From: Belmont Primary
Over the weekend, 11-12 November 2017, 60,000 demonstrators in Warsaw, Poland, took to the streets in a Pro-white Europe march, chanting racist slogans and looking scary. A Newsnuggets reporter who feels strongly about this development comments. The demonstrations happened during the Polish independence festival, which celebrates the freedom and independence of Poland, that happened at the end of World War 1, in 1918. However, independence didn't last long, as the Nazis invaded from Germany with their Blitzkrieg of 1939. Neo-Nazis, (modern-day Nazis, that are also called far right-wing) idealists have made attacks in recent years and are now marching the streets. The Swastika logo, as used by the 3rd Reich Nazi party; originally an ancient symbol COMMENT: As a Jew myself, I am disgusted by this sort of thinking; who would murder and be violent just because of someones race! I am also dumbfounded because during World War 2 Poles who disagreed with the Nazis were taken to concentration camps together with the Jews, where mass murder and genocide was committed. Some banners used on the weekend bore disgraceful phrases, here are some: ''Clean Blood,'' ''Poland for the Poles.'' Let's hope this behavior stops. By: Daniel
From: Belmont Primary
The second week of November is anti-bullying week. In primary schools, pupils learn about bullying, and large organizations get engaged too. The Church of England has been taking part in anti-bullying week and a priest has made a speech saying that boys should be able to try out wearing things like tutus, and girls should be able to wear boys clothes - and should not get bullied for it. What is bullying? And why are people bullies? Bullying is when someone is being mean to someone else and doing it every day, or constantly being mean. The bully will sometimes have a reason why they are acting like a bully. These reasons could be that they themselves have been bullied before, or that something is going on with there family. But even if there is a reason, it does not mean what they're doing is right. 3 tips on what to do if you are getting bullied:  Tell a trusted adult (teacher, teacher assistant etc.) so that they can help you. Show the bullies that your not sad or scared. Walk away and ignore the people who are being mean to you. The main thing to remember. The bully wants you to be sad or unhappy. Show them that your not and then you might have beaten the meanness! But also don't forget to talk to an adult, even if it feels tricky. Committing suicide is the wrong way to react (and it is also very rare). There is always a way of making things better. Remember that some celebrities were badly bullied and even if life feels very tough right now, you might be a celebrity one day! By: Helen
From: Belmont Primary
Some people think that school uniforms should be banned. In most European countries, like France and Germany, there are no uniforms and the children can pick at leisure what they wear. Other countries like the UK and China have set clothes to wear, picked by the school. What do you prefer? Have a vote (below the arguments). These are the main arguments people use to mention in this debate. FOR: (There should be uniforms in school) 1. School uniforms will reduce bullying related to clothes. 2. School uniform reduces the time it takes to get ready for school. You won't need to decide what you're wearing for school. 3. School uniform is cheaper because you won't have to buy many different clothes. AGAINST: (There shouldn't be uniforms in schools) 1. It is good to be different. School uniform takes away this opportunity. 2. School uniforms cost extra money on top of normal clothes for weekends etc. 3. Identifying individual students is harder if they wear a school uniform. If someone has done something bad but the teacher cannot see his/her face they will fail to catch them.
From: St Thomas'
How would you react if you heard that part in your country wanted to claim independence? Would you feel angry? Upset? Victorious? Or feel nothing at all? That is exactly what is happening at the moment in Catalonia, Spain. Since 1931, the Catalan political party "Estat Catala" have been fighting for independence from the Spanish state. They want to leave Spain. The idea of independence easily spreads and now it has gone worldwide. A lot of people are thinking about their own areas where they live - should we be an own country? Some people think it is a bad idea and they think they can't fend for themselves. But Catalonia are still fighting for independence. They had a vote, and there have been big political meetings. Leaders of countries have even got their say. The latest fights and unrest happened after their leader pushed that his party wanted Catalonia to have independence. But Madrid said: no you can't. Everyone would have to agree on it - also the rest of Spain. After their answer he fled to Brussels. By: Joseph
UK
From: St Thomas'
Although you may not be worried about secondary school, many children in year 6 are (and some parents too). Let's see what you could do to help yourself to get into the schools you want. Though you shouldn't be massively worried about getting into a good secondary school, still work and try your best in your current school to be prepared Do extra curriculum activities to be more noticeable to schools. It can be good to compete in a sport, or play an instrument, for example Try your best in lessons And as a final piece of help, talk to your parents about it if you are worried. They have been through more than you and could have some good advice Although it my seem absurd, the most important thing is to picture yourself at the school you want get in to! This will motivate your brain to work harder and try. By: Bibi
From: Belmont Primary
It is called "the Fatberg". In the London sewers, workers recently found piles and piles of rubbish. But how did it get there? And what do we have to do about it? The London sewers have been filled with rubbish because some people have been putting things like nappies, kitchen roll and other things down the toilet or pouring fat down the sink which blocks it. That is why the tonnes of awful dirt has been named the Fatberg in media. This disgusting Fatberg is 50 meters long and 26 tonnes of oils, fat, wet wipes and nappies. London Thames Water engineers have been trying to remove it. According to Mr Saunders, sewer network manager at Thames Water, a Fatberg smells like rotten meat mixed with odour of a smelly toilet. To stop another Fatberg from building up again here are a three tips: 1. Pour used oils such as fat into a container then into the bin. 2. Put plasters, nappies and things that block the toilet in the bin. 3. Only flush poo, wee and toilet paper down the toilet. By: Helen
From: Barnes
John Lewis has banned girls' and boys' labels on their clothes. They have also separated the areas where the girls' and boys' clothes are put. Styles haven't changed though - you'll still find floral dresses and skirts but the retailer is simply proving that they can be worn by girls and boys. Caroline Bettis, the head of children's wear at John Lewis, said: “We do not want to reinforce gender stereotypes within our John Lewis collections and instead want to provide greater choice and variety to our customers, so that the parent or child can choose what they would like to wear." John Lewis's website still has separate sections but changes are planned. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: “I have no idea what would possessed John Lewis to do this. Boys and girls labels and signs are informative. I think removing them could be very confusing for the consumer. It appears political correctness continues to march and, whether it is going in the right direction, is a point for debate. I cannot see many customers buying a dress for their six-year-old boy.”
From: Belmont Primary
The explorer Benedict Allen, has been rescued after losing all contact with his family while on a journey to Papua New Guinea. Allen went to find one of the last tribes in the world that isn't in contact with a civilization. He went to visit this tribe 30 years ago and went back this year, but things started to go downhill on this journey. First, a vine bridge he needed to cross was obliterated, and then he realized that he had the symptoms of malaria, a disease caused by mosquitoes. His anti-malaria tablets had gone soggy so he couldn't do anything. Then he found out that two tribes were warring up ahead on the road he needed to take, and by now his malaria was terrible. This was the 6th time he had caught it, and he nearly died from it twice before. He sheltered in a nearby monastery. He filmed a video for his family, saying he would be safe, although he thought he might not make it. Allen has three children, aged two, seven, and ten. A few people think his rescue was a PR stunt, but most think otherwise. He prefers the traditional method of exploring, not using any tracking devices or phones, but he recently said he would 'think twice' about not using them. Let's hope he will stay safer during his next expedition. Benedict Allen with a tribesman. By Daniel
From: Barnes
The Syrian Government has revealed plans for how the country might look after the war. Computer-generated images of Damascus included underground malls, outdoor parks and luxury condos. But critics of the flashy video see a darker future, claiming luxury accommodation would force dissenters out of communities. "What Assad needs in order to survive ...  is, someday, the end of resistance," says Valerie Szybala, executive director of the Syria Institute. "The only way he can get that, in certain places — certainly strategic ones like Damascus — is by repopulating them with people who will not oppose him."
From: Barnes
Eight people were killed in New York after a man drove a van into a bicycle lane. He was driving along the road in New York when he suddenly swerved into the bicycle lane. The incident in Manhattan is being treated as a terrorist attack by U.S. counter-terrorism officials. A 29-year-old suspect was arrested. Police say the suspect is an Uzbek national who lived in Florida.    
From: Barnes
The U.S. Government has released thousands of files that were previously classified about the assassination of J.F. Kennedy in 1963. He was shot as he rode his motorbike through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. A total of 2,800 files have now been released, giving more information about the investigation into the shooting. Donald Trump, President of America, said people should be "fully informed about this event". But Mr Trump "informing America" has led to a lot of conspiracy theories. Some of the documents have been withheld at the request of government agencies. One memo that was released revealed that the FBI had warned police about death threats to Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald, who was charged with J.F. Kennedy's murder, was himself shot dead while being transferred from one jail to another.                                                                                                                        
From: St Thomas'
Paradise papers is something that has been in the news recently. It's about tax, and people perhaps not having paid enough. A stack of documents have leaked from an off-shore bank, which is a bank outside the UK, in a country that might not be so careful with tax rules. These places are called "tax paradises". The Queen, Lewis Hamilton and the singer from the band U2 have been mentioned in the leaked papers. The celebrities have done different things with their tax money: Lewis Hamilton, for example let his own company buy a private jet that he got to use privately. Many people get upset when they hear that rich people might not have paid as much as they should. By: Oskar
From: Belmont Primary
This might have been known to you already, but it's still very cool: Youtubers can get sponsorships and be paid just by doing what the company that offers the sponsoring wants you to do. Some people earn a lot. The top-paid Youtuber is the Swede PewDiePie. He earns $15 million per year by filming when he plays computer games and comments on them. Few people earn such enormous sums, but still - if you think others are interested in your YouTube channel, this is what you have to do: It must have monetization enabled if you want to get paid from YouTube. After that, you need to set up an AdSense account and you must link in a bank account and mailing address for it to work. Normally, it is best to set up an AdSense account when you have around 10,000 subscribers as you won't really earn much money if you have around 10! But the first thing you have to do to have a chance to be the new PewDiePie is to start filming!!! By: Adam
From: St Thomas'
Anime is the name for Japanese cartoons and is a big cultural thing known for great art and great stories. For those who don't know Anime, it is a famous Japanese cartoon-style, which is known throughout many countries of the world, via movies and books. They are as much for adults as for children. There are well known ones like Naruto, Dragon Ball, and the most popular: Pokemon. There are also other stories like Attack on Titan, Bleach, and Akame Ga Kill. The only problem is that Anime can be a bit inappropriate for younger children. Some children may watch Anime but then look at the inappropriate bits as well. That is why parents are asking for Anime to make it more suitable for kids - well, some do at least. Some Anime has been made especially for children, like Pokemon. But some are definitely for adults like Akame ga kill. By: Ressa
From: Belmont Primary
When another band could not play, Imagine Dragons got their chance to take centre stage. Since then they have been immensely successful. Imagine Dragons is definitely a 'need to listen to' sort of band. If you hear them, you'll love them. Imagine Dragons is an American rock band, whose most recent album 'Evolve' includes hit songs Believer, Whatever it Takes, and Thunder. These are all their albums so far (from 2012 until now) in release order: Continued silence, Night visions, Hear Me, The Archive, Smoke and Mirrors, and Evolve. Dan Reynolds, lead vocalist, in the song,' Demons. Imagine Dragons are from Las Vegas, Nevada, and consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist and keyboardist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band got their first big break when another band, Train's, front man Pat Monahan fell sick just prior to the "Bite of Las Vegas" Festival in 2009. Imagine Dragons were called in to fill in and performed to a crowd of more than 26,000 people. From there, they went from success to success. My favorite songs are Demons, Whatever it takes, and Thunder. I also love Shots and Radioactive. By: Daniel
From: Barnes
The largest Ichthyosaur ever seen has been found. In a museum! This aquatic reptile has been named the largest ever found.  It has been hiding in plain sight in a German museum.  It is a whopping 3.3 metres long. The reason it is so unbelievable is that they are usually 2m long. Ichthyosaurs died out 89 million years ago so no-one has ever seen a live one. It was found in the Lower Saxony State Museum, Hannover.  It was identified by Professor Sven Sachs.
From: Belmont Primary
An Indian man started to live in a public toilet after taking the job of cleaning the toilets. He lives in the heart of India and the he has made the world more aware of India's poverty. After taking the job of cleaning public toilets he got paid so little that he can't afford a home any more. He had to find a place that he could pay for and that was the public toilets where he worked. A way of helping people who live like this is to support a charity that help people live a better life. By: Zindagi
From: St Thomas'
You have all heard of friends, well that is what I want to talk about. Most people have friends - many or few, it depends.  You know when I say you are who you hang around with? Here is what I mean. For example, if your friends smoke,  there is a 90% chance that you are going to smoke - that is what I believe. If your friend is rich, 90% chance you are too. Believe it or not, but it is actually true.  That is why you can't just choose your friend because he or she is cool.  What tends to happen is that some people are afraid of others, so they treat them as a friend (to not get into trouble).  Which is really bad in my point of view.  Also, some people just prefer to have one friend, but if you would tell some people that, they would start laughing. There are some people out there who have bad friends but still don't care.  I am going to give you a great tip: be careful with trusting your friend. Even if you believe in him very much, he can still let you down.  Have you ever wondered: do I have a close friend that I can believe and trust?  If you would ask someone "do you have a best friend and are you close?", they would obviously say yes, won't they? Sometimes what happens is that even if they are best friends they still at some point just leave each other. No matter how close you are to a friend, they can still let you down, which is a bit shocking! Friends let you down if you pick the wrong one. It happens that you meet someone, then you think he or then she is really nice to you but then when you see them again they are perhaps smoking or something - what will you do then? That is why you have get to know them properly, otherwise you have to deal with it later. Sometimes what happens is that your parents try there hardest to keep you kind and nice but all of it can go with friends. So don't let your mum or dad down. Make them feel proud after all the hard work they did. It is really hard to find a good friend for me. For some people it a piece of cake, which is not so good because they can affect you and you can affect them in a way that is not good. It depends really. If you have a strong personality, no-one can easily influence you. It is really true if you do not believe me try to be strong and see what happens. I hope you have found this useful. By: Rayan    
From: Belmont Primary
Recently, Tesla, the American car company, announced that it will release an all new semi-truck. It is capable of driver-less convoy and has a range of 600 miles without charging. Tesla has invested in a completely new semi-truck that will be available to the public in 2020. Surprisingly, it will go faster than an average diesel/petrol truck, despite being electric, and will cost less than most trucks. It is capable of being partially driver-less with an auto-pilot setting and can change lanes by itself, for example. These trucks won't make themselves, so Tesla will start production in 2019. The truck will be 100% electric and will go from 0-60 mph in about five seconds if it is empty, but might take more time if the storage is full in the back of it. By: George
From: Belmont Primary
Recently, large companies have been scammed by illegal encryption viruses called ransomwares. The scammer sends out threats to destroy or publish someone's files unless they pay up a ransom. Recently, the virus called WannaCry forced people to pay bitcoins* in order to get their own files back. Ransomware takes files hostage, so to speak, and demand money to hand them back to the owner. Sometimes the threat is not real, or even if you pay, you don't get your files back. These kinds of scams have been running since 1989 but started going global around 2012. Recently they did an attack on the NHS which caused many patients to miss appointments, meaning they did not get their much needed medication. For every 200,000 machines that an illegal group attacks and encrypts, they earn around $50,000 dollars worth of bitcoin. In 150 countries WannaCry had at least 200,000 victims. * If you are wondering, bitcoins are an online currency that is sometimes used for scams, but not all bitcoin trades are a scam. In fact, this currency is becoming more and more popular. By: Alexander and George  
From: Rusuzumiro
Azam Rwanda premier league champions, Rayon Sports were crowned winners of the 2017 Agaciro football championship on Saturday 16 September 2017 at Amahoro stadium, on the third match day of the annual Agaciro Development Fund sponsored championship. The blues defeated APR FC 1-0 thanks to a well taken brilliant free kick in the 87th minute by former APR left back Eric RUTANGA which went past goalie Emery MVUYEKURE. APR FC were forced to finish the game with ten men after Muhadjiri HAKIZIMANA was sent off, following a second bookable offence with fifteen minutes to end of the game. However, the win was not enough to grant them the blue title of winner. This had to be decided through a random draw as APR FC, Rayon Sports and AS Kigali all tied on six points but were separated by goals. Unlike the normal Article 7 championship regulations that tosses a coin to determine the winner, first and second runner-ups when teams tie on same points, Rayon Sports were declared winners and bagged the championships cash prize worth 3 million Rwandan Francs (approx. GBP £2,660) and a trophy. APR FC who finished second, pocketed 2 millions Rwandan Francs (approx. £1,770) while AS Kigali finished third to bag 1 million Rwandan Francs (approx. GBP£885). The tournament was organised by Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) in the collaboration with AGACIRO Development Fund (Ag DF) as part of raising funds towards the Rwanda’s Sovereign Wealth Fund.
From: Belmont Primary
The footballer Neymar de Santos JR has left Spanish top liga "La Liga" in a multi-million euro deal. Neymar shocked the world as he moved to French Ligue 1 to join Paris Saint Germain. He is being paid a record breaking 200 million euros for changing teams. He left the revered front attack squad MSN, including world class players Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. In the first game for his new club he scored and got an assist; a glorious start in a new team. He is now part of  a new attacking squad, who's ship-name is MCN (Kyilian Mbappe, Edison Cavani, and Neymar). Overall, many fans are angry with his decision, which was down to tax fraud problems with the Spanish court, and the money that he and his father Neymar SR will receive - hence the new nickname, 'Moneymar.'   Have your say!   By: Daniel
From: Barnes
The two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso is on his way to the triple crown. The Spanish driver won in Monaco, and he has been training for Indy 500 (the American version of F1 that is raced on an oval track) at McLaren Honda. Fortunately, the Honda engine is able to compete with Chevrolet's engine - its biggest competitor. It will be a relief for him to be driving fast again. Many drivers think that Alonso has the race-pace but others doubt it. It will certainly be a challenge! The speed is much faster in Indy 500 than F1, with only four straightforward corners. In the qualifying round, 35-year old Alonso's average speed was 370 km/h! There is no such thing as braking in Indy. Will Alonso be able to adapt from F1 and be a winner?     Now reporting after the race and i am extremely sad that his pace couldn't last until the end. An engine failure occurred near to the end of the race. He had the lead for 3 laps but Takuma Sato  took the win. I am sure Alonso is disappointed but he will have a chance next year. By Tom.    
From: Barnes
This F1 season has been, in my opinion, one of the best ever. The cars have gone fully retro with wider wheels and a fin on the back on the car like an aeroplane. Furthermore, it is not a one-team season. The Ferrari team have stepped up and Vettel is at the front of the pack after 5 races. Lucky for us, the next race is in the one and only Monaco grand Prix. One surprise is that Mclaren Honda driver is taking  a short break from F1 to do the Indy 500. Jenson Button is replacing him even though he retired after last season. Vettel stands 6  points ahead of Hamilton with 104  and the two Finns of Raikonnen and Bottas in 3rd and 4th. The two Red Bull cars are in 5th and 6th. It is a change from the pure domination of Mercedes last year. But who will win the title? It is all to play for in Monaco next weekend. This is the new Red Bull car for 2017 season. By: Tom