Category: Sixth Form

Andrew Burdett's X-ray showing the broken scaphoid in his hand.

My Broken Wrist: The Full Story – 28 May 2014

Changing gear on my bike, my chain locked up and threw me off. Beneath me, my bike slid right across the road, twisting the handlebars and bending the derailleur. Picking myself off the floor, I brushed myself down, but my suit was ruined – and my wrist was feeling strange.

Sarah Donlon and Andrew Burdett speaking at Furze Platt Senior School's Celebration Evening in September 2013.

My Speech: FPSS Open Evening – 3 October 2013

“I arrived at Furze Platt as an unhappy little boy: truth be told, I didn’t really want to be here. I’d said goodbye to my favourite teachers; some of my best friends had gone to other schools; and – worst of all – I’d forgotten my packed lunch. Seven years later, I’ll be leaving as a truly content young men, thanks to a wealth of experiences offered to me by the school.”

Furze Platt Shake: Making Of and Reaction – 4 March 2013

As the Furze Platt Harlem Shake video notches up 5.5k views, I reflect on the great reaction the video received on Twitter. In a world in which spontaneity is increasingly hampered by risk assessment and bureaucracy, it was refreshing to see this video pulled off so successfully, so quickly.