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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