Archive for February, 2012

February 21, 2012

Oxbridge

I haven’t had internet or 6 days! :O
Shocking I know, but last week, on Wednesday and Thursday, budding Oxbridge candidates from Forest School went to visit  both Cambridge and Oxford universities, for tours, to look around colleges and to see what life would be like if we were to attend.

I think it is fair to say that for many of us, the dream of attending such prestigious colleges are merely what we would like and not necessarily what will happen. However, this didn’t subtract from our trip to two truly stunning cities.

In summary:
Cambridge was a tiny city, more so a large town and I felt I knew my way round after 5 hours spent there. Nevertheless, it was a stunning city. It looks just as pretty as it does in the pictures with a winding river through the centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford on the other hand was a mixture of a picturesque and modern city which created quite a bizarre world. We were walking down a road and on one side would be a building, several hundred of years old, and on the other side would be a giant glass and metal structure. However it was still somewhere I would only dream of being in 2 years.

Over-all it was a pleasant experience and I can only hope that I will be at either place when I finish school.

Oh and thanks to: Bella, Velma, Ant, Ed, Will and Josh who were there for me and cheered me up when I was very poorly in Oxford. Much love to you all xoxo

February 5, 2012

Never a white Christmas, always a white February

It is becoming a tradition in London for it to snow every February but that does not stop us all being excited and swamping every social networking site.

Now, before I start, I’m no photographer, so any photographs included in this post is merely to help you visualise what happened today.swamping every social networking site. So here’s my entry:

 As I have complete Silver Duke of Edinburgh, I am now doing Gold, for which we had a training weekend yesterday and today. 90% of it was completely pointless but today we planned our route for our practise expedition in Dartmoor.
Nothing like chasing each other around a massive snow-covered field for team-building. We shall be walking around 20km every day for 4 days climbing up to 550m above sea level. Today’s day at school started off with a snowball fight, of course, which lasted around an hour and a half. My fingers were completely numb but it was so worth it.

Building friendships/snowmen

February 3, 2012

Sponsored walk

I am planning to go to Madagascar next summer for which I need to raise £3000. To do this, I have held a Krispy Kreme sale which made me 10% of what I need and I also did a walk of the central line from West Ruislip to Leytonstone… in fancy dress.

Guess what we were?

I did it with my best friend. It was horrible but we got through it, and hopefully I can get together my money.

Oh, also, we came 2nd in house drama if you were wondering!
Back at school tomorrow and Sunday for Duke of Edinburgh, no weekend for me then.

 

February 2, 2012

House Drama: Woman in Mind- Alan Ayckbourn

As I refuse to do any homework tonight, I thought I would share with you the fun antics that is House Drama. I am at a private school in London, where we are split into 6 houses: Astell, Baylis, Elliot, Fanklin, Hepworth and Kingsley- all named after respectable women. Over the course of the school year, we have various house competitions such as sport, music, chess, art, cooking and drama.

Excitement is always incredibly high as each an every pupil takes these competitions very seriously. After all, the overall winning house wins the Fine Trophy at the end of the year. Our school is like Hogwarts in a way.

The play needs to be between 12 and 15 minutes long, excluding lighting changes and scene changes but including curtain roll. It must be directed by the drama captain. The chosen play can be an original, or based on a published play (which is probably the wiser and safer option.)

So our house, Astell, has chosen a play called ‘Woman in Mind.’ Personally, I have not read the entire play so I could be wrong in thinking the following: The play is about a madwoman who has an imaginary family and a real family. The plot is based on the existence of them both, with the audience not knowing which is real, until the end of the play where all is revealed.

I am not an actress, and am only taking part because a part needed to be filled at short notice. But with an excellent choice of play, I am enjoying it and am looking forward to tomorrow.
I’ll make sure I take loads of pictures and keep you posted on how it goes.

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February 2, 2012

Round The Corner, Cambridge

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Round The Corner, Cambridge.

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