Weekly Competition #24

08 March 2019


buzzing_atom and beloved_chocolate

There were a brilliant range of entries to this competition that showed a whole variety of situations and emotions. Well done to buzzing_atom! Their entry showed excellent empathy and open-mindedness, which is a brilliant Burnet News Club skill. Beloved_chocolate gave a thorough and well reasoned response, which showed very insightful open-mindedness and reasoning which used evidence and empathy. Well done!


This week, we'd like to hear an example of a time when you changed your mind about something. Perhaps you now support a different sports team, or have a different favourite food or went back on a decision?

We're interested in why you changed you mind; was it reasons you heard, new evidence, different emotions, or something else?

When have you changed your mind and why?

Please remember not to use any names in your entries. Winners will be announced on Friday!

Comments (133)

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg proactive_cheetah
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    Recently the group of friends I hang around with are causing trouble so I have now made the decision to stay away from them and gone off and made some new friends.
    I hope other people will be able to make the right decisions


  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg mesmerising_aspect
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    When I was little, my best friend and I supported different football teams. My friend didn't like which football team I supported so she told me to change to her team. As I was younger and didn't know that I could make my own decisions, I changed to support her football team. However, as I've grown older, I have changed my mind and gone back to supporting the football team i actually like. I changed my mind when I was little because I was told to change my mind. I changed my mind back when I was older as I am now more educated on the subject. I feel that a similar thing is affecting many people who voted to leave the EU as they now are more educated on the subject and know how it will affect their future.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg super_region
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    At our school we are holding a school production. I decided to join it just for fun. Later on I had to quit because i couldn't make the rehearsals. Then i saw how much fun it was and wished i had never decided to leave. I then developed a plan to try and attend the rehearsals and it turned out as planned. After my decision i had to get approval whether i could re-join. In the end i managed to make the cut and i am finally back in the production. Next time I should plan out my future references before i join anything.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg respectful_guitar
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    You should always stick to your opinions and not others . I realized that I am entitled to my own opinion and no one else has that right to change it . If they do that is a form of controlling and no matter what anyone else thinks I knew i had to stick to my instincts.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg fantastic_bell
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind about BREXIT, because when the public voted to leave the European Union, they did not know about the effects this would have on their lives, so now the public has changed their minds about this, and I changed my mind about it to, as the effects could be horrific for the country, as already many companies have left, showing that they believe that BREXIT will make their business go bankrupt.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg educated_economics
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    When i was younger me and my friend supported different countries in gymnastics for the olympics. I told her to0 change her mind but she wouldn't so i changed my mind. However now i am older, i now support my original country and i actually like it. Now i know i have a choice, i know that this affects many other people which is why many other people regret their choices in the EU poll.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg loved_cranberry
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    I swam competitively for 3 years, and recently i decided to stop and pursue other sports within my school community.
    The reason i decided to stop my swimming career was because i couldn't handle swimming along with my school requirements such as homework and work at school. I believed that my education was far more important and that i should do things that i enjoy. People tried to influence me to carry on with my sport, which i listened to for a while, and then i regretted it. I guess that is what happened with the Brexit situation. The prime minister did a good job of persuading us to leave but now lots of people regret it. Another referendum would give people a voice that is not influenced by others.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg aware_hen
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    You need to be sure about what you are voting on, or what you are deciding. A time when I make a drastic decision was when I wanted to join a school production but changed my mind at the last second, I regret it now. I was scared about being judged, but I know now that it's not about other people's opinions but it's about mine.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg emotional_snow
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    For about a year now I have developed a new interest for engineering and building homes for the homeless. However before my passion for engineering I dreamed of being in the army and fighting for Britain. I have changed my mind because of a video I watched that really changed perspective of what being in the army was really about. The video made me aware that the job I wished for was quite a gory and disturbing commitment that would draw me away for my family and friends.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_yuzu
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    A time a change my mind was when I was thinking about my favourite animal. I thought at first mine was a horse because I could ride it to school and park and my parents bring it back home.However after seeing cute innocent rabbits on tv and also because they are so warm and cuddly, and have a more calmer feature towards people so now I love rabbits even though I don't have a pet.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg tranquil_river
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind at the beginning of 2019 when I wanted to do something about my health and diet. I have since changed my diet by adding more vegetables and fruits. I have also changed my fitness levels by doing extra curricular sports clubs which I really like. I have also seen my mood improve because of doing sports which have changed my mindset. I really enjoy doing PE and I really enjoy doing rugby and volleyball. I have also seen a decrease in my weight and have nearly lost 1/2 a stone.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_squirrel
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    The time I changed my mind was on which high school I was going to go to. I was going to go to Batley Grammar School but then my friends and family told me that most of my friends were going to go to the school i am in now, Bruntcliffe Academy , and about the school rules ,classes and time to get to school and decided that the best decision was to go where I liked. Even though i had already put it on my list as number one i still got into Bruntcliffe.
    This is linked to brexit because it is to do with that people weren't told important things but after they were told they changed their mind but the vote was already in.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg capable_dog
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    When I was in primary school ( Yr 2 ) my mum used to make me amazing and healthy food to school. I really liked it but the children used to make fun of me for it. My mum always said that they were jealous but I just kept thinking it maybe they didn't think it was cool, or maybe they were jealous. As I got older, I started to realise that they were just stupid and that my opinion only changed because some kids thought it was cool to pick on me. Now when I go to school I thank my mum for making me such delicious meals everyday. :)

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_queen
    Bruntcliffe Academy 01 Mar 2019

    I used to be very quiet when I was younger which affected my grades in drama, soon then as I got older my mum encouraged me to be the bigger person and be myself. This is because, at home I was very loud and a bit of a chatter box but when i was at school I was very shy and quiet. That's when my mum soon they told me to be myself as it didn't matter whether people made fun of me of how loud I was. Learning from this, I soon then stepped up my grades in drama and ended up getting the highest score! I am really grateful for my mum and how concerned she was about me thanks to her I am amazing at drama!

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg rational_butterfly
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    I have changed my mind about school because it is not just about seeing your friends it is about education.

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg wonderful_argument
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    I have changed my mind about school because I really didn’t like school but now I really enjoy it because I get to see my friends and I get to write lots and lots of mint writing

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_dinosaur
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    When i was young I use to support a different football team but now we support the same after his old team wasnt very good and very low on the table

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg free_tornado
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    Yesterday I was in a maths class and I had a question and I thought the answer was 108cm2 but I change it to 72cm2 but my first answer was right so that’s how I change my mind yesterday ,

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg inventive_sparrow
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind about when I didn’t like sweet corn but now I do.

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg brave_elderberry
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    I have changed my mind about when I used to hate coming to school and thinking I would get into trouble, now I love coming to school to learn new things, seeing my friends and also writing new story’s also learning how to do different methods in maths! I like making new friends like people who wasn’t in my class last year. Suc

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg fulfilled_cloud
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    I didn’t like this girl at school and thought she was full of herself and mean. When we went into year six she was in our class. I didn’t think much of it until she started to hang around my friends. I am now her best friend and don’t think the same of her. I changed my mind and realised that she was really nice and caring.

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg majestic_dragonfly
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    A time when I changed my mind was not so long ago when I changed my mind on what I want to do when I am older. I thought I wanted to be a vet but my friends told me I was good with kids that have ADHD, asperges and things like that so I now want to work with kids like that.

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg glad_editor
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    When my rabbit was really ill and I said I want to put it down at the vets but I change my mind and we looked after it.She lived the next 24hrs! RIP stripe. I changed my mind because I had hope that she would live my other rabbit is ok.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_planet
    St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C 01 Mar 2019

    When I was little I really hated raisins and now I love them! My family at different times asked me did I even try them.I told them I did and I proved it to them. My mum finally said that maybe I won't like them when I'm little but when I'm older I will love them. She told me that the same thing happened to her and that this happens to lot's of people around the world!

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg committed_football
    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind when wanted to go away with my friends to a sleepover but I said no so go away with my mum and dad to a caravan site and when I got there my hole family was there so I spent two weeks with them. I did this because I don’t see my family very much anymore because we live far away from each and I see my friend everyday at school so I thought I should see my family

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg idealistic_cat
    St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C 01 Mar 2019

    When I was younger, I was terrible at English because I didn't read. I didn't like reading because I was not a fluent reader. I found this very boring and I used to skip pages. Later on, I found out that there was more to life that lying around all day. I found out reading gives you good vocabulary, grammer, and spellings. I am now 9 and my parents always say that I have my nose in a book. I now cannot stop reading. If the world could find out that there was more to life than bulling and doing wrong things, the world will be a better place for everyone.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg straightforward_nature
    St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C 01 Mar 2019

    Once I changed my mind on what I wanted for Christmas because I wanted something different when I saw it in the shops.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_wilddog
    St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C 01 Mar 2019

    I always had the idea of if you get extra love and affection but really all you have to be is YOU and if you be your self you will get your good life so i changed ,my mind and my actions and i have the perfect life from changing my mind :)

  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg astounding_currant
    Cowes Enterprise College 01 Mar 2019

    In primary school I had always hated science. Since I have moved up to secondary I have decided to change my mindset towards science. All I did was think about science and then realise that we are learning is actually happening in real life. That- especially the human body - what is happening to us is thousands of tiny stories being judged the wrong way. Each day when I think ' do I have science today? ' when I find out that it isn't I really wish it was because for me now, even the written work is exciting to do !

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg quickwitted_pie
    Noel Park Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind about a football team i used to like tottenham now i like arsenal

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_wolverine
    Noel Park Primary School 01 Mar 2019

    I used to think that there should always be a leader when it came to making decisions. However, as I grew up i noticed that other people should have the right to express their opinions since they could haves strong feelings. The reason i changed my mind is because i once had a very strong opinion but my sister made the choice since she was older. Now, i think that democracy might be the best solution to vote for things.

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf
    Richmond Hill Academy 01 Mar 2019

    In life people get hurt in their heart emotionally me personally if some one calls me mean names I cry or if someone reminds me of it I start to cry.At school I don't really tell teachers I tell teachers who I trust a person called me a name at school I never had the courage to tell them of because I thought that person was all high and mighty. But one day that suddenly changed I got the courage to tell them of and now I am all happy we are very best friends now but one thing to tell you in life people are mean but my advice to you is that you must tell a teacher you trust or your parents.
    Now I am doing a comic with her if someone hurts her feelings I comfort her.So see how it changed for me just by telling a teacher.

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 01 Mar 2019

    This Wednesday in PE, we did a work out which was so painful. Witty_petal was with me as well. No one was trying because of how many different aching stretches there were. We had done the same workout five times.
    Before the lesson was over, our teacher had told us that the workout was suppose to help us gain flexibility. She also said that it would stop us from having bad backs when we get old. But here's the best bit. Witty_petal asked, "if we do this workout once a day for the rest of the year, will we be able to do the splits?" Surprisingly, our PE teacher said yes and that's what we're aiming to do!
    So now my whole class is trying to do the workout at least once a day in order to do the splits. I think we all wanted to do this because one, no one can do the splits in our class and two, our PE teacher can't do the splits so we all want to show off to her. Furthermore, lets be honest here, no- body wants to end up old with serious back problems. However, I doubt that we'll become professional contortionists, owing to the fact that it takes years to become one. Here's hoping that I'll be able to do the splits soon!

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg modest_boysenberry
    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 01 Mar 2019

    When I was younger, I was always ashamed of my race and colour because I had heard all the bad things that people were doing to black people. Slavery, segregation, racism. One time someone had even called me a very racist word. I remembered always wishing that I was a different colour.
    However, when I grew older, I started to realize that I shouldn't be ashamed of my race and that I should embrace it and be proud of it. I started to experience all the positive things that comes with being my skin colour like trying exotic foods, celebrating my culture and also learning that the struggle can make you stronger. I had changed for the better.
    Don't be ashamed of anything that makes you unique, embrace it and stay positive.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg extraordinary_thought
    Michael Faraday School 01 Mar 2019

    In the past I did an activity at an community centre that involved deciding who you would like in your team/group. I decided to choose my friends but I soon realized that it wasn't a sensible choice as they would mess around and they wouldn't listen to what the adult was saying. They next week we did another activity that included choosing people who you wanted to be with. My friends asked to make a group with me but I politely refused and teamed up with mature children that I didn't really know. I soon became friends with them we where recognised by the adults. This made me feel very proud and from that day I always tried to make new friends that would help me and not get me into trouble. This also helped me in taking good decisions without any support.

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg affable_weaver
    The Ruth Gorse Academy 01 Mar 2019

    Although I change my mind about a lot of things, one of the more important decisions I remember taking and changing is how I think a country should be run. I used tot hink that communism (total equality) was the best idea since it meant taht no one could complain about power and wealth, but after a bit more eduaction and experience, I now think that democracy is the best decision as it means that someone who *can* run a country gets to run it, instead of many unexperienced people. I was about 7 when I thought that communism was the best leadership.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_atom
    Birchwood C of E Primary School 02 Mar 2019

    in class we were trying to decide if something was natrul or normal and two people started argueing with me and the other person sat next to me agreed with me so i thought about it and gathered evidence by thinking what other countries and religions would do.So then i thought what are the other people thinking and there thoughts and how they would feel.So then i descussed with the person sat next to me and we agreed on why there decision was right.I changed my mind because i remembered there are other people in the room and i cant always go with my idea i have to listen to others and be kind.I learnt not to go with one idea listen to others and gather ideas to make a greater idea.

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_horse
    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 02 Mar 2019

    Not that long ago, I used to love using coloured pens to draw on my hand or my nails or something. But later my friend told me that if ink touches your skin then you might get cancer. At first I didn’t believe her so I asked my family and my other friends. They replied the same way. So I went home and did a bit of research and found out it was true so I stopped doing that ever since.

    Thank you!

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg credible_insect
    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 02 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind one time at school, during a test.
    At the end of the year you would normally do a few tests to see if you would be in a higher group. I changed my mind on my English test, we had to write about a time when we felt happy or achieved something we were proud of. I decided to start writing something filling up a page and a half. To soon realise that I wasn't happy with what I had wrote, and then chose to re-write my test using something completely different.
    The reason I changed my mind is because I wasn't proud of what I did and knew I could write something better. Doing so probably resulted in a higher grade/ mark. I seem to changed my mind on a lot of tests now, going back and forth on my original answer. I think I do this because I don't really think I trust myself to get it right the first time.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg amusing_impression
    Noel Park Primary School 03 Mar 2019 in reply to outstanding_wolf's comment

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! I think your very brave and I am glad you and that person are friends. You should definitly tell a trusted teacher or an adult.

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_horse
    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 03 Mar 2019

    One day, at my old school, i found out that one of my friends were being bullied. She made me swear not to tell anyone. she never wanted to tell a teacher or an adult or even her parents. Every day she told me about the rude stuff the bullies did to her. I got fed up and went up to that bully. I saw him and ran up to him. At first i didnt notice what he was doing but then i realized he was crying! I didnt understand what was going on. I struck up a conversation to him but he just told me to go away. I knew something was wrong. I asked him what was going on and he told me that he was being bullied by someone else. I asked him to dig deeper and he said that the other bully was hurting him everyday and he didnt have the courage to stand up for himself and tell the teacher. But I knew i had that courage. I went to the teacher and told her the whole story. She said it was a good decision coming to her. She also said she was going to work it out and I should go and talk to my friend. I explained the whole story to my friend and both her and the bully (the bully that was being bullied) apologized to each other. I knew immediately that mistakes can be made. Ever since then my friend has also been hanging out with 'her' bully and the really mean bully was facing his own consequences.

  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg eloquent_recipe
    Crampton Primary School 03 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind on what I wanted to be when I grow up.
    At first I wanted to be a doctor, saving people with terrible illnesses and travel all over the world, then I realised I was scared of blood. I found this out when I was watching a program that I wanted to enter, Junior Doctors. I was sad but I knew what I could be instead.
    I was going to be a Chemist. I had developed a liking for Science, Maths and Literacy so I could save people by creating medicine as well as travelling the world to find knew specimens.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg grounded_vegetable
    Noel Park Primary School 03 Mar 2019

    I used to have a friend he was a bit of trouble sometimes, then I made new friends which were more sensible, then it
    changed me a bit and made me a better person on the inside and the outside.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg content_lemon
    Boutcher C of E Primary School 03 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind during BNC Live 2019. When my teacher introduced us to the book Judy Wycroft (I think her name was) wrote, I was thinking, "No way should she be allowed! She's incredibly racist!" and while we stood on an invisible line, I was at the very end. However, slowly, after hearing many perspectives and reasons for and against, I was edging myself towards the other side - which finally lead me to voting for her to speak at the University!
    I think I changed my mind because at first, I was really quite judgemental, as I simply didn’t agree with her thoughts. But then I listened more and more, and tried considering her thoughts; what made her think that; reasons.
    Also, we discussed it with friends in the group, and having heard them and their points of view changed mine immensely.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg blessed_computer
    Graveney School 03 Mar 2019

    Mine was about whether we should have a second referendum on the subject of staying in the European Union. At first, I thought it was a bad idea because I thought it seemed silly to vote on the same thing again. Why don't we do it for every election?

    However, I have now realised that there has been a lot more to this than in most referendums. Leaving the EU has become a lengthy and complicated procedure. For instance, the problems with the Irish border, Scotland and Northern Ireland getting angry about how their nation voted Remain and, of course, actually deciding on a deal; the list goes on. This has allowed for a lot of time for people to make up their minds. I have noticed that people's views have shifted after they have done further research about the topic. However, this could just be the news and close people of mine being biased. Another important thing to keep in mind is that young people are generally more pro-remain and more and more of them would be able to be able to vote. I think this would allow us to draw to a more accurate depiction on what our country wants.

    But there are some problems that I still have about this. For example, what if we voted Leave again? I think that is a tough question because I think Remainers and Leavers alike would feel cheated because history would be repeating itself. But the bigger problem is if that would give Brexitears the excuse to create a harder Brexit than before which, depending on your political views, might be a worrying thought.

    Although that is the case, it is less likely than in 2016 for that to happen. If it were to happen, I think we should think this through before we do it. At the moment, this is probably most likely to be hypothetical since the Prime Minister has expressed that she is against it.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_yuzu
    Bruntcliffe Academy 04 Mar 2019

    Another time I changed my mind was about my friends. I met a friend and they seemed nice at start but as I got to no them even more I could see their true side. At some point in our lives we have to make a decision about our friends and if they're right for us and has the good quality of a friend. Making tough decisions like this is hard but it helps us get a great friend in life who you can share you memories with.

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    New Horizons Children's Academy 04 Mar 2019

    Congratulations to everyone who passed the 11+. If you didn’t then you are still a star in some people’s eyes. As most of us Year 6 know, we all had to choose a school to go to. I had to change my mind. I wanted to go to RGS in the beginning. When I say beginning I mean when I was in year 5. It’s fine now because I have chosen a school that I am happy with. It was extremely difficult to make this choice but I made it in the end and I feel good about it. Again; if you didn’t pass; you are still AMAZING and even if you didn’t pass; you can still make it far in life!

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_tree
    New Horizons Children's Academy 04 Mar 2019

    Mine was which secondary school I should go to.The school I wanted was closer to my home but the other was a really good school.I thought that maybe I should pick the school closer but I decided to choose the very good school and I got into it.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg magical_fox
    New Horizons Children's Academy 04 Mar 2019

    I had to change my decisions on choosing which Grammar school I wanted to go to.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg creative_starfruit
    New Horizons Children's Academy 04 Mar 2019

    Well when I was at my old school I was bulled and I was crying every night and it was horrible so I hat to make one of the biggest discussions of my life because I also made some of the greatest memories there friends and BFFs so my mum said,”do you want to move schools and I was so scared I would not make eny friends but I am so lucky that I made so many friends and I think that I made a good decision.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg great_brain
    New Horizons Children's Academy 04 Mar 2019

    In my country,there has been a vote for who should be the new Romanian president and was posted on YouTube, I thought to myself,”should I vote or leave it?”I decided to just leave it and do something different than voting

  • Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg jazzed_jabuticaba
    Oasis Academy Don Valley 04 Mar 2019

    Once I saw a sweet called chilli milli and i saw it and ate it. At first I didn't like it but then i kept trying it and I started to love it.

  • Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg champion_theory
    Oasis Academy Don Valley 04 Mar 2019

    the time i changed my was when i liked raps but now i dont

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg delightful_eagle
    Elaine Primary School 04 Mar 2019

    I wanted to have a PS4 for Christmas but then I chose to have a HP Laptop instead.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg good_moth
    New Horizons Children's Academy 04 Mar 2019

    Mine was about the school musical happening at my school called ‘Shakespear Rock ‘.

    At my school they were holding rehearsals for our musical (we hold one every year and this one was ‘Shakespear Rock’) and I always go to the rehearsals as it’s very fun and I can just be myself.Unfortunetly,my friends strongly dis agree with this.

    My friends already act like adults,-don’t play games just walk around and talking thinking that’s childish and their too old for it-and they believe plays and musicals are babyish and it’s just another word for playing.As a good friends as myself I pretended to agree as I didn’t want to get kicked out the ‘cool group’.

    How very stupid I was.

    Sadly,I missed the auditions for them.When all my my class mates who went said how amazing it was,I regretted it immensely.

    One I told my mother this when I came home she told me I should do what I want and it doesn’t matter if my friends don’t want to do it,as it’s my life,not theirs.

    This made me change my mind as those words were very,very true.

    The next day,I left those people and asked the teacher in charge of the musical for a chance to get a shot at the role ; luckily she was an extremely nice teacher and she gave me a try.

    My friends were annoyed for a bit but then just ignored me.I think they were trying to irritate me,but it honestly didn’t bother me at all because now I can play with my proper friends and I can do what truly makes me happy.

    Don’t let people rule your lives,don’t waste your time with boring things,life is too short to waste it.

    Hope this helped you with some life decisions.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_drawing
    Elaine Primary School 04 Mar 2019

    I wanted to go to eat out, pizza was my favourite. At school we learned about healthy eating and nurtition so I decided to eat more healthily rather than eat out that day. I used eat a lot of unhealthy food but I changed my mind and am now making sure my diet is healthier and I am getting regular exercise.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg free_acorn
    Elaine Primary School 04 Mar 2019

    I used to eat a lot of pizza, after learning about nutrition and healthy eating at school, I made the decision to stop eating so much pizza. I learnt that pizza has high content of carbohydrates and fat which is not healthy in excess. Therefore, I cut down on the almount of pizza I ate to make a healthier lifestyle choice.

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    Michael Faraday School 04 Mar 2019

    At first, I wanted to go to a high standered secondary school but then I realised that "it doesn't matter which school you go to, the thing that matters is how hard you try." ... from this I have learnt not to get upset and to cope with difficult situations.

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    The Ruth Gorse Academy 04 Mar 2019

    This story starts when I didn't like avocados, they were utterly disgusting to me. This story takes a turn when my favorite influencer eats avocado toast everyday for breakfast. This encouraged me and now i beg my mother to buy me avocados, just for avocado toast. She buys me avocados by the way, YAY! So, as we see that i got influenced by someone i look up too which lead to me being really healthy as avocado is a super-food. A super food if you don't know already has a lot of nutrients and healthy stuff like omega 3 and folic acid which have a lot of benefits to our health.

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    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 05 Mar 2019

    Once I changed my mind because I thought that somebody would be grateful if I gave them a brownie but then I figured out that they don't like brownies. It was probably the right choice because they seemed quite ill at the time.

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    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 05 Mar 2019

    An example of this is when my cousin told me there is a great leader with my name and I did not believe him. I then asked my mum and she said there is I still did not believe that there was a leader with my name. I was curious and felt annoyed. I thought I was unique at the same time I thought it was a leading position. I browsed on the internet searching for this 'leader with my name' and found evidence that I was wrong...

    I guess I changed my mind about this thing and found evidence against my self :)

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    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 05 Mar 2019

    Once I thought that Minecraft was the worst game because of the way it was represented and because of its weird graphics. I was also very disappointed with the game as it doesn't follow laws of science. But when I saw my friend playing it, I felt convinced to play it.

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    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 05 Mar 2019

    At first i did not like swimming because i nearly drowned the first time i swam so i got scared of water but when my sister taught be how to swim i loved swimming ever since.

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    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 05 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind about football because before I thought it was for boys but then my freind took me to football and she supported me everyday, she brought me to football and it was fun and now I love football

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    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 05 Mar 2019

    I use to not like pizza, after a year, my friend had to convenience me to like pizza because he liked it.

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    British Council School, Madrid 05 Mar 2019

    I used to think that there should always be a leader when it came to making decisions. However, as I grew up i noticed that other people should have the right to express their opinions since they could haves strong feelings. I changed my mind because as the people older, you have your own decisions. Now, i think that democracy might be the best solution to vote for things.

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    British Council School, Madrid 05 Mar 2019

    I was on a football team in which they supported Manchester city and i don´t. I use to support Chelsea. That changed my mind since I don´t really like how they normally play. So therefor I went to my brother´s team in which they supported my team and I felt more comfortable.

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    British Council School, Madrid 05 Mar 2019

    when I was smaller, I thought that school was useless but, now, I've grown up and I know that school is very useful

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    British Council School, Madrid 05 Mar 2019

    Last year I didn't like popcorn because my parents didn't like it so we usually never had popcorn in my house but I changed my mind when I tried them the first time because my friends encouraged me to do it. Since then, I love them.

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    British Council School, Madrid 05 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind on buying the cheese slicer that my uncle recommended, after trying it at my friend's house I found out that it wasn't as useful as I thought, finally I refused buying it and don't regret it at all!

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    British Council School, Madrid 05 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind on my favorite food, before it was burger now it is sushi

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    British Council School, Madrid 05 Mar 2019

    I used to look up to a football player. I thought he was a very serious player and he didn`t get distracted. His name is Marco Asensio, lately the coach wasn`t letting him play and I wondered why until they told he actually went to parties often. This made me think that maybe he wasn`t that seriouss and that the coach was doing the correct thing punishing him.

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    Faringdon Community College 05 Mar 2019

    A few weeks ago I decided that I should quit my swimming lessons because I wasn't very good. But I realised that I would never get any better at swimming if I gave up. So I decided to go back to try again and now I am pretty good!!!

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    Birchwood C of E Primary School 05 Mar 2019

    Once in class I was writing a poem. We stopped half way though to hear what everyone has put. I heard a really good idea when my friend was reading their's out. So i decided to cross out what i put and magpied a bit of what they put. Now my poem is really detailed and its all because of that one idea. And my teacher said she would take we to the Head Teacher but we ran out of time.

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    Faringdon Community College 05 Mar 2019

    when I was in year six there was this game I really hated this game but in year seven someone swayed my mind about it

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    Faringdon Community College 05 Mar 2019

    In my old school i used to have a load of friends in year 5/6 but when i went to my secondary school some of my friends left me so i decided to make a new friend who went to my old school but i never really talked to her.

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    Faringdon Community College 05 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind on whether to join Burnet News Club because I heard that they had gone to Buckingham Palace! (Although it wasn't just that)

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    Faringdon Community College 05 Mar 2019

    I had some friends in year 6/7 and I got on really well with them, but then I found out that they were being horrible about some of my best friends behind their back!
    the next few days, I started to hang around with someone, that I was friends with, but didn't really know as well. I found out that we got along really well, so we hung around each other more; and from then on we become great friends! the friends that were being mean, I don't really talk to; but my main friends will always be special to me.

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    Faringdon Community College 05 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind when I decided that I didn't want to participate in the school production because I was going to be too tired to do it. I had the town pantomime on at that time. I really regret my decision and so I have now decided that I am going to do both the school production and the pantomime next time.

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    Weston Favell Academy 05 Mar 2019

    I support a football club and recently we gained a new football manager. At first, I liked him. This was because we were winning games and he was pleasing the crowd with how he was speaking in interviews. However, recently I have stopped liking him.
    This is because we had stopped winning games and he had shown his true colors. In the interviews, he had started trying to ignore the questions being asked and ,when he did answer, it was very short and did not fully describe anything. In addition, the manager had began to ignore the crowd at the end of games ( the manager is supposed to clap the support). Therefore, I dislike him as a manager ( not as a person).
    I changed my mind because I want the team to win and I believe there has to be a strong relationship between the crowd and management.
    Nevertheless, I would be open to changing my mind if he changed.

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    John Ruskin 05 Mar 2019

    I once changed my mind to support Juventus instead of supporting Liverpool.
    I wanted to still support Liverpool because they used to get alot of goals but then I went to supporting Juventus because they had very good players . Even though they were both very good teams , I still supported one . But later on , I kept thinking about the point that some people support more than one team and I could be one of them . So I kept thinking about it until I made a firm decision to support the two teams .

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    Birchwood C of E Primary School 05 Mar 2019

    I’ve changed my mind on Brexit. When I was first informed of it, I imagined it would be good; spending more money on schools and hospitals. Then I heard more about it- and dig deeper, to find out how bad it felt to me! I changed my mind because of all the things I’ve heard. The bills would be more expensive, as so food, less holidays. All of this made me think why I even thought it was a good idea? Even though I didn’t have a say- I was still furious about this decision.

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    Hornsey School for Girls 06 Mar 2019

    I've changed my opinion on David Cameron. I was absolutely furious at him for calling the EU referendum; I felt it was just a way of ensuring that people in his party, the Conservatives, would not rebel. In my opinion, this was not a good enough reason to leave the EU. He underestimated the Leave campaign and people like Dominic Cummings, who resorted to some pretty low tactics to win their argument and get votes; playing on people's insecurities about the NHS was disgusting! I watched a documentary on the BBC a few weeks ago with my mum that changed my mind about David Cameron. Cameron was a victim of his party's obsession to change the country's relationship with Europe. He tried to appease everyone and then in the end he was left looking foolish. The EU held strong and so Cameron, a little like Teressa May is now, was almost helpless. Should he have called for a referendum? Maybe not! But then I believe someone else would have called for this vote. David Cameron, it has taken some time, but I forgive you.

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    Hornsey School for Girls 06 Mar 2019

    Oh no! I used names!

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC 06 Mar 2019 in reply to excellent_banana's comment

    Not a problem when it's about a public figure.

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    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 06 Mar 2019

    Once when I was younger I broke my leg and I thought it was the worst thing to break.
    Now I'm older and I now think that the arm is because then you wouldn't be able to write or play games whereas if you broke your leg you could use crutches or wheelchairs and do most of the things you normally do.

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    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 06 Mar 2019

    I used to think that lying was not that bigger of a deal:

    Because my mum used to ask me have you payed me back yet and i lied and said yes. At the time i thought that my mum had enough money and i wanted it so i decided to lie.

    Looking back on it i really regret it because i now know that lying is wrong and i would not have like it if somebody decieved me.

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    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 06 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind on who I hang out with during school. This is because the people I used to hang out with were always rude to teachers and other students. They made fun of other people and expected me to laugh at it. I decided not to laugh at it and leave them. This is because I didn't want to be bullying other people, with people who think it's OK. This is also morally the wrong thing to do. It puts others down and I didn't want to be labeled as a bully as well. That was why I joined another group of friends. Friends who work with their teachers and not against them because at the end of the day, it's the student that is going to suffer for their own mistakes, not the teacher. Because if the student chooses not to learn, then that is the student's choice, but as a student, it is better to make the right choices as it will benefit you. I realised that teachers are doing me a favour, and it's not the other way round.

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    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 06 Mar 2019

    Brexit: When I first heard about the results I was confused, I was perplexed. Why, I thought, would we ever want to leave? At this point I new very little and what I did know was generated by my own imagination and ideas. I spoke openly about my thoughts but I soon realized how little I knew. I went away and now I see both reasons for against and for. My mind was changed.

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    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 06 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind about being honest...

    My mum told me not to kick a ball around the house as it would end up breaking something. But I didn’t listen to her and I still did it and I broke her favourite vase. When my mum came home, she saw it and when she asked me about it I blamed my sister for breaking it. I wish I had not done it because when I get older I want to learn to be honest and own up to my mistakes because it will earn me more respect and I would get more friends when I am older. That could benefit me, because if I ever got into any problems when I get older (e.g. financial problems) I would have people by me to help and support me.

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    Graveney School 06 Mar 2019

    I used to like chicken but I changed my mind because It reminds me of a living chicken

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    Graveney School 06 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind about foods I like or don't like. For example, I used to like white chocolate but now I don't. I used to not like tomatoes, then I didn't, then I did, then I didn't, and now I do. These are just a few of the examples.

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    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 06 Mar 2019

    During my life, I have changed my mind about many tiny factors, for example: I used to like Everton now I liked Liverpool, I used to hate chocolate now I don't, these are all minor factors of my life that didn't entirely affect me majorly.
    However, my biggest change in my life was the moment I began a club, that allowed me to grow in science which I'd previously hated because I didn't think I was smart enough to understand it. But once I joined this club I grew in both confidence and I discovered that I could achieve more than I'd previously thought.
    I learnt how to expand my knowledge and know how to trust myself enough to tr new things and believe that it could be successful and that if it doesn't work then I can try again or stop knowing that I tried. This influenced my perspective and allowed me to see the world differently using the skills I learnt. This makes me strive to be a better person everyday with a boost of confidence with me.

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    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 06 Mar 2019

    I remember when I fell out with my best friend. I thought she preferred this other girl over me, and I felt a bit isolated and left out. A few months later, I told her one lunchtime that I couldn't be her friend anymore because I couldn't deal with feeling this left out every day. Seen as I thought she liked the other girl more, I thought she would take it well. She ran off in tears and didn't turn up to school the next day. I felt sick because I knew that because she had cried, it ,meant she still really liked me. From that moment on, I knew I had made a mistake and I cried myself to sleep for weeks. Telling her that was probably one of the only times in my life that I have REALLY regretted a decision. It was because she showed emotion. And I caused it.

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    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 06 Mar 2019

    One of the biggest deltas of my life happened just over 2 years ago.

    Since the early years of my childhood, I had been building up such a love, such a joy of experiencing technology products made by the rather well known company that goes by the name of Sony PLC. Over the years, everything my family had, from phones to laptops to TVs; was made by Sony. To say the least, I basically devoted my life to it. However, one day just over 2 years ago (when I was in year 7) my dad bought a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. When he first told me, I was very enraged and upset. But soon after, when the phone arrived; I checked it out and instantly fell in love. All of a sudden, I had completely put the years of love and devotion to Sony behind me.

    This was the beginning of a new era.

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    Ormiston Bushfield Academy 06 Mar 2019

    I have changed my opinions and state of mind about many things through out my life but since I have joined the Burnet News Club many different ideas and opinions, have had changed after reading others articles. Although I haven't changed my mind on alot of things, I have realised that other people's perspectives are just as important and mine and deserved to be considered. I like seeing other people's perspectives now because it gives me a stronger view on my own perspective if I differ; it also challenges me to widen my own perspective and potentially to see the faults in what I believe in. It has allowed me to become more critical and has developed my listening and reasoning skills, as I now see things from different side. I usually stick to my opinions despite having them strengthened or molded by others perspectives.

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    Honywood School 06 Mar 2019

    I was originally supposed to go to a different secondary school - all of my friends were going there, and I was really looking forward to cycling to school every day. Then I spoke to my sister about her school - she told me lots of information about the lessons, teachers and students, and I decided to keep an open mind. When I visited the school, I really liked the atmosphere - I have now been here for almost six months and I am so happy I made the right decision and listened to her advice!

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    Honywood School 06 Mar 2019

    When my parents split up I was really upset and angry, especially with my dad. But it got worse when my mum met somebody else. For the first few months I wouldn't speak to him at all and was really rude when he tried to make friends with me or do things together. But over time I realised that he wasn't that bad, and what was really important was that he made my mum happy. Now he and I are actually friends and soon I will be having a baby brother or sister which I am really excited about.

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    Graveney School 06 Mar 2019

    I used to think that Facebook was a good company and as I heard more controversial headlines & conversations about how they steal peoples data without the user knowing. Although most headlines are mostly exaggerated I was instantly aboard with this idea.

    As I was more curious I researched more about this and gathered more information and made my final desion.

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    Graveney School 06 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind about Caster Semenya competing in athletics competitions. When I first heard about this, I was oppose to her competing because I thought she would have an unfair advantage over the other competitors. This is because she has higher testosterone levels than other competitors, which enhances her strength. However, I changed my mind about this, for a number of reasons.

    One of these reasons was that, although she may have different testosterone levels and a different body shape from the other female athletes she competes against, she should be respected for her gender and gender identity. rather than who she was born as. It is her opinion what her gender is and she should be respected for her decisions, instead of being discriminated in her field and elsewhere. It is my opinion that everyone should be respected, whatever their gender, religion, race, etc., because they are all human, no-one should be respected less.

    As well as this, it has been proven that her enhanced testosterone levels do not render her unbeatable. She has been beaten many times by women with normal testosterone levels, including in the London 2012 Olympics, when she achieved silver, ad other world competitions, where she has, along with her gold medals won bronze, silver and has even, in some cases, not achieved a podium.

    Also, her difference in hormones are a genetic disorder, and others with different genetic disorders in her sport have not been discriminated against as she has. This is unfair on her, as well as how nothing about this was done before, so she would not have had any warning about her predicament or the changed attitudes of IAAF officials. She has been allowed to race previously, yet now she is being prevented from. Why should the rules change now when she has been racing for a long time. She has earned a reputation and many medals in her sport, and has worked as hard as any other athlete to achieve this, yet she is being discriminated against despite her hard work. This is means that all of the time she has spent on athletics and the amount of effort and money she has put into it will be wasted, just because she is more biologically male than female. This would be incredibly unfair on her and would mean that her career would be ruined.

    For these reasons, I believe that Caster Semenya should be allowed to compete in athletics competitions because, despite her difference from other competitors biologically, she has the same gender identity as them, and has put in the same amount of hard work to reach where she is not. All of these factors helped to change my opinion on her competing from not allowing her to compete, to giving her permission to race.

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    Michael Faraday School 06 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind on food styles. Since I've been eating big portions of McDonald's or chicken and chips. Until one day I went OVER the scale (not really, about like 5KG) of my expected weight. So I changed my food style, I now eat more of healthier food. Maybe sometimes I would eat those street food, but not in BIG portions.
    So I changed my mind to unhealthy to healthy.

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    Ravenscroft Primary School 06 Mar 2019

    As a child, I found elections a way of arguing, changing a good leader and I thought that instead of debating, MPs could work on making their country a better place but as I have grown my understanding has too. I had found out so much about democracy that my mind changed. Now, I feel that a vote is the best way to let everyone have a say and choose who they think will guide the country well.

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    The Ruth Gorse Academy 06 Mar 2019

    Last year I watched a documentary called Fashion’s Dirty Secrets on BBC and it follows Stacey Dooley uncovering the shocking environmental impact caused by consumer’s addictions to fast fashion. The fashion industry is shockingly the 2nd largest polluter in the world! That’s insane! She travels to the former Arab Sea which was once one of the largest bodies of fresh water and had a massive fishing industry, but is now reduced almost entirely to dust, since the region was developed for cotton production. We also see how toxic chemicals, released by the garment industry, are polluting local rivers that millions of people rely on in poor areas where these factories are located.

    These discoveries change my mind about buying clothes on a whim; now I think twice about whether I really need that garment. Not enough awareness is given to the fact that the few pounds we spend for an item of clothing isn't the true cost - the real cost is the millions of gallons of clean water that were used to grow the fabric, or the millions of gallons of fresh water that were polluted with toxic chemicals to dye the clothes.

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    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019

    A group of international scientists has just published research that details how they successfully managed to “cure” two patients of HIV using stem cell therapy.

    Scientists found no rebound of HIV in the two patients who stopped taking their HIV medication after they received stem cell transplants for a hematological [blood] disease. Both patients underwent stem cell transplantation as part of their cancer treatment.

    Thus far, only one person in the world – Timothy Ray Brown, known in 2008 as the “Berlin patient” – has reportedly been cured of HIV using stem cell transplants. Although Brown had traces of HIV, the virus never rebounded and he is now celebrating 12 years cured of HIV.

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf
    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019 in reply to proactive_cheetah's comment

    I agree with you as well

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf
    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019 in reply to amusing_impression's comment

    yeah you need to

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    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019

    If someone was being mean to you, you move to another place you don't just stand there and beg to be bff or friends because if there being mean and they start calling you names that is bullying so if you are bullied then follow my ideas.

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    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019

    i changed my mind about leaving i thought we should leave but they made a agreement to donald trump that is when we leave we will wash food in chlorine witch causes cancer

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_turtle
    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019

    My idea about brexit is that we should leave because there is beginning to be a barney so leave then we don't have to be in the argument.

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    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019

    The first time I heard about Brexit I wanted to leave because I had enough of hearing the word BREXIT!!!.But now I have changed my mind because now I know what it means and I want to stay in the EU.

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    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019

    I never thought, then thought that there should always be a leader when it came to making decisions. However, I now noticed that other people should have the right to express their opinions since they could haves strong feelings. I changed my mind because as the people older, you have your own decisions. Now, i think that democracy might be the best solution to vote for things.

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    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019

    When I First heard of brexit I didn't really know what it meant so I just went along with what everyone else said and wanted to leave. My mind has changed as now I understand what Brexit actually means and it is dividing our nation. Our MPs are arguing about it. This has changed my mind.

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    Beverley St Nicholas Primary School 07 Mar 2019

    I remember I used to dislike this girl and basically she was acting like she was the best but now we are bff . We also want to sit next to each other 24,7

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    Richmond Hill Academy 07 Mar 2019

    When I heard about Brexit, I thought it was just a voting thing and I didn't know it was really important. And when I kept coming to BNC and I learnt how important it was. I first thought we should leave the EU but then when we discussed more about it I said no because if we leave the EU there are going to be a lot of different changes around.

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    British Council School, Madrid 07 Mar 2019

    I used to think that saying your own opinion was bad because it was different to the others but now I think having different opinions is the best thing you can do.
    If all our opinions were the same life would be horrible because everyone would be the same and not original (themselves)

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    British Council School, Madrid 07 Mar 2019

    the kings and queens are a waste of money, they use rolls royces, have a private jet, they have lots of properties, we pay their lifes with taxes and have luxurious palaces that are mantained by thousands of housekeepers.

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    British Council School, Madrid 07 Mar 2019

    i used to think that the kings and queens did something to made the country a better place, now i know that we are paying taxes to pay their life and they are not even doing our life better. we actually criticize our presidents when we are barely saying anything to people who are living in luxury and are not taking their responsibility which should be make our country a better place

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    British Council School, Madrid 07 Mar 2019

    Before, I wasn´t vegan but, as I grew up, I decide to become a vegan. I think that animals shouldn´t be treated like that so that we can eat the food we want.

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    British Council School, Madrid 07 Mar 2019

    Since I was a baby i was brought up as a catholic just like my father. I was baptized, went to church, prayed daily etc, etc... Until i got to year 4 in which everybody was celebrating their holy communion. I decided i wouldn't do it myself as I wasn't quite sure about what i believed, and If I decided I did want to do it later on I could. Now I'm in year 8 and I've decided to be atheist as i don't really agree with any religion. And even though my father and sisters are catholic and me and my mom are atheists we accept each others beliefs without any judgement or resentment.

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    British Council School, Madrid 07 Mar 2019

    I used to think the Kings and queens were good and useful but as i got older i saw that they didn't do much they just represented the country. I also think we pay to much to provide them food, i think there are much more important things to use the money for .

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    British Council School, Madrid 07 Mar 2019

    I really want to be a vegetarian because they are abusing animals. They think the animals are objects, I said that because they wash animals, I don´t said that is wrong but I said that they clean like cars,they hit them like a football ball . That it is unfair. I respect the people that eat meat because just days ago I was eating meat. But I think that the people should think about it

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    British Council School, Madrid 07 Mar 2019

    When I was a baby I thought pigs,cows or any farm animals were treated equally as any other pet animal but these last years I have found out animals are horrifically treated and abused physically and psychologically in animal factories or barns and die with no pride or self opinion , that is why I like to know from where my food comes from.

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    British Council School, Madrid 07 Mar 2019

    I used to eat meat, as I was raised to eat all foods. I thought there was no way to have a balanced diet other than having meat, chicken, animal products,etc. We used to eat meat almost everyday, which now make me feel sick. I started wondering where all my food came from, and found out animals were being killed and we were guilty of it. Slowly I stopped eating meat, my parents were angry at first, as I was not eating my meals. Now I am a full vegeterian, and try not to eat animal products. I am pround and everyone is supportive, even my school. And that is why I am a vegeterian.

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC 07 Mar 2019 in reply to neat_kiwifruit's comment

    Well done for remaining open-minded, despite changing your own point of view.

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC 07 Mar 2019 in reply to stellar_context's comment

    Please make sure your relevant to the competition!

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    Weston Favell Academy 07 Mar 2019

    Recently I have changed my mind about eating meat. At first I thought I would give up all the meats for animal protection because I didn't want an animal to die for me. There is also good points about not eating meat as it is healthier. Too much red meat can cause cancer. But after discussion with my guide leader about making sure to get my proteins and all the essential vitamins and minerals I have decided to just cut out red meat. I am aware of other peoples choices who are vegetarian or even vegan but I feel much happier not eating red meat as I am helping some animals and being healthier. I am now called a pollo pescatarian .
    I am also aware I might change my mind in the future as I may hear new information and my circumstances may change. This applies many to things as people can change there minds about anything whenever they want

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    New Horizons Children's Academy 07 Mar 2019

    Mine was changing school. In my old school I had a lot of friends but My mum told me that I would have to change schools. I definitely wasn't really happy with this but I had to do what I had to do. I normally always cried when my mum brought up the topic but later on I decided I had to DEAL WITH IT. When I got to my new school it was a little bit welcoming and later on I knew all their names but I didn't get lots of friends.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg smart_parrot
    Birchwood C of E Primary School 07 Mar 2019

    I changed my mind on the football team i seported because the team that I seported wasn't good enough.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg busy_song
    Michael Faraday School 07 Mar 2019

    The last time I had changed my decision was when (in Burnet News Club) I thought about if Social media is a good news source or not.

    Firstly, I thought that Social media was a reliable news source because if you have friends or people that are all over the world on social media, they can contact you about the news and after, you will know the news from all the different sides of the world. That way you can broaden your mind so you will know about what is happening everywhere. In addition, with social media, you can share a lot about different types of news such as celebrity gossip, sports, war, decisions being made around the world and many other news stories, which can also broaden your mind. Also, in Social media there are many people and different people have unique opinions and perspectives and since it is shared online, you can consider all of the reason and opinions heard and this will allow you to look at all perspectives and be open-minded about the news issue. Moreover, in one news topic, many people can share personal experiences and facts that people have not heard or considered yet. This is why I thought that Social media would be a reliable news source to use.

    However, later, I was sceptical about this and after I changed my mind about if Social media was a reliable source of news. The reasons behind this was because I heard from websites that since they do not tell what source the news came from or are not usually journalists from reliable newspapers, the news stories can often be twisted or the news itself might be fake. According to https://miappi.com/reliability-of-social-media-news-source/, it states that according to research, only 51% actually trust Social media because it is extremely untrustworthy and often has fake news and rumours that have been spreading around.
    When I was thinking about the issue, I was also defying if Social media was the best place to find news because the news or opinions might be biased. I strongly believed this because opinions in Social media might be said from some people (not just because they are actually making a decision by considering all of the opinions) but only because they like that specific party and are not open-minded themselves. To support their opinion, they could add fake news to it and this could steer your opinion to thinking wrongly meaning that Social media is not a legitimate news source. In addition, if you are in a group on Social media, if the majority of people think all the same opinion, then it pressurises you to think the same as them. If you do not say the same opinion as them, it will make you feel as if you are the only one with a different opinion rather than if you all had the same opinion and you would not be the only one with a different opinion than the other people.

    From Social media, there has also been some emotions and experiences since adults have been frustrated from Social media countless times. For example, if there are rumours spread about there being new cures for diseases on Social media such as cancer, these rumours can spread everywhere and after the contagious rumour goes to the public. This news gives hope for patients with the disease, doctors, scientists and family members of the diseased people that it is curable. However, when they all realise that the news that has been passed on is untrue, they lose their hope and they all end up being frustrated. Another example of fake news on Social media is if one person said that the Labour Party is the party you should vote for since they have been doing a lot of work on the environment rather than the conservatives, who have done no work at all on the environment. The other people on Social media might believe this comment and they might have thought that they have never thought of this fact when actually the person who was writing the comment was only writing it because they like the party and supporting it using fake information. The people who have looked at this might have been persuaded or convinced to vote for Labour. When they have voted, they might realise afterwards that the news is untrue and will get frustrated and regret voting for the Labour party; this could also make an incorrect decision on the vote.

    Instead of having Social media as the most reliable news source, legitimate news sources like BBC, Al jazeera or SKY news can be useful because you can have the correct information on news stories however still have different opinions from a variety of journalists. Now, legitimate news sources like The Independent or The Guardian are more reliable sources than Social media now I have changed my mind.


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    Michael Faraday School 08 Mar 2019

    The time when I changed my mind was about BREXIT. I personally wanted to stay because I thought if we left it will be harder for some people to maybe go on holidays to other European countries or have to go help or see their families and I really wanted it to be that way I didn't want to leave.
    But then I realized that this was how it was going to be we were going to leave the Eu but still. I wish that everyone 14plus can vote because I think that brexit is going to effect the youngers. But I had to just get on with it because I cant go back and change it and maybe we left for the better

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    Evelyn Street Primary School 08 Mar 2019

    I have changed food when my mum said I shouldn't be eating sweets all the time, so I went healthy and I stop eating that much, and I'm very thankful for that.

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