St. Michael’s Triumph Again: Senior Sports Day Review

By Lucia McQuillan-Puccetti and Simar Anand These couple of weeks have been especially eventful for all students at St Augustine’s Priory. Senior sports day took place on Monday 26th of June and was a key highlight of the week. There were a wide range of field and track activities; from 100m, hurdles, javelin, tug of […]

Gustav Klimt Painting Sold for £85.3 Million

By Sophie Robinson On June 27th, a record was broken at a Sotheby’s auction – when a painting called ‘Lady with a Fan’ by Gustav Klimt sold for £85.3 million. It was bought by Patti Wong, who was acting on behalf of an art collector from Hong-Kong. This selling price was way higher than anticipated, […]

The LAMDA Showcase

By Eve Ward On Wednesday the 28th of June a LAMDA showcase took place in Saint Augustine’s Priory Hall. This event showcased the LAMDA talents and skills of years ranging from Year One all the way up to Year 10, and it was a marvellous experience. The audience was able to see a range of […]

Run for Cancer

By Homare Yomada There are only a few days to go before our school gets involved with the organisation called ‘Race for Life’. This organisation funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. In our community, there are many people who have friends or family members that have cancer. It is a great […]

The Victims of the Titan Submersible

By Natalie Hartley On Friday, the 16th of June, The Titan submersible set off on its expedition from Canada. It was a submersible that was designed to bring five people to 4,000 metre depths for data collection, testing of hardware and software at such deep levels and to inspect the site.  One of the occupants, […]

Is the Advancement of AI Happening at too Great a Pace?

By Lucia McQuillan-Puccetti Unsplash – Robot Kid reading his book In the last few years, AI (Artificial Intelligence), has been rapidly progressing and developing. Nowadays, AI is everywhere – from helping people with online shopping, to map navigation and even autocorrections. AI forms the backbone of communication, energy, health care, transport and the infrastructure of […]

Ealing Hospital Volunteer Has Seen Third Coronation at 101 Years Old

By Milly Saber At 101 years old, Beryl Carr, a volunteer at Ealing hospital, saw three Royal Coronations in her lifetime: King George VI in 1937, Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and King Charles III last weekend. Carr volunteers at the League of Friends Cafe at Ealing Hospital, and has done some celebrating of her […]

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Tiktok: A Weapon of Youth Destruction?

By Sienna St. Paul Scientists are growing concerned about the effects that the app TikTok is having on the brains of young people, and they are convinced that ‘TikTok Brain’ is a real thing. TikTok’s popularity exploded during the early days of the pandemic, where many people were struggling to find a source of entertainment […]

Year Ten Drama Exam

By Caitlin Gallagher – Rattan On the 22nd of February, Year Ten pupils finished devising their drama exam, a performance we had been working towards since the start of the academic year. The process involved picking a stimulus the exam board provided and composing our own performance based on that inspiration. We had to create […]

A Venture in Walsingham

By Gabriella Davies During the overlapping of seasons, within the freedom of half term, I managed to visit an area which is extremely close to the heart of the Christian Faith – Walsingham.  It is a place of pilgrimage within the county of Norfolk, and I have loved visiting the church here since I was […]