Captured in Poetry

By Layla Baboli One may read a poem because it sounds beautiful and poetic but one may not understand its reason, but words and phrases must have caught their attention if they chose to read a poem in particular. GCSE students, of course, analyse poems that have been written because they were told to do […]

Year 9 Drama Showcase 2024: A Celebration of Talent and Creativity

By Sumi Nakarmi  The Year 9 showcase took place on April 25th, 2024, in the school hall, which was a captivating experience for all. It showcased various talents and skills in the dramatic arts that the Year 9 students could express. The showcase is an annual event run by the drama department and is always […]

A Guide to the Month of Ramadan

By Rayan Warsama & Yara Aburaya Ramadan is a meaningful and holy time of the year for Muslims all around the world. It is not only a month that Muslims enjoy with family and friends, but also a time to appreciate and strengthen one’s relationship with God, and show gratitude for all blessings that have […]

Rediscovering Romance: Exploring Old Disney Love and its Evolution

By Layla Baboli In the magical realm of Disney, love has always been a main theme, captivating audiences for generations. From classic tales of princesses finding their prince charming, to modern stories of love transcending boundaries, Disney films have continually evolved in their depiction of romance. Let’s take a journey through the enchanted past of […]

GCSE Spanish trip to Malaga

By Lara Ward and Lily Young On Wednesday 13th December, students studying Spanish GCSE went on a residential visit to the Spanish city of Malaga. Accompanied by Mr. Alejandro, Ms. Gandi and Ms. Hales, we left St. Augustine’s Priory at 05:15 and arrived at Gatwick at 7:00. We travelled to Malaga airport, arriving at 13:30 […]

What Makes Reggae So Special?

By Rayan Warsama Reggae is a genre of music that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s, and has since spread to become a global phenomenon, known for its distinctive sound and cultural impact. Reggae evolved from earlier Jamaican music styles such as ska and rocksteady. It emerged in the late 1960s, with influences from […]

Nostalgia: a Short Film

By Caitlin Gallagher Rattan Despite Year Eleven’s chaotic demands and frenzy of exams and expectations, students Iris Campbell and Evie Ward were able to create an incredible thought provoking and profound short-film, delving deep into the theme of ‘Nostalgia’. A chance to reminisce on our bygone days, satisfy our craves for the past, and emotional […]

Year 11 Trip to The Imperial War Museum

By Eve Ward and Iris Campbell On Tuesday the 10th of October, the Year 11 History students travelled to the Imperial War Museum on a trip, studying the Holocaust within the Germany Depth Study. This included an in-depth look around the fairly new Holocaust exhibition, and some time to ourselves at the end to discover […]

Highlights of the Tate Modern

By Iris Campbell Being in London, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to the appreciation of art: and whilst there are many galleries, many would argue that the Tate Modern prevails. The year 11 art students travelled to the Tate last week in order to explore their permanent exhibits, in all areas of fine […]

Review: ‘Macbeth’ at the Globe

By Evie Ward In September 2023, I watched a production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ at the Globe Theatre. In this article I will be letting you know my opinions of the production and where I feel they could have been improved.  The play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in 1606, is a classic tragedy known all […]