Hattie - Year 8 Student Editor's note: This excellent essay was the Year 8 Winner in the GSAL International Women's Day Essay Competition 2022, open to all students in Year 7-9. The challenge was to write a 150-250 word essay on one female trailblazer or change-maker from the past, outlining their accomplishments and explaining why … Continue reading #BreakTheBias: Harriet Tubman
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
Philippa - 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 Katherine Johnson: the remarkable NASA mathematician
Dhruv - Year 8 Student Editor's note: Moved by the events that followed the death of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter movement, Dhruv, now in Year 9, challenged himself to reflect more fully on the scenes that unfolded before him at that time. These are complex and certainly emotive events, and yet … Continue reading Is the destruction of statues necessary?
Riya - Year 10 Student Editor’s Note: Year 10 student Riya writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at a remarkable breakthrough in wildfire fighting technology. As global warming increases the number, scale and intensity of wildfires, researchers at Stanford University have developed a gel which could be used to help prevent wildfires in the future. CPD … Continue reading Gel developed to help prevent wildfires
Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ari writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at the serious long-term impact of antidepressant medication on the natural environment. More effective water treatment technologies are certainly in the pipeline: is this soon to be an environmental success story? CPD [Featured image: Antidepressants. (Wallpaper … Continue reading The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants
Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Writing for the New College of Humanities annual essay competition, Jamie Y12 writes expertly on the disciplines of history, economics and politics, examining the geopolitical challenges of the clash between China and the United States of America. He delves into this case study whilst crafting a broader historical … Continue reading How does the knowledge of the past help us prepare for the challenges of the 21st century?
Nicole - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Nicole (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This thought-provoking essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD Alexander Hamilton had a profound yet understated role in American history, … Continue reading Alexander Hamilton in American History
Ben - Year 9 Musician Editor's Note: Year 9 student Ben performs The Entertainer, a classic ragtime piece written by American composer and pianist Scott Joplin in 1902. Trivia question: this piece was used as the theme music for which 1973 Oscar-winning film? CPD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxWdxwPpscw
Imogen Holbrook - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: The New College of Humanities (NCH) organise an annual essay competition open to ambitious and talented students from around the world who are in their penultimate year of secondary education (equivalent to Year 12 in the UK). This is an opportunity to show both academic potential and … Continue reading How has warfare changed since WWII?