Reflection 23/08/19

Reflection 23/08/19

This is the end of the first week and we have been tasked to reflect. At the beginning I was excited to see my friends and since it was the first day we were off time table which meant that it was more about adjusting to the new environment rather than academics. The first few days of class were easy and hard at the same time as I was surprised to see that I had remembered as much as I…

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Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Throughout these past few years I have studied in many schools that have taught me different things. This has influenced me to be the person I am today. This year though I would say that I have grown the most. The transition from middle school to high school was easier for me than others as I knew a few high schoolers due to out of school activities and  in the beginning the workload was made heavier throughout the year. Also…

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Science MCQ’s

Science MCQ’s

😅 Q13 B That because it’s on the right side it should be thinner. What does a ventricle do? How would this affect thickness? Q20 D That an ion is not the same as an atom. How many atoms would Flouride need to have a full valence shell? Does Flouride gain or lose an electon?

Writer’s Fortnight Reflection

Writer’s Fortnight Reflection

In English class we were given the task of commenting on this question; “Our student-writers rose to the challenge, producing authentic, responsible and powerful pieces.”  I believe that Writer’s Fortnight really changed a lot of people’s insights into issues that might not affect us. Lots of people came in with one mindset and left with another. In some cases, students came out so emotional as they felt like the stories that they had just heard really affected them. With the pressure…

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Greta Thunberg Video Conversation

Greta Thunberg Video Conversation

In this video, we talked about the 16-year-old environmentalist that has shaken the world. We discussed the statement: “Greta Thunberg is an inspiration for young people everywhere on how best to harness the power of the internet.” Even though lots of people knew about climate change, and knew that it would change our world if we didn’t do something, the way she speaks has really given a new light to the topic, making people think more about how they live…

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Should the Term ‘Refugee’ be Abolished?

Should the Term ‘Refugee’ be Abolished?

During Writer’s Fortnight, I attended multiple talks and one of those was Joy Haugen’s refugee story. She migrated from South Sudan, across Africa and ended her journey in America. She said that when she moved to the USA she was always seen as the “refugee girl”. This lead me to wonder if the term ‘refugee’ is truly needed. The word refugee, according to the Oxford Dictionary is “A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to…

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Criminal Psychologist

Criminal Psychologist

During the writer’s fortnight, I attended 4 different stories from guest speakers. The criminal psychologist was the one as I have always been fascinated by the mind. Going in I thought that he would have told quite traumatic experiences and say that the criminals deserve to be punished in the way that they are but as a matter of fact he says that society doesn’t help former prisoners reform causing them to re-offend. The media has a lot to do with…

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Rescue Story

Rescue Story

During the writer’s fortnight, I attended 4 different stories from guest speakers. This one was about a rescue story in Myanmar. His friend was a Language student and was travelling the world trying to get people who spoke dead or dying languages to say a phrase in their language. That brought them to Myanmar. They went to this place were previously tourists were not allowed and they were the first tourists there in years. They went to talk to a pair…

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Cancer Survivor

Cancer Survivor

During the writer’s fortnight, I attended 4 different stories from guest speakers. This one was about a cancer survivors story. Even though she knew that there was a history of cancer in her family, when she was 30 she fell ill. She didn’t believe that it could happen to her so early. Very few of the family members that got cancer survived. When she said that she wanted to wait 3 months for a surgery that affected me because I thought…

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Refugee Story

Refugee Story

During the writer’s fortnight, I attended 4 different stories from guest speakers. I went to a talk about a staff members refugee story. Her story was about how she had to migrate from her home in South Sudan to Khartoum at the mere age of 2. When she was 6 she felt like she was stripped of her identity as she has to move to a refugee camp in Northern Uganda to help her grandmother. She left with her 18-year-old aunt…

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