Back to School

“Well, children, here we are again.” Gerald Braidwidth, headteacher of Zanzibar, said to his students as they sat crossed legged on the wooden floor of the sports hall, ready as they’ll ever be to resume the school year, which wasn’t very. Eleanor surveyed her fellow students in the hall. She knew something was very wrongContinue reading “Back to School”

Eleanor Goes to Zanzibar

It was the beginning of the new school year, and Eleanor Peterson was already feeling self conscious. She looked around the sports hall at her fellow students sitting cross legged on the floor as she was, waiting for the first assembly. These were the people living in council homes, with parents struggling to make endsContinue reading “Eleanor Goes to Zanzibar”

A Trip to the Garden

Janet Janet Foster owed a debt of gratitude to Oxford Botanic Garden, and Oxford in general. It was here that her life changed for the better. Before she studied Criminology and Criminal Justice at New College, her life had not been very good. She grew up on a farm in Yorkshire, with her mother andContinue reading “A Trip to the Garden”

Eleanor’s Last Day

Eleanor Peterson’s last day at Castle Hill School was an odd one. It was odd for many reasons. She was leaving the school she had attended for the past eight years, the last year and a half of which was spent at home during a global pandemic, but it was mainly odd because it wasContinue reading “Eleanor’s Last Day”