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Fringe 2022: Head Girl- Review

Girl Next Door Theatre Company’s Head Girl is the tale of Becca, a teenage schoolgirl who has dreamed throughout her high school years to become head girl. To Becca, it is the highest status a student can achieve, but Becca’s obsession with becoming head girl has stopped her from making a life for herself out […]

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Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds – a case of consent and its wider implications

Last week the Health Secretary accepted the decision of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to start the vaccination roll-out for people aged 12-15 years old in Scotland. Beginning on Monday, 20th of September, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to young people. Jabs will be given in drop-in clinics and […]

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The problem with our education system: is art the answer?

Mark Wallinger, a Turner Prize winning artist whose work has appeared on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar square, has argued that schools need to give greater focus to the arts. Schools shouldn’t just be used for “turning out obedient economic units”, Wallinger says. He is one of the leading artistic figures to become an artist-in-residence […]

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From small town to big city, a journey of identity

The view from my family’s kitchen is of expansive hills, growing steadily into smooth mountains. My walk to school was 10 minutes at most if I kept a leisurely pace. I am from a small town. Each time I take a trip home, I notice more and more how far away things feel here. Empty […]

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Walk Swiftly and With Purpose

In this post #MeToo world amid the rising awareness of female social issues, Walk Swiftly and With Purpose brings us back to where, for many of us, it all began: school. A delightful and universally relatable production, Walk Swiftly and With Purpose excels in its aim to shed light on what it’s really like to […]

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An Interview with: Ball Pit Theatre’s Tom Foreman

Ball Pit Theatre are bringing an original comedy The Last Sesh to Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. The Student caught up with writer and director Tom Foreman who told us a bit about his play.   How would you describe The Last Sesh? The Last Sesh is a brand new contemporary comedy that scrutinises lad […]

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Interview: The Morton Players

The Morton Players return to the Fringe with their adaption of Evan Placey’s Girls Like That, a play looking at the dangers of cyber bullying and how a group of girls ostracise one of their friends after a naked picture of her is shared online. The Student sat down with cast members Briony Randell, Maddy […]

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Photoshopping school photos sets unattainable standards

Adolescence is invariably an awkward and uncomfortable phase of life. Gangly limbs and acne are the bane of many pupil’s school career, and school photos become a painful reminder of these gawky days. However, this could soon be a thing of the past, as the school photography firm Cardwell and Simons have recently announced that […]