NEW AND EXCLUSIVE COLUMN: Poppy the St James ‘Agony Dog’

by Annabel Easterfield and Neve Thompson [FROM THE EDITORS: This is the first in a series of features in which Poppy, St James's unique new agony dog,  solves all your problems using canine wisdom. If you have an issue you would like Poppy to help you with, please write to We promise to preserve... Continue Reading →


Should Halloween be BANNED?

by Alfie Holland Halloween is a time loved by children and teens around the globe. It’s one night a year dressing up as your favourite mythical creatures or characters from your most beloved movie or TV show. Who wouldn't love that? Yet shop-keepers have been struggling to keep up with the high demand for sweets,... Continue Reading →

King of the Jungle

by Lasya Purohit THE ARTIST WRITES: "At the age of 4, I was told that the lion was the King of the jungle, and that was when I first wished to become a lion. Even the first letter of Lion and my name matched. Like every little child I drew what I liked – lions. Even... Continue Reading →

Bubble Exclusive! Interview with Adam Katz, creator of INANIMATE INSANITY

Abigail Ley has been a mega-fan for years of Inanimate Insanity, the cult-hit animated web-series. As The Bubble's official reporter on the wackier reaches of cyberspace, she caught up with its creator, Adam Katz. Here's what he had to say. (And check out the YouTube channel at You won't regret it.) How would you explain... Continue Reading →

The Beach View by Lasya Purohit

An original watercolour by Lasya Purohit, Yr 9 The high tide smashed against the rocks and the smooth sand was swallowed up by the shore. My feet were engraved in the soft sand as I walked along the bay with my family close behind. The boats laid on the sand bed awaiting for their owners... Continue Reading →

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