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December is a really good month because a lot of good things happen. We not only have New Year but most of all the beautiful weather because we get the most wonderful landscapes with the lovely snow glistening on the top of the grass.
And the thing every child loves is Christmas, so we can’t forget that! Santa comes to see those really good boys and girls who have been super stars for their mums and dads and he leaves presents under the Christmas tree!!!
We are really lucky to have this wonderful month because all the people in the Third World don’t really have the chance to get presents, so when you open your presents this year on the 25 December could you think of all those people in theThird World who are less fortunate than we are?
NOW for the adults, as they like to go to the pubs and have a good old pint – well that is what they say, but we all know they like to get drunk and have a grand laugh with their mates and end up having a long walk home as they can’t drive home!!!!
by Stephanie Longmire Alex Henderson and Andrew Mounsey
By Rachel Mounsey
Imagine if you were given 5 things to change the world!
My 5 things are:
1. World peace
2. Get rid of poverty
3. Unlimited free chocolate
4. Lower the driving age to 15 and make the tests harder
5. For everybody to speak one language and for that to be English
The reason why I picked these is because world peace is what we need to stop all the countries from going to war.
Get rid of poverty because everybody should have enough to live on.
Unlimited free chocolate because chocolate makes you happy and everyone needs to be happy,
Lower the driving age to 15 and make the tests harder because it gives people a chance to have the chance to get out and about at a younger age.
By Stephanie Longmire
Cranberry & white chocolate cake
You will need:
175g unsalted Lurpak
400g white chocolate, broken up
200g caster sugar
300ml double cream
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon white chocolate curls
5 free-range medium eggs
3 heaped tablespoons pomegranate seeds
200g self-raising flour
1 tablespoon icing sugar
200g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
200g cranberries, fresh or frozen
1. Line 2x20cm round baking tins with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, fan oven 160 degrees or gas mark 4.
2. Whisk the butter, sugar and cinnamon until light and creamy, them add the eggs one at a time. Whisk in the flour, almonds, baking powder, cranberries (they can be added frozen) and a pinch of salt. Combine thoroughly.
3. Divide the mixture between the tins, level and bake for 45-50 minutes, until the centre springs back to the touch.
4. Meanwhile, make the icing. Place the chocolate in a medium bowl. Bring the cream to a simmer over a low heat, then pour it over the chocolate, stirring to melt in the residual heat. Place in the fridge for about 4 hours until cool, then whip with an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
5. Spread the icing over one cake and sit the second cake on top. Spread the icing around the edge and on top of the cake with a palette knife. Sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds and white chocolate curls and sift on the icing sugar.
By Amber Brown
As we are stuffing our faces with sweets and opening our presents on Christmas, think about the poor people in the world.
As we know, there was a big earthquake in Haiti that killed loads of people. Think about the children who were lucky but their parents weren’t lucky. There are loads of children that have not got any parents and will spend their Christmas in a poor shelter.
So, instead of spending all of your money on presents or sweets why don’t you donate some money to the poor homeless children in Haiti or other charities.
By William H-D
Are Kids safer in Kabul than London?
Children are probably safer in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul than in London or Glasgow, it has been claimed. Afghan kids got to discuss their fear of the bombs in their country with Mark Sedwill, a representative of NATO. Later on in an interview with BBC Newsround he said that there are very few of these bombs and children are probably safer in Kabul than in London and Glasgow.
But others disagree and say that Afghanistan is the worst place a child can be born. According to the Newsround website “A spokeswoman for Save the Children said one in four children who live in Afghanistan will not reach their fifth birthday” Source: www.news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews
Holly-days are here again!
Oakham all ye faithfull!