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



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

US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach

Members of the FSB (the Russian intelligence agency) worked with criminal hackers to steal from Yahoo accounts in 2014.

They hacked 500 million accounts. They also are suspected of hacking Google accounts.

The hacking was aimed at US and Russian government officials, including security, diplomatic and military personnel.

The suspects were named as:

  • Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, a Russian national and FSB officer
  • Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, a Russian national and FSB officer
  • Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, 29, a Russian national and resident
  • Karim Baratov, 22, a Canadian and Kazakh national and a resident of Canada

By Vinay 7B

Ways Children Get Bullied

Most people believe that children get bullied more often during the 21st century .People believe that children these days are stressed and have problems like cyber bullying that makes their life harder .

Many believe that some of the reasons  children get bullied is because of their appearance and this causes serious problems like anorexia  ,physical injuries, emotional problems,social problems, and even death.Bullying can be in any shape or form but most teenagers experience it while using social media. This can make a person be very emotional and make them have a   very low self esteem.

Reasons why bullies do it might be because they have been bullied in the past or have a problem at home therefore take their anger and problems out on their peers and friends. Sometimes they do it because they have low self-esteem and feel like they are more powerful or stronger when hurting others.

Ways to stop bullying are talk to an adult ,teacher, friend or most importantly someone you trust. Do not bottle up emotions or feelings, it’s better to feel angry or upset rather than keeping all those emotions inside of you.

By Anna Maria Antonesi

Donald Trump

A Texas congressman has joined calls for Donald Trump to be impeached for allegedly “exceeding his constitutional authority” with a temporary ban on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Joaquin Castro, a Democrat serving in the House of Representatives questioned whether the new President had instructed the US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) to disregard court orders against his executive order.

“If Pres. Trump ordered CBP to ignore a judicial order he should be censured as a warning. If he does it again Congress should remove him,” Mr Castro wrote on Twitter.

“I have tremendous respect for the presidency but our Republic cannot tolerate a President who ignores direct judicial orders.

Freedom to travel for law-abiding citizens is a fundamental human right. Yet even before the pen-stroke calamity of Donald Trump’s presidential decree, I’ve long been aware of several countries in the world who won’t let people like me


Blue Peter Time Capsule Dug up

A Blue Peter Capsule has been accidentally dug up by some workmen working close the O2 arena.Blue Peter is a well known TV show shown every Thursday.It was buried 19 years ago under the millennium dome. The presenters at that time who buried it were Katy Hill and Richard Bacon. It was actually supposed to be opened in 2050 however was accidentally opened now by the workmen. It was buried to mark the end of the millennium.

Objects found in the Capsule:

  • Roller Blade wheels
  • Asthma Inhalers
  • Tellytuby dolls
  • Toy car
  • Photos of Princess Diana
  • Photographs of the Oblivion ride from Alton Towers
  • Various stamps
  • Spice Girls CD
  • And many more things

In Conclusion


The building contractors have apologised to the Blue Peter team and have said that they will return it back into where it was but for now it has been kept safe in their office and they have let everyone at Blue peter know.


Zunair Amjad 7U

Holocaust Memorial Day

Last Friday, we remembered the millions of lives lost during the terror and tyranny of the holocaust. It has been 63 years since this tragedy happened.

In 1939, Britain and France declared war upon Germany because their racist leader, Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. This began a grievous war that tore apart families and wrecked countless homes, leaving tens of thousands starving and homeless.

 Hitler persecuted groups he felt were inferior, including Jews, disabled people,black people, gay people and communists. Holocaust Memorial Day serves to remember this terrible event so we never repeat it.

By Kasper Drybala and Hamza Rahim