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21/02/18

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Exciting things happening across in language learning. Here is the new club, thanks to and funding https://t.co/89rPuad2JK https://t.co/9e4yzSakVV

21/02/18

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Fantastic talk from Churchill and Pembroke colleges, Cambridge, discussing the application process with keen Year 12 students! https://t.co/dcp9sB7PmN

19/02/18

Come to our Feminist Society supper club, Thurs 22 Feb restaurant , 5pm. Hosted by with special guests & . Light bites and delicious ramen! Proceeds to Find out more https://t.co/vq2s9hzlc8 https://t.co/nifpcFbEax

14/02/18

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The first ever Feminist Society supper club next week! Generously hosted by & with reflections from special guests & . All proceeds to tickets available here https://t.co/5k1Lfm5rDq https://t.co/ChKzG7ibIL

07/02/18

A classroom 'crime scene' inspires Year 8 to turn detective and think about how to write a great crime story. "It really helped me to think carefully about the different ways I could engage my reader”. Zoe, Year 8 https://t.co/2R3rCwfXEe https://t.co/YHoBzoySU9

06/02/18

Our Dance Company excelled at the dance competition in Stevenage yesterday, winning the best choreography, best entertainment and best technical awards, and coming fourth overall. So of our 23 dancers. https://t.co/i1oDIquETx

06/02/18

Why have we wrapped up some of our books in brown paper? To show Year 8 you can't judge a book by its cover, of course. Find out more https://t.co/lYNMDDmscn https://t.co/Xrs8YzqzzQ

05/02/18

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Y11 standing on the rooftop of LSE dreaming big for their futures of conquering the city! https://t.co/mr88PR81bl

03/02/18

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“Why didn’t the lecturer’s hands freeze in the liquid nitrogen?” Fascinating discussion with students on our way back from the brilliant trip to

03/02/18

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Time for the second half of the ‘Seizing Opportunities’ training session for our and leaders with . What is your ‘why’ for being an outward facing leader? https://t.co/xQwHBDUett

03/02/18

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03/02/18

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Life is most definitely what you make it! has given our and leaders food for thought. Own your excellence as nobody else will! https://t.co/nBUCCkjVK3

31/01/18

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31/01/18

Meet Harsa, Year 13, our first ever student to get an offer to study . “When I found out about my offer from I was ecstatic about what the future may hold for me. I want to use my knowledge to improve the health of the patients I hope to see in future." https://t.co/zNltjvQ9x5

31/01/18

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Huge congratulations to everyone who received their Bronze Award at a wonderful presentation evening last week and are now moving on to their Silver Award. Also.....what a wonderful cake!! https://t.co/zM5MZMuMyI

29/01/18

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First session of the new year with our Step-Up delegates !Today’s session is on & others. How would you get others to buy into your ideas for improvement? https://t.co/ZBHEbn02Oh

28/01/18

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Posted on March 24th 2017

Leah's Poem Published in 'Youth in Excellence' Anthology

Anthology

We're very proud that four of our students' poems are published in an anthology called War and Peace in Today's World, produced by Youth in Excellence.

They are Zainab Ibrahim, Leah Miwa, Lilly Mahoney-Moore and Mistura Aderibigbe.

Students from all over the country were invited to write a poem for the anthology but only a small handful were selected for publication. Leah's poem Concrete Paradise was judged the overall winner. We're proud to including all four poems in full below.


The Question, by Zainab Ibrahim 

 

What is it?

Suicide,

A heroic moment in history.

What is it?

An escape plan,

Jingoism.

You tell me.

You are all victims and perpetrators,

Believes and non-believers,

The cause and not the cause.

So you tell me.

What is war?

What is it that makes it so painful?

What is it that makes people die?

Why do we have it?

It is a flaw.

Or is it the true nature of human

Existence.

So again I say,

What is war?


Concrete Paradise, Leah Miwa

 

Stressed, compressed into my chest

she rests, depressed.

It's complex,

what five year old do you know in this mess?

Feelings pressed into silent distress.

It's not her fault

she can't be strong,

 she just...doesn't have an Adam's apple,  Even the sewage pipes laugh as she quietly babbles.

Let me speak of my assorted dreams,

prepped and baked in beads of damp frustration.

But we are unlike others,

it's bittersweet.

Because the cement isn't that bad and

God saves the meek.

We do not seek to speak of the harsh reality  our empty pockets hold grudges to our previous greed.

We used to  "need",

excess materials to slip into society's regulations.

Now here we are

with nothing to possess.

Some accept the unimaginable fate,

others would struggle

to survive.


Life without love, Lilly Mahoney-Moore

 

Undisputed perfection in all that she said, Sweet birdsong seemed to spill from her lips.

A graceful glow emitted from her existence.

The enlightening promise in a desolate world.

Angels and mortals alike were envious of her allure.

 

Joy is what she supplied me with,

A fulfilling feeling of contentness.

Whenever I glanced into those dazzling sapphire eyes, Nothing could be wrong in my life.

She was the epitome of flawlessness.

 

A sudden tempest. Thundering rain clouds and flashing skies, Disturbance raged above monstrously.

Persistent, constant, draining.

No calm ended the unforeseen storm,

Instead the velvety blankness was filled with agitation.

Sombre nothingness engulfed my weeping soul.

Unrequited devastation tore through the tapestry, Blanketing numbness gone, The beating centre of my body ripped to desperate shreds, I finally settled in empty resignation.

 


Society, by Mistura Aderibigbe

 

Hypnotised by my conjuring infantile face,  society welcomed me, loved me and gave me value.

Society protected me,

ensuring I was constantly cherished and adored.

For years, I remained under the detrimental illusion that society hid itself behind.

The words "don't grow up too fast"

endlessly hammered into my developing ears and continuously floated out again.

My naiveté allowed me to be deceived by society, until the entrance of the 'golden age'

of puberty.

I was now the prey of a pernicious beast that waited until I was ripe to pounce and attack.

Pimples polluted my once sweet and soft skin.

Thrown from under society's wing,

I am now left exposed to the true impact of the relentless world.

Some people reminded me of the fact that they warned me; others just left me to face the wrath of society on my own.

Sweet society has now switched

into a swirling storm of despair.