Anorexia, bulimia and high-achieving students
The SubScribe review of the papers yesterday commended the Times splash about the prevalence of anorexia among girls in independent schools.
From observations of her daughter's cohort at one of England's top-performing grammars, Gameoldgirl had suspected that this was also the case at high-achieving state schools. A friend who had taught at such a school for several years held the same view, saying that anorexia, bulimia and self-harming were common among pupils in years 8 and 9.
Last night SubScribe received an email from an elite university student who said that while the Times's story was welcome, it had fallen into some common linguistic pitfalls. Invited to write on the subject, she submitted the piece below.
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