From: St Osmunds
Star wars has been a worldwide phenomenon, entertaining almost three generations and has been the inspiration of many toys, video games and much more. But how has this film franchise become what it is today? Star Wars was created by a director called George Lucas, who owns a film company called LucasFilm. The first film he made was called A New Hope and was released in 1977. At that time Mr Lucas did not know the phenomenon it would become so he did not use the fanciest effects. In fact the lightsaber that Luke Skywalker used was made of a bike handlebar, a rod and finally a camera shutter for the button to switch it on. The same lightsaber is used in The last Jedi which is coming out this week. After the fans' reaction to the first film it became clear that George Lucas and his team would have to make a sequel. Not soon after, there were three films : A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. Those films made their director think in greater depth about the story line, so number one became number four and two became five and three became six. Three prequels were made and they all made fans crazy about this new franchise, it was like that for a few years. Nothing really was made except for a couple of new toys and video games until Disney (a much loved film company) decided to buy the company which Mr Lucas owned. By then, all the famous Star Wars actors such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher had aged so they not only had to ask them to join again but had to summon a cast full of fresh new faces. Since then two films have been made : The Force Awakens (another sequel) and Rogue One (a spin off). The Last Jedi is released in the UK on Friday the 15th of December. Buckle up your seat belts, Star Wars fans, because Disney are planning to make at least four more films. ¬†Will you watch them all? By : Inigo  
From: St Thomas'
Family is important to you because they are there for you your whole life. They help you grow up and if you didn't have a family, you would not even have been born! In your family the main people for you are your mum and your dad. You should love your family no matter what. If they annoy you, still love them. Even if they irritate you, they would do everything for you and whatever you can name they will try to help you. Love them with all your heart just like I love my family. Some people don't have a family and are really sad because they have no one who looks after them. We just need to be grateful to our families. If they need some time you, give them some so that to they know you are respecting them. Just love them with all your heart. By: Shylen
From: St Thomas'
St Thomas' school in London is fun as it helps you learn new and exciting things. School is important because it helps you to get a good job. In my opinion, I think math is the best! Because it's fun. I personally think it's not good to have a school uniform because if you could wear what you want, you could show your real self more. And I think going to school is the best way to make friends. We also go on really exiting trips! By: Amir
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.       ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†