From Shakespeare’s birthplace, Andrew Burdett presents his review of 2016, “a most dramatic twelve months”.
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A birthday in late-April is no time to hold a celebration (examinations begin in the early weeks of May), but two months on, my late eighteenth birthday party was blessed with wonderful weather.
Five years after the family hosted an evening boat party to mark Mum’s 50th and Harriet’s 18th, I picked this Sunday afternoon to hold my very own. With me engrossed in revision, Dad had done the vast majority of the organising, although I came up with the finer details: deciding on the menu, compiling the playlist, and suggesting a ‘Henley’ dress code.
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.
Half-way through Year 12, I review life in the Sixth Form and make predictions on my January exam results. Plus, there’s exclusive video content from the Furze Platt Harlem Shake production, and great photos from the school’s recent Guys & Dolls production.
After waking for the last time in Germany’s capital city, we all washed and dressed, and then proceeded to unpack everything we’d packed last night in a bid to save time this morning, and...
Last night, at 4 Marlow Road, my Bronze DofE group showed our projects to the assessor. My friend Jake Smith did a joint-project as a music video, and during the trip he filmed all...
This weekend, my friends and I completed the expedition element of our DofE Bronze Award, by canoeing down the Thames from Lechlade to Eynsham Lock.
COMING SOON_A taster of three upcoming productions from ABSstudios. I’ve just finished putting together a trailer for some of the films which I’ll be making over the next few weeks. It’s surprising how much...