Yet another violent attack has taken place in London: Darren Osbourne, age 47, was arrested after he drove his van into people walking in the streets near a mosque in Finsbury Park, London. In the recent attacks on pedestrians, it is believed that Muslim terrorists were the culprits. This time, the police thinks it is a British terrorist who has targeted Muslims as a revenge. Police in the area say it was clearly an attack on Muslims. He was heard shouting something about wanting to kill Muslims before he drove the van into a peaceful crowd that had just been in the mosque nearby. Mr Osbourne's family were shocked and devastated that someone close to them had attempted murder.  The police have promised more armed forces to lower worries of more attacks. They will position more police near religious places. There has been one death and eleven more injured in the Finsbury Park attack. The man who died was said to be the father of six children. Many people restrained the attacker before police arrived and safely arrested him. People in the area are shaken and frightened to leave their houses. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, and his MP for the area arrived at the scene and comforted locals. He also said an attack on a place of worship was an attack on everyone. By: Tom
Win the chance to tell your story of….. A Special Journey  In July 2017, CommonEverybody are running a competition in collaboration with Why Comics? Education Charity and PositiveNegatives and SCOOP Magazine.  The Challenge: Write a story under the theme ‘A Special Journey’. It can be a story about you, or someone else, physically travelling somewhere, or it can be an emotional journey you’ve had, like starting a new school, moving etc. If you don't want to write about yourself, why not ask a family member or friend to tell you their story? Maybe your grandparents have some interesting stories to tell?  The Prize The winning story from each category will be turned into an amazing comic by one of PositiveNegatives brilliant professional artists and published in Scoop’s September 2017 birthday edition. The winners will have the chance to talk to the artist about their story too J How to Enter? Submit up to 500 words by 21 July 2017 Either email your entries to!  or send it to: Scoop Magazine, Studio 3, The Print House 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL. There are two categories: 1) Children aged 8-10 years old (UK school years 4-6) and 2) Children aged 11-13 years old (UK school years 7 & 8)  Want to Know More? All entries must have your name, school year group, an adult contact name and email address. Deadline for entry:              21st July 2017 Winners announced:          4th August 2017 Who’s behind the competition?  The award-winning non-profit PositiveNegatives has been producing literary comics, animations and podcasts about contemporary social and human rights issues, since 2012. Why Comics? is their educational charity bringing human rights and social issues into the classroom through literary comics based on real-life stories. SCOOP is a children’s magazine aimed at engaging children with the written word in as many exciting and entertaining ways as possible. CommonEverybody believe that friendships broaden horizons. Their secure web based platform links learners one-to-one and helps to strengthen school partnerships by allowing children from different schools and countries to interact and work together. Children learn about each other, new places and most importantly find common ground by working collaboratively together.
Father Ubald Rugirangoga, a priest from the Cyangugu Diocese of Rwanda, suffered greatly in one of greatest horrors of modern history - the 1994 Genocide of the Tutsi people. During the genocide, Father Ubald lost 80 members of his family and 45,000 parishioners. He forgave the man who killed his family and even adopted that man’s children when there was no one to care for them. He has played a big role in the implementation of the reconciliation program in Rwanda. Father Ubald has a God-given gift of healing and preaches powerful message of forgiveness. From 17th – 23rd April 2017 he was at Muganza parish to pray for the sick people and preach about forgiveness. During this week, Father Ubald had time to talk to different groups of people, people with general problems in their families, survivors of 1994 Genocide and people who were in prison because they had killed people during Genocide. And on Sunday 23rd April, everyone came together. From 8am to 5pm in the GS Muganza school play ground, Father Ubald preached about forgiveness and when he shared the sacrament many people got healed and were relieved from their sins. Note from the editor:- Since the 1994 Genocide, Rwanda has embarked on an ambitious justice and reconciliation process with the ultimate aim of all Rwandans once again living side by side in peace.   The reconciliation process in Rwanda focuses on reconstructing the Rwandan identity, as well as balancing justice, truth, peace and security. The Constitution now states that all Rwandans share equal rights. Laws have been passed to fight discrimination and divisive genocide ideology. Source:
Girls with top national exam results were rewarded by the Imbuto Foundation, supported by the First Lady Her Excellency Mrs Jeannette Kagame, when they came to GS Muganza School on 27th March 2017. The girls were all from different districts: Nyaruguru District, Nyamagabe District and Huye District. Girls from Level 1 - P6, (UK Y6) receiving top marks were each awarded school materials such us school bags, books, note books, pens and other kit. In addition, they were given RWF 50,000 (approx. £47) each to open a bank account. The Imbuto Foundation also rewarded girls who received top marks at Level 2 - O Level National Exams. These girls also got school materials and prize money as above. Level 3 included girls with top results in Senior 6 (UK Year 12). They all got laptops and have been funded to go on short ICT training courses. The total number of girls who were awarded prizes in all levels was 31. The Nyaruguru District Mayor reminded them that they should do their best at school to get enough knowledge to contribute to the development of the country .