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Not quite how most girls celebrate their sixteenth birthdays, here is an extract from the speech Malala Yousafzai made in New York on Friday 12th July just nine months after she was shot in the head by the Taliban.


Boston Two Explosions

Posted: April 16, 2013 by dukefrederick in general, news
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Three people were killed and 144 injured at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon yesterday when two bombs exploded at 14:50 local time.
The dead include an eight year old boy. As yet, nobody knows who was responsible.
Police officers provided first aid. Three people died and at least 140 injured. Also, the injuries caused was severed limbs, shrapnel wounds, cuts and bruises. These people went to Massachusetts hospital. Sadly, an eight year old boy was one of the people who died. (more…)

By Bobby-Jim Freddybon, Our Y7 Sports Correspondent

The Kent Festival Under 12s rugby tournament kicked off to an exciting start as Folkestone  beat Blackheath 5-4 to  as rugby clubs from Dover to Blackheath  battled for the prized Kent Festival Cup.

Both Folkestone  and Blackheath were hungry to game. The match kicked off with a tremendous catch from the fly half from Folkestone as he weaved in and out from the opposition. But then the full back from Blackheath dived at his legs taking him down like a tree falling in the the woods. The Folkestone James  inside centre picked up the ball and dived for the try line. He did his signature cartwheel . (more…)

Tottenham come out top in five-goal thriller

Posted: October 1, 2012 by dukefrederick in news
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Manchester United were denied victory in a shocking conclusion to September’s share of English Premier League matches, when they lost to Spurs in a thrilling match which ended 3-2 in Spur’s favour. New signing Vertonghen opened the scoring in the second minute bringing the spectators to their feet. Bale then put  the visitors ahead with a further in the first half. Half time came and Spurs had a two goal advantage. (more…)

London 2012 : Simply Amazing .

Posted: September 10, 2012 by rosalindayli in Event, news

When i’m ninety and i tell my grandchildren about London 2012 , I want then to know how it felt to be there , how excited we felt , how our emotions ran and how proud we were.

When London won the Olympic bid back in 2005 , it didn’t even register with me , I didn’t think I’d watch the 2012 Olympics but when it finally came along, I did. And to be honest I thought it was really amazing how London created such a overwhelming atmosphere and it just felt like the world had forgotten everything and all the problems such as the recession , wars etc we have and we all just came together as one world and enjoyed the games.
One of my best highlights of London 2012 Olympics was when Usain Bolt won the 100m and 200m final, I just think that it was the most exciting and overwhelming 9 seconds of my life when his foot steped onto that finishing line , although I’m not Jamacian it just felt good to see everyone cheering & smiling and supporting him although he wasn’t from their team.
Another thing I also liked about the Olympics was the fact that everyone played a part in the Olympics, of course we weren’t athletes but something as simple as giving tourist instructions played a part in the games.

God brothers split

Posted: July 17, 2012 by yodadore in news, Pupil
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Last night an explosive battle between the battle gods ripped the skies, leaving Hades in charge of the underworld, Poseidon governing the seas, and Zeus emerging as top god, ruler of the universe. (more…)

Will Smith’s in Town

Posted: May 18, 2012 by celiaayli in Event, fun, news
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I met Will Smith.
There were so many people there to come and see him such as the audience, staff members from the museum and so many other people.
I met him in the science museum in the I max cinema on the 16th May 2012.
Everyone was shocked, surprised, excited, happy and speechless. Most people asked question and made comments such as ‘I can’t believe you’re really here’, ‘How did you come here?’ and ‘Are you married?’
I didn’t get a chance to speak to him but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Will Smith has a really rich American accent. He was really friendly and a very happy and jolly guy.
I was really excited, happy, surprised because I didn’t know he was going to be there and I was over the moon. I’m really happy I got a chance to meet him.

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It has been 200 years since Charles dickens was born. Here he is ready to celebrate in front of the story of his life.

by:roo age:13

A 36 year old man known as Philip Alan Smith was found injured with stab wounds in Church Street in Barnsley, South Yorkshire on a Saturday afternoon. He was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital, but later died from his severe injuries. 4 men were arrested due to the 36 year olds death. Three of the men were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, but were soon released on bail. The other man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been kept in Police custody. Det Supt Andy Thompson has been making house-to-house inquiries for forensic investigations. No witnesses that saw the event have come forward yet, but Det Supt Andy Thompson urges anyone with any information to contact the South Yorkshire Police.

by The Giraffe

A funeral yesterday sparked controversy with Amnesty international as it saw a family who was burying their 24 year old son attacked by Bahraini forces. They were in the midst of dealing with protesters and then attacked the funeral with tear gas and tortured and dumped the family of the man being buried. AI have spoken on the matter and have said “The security forces must be instructed on how to use tear gas in line with international policing standards”
The family of a man who collapsed after a heavy volley of tear gas have said they were attacked by the forces on Tuesday near their home in a Shia Village.Activist are saying 4 people have died this week due to the armed forces.
This brings the death-toll to at least 50 since the civil unrest has started last year.