Crufts 2017

CruftsCrufts this year has been better than ever before, with almost 27,000 dogs entering the competition and over 160,000  people attending over the four days. It definitely stands up to its title, ‘The World’s Largest Dog Show!’. Loads of different breeds attended Crufts. Here are some statistics from the event:

  • Whippet – 386
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – 311
  • Bulldog – 282
  • Retriever (Labrador) – 555
  • Boxer and Rottweiler – both 220
  • Border Collie – 352

These figures show how much Crufts has changed since it started in 1891, originally Crufts was just for terriers!

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Beauty and The Beast Live Action Movie 2017

beautyandbeastDisney are releasing a brand new live action movie on 17th March 2017: Beauty And The Beast. We’re all extremely excited to report this awesome news but we’re even more excited to watch it (I know for sure Jessica’s gonna go see it!).

When it was announced it would be released, the media went wild and were all desperate to know who would be playing Belle? Well, when it was announced that they had  casted Emma Watson there was some mixed emotions from many people, mainly they were very happy, but some only saw her as Hermione Granger. In our eyes, Emma Watson is perfect to play Belle and we are very happy that they casted her, and are excited to see her featured in the movie!

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Disaster strikes as British cruise ship destroys coral

cruisecoralTwo weeks ago, a British cruise ship took sail to the Indonesian ocean with hundreds of tourists. It accidentally destroyed extraordinary coral.

The locals are “devastated” at this news and say that the coral has always been a great sight to the village throughout the years. Lots of tourists visit the reef each year and will be a big miss. Around 1,600 square meters of the coral has been thought to be damaged.

Ruben Sauyai said to the BBC he was in “tears” after hearing about it, for he is a local diving instructor. The ship didn’t get the tide times correct and took the wrong course according to sources. A tugboat was then sent out to refloat the boat, but that just made matters worse and destroyed more of the reef.

People say that the British company should pay up around £1.7 million pounds in compensation. Lots of people are trying to raise money to repair the great reef.

By Adam, Year 7

The Rocky Monster Show

Hello! We are here at the very schools that are doing the fabulous ‘Rocky Monster Show’! The students taking part in the shows are from Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools. We are here to find out more about the show and here is Mrs Jones to tell us more about it now. Click ‘continue reading’ for the interview.

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Aitor Karanka Sacked!

johnMiddlesbrough Football Club have sacked Aitor Karanka after three and a half years at the club. Middlesbrough haven’t won in their last 10 Premier League games and are now left in the relegation zone, three points from safety with only 11 games left. Also, they are the league’s lowest scorers and got knocked out of the FA cup by Manchester City last weekend. Assistant coach, Steve Agnew, will take control of the first team.

Middlesbrough’s most dedicated fan, Mr Nicholson, gave us his opinion on the sacking: “I am very pleased that Karanka has been sacked because now, hopefully we’ll play attacking football instead of dull and boring defence. When Aitor was manger the games weren’t very entertaining. I wish that the new manager will have a lot of passion!”

By Abigail and Amber, Year 7.

Boys can dance too!

A twelve year old boy called Junior has been bullied for dancing.

His mum has had a lot of support, moved to a new environment and most importantly just ignored them. Junior showed the bullies who’s boss by dancing with one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Justin Bieber, and is now the UK’s freestyle street dance champion.

This really shows resilience!

Amber and Abigail, Year 7

Morpeth school is ski bound

skiFrom Saturday to Saturday, March 4th to 11th, thirty-five Chantry Middle School students and five members of teaching staff went on an exciting snow-filled, action-packed adventure in the French mountains.

The resort was the beautiful Les Menuires, only three hours from the French/Swiss border and the scenery was amazing! Les Menuires produces lots of photo opportunities all year round to cherish and love forever.

We interviewed Mr Hutchinson, the teacher who led this trip. Click ‘continue reading’ for the interview.

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Who are you inspired by?

There are many people who influence and inspire young people, people who others look up to and admire. Some people, like Malala, inspires girls and women all around the world to stand up for female rights. I interviewed some young people to discover who inspires them.

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