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: Barnes
Barbara Peters, an 80 year old woman is the oldest lady in the UK to take a grade 7 in ballet. Barbara originates from Halifax in Northern England. She elegantly got a merit in a grade 7 ballet exam which is a good outcome for this event. She has been dancing since she was two years old but gave up 58 years ago in her 20s. She now teaches ballet. Barbara found out on the eve of her 80th birthday that she had got a merit. ''I am thrilled!'' she said ,''It was my best birthday present!'' Barbara is now planning on taking her grade 8 exam which proves no-one is too old for dancing.
From: St Thomas'
My name is James and I live in North Kensington in London. I will tell you about buses in our city. Because I go on them every Wednesday, Friday, Thursday and Saturday. Firstly, there are the main buses I take and where they go: First bus is the number 7. The 7 goes from East Acton to Oxford Circus. Next bus is the 70. It goes from Chiswick Business Park to South Kensington. (The 70 is an electric bus.) Next bus is the 23. The 23 goes from Aldwich in the city centre to Westbourne Park. Another one is the 228. It goes from Central Middlesex Hospital to Maida Hill The Chipperham. My next one is the 295. The 295 goes from Clapham Junction to Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's, not so far from my school. Next bus is the 52. The 52 goes from Victoria to Willesden Bus Gargage. My final bus is the 452. The 452 goes from Kensal Rise to Vauxhall. Now that I have told you about my main buses, I will tell you about when I got on the wrong one: I had just came out of Barclay's Bank and I was at the Notting Hill Gate Station bus stop. I live on a road from where you can take either the 28 to Westbourne Park, the 52 to Chesterton Road or the 452 to Chesterton Road. I was waiting for the 452 and the 28 appeared. We got on that one without really looking, but then I noticed that me and my mum got on the wrong bus. We instantly got off. I thought my mum would be cross but instead she was happy. I was, however, very tired when we got home because Barclays could not help us with what we wanted. By: James
From: St Osmunds
February 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 (which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time) with December 2018 marking 100 years since the first general election in which women voted in the UK.  2018 will celebrate this key step in the process towards female emancipation and universal suffrage with a full year of events across the country. New Zealand was the first country to allow women to vote in 1893. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote only in 2011. But in many countries around the world girls are still fighting for their rights to receive the same education as boys. According to UNESCO estimates, 130 million girls between the age of 6 and 17 are out of school and 15 million girls of primary-school age—half of them in sub-Saharan Africa— will never enter a classroom And so, although they might be allowed to vote, if they can’t even go to school to learn about the world, what is the point? Few have it in them to fight for the right of girls to be equal to boys as hard as Malala Yousefvai. She was almost killed by the Taliban, a group of men who forbid girls in areas of Pakistan from going to school and certainly from voting. She survived the attack and now campaigns for girls’ education around the world. The youngest ever Young Nobel Peace Prize winner is now an inspiration for men and women across the world and she is only 20. On 16th January 2018, it was announced that The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) in cooperation with the Malala Fund has donated the equivalent of £505,715 to build a school for girls in Pakistan.The school is being constructed in the Swat Valley, Malala’s home district, and will open its doors to 350 girls in its 11 classrooms once completed in April. Gradually, the school will expand to accommodate 1,000 girl students of all grades. Who knows, one of them might become president one day? By - Lara (and Patricia)