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EDITOR IN CHIEF’S NOTE:

1st EDITION

Hey guys! So I ran for President with the idea of starting up a school newspaper. I wanted this newspaper to be a platform that students could use to write articles on subjects that they felt passionate about and in this way inspire and inform others. I also wanted the newspaper to highlight the achievements of BSB students because we’re not always aware of the wonderful accomplishments beyond our immediate year group. The Buzz has incorporated these aims and much more and this wouldn’t have happened without the hard work the CAS team has done. I want to thank them and all our other contributors including the Subject Captains and columnists. I really hope that you enjoy reading the first edition of the Buzz. We hope to publish more frequently next year. We want more pieces by more students especially those in younger years. We would also really appreciate any feedback you might have. What are your thoughts about the newspaper? If you have any suggestions or contributions to make, you can contact us at thebuzzsubmissions@outlook.com Karen Borges School President

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TEDx NOW IN BSB! Written by: Karen Borges

Carla Thomas

Deep Shah

From Left to Right (below): Cyrus Nabili, Charles Vincent, Karen Borges, Becca Thumwood, Ellie Basford, Monica Korakula, and Jack Morgan Jones EDITOR-IN-CHIEF – Karen Borges LAYOUT DESIGNER – Monica Korakula IMAGE EDITOR / PHOTOGRAPHER – Charles Vincent INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST – Cyrus Nabili

27 March 2014 is a date for everyone’s diaries, as on that Thursday evening BSB is hosting its first ever TEDx event. TED talks have become ubiquitous in school; used in classes ranging from Physics to PSHCE. At their core, TED talks are all about the spreading of ideas, and BSB’s upcoming TEDx event is focusing on the theme of ‘Access to Education.’ The idea of hosting an event that centred on women’s education was proposed to the TED organisation; however, it was deemed too limited a theme. So this was how the theme ‘Barriers to Education’ came about, which was then altered to the more positive ‘Access to Education’. The event will feature presentations from both external speakers as well as BSB’s very own students. After a preliminary audition, Year 11’s Ryan Jordan and Scott Pierce along with Year 12’s Eliska Vojakova, Ramya Monica Korakula and Rosalie Minnitt were all selected to speak. They will be joined by Lode de Wulf, a doctor whose talk will deal with access to medical education. Cheryl Miller will also be

ART EDITOR – Ellie Basford LAYOUT EDITOR – Becca Thumwood FILM EDITOR – Carla Thomas POLITICAL EDITOR ­– Jack Morgan Jones TECHNOLOGY EDITOR – Deep Shah

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attending; she promotes the participation of girls and women in areas of STEM or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Anita Sheehan will give us an insight into appreciative inquiry, a process that involves focusing on the good instead of the bad in order to improve in life. And we will also hear from Emma Stellman, whose organisation 'Spire' focuses on education in developing countries such as Kenya. The TEDx group is led by enthusiastic teachers Sue Munday and Laura McDonagh and they are joined by a group of lively senior section students. These students are integral to the organisation of the event and as such are split up into teams with specific responsibilities. One group of ‘speaker curators’ cater to the needs of the speakers; another is responsible for marketing the event by producing posters, writing articles and presenting assemblies. Other students manage the technology and social media side of things. And lastly there are those who form the production team;

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Nikhil Goyal at TEDxYouth@BFS

they will take charge of logistics and, of course, the all-important goody bags! These students gain invaluable experience in what it takes to put together a professional, large scale event.

TO BE CONTINUED ON PG..3  BSB’s inaugural TEDx event – 27 March, evening, Brel theatre – tickets will be available online/through Families Online.


LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS Written by: Rebecca Thumwood

 Mollie Quick has been asked to return to Wales to collect a Gold award for athletics from Swansea Harriers.

 Luke Stagno Navarra for his virtual wind

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THE BUZZ SPECIAL CARTOON– THE BSBee!

Created By: Eleanor Basford & Rebecca Thumwood

tunnel in DT.

Year 9:  Sam Copner Jacques Solvay, Jan Alonso for their involvement in Jesus Christ Superstar.

 Kaushik Kuralla, Joseph Ryan, Gabriela van Bergen, Emma Brown for Top of the Bench.

 Joseph Ryan, Kaushik Kuralla, Gabriela Van Bergen,Tabitha Munyaka, Ryan Ossendorp, Yutaro Taniguchi, Archana Dugar, Minseo Kim, Nieve Greene for taking part in the Inter-House Competition.

 Aisling Vallely, Juliette Mennicken, Katie Vallely won the team first place in the November Cup Gymnastics.

 Also Katie Vallely won the Individual first ISST Cross-Country team

Year 7:  The Rugby team B, led by Victor have won against British School of Paris by 13 tries!.

 The BSB dolphins came first in the Brussels junior championship, narrowly beating St. Johns.

 The BSB Bluelines hockey team have performed very well in outdoor season, and they’ve moved up a league in indoor season too.

place.

Year 8:  Max Collins, Ruben Koster and Harry Eyres have been selected for the Flanders rugby team.

 Stephanie Quezada has won the Belgian football league with Standard Liege.

 Alvaro Cravero Baraja has won a football league with Vossem FC.

 Emma Moriyama, Matila Vocea and Jasmine Kenny for ISST football.

 Minseo Kim, Jonas Raes, Carolina Parekh, Joseph Ryan, Max Walk, Alex Goodall for ISST cross country.

Year 10:  Winner of the Poetry Slam - Lilly Menear

 Zoe Adams has achieved the Baden Powell guiding award.

To be continued….

 Tancrede Du Monceau has been selected for the Wallonia Hockey team.

PUNS OF THE ISSUE:

 Ross Campbell won an ISST Cross Country ISST Girl’s Football team

Smiley word-search!

Silver Medal.

Q: What do physicists enjoy doing the most at sporting events? A: The Wave Q: What did the Zero say to the Eight? A: I like your belt! A neutron walked into a bar and asked, "How much for a drink?" The bartender replied, "For you, no charge." Poetry Slam Winner

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Written by: Matthew Andrew Howe

Dear Papa Tino,

Name: Muay Thai Roundhouse Kick

Anonymous#1 The IB is destroying my social life! What can I do?

Situation: A mugger is walking towards you with a weapon in hand

Technique: 1. Get into fighting stance, hands up to protect face and strongest leg back about shoulder width apart

BEST OF BOTH CHARITY:

Ghana can’t go to school at all. Most of these children do labour, working in the fields under the scorching sun.’

Written By : Rosalie Minnitt & Cyrus Nabili

A BSB student talks about a normal day in his life: ‘I wake up at 8:00am, wash and eat breakfast. My parents drive me to school every morning, and our car is warm no matter how cold it is outside.

Font design: Rebecca Thumwood & Eleanor Basford) Written by: Josie Ella Morrison

School starts at 8:45. We have a break in the morning and an hour’s break for lunch.

Bill Gates once said “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” Be smart with work, prioritize and choose which homework to invest 120% of your effort in and which to invest 80% in.

I get home at 4.00pm and either listen to music, play video games or just chill. Sometimes, I have homework, but usually not more than an hour a day. The only chores I have at home are making my bed and tidying my room.

2. Bring the knee of your strongest leg up and pointing towards your attacker’s stomach or head so that you’re now standing on one leg. Anonymous#2

It’s winter but I still want to wear Summer

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Anonymous #3 Cristiano Ronaldo is a tank and I want to develop a body similar to his. How can this be done Papa Tino? There is this workout called “Bring Sally Up” that will guarantee a Ronaldo-esque body. Youtube the workout and try to last the whole video. If you can- holla at me!

Anonymous #4 It’s winter and I’m not sure whether I can wear leggings or not? If you’ve been squatting, then you have no problem! (Model: Matthew)

Method: Preheat the oven to 175°C Firstly, beat (with an electric mixer or a whisk) the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy, they should be a pale yellow in colour. Next add the honey and egg yolk then beat until it is fully combined. Add the self-raising flour bit by bit, after adding each bit of flour whisk together. It should form a large dough ball; don’t worry if it is sticky as this will mean the biscuits are not dried out! Roll into small balls and place onto a baking tray, bake for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside. It is okay if they are still a little bit soft, as they will harden up on the outside once they have cooled. Place on a cooling rack and unless you want to eat them straight away, put them in an airtight container so they will stay fresh! If you want to mix it up a bit you could add chocolate chips or dried raspberries to the mixture, or serve with fresh fruit and ice cream for a delicious desert.

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I go to bed late because I don’t have to wake up very early’.

A Ghanaian student talks about a normal day in his life:

This year, we want to grow as an organisation by helping more schools in Ghana. We are linked to the Antwerp International School, who also work for the Best of Both programme. This term, we hired a field worker in Ghana to do work on the ground and help organise developments at all member schools.

‘I wake up early in the morning, around 4.00am. I sweep the house and its surroundings. I prepare my breakfast quickly, eat, and wash. I reach school around 6.30am and sweep my classroom – my normal task. Our first lesson starts at 7.00am. We have seven lessons each day, and each lesson lasts an hour and a half (90 minutes). There are about 75 students in every class.

The ‘Best of Both’ is a charity led by BSB students that helps four schools in Ghana. The When I go home it's about 6.30pm. I collect charity has been around for 3 years, and every water for our house, then help my mother year we have raised money to make school life prepare food for supper. better for Ghanaians. In our first year, we My day ends at 10.00pm when I go to bed. I go made sure that all the schools had clean to bed early because I have to wake up at 4 water. The next year, we raised money so am. Even though my life is tough, I am they could join the World Food Programme grateful because many children my age in plan, which would give students one warm

HERE’S AN IDEA...CONTINUED

meal a day. Last year, we planted gardens in each school, so they could have better access to food.

students gain invaluable experience in what it takes to put together a professional, large scale event.

Our aim this year is to raise money for a student sponsorship programme, which will support 40 students across the four schools. Our contact in Ghana did a study to show how many students want education but can’t always get it because of . We offered a range of hampers and prizes kindly donated by local businesses. The money will help us begin paying our field worker in Ghana and start the sponsorship programme. We also have 14 students travelling to Ghana in the summer to work at the schools. The rest of the year will be focused on growing the charity and branching out to other schools, as well as training the students heading off to Ghana so they can help the Ghanaians study for their exams.

tion globally and is essential viewing for all humanitarians and those passionate about education. In hosting the event, the group have arranged for a significant donation to Written by: Karen Borges the educational charity behind Girl Rising, The TEDx group is led by enthusiastic teachers The aim of hosting an ‘Access to Education’ but will also be raising funds for another worSue Munday and Laura McDonagh and themed TEDx conference is to highlight the thy cause at the screening itself: the charity they are joined by a group of lively senior sec- privileged position that BSB students are in. Facing the World. This UK-based charity protion students. These students are integral to We are so lucky in that we have such easy vides life-changing surgery for children with the organisation of the event and as such are access to education. The question being asked severe facial disfigurements in the developing split up into teams with specific responsibiliisn’t 'Can I go to school?', but rather 'What world. ties. One group of ‘speaker curators’ cater to subjects at school should I take and which the needs of the speakers; another is responsi- enrichment activities should I attend?' This ble for marketing the event by producing easy access to education shouldn’t be taken The TEDx group also hope to broaden peoposters, writing articles and presenting asfor granted but it can be easily forgotten ple’s outlooks and expose them to the more semblies. Other students manage the technol- amongst the homework deadlines and youth unconventional challenges to getting an eduogy and social media side of things. And lastly clubs that take top priority in our minds. cation. In summary, as year 12 student Ed there are those who form the production The live event will be supported by the screen- Belfield elegantly puts it, “we want to stimuteam; they will take charge of logistics and, of ing of the film ‘Girl Rising’ on 5th March at 7pm late and inspire people.” course, the all-important goody bags! These in the Brel theatre, which is about girl’s educa-

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BSB FOCUSES ON FAIRTRADE

is put into local community projects, such as cleaner wells, promoting a happier outlook and better quality of life. So you Written by: Charles Vincent can buy Fairtrade products in shops, but what does that have to do with school? BSB is committed to the ideals of the Fairtrade Foundation, selling and using as much Fairtrade produce as it can, promoting social and ethical awareness. By investing money gained from the purchase of products carrying the Fairtrade symbol, BSB can help make a situated in the cafeteria) and tea available difference to the lives of the farmers and to staff and parents has also been Everyone can sympathise with the communities who matter most. changed to a Fairtrade brand. The greens, blues and blacks of the concept of Fairtrade and sustainability is eponymous Fairtrade symbol, but other taught in various subject courses at BSB, than the Dutch founders, under the name including Textiles and Geography. of Max Havelaar, who else knows what it actually means to be Fairtrade? Awareness of the BSB’s project has been Well, basically, the Fairtrade Foundation raised throughout the school, particularly was conceived in a bid to help the farmers in Primary and at the Christmas Market of poorer, developing countries earn an through various stalls. Having achieved so income from their produce by much already you may be thinking, well, guaranteeing a ‘fair’ where else can BSB proceed with its commercial price. Fairtrade scheme? This year, Fairtrade at This scheme has helped to get many farming communities out of poverty by ensuring a charitable and sustainable living. The money gained by the purchasing of Fairtrade goods The new Fair-Trade coffee machine installed in the school cafeteria to provide organically made beverages .

BSB hopes to get its policy signed by the BSB has its own Fairtrade group Principal, as well as the Board of spearheading these concepts. From the Governors. There is also going to be ideas they have encouraged, BSB now contact with Nike and other sports has both the Cafeteria and the Tuck Shop companies to see if it is possible to get stocking more Fairtrade produce, notably our officially endorsed PE Kits and Sports chocolate bars in the form of Dubble Equipment to be manufactured with Bars, Divine Milk Chocolate and Divine Fairtrade cotton and other materials. Milk Chocolate Orange. The Cafeteria There is also the idea to organise a also sells Chocolate Rice Cakes and Fairtrade Group in Upper Primary, a Oxfam bars (Sesame, Coconut & Mango, Fairtrade Easter Egg Hunt and other etc.). The coffee (for which there is a scavenger hunts. special new machine

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LATEST FILM REVIEWS Written by: Carla Thomas

Frozen

Moonrise Kingdom

Disney’s latest 3D release, Frozen, creates a

Wes Anderson, who some may recognise

longing for snow after the disappointingly

from his earlier work, such as his film

warm Christmas and New Year period. The

adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox,

film remains true to the numerous other

has beautifully depicted young love in his

Disney princess films and yet also inspires

latest piece, Moonrise Kingdom. Combining

and encourages young girls to support and

the use of peculiar locations and his typical

stay loyal to each other – an important

pastel palette, Anderson follows the lives of

message in today’s society. The animated

Sam and Suzy, two young lovers attempting

film tells the story of Anna and Elsa, two

to make an escape from their mundane and

sisters, inseparable until Elsa’s special power

otherwise dissatisfying lives in the small,

– her ability to turn anything into ice and

coastal New England town of New Penzance.

snow – suddenly is not so special after she

The invincible duo run away: Suzy from her

accidentally zaps her sister. Elsa’s parents

less-than-supportive parents played by Bill

lock her away from her sister Anna, until it is

Murray and Frances McDormand, and Sam

Elsa’s turn to take the throne where the two

from his turbulent life moving from foster

meet again. A heart-warming watch with

home to foster home. Moonrise Kingdom is a

Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. The musical

fantastic watch for those with adventurous

has been said to make its debut on Broadway

souls and open hearts, with a soft spot for

soon.

strangeness.

I give Frozen:

I give Moonrise Kingdom:

Many women from continents such as Africa and South America and parts of South Asia have their main occupation as tea leaf collectors & coffee bean cultivators .

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The Matrix

Larry and Andy Wachowski’s The Matrix truly provides for an intense watch. Its visually dazzling aesthetics combined with the highenergy plot will leave you on the edge of your seat watching the thrilling cyberadventure. The film, starring A-list actors such as Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving among others, the film gives room for a leap of the imagination, only to lead to an obligatory climax: a shootout. The set-up for this climax however is incredibly intriguing. The Matrix suggests the idea that there is a matrix in place, an illusion of everyday life, a framework set up by a computer program, which the cyber-rebels aim to destroy. Truly a fantastic watch, leaving the audience reeling, wondering if anything is real, if there truly is a Matrix in our lives.

I give The Matrix:


HAS THE ACTIONS OF THE UN BEEN USEFUL IN RECENT YEARS? Written By : Jack Morgan Jones

The 26th of August, 2013. A Syrian fighter jet drops an incendiary bomb on a playground in the north of the country. Ten children were immediately incinerated while dozens more suffer gruesome wounds. The degree of burns inflicted exceeds 50% on children as young as six. They now bear weeping disfigurements of the Syrian Civil War. This is just one tale of the many atrocities which are unimaginable to people such as ourselves.

Bosnia. Currently, it still fails the helpless in areas such as Darfur, Somalia and Syria; all the while remaining utterly paralysed in the face of the Palestinian-Israeli turmoil. Structurally it is also inept. If the US forces had not entered Iraq in 2003 then Saddam Hussain would have thereafter chaired the Disarmament Committee - a ridiculous prospect in respect to maintaining international peace. Thus, it can be concluded the UN has and is failing to maintain global peace. The UN also consistently fails in its task of encouraging international co-operation through human rights and freedoms. The UN Commission on Human Rights includes the states of Cuba, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe - authoritarian regimes of the most repressive nature that use such a position to shield themselves from international justice. The system is so flawed as to have allowed Gaddafi’s Libya to chair the meet in 2003, a regime from which Revolutionary Committees carried out acts of torture.

The charter of the UN dictates two basic functions. Firstly, to maintain global peace through the facilitation of nation-states. Secondly, to encourage international cooperation through a variety of liberal In the 2005 session, the Commission passed principals ranging from human rights to freedom of determination. It would seem that four resolutions condemning the state of Israel - a number equal to the total of its the time had come for reform. resolutions against all other states in the Like the League of Nations before it, the UN world. While it is right and necessary to has become a redundant body that cannot criticise Israel, the obsessive demonisation of fulfil its primary purpose of maintaining Zionism from Arab states leads to a continued peace. It acts now as merely a vessel from hijacking the detracts from issues such as the which states squabble, while humanitarian copious, impeachable and culpable misdeeds crises develop unaided. The UN’s history is of Assad. also thoroughly tarnished with failure. The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 is evidence of not By UN rule, even debating Islamic Sharia is now tabooed in Human Rights Councils due to only inaction, but of deliberate inaction, that consistent protest from Islamic states. This abandoned the lives of up to one million snowballed into an attempt to pass an ‘Antiinnocents. Blasphemy Resolution’ that would have been The UN failed the people of Sri Lanka, it failed binding on all member states and criminalise the people of Iraq, it failed the people of defamation of Islam. What mandate can the

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DID YOU KNOW??

Ban Ki-Moon: a new age for UN?

UN possibly have for upholding the values of freedom globally when it cannot even preserve the freedom of speech within its own walls. The UN’s apparent failure in its objectives does not mean that multilateral NGO’s, which are very necessary, cannot achieve such aims. However the UN needs to change. The Security Council’s veto is currently used, such as in Syria, to hold the international community to ransom and needs to be reformed to a majority vote or to at least a minimum of two votes. This on its own would empower the UN to act. The Security Council would also benefit from including more permanent members such as India - a secular democracy with a huge economy that will increasingly become an important global player. Lastly, the UN needs to be militarily activated. As former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said: the UN is “the only fire brigade in the world that has to wait for the fire to break out before it can acquire a fire engine”. The UN has no standing reserve force and this has limited their capability to respond by up to six months in the past. Investment must be heavily provided by nations to finance a force all can depend upon. This, in turn, will reduce the necessity of private defence measures and unilateral intervention. However, this can only be guaranteed if the UN structurally reforms itself through, primarily, the Security Council. Until this happens the UN will remain a useless waste of time according to its own standards.

1. Apple was founded as a partnership on April Fool’s Day 1976 by three people who originally worked at Atari: Steven Gary Wozniak, Steven Paul Jobs, and Ronald Gerald Wayne. 2. The first ever mention of "Microsoft" was in a letter from Bill Gates to co-founder Paul Allen in 1975. Gates initially wrote the company name as Micro-soft, which made sense considering it's a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software." 3. The name ‘Google’ was an accident. A spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for ‘Googol’. 4. For the first 30 years, Apple was called Apple Computer, Inc. On January 9, 2007, it removed the word “Computer” to reflect its expanding electronic market’s. 5. Google has the largest network of translators in the world.

Written by: Deep Shah Edited By: Monica Korakula

Our school has implemented the use of various Apple technology, including a Mac suite, iPads and iPad Mini's . This enables the students to do creative work related to the subject areas for example: music composition, graphic design and filmmaking. Other Apple devices include the iPads which were introduced to the Primary section , which us used to offer a more interactive learning experience for the younger students of the school.

Many updates were made to the windows' bundled apps including Mail, SkyDrive, Internet Explorer 11). The windows will download. The windows 8.1 can be received by downloading it though the windows store. Windows 8.1 will be a adventure for you since you will have access to new apps, internet explorer and much more.

PROGRAM OF THE ISSUE

THE RELEASE OF THE NEW iphone5 S & c The iPhone 5s is a new high-end smartphone, which has been produced by Apple Inc. The new smartphone is a new part in the iPhone line and has been released on 25 September 2013. This touch screen mobile has many features including a fingerprint identity sensor that can give you access to your entire system not only do you have a fingerprint system, but the New A7 chip gives you a CPU and Graphics Performance 2 times faster than the A6 chip. The A7 chip makes the iPhone 5s, the first smartphone to have a 64 bit smartphone in the world so make’s the smartphone even more fascinating. Josephine Vermout, a student from year 13 who is a proud owner of the new iPhone version says “ The new iPhone 5 has helped me out in keeping in touch with all aspects of my life and allowed me to become more organised and well rounded.”

The IOS7 is the 7th version of the IOS Mobile Operating system and this was built inside the iPhone 5s that has given the users many features for the day-to-day basis such as greater multitasking, Airdrop and Control Center. Chris Pavelic, a student from year 11 thinks that it’s quite helpful. “At the beginning, I found it quite apprehensive but later on it becomes more aesthetically appealing and helps one to multi-task better”. The new program will be full of enjoyment so get ready to buy an iPhone.

eBOOK TRAILS STARTING IN BSB

The BSB has started trialing with the eBook system using a pilot group of students, to see if the school could improvise in using technology in the libraries and whether there were enough people using it already outside school. The school librarian tells us that she looks forward to making accessibility of library books more efficient and help both monitoring overdue books . The school already has Questia, which is more useful for secondary and senior students for research and homework, so using the Overdrive website would be targeted towards the primary and lower secondary kids with their ever so increasing demands in specific SOFTWARE OF THE ISSUE novels and storybooks, that may not always be Windows 8 has been developed and updated into the sufficient to all. eBooks are also “durable” compared to new Windows 8.1, which is a new member of the the easily damaged traditional books. We look forward Windows Family, which has released on the 17 October to this new system and to see its use soon, as the 2013. This has many features including additional stock system will fully be functioning by next academic year. apps including the Calculator, Sound Recorder, Reading List, Scan, and Help + Tips, that has an interactive tutorial on how to use Windows. The additional customisation options such as more colour choices, new tile sizes, new backgrounds, and the ability to use the desktop wallpaper as its background.

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VENTURING INTO VENICE Written by: Shitika Agrawal Edited by: Eleanor Basford

The art trip to Venice was an amazing experience; we saw so many things that inspired all of us, from video art to interaction to installations. There was such a wide range of influences, which allowed us to explore different techniques and methods of working. For the first two days we visited the Venice Biennale, this year entitled ‘The Encyclopaedic Palace’. There were two main locations where 150 artists exhibited their work - each representing their country.

The Venice Biennale is very well known and it was really worth seeing as it opened my mind to all the various types of art. Every piece was fascinating and I personally discovered how art is interpreted in these many forms. I was particularly interested in the ‘Curiosity Shop’ exhibition, which was not incorporated with the Biennale. This exhibition was set up like a curiosity shop, with many pieces of intriguing art with intriguing, often fictitious, stories behind them. I gained lots of inspiration from this exhibition, especially the stories behind it all, it was definitely one of the most interesting exhibitions I have ever visited. The artwork made me feel confused but at the same time interested and excited, I began to open up to more absurd ideas for my project and I started noting down as well as photographing all the styles of art. Previously I had been very conservative about

the materials I should use in my own art, however the trip opened my mind and now I understand that art can literally be anything and it can be explained in absolutely any way you want. It must relate to you as an artist and what you want to put across, which is what we are currently focusing on in our projects.

ART OF THE WEEK Artwork by: Tom Groom yr8

Artwork by: Elaine Dewulf yr8

In contrast to the contemporary art of the Biennale we got to explore the Renaissance art in the churches of Venice. We explored the history and meaning behind all the compositions, sketching and taking notes along the way, enriching our insight into the theory of art. During our free time we travelled into the heart of Venice, enjoying soaking up the culture, and eating lots of ice cream along the way. Walking the streets of Venice, photographing every occasion and observing all the incredible work had to be one of the best a0nd most memorable experiences; I’d love to do it all over again!

Artwork by: Fritz Benz yr8 Artwork by: Tom Groom yr8

Artwork by: Tom Groom yr8

Artwork by: Patrick Bethan yr8

Photographs (above and left) from the Venice trip, 2013, Taken by: Laura Olljum AS & A2 art sessions (right), Taken by: Charles Vincent

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cost. Up to 62% of the business will be sold to either firms or individuals, who started buying shares on the 8th of October. This The United Kingdom has lost another of its means that the other 28% of the Royal Mail great traditions. From the legendary cartoon will still be owned by the state. However, no figure Postman Pat to Britain’s iconic post one expected the demand for these shares to boxes, all this could be lost due to the be so high, 62% simply was not enough. privatisation of one of UK’s greatest postal Therefore the government sold an extra 15%, companies. On the 15th of October 2013, the and this is called an overallotment option. Royal Mail shifted from the Public Sector to There are several reasons for why both the the Private Sector. The government has Government and the Royal Mail were willing stated that privatization has been an ongoing to privatize this company. The first is due to thought for many years, with its legislation competition. passed in 2011. In the first month of the Economics course, we distinguished the difference between the Private Sector and the Public Sector. The Private Sector can be found in both free market, and mixed economies. The private sector is a company that is owned by either an individual or a firm, and makes its own profit. For example, IKEA or Pizza Hut. On the other hand, the public sector is found in Competitors such as TNT or the UK Mail are planned and mixed economies. The public sector is anything that is owned by the state, rapidly growing so the Royal Mail so for example road works, or the NHS, or the Management believes that the company needs access to private capital in order to Police Force. Whilst the private sector stay and to compete with the other focuses most on making profit, the public companies. Furthermore, internet shopping sector generally provides a service. So the is becoming more and more frequently used Royal Mail has shifted from being owned by the state, to now being shared by many firms therefore parcel delivery has become more important than delivering letters. The Royal and individuals. Mail believes that with investment from firms However, the shares do not only go to the and individuals, they can improve the rich who can afford them. 10% of the Royal Mail shares go to Royal Mail employees at no business of the delivery of letters.

POSTMAN PAT GOES PRIVATE Written by: Francesco Moro Edited by: Rebecca Thumwood

EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN Over the past few months there have been major breakthroughs in working on vaccines THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV

However, there are also some that are opposing this transition. Mostly campaigners and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are against the sale. Royal Mail workers, which are part of the CWU, believe that this change may lead to a majority of them losing their jobs. They also believe that the general spirit and their working conditions could be ruined. Because of this, the CWU members had a vote on the 16th of October on whether they should organise a strike in protest of what has happened. In addition, the CWU believes that the Royal Mail can receive more investment within the Government, and at the moment is a profitable company so there is no need to privatize it. Over these past few weeks there has been an ongoing debate on whether it was a good decision to privatize the Royal Mail. As listed above there are it's pro's and con's, influencing a great amount of people in either positive or negative ways.

humans, using an injection that has been modified to prompt the immune system into against the virus. The possibility of the vaccine fighting infection. But of course first they Written by: Sophie Corrigan emerged in a new light when scientists were must ensure it is completely safe and enquire HIV stands for human immunodeficiency able to determine an atomic structure of HIV’s further as to why there was not a 100% virus. The virus attacks the immune ‘envelope protein’. What does this mean? It success rate in the monkeys. system, weakening your ability to fight off allows scientists to see how the virus enters Although we will probably have to wait infections and disease. For the time being human cells and therefore how they should another couple of years before we can test there is no definite cure. According to develop a vaccine to imitate this. HIV vaccines on humans, the results from the “Worldometer” and the World Health There are already numerous vaccines being research not only look promising Organisation, currently there are almost 36 developed and tested worldwide. Recently but inspire great hope in eliminating million people in the world living with HIV/ one of the most promising results from an HIV the virus somewhere in the future. AIDS. To put this into context, this number is vaccine was found in a test on monkeys. Technology and knowledge in this more than three times the population of Professor Louis Picker, from the Vaccine and area are advancing at a great pace Belgium. The number of people infected is Gene Therapy Institute at Oregon Health and and this can only shorten our still rising and it remains in the world’s top ten Science University with a team of scientists, impatience into conquering HIV. causes for death. However there is promise eradicated the monkey equivalent of HIV in that this number will not continue to rise for more than half of those which were tested. long. This now gives promise to similar tests on

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VENTURING INTO VENICE Written by: Shitika Agrawal Edited by: Eleanor Basford

The art trip to Venice was an amazing experience; we saw so many things that inspired all of us, from video art to interaction to installations. There was such a wide range of influences, which allowed us to explore different techniques and methods of working. For the first two days we visited the Venice Biennale, this year entitled ‘The Encyclopaedic Palace’. There were two main locations where 150 artists exhibited their work - each representing their country.

The Venice Biennale is very well known and it was really worth seeing as it opened my mind to all the various types of art. Every piece was fascinating and I personally discovered how art is interpreted in these many forms. I was particularly interested in the ‘Curiosity Shop’ exhibition, which was not incorporated with the Biennale. This exhibition was set up like a curiosity shop, with many pieces of intriguing art with intriguing, often fictitious, stories behind them. I gained lots of inspiration from this exhibition, especially the stories behind it all, it was definitely one of the most interesting exhibitions I have ever visited. The artwork made me feel confused but at the same time interested and excited, I began to open up to more absurd ideas for my project and I started noting down as well as photographing all the styles of art. Previously I had been very conservative about

the materials I should use in my own art, however the trip opened my mind and now I understand that art can literally be anything and it can be explained in absolutely any way you want. It must relate to you as an artist and what you want to put across, which is what we are currently focusing on in our projects.

ART OF THE WEEK Artwork by: Tom Groom yr8

Artwork by: Elaine Dewulf yr8

In contrast to the contemporary art of the Biennale we got to explore the Renaissance art in the churches of Venice. We explored the history and meaning behind all the compositions, sketching and taking notes along the way, enriching our insight into the theory of art. During our free time we travelled into the heart of Venice, enjoying soaking up the culture, and eating lots of ice cream along the way. Walking the streets of Venice, photographing every occasion and observing all the incredible work had to be one of the best a0nd most memorable experiences; I’d love to do it all over again!

Artwork by: Fritz Benz yr8 Artwork by: Tom Groom yr8

Artwork by: Tom Groom yr8

Artwork by: Patrick Bethan yr8

Photographs (above and left) from the Venice trip, 2013, Taken by: Laura Olljum AS & A2 art sessions (right), Taken by: Charles Vincent

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cost. Up to 62% of the business will be sold to either firms or individuals, who started buying shares on the 8th of October. This The United Kingdom has lost another of its means that the other 28% of the Royal Mail great traditions. From the legendary cartoon will still be owned by the state. However, no figure Postman Pat to Britain’s iconic post one expected the demand for these shares to boxes, all this could be lost due to the be so high, 62% simply was not enough. privatisation of one of UK’s greatest postal Therefore the government sold an extra 15%, companies. On the 15th of October 2013, the and this is called an overallotment option. Royal Mail shifted from the Public Sector to There are several reasons for why both the the Private Sector. The government has Government and the Royal Mail were willing stated that privatization has been an ongoing to privatize this company. The first is due to thought for many years, with its legislation competition. passed in 2011. In the first month of the Economics course, we distinguished the difference between the Private Sector and the Public Sector. The Private Sector can be found in both free market, and mixed economies. The private sector is a company that is owned by either an individual or a firm, and makes its own profit. For example, IKEA or Pizza Hut. On the other hand, the public sector is found in Competitors such as TNT or the UK Mail are planned and mixed economies. The public sector is anything that is owned by the state, rapidly growing so the Royal Mail so for example road works, or the NHS, or the Management believes that the company needs access to private capital in order to Police Force. Whilst the private sector stay and to compete with the other focuses most on making profit, the public companies. Furthermore, internet shopping sector generally provides a service. So the is becoming more and more frequently used Royal Mail has shifted from being owned by the state, to now being shared by many firms therefore parcel delivery has become more important than delivering letters. The Royal and individuals. Mail believes that with investment from firms However, the shares do not only go to the and individuals, they can improve the rich who can afford them. 10% of the Royal Mail shares go to Royal Mail employees at no business of the delivery of letters.

POSTMAN PAT GOES PRIVATE Written by: Francesco Moro Edited by: Rebecca Thumwood

EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN Over the past few months there have been major breakthroughs in working on vaccines THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV

However, there are also some that are opposing this transition. Mostly campaigners and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are against the sale. Royal Mail workers, which are part of the CWU, believe that this change may lead to a majority of them losing their jobs. They also believe that the general spirit and their working conditions could be ruined. Because of this, the CWU members had a vote on the 16th of October on whether they should organise a strike in protest of what has happened. In addition, the CWU believes that the Royal Mail can receive more investment within the Government, and at the moment is a profitable company so there is no need to privatize it. Over these past few weeks there has been an ongoing debate on whether it was a good decision to privatize the Royal Mail. As listed above there are it's pro's and con's, influencing a great amount of people in either positive or negative ways.

humans, using an injection that has been modified to prompt the immune system into against the virus. The possibility of the vaccine fighting infection. But of course first they Written by: Sophie Corrigan emerged in a new light when scientists were must ensure it is completely safe and enquire HIV stands for human immunodeficiency able to determine an atomic structure of HIV’s further as to why there was not a 100% virus. The virus attacks the immune ‘envelope protein’. What does this mean? It success rate in the monkeys. system, weakening your ability to fight off allows scientists to see how the virus enters Although we will probably have to wait infections and disease. For the time being human cells and therefore how they should another couple of years before we can test there is no definite cure. According to develop a vaccine to imitate this. HIV vaccines on humans, the results from the “Worldometer” and the World Health There are already numerous vaccines being research not only look promising Organisation, currently there are almost 36 developed and tested worldwide. Recently but inspire great hope in eliminating million people in the world living with HIV/ one of the most promising results from an HIV the virus somewhere in the future. AIDS. To put this into context, this number is vaccine was found in a test on monkeys. Technology and knowledge in this more than three times the population of Professor Louis Picker, from the Vaccine and area are advancing at a great pace Belgium. The number of people infected is Gene Therapy Institute at Oregon Health and and this can only shorten our still rising and it remains in the world’s top ten Science University with a team of scientists, impatience into conquering HIV. causes for death. However there is promise eradicated the monkey equivalent of HIV in that this number will not continue to rise for more than half of those which were tested. long. This now gives promise to similar tests on

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HAS THE ACTIONS OF THE UN BEEN USEFUL IN RECENT YEARS? Written By : Jack Morgan Jones

The 26th of August, 2013. A Syrian fighter jet drops an incendiary bomb on a playground in the north of the country. Ten children were immediately incinerated while dozens more suffer gruesome wounds. The degree of burns inflicted exceeds 50% on children as young as six. They now bear weeping disfigurements of the Syrian Civil War. This is just one tale of the many atrocities which are unimaginable to people such as ourselves.

Bosnia. Currently, it still fails the helpless in areas such as Darfur, Somalia and Syria; all the while remaining utterly paralysed in the face of the Palestinian-Israeli turmoil. Structurally it is also inept. If the US forces had not entered Iraq in 2003 then Saddam Hussain would have thereafter chaired the Disarmament Committee - a ridiculous prospect in respect to maintaining international peace. Thus, it can be concluded the UN has and is failing to maintain global peace. The UN also consistently fails in its task of encouraging international co-operation through human rights and freedoms. The UN Commission on Human Rights includes the states of Cuba, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe - authoritarian regimes of the most repressive nature that use such a position to shield themselves from international justice. The system is so flawed as to have allowed Gaddafi’s Libya to chair the meet in 2003, a regime from which Revolutionary Committees carried out acts of torture.

The charter of the UN dictates two basic functions. Firstly, to maintain global peace through the facilitation of nation-states. Secondly, to encourage international cooperation through a variety of liberal In the 2005 session, the Commission passed principals ranging from human rights to freedom of determination. It would seem that four resolutions condemning the state of Israel - a number equal to the total of its the time had come for reform. resolutions against all other states in the Like the League of Nations before it, the UN world. While it is right and necessary to has become a redundant body that cannot criticise Israel, the obsessive demonisation of fulfil its primary purpose of maintaining Zionism from Arab states leads to a continued peace. It acts now as merely a vessel from hijacking the detracts from issues such as the which states squabble, while humanitarian copious, impeachable and culpable misdeeds crises develop unaided. The UN’s history is of Assad. also thoroughly tarnished with failure. The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 is evidence of not By UN rule, even debating Islamic Sharia is now tabooed in Human Rights Councils due to only inaction, but of deliberate inaction, that consistent protest from Islamic states. This abandoned the lives of up to one million snowballed into an attempt to pass an ‘Antiinnocents. Blasphemy Resolution’ that would have been The UN failed the people of Sri Lanka, it failed binding on all member states and criminalise the people of Iraq, it failed the people of defamation of Islam. What mandate can the

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DID YOU KNOW??

Ban Ki-Moon: a new age for UN?

UN possibly have for upholding the values of freedom globally when it cannot even preserve the freedom of speech within its own walls. The UN’s apparent failure in its objectives does not mean that multilateral NGO’s, which are very necessary, cannot achieve such aims. However the UN needs to change. The Security Council’s veto is currently used, such as in Syria, to hold the international community to ransom and needs to be reformed to a majority vote or to at least a minimum of two votes. This on its own would empower the UN to act. The Security Council would also benefit from including more permanent members such as India - a secular democracy with a huge economy that will increasingly become an important global player. Lastly, the UN needs to be militarily activated. As former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said: the UN is “the only fire brigade in the world that has to wait for the fire to break out before it can acquire a fire engine”. The UN has no standing reserve force and this has limited their capability to respond by up to six months in the past. Investment must be heavily provided by nations to finance a force all can depend upon. This, in turn, will reduce the necessity of private defence measures and unilateral intervention. However, this can only be guaranteed if the UN structurally reforms itself through, primarily, the Security Council. Until this happens the UN will remain a useless waste of time according to its own standards.

1. Apple was founded as a partnership on April Fool’s Day 1976 by three people who originally worked at Atari: Steven Gary Wozniak, Steven Paul Jobs, and Ronald Gerald Wayne. 2. The first ever mention of "Microsoft" was in a letter from Bill Gates to co-founder Paul Allen in 1975. Gates initially wrote the company name as Micro-soft, which made sense considering it's a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software." 3. The name ‘Google’ was an accident. A spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for ‘Googol’. 4. For the first 30 years, Apple was called Apple Computer, Inc. On January 9, 2007, it removed the word “Computer” to reflect its expanding electronic market’s. 5. Google has the largest network of translators in the world.

Written by: Deep Shah Edited By: Monica Korakula

Our school has implemented the use of various Apple technology, including a Mac suite, iPads and iPad Mini's . This enables the students to do creative work related to the subject areas for example: music composition, graphic design and filmmaking. Other Apple devices include the iPads which were introduced to the Primary section , which us used to offer a more interactive learning experience for the younger students of the school.

Many updates were made to the windows' bundled apps including Mail, SkyDrive, Internet Explorer 11). The windows will download. The windows 8.1 can be received by downloading it though the windows store. Windows 8.1 will be a adventure for you since you will have access to new apps, internet explorer and much more.

PROGRAM OF THE ISSUE

THE RELEASE OF THE NEW iphone5 S & c The iPhone 5s is a new high-end smartphone, which has been produced by Apple Inc. The new smartphone is a new part in the iPhone line and has been released on 25 September 2013. This touch screen mobile has many features including a fingerprint identity sensor that can give you access to your entire system not only do you have a fingerprint system, but the New A7 chip gives you a CPU and Graphics Performance 2 times faster than the A6 chip. The A7 chip makes the iPhone 5s, the first smartphone to have a 64 bit smartphone in the world so make’s the smartphone even more fascinating. Josephine Vermout, a student from year 13 who is a proud owner of the new iPhone version says “ The new iPhone 5 has helped me out in keeping in touch with all aspects of my life and allowed me to become more organised and well rounded.”

The IOS7 is the 7th version of the IOS Mobile Operating system and this was built inside the iPhone 5s that has given the users many features for the day-to-day basis such as greater multitasking, Airdrop and Control Center. Chris Pavelic, a student from year 11 thinks that it’s quite helpful. “At the beginning, I found it quite apprehensive but later on it becomes more aesthetically appealing and helps one to multi-task better”. The new program will be full of enjoyment so get ready to buy an iPhone.

eBOOK TRAILS STARTING IN BSB

The BSB has started trialing with the eBook system using a pilot group of students, to see if the school could improvise in using technology in the libraries and whether there were enough people using it already outside school. The school librarian tells us that she looks forward to making accessibility of library books more efficient and help both monitoring overdue books . The school already has Questia, which is more useful for secondary and senior students for research and homework, so using the Overdrive website would be targeted towards the primary and lower secondary kids with their ever so increasing demands in specific SOFTWARE OF THE ISSUE novels and storybooks, that may not always be Windows 8 has been developed and updated into the sufficient to all. eBooks are also “durable” compared to new Windows 8.1, which is a new member of the the easily damaged traditional books. We look forward Windows Family, which has released on the 17 October to this new system and to see its use soon, as the 2013. This has many features including additional stock system will fully be functioning by next academic year. apps including the Calculator, Sound Recorder, Reading List, Scan, and Help + Tips, that has an interactive tutorial on how to use Windows. The additional customisation options such as more colour choices, new tile sizes, new backgrounds, and the ability to use the desktop wallpaper as its background.

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BSB FOCUSES ON FAIRTRADE

is put into local community projects, such as cleaner wells, promoting a happier outlook and better quality of life. So you Written by: Charles Vincent can buy Fairtrade products in shops, but what does that have to do with school? BSB is committed to the ideals of the Fairtrade Foundation, selling and using as much Fairtrade produce as it can, promoting social and ethical awareness. By investing money gained from the purchase of products carrying the Fairtrade symbol, BSB can help make a situated in the cafeteria) and tea available difference to the lives of the farmers and to staff and parents has also been Everyone can sympathise with the communities who matter most. changed to a Fairtrade brand. The greens, blues and blacks of the concept of Fairtrade and sustainability is eponymous Fairtrade symbol, but other taught in various subject courses at BSB, than the Dutch founders, under the name including Textiles and Geography. of Max Havelaar, who else knows what it actually means to be Fairtrade? Awareness of the BSB’s project has been Well, basically, the Fairtrade Foundation raised throughout the school, particularly was conceived in a bid to help the farmers in Primary and at the Christmas Market of poorer, developing countries earn an through various stalls. Having achieved so income from their produce by much already you may be thinking, well, guaranteeing a ‘fair’ where else can BSB proceed with its commercial price. Fairtrade scheme? This year, Fairtrade at This scheme has helped to get many farming communities out of poverty by ensuring a charitable and sustainable living. The money gained by the purchasing of Fairtrade goods The new Fair-Trade coffee machine installed in the school cafeteria to provide organically made beverages .

BSB hopes to get its policy signed by the BSB has its own Fairtrade group Principal, as well as the Board of spearheading these concepts. From the Governors. There is also going to be ideas they have encouraged, BSB now contact with Nike and other sports has both the Cafeteria and the Tuck Shop companies to see if it is possible to get stocking more Fairtrade produce, notably our officially endorsed PE Kits and Sports chocolate bars in the form of Dubble Equipment to be manufactured with Bars, Divine Milk Chocolate and Divine Fairtrade cotton and other materials. Milk Chocolate Orange. The Cafeteria There is also the idea to organise a also sells Chocolate Rice Cakes and Fairtrade Group in Upper Primary, a Oxfam bars (Sesame, Coconut & Mango, Fairtrade Easter Egg Hunt and other etc.). The coffee (for which there is a scavenger hunts. special new machine

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LATEST FILM REVIEWS Written by: Carla Thomas

Frozen

Moonrise Kingdom

Disney’s latest 3D release, Frozen, creates a

Wes Anderson, who some may recognise

longing for snow after the disappointingly

from his earlier work, such as his film

warm Christmas and New Year period. The

adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox,

film remains true to the numerous other

has beautifully depicted young love in his

Disney princess films and yet also inspires

latest piece, Moonrise Kingdom. Combining

and encourages young girls to support and

the use of peculiar locations and his typical

stay loyal to each other – an important

pastel palette, Anderson follows the lives of

message in today’s society. The animated

Sam and Suzy, two young lovers attempting

film tells the story of Anna and Elsa, two

to make an escape from their mundane and

sisters, inseparable until Elsa’s special power

otherwise dissatisfying lives in the small,

– her ability to turn anything into ice and

coastal New England town of New Penzance.

snow – suddenly is not so special after she

The invincible duo run away: Suzy from her

accidentally zaps her sister. Elsa’s parents

less-than-supportive parents played by Bill

lock her away from her sister Anna, until it is

Murray and Frances McDormand, and Sam

Elsa’s turn to take the throne where the two

from his turbulent life moving from foster

meet again. A heart-warming watch with

home to foster home. Moonrise Kingdom is a

Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. The musical

fantastic watch for those with adventurous

has been said to make its debut on Broadway

souls and open hearts, with a soft spot for

soon.

strangeness.

I give Frozen:

I give Moonrise Kingdom:

Many women from continents such as Africa and South America and parts of South Asia have their main occupation as tea leaf collectors & coffee bean cultivators .

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The Matrix

Larry and Andy Wachowski’s The Matrix truly provides for an intense watch. Its visually dazzling aesthetics combined with the highenergy plot will leave you on the edge of your seat watching the thrilling cyberadventure. The film, starring A-list actors such as Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving among others, the film gives room for a leap of the imagination, only to lead to an obligatory climax: a shootout. The set-up for this climax however is incredibly intriguing. The Matrix suggests the idea that there is a matrix in place, an illusion of everyday life, a framework set up by a computer program, which the cyber-rebels aim to destroy. Truly a fantastic watch, leaving the audience reeling, wondering if anything is real, if there truly is a Matrix in our lives.

I give The Matrix:


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Written by: Matthew Andrew Howe

Dear Papa Tino,

Name: Muay Thai Roundhouse Kick

Anonymous#1 The IB is destroying my social life! What can I do?

Situation: A mugger is walking towards you with a weapon in hand

Technique: 1. Get into fighting stance, hands up to protect face and strongest leg back about shoulder width apart

BEST OF BOTH CHARITY:

Ghana can’t go to school at all. Most of these children do labour, working in the fields under the scorching sun.’

Written By : Rosalie Minnitt & Cyrus Nabili

A BSB student talks about a normal day in his life: ‘I wake up at 8:00am, wash and eat breakfast. My parents drive me to school every morning, and our car is warm no matter how cold it is outside.

Font design: Rebecca Thumwood & Eleanor Basford) Written by: Josie Ella Morrison

School starts at 8:45. We have a break in the morning and an hour’s break for lunch.

Bill Gates once said “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” Be smart with work, prioritize and choose which homework to invest 120% of your effort in and which to invest 80% in.

I get home at 4.00pm and either listen to music, play video games or just chill. Sometimes, I have homework, but usually not more than an hour a day. The only chores I have at home are making my bed and tidying my room.

2. Bring the knee of your strongest leg up and pointing towards your attacker’s stomach or head so that you’re now standing on one leg. Anonymous#2

It’s winter but I still want to wear Summer

3. Now twist your hips towards the leg you’re fashion. Any advice? kicking with and use that as the momentum to swing the raised leg around in a baseball The following pictures show the latest Summer Fair-trade honey biscuits bat swing motion and into the attacker’s ribs -winter fashion: or head. Try to hit with your shin to be most Ingredients: effective. Also turn with your entire body with your hips to get your body weight behind the 120g Softened butter, kick. 120g Caster sugar, 1 Tablespoon fair-trade honey 1 Egg yolk 180g Self-raising flour. (Models: Tino, Sahil and Defne)

Anonymous #3 Cristiano Ronaldo is a tank and I want to develop a body similar to his. How can this be done Papa Tino? There is this workout called “Bring Sally Up” that will guarantee a Ronaldo-esque body. Youtube the workout and try to last the whole video. If you can- holla at me!

Anonymous #4 It’s winter and I’m not sure whether I can wear leggings or not? If you’ve been squatting, then you have no problem! (Model: Matthew)

Method: Preheat the oven to 175°C Firstly, beat (with an electric mixer or a whisk) the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy, they should be a pale yellow in colour. Next add the honey and egg yolk then beat until it is fully combined. Add the self-raising flour bit by bit, after adding each bit of flour whisk together. It should form a large dough ball; don’t worry if it is sticky as this will mean the biscuits are not dried out! Roll into small balls and place onto a baking tray, bake for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside. It is okay if they are still a little bit soft, as they will harden up on the outside once they have cooled. Place on a cooling rack and unless you want to eat them straight away, put them in an airtight container so they will stay fresh! If you want to mix it up a bit you could add chocolate chips or dried raspberries to the mixture, or serve with fresh fruit and ice cream for a delicious desert.

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I go to bed late because I don’t have to wake up very early’.

A Ghanaian student talks about a normal day in his life:

This year, we want to grow as an organisation by helping more schools in Ghana. We are linked to the Antwerp International School, who also work for the Best of Both programme. This term, we hired a field worker in Ghana to do work on the ground and help organise developments at all member schools.

‘I wake up early in the morning, around 4.00am. I sweep the house and its surroundings. I prepare my breakfast quickly, eat, and wash. I reach school around 6.30am and sweep my classroom – my normal task. Our first lesson starts at 7.00am. We have seven lessons each day, and each lesson lasts an hour and a half (90 minutes). There are about 75 students in every class.

The ‘Best of Both’ is a charity led by BSB students that helps four schools in Ghana. The When I go home it's about 6.30pm. I collect charity has been around for 3 years, and every water for our house, then help my mother year we have raised money to make school life prepare food for supper. better for Ghanaians. In our first year, we My day ends at 10.00pm when I go to bed. I go made sure that all the schools had clean to bed early because I have to wake up at 4 water. The next year, we raised money so am. Even though my life is tough, I am they could join the World Food Programme grateful because many children my age in plan, which would give students one warm

HERE’S AN IDEA...CONTINUED

meal a day. Last year, we planted gardens in each school, so they could have better access to food.

students gain invaluable experience in what it takes to put together a professional, large scale event.

Our aim this year is to raise money for a student sponsorship programme, which will support 40 students across the four schools. Our contact in Ghana did a study to show how many students want education but can’t always get it because of . We offered a range of hampers and prizes kindly donated by local businesses. The money will help us begin paying our field worker in Ghana and start the sponsorship programme. We also have 14 students travelling to Ghana in the summer to work at the schools. The rest of the year will be focused on growing the charity and branching out to other schools, as well as training the students heading off to Ghana so they can help the Ghanaians study for their exams.

tion globally and is essential viewing for all humanitarians and those passionate about education. In hosting the event, the group have arranged for a significant donation to Written by: Karen Borges the educational charity behind Girl Rising, The TEDx group is led by enthusiastic teachers The aim of hosting an ‘Access to Education’ but will also be raising funds for another worSue Munday and Laura McDonagh and themed TEDx conference is to highlight the thy cause at the screening itself: the charity they are joined by a group of lively senior sec- privileged position that BSB students are in. Facing the World. This UK-based charity protion students. These students are integral to We are so lucky in that we have such easy vides life-changing surgery for children with the organisation of the event and as such are access to education. The question being asked severe facial disfigurements in the developing split up into teams with specific responsibiliisn’t 'Can I go to school?', but rather 'What world. ties. One group of ‘speaker curators’ cater to subjects at school should I take and which the needs of the speakers; another is responsi- enrichment activities should I attend?' This ble for marketing the event by producing easy access to education shouldn’t be taken The TEDx group also hope to broaden peoposters, writing articles and presenting asfor granted but it can be easily forgotten ple’s outlooks and expose them to the more semblies. Other students manage the technol- amongst the homework deadlines and youth unconventional challenges to getting an eduogy and social media side of things. And lastly clubs that take top priority in our minds. cation. In summary, as year 12 student Ed there are those who form the production The live event will be supported by the screen- Belfield elegantly puts it, “we want to stimuteam; they will take charge of logistics and, of ing of the film ‘Girl Rising’ on 5th March at 7pm late and inspire people.” course, the all-important goody bags! These in the Brel theatre, which is about girl’s educa-

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LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS Written by: Rebecca Thumwood

 Mollie Quick has been asked to return to Wales to collect a Gold award for athletics from Swansea Harriers.

 Luke Stagno Navarra for his virtual wind

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tunnel in DT.

Year 9:  Sam Copner Jacques Solvay, Jan Alonso for their involvement in Jesus Christ Superstar.

 Kaushik Kuralla, Joseph Ryan, Gabriela van Bergen, Emma Brown for Top of the Bench.

 Joseph Ryan, Kaushik Kuralla, Gabriela Van Bergen,Tabitha Munyaka, Ryan Ossendorp, Yutaro Taniguchi, Archana Dugar, Minseo Kim, Nieve Greene for taking part in the Inter-House Competition.

 Aisling Vallely, Juliette Mennicken, Katie Vallely won the team first place in the November Cup Gymnastics.

 Also Katie Vallely won the Individual first ISST Cross-Country team

Year 7:  The Rugby team B, led by Victor have won against British School of Paris by 13 tries!.

 The BSB dolphins came first in the Brussels junior championship, narrowly beating St. Johns.

 The BSB Bluelines hockey team have performed very well in outdoor season, and they’ve moved up a league in indoor season too.

place.

Year 8:  Max Collins, Ruben Koster and Harry Eyres have been selected for the Flanders rugby team.

 Stephanie Quezada has won the Belgian football league with Standard Liege.

 Alvaro Cravero Baraja has won a football league with Vossem FC.

 Emma Moriyama, Matila Vocea and Jasmine Kenny for ISST football.

 Minseo Kim, Jonas Raes, Carolina Parekh, Joseph Ryan, Max Walk, Alex Goodall for ISST cross country.

Year 10:  Winner of the Poetry Slam - Lilly Menear

 Zoe Adams has achieved the Baden Powell guiding award.

To be continued….

 Tancrede Du Monceau has been selected for the Wallonia Hockey team.

PUNS OF THE ISSUE:

 Ross Campbell won an ISST Cross Country ISST Girl’s Football team

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Silver Medal.

Q: What do physicists enjoy doing the most at sporting events? A: The Wave Q: What did the Zero say to the Eight? A: I like your belt! A neutron walked into a bar and asked, "How much for a drink?" The bartender replied, "For you, no charge." Poetry Slam Winner

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EDITOR IN CHIEF’S NOTE:

1st EDITION

Hey guys! So I ran for President with the idea of starting up a school newspaper. I wanted this newspaper to be a platform that students could use to write articles on subjects that they felt passionate about and in this way inspire and inform others. I also wanted the newspaper to highlight the achievements of BSB students because we’re not always aware of the wonderful accomplishments beyond our immediate year group. The Buzz has incorporated these aims and much more and this wouldn’t have happened without the hard work the CAS team has done. I want to thank them and all our other contributors including the Subject Captains and columnists. I really hope that you enjoy reading the first edition of the Buzz. We hope to publish more frequently next year. We want more pieces by more students especially those in younger years. We would also really appreciate any feedback you might have. What are your thoughts about the newspaper? If you have any suggestions or contributions to make, you can contact us at thebuzzsubmissions@outlook.com Karen Borges School President

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TEDx NOW IN BSB! Written by: Karen Borges

Carla Thomas

Deep Shah

From Left to Right (below): Cyrus Nabili, Charles Vincent, Karen Borges, Becca Thumwood, Ellie Basford, Monica Korakula, and Jack Morgan Jones EDITOR-IN-CHIEF – Karen Borges LAYOUT DESIGNER – Monica Korakula IMAGE EDITOR / PHOTOGRAPHER – Charles Vincent INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST – Cyrus Nabili

27 March 2014 is a date for everyone’s diaries, as on that Thursday evening BSB is hosting its first ever TEDx event. TED talks have become ubiquitous in school; used in classes ranging from Physics to PSHCE. At their core, TED talks are all about the spreading of ideas, and BSB’s upcoming TEDx event is focusing on the theme of ‘Access to Education.’ The idea of hosting an event that centred on women’s education was proposed to the TED organisation; however, it was deemed too limited a theme. So this was how the theme ‘Barriers to Education’ came about, which was then altered to the more positive ‘Access to Education’. The event will feature presentations from both external speakers as well as BSB’s very own students. After a preliminary audition, Year 11’s Ryan Jordan and Scott Pierce along with Year 12’s Eliska Vojakova, Ramya Monica Korakula and Rosalie Minnitt were all selected to speak. They will be joined by Lode de Wulf, a doctor whose talk will deal with access to medical education. Cheryl Miller will also be

ART EDITOR – Ellie Basford LAYOUT EDITOR – Becca Thumwood FILM EDITOR – Carla Thomas POLITICAL EDITOR ­– Jack Morgan Jones TECHNOLOGY EDITOR – Deep Shah

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attending; she promotes the participation of girls and women in areas of STEM or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Anita Sheehan will give us an insight into appreciative inquiry, a process that involves focusing on the good instead of the bad in order to improve in life. And we will also hear from Emma Stellman, whose organisation 'Spire' focuses on education in developing countries such as Kenya. The TEDx group is led by enthusiastic teachers Sue Munday and Laura McDonagh and they are joined by a group of lively senior section students. These students are integral to the organisation of the event and as such are split up into teams with specific responsibilities. One group of ‘speaker curators’ cater to the needs of the speakers; another is responsible for marketing the event by producing posters, writing articles and presenting assemblies. Other students manage the technology and social media side of things. And lastly there are those who form the production team;

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Nikhil Goyal at TEDxYouth@BFS

they will take charge of logistics and, of course, the all-important goody bags! These students gain invaluable experience in what it takes to put together a professional, large scale event.

TO BE CONTINUED ON PG..3  BSB’s inaugural TEDx event – 27 March, evening, Brel theatre – tickets will be available online/through Families Online.

The Buzz - BSB student newspaper, Issue 1