Last year’s performance of ‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou was powerful and touching. The unity of the different languages resonated with the audience and the message of Angelou’s iconic poem. Even now, I’ve come to realise that this poem is a meaningful representation of the Wimbledonian spirit. To me, ‘Still I Rise’ summarises three key ideals at Wimbledon High School: the ability to overcome adversity and hardship, our keen connection with womanhood, and our connection to our different cultures.
I joined Wimbledon High School in year 10 and I didn’t really know what a GCSE was, but I survived them. I am in no way qualified to give advice, but here you go: the ten things I wish I’d known before starting my GCSEs…
I have to admit it. I am an unremitting lover of communist memes. Songs about the USSR to the tune of YMCA? That is my idea of high-quality content. But the internet has a notorious history of taking… well, everything… a bit too far. That’s all very well when the consequences involve impersonating a mannequin for a day or putting on 100 layers of foundation. But should we really allow a political ideology to become a quirky comedic trope?
I don’t know about you guys, but I always start a new year
of school with high hopes. “Maybe this will be the year I bring in all my
homework on time”, “I’m going to arrive on time for school every day”, and “I’m
going make the best notes so I don’t have a stressful time when I have to
revise ” are a few examples of thoughts that go through my head when September
rolls around. However, my efforts usually die within the first two weeks, and
pretty soon I’ve left my planner at home, and am desperately texting people
asking to borrow a history textbook. As it’s my last year in school, I’ve
decided to make a much more conscious effort to be on top of school admin this
year, and thought I would share my tips and tricks with you, so we can all have
a productive year together.