School for Grannies in India

Women as old as the Queen of Britain are learning to read and write for the first time in the Village of Phangane.

For most grannies they get ready to go about 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Most they describe this as the best time of the day. They go outside to join each other.

They like to call themselves students of India’s most unique school. Aajibaichi Shala is a school especially only for elderly women. The school has only 29 students aged between 60 and 90.

One of women who attended said,” We were four siblings and our financial condition was very poor. Our father was a daily wage labourer and couldn’t afford to send us to school. “

Stories like this women is the inspiration of the school. The founder of the school said, “Many of our grandmothers were ashamed that they were uneducated. I really wanted to do something for them. So I opened this school with the support of other villages. “

The activities are not just in a classroom. Every student in the school has a tree named after them. Each one is responsible for taking care of their tree.

Another women,” if I was educated then I would have liked to be a nurse or a child care worker. “

But the school is empowering them in other ways.  Some said they were embarrassed to use their thumbprint as their signature. But now they can proudly sign their name.

 

By Dylan

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Evacuation after fire is started by inmate on roof

Around 60 inmates were evacuated after a fire broke out at HMP Guys Marsh. It is proved that a prisoner clambered into the roof and took his clothes off and set fire to them The fire is believed to have damaged the roof and inmates in the block were taken to a secure area The prisoner was brought down from the roof. A source said that protest started at 5:00 pm and hours later he started ripping tiles off before setting his clothes alight. Emergency services were called at 8:00 and discovered the fire, which was started deliberately  The inmate was treated by paramedics as there was a risk. They alter reassured the community there was no risk to those living in the area

By Dylan

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria.

Five year old Mohammad is in hospital with nearly no food. His younger brother died from starvation and he will soon.

A bitter civil war is devasting Sudan. But now it face another bigger Crisis, Famine. The famine affects younger children a lot more than adults.

UN agencies say 100,000 people are facing starvation in South Sudan, while a further million are classified as being on the brink of famine.

All the towns are empty and the only way to stop this is if the war is stopped. Aid is being provided but not fast enough.

The last time a famine was declared in Somalia – just six years ago – nearly 260,000 people died.

By Dylan 

PREMIER LEAGUE, LEAGUE CUP AND FA CUP

In England there are many leagues but these are the main three leagues. So far in the premier league Chelsea are winning by 8 points to their nearest rivals Manchester city but they are followed by Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. 2 points separate Tottenham (50 points) and Manchester united (48).

 

In the league cup there were 2 teams in the final. Manchester united vs Southampton the red devils vs the saints. Manchester United won 3-2 with a late goal by the karate kid Zlatan Ibrahimović. Zlatan started the scoring at 19 minutes, Lingard followed at 38 minutes, followed by two goals by Gabbiadini then a late stunner by Zlatan at 87 minutes. This is the first trophy since the community shield for Jose Mourinho.

In the FA cup its Chelsea v.s. Arsenal and Manchester City v.s. Tottenham. Chelsea have knocked out the reigning champion Manchester United with a shot from N’golo Kante and in the match Spaniard Ander Herrera go an early red card.

 

By Shivam 7N

Shooting in a French school

In the southern French town of Grasse at least two people were hurt in a shooting. The incident took place at Tocqueville school during lunch time and the 17 year old, who committed the crime, was said to be heavily armed with three guns and two grenades. The attack was so serious that anti-terrorist commandos from the elite Raid force were sent to the scene.

One student reported hearing four gunshots while another heard three loud bangs and turned around to see a shooter. Police say the headmaster seemed to be the target and was one of the few to be injured.

France are in a serious crisis after in a state of emergency for the past 18 months. There has been a terror alert issued however the boy is suspected not to be alone. No one is sure but local media say that there was a second shooter who was on the run.

By Aryan

People selling drugs on Facebook

Now you might think that social media is a friendly place to share your day to day basis with other people. Although it is all and well for you, there have been reports of people selling drugs. The drug comes on harmless paracetamol to cure your not-very bad health, however the packets have a number next to it which is P / 500. It is a new, very white and shiny paracetamol, doctors have shown to contain ‘Machupo’ virus, considered one of the most dangerous viruses in the world. There is a very high chance of you dying if you consume this drug. This virus include fever, headache, fatigue as well as including bleeding from the nose.

So you must be aware of the dangers of this so stay aware and be carefull.

 

By: Hamed, Idir and Athisan

DEFOE RECALLED TO ENGLAND AFTER 3 YEARS

 

Sunderland goal-machine, Jermaine Defoe, has been recalled to the England International team after 3 years. He has scored 12 goals in the premier league, the second greatest amount after Harry Kane. His last match was in 2013. He is only one of the few people that have been recalled. The England manager, Gareth Southgate, is completely changing the squad that Roy Hodgson used. They have got an International friendly against World Cup holders, Germany, on the 26th March 2017.

 

BY HAMZA 7C