The sugar tax

On the 6th of April 2018, a sugar tax was introduced to the UK. This new levy was introduced by former chancellor, George Osbourne, in 2016, to try and combat child obesity in our sugar-controlled society. “No matter how difficult and how controversial it is, you cannot have a long-term plan for the country unless … More The sugar tax

Stereotyping

It’s hard to believe but stereotypes still exist. Like, the other day, I was at a Car Boot Sale and I was looking for something to do with Pokémon. I came to a stall with had loads of toys at it; I was looking at the items on the table when the guy behind the … More Stereotyping

WE HAVE A VOICE!

Students in the USA and across the world are uniting in protest to fight for their lives. On February 14th, 17 people were killed and 17 more injured at Majory Stoneham Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida in one of the world’s most deadly school shootings. So far there have been 8 school shootings in 2018, … More WE HAVE A VOICE!

National Women’s Day

Today, the 8th March, is National Women’s Day, and there’s power spread throughout all women. When it comes to gender, men are the first option. Let’s face it, despite all of the laws and sayings toward gender equality, sadly, many people still expect different things from men and women. Looking back through history, men have … More National Women’s Day

Planet Plastic

It is predicted that by 2020 the whole of the Barrier Reef will be extinct. But why? How? Plastic! Plastic is made up of polymers that take thousands of years to dissolve; to all animals and humans it is exceptionally poisonous. A shocking fact is that we have polymers in our body! This is because … More Planet Plastic

Who is going to be the 2020 Olympics’ mascot?

In 3 years’ time, the 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo (that is the capital of Japan). But, the dilemma they are having is… which mascots should host the Olympics?? Altogether, there are 6 mascots to be chosen from: a cat, a dog, a racoon and an assortment of anime-inspired characters. Children all around … More Who is going to be the 2020 Olympics’ mascot?