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Climbing a mountain in the Andes – another experience to add to the list of what NOT to do before you die!

One of the extracts used by Cambridge IGCSE English language describes a journey to the Andes through Merida in Venezuela. They say that it was so amazing that they couldn’t think of enough superlatives to describe it. Well, I did the same…

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Young Vic – ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ National Theatre Live – Review

Firstly, I totally love the play, ‘A Streetcar Named desire’, it is as relevant today as it was when it was first written and performed. In production, the biggest problem is how do you beat Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh? Before the…

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Reinstate Speaking and Listening – give it the status it deserves!

‘Could a felt hat have the power to change lives?’ Is the first line of blurb of the book ‘The President’s Hat’ by Antoine Laurain. This relatively entertaining book is a series of four narratives exploring how a hat that once belonged…

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‘Burial Rites’ by Hannah Kent

The debut novel ‘Burial Rites’ by Hannah Kent is an engaging read, and it also offers us an interesting insight into the standards of literacy in Scandinavia. Kent recreates an era of Icelandic history with an engaging insight into how tough life…

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Institutionalised Sexism?

We need action in schools to support the sexual and moral education of white working class girls. The horrific accounts of the sexual exploitation of white, working class girls in Rotherham, in combination with the people who were paid, and failed, to…

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