Should learning a foreign language be compulsory?

Nowadays, English schools offer a meagre range and variety of languages to students to learn at GCSE-level or even just a lunch-time club. Less and less children are picking up languages; the three main ones are usually French, Spanish and German. That said, a lot of schools only offer French. In England, between the agesContinue reading “Should learning a foreign language be compulsory?”

Society’s Expectations

This week’s post is short but sweet: a topic which must be voiced more and more in today’s (toxic) world of social media. How many times have you scrolled through social media and compared yourself to the people you see online? Be honest with yourself here. We all do it, and we shouldn’t. Each andContinue reading “Society’s Expectations”

Travelling during a pandemic – is it worth the stress?

Travelling during a pandemic – is it worth all the hassle?             As soon as Portugal was added to the Green List in May, we took a risk and decided to book flights for the beginning of June. To celebrate the completion of all A-Level assessments set by our school, my sister, mum, and IContinue reading “Travelling during a pandemic – is it worth the stress?”

The Next Steps

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve spent the last year applying for University. And so, what is my plan and what am I most scared about and most looking forward to? Let’s start at the beginning: I applied to Oxford last October but was unfortunately rejected. Despite this,Continue reading “The Next Steps”

What is the one word that motivates you in life?

As we start to move out of lockdown, I’ve been wanting to write a more positive blog post. So, this post is centred around one thing: what is the one word that drives you forward in life? Which word, if there is one that exists, pushes you and motivates you to the absolute extreme? IsContinue reading “What is the one word that motivates you in life?”

15 Things I Wish I Knew Before High School

At the beginning of our teenage years, we know very little. We are innocent and naïve and are willing to believe in everything. We join high school thinking it’ll be like the Netflix shows and that every day will be a blast – trust me, it’s not. We end high school knowing even less. IfContinue reading “15 Things I Wish I Knew Before High School”

ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY: WHY WE MUST VIEW EACH OTHER AS EQUALS

March 1st was ‘Zero Discrimination Day’ so I thought I’d share this post that I wrote for the NCS blog about discrimination. We all have our own prejudices, whether we admit to that or not. Discrimination occurs in all shapes and forms, some of which we fail to notice. Prejudices and discrimination are all aroundContinue reading “ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY: WHY WE MUST VIEW EACH OTHER AS EQUALS”

20 Things to do this lockdown

In England, the announcement was made on 22nd February that there is an end to this Corona-Virus lockdown 3.0. After almost a year now living with the pandemic, Boris Johnson and his team have finally – yes, finally – outlined a plan of when we can get out and see each other again. I don’tContinue reading “20 Things to do this lockdown”

The Honest Opinion of a Student During The Pandemic.

If you were to ask any student how they are finding online learning, the majority would probably answer with something like this: “I hate it.” 8o’clock until 4o’clock we sit in front our screens taking notes for exams that are unlikely to go ahead. The monotony is utterly draining. We are expected to fit inContinue reading “The Honest Opinion of a Student During The Pandemic.”

Oxbridge Applications this year

If you didn’t know, I applied to Oxford University for 2021 to read German and Linguistics, but unfortunately I did not get accepted. I was a little disappointed but I wasn’t massively upset by this news, because I know that I’ve done my best to get to the interview stage alone – anyway it’s anContinue reading “Oxbridge Applications this year”