A Lesson in Apostrophes

I walked into a classroom the other day and, as you do, went to have a look at the random mumbling comments on the whiteboard. What I found, changed my understanding on apostrophes forever. So for those of you who’ve never understood those weird upside down commas which float above certain words, you have now…

Indiscernible Graffiti

We’ve all seen graffiti, be it on the inside of a train tunnel or on the walls of a school toilet. In fact now days I don’t pay much heed to graffiti, however this particular piece was noticeable to me for many reasons. First and foremost, it was written in pencil. Pencil! I’m no graffiti expert…

Unnecessary Rows

If I’m perfectly honest with you, and I do believe that honesty in our non-existent relationship is important, this table would have functioned quite well with just two rows. But hey, rows are cool! It raises the question; are KS3 and KS4 actually any different?  

A Work Experience Chronicle

Over the last two weeks I did a bit of work experience. Exciting or what? Basically just teenagers diving headfirst into any given workplace and pretending they’re good at doing, well nothing. So I did my work experience at a Primary School. An obvious choice I know but I did it not because I’m woefully…

Roaming the empty school

Like the nice and dedicated little student I am, I have just come back from a second day of my half term spent in school trying to catch up on coursework. Well I say catch-up, I was never given the chance to do it in the first place as I am doing six hours a…

A Mock Interview

Oh I am getting old aren’t I as it was only one week ago that I had my first interview. Not a proper jobby interview just a mock one at school but still very daunting. We had known about it for month, the date January 23rd being branded into our brains however when its still…

Spot of Revision

Ok well hello to all you guys who either really love my blog and are checking for an update and also those of you who have been hoodwinked by Google and won’t even read this as you’ve probably gone already. It has occurred to me frequently over the last week that I haven’t blogged much…

Football in the snow

For the most part of the 14 years I have been on this earth, I imagined that standing in a field, soaking and covered in snow while a bunch of lunatic teenagers run around you kicking a football as if their life depended on it would be quite a horrible experience. However when you are…

The Note-Taker

Today was one of my school’s twice-yearly ‘Academic Review Days’. Basically it means you go into school, chat to a teacher for 15 minutes about how you are doing, and go home again. One of my targets for improvement was to make a summary sheet for each lesson I do. My teacher got a bit…

The PenPal Magazine

At school I am currently undertaking the ASDAN CoPE qualification. To complete this you have to undertake several tasks and challenges which you can undertake in any way you can. Here is the latest task I have been given: “You have two weeks to publish and book or magazine of at least 6 pages, which…

Thank you very much

Just a quick note of thanks to my ever supporting English teacher who kindly summed this blog up for me as ‘crap’.