From: Barnes
One of the world's most renowned scientists, Stephen Hawking, has died at the age of 76. His was a theoretical physicist and studied at Cambridge University. He published a book called a Brief History of Time which sold over a million of copies. In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. At the time he was studying at  Cambridge University. Neverless he went on to become a brilliant researcher. At first, he was able to speak but when he grew older he was no longer able to speak. To control what he said he had a special machine with words and he scrolled down them with his eyes. The sound was actually a computer but people knew him for that voice so he decided it would be his. Hawking's discoveries included the fact that black holes could emit heat. His daughter said if you asked him any question about physics he would always have an answer.
From: St Thomas'
A car accident recently took place in Kensal Town. We don’t know exactly how it happened but here is a summary of what we know. It happened  in January. It all  started when all the buses were on diversion, i.e., when they were re- routed. Much of Kensal Town was shut closed off at the time. A car was coming down from Harrow Road. Then a bus just began to pull away from the bus stop but a man driving a car was on his phone and he didn’t see the bus so it came to a halt to not drive into the chatty man. When the car driver realized what he had done the bus driver got very angry. Nobody is allowed to be on their phone or smoke in cars. It is against the law, so don't do it! It turned out that the crash itself was no big deal because no one got hurt, but what is important is: NEVER SMOKE OR PLAY ON YOUR PHONE WHEN YOUR DRIVING. It is dangerous, and you are committing a crime. By: James
From: Rusuzumiro
Win the chance to tell your story of….. A Special Journey  In July/August 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 October 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 18th August 2017. Either email your entries to hello@scoopthemag.co.uk!  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:              18th 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.
From: Rusuzumiro
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: http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/rwanda/about/bgjustice.shtml