Darkness My Friend

By Jayden Burt, 8J

I was only twelve when this happened to me. The shock of my life. When the truth revealed itself, but I won’t get ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning…

I was excited like every other twelve year old would be. Who wouldn’t be excited at the end of summer? Study hard. Have fun, no worries. Unless there was a secret. A secret that was untold.

I woke up on a Friday morning, school had just ended yesterday. I didn’t really like school. I had no friends. That didn’t stop me though, I still worked hard. I tried my best in all of my lessons. Well in most of them at least. I hated science and it wasn’t the lesson I hated, it was the teacher. I know he hated me too. He liked everyone else it was obvious. So bubbly and jumpy it disgusts me.

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The Greatest Showman Review

The Greatest Showman is about P.T.Barnum, a man who worked in an office, only to find it closes down due to a Chinese ship sinking, making him sell it for a building to open his own “museum of curiosities.” After certain events, he hires “freaks” to join his museum, calling it a circus after a reviewfrom the mst critical of all critics. After a turn of events and a memorable amount of songs, The Greatest Showman is sure to be the movie of the year.

T. Barnum was a real man, although the movie isn’t actually factually correct. First of all, P. T. Barnum was not 40 when he opened the circus, he was 70. Additionally in real life, he lost his wife due to an unknown illness. People tend to say he was an evil man; a villain, but you can make your own mind up!

If you’re looking for a good sing-a-long you must see this masterpeice of a film which we definitely recommended to everyone. You will leave singing your heart out!


By Eva Dunphy and Izzy Ellerbrook, 6C

Thor Ragnarok Review

The amazing Chris Hemsworth has recently starred in the amazing Thor Ragnarok. So far, Hemsworth has been in 6 Marvel movies throughout the years. Here is the fantastic list of movies: Thor, Avengers, Thor: The dark world, Avengers age of Ultron, Doctor Strange and obviously, Thor Ragnarok!

Here is what happens: imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk his foe and his fellow Avenger.Thor’s mighty quest for survival leads him in a race against the powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world asgard.

Also, Chris is given a haircut in the movie which includes a cliche with Stan Lee- the creator of Marvel- as the barber.

Of course, the movie isn’t just starring Hemsworth, here are some other people you may know and recognise: Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Taika Waititi as Corg, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and many more.


To sum up Thor Ragnarok is an outstanding movie with its action and humour, I believe that this movie is a must see!

Jack Kirby, 7H


This movie is about a middle school boy who has facial disfigurements. He didn’t want to start school but got forced by his parents in Year 5, when everyone started a new school in Year 5.

As you can see from the image above me….He received an astronaut helmet for Christmas and had always worn it since, until his dad said ‘You lost it’. Which he hadn’t, his dad just hid it in his office. Auggie (August) Pullman is ten years old. He loves Xbox, his dog, Daisy, and he really loves Star Wars. His favourite character is Jango Fett, and he used to have a small braid in the back of his head like a Padawan Jedi apprentice. His favorite holiday is Halloween, and his birthday is October 10th.

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A Christmas Miracle!

Chapter 1

Midnight. It was December 1st 2007; a dark morning. Clouds and fog were everywhere suffocating the houses, windows frosted from the cold air, crunchy grass made up from the cold frost that lingered in the air. The roads were empty, a deserted island where no one dared to place foot on. Snow started falling, it fell on all the empty spaces, white, no footprints. Was this place abandoned? Then a crash came from a tall house.

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Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Crow, Book Review

Nevermoor isa brilliant book. I am giving it a five out of five. I would highly recommend this book by Jessica Townsend. Exploring the genres of adventure, children and fantasy: if you like Harry Potter you will love this. Jessica wrote this in her early 30’s.

When Morrigan Crow is destined to die on her 11th birthday she gets saved by Captain Jupiter North whose talent is to be witness and can see anything that happens anywhere in the world. Jupiter’s grandson is also a witness but he doesn’t like it so he wears an eyepatch  to stop him seeing the stuff. The ending is very happy in some places but sad in other.

96% of Google users liked this book

By Evan Johnson, 6C


When the trenches come to life!

A war poem by Abigail Murray, 8J

The larks have stopped whistling,
My brain is thinking of home,
While singing songs waiting for our time,
To go home!
Walking through the trenches with my hand on my heart,
When all i can see are the kindling eyes in the dark.
People around me screaming in pain,
And who will be next to play the brutal game?
Bullets are flying all around with people lying on the ground,
What has happened to our life, are we even going to survive?
Our youth has passed over with no games or fun,
And now all i want to hear is the cheers to say we have won!

Paddington 2 – A Magnificent Movie Review

Paddington 2 has been long awaited, following the heart grabbing first movie ‘Paddington’. But, was it really worth the wait…?

Paddington 2 was based around Paddington bear living his new life in London. But, not everything is pawfect for the cute bear.  The plot has brought memories to many viewers, from both of the ‘Rio’ films.

Paddington has forgotten his Aunt Lucy’s 70th Birthday present, and when he finds the perfect gift in an old antique shop, he realises that there may not be a perfect birthday present, as a London Pop-up Book costs a lot of money. But, somebody else has found this, and they’ll happily spend a lot of money to take it from its place.

In Paddington 2, most of our favourite family characters return to take us on the journey of adventure, alongside Paddington. But, can Paddington make friends with some gruelling prison inmates? Can he save them from hunger?

89% of Google users who took part in a survey enjoyed this just like me. There is a 5/5 from critical Empire. Paddington 2 has really grabbed our hearts. But, what do we think..?

Overall, I would give Paddington 2 a 9.5/10 star rating. This is due to the ending, which I think could have been improved by extending it, or keeping us hanging on the edge of our comfy cinema seats until we receive another sequel – or another book.

I would recommend this film to anyone who is wanting to have a good old gut chuckle.  It will keep you laughing, crying and singing all the way.

By Ethan Coulson, 6L