2020: The Year History Can't ForgetPosted on: 12/03/2021
Harris Federation is currently compiling an anthology of creative writing from students across the federation entitled ‘2020: The Year History Can’t Forget’.
Here's one of our entries from Rashida and few questions put to her about studying at Harris Professional Skills 6th Form. Rashida is currently studying the GCSE pathway, her option courses are Health and Social Care and English Literature.
She had built us. Ruined us. And then held us captive.
She took away our loves ones and left us with damage.
Our mentality had shifted into a dark place, hiding from her devious plague.
We concealed hoping she could no longer touch us.
A promise that if we had listened and transgressed from her space, a gift of freedom would be set in this place.
It’s a year now with not a wondering clue of why she came.
We blame China and we blame nature, but do we really know what caused this danger?
Her infested stigma will leave a print. A print that could lead to an historical spiel.
Vaccines and home remedies is what we rely on, to cope with this suffering.
But who knows if she came to stay. We pray that our sufferings don’t go on in vain.
Why did you apply to HPS6F?
I applied to HPS6F to better my grades. Knowing that I had an opportunity to be able to get the grades I deserved, was a great relief.
What have you enjoyed the most whilst studying your course?
I enjoyed the support from my teachers and learning new skills to expand my knowledge.
Have you had any challenges and how did you overcome them?
The biggest challenge was lock down and having to motivate myself. I achieved this by making a habit of studying and reminding myself of my future.
How would you encourage a student thinking of applying here? What would you say?
I would tell students that applying here would be the best chance for their future. This Academy offers opportunities to better yourself.
How have you managed to keep on track with work through lock down? Has it been easy or challenging?
Joining classes every day and doing my work immediately, has let me keep on track which made it easier.
Where would you like to see yourself by the end of the course?
I would like to see myself going to a sixth form and studying 3 A levels to pursue a health or medical related career.