Ellie Robson


Mental health report- State of the Nation

The first “State of the Nation” report was released on World Mental Health day, which took place on Thursday 10th October. The report is part of a shift in government commitment to young people and their mental health and is an act to bring together evidence on children and young people and use this to…

Arts, Venue

Tash Aw at the Autumn Literary Festival 2019

Tash Aw was the second author to join this year’s Autumn Literary Festival and was preceded by the wonderful Elizabeth Macneal. Aw was interviewed by Jean Mcneil, a prolific author and LDC school tutor. Aw was speaking to promote his newest novel ‘We The Survivors”, which follows an ordinary Malaysian man as he tells his…


Theatre on the Big Screen

National Theatre Live is just one of the companies capturing theatre on film and making it accessible for thousands around the world. Broadcasting to over 700 venues in the UK alone, NT Live streams a variety of stage shows, from Shakespeare to musicals, and most recently the stage version of Phoebe Waller Bridge’s brilliant work…


Women in Gaming

Many industries have a gender imbalance, with men securing jobs over their female counterparts. It’s no surprise that the gaming industry is one of the worst for this, with gaming employees and audiences alike being predominantly male.  One excellent example of this is in the UK, where 49% of men and 48% of women play…


Not everyone should have to go to uni

University is not for everyone. As a society we seem to be putting pressure on numbers, trying to increase the percentage of young people that transition into higher education, which encourages universities to set ridiculous intake targets year on year. Learning in an intense academic institution isn’t something that everyone can do, or wants to…


Genius in the making

Exams are notoriously getting harder every year, with this year being no different for the 580,000 who sat for their GCSEs this summer. One student who did exceptionally well was Janey Little, who sat her exams at Clevedon School in North Somerset and achieved 13 Grade 9s. It has been made clear by the government…

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