The E.U referendum is when a country votes to be in or out of the European Union. The country doing it this year is the UK! It is costing the UK £10 million pounds to stay in the E.U each week so I guess that money is a waste now! Plus we’ve been in since 1997. EU booklets suggest that this, if intended out, will disrupt our country for decades.
By Lucas Flight.
New Year’s Resolutions
A New Year’s Resolution is a tradition in the western hemisphere but also found in the eastern hemisphere. This makes a person promise do an act of self-improvement or do the slightest change. This starts on New Year’s Day.
The start of making New Year’s resolutions started with the medieval era, the knights took the “peacock vow” at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry.
Some of our school staff and pupil’s resolution’s
Mrs Joy: Walk 5 miles every day.
Mrs Devitt: Go to bed earlier.
Marikit: Improve grades.
Mr Burrows: Learn to drive and eat healthier.
Mrs Taggart: Eat healthier.
Mrs Clifford: Go to bed earlier.
Mrs Pulley: Carry on being perfect.
Celine: Work harder.
Freya: Try the hardest possible.
Mrs Nash: Run more often.
It will be interesting to see if by July, the staff and pupils have kept their resolutions and succeeded!
Molly Moon’s incredible book of hypnotism
Book review by Celine Ante
Molly the orphan comes across a mysterious book. When she returns to the orphanage her best friend Rocky has been adopted. She goes searching for him finding out he is in New York city. Now she has to rely on this book to get to him…
Would you like to find out more? It has a twist which covers you with a load of emotions. It has made me see the world clearer. I would recommend this book to 8 year olds and over.
The Birmingham bombings.
On 26th November 1974, 21 people were killed and 182 people were injured in a bombing at a local pub. This terrible event occurred only 41 years ago.
The victims of the bombing were in a confined space (some underground) which caused the smoke to affect their lungs. Any exposed body parts, such as arms and faces, were blackened by the smoke. When a bomb goes off in a confined space it causes very strong sound and force waves. They cause things to fly around the room and everything becomes a weapon even place mats. Force waves also shake the brain and cause lung rupture.
Six men - the so-called Birmingham Six - were jailed for life for the bombings but released 16 years later, in 1991, when their convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal.
By Amy Gault
On Friday 13th November, 16 children acted as some of the teachers in our school. The teachers/pupils which were taken/taking over were:
Þ Mrs Nash – Macy Minogue and Matilda Baxter
Þ Miss Farrell – Dianhan Wang and Chelsea Parkinson
Þ Mrs Carry – Kirsten Huelgas and Grace Grant
Þ Mrs Goodes – Naomi Nwokeji
Þ Mr Holloway – Morgan Glennon Russell
Þ Mr Burrows – Owen Joyner
Þ Mr Newbold – Heather Magee
Þ Mrs Devitt – Brogan Cobb
Þ Miss Hayes – Sandra Ramzi
Þ Mrs Farrell – Megan Docherty
Þ Mrs Taggart – Isabella Joy
We got some opinions from the pupils and teachers involved in this occasion.
Naomi Nwokeji in 6TD, who was acting as Mrs. Goodes for the day, said: “_________________________________________________________________**”
Mrs. Goodes, who was being taken over by Naomi, said: “Naomi was brilliant. When she rushed around, stressed, it showed me how I must look on a day-to-day basis. A massive thank you to her – she was extremely helpful and we worked great as a team.”
Macy Minogue in 6GR, who was acting as Mrs. Nash for the day, said:
Mrs. Nash, who was being taken over by Macy (and Matilda), said:
“They were good and it was fun. It was nice sharing my job and interesting to see what they thought I do as headteacher.”
The Greek gods by Lucas Flight
Year Three have been learning about ancient Greece and finding out about the Greek Gods. Here is a brief summary to help you…
God of sky and thunder. King of gods
Father of nearly all gods. Brother of Hades and Poseidon.
God of light, art and medicine
Son of Zeus, brother of Artemis.
God of sea, earthquakes and Horses.
Brother of Hades and Zeus.
Goddess of love, beuty and desire.
Mother of Eros, daughter of Zeus
God of the underworld, brother of Zeus and Poseidon.
My trip to Frankie and Benny’s
It all started with an enormous two mile walk.
Once we got there we learnt about the
history of this fascinating restaurant.
When that was over, we got our pizza bases and we proceeded to spread the tomato paste and the cheese toppings on the dough. They were soon ready to be cooked.
It took about fifteen minutes for a taste of Italy to be brought to our palettes. And they were delicious. A little hot but they soon cooled down.
After that we enjoyed a scoop of vanilla ice cream- wow, what a treat! We had a fantastic time and with full tummy’s we were ready to head back to school.
By Lucas Flight
Interview with Miss Lawrence/ School Cook
Miss S Lawrence is a school cook here at St. Brigid’s and compares herself to Gino DiCampo because she is outgoing and happy. Some of the things she gets up to when she isn’t working include: going swimming, going to the gym, and walking her dog, who is 16! She also likes going out for a meal, but if she is staying at home she enjoys cooking chilli con carne. Her favourite meals to cook at school are lasagne and Bolognese and her least favourite meal to cook is cauliflower cheese because not many children like it! In 5 years’ time, she sees herself still working as a cook – in fact, she finds herself cooking until her retirement! She likes her job because she wakes up every morning and doesn’t mind the fact that she is going to work that day because it is so enjoyable.
By Freya Cobb
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