Should abbotsholme have more time to have sports

Abbotsholme cannot compete with other schools like Denstone which has a lot more students to pick from. Abbotsholme students need more time to do sports so that they can get better. Denstone has a lot more students to pick from but Abbotsholme is a smaller school. That means our students need more time to getting better.

We decided to ask some people want they think about this idea. We asked 28 people what they thought and we came up with this.

Mark explained to us that students need more time to practice so that they can get better at the sports we play.

Mrs Carr thinks that we have more time playing sports than most schools have so we shouldn’t have more time doing sports.

Lydia said that if we had more sports it would be bad because we have too much all ready.

Tom Dunn commented that he doesn’t want people to go to Abbotsholme and not do sports. He also said that we cannot play schools like Denstone if we don’t have enough practice.

Mr Herbert aid said it allows pupils to excel outside of the classroom, build confidence, represents the school, and be Pala of a team.

Jamie and Ruarc

Tie or no tie

We decided to find out how many senior school boys at Abbotsholme would prefer to have no ties or stick with ties.

We asked 10 pupils.

Some schools in the uk have banned ties from the school uniform. the headteacher said that the ties were being wore too tight as a joke and got stuck.

In other schools they have changed the ties to clip on ties because pupils were making there ties too short.

No TieTies

James and Karl

Whats the point of School Uniform

What does dyslexia mean to me?

Many people in this country are dyslexic, but it is not necessarily a negative diagnosis.

In 1887 a German ophthalmologist, Rudolf Berlin, used the word dyslexia in place of the word blindness. It is a Greek word meaning difficulty with words. Dyslexia is not caused by brain damage or a lack of intelligence.

There are only 10% of people in the UK who are dyslexic and 4% who are severely so. Lots of people find learning very hard. Sometimes it is being bad at spelling and reading. There are ways you can teach your child with dyslexia by showing them the word, reading it out loud and then getting them to read the letter out loud too. Technology can help by spelling out your words for you. If you can’t read very well then you can get the technology to do it for you.

You have the right side of your brain or the left side of your brain. The right side is more adventurous then the left side because the right knows all about art and sports and all the fun things and the left side knows all about maths and English and science. The left side of your brain is weaker then your right side.When you are dyslexic the right side of your brain is more dominant then the left side.

It is like you are climbing a wall all day for the rest of your life. because if you fail the only way to go is up. This is coming from a girl who finds school very hard. My mum said, “Scarlott, you are always climbing walls in life, but if you are at the top of the class you can’t keep going up, you can only go down.” If you hate school that is ok because I do but I always try and try and if I don’t go anywhere I try and try again. Life is hard but there is always a way through. If it was easy then where is the fun in that?


Is it time for a change for school dinners at Abbotsholme?

Is it time to change the school dinners at Abbotsholme? Our plan was to ask people about what their opinions are on the school dinners. We decided to make a pie chart (see what we did there?) and asked people whether they like the school dinners. We did a YES or NO pie chart and we found out that more people like the school dinners than don’t like them. When we interviewed the school dinner lady we asked her 3 questions:

  • Do you like the school dinners?
  • Where do you get the produce from?
  • Do you think the senior school need bigger portions?

She told us that she does like the school dinners and that we get fresh produce which is locally sourced. She also told us that some of the dishes are home made. When it came to portion sizes she said that they vary depending on the person.

The Abbotsholme students said they like the school dinners more then they don’t like the school dinners and so we guess they’ll be around for a while.

Marc and Charlie

Hockey vs Rugby

I have been hearing there are people in this school that want to do double hockey instead of rugby, hockey and cricket. So I set out to ask my fellow students what their opinions were. Here is what they had to say.

The end result in my survey was 3 votes for rugby, hockey and cricket and 6 votes for hockey, hockey, cricket . So it seems that hockey WINS the vote.

Will Abbotsholme sport sessions change? You’ll have to stick around to find out.


Two students picked for Leicester Tigers DPP trials

Two boys at Abbotsholme School called Fintan and Blake go for Leicester Tigers DPP trials.

For the trials the boys traveled to Keele University.

Blake was happy that he got chosen for the trials because he had only been playing rugby for two years. During the trial Blake passed, rucked and tackled, Blake really enjoyed the trial. Blake said that he would gain playing rugby at a higher level if he was to get chosen.