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School sport and physical activity have always played a central part of my life. But activity has also caused four episodes of concussion: two sustained from school sport matches and training; two non-sporting episodes - one playfighting with siblings and the other from falling down a cliff whilst on holiday. So, with such high risks present, how should the huge enjoyment from school sports be balanced against these great risks?
Personally, I have never struggled with the word feminist. Growing up in a lone-parent home, I have been shaped by my mother’s independence. She has taught me not to be apologetic for my own values, and so, in our household the word feminist is never regarded as an insult, rather it is considered as an empowering word in the struggle for women’s equality. The definition for the word feminism is ‘The advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of the equality of the sexes’ (from the Oxford English Dictionary). This meaning does not dictate that women have to be the stereotypical ‘man hating’, alternative woman, but instead advocates giving women political, economic, personal and social equality. Essentially, it advocates giving women choice in how they look, feel and view the world. However, throughout the years, the meaning of the word feminist seems to have been distorted. Even with my own choice of this essay title, I have opened myself up to teasing from my peers at school, many of whom seem to have the opinion that ‘feminists’ are men hating ‘femi-Nazis’. This is not just the opinion of boys with whom I have spoken. Many of my female friends are extremely reluctant to use the word, considering that it does not represent their own feelings and opinions on equality.
Communication is "the act of transferring information from one place, person or group to another through a common system of symbols and signs" 1. These symbols and signs come in a variety of forms, including sounds, movements, chemicals and writing, using which animals and humans both constantly communicate. Complexity is "the state or quality of being intricate or complicated" 2 In this essay I am going to look at the different forms of communication and assess whether communication within animals or humans is more complex.
Welcome to Hispanista, the first edition of the pupil's new termly magazine that brings you a step closer to the culture and language of the vast Spanish speaking world. Happy reading! Esperamos que lo disfrutéis.
Upper Sixth pupil Jessye Phillips is a passionate environmentalist and was inspired to write this spoken word poem following her attendance at the Extinction Rebellion strikes in London in April and march with XR youth, a fridaysforfuture strike in Exeter in April and most recently the Earth Strike in Bournemouth in September. Jessye gave speeches at the latter two and performed this spoken word poem at the recent school Yellow Hour.