• Hallelujah, Coronavirus Is Over! Well, According To Social Media, Anyway

    With the gradual easing of restrictions and lack of daily briefings, it’s easier to fall into the trap of letting social distancing slide because you don’t really know what the rules are anymore. This reasoning is something I can totally empathise with, only two households can mix indoors (at...
  • For the Love of (Safe, Legal) Beach Days, Just Stay Home

    Summer is the time of year when the human spirit becomes naturally rejuvenated. Cider-suffused festivals and caravan holidays offer us a respite from everyday responsibilities. But the longer we keep breaking social distancing rules during our current pandemic, the further such a season’s richness is going to flee from...
  • Cummings and Goings

    Cummings has certainly shown a disregard for the spirit of the lockdown, but in justifying his actions has he shown a disregard for the British public as well? Last Monday, the nation’s attention moved to the press conference taking place in the 10-downing street garden. The beautiful setting perhaps...
  • Secondary School Dress Codes: Necessary or OTT?

    I remember very clearly how it felt to wear a uniform at school. The ease of waking up in the morning and throwing the same thing on, the sense of school identity, and the copious amounts of stuff I could fit into the many pockets of my blazer. But...
  • 10 Revision Hacks You Should Abide By

    So…we are a month into the new academic year and you’re now wondering how time flew by so quickly? Already you hear students talking about upcoming coursework and looming exam deadlines. It’s only October yet your mind is circulating with the number of hours you need to set aside...
  • How much do school uniforms really contribute to learning?

    The head teacher of Bradford’s Hanson Academy recently caused a stir when she, rather militantly, forced a total of 248 students over a week to be sent home due to her crackdown on unruly uniform. Whilst her decisions can be understood, this incident highlights the stringent and too often...
  • Time to Stop the Clock and Right the Wrongs

    This coming season, the Premier League will arm its referees with the so-called ‘vanishing spray’ following its use at the 2014 World Cup to cordon off walls from encroaching free-kicks and prevent the taker from repositioning the ball. But, while this is obviously a step in the right direction...