supposing that everyone in the world really could speak English, would that mean that learning other languages was a waste of time?
Dia de los Muertos
Angel - Year 8 Student Editor's Note: This excellent video was made by Angel in Year 8 for her Spanish 'Day of the Dead' project, going over and above the time and effort requested of her. Time is limited in IGCSE Spanish to cover all of the traditions topics, so pupils are introduced to ideas … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos