It was two minutes to midnight. Two minutes till the witching hour, when the ghouls and ghosts came out to play. One glance up at the castle on the mountain was enough to strike fear in your heart. Wind buffeted … Continue reading Dracula’s castle
A short story by Bree Dial I sprang high in the air, landing on the butterfly I had been chasing for hours on end. It started to panic, wiggling desperately. I paused. An overwhelming feeling of guilt and sympathy rushed … Continue reading The Woods
Alongside science, music, and literature, art is a quarter of the quadrumvirate of creative pursuits which I believe to be essential in, and to, human life. From an extremely early age art has a determinate relationship with us all, whether … Continue reading On the Subject of Art
By Joseph Sparke The final section of the escapades of the hero Sir Philip – as inspired by hiking through the Yorkshire dales for the Duke of Edinburgh award. Inside, torches lit the space, hanging from brackets along the … Continue reading The Tale of Sir Philip – Part 3
A scream wailed in my ear. My eyes flew open in surprise. What was that? The noise screamed even louder than last time. Was I dreaming or was it real? I checked my heart rate. It was thumping against my … Continue reading The Night has Eyes
John Fowle, an English writer known for The French Lieutenant’s Wife and other vintage classics wrote a slightly lesser-known novel: The Collector. Yet, this does not mean it wasn’t profoundly influential. Quite the opposite. The book is split into two … Continue reading Fowle Play: The Destructive Power of the Novel
From the lockdown achieves, by Joseph Sparke A continuation of the tale of the brave sir Philip, journeying to a dark tower he can see only in the distance. Inspired by the landscape of the Yorkshire dales. “Sir Philip,” a … Continue reading The Tale of Sir Philip – Part 2
Sixth form student Charlotte Farmer has won the BMDS Lockdown Photography competition. The aim was to explain in a single, visual representation what the lockdown meant to you. It was open to all media students in Year 10 and above. … Continue reading Bennett Memorial Lockdown Photo Competition
By Joseph Sparke. This short story was written as part of my Duke of Edinburgh venture project. It’s inspired by the landscape of the picturesque (but chilly) Yorkshire Dales. Sir Philip staggered across the barren moor, feet sinking into … Continue reading The Tale of Sir Philip – Part 1.
By Yasmin Malik This article is a summary of my findings from a research paper of approximately 3500 words that I conducted for my A-level history wider reading. After listening to an episode of The History Hour podcast from the … Continue reading Can demilitarisation work in the 21st century?