Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

I have found this review to be particularly difficult to write. Unlike the Dior exhibition I went to last year, I did not know much about Cristóbal himself or the history of the brand. All I recognised was the weird proportioned shapes that walk down the catwalk. Little did I know that such weird proportioned... Continue Reading →

The Definite Determiner

Congratulations to our very own Emma Fuller, Year 9, runner up in the District Round of the Rotary Young Writer Competition. This year's theme was 'A Different Perspective'. Emma took on a unique perspective in her creative writing piece, The Definite Determiner. I am the greatest. I can snatch something out of normality and place... Continue Reading →

“Arbeit Macht Frei”: A Reflection of My Day at Auschwitz

(Photo credit to Taka) Established in 1988, The Holocaust Educational Trust was created to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today. Chipping Campden School's History Department organised for two of our A Level students to be school ambassadors, traveling to Auschwitz to learn more about the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tips for Scoring in Charity Shops

There is many reasons why more young people should scour the streets for bargains in charity shops. It’s cheap, cheerful and my most wacky wonderful garments have come from the rails. Of course, you shouldn’t just shop for selfish reasons; Fast fashion is on the rise and what better way to reduce material and poor... Continue Reading →

Dear Molly…… (ten years later)

During July of 2017 my mum and I took a trip to visit old friends in Santa Barbara, California, whom my mum knew from working in a lab at the university during her twenties. It was therefore almost inevitable that when their daughter Molly and I were born within three months of each other that... Continue Reading →

Beat the Bah Humbugs: Review of RSC’s A Christmas Carol

Got the post-Christmas blues? Cheer yourself up with the RSC’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol which embodies the Christmas spirit- well actually it embodies four spirits... Writer David Edgar and director Rachel Kavanaugh give the classic cautionary tale a unique spin to bring Dickens to the stage- quite literally- with the perfect combination of humour... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Albums of 2017

With all the political nightmares, terrible accusations and tragedies we have faced this year, 2017 seems to be marked as a totally awful year. But from the ashes has arisen these beautiful albums which proves this year wasn’t all doom and gloom. So load up Spotify, put in your headphones, and forget about world issues... Continue Reading →

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