School Report 2018

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BBC School Report 2018

Mr Rees interview

This afternoon we interviewed a member of Driffield School staff about a number of key issues. 

1. How do local community issues affect your day to day life? 

                                                                          

The quality of local health services education services and policing all impact my day to day life.

2.  What problems do you face at school?

Social media and the difficulties created by social media. Young people are under so much pressure to conform to a stereotype that they keep pressure upon themselves. Sometimes this pressure leaks into school.

3. What do you think about the new uniform change?

I am for the new school uniform changes because it will smarten up students' appearance and give them a pride in being identified by the school and bring about an improvement in the academic work.

4. What do you think we could do to improve our community?

To provide constructive activities for young people in the area in the week and on weekends.

NHS Problems – National Hell Service!

Recently in NHS (National Health Service) there have been some problems over the nation recently. The NHS has not been functioning at its full capacity. People have been waiting hours at its services across the United Kingdom (The UK). One story is that: a 5 year old girl called Ellie-May died of an asthma attack after being turned away from her GP because she was 5-10 minutes late for her appointment. What has happened to the NHS?

The National Health Service has been facing many problems in 2017/2018. The problems being faced are the biggest ever in existence. One of the problems NHS has faced this year is that the population is growing wider and wider in the UK which means that they can’t see 65 million people all at once which concludes to waiting times extended

The secretary – Jeremy Hunt – has conceded the NHS in England is facing “completely unacceptable” problems. He said there is ‘No excuse’ for some of the difficulties highlighted.

An elderly woman named Iris needs 24 hour care and has struggled to find a place in a home that can cater for her needs. He said there were no excuses for the stories that have emerged this week, including the case of Iris Sibley.

Some of the problems were the winter flu hitting the UK and it happened in France with their health care. The NHS has been tackling these problems as much as they can but they don’t know what lies ahead in their path.

BBC News Report – Markos Fakiolas

Why might free school meals be scrapped?

Theresa May’s plan to scrap free school meals for infants, has been described as “mean-spirited” and “wrong-headed”. The move has sparked taunts of “May, the meals snatcher,” but to the Conservatives it was a policy that no longer added up, they believe it’s not a sensible use of public money.

School business manager at Cheam Fields Primary, Nicky Gillhespie, said things were very different before her school introduced free school meals. “We had children coming in with nothing, some had been given a pound to get something from the sweetshop on the way to school for their lunch,” she said.

The school in Cheam, South London, had no kitchen when the free school meals pledge was made and dinners were driven over to the school by a catering firm. “Burgers were kept warm in trays of hot water, for example, so they looked really pale and the children just didn’t want to eat them,” she said.

Culture change

With the help of a government funded kitchen pod worth £70,000 the school has seen a complete change of culture. Uptake on meals went from about 85-300 a day. There has also been some personal stories of success. For example there was one girl who only ate rice but now she eats a full meal like everyone else.

England call-ups for uncapped quartet as Jack Wilshere earns recall.

 

England manager Gareth Southgate has named four uncapped players in his 27-man squad to face the Netherlands and Italy on 23 and 27 March.

 

Burnley's James Tarkowski and Nick Pope, plus Swansea defender Alfie Mawson and Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook have all been included. There are also places for Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck. Injured Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill are among those who miss out.

 

Wilshere, 26, returns to the squad, having last played for England in the team's 2-1 defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016.But the midfielder has enjoyed an extended run of games in the Gunners' side.

 

On choosing Burnley defender Tarkowski and goalkeeper Pope in the squad, Southgate said: "With Nick Pope his form has been excellent. It's great credit to Sean Dyche that we have got two Burnley players in our squad.

Too many cafes and restaurants in Beverley?

There are so many cafes and restaurants in the centre of Beverley it could threaten the town's place as a shopping destination. They say 40% of the shops in the town centre are food outlets.

They're recommending plans for a new café on Lairgate next week should be turned down; on the grounds it would make the problem worse.

The growing amount of refreshment services are expanding massively. With more fast-food restaurants getting more popular by the minute. People aren’t going as often to the old fashioned healthy restaurants but people still do like to go to them.

With all of Beverley’s restaurants competing the rise of them is increasing.

By Faith McKee

We interviewed two Driffield School sixth form students on their political beliefs

AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR VOTING

Gareth

"I don’t believe in the age restrictions, I think that at the age of 16 you can make a decision for yourself on who will run the country

I would vote for labour because they have the best plan for the future and they are the best for students, for old people, for everybody. At my age I think I am responsible to vote because I am 17. If people my age could vote, I would encourage everyone to vote since I believe everyone has the right to vote"

Lib

"No I don’t feel 16 year olds should be allowed to vote, I feel that 16 year olds do not know the world fully and have no real responsibilities. I feel that 18 year olds should be the restriction because since they are going off to university they are treated more like an adult. I would vote conservatives because I did some research over the summer and I respect what they’re doing and I feel that with labour, I don’t understand how they’d carry out some of their promises, such as free university."

 

We interviewed two Driffield School sixth form students on their political beliefs

AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR VOTING

Gareth

"I don’t believe in the age restrictions, I think that at the age of 16 you can make a decision for yourself on who will run the country

I would vote for labour because they have the best plan for the future and they are the best for students, for old people, for everybody. At my age I think I am responsible to vote because I am 17. If people my age could vote, I would encourage everyone to vote since I believe everyone has the right to vote"

Lib

"No I don’t feel 16 year olds should be allowed to vote, I feel that 16 year olds do not know the world fully and have no real responsibilities. I feel that 18 year olds should be the restriction because since they are going off to university they are treated more like an adult. I would vote conservatives because I did some research over the summer and I respect what they’re doing and I feel that with labour, I don’t understand how they’d carry out some of their promises, such as free university."

 

Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:54

Pupil Surveys - Louisa Wilson

Survey Results

Homework

This lunchtime, on 15th March 2018, we interviewed two year 8 students and they said that they think we get a reasonable amount of homework but it does sometimes vary. Personally I agree with this statement because you need it quite often.

Uniform

They feel that the new uniform is smart because the current one is a lot like primary “it is more formal”.

School Improvements

Since they have started they said that the school as stayed at the same standard but could still be improved. It could be improved by making it more hygienic and cheaper food and drinks. I disagree with this statement because I think the food and drinks are sold at a reasonable price. These 2 students would like there to be a stricter routine of sanctions.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:33

DOPING IN CYCLING by Ruben Syrett

DOPING IN CYCLING

Unfortunately doping has had no small part to play in the history of sport.

Performance enhancing substances  were accepted in the early era of races like the Tour de France. But the death of Danish rider Knud Enemark Jensen at the 1960 Olympic games time trial(he was taking amphetamines) saw rules introduced to stop the use of PED (Performance Enhancing Drugs).

 

Nowadays  it is not unusual to get the odd positive test though. Lance Armstrong who was guilty of using PED’s in 2012 has been named the most notorious drug cheat in sporting history. I think its fair to say cycling does not have a good relationship with doping. The World Anti-Doping Agency is the leader in stamping down on the drug cheats in the sport industry, they also over rule the UCI.

 

As you may know Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky have been accused in a damning drug report. Sir Wiggins has been maliciously accused of taking PED’s under the guise of treating a true medical condition to help him win the 2012 Tour de France. Team Sky and some of the riders ‘abused’ the anti-doping system to allow them to take corticosteroids that prepared them for the Tour de France. Sir David Brailsfords ethos of “winning clean” has been completely abandoned due to these accusations. An infamous jiffy bag delivered to Wiggins at a 2011 race that apparently held PED’s; people found this story implausible. Lance Armstrong is an entirely different story as all of his accusations were found to be true and all 7 of his Tour de France victories were voided. Armstrong and two of his team mates at the time- Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton confessed to doping and said they knew Armstrong was using banned substances to fuel several of his Tour de France victories between 1999 and 2005. The types of drugs used at the time were all banned substances these were: Erythropoietin (EPO), this increases the number of red blood cells in the athletes circulatory system, this helps the athletes get more air into their lungs and therefore it helps them ride faster: Blood Transfusions (blood doping), blood transfusions involve the extraction of the athletes own blood pre-competition and then the re-infusion of that blood shortly before the competition: Testosterone, this increase muscle mass and strength: Corticosteroids, these reduce inflammation, help recovery and provide bursts of energy to create a short feeling of increased energy and well-being. All of these are what Armstrong took.

 

Doping is now illegal in cycling and if rules are broken the athletes are at risk of losing their professional career. Doping does not just happen in cycling though, it is used in many other sports such as Running, rowing and even weightlifting. The anti-doping agency controls drug use around the big Tour races, they will test each rider before every race to see if they have been taking any performance enhancing drugs, if they have then they will be kicked out of the remaining stages of the race. Personally I think illegal doping should be cracked down on because it ruins the race for other riders who have worked their whole lives to have a shot of winning the race.

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