Froggy 2022

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Froggy Oskar Kovačič Primary School English Magazine 2021/2022


Dear reader, You are looking at the 9th edition of Froggy. In this issue our students wrote about friendship, life in Slovenia, trips around Slovenia, holidays abroad and their ideal world. They gave advice to new students, wrote some ghost stories and biographies. Enjoy reading it! Petra Kajzer editor in chief


Contents: Friendship ………..………………..…………………………………………………………………………….


Life in Slovenia……………….……………………………………………………………………………………


Daily life in my country



A trip to Ljubljana ……………………………………………………………………………………………


A weekend in Maribor …………………………………………………………………………………………


A weekend in Ljubljana ……………………………………………………………………………………


A weekend in Kranjska gora…………………………………………………………………………….


Beautiful Lisbon ………………………………………………………………………………………………


Brazil …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


Advice for new students ……………………………………………………………………………………


Keep a positive attitude ……………………………………………………………………………………


My ideal world ……………………………………………………………………………………………………


Digital detox ……………………………………………………………………………………………………


The climate crisis ………………………………………………………………………………………………


Interview with our librarian Jaka Špiler ……………………………………………………………


Interviewing my dad …………………………………………………………………………………………


International world ………………………………………………………………………………………….


The Olympic games ………………………………………….………………………………………………


Skateboarding …………………………………………………….……………………………………………


Strange dreams …………………………………………………………………………………………………


Ghost stories ……………………………………………………………………………………………………


Biographies ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 47


We asked our students what friendship means to them or what makes a good friend. Here’s what they had to say about this topic:

Friendship is a beautiful thing. Friendship is when someone is friendly to you and you like his or her company, and if you think he or she loves your company, when someone helps you if you fall and when he or she asks you if you want to be his or her friend. When you say yes, that is your friend forever. Friendship is a good feeling in your heart, sometimes it’s funny and sometimes it’s sad, but when you have a friend, that’s the most beautiful thing in the world.

Bejda Baljinac


Friendship is… ➢ when someone friendly talks to you, ➢ if you send someone pictures of Among us ➢ a feeling of Among us Miha Koren ➢ when someone draws Among us in your notebook ➢ if you spam Among us e-mail on Discord ➢ a feeling of Among us Jaš Vrečko ➢ when someone becomes friends with you ➢ if you help someone with something (e.g. homework) ➢ a feeling when you feel ok, or good Haris Husarević ➢ when someone is you really good friend ➢ if you're really nice to your friend ➢ when someone gives you nice things Enna Rosič ➢ when someone hears you ➢ when someone asks you: »Do you want to be my friend?« ➢ when someone helps you ➢ when you love him or her like a friend. That's true friendship. Nia Prosen ➢ if you’re really nice to your friends ➢ when someone helps you Elena Avsenak ➢ a good feeling Lamija Ribihić ➢ when someone supports you ➢ when someone is kind to you Viktorija Markež ➢ a good feeling Žana Šturbej ➢ a good feeling Tina Krašovic ➢ when someone is nice to you Maša Kapel ➢ a beautiful feeling in your heart ➢ the best thing in the world Luka Praprotnik


Slovenia is a country in Central Europe that borders Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Its population is around 2 million people. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana, home to 300,000 people. The second largest city is Maribor.

Triglav, located in the northwest, is the highest mountain in Slovenia, while the largest lake is Cerkniško jezero. Traditional Slovenian dishes are Kranjska klobasa, Idrijski žlikrofi and Prekmurska gibanica. Famous Slovenians include Jurij Vega, a mathematician; Primož Trubar, the author of the first book in our language; France Prešern, a poet and the author of the Slovenian national anthem; Ivan Cankar, a writer and many others. In Slovenia, school starts around half past eight and finishes at around one o’clock. We usually have a snack in the morning and a lunch break before we go home. Our lessons are 45 minutes long and there is a 5-minute break after every one. Most of my schoolmates do sport in their free time. I do table tennis around 3 times a week. Popular sports in Slovenia are football, cycling, walking and running. At the weekend, people in Slovenia like spending time with their relatives, usually inviting them to a family lunch or dinner. I think Slovenia is a nice country to live in and I enjoy doing so. Niko Habinc 6|Froggy

My name’s Zala Silič. I’m a student at Oskar Kovačič primary school. I live here in Ljubljana. I go to school by bike, every day. In our free time, sometimes, me and my dad go to Portorož to go sailing on our sail-boat. I love the sea, but I find it a bit scary when it gets all dark and you can’t even see your feet. I also like to go horse riding every week. It’s a bit stressful but I can manage it. Me and my family also love exploring our beautiful country, Slovenia. Zala Silič My name's Lana. I live in Slovenia and I go to school in Ljubljana. We don't wear uniforms at school. In my free time I like to draw. I like playing video games and texting with my best friend. I listen to music every day because I really like it. Lana Pesrl My name is Lan. I live in Slovenia, in the capital city Ljubljana. I’ve got some friends near my home. And I’ve got a few somewhere else in Slovenia. In my free time I play with my friends and sometimes I play video games. I train gymnastics and I like this sport very much. I like playing basketball, football and many other sports. I like Slovenia, because it is a beautiful country. Lan Bricelj 7|Froggy

A Trip to Ljubljana

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Come to Ljubljana next summer. You’ll see the most beautiful city in the world. We’ll take you on a boat trip on the river Ljubljanica. Then we’ll go to the city centre and you’ll see Prešeren’s statue and Tromostovje, the Triple Bridges. Ljubljana is very clean and the air is fresh. Then we’ll take you kayaking and you’ll be able to compete, but there will be no dangerous bends on the river. Then we’ll go to Grefino, where we’ll have the best ice cream in town. See you! Kim Katarina Kilar

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A Weekend in Maribor

My grandma and grandpa live in Maribor. There is a big football stadium there and people come there to cheer, sometimes at 4 o’clock. The stadium has 11,671 seats and it’s the third biggest stadium in Slovenia. You can go rowing on the river Drava. This is the longest river in Maribor. It’s 710 km long. There are many hydroelectric power plants on the Drava.

Come and visit Maribor! It is a very beautiful city and the people are very kind there. Kim Katarina Kilar 9|Froggy

A weekend in Ljubljana

You can get to Ljubljana by car, by train or by plane. If you chose to arrive by plane you have to take a taxi or a shuttle to the city centre. You aren’t allowed to drive in the city centre which means you have to rent a bike, walk or use a Kavalir to get around. Kavalirs are narrow but relatively long electric vehicles with a driver. Their name comes from the Slovene word “kavalir”, which translates to “gentleman” in English. There are many attractions in the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s largest city and its capital. One of the ways you can plan your tour through the city is to start by seeing the town hall. After that you can walk to Tromostovje and see one of the most famous works of the famous Slovene architect Jože Plečnik while being a step away from the statue of France Prešeren, who authored the Slovene national anthem and the red-ish Franciscan Church of the 10 | F r o g g y

Annunciation. If you wish to explore the history of Ljubljana, you can continue your tour by heading towards the City Museum of Ljubljana. On your way there you will notice the interesting architecture of the National and University Library, designed by Jože Plečnik. Apart from seeing the City Museum of Ljubljana you can also see the Križanke Outdoor Theatre, another example of Plečnik’s architecture, very near the museum. However, there is another way to continue your tour through Ljubljana. You can head back towards the town hall and continue your path towards the statue of Valentin Vodnik, a famous Slovene poet. Apart from seeing his statue you can also see Saint Nicholas’ Church and Central Market. If you wish, you can also visit the Ljubljana Castle by the funicular railway whose entrance isn’t far away. However, for those feeling sporty, there are also paths that take you to the castle by foot. After completing your city tour you can also visit the National Gallery or Tivoli, a nearby park. I think you should visit Ljubljana because it’s a nice and friendly city. If you do so, I hope you enjoy your visit! Niko Habinc

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If you want to go on a trip from Ljubljana to Kranjska Gora, it’ll take you about an hour. There aren’t many shops because people mostly come there to see nature’s beauty. If you want to learn more about Josip Vandot, Liznjekova homestead is the place for you. You can see where Josip Vandot lived. He was a Slovenian youth writer and his famous work is Kekec. Liznjekova homestead was built in the second half of the 17th century. My family and I like to visit lake Jasna. In the summer you can sit outside the café and order cold drinks and you enjoy the beautiful view of the Julian Alps. In the winter lake Jasna freezes and you can go ice skating on it. Kranjska Gora is a place where you have everything at your fingertips and you’re never bored. Ema Lenai Zajc

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For the last fortnight my family and I were travelling through Portugal, from the very south to the north. Everything we saw or did was wonderful, but I decided to write about Lisbon. The capital of Portugal is located in west of the country, on the banks of the river Tejo. The apartment where we stayed was in centre of the city, which was very useful because we were able to feel the life on the colourful streets. The other day we took the famous tram number 28, which drove us through the narrow streets between tall buildings, covered with beautiful ceramic tiles, giving the city even more charm. We visited many monuments, such as The Tower of Belem and simultaneously tried the famous dessert, Pasteis de Belem. Nearby, we visited the Modern Art Museum and saw many interesting artworks, and later the Jeronimos Monastery with the skilfully designed inner courtyard. One evening, we had our dinner at the restaurant down the street, and experienced fado, which is traditional Portuguese music. There were singers, a man and a woman, and two men playing the guitar 13 | F r o g g y

and a special fado guitar. The event was unforgettable with delicious food and special atmosphere. If we would have wanted to see the real city life, we should have stayed in Lisbon longer, but we stayed there just long enough to see how kind the people are, and how the old city streets reflect their beauty through them. I definitely plan to visit Lisbon again and would love staying there longer to experience its true magical charm. Zala Tomažin

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POSITION Brazil is a country in South America. It is so big that it is occupying half of it! It is the most populated country there too. Brazil is bordered by every country on the continent except for Ecuador and Chile. It is the fifth largest country in the world. The largest city in Brazil is São Paulo. PEOPLE More than 200M people live in Brazil. In Brazil people speak Portuguese. People in Brazil love carnivals. Most carnivals take place in Rio de Janeiro. In Brazil the most popular sport is football.

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In Brazil we can see a lot of nature like the Amazon river. The Amazon river is the longest river in the world. In Brazil we can see the rainforest. Rainforests cover about 6% of the Earth's land surface. The Amazon rainforest in South America is so big that if it were a country, it would be the ninth biggest in the world. Some of the pine trees can live for entire 2,000 years!

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ANIMALS There are a lot of animals in Brazil, like the toucan with a long colorful beak or the anteater with a long tongue that is so sticky so it can easily eat ants from an anthill!

GUIANA HIGHLANDS In the far North, the Guiana Highlands are a rugged, lush landscape of hidden valleys, steep cliffs, and scenic waterfalls.

Miha Koren

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Moving to another school can sometimes be very stressful. But new students are always welcome at our school. Here’s some advice from our students: ➢ You'll make some good friends, don't worry. You'll probably be nervous but your classmates will help you. You'll love the school and the time will fly. Kim Katarina Kilar

➢ You’ll probably be nervous at first, but don’t worry. You’ll like most of the students and the teachers. You won’t get lost, because everyone will help you. You’ll make a lot of new friends. You won’t know the students’ and the teachers’ names, but you’ll soon learn them. Ema Lenai Zajc ➢ You'll probably be nervous at first but don't worry. Our school is small so you won't get lost. Tian Kuhar ➢ Welcome to our school! The teachers here are really friendly. The food in the canteen is very good. You’ll like this school. I’ll help you. Everything will be fine. It won’t be as hard as you think. It’ll be easy. You’ll be fine. Jurij Omejc

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We can be happier if we are optimistic. Dr Wiseman suggests that we need to be ready to change, be happy to try new things, learn from our mistakes and don’t be afraid to say that we are wrong. I think he is right. I am optimistic and I’ll be happy for the rest of my life. Jurij Omejc

Dr Wiseman gave us very good suggestions how we can all be optimistic and change our lives, but I think we should care less about what people say, because life isn’t a problem to be solved but reality to be experienced and when life gives you a hundred reasons to break down and cry, show it a million reasons to smile and laugh. Live life to the fullest every day, because you never know what day will be our last.

We can be happier if we work hard and think positive. Dr Wiseman suggests that lucky people have an optimistic life and unlucky people have a pessimistic life. I think he's right. I think I'm sometimes optimistic and sometimes pessimistic.

Ema Lenai Zajc

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❖ In my ideal world there wouldn’t be any learning and schools. There would be only sports like swimming, beach volley, football, etc and of course a lot of food. Aljaž Tomec

Students were asked to think about their ideal world. Here’s what they told us: ❖ My ideal world is when I can play football for the whole day and not worry about problems. So, I can focus on my dreams. Tim Kranjc

❖ In my ideal world, there would be no school, no homework and no learning. There would be just fun with friends and a lot of sport. There would be no war, no Corona and no problems. Everyone would be happy in my ideal world. Zala Podvršič

❖ In my ideal world, there would be no homework, and more free time in school. There would be fewer traffic jams and no more wars. In my ideal world there would be more love. And more holiday too. Ilhana Harčević

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❖ No homework, free ice cream, ∞ money, Liverpool (FCL) doesn’t exist, Messi plays for FC Barcelona, Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid, five hours of sport at school every two days. Matic Bobek

❖ In my ideal world there would be no crime and no violence. Countries wouldn’t argue and there would be no wars or violence to different people. There would be more holidays and less grading. I don’t mind having homework because I don’t do it anyway. There would be at least six months of school and six months of holidays. There would be more freedom and less racism. We would finally get to further planets and would be able to live there. Benjamin Sadar

❖ My ideal world is the one that has equal rights for every person no matter the race nor the appearance. Everyone deserves an equal shot at life. Marko Lenart

❖ In my ideal world, there would be more free time and more holidays. There would be no more traffic jams and less crime. There would be less homework and marks and more freedom. There wouldn’t be any wars or any quarrels. There would be more love and friendships between people. Tija Saje

❖ My ideal world is a world where you would be paid for playing any game. Pity system in genshin would be better. Sasuke and Naruto would be canon. There would be a new season of every anime I watched. Full metal alchemist 2003 would be less hated. Homework wouldn’t exist. I would be the queen of the whole world. I would have my own slaves. You wouldn’t gain weight of overeating or get sick of eating bad food. Sand would be nourishing. Klara Kolenc

❖ In my ideal world school would start later in the morning, maybe at 9 or 10 am and there would be no homework. The holidays would be longer and there would be more free time. There would be no wars, hunger or poverty. I would be living my best life. Zala Tomažin

❖ In my ideal world I would be a millionaire and there wouldn’t be any diseases and I would be the luckiest person alive. Matic Tkalčič

❖ In my ideal world there would be less homework, more cars, no traffic jams, more holidays, more free time, no wars and more freedom. Job Švigelj

❖ In my ideal world there would be no homework, no exams, more freedom, more holidays, more free time, no wars and less noise. Mark Saje

❖ In my ideal world there would be no traffic jams, more cars, more free time, fewer grades and fewer people. Jaka Lamovšek

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I don’t know if I would do that. That’s something where you get off the phone for a couple of weeks to clear your mind. But I’m not on the phone a lot either way, because I don’t have time. I sometimes chat with my friend when I find the time to do it. I don’t know how I could be without my phone because that is how I chat with my friends, phone them and do a lot of other things. You can be off your computer or television, too. But I think it’s the same. If you don’t spend a lot of time using your computer or watching TV, you don’t need to clear your mind. But in case you do, I recommend getting off your computer or TV for a couple of weeks. Take time to study, read, do some sport and clear your mind. Zala Podvršič

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I think that digital detox is a great concept, but I think it can be hard to achieve it with humanity’s dependence on mobile devices. And computers being in almost every job are making it hard for people who are trying to digitally detox. I find it almost impossible to detox when almost everything is in digital form, now, for example, you might be reading this on your computer. Marko Lenart

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The Climate Crisis by Matic Bobek

The climate crisis has become a serious problem to humankind. We have been ignoring this problem for years and now we are at the possible extinction of every animal species on this planet and the possible extinction of humankind. We are burning to much fossil fuels there are people, children giving up their education to protest against Global warming. The ice in Antarctica is melting, 200 hundred species are going extinct every single day, but there is still hope. A simple thing can save the planet, and it is a tree. A tree can build itself, it sucks carbon out of the air and locks it away and in return it gives us oxygen that is vital for every living organism on this planet. We spend 1000 times more on global fossil fuel subsidies than on natural solutions. Natural Climate Solutions get way less money than the money used on tracking climate breakdown. We must protect tropical forests. We can help nature regenerate back to its former condition.

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How long have you been working at our school? Since the beginning of 2019. Why have you decided for this job? My grandmother suggested it, because she was also a librarian and I feel very thankful for her advice. What is your favourite part of this job? I like the calm working environment. What do you like to do in your free time? I like to do as much outdoor activities as I can. I also like reading and spending time with my wife and friends. Do you do any sports? Yes, I like playing badminton. What is your favourite book? One of my favourite books that I have read many times is Alamut from Vladimir Bartol. by Luna Šuc 25 | F r o g g y

1. What’s your oldest memory/most vivid memory? My oldest memory goes way back to when I was 2 or 3 and I remember being uh, with my grandparents at their farm. 2. What was your favourite thing to do as a child? My favourite thing to do as a child was playing little car toys. 3. Was school hard? I had no problems with school, because I was uh, doing my school obligations regularly. 4. Was technology popular back then? No. We had no phones and black and white TV. Technology was not something we thought about. 5. What did you do in your free time?

I played with my friends.

6. What was your favourite game to play?

My favourite game was soccer.

7. When did you start using technology? I started using technology um, I started using computer when I was in high school I got my first mobile phone when I was my 2nd year in university. 8. What was your favourite place back then? My favourite place was my grandparents farm. 9. What was your biggest fear? My biggest fear was…my biggest fear was … I was afraid of vampires. One night I was home alone watching the movie Dracula and I couldn’t move after it finished. I just lay on the couch covered with blankets. 10. What’s your opinion on today’s technology and how do you think it affects children and teens? Technology, today’s technology impacts children and teens more than it should, but it’s just the way life goes because every generation has its own way. 11. Do you think that children would be more social without technology? (elaborate) I believe that children have more social contacts now with social media than we had, but our social contacts were um, were more sincere. 12. What would “12-year old you” say if he met the “today you”? What’s that thing in your hand that you’re constantly looking at? You haven’t got time to do anything else? Ana Marija Zalar 26 | F r o g g y

International world

All around the world kids play with Chinese toys. My mom and I love watching Turkish series. I don't listen to English songs. We have an Italian restaurant. In the shops they have French food. We have Serbian friends. Russian babushkas are sold in the shops. I would never try Japanese food. I would like to travel to a Montenegrin beach. I was in the Bosnian pyramids. Ajna Mujić Sushi comes from Japan. Kangaroos live in Australia. We eat nachos from Mexico. I watch movies from the US. Laura Maružin The British really like tea. The Russians like weapons. The Americans have the biggest budget for the army. The Australians swim a lot. And the Italians like to cook Italian food. Bert Zorčič A lot of Turkish series are watched in Slovenia. We eat in Mexican and Asian restaurants. We drive cars that are made in Germany and Italy. There are a lot of foreigners living in Slovenia who are from Russia, China, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Albania. Maida Tukić

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Well, nobody knows when the Olympics Games really began, but historians think that the first games were in 776 BC. The first Olympic champion was Coroebus of Elis. He was a cook. The games were very popular. Soon there were more events, like wrestling and horse races. All the athletes in ancient Olympics were men, and when they competed, they wore no clothes. If we come back to our modern Olympics, they are the world's most famous sports competition. The modern Olympics take place every four years in a different city. Slovenia is one of the smallest countries to compete in the Olympics. I don't really watch the Olympics on TV, they’re not really my piece of pie if I can say that. Maja Kovačič

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I like sports, that’s why I watched the Olympic games in Beijing on TV. I really like ice-skating, Curling and Ski jumps. I watch the Olympics with my family. Me and my father watch ice-skating almost every day, if it's on TV of course. I really enjoy Curling as well because my mother and father play and teach it in ice hall in Zalog. We like Ski jumping the most because our athletes are really good this year, they’ve already won three medals, two gold and one bronze. I really want them to get some more. Brina Kremžar

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Despite other things, I often remember my dreams, sometimes I write them down to turn them into a drawings or paintings. For example, last night I was dreaming about living on some sandy planet. I was some special astronaut, who was sent to this planet all alone to make some researches. I was very excited, but when I came there, I knew something was very wrong, I had that feeling of being watched. I was definitely not alone. I decided to find out who lived there, and found a family of giant underground worms. I almost got eaten, but luckily escaped. But when I was trying to escape the planet with my rocket, it broke down and was destroyed. Later, I built some kind of a space-house with the remains of the spaceship. After being done, I fell asleep and then woke up in real life. The experience was terrifying and exciting at the same time. Zala Tomažin

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I had a weird dream once. I was walking in the city and I was in a lift to space at the same time. Things were on fire and meteors were flying from the sky. In the lift there was only me and one scientist or something. That's what I remember. Jaka Lamovšek

I had a really weird dream when I was young. In my dream I was really bored so I went in a toilet. Not on a toilet, in a toilet. I was inside the toilet for some time then I started felling cold. So, I went out of the toilet to get a blanket. Then I went in the toilet again but this time with a blanket. After a while I felt really bored. So, I tried to go out of the toilet. But the toilet was locked. Klara Kolenc

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I had a strange dream. I was standing in the middle of the desert. I started walking because I wanted to get out of the desert. I was really thirsty but I kept on walking. After some time, I fell on the ground. An then I woke up. Mark Saje Pixabay licence

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I had a really interesting dream last night. I dreamed about walking on a road and then getting teleported to some very strange area. I was in a coffin and I heard a lot of people crying around me. That’s when I found out it was my funeral then I fell through the ground and I woke up. Matic Tkalčič

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I had a really weird dream last night. I was walking down the hall when I suddenly came to a beach in the Caribbean. It was really hot and people were dancing and singing. But when I went to the sea, I landed on a dark street where there was no one. I was scared and lonely. And then I heard a strange noise from some building across the street. It was like a baby crying so I went into the building and I saw a baby lying in a coffin. It frightened me a lot! Then I heard steps and suddenly I woke up. Tija Saje

I had a really weird dream last night. I was walking near a lake when I saw something shiny in the water. Suddenly something pulled me in. I fell and I could breathe under water. I was in shock but I wasn’t scared. I was swimming around looking at fishes when I suddenly woke up. Pixabay licence

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I had a really interesting dream last night. It was like every other morning. I got ready for school, brushed my teeth and ate my breakfast. The clock was 8:10 so I was in a hurry. In the bicycle shed I was watching my phone and I was playing games, then I realised that my phone had 0% battery and it shut down. I was so scared because when I checked my phone in the morning it had 100%. I unlocked my bike and rushed to school. But as soon as I left my bicycle shed it was night time. I was very confused so I checked my watch and it was really night time, it was midnight. I thought I was on my phone for 14 hours. I went back in the bicycle shed and locked my bike. When I got upstairs and unlocked my flat, I was expecting my mom angry and screaming at me where I was, but nobody was there, like it was abandoned. I was scared what happened to them. I called my mom and heard phone ringing in the closet as I approached the closet it felt colder and colder. As I was about to open the closet my alarm clock set off and I woke up. I realised that it was all a dream. Matic Bobek

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Liam and his friends decided to visit a creepy old church. It was Halloween at midnight. They didn't believe in ghosts and haunted places. They just went there, made some selfies and were on the way back out, when they heard a strange noise, which seemed like a woman screaming. All of his friends ran away, but Liam couldn't leave. Like something was forcing him to take a look of what was happening. His flashlight stopped working, and he was left alone in the dark. Something pushed him to the ground, he hit floor and broke his nose. He felt his blood running down his face and clothes. He started to feel dizzy and soon lost his conscious. He woke up outside the church and went straight home. Later they did some research and found out the church had actually been haunted for centuries, since some witch was killed there. Her ghost is still in a tomb under the altar and that's the reason they heard a woman screaming, but they still couldn't explain what pushed Liam. They decided to never ever go there again. Zala Tomažin I’ve never seen a ghost. But my sister has. She said that it happened when she came home from school. She was standing in the yard when she looked out of our dead grandmother’s balcony. She saw her reflection in the window. She was traumatized. Galja Petrovič 38 | F r o g g y

It was a clear day the sun was shining. We went to the Ljubljana castle. When we came in the place was lively the people were laughing and talking. All of a sudden, a storm appeared in the sky, a second later it started to rain heavily and everyone went inside. Me and some other tourists went in the castle cellar. As soon as we got inside the door slammed behind us. We all jumped in fear. When we tried to open the door, the door was locked. We decided to go and search for the exit. The halls were very bright, but the feeling was not warm it was dead cold. As we were approaching the basement the electricity shut down. We were trapped in the castle basement with no signal or electricity. A tourist brought a flash light. As we were going deeper we started to hear child’s screaming. Every step we took the child’s screaming got louder and louder. When we got to the end of the hallway there was a body lying on the ground and there was a figure standing next to it. When the figure saw us, he immediately disappeared in to the darkness. When we looked back at the place where the body was lying, there was only a dirty curtain. The second later the police came down with a guide. We told everything to the police. We went back down where we saw the body and told the police about a figure standing next to the body and how it ran to the hallway next to it. The police did not find anything, so the case was dismissed. Matic Bobek 39 | F r o g g y

THE FLOATING MILL The floating mill on the Mura river was built in the 4th century. It harnesses the natural energy of water for the farmers. It doesn’t work anymore but it still stands after so many years. One day I was hiking with a friend and we came across it. We decided to take a break there when it suddenly started working. I was scared but amazed of what was happening. Later that day when we got home I googled the mill and it said it might be working at specific periods of time, but not on its own. Although in some cases it might start working on its own, which is the reason why some people say it might be haunted. Zarja Urek

It was a black house. In that house my grandfather died because someone shot him. I went there because I was curious if he left anything useful there. When I got in the house, I was looking around for things. I found a closed door. I opened it. I saw my grandfather. But he was a ghost. He disappeared in two seconds. I was scared then. Then I went out and saw him again. And then he disappeared for ever. It was very strange. Jaka Lamovšek

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It was a rainy night and Nika was going to the shop when she saw a light in the house, that is opposite her house. This house was empty and nobody lived in it. It was really strange. So, she went to the house and looked inside the window. It was dark again. Then she walked inside the house and while she was walking down the hall, she heard something from the first floor. It scared her because she didn't even have a flashlight. She was confident, so she went into the living room. While she was looking around, she saw a ghost next to the sofa and she screamed and ran out of the house. Later she found out that an old man had lived there for thirty years and when he died, this house was very horrifying, so nobody wanted to live here. In this house there was the ghost of this man. Tija Saje

There was a castle in the middle of the forest. The castle was huge and there was mist all around it. I once decided to go in the castle. It was really dark so I had to use my flashlight in order to see. I was exploring the castle for some time until I saw a ghost. When I saw it, I went back home.

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One night, I was exploring an abandoned hospital on Crow street. I was just about to leave, because it was past midnight. I turned around and saw a ghost. It was an old man with a beard to his toes. He had red eyes and was bald. He was a patient. He was wearing a hospital gown. I ran out of the hospital and onto my bike. I rode home and never told anyone about what had happened. I never saw the ghost again. It was strange. Zala Silič One night I was sleeping in my bed when I suddenly heard something in our garden. I went to see what it was and when I came out it was very dark and it was foggy. When I looked around I saw something big and white. It looked like half cat, half man. I wanted to go inside when this thing ran towards me and scratched me. When I woke up the next morning, I thought I was dreaming but when I looked at my hand, I saw a big scratch there. Lana Pesrl 42 | F r o g g y

It was eleven o’clock at night. I was at my grandparents’ house. I was in the living room watching TV. Suddenly I saw a strange woman in the kitchen. I could tell that she was smiling from a distance. She had a long black dress, grey eyes and her face was very pale. I was scared. I screamed and the ghost magically disappeared. Ema Lenai Zajc

It was in the middle of the night when I was drawing in my room. A couple of minutes later I heard knocking on my front door. At first, I thought it was just my imagination. Out of nowhere it started to bang on the door. I was so scared to look through the peephole but when I did, I was terrified. It had a goat's head on a human body and it wielded an axe. It was an old failed science experiment. It was 8 feet tall. Lan Cener

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It was one o'clock in the morning. I had to go to the toilet and suddenly I saw a very strange light outside. I saw a very tall body outside the door. It walked through the door. It was a ghost! It was bald and was wearing black clothes. I was very scared. It was getting closer to me. I asked: Who are you? He said: I am Wor. Then a bird started singing. It didn't finish his answer, it just disappeared. Kim Katarina Kilar One evening when everyone was sleeping I heard a random noise. I was scared so I didn't get out of my bed to check. But then after some time the noise was closer to my room. That's when I got up and checked. I didn't see anything so I went back to my room. But then I saw a ghost looking from the window in my room. He was green and grey with weird looking eyes. He had long black hair and a moustache. I was scared to go and talk to him, so I pretended I didn't see him. After some time, he disappeared and I never saw him again. Paola Josić

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It was midnight and I was watching TV in my grandpa's house. Then I looked outside and I saw a ghost. It was dirty and it looked very old. I was very scared and then I ran upstairs and it was there. Then I fainted. And when I woke up, I saw how it disappeared. I was very lucky it didn't kill me. Lan Bricelj

I was playing MC. It was 11 p.m. I was in my room. I saw a mysterious figure. It was a ghost. He was scary and he had an axe. I wasn't scared of him, I had a knife. He was coming to my door. He screamed and ran away. I saw him on the roof of the church. He was afraid of me. Franky Ben Bojc

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It was ten minutes to midnight. I was in front of some sort of a castle. But it was too small for a castle. It was more like a house-castle. I wanted to walk away but there was my neighbour. He was sleepwalking and I didn't like him very much. So, instead, I walked into the scary house-castle. When I opened the very big door, I saw even bigger stairs that led to the even bigger door. The house-castle was bigger from the inside than the outside. I hoped there were no more bigger things. I went up the stairs. I tried to open the even bigger door, but it was too heavy. I pushed even harder, but I couldn’t open it. I looked at the door. There were some things on it. Some artefacts and letters… and a word. It said: “Pull.” I was thinking for a minute, but then I realized I needed to pull the door, not push it. I opened the door. There was a dark shadow at the end of the dark room. It was slowly coming towards me. I ran out of the dark room. On the stairs, I just slid down the banisters to the bottom. I ran out through the front door of the house-castle, past my sleepwalking neighbour and never returned to the house-castle again. After that, I had a lot of questions. Who was the shadow? How did I get there? Why was my neighbour there? I will never know. (And by the way – the house-castle was actually a mansion.) Jurij Omejc

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Michael Jackson Michael Jackson was born on August 29th, 1958 in Indiana. His real name was Michael Joseph Jackson. He had nine siblings. At first, he made his professional debut with his older brothers (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon) and then later in 1971 he began is solo career. He became a solo star with his 1979 album Off the wall. Michael Jackson was married twice and was the father of three children, Jackson’s final days were spent rehearsing and preparing for the comeback tour. He was battling an addiction to drugs. He died at the age of fifty because of a cardiac arrest.

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Neymar, in full Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., was born on February 5th, 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. He is a Brazilian football player who was one of the most prolific scorers in his country’s storied football history. Neymar, like many others in Brazil off as a street footballer but is father, who used to be a professional footballer, helped him in taking the game seriously so that he could become a professional. Neymar joined the

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youth ranks at FC Santos when he was only eleven years old and in fact he was accepted into the youth programme at the Spanish club Real Madrid but he decided to stay back in Brazil after he was offered a higher pay. Throughout his time at Santos, Neymar scored one spectacular goal after another and his skills became the talk of the football world. In 2013, he signed for Barcelona and immediately made an impact before finally winning the treble with the Catalan club in 2015. During his brief career, Neymar has also become the attacking centre point of the Brazilian national team and helped them reach the semi-final of the World Cup in 2014 that was held in Brazil. Neymar is without doubt one of the leading footballers in the world and is all set to become one on the biggest of his generation. Lan Bricelj

Eva Pavlović Mori Eva Pavlović Mori is an amazing volleyball player. She's the captain of the Slovenia women's national volleyball team. She was born on 13th March 1996. She's 1.86 m tall. She has played for different clubs in Europe, including Volley Bergamo. In the next season she’s moving to Turkey, where she’s going to join one of the most successful Turkish volleyball clubs PTT Spor. Kim Katarina Kilar

Nik Škrlec

Nik Škrlec is an actor, a Youtuber, the host of Infodrom and Saturday's potato. In his free time, he is the national champion in memory, a record holder in reciting the decimals of the

number PI and a passionate diver on the breath. Once, while he was diving he composed 10 Rubik's cubes. He acted in plays like Naj gre vse v PI and How I remembered 3141 decimals. He was born on 21st February 1992. He graduated from the Academy of theatre, radio, film and television in Ljubljana. Nik received many awards, one of them is the Academy Prešeren's award. He is brilliant and very clever. Kim Katarina Kilar 49 | F r o g g y

Zendaya Maree Coleman Zendaya Maree Coleman is 25 years old and was born in 1996 in Oakland, California. She’s a famous actress. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer. She had her first breakthrough role as Rocky Blue on Disney channel. Her most popular roles were in the Disney sitcom Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013 and K.C. Undercover which she produced and starred herself. She also has her own show Euphoria. Recently, she was in Spider-Man: No Way Home. She acted in it as M.J. (Mary Jane). Zendaya is also a model. She owns a home in Los Angeles as well as an apartment in Brooklyn. Zala Silič

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Bob Ross Bob Ross also known as Robert Norman Ross was born on October 29th in 1942. Bob Ross was an American painter, art instructor and television host. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television programme that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United Stated, CBC in Canada and similar channels in

Latin America and Europe. Bob Ross made 31 seasons and 13 episodes. Each season had 13 episodes. Sadly, he died at the age of 52 on July 4th 1995. Lan Cener 51 | F r o g g y

Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is known as one of if not the greatest basketball player ever. EARLY LIFE He was born on the 17th of February 1963 in Brooklyn close to New York City. In 1968, he moved with his family to Wilmington in North Carolina. COLLEGE BASKETBALL When you come into college you are called a freshman. And so was Michael. On the North Carolina’s Tar Heels coached by Dean Smith he started great and wanted to be the best to ever play there. Jordan performed awesome and won the NCAA championship in his freshman year. In his next three years with the Tar Heels he averaged 17 ppg. THE NBA In 1984 Michael decided he wanted to go pro. And he was on the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan got picked third after Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie. He was picked by Chicago Bulls. Michael made his debut at the Chicago stadium on the 26th of October 1984. He scored 16 points. His rookie season was amazing with him averaging 28 ppg. Jordan was also the rookie of the year. Jordan’s second season was short because of his injury. He broke his leg in the third game of the year. Bulls still managed to get to the playoffs. Michael recovered and played great in the postseason. The Bulls were up against the Boston Celtics which had an amazing team. Michael set the record for the most points in a playoff match with 63 points in game 2. However, Celtics still managed to beat them in the other games of the playoffs. In the 1986-1987 season Jordan had one of the best seasons in terms of scoring. He managed to score 3000 points in a single season. Only Wilt Chamberlain 52 | F r o g g y

managed to do that in the history of basketball. Not only on offense he was superior on defence as well. Michael was the first player in history to get 200 steals and 100 blocked shots in a single season. Jordan was not able to win the MVP (most valuable player award) award. Instead Magic Johnson from Los Angeles Lakers had won it. The Bulls won 40 games and managed to get to the playoffs but were again beaten by Boston Celtics. Jordan was again the best shooter in the season 1987- 1988 averaging 35 ppg. He was also the defensive player of the year with the average of 1 block and 3.5 steals per game. Michael and the Bulls got to the 1st round of the playoffs and won against the Cleveland Cavaliers but were beaten by the Detroit Pistons which were led by Isiah Thomas. In the 1988-1989 season Jordan again led the season in terms of scoring. Averaging 32 ppg. During the season Sam Vincent the Chicago Bulls point guard had some trouble. So, the coach played Jordan at point guard. With Michael averaging 10 triple doubles in 11 games the coach was surprised. FIRST THREE PEAT As crazy as it sounds Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were the best team in the league for 3 years in a row. Out of this three years Jordan had won 5 MVP (most valuable player) awards. Three of them were a finals MVP award. Over the 3 seasons Jordan averaged a big amount of points. First season 31 ppg Second season 30 ppg Third season 32 ppg FIRST RETIREMENT At the beginning of the next season Michael lost his father James. Michael completely lost his desire to play basketball. Jordan retired. He went and played baseball. I’M BACK The Chicago Bulls were awful during the season without Michael. They lost in second round of the playoffs to the New York Knicks. Jordan saw it and decided to return to the Bulls. Instead of his original number 23 he took his baseball number 45. In his first game after retirement he dropped 17 points. The next game they played Orlando magic. Jordan played better but he screwed up the last shot and they lost. Jordan didn’t manage to save the team. SECOND THREE PEAT Jordan and the Bulls were again on the top of the league for three years. It’s actually almost the same as the last they’ve done that. Just a bit better. Jordan again won 5 MVP awards. But he didn’t do it alone. He had more help with Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. 53 | F r o g g y

SECOND RETIREMENT Jordan has been in the league for 15 years and he thought he has done enough in the league. So, he retired the second time. THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS Michael came back again. But this time with the Washington Wizards. This three years from 2000 to 2003 were his worst seasons with no doubt. He played and tried to do as best as he could. Michael knew his career would end anytime. He scored 17 points in his last game. Mark Ilešič

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