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19/10/18

Masterclasses running this half term can be found via the below link: https://t.co/DRfZ0kojaH

19/10/18

If you haven't already done so, why not read the weekly 'must read' books - our next one is a spine-tingling thriller by Sue Wallman. https://t.co/1t6MfcKLJk

19/10/18

Mindfulness this week continues with a NNJR of how stress and feeling anxious, affects the body. Students will cover meditation exercises and the benefits of these exercises for young people. https://t.co/fbN0cRy85A

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18/10/18

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The action continues in the labs of with the trainees completing a different set of practicals. https://t.co/RJNCdOe04A

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Our trainees are in labs at practising the GCSE required practical tasks. Today they are scientists, biologists, chemists, physicists... and amazing, all at the same time. https://t.co/ZavtnJc1AC

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17/10/18

HGABR are teaming up with the Bromley Rotary Club as part of the Youth Awards 2018. https://t.co/XzuuoR72ZO

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Quote of the week: "Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." George Washington

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Try your hand at our other math's tutor programme challenges this week. https://t.co/RLmPX31r5O

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This weeks group read item is about the news item surrounding judges that are in line for a £60k pay rise. Students will be asked to summarise the main points of the article and discuss their thoughts in groups. https://t.co/A1pvhJg325

16/10/18

Y11 Mock exams are coming up after the half term, so don't forget to put into practice your NNJR revision techniques.

15/10/18

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15/10/18

Reflections this week is looking at the use of stereotypes and how this effects peoples perception in regards to the workforce and other areas. https://t.co/AwGPN5bXC2

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Posted on May 14th 2018

Book Review - One Day

One Day, by David Nicholls

 

Dexter and Emma meet on their last day of college, in England, in 1988 and share experiences over their lifetime; sometimes together but mostly apart. Each chapter of this book tells the story of the same day over a twenty year period, July 15th, St. Swithin’s Day

The novel visits these characters lives, year on year, following their geographical relationship as well as their emotional one. The two are somehow always tied together, whether just thinking of the other or in some other tether. As with all stories with a similar theme, the reader knows that they should be together, long before this happens.

At first glance the story strikes a surprisingly similar note to that of ‘When Harry Met Sally’, with a similar format to that of ‘Same time, Next Year’. However, well before the half way mark, it is clear that this story develops away from these, becoming a story of its own; with descriptions and dialogue giving great laugh out loud moments.

Although a funny read, the actual subject matter is not uplifting as it often seems that the characters are determined to be unhappy – especially with the ending leaving me both shocked and unsatisfied (don’t worry, no spoiler alert).

‘One Day’ (a popular selection for club books), is an enjoyable read that is likely to keep you wanting to see how the story of Dexter and Emma plays out. The writing and characterisations are excellent. As long as you go into this book not thinking it’s an upbeat, heart-warming tale, you probably won’t be disappointed.

NB: The author has developed a screenplay from the book and the feature film ‘One Day’ was released in 2011 starring some recognisable actors.

 

By Melisa - Year 9