BBC Young Reporter 2019

BBC Young Reporter 2019 (21)

BBC Young reporter 2019

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 13:48

Driffield History and Future

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In Yorkshire, history is necessary to make sure that the people of Yorkshire do not re-live the past.

Yorkshire was founded in the year 71AD. When it was founded there was a thick forest. The first humans that arrived in Yorkshire were in the Stone Age precisely 8700 BC to 2000 BC, they were hunters and gatherers. They hunted the abundant wildlife in Yorkshire such as deer and boar. Yorkshire was formally known as the County of York.

Yorkshire is a historic county of England, centred on the county town of York. The region was first occupied after the retreat of the ice age around 8000 BC. During the first millennium AD it was occupied by Romans, Angles and Vikings. The name comes from "Eborakon" an old Brythonic name which probably derives from "Efor" or "the place of the yew-trees." Many Yorkshire dialect words and aspects of pronunciation derive from Old Norse due to the Viking influence in this region. The name "Yorkshire” first appeared in writing in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1065. It was originally composed of three sections called Thrydings, subsequently referred to as Ridings.

The future for Yorkshire is hopefully improved now, in the present, as people hopefully respect each other and accepts each other’s differences.

 

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 13:15

Do Sixth Formers Want To Vote? by Oliver Smith

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We investigate whether sixth formers would vote if they could and if so, who for. Should the voting age be lowered to 16? This question has been asked and debated about for several years now. As younger people are now becoming much more aware of the country’s political climate, we decided to interview them. One sixth former said that if people were more educated on politics and the stance of the parties, Alex said, “Some people are mature enough to vote but it depends on the person.” Others said that under 16s might abuse the electoral system and vote for a government that doesn’t reflect the view of the people. Most of the sixth formers that we interviewed said that they would vote labour however; some said that they would have to research more.

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 13:08

#BalanceforBetter by Lydia Arundel

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#BalanceforBetter

This year’s theme for international women’s day is #BalanceforBetter; everyone has an important role in our exciting future, regardless of where you’re from or your gender. Balance is not just a women’s issue but instead a business issue- a gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media and a gender-balance of employees are just a few of many examples of areas where gender-balance is greatly encouraged.

Women are now more than ever encouraged to pursue careers with a male dominated field, such as engineering and politics, just like how, men are supported for pursuing typically ‘female’ careers like make-up and nursing. The world is thankfully becoming a more accepting place where anyone can do anything, gender stereotypes are fading and the next generation will be the first to experience a world where facing barriers because of gender, race or sexuality is a rarity and a gender-balanced working world is the normality.

If everything is so good, why do we still need to campaign for more change? Despite the vast improvement made over the past, changes still need to be made. The gender pay gap is still a huge issue in many professional fields, the changes made in countries like the US and Britain have not been made globally; thousands of people all over the world face issues due to inequality every day and subsequently live in a world that reminds us of old-fashioned views from a time where equality seemed impossible. The fight for balance and equality is still a pressing issue in our world.

International women’s day has been around as early as 1908, when 15,000 women marched in New York City to demand shorter hours, better pay and the right to vote. The first official international women’s day occurred in 1911 with over one million people supporting it, the fight for equal rights has been an ongoing battle for more than 100 years, and there’s still more to do.

The best way that you can help out in this fight is to raise awareness, support all the campaigns you come across and just be an ally to every person on this planet. Progress is a slow process, but if enough people are exposed to the messages that the international women’s day campaign are sharing and supporting, then change will happen at a faster rate and the world will become a much better place for future generations to grow up and live in. By Lydia Arundel

Owen Andrew Farrell, Born on the 24 September 1991, was born in Farnworth Bolton. He is a popular English professional playing in the rugby union. Owen notably plays for the Saracens. He has played internationally (playing for England) since 2012.He has previously played for the British and Irish lions and has been captain since last year. He was educated at St. George’s School. St. John Fisher Catholic High School and the University of Hertfordshire.

We interviewed Noah Kelly and asked him about his Love of Cricket, which sparked when he was 2-3 because his brother and his dad played it. His interest eventually expanded causing him to become a batsmen and a wicketkeeper.

We also interviewed Faith, her interest sports escalated when she was 4 years old. Last Saturday she participated in Football, also she was involved in a run .We also know her favourite sport, football, where she played central midfield. Professional mid-fielders include: Paul Pogba, Steven Gerrard and Pele.  

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:11

IRRITATION WITHIN THE INTERNET by James Padgett

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Recently, the internet has been the main topic of concern as well as danger due to some uprising problems alarming the public. These problems have ranged over the start of this year, the most recent being a disturbing face being hacked and placed onto children’s videos. It has local people fearing for their kids and the dilemma isn’t helped whatsoever by the name of this infectious meme: Momo.

To get a second opinion on this I spoke with Mrs Collins, an English teacher at our school. Being a mother herself, she stated that the idea of something like Momo is a baffling and strange concept. “The media has grown at a rapid rate and there are sometimes teenagers who trust the media more than they should. It’s a fear of the unknown that makes the internet a dangerous place sometimes.” It was also realised that the government haven’t sorted the problems up until now.

Over this year, suicide rates have spiked due to platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. From videos of self-harm to comments about fake problems looking for attention, parents and children have been told that they are at risk of viruses and clickbait. Mrs Collins also spoke on the matter of cyberbullying, an infamous form of harassment that hasn’t been fully eradicated since it arrived. She mentioned how “false lives” are shown within the platforms, making it harder to feel safe and in some ways; it can make you feel inferior. Overall, the idea of the internet is far from perfect yet it still holds importance. The aim is to make the internet and media safer than once was.

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