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 EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE ON THE Y OUNG P HOTOGRPAPHER OF THE Y EAR!!! & E XCLUSIVE COVERAGE ON “THE HUMAN L IBRARY”!!!! 2,3,4&5

ISSUE 1

2010 - 2011

 A XTRA SPECIAL INTERVIEW , S TAFF FOCUS, & M ODERN NEWS! 6,7,8&9

 FACEBOOK NEWS, S HOWBIZ, XMAS FUN & CONTACT US! …...10,11&12

Hello and Welcome to this JAM-Packed Christmas issue, in this issue we are going to be having some amazing things, so you better get reading!

To our readers, Merry Christmas!!! As we enter the last issue for this year we bring you a stunning magazine which we hope you will love! We have our FIRST ever 12-page issue and it’s looking really good! There is so much going on, but unfortunately we can only fit a small amount in the magazine! However, in this issue the team present to you yet another wonderful magazine with all the latest

news, so get reading!! Especially for you we’ve got: An EXCLUSIVE double page on refugee week and to help people understand what it’s all about! Interviews with your new Gifted and Talented coordinator, Ms. Bates and one with wacky scientist, Ms. Phillips! And much, much more


The Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year competition is the leading contest for photographers aged 17 and under. It is dedicated to encouraging and revealing new photographic talent and runs alongside the main competition, Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2010. This year Young Photographer of the Year is also pleased to be working with the education sector to encourage the use of cameras within the classroom as a tool for delivering a fun and exciting curriculum. There are three categories to choose from in Young Photographer of the Year - all aged-based - and there are no restrictions on the subjects you choose to shoot. The judges will simply be looking for young photographers who show a good eye for a picture and technical ability. This is a competition that places emphasis on your digital photography skills and creativity rather than your image manipulation abilities. There are three prizes to be won in each category - for the winner and two runners up. The winners of each category, as selected by the panel of judges, will be declared the Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2010 for their age group. And we were lucky enough to grab two interviews with students which have entered the competition!

What made you start photography? Now, that’s a good question, hmm... When I was younger I played with cameras and I discovered photography & my dad also suggested that I should start doing photography! Who is your inspiration? I am inspired by others photography and others work. How did you find out about the competition? Looking on Google for photography competitions and it seemed quite good! What is your speciality within photography? Scenery! How did you feel when you found out that you didn’t make it into the shortlist? Well I was gutted, to be honest you just have to keep trying and my dad gave me these strong words “failure is the start of success” Has this affected your confidence? If so, in what way? Not really, at the end of the day you can’t change other people’s opinions and like I mentioned before you just have to keep trying!


Congratulations are in order for Leonna Blinkhorn as she actually made it into the short-list for the competition! Unfortunately she didn’t win but obviously this hasn’t affected her confidence in her photography and hopefully she will carry on to be an inspiration to young people and enter the competition again next year Well Done!!!

As you can see from the pictures on these two pages, Raeesa & Leonna are brilliant photographers! If you like the look of photography, why don’t you get out there, take a few shots and enter the competition after all, what can you lose? Here at the Ladybridge High Sports Mania, we’re looking for a photographer to take pictures for us, so if you think you’ve got the edge with a camera then let us know, by contacting us via the details below!

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Which type of photography do you prefer? - Scenery - Landscapes - People - Unusual things Go onto our website & contact us or E-Mail with your answer & you could win a prize!

Go onto “flavours.me/lhsm” and then click Our Facebook Page also from here you can view or website, contact us & view our live twitter stream! Go onto “twitter.com/lhsportsmania” to get updates on what’s happening around Ladybridge High & notices etc will be posted on there!

The Ladybridge High Sports Mania is a magazine which is run by the English Department!


......Visits...... In June 2010, 3 of the team went to Bolton Library and got involved with the “Human Library.” Human Library?! Bizarre eh? Anyway we’ve got all the info about the “Human Library” right here: “Imagine borrowing a book from your school library. You enter, look around for a bit, you choose a book, you take it to the librarian, you borrow it and you read it. Now imagine a different library, one where the books are people, and where reading is replaced by a conversation. You enter your school library, you look around, you choose a human book from a catalogue of human books, you borrow that book and you have a conversation.” This is a Human Library. Developed 10 years ago in Denmark, the Human Library creates a space for a chat with people who would not usually get a chance to sit down and talk about their differences in a positive way. In today’s communities it is important to help your understanding and increase the social interaction between groups and individuals.

Here is our interview with Mrs Katy Kellet - Head of Starting Point school. About Katy: Katy is the head teacher at Starting Point which provides the children of refugees with the stability to rebuild confidence and trust, and the skills to help them integrate into mainstream education. “Her enthusiasm, caring approach and dedication is amazing” “This and my name, Is all the allowed me to bring” - The story of how one child’s simple statement started a commitment to working with the most vulnerable of our most valuable assets. I hope to see a lot more happening here at Bolton Library and around Bolton, and the project has been around the world. Can you tell us what you think of refugee week etc. Well refugee week is a great thing and it helps for people to understand how lucky they are. Everybody has a story and everyone judges others. When the students from my school first come to England, “The simple things to us, they take for granted, but to us, it’s not much” Once somebody said to me, look at these kids, their quite greedy so I answered them and said their not greedy, its survival in their situation, if there's food they will eat it, they won’t waste it because tomorrow they may be no food left. When people in the town centre throw food down to the birds, the pupils in my school if they were still in their other country they would kill for that bit of food. Can you give us an insight in to how bad it is for the refugees: Well, the youngest unaccompanied refugee pupil at my school was 2 and a half. On their way to England her mum got stopped whilst crossing the border so she threw her child to another woman who had crossed the border. The child had a bag and in the bag was a photo and an address, on the address it said London so the other woman took the little child to the address but the people have moved and have a new address in Bolton, which the child was then took to and this child has no memories of their mum and dad. About the girl who I mentioned “This and my name was all I was allowed to bring.” The girl was seven years old and I had loads of equipment out for painting and making etc. and she wasn’t using anything so I asked why and she said that statement. That will always stay with me it’s quite powerful.


A Real-life Story

Gulwali: I am Gulwali Passarlay from Afghanistan. I have been in the UK for 3 Years. I have lived in Bolton for one year. I go to Essa academy school! Gulwali Passarlay is 15 (nearly 16) he left his home country of Afghanistan in 2007 aged just 13. When he was seeking refuge, he got into a lot of trouble as he crossed 10 countries on his journey. He got here by all modes of transport; trains, cars, trucks, boats you name it he used it. At one point he was in Turkey in the middle of nowhere, with no food or water for 3 days, can you imagine what it would be like if that happened to you? When he first arrived in England he lived in Kent after that he moved to London, Manchester and then finally here to Bolton (He says Bolton is the best). He’s in year 10 and he aspires to go to Bolton School’s Sixth Form College to kick start his career in politics. The majority of his childhood wasn’t easy and there was a lot of pressure from the Taliban. "We learnt to fight, not write” but his father was different, and because he was a doctor he taught him how to use a pen not a gun. A couple of years later in 2003 a war starts and thousands of deaths later, the US and UK are still sending in troops which is making it worse for everyone. “One person with a gun is going to kill one person, but 100 people with guns are going to kill 100 people.” Gulwali saw 6 people die outside his own home. He’s not seen his family for 5 years now and all he wants to do is see his mum. It keeps him awake at night because he’s worried sick, can you imagine not seeing your family for 5 years, not knowing whether they’re alive, hurt or worse? Gulwali now goes to ESSA academy and after spending a year at Starting Point, a specialist school that helps young refugees like Gulwali, he’s librarian, Deputy Head in his school council and the Schools ambassador. He wants to be head boy and personally I think he would be great. He is the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. How can anyone watch six people get killed before their very eyes, live without his mum for 5 years, cross 10 countries and survive to tell the story? We should all be grateful for what we’ve got. His name is Gulwali Passarlay, he’s a refugee and he smiles more than me. Jasmine Moore - Sub-Director, Ladybridge High Sports Mania We also spoke to Janet Carter the organiser for the Human Book event. “Refugee Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about refugees and to ‘put the record straight’ with accurate information and facts as opposed to what people think or are misled into believing. Bolton Libraries have, in the past, done events for Refugee Week but not with as much success as this one! I think the Human Library idea is a really useful way of getting across a person’s story and experience in a relatively short time and with the opportunity to interact with the ‘books’ e.g. ask questions, make comments etc. (Also you don’t have to be able to read!) For this reason and the fact that a Human Library event can be done for a variety of promotions we’ll certainly be doing more in the future – already we’re thinking of organising one for next year’s World Book Day.” Also Janet said the following about the team members who went to the event: It was really good meeting Saeed, Jasmine and Mithun – your maturity and caring natures were impressive. Your school and your parents should be proud of you! So we’d like to say Thanks!

Close your eyes and think about the following: Total desperation. I was put onto a lorry, my mum said bye-bye I never saw her again. I have sleepless nights. It’s horrific. Now think if that was you what would you do? Time to get involved write down on a piece of paper what you’d do and contact us via the details on pages 3 & 8!!!


The Interview - Nicole Scherzinger What’s the single all about? It’s called Poison and it’s a big, aggressive, in-your-face, up-tempo pop record which has a lot of attitude. It’s about the power a person possesses within. Are you quite a powerful person within? Everyone is if they look inside themselves and really, truly want something and go after it. I draw from that a lot. You were supposed to release a solo album a couple of years ago. What went wrong? It wasn’t the right time. It’s about the music and I was able to put a lot of music from that album on to the Pussycat Dolls’ last album and we wanted to go out on the road again and connect with the fans. It was a win-win situation for me. How’s it different this time? The only producer I’ve worked with this time is Red One. I wanted it to be like when Michael Jackson worked with Quincy Jones, or when Janet Jackson worked with Jam & Lewis. I started with a vision of what I wanted it to be in terms of the sound and performance. I told Red One and that’s what we’ve got. It’s a whole consistent sound. You’re the most popular X Factor judge ever, apparently. How was it? I don’t pretend I know everything; I just spoke from my heart because I’ve been through the exact same audition process. It was a very strange experience, it was like getting rock star status just for giving my opinions about singers. Did it bring back memories from your turn on American Pop Stars? Pop Stars wasn’t as big as The X Factor. We didn’t audition on huge stages, we auditioned in a little room. It must be very nerve-racking. I went to countless auditions so can relate to those feelings of nervousness and doubt. Did you think Dannii Minogue should have stayed in Australia and left you to it? Oh no, she’s been doing it for years. It was so exciting but I didn’t want to wear out my welcome. Are you signing up to be a judge on the US version? I hear that in the papers but it’s news to me. My music is what I’m working on. I’d consider it though. Are the Pussycat Dolls defunct? I guess it’s in hiatus as all the girls are working on their own projects. What’s the worst gig you’ve done? When we started promoting Don’t Cha we performed at a basketball game. The audience looked at us like we were crazy. Their eyes were saying: ‘OK, get off,’ before we even started. We performed hoping they’d want more but at the end they were still like: ‘No, get off.’ What lessons has the music industry taught you? It’s made me stronger and more resilient because it’s such a hard industry to stay in. When I started I was naive and sensitive. I was like a little songbird who didn’t know anything and wanted to ride the wave of music. Now it’s about going out there and catching your own wave. What’s been your most extravagant purchase? I bought my mum a beautiful home in Hawaii. When I first earned a bit of money I bought her a Honda Civic Hybrid. It was voted one of the safest cars so I thought: ‘I’ll get my mum that car.’

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I’ve been teaching at this school since: 2007 so its around 4 years now! My best bit during my time here at lhs has been: I can say I truly love everything about Ladybridge! When I was a child I wanted to be: Always wanted to be a teacher or a ballet dancer! I’m not that good at: Art! My favourite night out: Going to la tascas with my family! The shop I can’t walk past: Any shoe shop! 5 words that most describes me: Mad, funny, crazy, strict and fair! My idea of movie heaven is: Sitting and watching any girly film with my daughter and a box of tissues! My favourite gadget: My iPod! My first impressions of the school were: Loved the atmosphere and how welcoming it was! Is the school a happy place to be: Yes, very! Has the school changed since I’ve been here: Yes; a lot for the better! Most annoying habit: Trying to be perfect! I’m most likely to say: I really love that! My most embarrassing moment: Falling off my horse when I was show jumping :(! My most memorable moment: When my children were born! If I was invisible for a day, I would: Follow the life of the prime minister, I’ d love that!

I’ve been teaching at this school since: A year now, I started in September 2009, its gone quickly! My best bit during my time here at lhs has been: Christmas show, getting to know the pupils, science challenge which was good fun with KS4! When I was a child I wanted to be: A Vet but then I found out I'm scared of all the animals apart from dogs. My favourite night out: Posh restaurants; Jamie Oliver's or Gordon Ram says restaurants when I'm down in London. 5 words that most describes me: Loud, Busy, Dogmatic - not giving up, Mad, Funny. My idea of movie heaven is: American romantic comedies. My favourite gadget: My iPhone - iLove it :)! My first impressions of the school were: Very Modern, pupils are well behaved! Is the school a happy place to be: Definitely, Always happy! Has the school changed since I’ve been here: Yes, continuously for the better, changing all the time to create new opportunity's for the pupils. I’m most likely to say: Dead Simple hah! My most embarrassing moment: Falling off my surfboard and breaking my face! My most memorable moment: Winning the welsh hockey championships when I was 18! If I was invisible for a day, I would: Go into everybody's lessons and see what they got up to muahahaha!


Crackdown on students entering town-centre during school hours.

A crackdown on truants in the run up to Christmas is being launched by police and Bolton Council. Truancy patrols will be on the look-out during December and January for children in Bolton town centre who may be skipping lessons. Any pupils on the streets without special permission or a legitimate reason will be taken back to class and their parents will be informed. Parents of the worst offenders could be given fixed penalties of £50, or brought before the courts. The clampdown is part of Operation Sherry - a campaign to stop criminals cashing in on Christmas in the town centre. The operation is the first in a series of truancy clampdowns Inspector Phil Unsworth said: "Parents should be aware that they are committing a criminal offence if they allow their child to be absent from school without permission or a legitimate reason. "It can be a particular problem at this time of year when the bright lights and heightened activity in the town centre can act as a magnet for young people. "Operation Sherry is committed to stamping out criminal and anti-social behaviour in the town centre up to Christmas. "Therefore we will be working closely with our partners in the council's education department to address this problem". Across Bolton, an average of 1.9 per cent of school days are missed due to unauthorised absences - lessons missed due to reasons other than illness. The rate rises to as much as nearly five per cent for the worst affected schools. In the 12 months until November 2005, 4.8 per cent of lessons were missed at Ladybridge School. The percentage in Ladybridge has now decreased and Ofsted reports show there has been an amazing improvement in attendance. Police and education workers believe the rate tends to rise around Christmas. Education bosses introduced a fines system last year, which means parents whose children have 20 unauthorised absences or more in a term face a £50 fixed penalty or being taken to court. Mary Holliday, from Bolton Council's education department, said: "Any unauthorised absences mean children are not only missing out on vital schooling, but could also get into bad company and be influenced by older people who may get them involved in crime, violent gangs and drugs."

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Well in focus this issue… we’ve got some great NEW gadget reviews for you! We’ve got info on the new ultra-fast XBOX360 and also for the big one we’ve got info on the iPhone4 so get kinected ;]

Every Xbox Live gamer is eager to own a brand new and exclusive Xbox 360. Microsoft have designed a more contemporary and advanced console which will enable gamers to play rapidly online. Unlike the old consoles, which make quite a lot of noise in game-play, the new console only gives off a tiny bit of sound, even when it is reading the disc. This is due to the fact that in the old version there was 2 small fans but in the new version there is only 1 big fan. For all you serious gamers, the new 360 doesn’t only have super-fast Wi-Fi but also has a massive hard drive to store all you game add-ons, pictures, videos, songs and more. But the new 250GB hard drive is not the only magnificent thing about the 360, the new console consists of 5 USB ports unlike the old version which only has 2. You can also buy a Kinect hub which allows you to experience game play with your hands. The hub reacts to your voice and hand commands, so if you said “Xbox, on” the console will turn on. Many people think this was a disaster but a lot believe this was a good idea. For more information on this topic visit www.xbox.com or visit your local game shop. What do YOU think about the new Xbox 360 and Kinect hub? Why not tell us what you think by contacting us! Microsoft has officially announced the much awaited controller-free gaming device branded as Kinect. It has a camera, audio sensors as well as motion-sensing technology capable of tracking 48 points of human body movements. Here are some games that you can play via Kinect: Your Shape (Fitness Evolved) – Like Wii fit but controller less, Rock band 3 – Music game, Guitar, drums, microphone etc. ,Kinectimals – Looking after animals.

The iPad is a magical and revolutionary product starting from a low price of £429. All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad. And they work in any orientation. So you can do things with these apps that you can’t do on any other device. Also the iPad has a crystal clear screen so when your outside on a summers day & the sun is shining on the iPad, you’ll still be able to see what you want to see! With the built-in Photos app on iPad, you can see and touch your photos in intuitive new ways. Your photo albums appear as tidy little stacks you can pinch to preview. Tap a stack, and the whole album opens up. From there you can scroll through thumbnails. Tap to view full screen. Or flip through photos one at a time. With the iPad everything is possible. From relaxing whilst playing games to thinking about how to read a map. In the app store there is just about anything that you could be looking for. Images ©2010 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved


Facebook members joined the Violence against Children campaign until Monday, December 6, 2010 changing their profile to cartoon heroes. The members of Facebook were invited to change their profile pictures to a cartoon character from childhood to join the campaign for violence against children. This is to commemorate the awareness of violence rising in children from different communities. The objective of the campaign is to eliminate violence against children. As a result vast majority of people joined the campaign through the social network Facebook by putting pictures of different cartoon character heroes from childhood that will create an invasion of memories of childhood. Some of the profile pictures includes Spongebob, favourite cartoon anime and cartoon superheroes. In addition, this is to help the campaign promote social awareness. This is to take advance action not only to change the situation but also to end the violence against children. Spreading the campaign to everyone will give justice especially to the children who were abused around the world. This is a simple way to give respect to children that are neglected during childhood and help the future of children. The campaign was running for a major cause. People are still joining the campaign to promote the importance the campaign. Preventing the violence and understanding the children are important. A group of people and the members of Facebook were reposting the campaign and inviting all the people to join. The campaign written on Facebook lasted until Monday, December 6, 2010. A Facebook campaign which purports to fight child abuse by asking users to change their profile picture to that of their favourite cartoon character has run into controversy. The campaign, which urges the image swap, has swept the social networking site and boasts a group page of nearly 90,000 fans. While many believe the viral originated from the children's charity the NSPCC, it has denied any involvement, although welcomes the focus on the work it does. However, disturbingly, rumours are now sweeping the net that the campaign is actually a smokescreen for paedophiles hoping to narrow down which users are children.

Did you change your profile picture? If so, go onto our website “flavours.me/lhsm� & contact us to let us know! We will randomly select to lucky members to receive a spectacular prize!


What do you get when you cross an archer with a gift-wrapper? Ribbon Hood What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite Why was Santa's little helper depressed? Because he had low elf esteem Christmas is the time when people put so many bulbs on the outside of their houses, you don't know if they're celebrating the birth of Jesus or General Electric. What do you give a train driver for Christmas ? Platform shoes! Where's my snowman, I’ll ring the police!

Christmas Crossword! Try and fit all the words into the boxes provided!


In the next issue we have, a spectacular competition, a new interview prospect, a NEW TEAM & much much more

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... Important Notices ... The training dates for students which have applied to be part of the Ladybridge High Sports Mania are as follows: Year 7: Tuesday 11 January— UFA Time Year 8 & 9: Wednesday 19th & Friday 21st January—1:15pm until 1:40pm If you haven’t applied and want to apply then please contact us via EMail or our website: “flavours.me/lhsm”

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Thank you for reading this magazine & we hope you have enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed making it! Thanks, Saeed Atcha— Editor

C OMPETITION : Design a poster

For this issue’s competition we’ve decided for you to design a poster or video to help put a stop to cyber bullying. The poster will need to be given to your form tutor, Mrs. Peachman or Ms. Catlow, if your poster or video is done electronically then please E -Mail to us at the E-Mail address on the left. There will be 1 prize for each type of advertisement to stop cyber-bullying.

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