Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Homework 24/25: Shakespeare stuff

Just saying, all of the Shakespeare stuff is in my book. I just haven't been in class to hand it in :)

Monday, 12 November 2012

Homework Post 23: Attitude Review

On the 9th of November the year 10's were taken to the gym to watch a presentation called 'connected' by a group known as 'Attitude'. A man named Jordan came and ran the presentation, helping to educate us about the importance of staying safe whilst interacting with one another through electronic means of communication. We learnt many things, including how what you do now can effect you in the future, that everything on the internet is out of your control once you've put it there, and that you don't know what people come to school from.

Whilst presenting Jordan managed to get a tonne of laughs out of everyone in the room by incorporating many of his unfortunate yet funny life stories into the hour long show. Everyone was talking about the presentation long afterwards and the school was on a buzz for the rest of the day. It was enjoyed by many, and we all hope to have many more presentations shown to us in the future.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Homework Post 22: Shakespeare Research

Feel free to pause and read each slide, looking back I realise I didn't leave enough time to read some of the longer slides :)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Homework Post 21: Book Description

I've just finished a book called 'The Perks of being a Wallflower' by Stephen Chbosky. The book is set out differently to normal books, and is basically a series of letters written to someone only known to be 'friend' from a person with the alias of 'Charlie' who heard about this 'friend' from some of the girls at his school. Charlie begins his freshman year of high school a bit distraught because of the death of his only good friend Michael, who committed suicide several months before. He does not feel that he can lean on his parents or older siblings for support, because they never truly understand him like Michael used to. Charlie also explains that the only other person from his family he ever felt close to was his Aunt Helen, but she was killed in a car accident on his seventh birthday.

Charlie soon makes friends with two seniors, Sam, and her step-brother Patrick. Throughout the story, Sam, Patrick, and Charlie's English teacher Bill introduce him to many new experiences and the letters he writes show his growth. During this time a lot of different things happen ranging from school, to family, to dating issues all of which are documented in his letters. The further along you read in the story, the more is revealed explaining Charlie's current situation, and his past, all of which revolves around the fact that he is the kind of person known to be a 'Wallflower' (someone who prefers to watch life, rather than actively participate in it).

I love the book, and although it's kind of sick and disturbing and inappropriate at parts, it's still good :)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Homework Post 19: Poem

(A Sonnet, I wrote this before I read that thing you said to someone who asked what type of poem we should write. And I liked it so I'm not going to change)


Able to make imperfections enhance

coming away happy is unlikely. 
Never quite the same upon second glance 
it will make you rethink its loyalty.

Indirectly, the reflections murder

by manipulating society. 
Teasingly it asks, still want that burger?
A photo shop induced anxiety.

To question its views though, no one daring 

despite some distortion at its surface. 
Believing lies, and soon second guessing 
people kill themselves inside without trace.

Whilst razor sharp edges have ways to cope

your own insecurities hang up rope.