Archive for May, 2014


My year 10 students have been issued with a challenge: to perform poetry. Whether they are writing their own poem or using another, well known poem, the remit is clear: perform it! Any media, any poem. I’m looking forward to seeing the results.
For inspiration check out this link:

Keeping it in perspective

Posted: May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s easy to become a worrier. It’s easy to blow things out of proportion. But I want to encourage all my students to take a moment to put life back into perspective. As the exam season takes hold, panic can set in. We can begin to believe that exam results are the be all and end all of life as we know it.

Now don’t get me wrong. You can have results or excuses but you can’t have both, so if you haven’t put the hours in there’s a chance things might not go well for you. But for those of you (and that’s the majority) who have worked hard, paid attention, read around the subject, arrived on time, made notes, asked questions, figured out how to hit objectives and given it your all, this is my heartfelt message to you… You can do no more. If you have done your best, then come what may, you can hold your head up high.

I recently lost a dear friend after a long battle with cancer. We met at secondary school and I miss her every day. But her death has helped me to realise two very important things: friendships that you make at school are the most precious you will ever have. Secondly, there are more important things in life than the things we worry about today, however big they seem. All things pass, and in just a few short weeks you will all be beginning a new chapter.

Wishing you all the very best during this exam season,
Mrs G x