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The power of story

I think I have always been aware of the power of story. When I was a young chap I used to make up tales of heroism and great deeds, of spaceships and monsters of the deep. I was aware of the joy that I felt in creating these tales, and aware also of the effect… Click here to read more

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Your Easter stories

Happy Easter! For our loyal readers and followers, we start with Good Friday with three different accounts from Silver Robin readers. Firstly Avril chats to our readers about religious, school days, egg hunting and the modern commercial aspects of Easter, followed by further memories and thoughts about the festive season.

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Advent Calendar

Pupils from Holland Park Comprehensive chat to the older generation about Christmas. December 1st For the first advent, this is a lively conversation with Clementine Yates with her Grandmother about Christmas presents! December 2nd For the second advent, Clementine Yates continues her conversation with her Grandmother about Christmas. December 3rd For the third advent, Clementine… Click here to read more

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Me and my National Service

Reflecting on his pre- and Army days, Brian Jarvis, 81, also recollects how moved he was by the 1969 film, Oh What a Lovely War. Its bitter-sweet reflections of WW1, and British attitudes and patriotism prevailing then, is often sentimental yet so evocative of songs that helped morale, and is now one of music’s lost… Click here to read more

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Letter Writing

The clocks have gone back and as the inevitable seasonal change approaches, the longer nights start to draw in. So, what better time to recall the art of letter writing? Esme has written this account on the joy of the written word and hopefully it will inspire you to pick up your quill ink pen,… Click here to read more

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Marianne’s journey through Europe

Marianne speaks candidly to Taia about her experiences of being a 20 year old Hungarian refugee, she tells us about seeking a better life towards the tail end of World War II. This has been recorded into two parts, the first documents the trials and tribulations of the journey travelling through Europe, the second installment… Click here to read more

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Living life within a life

We have a great account sent in via email from Brian about being a full time carer, dealing with the emotional aspects but also reflecting on his thoughts about the experiences. A mere male’s story Being a full-time carer, at home, to one’s long-term partner, can be considered a privilege, whether decline and death ends… Click here to read more

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Rocket Man

Below is a small article from friend of Silver Robin, Glenys Newton, about a refugee friend who has found success on our shores… I have been volunteering with refugees in the UK, France and across Europe for the past two years now. In that time, I have been lucky enough to meet some of the… Click here to read more

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My Granny lives over the Ocean

As our competition is drawing to an end, we are going to put some of the entries up on the Silver Robin website for you to enjoy. This charming entry is called’ My Granny lives over the Ocean’ by Hannah Rose Howe (aged 11) and Gill Howe (aged 79) It is split into two sections.… Click here to read more

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Coincidences

This is another thought provoking piece from a student from Holland Park School, Ryan has written about his thinking about serendipity and fortune. He finishes the piece with a great story, which rounds up our contributions from Holland Park school. Please share and spread these stories, we’ve been very lucky to have recieved so many… Click here to read more