COP 28: Do Climate Conferences Truly Limit Global Warming?

By Salma Kamar In the ongoing battle against climate change, the Conference of the Parties (COP) has emerged as a pivotal platform for nations to collectively address environmental concerns and negotiate solutions. However, the question that looms large is whether these conferences are genuinely effective in curbing the ominous threat of global warming. COP, a […]

Russian Trip to Tallinn, Estonia

Russian Trip to Tallinn, Estonia By Milly Saber On Friday 20th October, 2023, eleven students and three members of staff set off to Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, from Luton airport. We spent three days in the city, doing a range of activities which you can read all about below.  First Day: On the […]

Meet Petal – St Augustine’s New Pygmy Goat!

Meet Petal – St Augustine’s New Pygmy Goat! By Lucia McQuillan-Puccetti Pygmy goats are a very friendly small breed of goat which have become increasingly popular in the UK as pets, due to their docile and extremely sociable nature. They are considered to be quite versatile, and can be used to clear overgrown land and […]

The National Service of Remembrance 2023 at Cenotaph

By Natalie Hartley The National Service of Remembrance was led by King Charles at the Cenotaph. The Cenotaph is a memorial to those who died during World War One. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1919 as a temporary monument, but was replaced in 1920 with a permanent monument. His design purposefully does not […]

Is Citizen Journalism more Effective than Traditional Journalism?

By Lily Young In today’s society, devices and technology play a major role, not just in our lives at home (according to Federica Laricchia Statista, in 2020, the average person in Britain had access to nine or more connected devices), but in our lives at work as well. Now, it is almost impossible to find […]

Bed Bugs Bite Back

By Lara Ward Many of us know that bed bugs have become a huge problem in France, particularly in Paris; where there have been a vast number of sightings of these insects in homes, cinemas, public transport and even hospitals. Bed bugs are brownish-red bugs which are famous for living in beds and sucking on […]

Clampdown on Hair Styles in Schools Raises Concerns About Diversity

By Esinam Asima Last year, The Guardian published an article stating that some schools in the United Kingdom still do not allow kids to wear their natural hair to school, resulting in students being sent home for wearing natural afro styles, braids, cornrows, and plaits. The topic sparked debate in homes and schools around the […]

Sunak’s Conservative Party Comments Cause Debate on Gender Identity

By Sofia Diaz Lasting over an hour long, Rishi Sunak addressed the nation, highlighting key topics from the halt of HS2 leg to Manchester, to a gradual ban on smoking to boon the NHS and even the aim for abandonment of A- and T- levels. Despite these debatable proposals, a subject that caused widespread discourse […]

An Exciting Opportunity For All Cartoon Enthusiasts!

By Arlo Lo Calling all aspiring cartoonists in the senior school! From political humour to fantasy short stories, if you want to showcase your talents, here’s your chance. Please send in a cartoon or comic of your choice by the 23rd of October, and we will begin posting them up in the newspaper after that […]

The Titan Submersible’s Descent and Further Implosion

By Regine Tan On the 18th June 2023, five people were aboard what is known as the ‘Titan submersible’ for a trip to the Titanic shipwreck within the far depths of the ocean. A submersible is a support that is dropped into the waters unlike a submarine which can completely function by itself. Less than […]