If you went to see some teenagers perform for you you would think it was a bit strange if they started talking to their imaginary friends! Well thats what they are doing at Hawker College in Camberra. They are making up a play about Imaginary Friends and what happens to them when you forget them.
The play was written by Farnoush a student at the college. Now she and a classmate are directing the play. The whole play is for students the actors are students, the make-up crew are students even the backstage crew are students! Farnoush set up some auditions and they went through about two hours of casting!
While parents are getting annoyed by their children blaming a broken glass on a kid thats not their scientist have found out something different. They have found out that kids that have an imaginaryfriends are better communicators and more creative when they grow up!
Farnoush hopes her play will help adults remember what it was like to be a kid and maybe help parents be a bit more understanding about their kids imaginary friends. And that would help the kids alot to know that their parents understand.
Recently in New South Wales there have been some bushfires and schools closing down. A new fire warning has been developed.
Schools have been closing down from the bushfires because they are getting a little bit worried. Now there is a new fire rating system. These rates from low to moderate, high, very high, severe, extreme and catastrophic or code red. Catastrophic weather conditions mean if the fire starts it won’t be able to be controlled and people can die it if they are in its path.
On a code red day the best thing to do is leave early before it all starts and get out your bushfire action plan. And if you do not leave well let’s just say you will burnt like toast. All of this was put to the test last week when South Australia was the first state in the country to experience a catastrophic or code red day. Schools were shut down for the day, buses stopped and kids had to stay at home for the day. New South Wales was also hit with code res and fires. As a heatwave hit the south-est of the country. The fire authorities reckon it could take years for the people to get their head around the new warning system, but hopefully it will save lives in the long run.
Last week there was a special ceremony in Canberra, where PM Kevin Rudd apologized to hundreds of Australians that were treated awfully by teachers, nuns and caretakers at orphanages in Australia from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. It was a huge moment and made a lot of people pretty emotional – even though the events themselves happened more than 40 years ago.
These Australians were kids at the time. Some were in orphanages, often there would be a lot of kids squished in. Other kids were given to families to be looked after. There were lots of different reasons why they ended up there. Sometimes they were orphans; sometimes their parents just couldn’t look after them. Sometimes they were told their parents had died.
But it wasn’t just Aussie kids that were in conditions like these many of them were British children. You see their parents thought sending them to Australia would be better for them give them some good life skills and be better than living in Brittan. Many of the Aussie and British kids had horrible experiences. They were bullied or treated badly. It was also difficult growing up without a real family; they weren’t given much affection. That made it tough to look after their own kids when they grew up.
Back then there weren’t as many rules to protect kids but nowadays Because of the bad things that happened back then there are now a lot more rules to make sure kids are treated fairly. I think the national apology was important for the Forgotten Australians and the Lost Innocents to recognise what they had been through. Even though all of them may remember those horrible times very well.
By Sophia R
The fashion industry should be forced to use the image code because unfortunetley the are a lot of people comparing there bodies to models.it can affect the way people feel about there bodies witch can end up with eating disorders and health problems.
everyday on tv magasigns billboards there is not one glimpse that you would see a normal person and that is now what we are trying to push the fashion industry to force to put normal people on the runway.
so i think we should let normal people on the runway.
Every day in papers and every were we look in magazines we see beautiful people they have no faults no pimples no wrinkles they are perfect and it is having a huge impact in younger people.
The fashion industry should enforce people’s natural looks by using the image code. It would defiantly help the way people feel about themselves. Take Sarah Murdoch for instance she has no image reconstruction and she feels great. We should stop putting pressure on models to look absolutely perfect and we should all stride to feel good in our own skin.
So many girls look up to the modelling industry. You wish that you could look just like them, they have the fame and fortune. The models are always representing the magazines and sort of ordering you to be just like them! So many girls do whatever it takes. Even some take it too far, but the truth is it’s all fake! So the Government is trying to change all that!
How come industries are saying what is beautiful and what is not. I feel they should admire everyone’s differences, well i say why does THE LOOK have to be with a clear face (no freckles or pimples), tanned skin, on the tip of anorexic, mussecly all over for the men and a nice long figure? Why can’t they just get it into their head that not everyone can acheive that look!
D id you know that models aren’t as beautifull as they seem, infact they are only half as pretty! The industries just fix there pimples and freckles on the computer. The trick is airbrushing another colour over the top of the picture. Also men can have their skin airbrushed on their stomach to make it look like they have bigger abs! No offense but i would be in total embarrassment if pretending to be fake just to get onto a billboard ect..! This is why I admire Sarah Murdock!
Sarah Murdock has decided to let every one see her wrinkles and she is proud of that! Anyway she is still georgeous because everyone can see the real her!
The Government has only been able to disencourage the industries to keep going with the computer effects, but i feel that will change some day.
By Renee V 6d.
Taser guns get their name from the book Tom A. Swifts Electric Rifle use the first letter of every word to make the word Taser. Continue reading
Taser guns are used in the police force in only some states. They are instead of guns so the police don’t have to kill someone to control a situation.
Firstly, the taser should be allowed in the police force because they decrease the number of death by police. A young 15 year old boy had some emotional issues at a skate park and the police could not control him so they hand to shoot him and he died. If police had had a teaser gun then that boy would still be alive and would have never do it again.
Secondly, another reason taser guns should be used in the police force is because if the bad guy gets hold of it they won’t do as much damage. For example is the robber had taken the gun from a police man then he could kill him. If the police man had a taser gun then the robber could not do as much damage.
In conclusion the taser gun should be used in the police because they are a safer option for the public and the police force.
By Jemma Allsopp 6d
How do you stop a criminal without killing them? There is an easy response to that a Taser. Tasers are electrical weapons that send great waves of electricity to stun a criminal or to stop someone right in there tracks.
Tasers originally came from a book called Tom A. Swifts Electric Rifle. But back in the 70s a man called Jack Cover built his own electric rifle and called it a taser.But now these weapons have come into question about there safeness and their power against criminals.
Originally the power of the tasers were only suposed to stun the criminals but now more voltage has been added to these weapons and they are becoming deadly to people. In America every 8 years 337 people die from tasers.
Families of people who have died by tasers are now taking legal action againts the police and the people who make them. Last year a 15 year old boy died at a skate park from a taser.