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The BBC to visit Wrenn

BBC_logoOn Tuesday 8th March a BBC film crew will be coming to Wrenn to join forces with the Wrenn BBC School News Report Team to do a feature on vlogging which dependant on world events and the BBC schedule will hopefully appear on BBC breakfast news a few days after.
Watch this space for further news.

Why We Get Brain Freeze

We get brain freeze because there is the ice mixing with a your nerves that sends shock signals to the brain in our head. If you eat too much of a frozen or very cold substance it feels like you have a frozen brain but actually it is just your nerves being played with and the signals wear off after a little or long period of time depending on the intake of the cold or freezing substance and how long that you’ve been eating or drinking it.

By Hailie-louise

Be Wary, Not Scary

One of literature’s most important prizes has gone to a book called ‘The Bunker Diaries’ named a ‘vile’ teen book by critics. This is a result of drugging, murder, attempted rape and control, and, although it sounds very dark, I read the synopsis and I was surprised to find myself interested. However, some critics say that teen fiction is becoming too dark, despite the award.

A Wrenn School pupil called Amber says that “Children should know about what happens, and if something happens, they should understand.”

Similar to Amber, another pupil called Quddos says “What if it happens to them and they don’t know?”

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To be honest, I agree: Why should children be kept away from this? One day we’ll all be adults, and we might not live with our parents. We’ll be responsible, and we should be educated on the dark possibilities. Because, if they grew up thinking the world was full of unicorns, that we could go round to anyone’s houses or that everyone was our best friend, then, as tempting as it would be to believe, it wouldn’t be true. Although many people may disagree, and I respect that, making a child aware of the real, non-Cbeebies land, may protect them from what is really there.

Despite everything I have just said, I don’t believe that small children should be bombarded with these subjects. Things like swear words? I think that it is OK for them to be occasionally demonstrated in the right context. Not thrown about because it seems funny. It certainly isn’t funny when it becomes offensive.

Do you prefer a happy ending? Or a sad ending? Or does it not matter, so long as it’s a good book?

 

By Martha

Inspiration for the story on food banks.

Whilst browsing through CBBC newsround online I found a story that caught my eye as soon as I spotted it. It was about this woman in San Francisco called Doenice Sandoval of the charity Lava Mae who had got funding to turn a bus into a place where homeless people can wash.

Doenice was inspired to make the buses when she saw a young woman on the street who was crying that she would never be clean.

The funding came from Google’s ‘Global Impact Challenge’ which supports charities to help them impact the world. They funded the project by giving Lava Mae $100,000 to make the bus.

Doenice Sandoval hopes that she can get more buses converted.

I think that this project will be beneficial for all the users because it means that they will be able to keep a lot cleaner and be more employable as a result.

Think how you would feel if you couldn’t have a simple thing like a wash and always smelling? Try and do your bit to change the world one step at a time.

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By Meg

Galaxy Send in

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the moon or what you can find there?  Have you ever wondered if there is life on the moon? Well, England is sending a robotic probe to the moon. A probe is a machine (robot) designed to explore the galaxy, to bring back information about the world out there. In 2025 a probe will be launched into space. This mission is purely based on public donations. So far they’ve raised £600 000 but they obviously need more as the amount they need is £500 million. So that’s about …. Well a lot of pounds left.

I’ve asked students and staff from Wrenn what they would send if they had the opportunity to send an item or a being to the moon.

“A cat so they can jump around on the moon. I would also send mice to the moon so the cats can chase them.”  (Amy)

Okay….

“A wallaby because it’s different!”  (Tamar)

Well that sounds fun…Anyway carrying on

“I wonder if my sister would fit in there…” (Julia)

I wonder if mine would fit too.

“I’d send a picture of myself. Why? Because aliens would love me.” (Felicity)

My response: Funny! Great banter.

“I’d send a cow to be able to make moon ice-cream!”

That is a wonderful idea. I wonder how it would taste like….

And finally the responsible approach: “I’d send traffic because I hate being stuck in it.”

Okay, well I partly agree but how would one fit traffic in such a small compartment.

 

Leotel

Will it Snow

I have been to Bangladesh two times in my life.  I do not remember much about the first time as I was only three years old.  The second time I went to Bangladesh I was nine and celebrated my tenth birthday over there. The second time I went was for my sister’s weddings. The journey was really uncomfortable because I was wearing Asian clothes and it was very hot and I was not used to wearing Asian clothes for sixteen hours.  When we got to Mumbai airport I went and changed my clothes as I found out I was going to stay at the airport for eight hours!  At the airport I remember buying some noodles which were very nice but I could not finish them as they were too spicy.  We arrived at Sylhet airport and as soon as we exited the airport I could see unfortunate people standing at the gates crying for food and money. I saw my uncle and cousin waiting for us, we then got inside the car and left to go to my village. I was sitting directly under the air conditioning as we were going I saw a KFC in Dhaka which was very surprising. When we were next to my village we went to a restaurant and ate curry. Then our journey began again I could smell natural smells spices and the drought. I could feel the heat on my back and legs. In Bangladesh I would have to have a shower every day because it felt like I was walking in my sweat. It was really hot so whenever the current went I would scream because there would be no fan. It has never snowed in Bangladesh.

Christmas-What Does It Mean To Us?

When Christmas comes, near, what do you do?

Rush out to by presents? Start decorating your house? Or maybe even start writing cards?

The original purpose of Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Christ, but, like the buildings around us, the clothes that people wear, and the hands that we see before us, it too has evolved with time-but why? When you see people today, they are swarming around, heads caught in a miasma of time devouring, mindinfo (1 consuming duties that they feel they must do, whereas if you rewind 400 years, the people were mostly consumed with laborious work in fields. However, one thing they were lacking many years ago, approximately millennia ago, was science. Curiosity is in human nature, and without science or an explanation, they were more likely to believe in this religion. I’m certainly not saying God and Jesus aren’t real, but I would like to know whether they should both be believed. Because, why not?

Approximately a century ago, religion was viewed as a ritual, which left you without a choice, or opinion, a purely human liberation. On the contrary, the definition of a religion is belief in something that hasn’t been proved; possibly rarer than you’d think. Nowadays, people don’t even have time to consider things like this.

What is the point in religion without science? But what is the point of science without religion? Who says you can’t believe in both?

People have said that the purpose of religion is to look for a meaning and an answer. In addition to this, when you scrawl answers on tests, teachers always ask for an explanation on your answer.

As you read this, maybe you should consider this. Why not?

 

By Martha, BBC School News Reporter