Road To Rio

Road To Rio was an event which saw everyone participate to gather miles to try make 5777 miles and that means we have traveled to Rio. Just think of it – UK all the way to Brazil – that is incredible. At beginning of the event everybody did a warm up. Two laps of Finham Park’s field was equal to a mile. People managed to do more than 10 miles – the equivalent of 20 laps. After the warmup was an Opening Ceremony which every year group took part in. Some of the year groups showed a dance to celebrate the Olympic Games 2016. Once the ceremony was over everyone did activities that the sports leaders led. They worked with younger students and guided them to be happy and feel that they have succeeded in something. That brought happiness to them; you could see the joyful smiles on their faces. After the fun with the sports leaders it was time for lunch. On sale were donuts with sprinkles and chocolate. These made our mouths water! We had our lunch like a giant picnic. Finally the ice cream van was the most popular site on the field with a queue of at least 10 people nearly all afternoon.

The royal visit – India Through The Bowstring!

For the last week, the Duke and duchess of Cambridge have been to India in commemoration of the 2008 New Dehli terror attacks. They have been all across India and have been having a bit of fun along the way. When they visited a cricket ground home to Dilip Vengsarkar academy. Along the way they will visit a garden party to celebrate the Queen of England’s 90th birthday.


The tour will finish where Princess Diana’s tour ended, at the Taj Mahal. Kaziranga National Park was one of the pair visited together and met many people from the country. Throughout their trip, they tried to visit the poorest areas and bring love and joy to them.


The New delhi terror attacks in 2008 were cataclysmic and they killed over 164 people and wounded 304 in eight different places in New Delhi. We see terror attacks like this and people feel respect, but New Delhi was even worse because the country was poor and is struggling to recover even now. They will look down the bowstring while playing a round of archery in Bhutan and will hope not to hit the wicket when playing the national sport of India , cricket.

Parents In Primary Schools Protest


In primary schools, students at a young age have had a ‘numerous’ amount of tests. Parents are against this and have started a protest; due to this, parents are also keeping their children off school. The SATs are only next week. This has taken apart in Brighton and more than 40,000 parents have signed up to this petition. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says, ‘Even taking pupils out of school for a day is harmful for their education.’ A children’s’ laureate ,Chris Riddell’s views are the opposite, ‘We should be turning children into readers with the pleasure that gives rather than relying on a testing culture.’ So, there are both sides, which one leads to the future of schools?

The petition was handed in at the headquarters of the Department for Education in London.