BBC School ReportOur students, making the news

schoolreportThis year, students from Aldermn White have been taking part in the BBC School Report, where young people across the UK get the chance to report on their interests and make their own news reports for a real audience. Throughout the year, the reporters set up interviews and write articles about their own interests, local news, current affairs, and anything else they feel is newsworthy.

Using ideas and materials from the School Report website and with support from BBC staff and partners, our teachers help students develop their reporting skills; producing written articles, photographs, and video reports.

In March, schools across the country take part in the annual School Report Day, simultaneously creating video, audio and written news reports on a range of subjects and interests and publishing them online.  The content is updated throughout the day, and the BBC provide links and an interactive map of all the schools taking part.

Fortnite Battle Royal Season 3 Update

By Ben and Freddie

Fortnite is a game that closely represents the hunger games (battle royale) and Killing Floor 2 (Save the World). The update to it was called season 3 which added lots of new banner icons, emoticons, dances, outfits, boosters, Loading Screens and new location called Lucky Landing. Also added 60fps to make the visuals better.

The ‘Battle Royale’ aspect of the game was updated to make season 3 and a new battle pass which costs 950 in game currency (v-bucks). The battle pass can also be purchased with 25 tiers/levels for 4,700 in game currency (v-bucks) or less if on sale. Encase you cannot afford this then you also get a free battle pass with less items and no price at all. This game is not pay to win as it is free to play and anything you buy or get for in game currency is no advantage to players in game.

Some of the new emoticons that have been added are ‘WOW’, ‘Thief’, ‘Heartbroken’, ‘Boom box’, ‘Rocket Ride’, ‘Bush’, ‘Aww’ and many more.

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Logan Paul

By Jack

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Logan is a very controversial American internet personality who has been making videos on Vine and then YouTube for more than 5 years. Logan has had a YouTube channel since 2013 but had little success and focused more on Vine, although later on when Vine was shut down in 2017 he moved back on to YouTube, with the following controversy:

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Preventing The Circulation Of Fake News

By Jack

Fake news is a major problem in modern day media. It tricks innocent members of the public into thinking that false media stories are real. As well as that, it can influence how people decide on that certain issue. When a false story is revealed as fake news, it can make people unsure whether to trust the media or not.

Fake news can be used for a political or commercial advantage. Most of the time, fake news is used to make money from it. It is very difficult for both some news organisations and members of the public to sus fake news out.

A BBC spokesperson defined fake news, this is what they said: “Fake news are completely made up stories disguised as news and made to go viral for political or commercial gain.” But not all incorrect stories are fake news, mistakes can be made.

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Black Panther Review

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Angela Basset, Letitia Wright and Daniel Kaluuya.

Director: Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station)

Premise: When T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman, 42) returns to the hidden country of Wakanda, he is faced with the new prospect of being King, after the death of his father, T’Chaka. When he assumes the throne, he is faced with an old, familiar enemy in the form Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes), a vibranium seller that is the only non-Wakandan to see the secretive country and live to tell, but this time he brings along a new threat, Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan, Creed), the son of a former Wakandan criminal and prince.

With this being the first MCU film centred around a black superhero, it effectively

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Russian Doping Dilemma

Written by Jack, Edited By Amy

The Winter Olympics: an international contest of winter sports held every four years.

As you may know, there have been many, many Olympic Games over the years, and there have always been people who are prepared to cheat. One form of modern day cheating is doping; this is when you take drugs to improve your performance. There are many drugs you can take but we just cast them as ‘performance enhancing dugs’. Russia has been in the news recently for said cheating methods- and there have been accusations of this at the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) have spent many meetings discussing what to do with Russia, and eventually they decided to let `un-drugged` athletes compete not as Russia, but as Olympic Athletes from Russia.

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The Dangers of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men with over 4000 cases found yearly. The symptoms develop slowly, so you may have it and not know about it for years. But what is your prostate?

The prostate is a small gland in the pelvic area, and it’s only found in men. It’s about the size of a satsuma, and it’s found near the penis and the bladder and surrounds the urethra. The main use of the prostate is to help the production of semen.

Why does prostate cancer happen?

The causes of prostate cancer are unknown but the risks can increase when you’re over fifty and if you have a blood male relative like a dad or a brother you may be at risk.

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Lassa fever: The virus that has no vaccines

What is Lassa fever?

It can rupture blood veins and organs, killing people instantly.

It is not a new virus. It comes from Nigeria, and very little is known about it because it is so rare in Europe and there are no vaccines. This is extremely dangerous because more people are dying each day!

How has this affected people?

The fatality rate is 22% of people and more are dying each day. Some are young children, and many families are in despair. It has reached Europe as well, mainly affecting Spain and Portugal and parts of rural England. This is bad because there are no hospitals in the area.

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Stephen Hawking Dies, Aged 76

Stephen Hawking passed away yesterday morning aged 76. He had dedicated his life to science and physics. He became famous for his research and discoveries in relativity and black holes. He is also the author of many popular science books such as, ‘A Brief History Of Time’.

When he was only 22, he was diagnosed with a rare type of Motor Neurone disease and was given only a couple of years to live. He was bound to a wheelchair and unable to speak without a voice synthesiser.

Professor Stephen Hawking is the first to set out a theory of cosmology as a union of relativity and quantum mechanics. He discovered what is now known as Hawking Radiation (the fact that black holes leak energy and fade into nothing). As well, he demonstrated Einstein’s theory of relativity indicates that all time and space would start in The Big Bang and end with black holes.

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Monster Black Hole Found

What is a super black hole?

A super black hole is determined by the scientists at Michigan State University. They say that a mother black hole is one of the largest types of black hole, and it came from a massive star that was twice the size of a normal star. This has concerned a lot of people because we could be pulled into the black hole.

Has this affected earth?

All it has changed are gravity patterns, but only by an atom. This was also stated by Michigan State University. So it will affect earth in the future, but we are be quite safe now because it is 120 light years away, and it is located in the most bizarre location in the galaxy. This location has three red dwarf stars and two smaller black holes.

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