Love comes in different shapes and sizes. It could be a male and female, female and female, male and male, or indeed any other sexuality or gender identity. Coming out, was one of the most nerve-racking experiences of my life. Even though I have so much support from my friends, I must admit that I … More Coming Out (Part 1)
A life with hemiplegia… where do I start? Hemiplegia is a lifelong condition and that’s hard enough already. Hemiplegia: this is when one side of your body is weaker than the other. It can’t be cured, although I do wish that there was a real cure to help it. So what can I do? What … More A Life with Hemiplegia – A Personal Account
Recently, I was thinking in a lesson about what Thornden School used to look like – how was it different, if at all, to the school we attend today? Then I asked myself, where better to explore and blog about this topic than Thornden Live, Thornden’s own blogging and news club? So, over the last … More The History of Thornden School
10 Weird and Funny Things (That Everyone Does!) 1) Switching to the cold side of the pillow Sometimes, you’re lying in bed and start to get hot, especially your head, and maybe your ears too. So, what do you do? Switch to the cold side of the pillow! Obviously, not everyone in the whole entire … More I Know… I Do This, Too!
Every young basketballer dreams of playing in the NBA one day but unfortunately only few make it to the top. Young prodigy Gabriel Nnnadi,13, believes he has what it takes to reach the summit of the game. Unlike most basketballers, Gabriel started playing when he was already ten years-old and soon he was introduced to … More Humans of Thornden: Gabriel Nnadi
Abbie Warrington, in 8KF, has proven that she is one of Thornden’s incredible students. At the age of eight she started training to become an athlete and has achieved so much since. Every week Abbie trains seven hours, to get to the level she is at now. One of her greatest achievements is winning nationals, … More Abbie Warrington – Humans of Thornden
Jake (right) was nine when he decided to teach himself a few tricks on his scooter. After years of hard work, he has recently competed in the Prevail Skatehouse Under 18’s Jam, in which he came joint second – a fantastic achievement as he is only in Year 8. He has faced considerable adversity on his … More ‘For Me it’s Better than Playing Xbox.’
One of Thornden’s rising stars, Lily in Year 8, has been learning Acrobatics since she was just three years old! She has represented England in high-end competition, receiving Third place in 2013 and Second in 2014. A truly extraordinary feat, requiring nine hours of training a week. Lily explained to us that acrobatics differs from … More ‘Acrobatics in an art form and a sport!’