On Thursday 30th of April, Captain Tom Moore celebrated his 100th birthday, in a more unique way than most, by raising £32 million for the NHS Charities. His original goal was to raise £1000 by walking around his garden 100 times. He was given not only the traditional birthday letter from the Queen, but praise from royals and celebrities alike and around 140,000 birthday cards from the public which are displayed at his grandson’s
‘Moonrise’ by Sarah Crossan is a captivating and heartbreaking family adventure.
Robyn Bolger | Reporter Thursday March 1st is a celebration just for the bookworms of the world- World Book Day! It’s a day to sit back and enjoy a nice, relaxing book. Or it’s a day to re-read your favourite books and celebrate. Looking for a book to read for World Book Day? Look no further as below are 2 quick reads I recommend. 1. ‘Never
The ‘Slated’ trilogy was written by Terri Terry. In a world where all people who make mistakes that don’t appear silly or accidental to the Governement have their memories wiped, slated, cleaned of all memories of family, friends and occasions, everybody is under surveillance. Kyla woke up one day, in the hospital bed. She stayed there for a couple of weeks, adapting to her new personality
Robyn Bolger | Reporter ‘I Have No Secrets’, written by Penny Joelson, is a book which, in my opinion, is written from a very unusual and intriguing angle – from the perspective of a 14 year old girl, Jemma, who was diagnosed with severe cerebral paralysis and is unable to speak. When she was young, she was put in foster care as her parents couldn’t take care
Robyn Bolger | Reporter Everything, Everything was written by Nicola Yoon and is about a young girl who suffers from a disease which prevents her from going outside. When Madeline Whittier was a baby, she suffered a continuous series of illnesses. Eventually, she was diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency, which means she is allergic to the world. She has no friends and only her Mother and Carla
Robyn Bolger | Reporter Bullying is, unfortunately, one of the many problems affecting children and teenagers in today’s society. Anti-bullying week, beginning Monday the 13th of November, aims to raise awareness on the topic. There are many reasons why people may be bullied, such as: The type of clothes they wear Their interests (books, movies etc) Their hairstyle Their gender The way the person being bullied
Robyn Bolger | Reporter ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ is a crime mystery written by Agatha Christie and published on the 1st of January 1934. It was made a movie in 1974, a TV movie in 2001 and recently received a makeover for cinemas, released on the 3rd of November this year. Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective of all time and he can see what others