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Trafalgar Day Parade 2013

Trafalgar day parade is a special day for sea cadets in England.  It is the day we remember the Royal Navy’s most famous victory.  With the French under Napoleon about to invade it was vital the royal navy won the battle of Trafalgar, Lord Nelson, who sadly died after he was killed by a gun shot from a [...]

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School uniform – Good or Bad?

“RELAXED, liberal schools that shun uniforms and encourage pupils to call teachers by their first names produce students who are more highly motivated than more disciplined establishments, according to research by Harvard University.” 54% of students find school boring, so why do we have a uniform if it’s proven that schools do better dressed down? [...]

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Your future the all new I Level

In September 2015 the new I level (Intermediate level) exams will be introduced. Their introduction will be the biggest change in school qualifications for over 30 years.  And guess what, we, the current year 7, will be the first to sit the new exams. The reason is according to Ofqual, the exams regulator, is that [...]

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Life in the Sea Cadets

Sergeant Steve Wood of Harrogate Sea Cadets came to speak at the Y7 assembly on 17th of  June to tell us about life as a Sea Cadet.  He is a volunteer who helps young people work towards joining the Navy and  fulfil their dreams.  However, you don’t need to want to join the Navy to join [...]

Britain’s Got Talent 2013 Judges

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Kids rule Britans Got Talent  don’t they? Now officials are complaining  that there is too much stress involved for the children, and that many may find it intimidating by being watched by millions of strangers. A lot of young people are for this, but not us. Why, because many kids have incredible talents! if you watched this [...]

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Merida – really to be changed?

Recently Disney released Brave an feature length animation about an adventurous girl who didn’t want to be the princess everyone expected. Set in Scotland a long time ago she refused to tie her wild hair up. She was a strong and powerful female role model. Now Disney has decided to change her and defeat the [...]

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New generation of Xbox?

19 March 2013

There has been rumours of a new generation of Xbox, the Xbox 720.  Microsoft has not released any news about the new console apart from that it might be released after the play station 4. Our research has suggested that it might be equipped with Skype.  Lots of people are still questioning why you would need Skype to improve your gaming experience.  I [...]

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HGS got talent!

HGS got talent!

19 March 2013

Year 7 and 8 look out because the talent is coming to town! Within the next few weeks there will be a series of talent show auditions for each house. The Ignis audition was on Monday the 28th of January and boy there was some great performances.  Amy Collins from form 7LJW sang the A-Team [...]

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My Big Idea

My Big Idea

13 February 2013

Over the summer of 2012, I, decided to start a business. So Snap Photography was born.   It started on a wet, cold, summer morning, and I was watching Dragons den on TV, and I thought; wouldn’t it be great to have a business, to have something to set a goal for, and to grow [...]

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Uniform – but stylish?

04 January 2013

Recently many negative comments have been scribbled in year seven student planners about uniform; short ties, top buttons undone, skirts rolled up, and make-up. Harrogate Grammar Students complain and hide from teachers in case they spot their improperly worn uniform. Its not just in year seven though, I see many  year 10 and 11 students  with heavy out lined [...]

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Nativity 2 in Aid of Children in Need

03 January 2013

Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger,  is the Christmas hit that gets everyone up dancing. This new movie  opened in cinemas on the 23rd November and is already a seasonal special. The cast includes; David Tennent playing Mr Peterson, Marc Wootten as Mr poppy, Joanna Page plays the wife of Mr Peterson and Ian McNeice plays the [...]

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My first day at HGS

My first day at HGS

03 January 2013

When I first started HGS I felt scared that I would get lost in such a big school.  But as soon as I walked through the doors I felt confident  that I would make lots of friends and that I was going to be OK .  I needed some help finding my way around the [...]

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The Wii U

The Wii U

03 January 2013

    Nintendo, one of the biggest gaming companies have just released their newest console, the Wii U. The Wii U’s most significant feature is the game pad, a tablet looking controller. It has a touch screen interface which allows an extra boost to most games on the Wii U such as on Nintendo’s first [...]

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Girls Football Wanted!!

Girls Football Wanted!!

03 January 2013

  Girls should be allowed to play football because it is fun and a great sport to play. If boys are allowed to play football then so should we, girls. We have just as much right to play football as the boys. Whilst the school hasn’t banned girls football there aren’t any girls football clubs or teams. I [...]

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Wanted Girl Footballers

Wanted Girl Footballers

14 December 2012

We need more people!!!!! I play for Beckwithshaw all Girls football team and we are in the York City league.  Two weeks ago we were at the top of the league after a sensational 9-1 win but since then its all been downhill.  As the weather got worse and Christmas approached we have struggled with our squad [...]

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UK Set For Continued Cold Snap As Snow Arrives

BEAST FROM THE EAST!

13 December 2012

Forecasters have suggested that parts of the country will see the mercury plunge to as low as -6C, with icy winds from Siberia expected to blow in over the eastern coast. But while coastal areas in the east remain likely to receive sleet and snow from the 7,000-mile wide weather front, the extreme conditions are [...]

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World of tanks: Game Review

World of tanks: Game Review

08 December 2012

World of tanks is a game where you drive around in tanks and try to defeat your opponent. The ultimate goal is to reach the Premium tanks at the top of each ‘Tech tree’ but with every update the developers will add a new tank. Right now there are 5 tech trees to climb but in [...]

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School Council issues

School Council issues

05 December 2012

  In last weeks School Council meeting we raised the following issues.  We are keen to get your feedback.  If you have any ideas please email me. Upgrading the girls toilets People pushing people out of the line Smelly school lunch trays!!! Hot meals – Not many of Year 7 are buying hot meals because [...]

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