8th November 1605

Screaming voices, desperate prayers and the burning flames; as if they were snakes squeezing the life out of every victim. It had been just an hour earlier that I’d heard it. The fatal sound that brought thundering whispers of chaos tearing through the town. Looking through the window, I watched a cloud of blazing evil …

‘Insanity’

It bit at my mind, like a monster. It became me. It defined me. It was me. I could feel its deadly hunger, burning red in my eyes. Black spots filled my vision - filled my mind’s eye. Why wouldn’t they leave me be? They must know that insanity is the best medicine. The medicine, …

‘Quicksand’

The sky was painted gold. The fluffy clouds slowly drifted towards us while I held Beth’s hand. Everything was perfect. “Let’s go a little bit further - beyond the great pyramids, beyond where we’re supposed to go. I know that there, you can witness some of the world’s most breath-taking views,” I explained as a …

Zosia Does Poland

By Zosia Senska  So I come from Poland and have, evidently, visited the country many times. This year, however, felt more distinctive and that is due to several factors. Firstly, the journey in itself was… different. It began on a Monday morning; my mum and I took a train to Cambridge, where we took a …

First Prize German Poem

A poem by Jenny Hall. Deutsch Wenn ich eine farbe wäre, würde ich rot sein. Rot wie eine leckere Erdbeere. Wenn ich eine farbe wäre, würde ich orange sein. Orange wie der warme Sonnenuntergang. Wenn ich eine farbe wäre, würde ich gelb sein. Gelb wie ein Vermögen. Wenn ich eine farbe wäre, würde ich grün …

Dealing With Stress

by Katie Hawkins What is Stress? From a psychological perspective, stress is a response to encountering a threat (or stressor) that we do not feel prepared for. You may feel stress when preparing for exams or put into a difficult situation or even just having a lot on your plate.When your body is stressed a small region in …