Friday, 6 May 2016

Slambassadors by Muhammed 9Q

A thriving, thrilling, tranquillity


The selected few students of Alperton Community School were present in the school library at the Ealing Road Site for the two days: Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st of April 2016, missing their lessons for two days only (much to their delight). The students were picked due to their high level of attainment in English, and so are ahead of their class, meaning that the two days of their lessons that they have missed will be caught up on. This was cleverly designed by the staff of Alperton Community School, who always have the students best interests at heart.

The poems or Slams as they are called (due to the workshop being Slambassadors) are an organisation which helps the youth of England speak out, socialising, boosting their confidence and self-esteem, whilst also learning and expanding their vocabulary. This workshop is not accessed by everyone, so the students felt very privileged to be chosen and to participate in the exhilarating event:

 “It’s fun, interesting and very beneficial; I get to explore my creativity to its fullest potential and free my mind from the stress of the upcoming exams. It can be seen as a holiday to a hard worker.” Detroit- Year 9 student of Alperton Community School.

This event was much anticipated. Whilst looking over and spectating the progress and the overall happenings of the workshop, I have seen that henceforth my arrival, and even before that, the class was especially quiet, working very hard and dedicating their time so that their poem could be saturated with as much time and effort they could put into it.

There have been many poems created by these pupils that are worthy of being published, of a different caliber and are in a league of their own. These pupils have shown their maturity to everyone, which is extremely evident by their masterpieces.

“Slambassadors has been great, it forces you to use lateral thinking, something which most people find difficult, and really gets you thinking. My poem was inspired by Eminem. I think that Slambassadors would be something great to put on a personal statement, and my advice to someone who wants to do Slambassadors in the future is: write about something you feel passionate about, and don’t worry if you or other people think that you don’t have the makes of a poet, or that you aren’t good enough to leap over this obstacle, because if you put your mind to something you can do it. That is one of the many things hat I have learnt from this workshop.”

In conclusion, this workshop has been a great triumph for both Alperton Community School and the participating students, and we are thankful to both Slambassadors and Joelle Taylor, a professional poet, famous due to her great Slams and her great use of language and poetry. She helped our young poets and shared some of her great intellect and her experience in both performing and writing poetry. The poets will perform in July, where a winner will be chosen.

 Good luck Alperton Community School!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

THANK YOU SO MUCH BBC SCHOOL REPORTERS ( A personal message from Miss Baldwin)


I would like to thank my absolutely wonderful mini journalists who spent the entire day researching news and writing up articles. I am extremely proud of their talent and hard work and this has not gone unnoticed by me or anyone at the school.

The day began in a flurry of excitement where our reporters, who have been at the club since the start of the school year, started formulating their stories, using the skills they learnt at the club and putting them into practice. Our reporters had so many stories to share that it wasn't possible for us to put them all up today.

I can honestly say that I am beaming with pride at the dedication that these students have put into this day. Their enthusiasm was exceptionally infectious highlighting for me one of the many reasons I do this job.

Once again, a personal Thank You to each and every one of these students, from your FAVOURITE teacher (yes let's not deny it guys, denial is bad for your health!)


All the best
Miss Baldwin

Sleep? Teenagers? Really?! by Priya Year 9 and Jenisha Year 9

How much sleep do teenagers need?
How much sleep do teenagers need? Are they being kept awake by mobile phones and tablets? Do they need more advice on how to get a good night's sleep and more education about the risks of sleep deprivation?
Teenagers need at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to function best but however on average, they only get 7 hours of sleep. It is important for your body to take rest and it is an important role for your physical health. Having enough sleep gives you benefits such as healing and repairing of the heart and blood vessels. Sleep also plays a role in puberty and fertility. Ongoing sleep can cause chronic health problems.

Many teenagers skip sleeping which is harmful and even deadly. This could even affect their brains as it can cause problems to their education. Lack of sleep causes trouble for you to make decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behaviour. Sleep deficiency for teenagers have been linked to depression, suicide, and risk-taking behaviour.

In my opinion teenagers should get 8 to 10 hours of sleep because as a teenager there is more stress in our lives and we should relax our bodies and brain by sleeping. I admit I don't always have the recommended amount as I take for granted that I am young . Also, as a young person, I do not always want to be in bed at a certain time. There are just so many interesting situations going on around me and I want to enjoy it all before I have to start paying bills. My mum always tells me to sleep more as I will regret it when I am older, maybe I should start listening. 


The greatest reality television personality, the one and only… Kim Kardashian, was blasted by the public for  not being a good role model to young teenagers.
In my eyes the so called  ‘reality tv star’  is not a role model to young teens as most of  her body has been modified which is not something children should be promoted in. Furthermore, earlier this week Kim posted a nude picture, captioning it:
‘When you have nothing to wear LOL’
This caused a lot of aggravation across social media. Many girls tweeted Kim’s pictures saying that she looked amazing and they were very inspired by it, but when parents saw the picture they weren’t so appreciative and took power to twitter, blasting Kim for her disgusting and appalling show of act.
But Kim, being Kim, decided to backlash and got straight onto twitter to tell people what she really thought and that she hadn’t done anything wrong. This shows Kim is a bad role model because she is showing teenagers that they should post inappropriate pictures online and that when people tell you something isn’t a good profile for the public, you should tell them your opinion even if what you are doing is wrong. A woman shouldn't need to show her body in order to get attention. 
As a young student in Year 7, we are very impressionable and will copy fashion and when I see something I like, sometimes I admit that I will impersonate it. In order for me to get anywhere in life or to be in the public eye, I do not want to feel pressured to act controversial. Kim Kardashian is giving women a bad name and may even give some of them a complex.
I believe that men and women should be proud of their bodies but you don't need to be naked in order to do that. I would like to see more women in the public eye who do not have excessively short dresses or cleavage showing for days. There are other women in the world who should be published, Kim isn't the only woman out there.


European Union by Amandeepkaur Year 9



European Union by Amandeepkaur Year 9

The EU also known as European Union is a unique economic and political partnership between 28 European countries that together cover up most of our continent. EU was created after World War 2 to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries who trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict. To summarise, the idea was to avoid countries going to war, to put the countries to calm and rest; to avoid any destruction. It has since grown to become a “single market” allowing goods and people to move around freely and without any problems, as if the member states were one country. However, it has its own currency known as the euro, which is used by 19 of the member countries, its own parliament and it now sets rules in a wide range of areas – including on the environment, transport, consumer rights and even things like mobile phone charges. What do you think about the EU taken out?

Recently, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union to be held on Thursday 23 June. Referendum is basically a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age (about 18+) can take part, normally giving a “Yes” or “No” answer to a question. Whichever side gets more than half of all votes cast is considered to have won.

I think that Britain should be out of European Union because it is taking up most of the space in Britain. Britain being kept in Europe is raising high unemployment and homelessness which gives a bad impression of Britain. This is also reducing the number of tourists coming into Britain which is also a loss for Britain’s economy.
We need opinions. If you have any say on the referendum, email our BBC reporters

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Kundan's view on being a Year 7 in Alperton

As Year 7 students have entered the school recently, the PM (Pastoral Manger) Mr. Hawes has taken on a big responsibility. There already has been great events such as Ice skating for the top 10 pupils in Year 7 with the highest merits, Pizza parties for 7X for highest class merits and so forth. 

The Celebration assembly is the one I enjoy the most. The celebration assembly contains the achievements and progress of Year 7 students. Students win vouchers and awards such as PM awards, highest achievement, attendance, highest progress and highest merits. The one I found to be the silliest and funniest of them all was the Little Chatterbox award from Mr. Hawes.

In the school website, there are many useful and interesting activities to do especially the updated news which I enjoy reading immensely. This place is also the best place for parents to be updated on what is happening in school right now and also resources to help the child have the full potential for learning. Also, you can find information such as the Assessment Calendar which gives us the information of what they will be doing in the future in school. I regularly check this as I like to be involved in all aspects of the school. 

I have only been in Year 7 for a term and a half and I am looking forward to what the next 4 years of my education will be like in Alperton. I will make sure that I receive everything that is given to me with the positivity I have always displayed. 

By Kundan 7X

BBC School Reporters meet Riddhi Jha!

From Left to Right: Corey, Jenisha, Bhavina, Priya, Urja, Riddhi Jha, Miss. Baldwin, Amandeepkaur, Helly, Monik, Sachin.

Alperton BBC School Reporters were extremely excited to meet the Associate Producer of India's Daughter  last week and showed excellent enthusiasm and dedication throughout her visit. 

Riddhi Jha, who has worked for The Great British Bake Off as well as Channel 4's Why Don't You Speak English? received worldwide recognition with the documentary India's Daughter. The documentary which was banned from India dealt with the horrific rape and death of Jyoti Singh and involved interviews with the rapists themselves. It raises some interesting views on the differences between men and women and what is deemed as acceptable and shameful within society. 

Our Alperton Reporters were given this topic and committed their time and effort to making sure they thoroughly researched before they interviewed Riddhi Jha. The questions that they posed were intelligent and thought provoking  and it was extremely admirable to see some students, who are normally quite reserved, come out of their shell. 

We also had a visit from a member of the BBC who commented on how the students were so enthralled and clearly showed promise in a career in journalism. 

The students are working on their articles post visit and will be posting this soon. 

Miss Baldwin.