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The Elderly: School and Childhood

Another great little interview between a Granny and her grandchild, again showing us exactly what Silver Robin is all about! If you’ve been inspired by what you’ve read over the last few weeks and would like to tell us about it, please have a look at our competition page. Although it may be hard to… Click here to read more

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Being Young in the 2000s

Marcello from Holland Park school has offered a balanced aspect of the digital age, with a analysis of his awareness and potential of technology. It is inevitable that life as a child has changed in comparison to your own childhood. Firstly, we have technology which from our perspectives is a huge advantage. Today we rely… Click here to read more

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Being Young

An analysis and pragmatic point of view from another student from Holland Park School, focusing of the potential and downsides of being young and wealthy. Being young is something our parents tell us to cherish. They say “being a child grants you some sense of freedom and right now you do not have to worry about… Click here to read more

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France 1950

Margaux from Holland Park School has kindly sent us an account of her Grandmothers experience of growing up in post-war France…..and it’s true what they say, you don’t know how lucky you are! My maternal grandmother lived in a small town near the south of France. She spent her childhood growing up in the countryside… Click here to read more

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Life as a 13 year old in 1962

An insight into the the huge contrasts of being a teenager 50 years ago has been sent in by Heidi. Might this help our readers to do exactly the same and send in their interviews? It came to me that life as a teenager in the early 1960s, 1962, must have been so different, yet so… Click here to read more

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My Grandma

We have a lively and descriptive account from Sophie, a student from Holland Park School, about her Grandma’s experiences in Russia. Meet my Grandma! Her name is Margarita and she was born in 1941, which was the year Russia became involved in World War two. A few years later after my Grandma was born, her… Click here to read more

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The Mystery Painting


A fascinating true life account written here by another student from Holland Park School, which perfectly captures exactly what we are trying to achieve on Silver Robin. At the beginning of 1939, Josef Delitz (my grandfather) moved to England to escape Nazi Austria. He came from a family of artists in Vienna – his father… Click here to read more