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Episode 5: Winning with Ms Woollett
In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the idea of winning in fiction, reads some William Ernest Henley, and interviews Bede's Co-Curricular Deputy Head Ms Rachael Woollett. As well revealing her favourite novels, Ms Woollett opens up about her life before Bede's and discusses the importance of learning outside of the classroom - all before Mr Vaux has another brief chat with the podcast's Year 10 producer, Michael...
Episode 4: Inciting Incidents with Mr Lewis
In this bumper-length episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores what makes for a good story hook, reads some Robert Frost, and interviews Bede's Principal Deputy Head Mr Jerry Lewis. As well learning about Mr Lewis' life before Bede's, we discuss the complexities of pastoral care and mental health in schools, and chew over Mr Lewis' favourite novels, all before having another brief chat with Michael, our trusty Year 10 producer.
Episode 3: Heatwaves with Mr Tuson
In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the motif of heatwaves, reads some Shakespeare, and interviews Bede's Academic Deputy Head Mr John Tuson. As well learning about Mr Tuson's life before Bede's, we discuss his favourite novels - and then have another brief chat with episode producer (and Year 10 pupil) Michael.
Episode 2: Endings with Molly Fisher-Newton
In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the tricky business of endings, reads some W.B. Yeats, and interviews Lower Sixth pupil and winner of the Senior Prize in the Bede's 2018 Writing Competition Molly Fisher-Newton. As well as exploring Molly's favourite novels, the episode features a reading of Molly's award-winning poem Secrets by Lower Sixth Former Tom McGovern - and another brief chat with episode producer (and Year 9 pupil) Michael.
Small Island Stories: Light in the Dark by Holly Bromley
Lower Sixth pupil Tom McGovern reads Light in the Dark by Bede's pupil Holly Bromley, who is in the First Year (Year 9). The story won the Junior Prize in this year's school-wide creative writing competition Altered States, a contest which welcomed work from children in all year groups at Bede's, with prizes awarded at the end of the Spring Term.
Small Island Stories: Greek Violin by Holly Bromley
Lower Fifth (Year 10) pupil Nathan De Silva reads Greek Violin, a short story by Bede's pupil Holly Bromley. The piece won the 2017-18 First Year Travel Writing competition, which was presented in the Autumn Term by Sara Wheeler, fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and author of several books including Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica.
Episode 1: Summer with Holly Bromley
In this introductory episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the theme of summer, reads some William Blake, and interviews Year 9 pupil and winner of the Junior Prize in the Bede's 2018 Writing Competition Holly Bromley. As well as exploring Holly's favourite novels, the episode features readings of extracts of Holly's work by Year 10 pupil Nathan De Silva, Lower Sixth Former Tom McGovern, and a brief chat with episode producer (and Year 9 pupil) Michael.