Ivory Bangle Lady: Black lives in Roman Britain

Eva - Year 10 Student Editor’s note: This short essay was recently entered into the GSAL Black History Essay Writing Competition, organized by The GSAL Journal and UPSoc to coincide with Black History Month. Open to all students in Year 10-13, the purpose of the competition was to encourage students to undertake independent research, think … Continue reading Ivory Bangle Lady: Black lives in Roman Britain

George Washington Carver: agricultural scientist and inventor

Iptisam - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: This short essay was recently entered into the GSAL Black History Essay Writing Competition, organized by The GSAL Journal and UPSoc to coincide with Black History Month. Open to all students in Year 10-13, the purpose of the competition was to encourage students to undertake independent research, think … Continue reading George Washington Carver: agricultural scientist and inventor

Economic impact of COVID on the BAME community

Anika - Year 10 Student Editor's note: There is a growing awareness that, "Current evidence for COVID-19 shows that those from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background and males have been disproportionately impacted, with age and specific underlying conditions also associated with more severe illness. " (British Medical Association). However, there has been far … Continue reading Economic impact of COVID on the BAME community

Could the murder of George Floyd be a turning point in society?

Charmaine - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Charmaine writes this heartfelt essay on the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed during an arrest by a white police officer in the city of Minneapolis, USA. Four police officers involved in the events leading to George Floyd's death have since … Continue reading Could the murder of George Floyd be a turning point in society?

‘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?