Students have been continuing their studies of bias and propaganda by reading ‘Animal Farm.’   We have seen how the ideals of the revolution have been twisted to serve the purposes of the pigs.  We are investigating how the pigs used propaganda in order to keep control of the farm.  In addition to this we will be making deeper links between the book and the events of the Russian revolution as well as discussing how the pigs set up a dictatorship.  Students have just completed an analysis of the techniques used in Old Major’s speech.  It was good to see that, on the whole, this was completed to a high Standard.