Things to do before you leave school

Things to do before leaving secondary school

Many people believe that your years as a teenager are ‘the best of your life’ and that you should make the most of it. The National Trust have a list of 50 things to do before your 11 ¾, so, at Bluecoat Academy, the BBC reporters has put together a list of the things people thought you should do to make your time in Secondary school the best. 50 things was considered too much though, so the list states 21 things to do before leaving secondary school.

This list has been put together in the hope that students will be challenged to complete it, and that they enjoy the best parts of their existence. The list that has been drawn up might not be completely true, it is still hoped that everyone has fun and live this part of their life to the fullest.

Among the suggestions we have come up with a top 10, based on what students and staff have said. They are:

  1. Be top of a class
  2. Have a crush
  3. Go camping
  4. Bungee jump
  5. Learn how to cope with life
  6. High five every teacher in your school
  7. Be best in a subject you hate
  8. Watch a scary film at night with all your friends
  9. Trick a teacher

And…..

  1. Have fun!!!

We have made a film of us trying to complete some of these things…

 

 

The other suggestions for having some great and interesting teenage years are:

  1. Become a BBC reporter
  2. Read this list
  3. Get some GSCEs
  4. Take part in a school production
  5. Have a pet
  6. Go to school in a onesie
  7. Make a meal for your family
  8. Go to the cinema with your friends
  9. Hug a teacher
  10. Go abroad or on a trip with school
  11. Do the Duke of Edinburgh award

It is advised not to do any serious pranks or damage to your school as you will get in big trouble and could get your GCSEs taken away from you.

The article: written by Hannah

The film: done by Jill, Hannah and Avila; edited by

Running Wild

Long distance runners Abbie and Jess are the hottest topic! Only 13 years old and they’re running long distance, short distance, any distance you want! They thrive in marathons and cross-country and are both looking forward to moving onto the next step. Abbie came 17th in a cross-country competition in the East Midlands. Now that’s something to be proud of. She first started running in the later years of primary school after being nominated for an athletics competition. She now runs for a hobby inside and outside of school competing in many competitions and fun-runs. As for Jess she also started in primary school but not getting into running seriously until starting at Bluecoat. She also enjoys fun-runs which she competes in yearly. We also interviewed others on their thoughts of the topic: “I love running!” etc.

Check our interview with them here.

The article was written by: Gurleen and Beth from the Bluecoat Academy!

Akinator Can Read Your Mind

Game review

Akinator Can Read Your Mind

We tested this game today and it was so amazing. The game gets you to think of a character and the Akinator will try and guess who or what you are thinking about. To do this, the Akinator will ask you a series of questions which you can only answer using yes, no, don’t know, probably, probably not.

It gets your guess right almost every single time.

 

I rate this game

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I rate the game 4.5 stars because it is a fun game to try and trick the Akinator. I enjoy the game because it’s a weird feeling you get when Akinator gets your character right because you think he can actually read your mind!

It is easy to use because there are only 5 answer buttons. The layout is great because it resembles where you would expect to be, an Indian temple.

I suggest you play this game and see what you think. But be warned, legend has it that if you answer the questions incorrectly on purpose, you will take the place of Akinator in his lamp.

Running Wild

Long distance runners Abbie and Jess are the hottest topic! Only 13 years old and they’re running long distance, short distance, any distance you want! They thrive in marathons and cross-country and are both looking forward to moving onto the next step. Abbie came 17th in a cross-country competition in the East Midlands. Now that’s something to be proud of. She first started running in the later years of primary school after being nominated for an athletics competition. She now runs for a hobby inside and outside of school competing in many competitions and fun-runs. As for Jess she also started in primary school but not getting into running seriously until starting at Bluecoat. She also enjoys fun-runs which she competes in yearly. We also interviewed others on their thoughts of the topic: “I love running!” etc.

Will you sleep on this?

Your boyfriends will not be thinking of you in their dreams, but thinking about other men! Studies show that up to 70% of men will dream about men in their sleep. Barry Music Man states “I do not dream about men in my sleep, I tend to dream about both sexualities”. But is this the case for all men?
It is impossible to snore and dream at the same time. So to get your spouse snore free, get them to think of things before they go to sleep. That’s right; thinking of your favourite things before you go to sleep could mean that the specific thing appears in your dream. Crazy huh? Did you also know that 12% of people dream all their dreams in black and white? Is this the case for you? Do you know that you are virtually paralysed in your sleep?
Michael Materials Man says “When I was young, I had a recurring dream that a lion and tiger were chasing me from room to room. No matter how many rooms I went in and how fast I ran away, they would carry on chasing me. Then when I was much older, only a couple of years ago, I had a dream where a really old lion was walking towards me. I decided that this time, I would not let it chase me again. The lion then turned around and walked back into the trees.” We have researched and found out that this dream has a meaning. Chasing dreams usually symbolize that you are running away from your problems. What the problem is depends on what is chasing you. It may be a problem at work, or it may be something about yourself that you know is destructive. For example, you may have a smoking problem, and the dream is telling you that smoking is becoming a real issue.
You are worthless, you are pathetic and no one likes you. Ever had someone tell you this in your dreams? Well this is because you are being too hard on yourself either when you awake or in your sub consciousness. Or how about you’re walking down the corridor at school and people are looking at you in a rather funny way and all of a sudden you realise, you forgot to put your clothes on! Well this may be because you are trying to hide some or because you may not be prepared for a presentation or a test. If you are naked to yourself but no one else then your secret is unfounded or if you simply don’t care, you are happy with who you are.
Ever been tossing and turning in your bed but never been able to actually get to sleep? Japanese legend says when you can’t sleep it’s because you are awake in somebody else’s dream. Have you appeared in anyone’s dream? Who knows?
I hope you enjoyed reading this article but don’t think about it too much or it may appear in your dreams!

This article was written by: Gurleen, Beth, Abbie, Chantelle and Maya from the Bluecoat Academy!