Brexit

Brexit; a decision for one or for the country? The decision for Brexit has been made, with Article 50 poised to be triggered, what will be the impact for UK citizens, more importantly – how will this affect the community within Paulet High School?

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Brexit

Nathan, Ethan and Sam report

St Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow, Friday 17th March, is St Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick’s Day is a day for remembering the saint called Patrick. He was one of Ireland’s patron saints who ministered Christianity in the fifteenth century.

But what does St Patrick’s Day mean to you and how do we celebrate it?

We asked a few teachers at our school.

What is the traditional food for St Patrick’s Day?

The traditional food for St Patrick’s Day is corned beef and cabbage or Irish stew consisting of mutton, onions, potatoes and parsley. Instead of mutton, kid goat is sometimes used.

Why do you pinch someone on St Patrick’s Day?

People pinch others who are not wearing green.

This is because they believe that if you are wearing green you are invisible to leprechauns, and leprechauns pinch people who are not wearing green, so people remind each other of the leprechauns by pinching one another.

What is a Shamrock?

A shamrock is a traditional variety of clover, it has three leaves. Some shamrocks have four leaves and are very rare and considered to be lucky charms. Each leaf of the clover represents something. The first is hope the second is faith and the third is love. If there is a fourth it represents luck. Experts say that for every 10,000 three leaf clovers there is one four leaf clover.

Why do we wear green?

Green is one of the colours in the flag of Ireland, the country is also known as the Emerald isle, and it’s also the colour of the shamrock. According to the Christian Science monitor, the first original colour was blue, but was changed in the 17th century.

If you are celebrating St Patrick’s Day make sure you have a good one and make sure you wear green… otherwise you may get pinched!

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St Patrick Day PODCAST

Reported by Sam, Jack and Leah

500 Words Competition

The Paulet High School staff and pupils were interviewed about what reading means to them. We asked what they look for in a good book and if they had heard of the BBC’s 500 words competition. Our aim was to promote reading; which helps expand knowledge, relieves stress and makes you feel happier.

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500 words PODCAST

Report by Hannalore, Lottie and Phoebe

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers the musical, set in the early 1960’s, focuses upon the lives of twin brothers separated at birth – raised never knowing of the other’s existence. Secretly separated at birth, the play explores the theme of class and society whilst considering whether it is nature or nurture that defines who we are. Mickey; brought up alongside seven other siblings and a single mother, explores the poverty and bleakness of life in Liverpool for the poor and destitute. Edward experiences of life act as a stark contrast to Mickey; raised as an only child with a wealthy family. Life changes forever when the pair meet one fateful day, at the innocent age of seven, and become best friends – even Blood Brothers. The relationship between the pair develops throughout the play, resulting in the catastrophic deaths of the twins – whilst the audience are captivated by this scene at the beginning; they are left to ponder; what was the real cause of their deaths?

Why Blood Brothers?

The school has decided upon this production because it fits nicely into the GCSE syllabus; students will be studying the text for their GCSE English Literature examinations in year 11. Alongside this, the play deals with many common themes whilst maintaining a high balance of action and comedy – that will leave audiences both reaching for the tissues and holding their sides.

Our school production will be held on Wednesday 28th June and Thursday 29th June.

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Blood brothers

 

Report By Liv, Anya and Rachel.

Marmite’s 115th anniversary

Marmite, the world’s most loved or hated spread celebrates its 115th anniversary this very day. And to celebrate this occasion, we have been busy in the birth-place of Marmite, Burton-on-Trent, interviewing teaching staff at our school, asking the big question… do you love it, or hate it?

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Marmite Magnus and Max

 

Magnus and Max report