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Eastlea BBC News School Report catches up with Nicola White
Reporters on the Eastlea BBC News School Report team were able to catch up with British Olympic Women's Hockey player, Nicola White.
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Sports Spotlight Spotted The Skeete
Eastlea Community School’s very own “never been knocked out” rising star and is proving himself in becoming Britain’s new sports superstar in Boxing.
Javade was once an average kid before he was introduced to boxing by his mother, at the young age of 9. Ever since then Javade has been growing an obsession with him in his boxing gloves. What had started off as anger management soon became a stepping stone to a whole new career. Now, at only 14, Javade has an impressively increasing number of trophies, some of which includes: Finchley ABC, Hanwell School of Boxing, Auchengeigh A.B.C and Lion ABC.
After 5 years of training Javade has decided that it would be a privilege to continue boxing; in the near future, he would like to become a professional boxer and win the World Championships at least three times before settling down and retiring, where he plans on opening up a new gym dedicated to the art of teaching and learning how to box.
“Boxing has really changed my life”, says Javade, “I have more self-control, more focus and I know how to handle myself”. Javade is another example of how sports have helped changed the lives of millions for the better. “It isn’t just a game; it’s a way of learning how to handle whatever life hits you with."
With the new boxing season commencing at the end of the year a great deal of pressure is building up on Javade. Not only does he have the great expectations to live up to, he wants to make everyone proud of him. With the support of his school, friends and family, there is no doubt we can look forward to this season’s games.
Editor: Eastlea Community School
Classic Capitalism Causing Chaos
Capitalism, an economic system that is said to “maintain production, distribution and exchange of wealth”; but has this accustomed system become the reason why most students in the 21stcentury can’t afford further education?
In a capitalised city like London, we find that our wealth in divided unequally. Not surprising, seeing that almost every country in the world goes through this but it is exactly this perplexity that is causing a great amount of rage within the educational system. We find ourselves in situations where society just loses its natural balance, ultimately leading to complete chaos. As time goes by we learn to deal with our economic crisis; many of as have excepted that times like these support the rich and bombard those that don’t have more than 4 figures in their bank accounts. What is disturbing is that a government who fully supports the idea of further education let prices for university and many independent colleges touch the sky, and there is no way of telling if it’ll ever be reduced.
In current situations it seems that education is limited to only those who were born with a silver spoon. “What happens to the potential stars who can’t afford it”? Well, if prices continue to rise, their light will never be seen. Ladies, gentlemen and students of the world I present to you “the system”. Unfair as it may be we can’t really change something we all depend on. Whether we realise it or not capitalism is as natural as breathing and has existed from the beginning of civilisation.
Nevertheless, there is always a solution. Though university fees seem awfully daunting there are ways of getting into further education while avoiding bankruptcy. You may literally be fighting the world for these opportunities but it’s something worth thinking about. Leading universities want the best of the best not the richest sob story. If you want to earn your place there, work hard and you’ll definitely find yourself in a better place! There are many options out there for students wanting to go into further education; it is all about finding the method that is right for you. Professors say, “There’s a point where you have to ask: Is this worth it? Then no matter the odds, you always say “Yes””.
Editor: Eastlea Community School.
Mission Mars One
1972 was the last when humans walked on the moon, now Mars One has taken it a few steps further. Mars one is a Dutch company aimed to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2023. The vision of Mars One belongs to entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp and scientist Arno Wielders, who had developed a private organization whose intent is to establish a colony on Mars, with the use of already made and available technology from different industries worldwide. Uniquely, Mars One intends to fund this into making a reality TV style broadcast from astronaut selection to robotic construction of the outpost.Ambassador of the project, Prof. Dr. Gerard’t Hooft, a theoretical physicist and noble prize winner said, “Mars One is an extraordinary project and it is something he feels can really be achieved and thinks that it might become the most spectacular media event ever.”
What is known in making this project that makes it simpler than pervious plans to Mars is that the crew is actually going to stay and live on mars with the intention to remain there for the rest of their lives. Mars One paid visits to major aerospace companies around the world; these companies had confirmed that they can supply the required equipment. The suppliers had written letters of interest for Mars One, in the helping of the project.
It is planned that the crew will depart from earth in September 2022 and to arrive 7 months later in April 2023. Mars One’s vision is to accelerate our understanding of the formation of the solar system, the origins of life and our place in the universe, and to inspire everyone that anything is possible.
“I think there is 70% chance that this project might work but there are risks that can cause problems” says science teacher from local school. It has been investigated that there is a high potential in this project of Mars- One that could help us understand our universe better for the future. IfMars One achieves its ambitions it will see humans become a multi-planetary species.
"We have the responsibility to Mars, I think — even if it's just Martian microbes — not to kill them by the act of detecting them," Cynthia Phillips of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute said.
Would this be the next giant leap for mankind?
Editor: Eastlea Community School
Britain’s Hockey Superstar: Nicola White
British field hockey player and bronze medallist from the 2012 summer Olympics, Nicola White has become Britain’s very on sports superstar and has set her eyes on the gold for future games.
Born in Oldham, Nicola White, aged 24, is one of the youngest members of team GB. Her senior international debut was made during the match against Germany 2009, when she scored for England. From there she has continuously won medals at World cups, European Championships and Common Wealth games as well as winning champion trophies.
Nicola expressed her interest for hockey from the early age of 7. From there she has participated in local junior and secondary clubs. Though there was a time when she felt like quitting she made it clear that hockey was a permanent part of her life.
“Playing hockey is my dream job and I’ve got no intension of stopping that”
Nicola has also inspired many young girls into the practise of hockey and other sports. Recent studies have shown that there is a likelihood that more and more female athletes are going to compete internationally for Great Britain and we have role modals such as Nicola White to thank for that.
Graduating from the Loughborough College this sports science student also happens to be a very talented musician. It’s true, Britain little superstar is also a Grade 6 pianist and she is due to graduate in2013.
Nicola is currently an Olympic bronze medallist, which is a fantastic achievement given her age. However she is fighting for those gold medals in the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio. She is doubling her efforts into making this possible as well as putting in the extra hours and we all know the Britain is there to back her throughout her journey.
Editor: Eastlea Community School