Weekly Competition #7

Last week we asked BNC members to give ONE REASON WHY having a home matters.

Well done! We read lots of thoughtful entries and it was encouraging to see members show compassion and empathy for others.

Congratulations to BlueCheese05 who is this week’s winner!

We like that they stuck to the ONE reason and then developed their idea. We also like the suggestion that a home might not be a building. This made us challenge our opinions and be open minded about what we initially thought.  We hope BNC members feel at home on the Hub!

This competition is now closed. Click here to enter this week’s competition.

109 Comments

  1. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    Acetic acid is made when people use up their stored energy but keep on using it. To produce the alkaline solution to dissolve this acid, you need rest. You may think that people rest on the street but you need a cosy place to sleep.

    -The~Asgardian~Reporter
    Sources :
    https://www.livestrong.com/article/401088-by-products-of-aerobic-exercise/

    • Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

      Also, you need the energy to work – to earn money to survive

      ^apart of the above comment!
      -The~Asgardian~Reporter

    • Ben Jonson Primary School Ben Jonson Primary School

      I think if. You have a house. You should be happy. And greatfull because other people like. Homeless people don’t even have a house not even shelter even if. We have a little tiny house you should be greatfull by ginger kitten

  2. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Having a home matters to people because if you didn’t have a home you would not have warmth

    -Mr MakeYouSalty

  3. Thomas Middlecott Academy Thomas Middlecott Academy

    Having a home is the way to provide safety and shelter. However, there are people who don’t have a place to call home. Children like us live on the street with no food, warmth or shelter. It is unfair on them when we have something we take for granted and they struggle to stay warm and safe.
    Clover Moon

    • Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

      Having a home is an essential in life.you need shelter and food.it matters so much especially when you children under your care.

      candycookiexxx

  4. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    It is important to have a home because it gives you a place to have shelter, a place to store food and valuable things and a place to rest. It keeps you warm.
    Wolf

  5. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    I believe, that a home matters to people, because you know you can be safer than on the streets.

    Blue Butterfly

  6. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    Having a home is important to people as it is a place where you grow and you pass through many different stages of your life in your home until you grow up enough to have your own home.

    Beta

  7. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    having a home matters to people because it makes them feel happy
    Mr Loyed

  8. Home is physically and emotionally the base from which people live their lives. A warm, sheltered place to sleep, work, and eat is extremely important for your well-being. Aside from obvious reasons such as hygiene and warmth, a home often mirrors your own needs and personality, so can feel like it is completely safe. NellieBly:the2nd

  9. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    Having a home is important to people as is is a place where we grow and where we pass through the many stages of our life. We will always live in a home (or at least a place that you can call home) and that is what makes a home such a huge part of people’s lives.

    Beta

  10. If you look in a dictionary, a home is a place where you live. It has more depth than that.
    Home to me means a place where you discover who I am. It is a place where I can make significant bonds. It is a place to discover your personality.
    Your home forms your personality.
    Sparnosaur12

    • Hanwell Fields Comment yr4 Hanwell Fields Comment yr4

      We like how you looked it up in a dictionary – home to us at Hanwell Fields is at an important place because there is always something and it’s where we feel happiest, welcome and safe. However, it seems unlikely that the Government will be able to help everyone!

      Marie Curie

  11. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    Having a home matters because people feel safe, secure and comfortable in their own space, they also know that they have a roof over their heads and they are safe especially in natural disaster zones.

    A home is where people look forward to coming back to, especially after a hard day at work and where children can come back to after having a long day at school and spend some time with their families. Homes are where memories are made.

    KFC36

  12. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Having a home is important because without one you wouldn’t escape the rain or anything.
    GOSSIP GIRLx

  13. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    You need a home to keep yourself warm because uf you are not warm you will have hypothermia.
    BlueWhale1

  14. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Having a home is important as they are the hub of memories. There also great for people most external needs like heat, shelter and protection as without them we would be vulnerable.
    Goldrhino

  15. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Having a home is very important because it helps people to feel safe as they have somewhere to go of their own where no one can intrude if they feel in danger.

    Blueleopard

  16. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    i think it matters to people to have a home so they can have privacy. Some want a home so they can be independent but not everyone.
    GryffindorPug

  17. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Lots of people our age wish to have independence and for some, when they get a little older they want to leave their families and purchase a home of their own. Some like to live with friends or on their own. They may rent or buy the house. My reason is independence, defined as “free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority.”

    • Thomas Middlecott Academy Thomas Middlecott Academy

      Don’t forget your hub handle! It needs to be used every time you post so that you can be identified by Olivia and other BBC members, as well as your teachers and other people from your school.
      I like the way on how you worded your answer as well!
      Clover Moon

    • How does this make a home important? Is having your own home the only way to be independent?

      @Mike (Work Experience)

  18. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    People who have houses but don’t have jobs and living on benefits don’t deserve houses in my opinion because who pay taxes and bills and are living in some place that might not have electricity or gas which are needed to cook and are essentials to live with.
    Kokopops

  19. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    People have a home for many reasons, but a home really just means a place of permanent accommodation. Not everybody has a home, but often there is social pressure to . How can you make good friends or get a good job, when you could just leave any day? I think the reason people have a home is because of social pressure. It affects us more than you would think!

    Orangebunny

  20. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    The reason why it’s important to have a house is that your house is your engine. Your house is your life. It’s priceless! You have fun, you can sleep peacefully, but most of all, Memories are made. Unfortunately, Some people don’t have shelter. We pray for those who don’t have a roof over their heads.

    Thanks,

    Peanut_Potplant

  21. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think having a home matters to people because it is a place where you feel safe and comfortable. Without a home you would have to sleep on the streets and I don’t think anyone would like to sleep on a hard, rough, uneven pavement. Also a home can make you feel like you belong somewhere and feel secure. It is also a place where you spend most of the time as a child and grow up. As an adult, people might work late but they still come home and can rest afterwards. 🙂
    H20 mermaids

  22. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think to having a home is more important because you can keep your family safe
    Mr Cole

  23. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think to having a home is more important because if you live on the street you gonna get colder and if you have a house you can keep yourself safe and warmer.
    Mr Cole

  24. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Little miss gamer
    I think you must need a house so You can grow a lovin family that’s big and strong but with no house you will grow a weak family that would be small because u would die of the cold ness in the winter ❄️ and you would be very dirty and very tired

  25. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Littlemiss gamer
    If there was no houses for no one what would happen to the human ease??

  26. A home matters to people because it provides some sort of shelter with a roof, weather it’s a tent,a caravan,an apartment or a house. These thing all seem pretty normal to us.
    However we often take this for granted, because adults and children have to suffer each day because they have no rooms, no walls and most of all no roof.
    Sceptic cookie

  27. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #FootyFox – I think having a home is important because children grow up in there and have all their childhood in that place. It is a human right to have a home.

  28. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Purple Fox – Having a home matters to me because you make happy memories. A home its where you start to think about what you want to do in the future and it makes you less miserable.

  29. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #JDFox – A home is important to me because if you have no home you have no where to keep your clothes and food. If you have a home you can collect belongings.

  30. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #SillyFox – If you do not have a home you would not be safe in a thunderstorm. You could have nowhere safe to sleep.

  31. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #SLYFOX – Having a home is a human right and it is important because everyone should have a shelter and are entitled to a good life.

  32. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #FLOWERFOX – Having a home matters to people because it is important to their wellbeing AND it a safe place.

  33. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #smartFox – Having a home matters because it provides a safe shelter. In this shelter you can put your personal belongings and your bed and no-one can touch them.

  34. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #BlueFox – Having a home matters for safety and health. If you don’t have someone where to call home how can we care for ourselves such as washing and eating. If you have nowhere to wash or eat you may die or become very ill. That is why I think a home really matters.

  35. Thomas Middlecott Academy Thomas Middlecott Academy

    Having a home is important because it makes us feel more protected than living on the street like some people do.

    – Turquoise Bubbles

  36. Home is a place that is different for everyone. It doesn’t need to have be a house nor shelter. For me, it is a place where I am surrounded by happy memories and the people I love. A house is built by bricks but a home takes hearts for it to be a home. Home matters to each and everyone of us.

    Riverlightsparkle

  37. I think home is where you can be yourself with nobody judging you or your views. Home doesn’t have to be a shelter or even physical place, it’s somewhere that you can zone out and feel loved.

    RiverSmith06

  38. Home is where you feel like you don’t have to pretend anymore; it’s where you can relax, eat, sleep and work, in a place that’s yours and a space that’s private.
    By NellieBly:the2nd

  39. A home matters because it is not necessarily a house or a flat. It can be any form: a tent, a caravan even the bottom of the pacific ocean. It doesn’t matter as long as YOU feel safe.

    Geniepig

  40. I think having a home means to people: it means you can keep warm, have fun and have a loved one if something has happened good or bad. some people have a home like us but some people don’t, so I think we should be really grateful and help the people that don’t.
    -Unicorns 2017-

  41. Take the mask off your face, get out of the uncomfortable costume you’ve been in all day. Relax, clear your mind, release the mountain of tension, piling up. A butterfly escaping from their cocoon, dancing in the breeze, with eternal freedom. You can do this because you’re at home!

    By Pip:Wip

  42. I think having a home matters to people because a home is show piece; it’s what your friends and family judge you by. Having a good, tidy home shows your current well being such as whether you have a good job, get a stable earning or have a calm and organised mindset.
    *CheesePuff14

  43. A home is important because it is a shelter from dangers in the world and for most people it is a place to keep their belongings safe from being stolen or damaged by other people. Living on the street is not as safe because people around you could hurt you, damage or steel your belongings or maybe even kill you, and it is also not sheltered from weather unless you build a shelter for yourself or ask the government for a place to stay. A home is safe.

    Unicorn_30

  44. Having a home matters to people because it is usually a safe place where they can be themselves and not have to worry about all the problems of the world outside and dangerous people.

    Piglet123

  45. It is important to have a home. Why? A home is important because sometimes you need a place to rest your heart: somewhere to look forward to returning to. Without a home, you have nowhere to escape negative feelings. A home is a refuge: an escape from everything outside of it.

    Moonlight Sonata

  46. A home is different for everyone but I think having a home matters because it is a place that you prefer being at more than anywhere else. It doesn’t need to be a house or a structure, it can be wherever you like it be, as long as it is a safe and comfortable place to stay.

    -BlueCheese05

  47. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    I think having a home matters because it’s where most of the happy memories happen!
    -snowleopard06

    • Most happy memories that come from the home come from time spent with other people. Why is a home important for people that live alone?

      @Mike (Work Experience)

  48. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think people need a house so every one can have a cosey and comfortable place that they could feel good in.Your home is your castle.

    Bluelime21

  49. People may feel that home is a place to relax, to come in from a hard day at school. It is more than that. It is security. To be able to feel secure with your environment and the people around you. It depends on your home with life and death. The foundations of you.
    Grenfall tower’s residents don’t have that home to depended on. They lost their personality as their stuff was burnt to ashes. They plead that others don’t have to face what they did. To have the security of a home which won’t be flames of fire. The government isn’t in the same mindset.
    Citizens in council housing aren’t feeling secure, they are scared of the flames. The flames which could leave them without a home. They are pressured by the flames. The flames could strike on its next victim. It torments them in their mind.
    People don’t think that one day they are in their lovely relaxing home, the next they are afraid of the flames with no belongings. Every home need security but nothing is defined not to be a myth away from your lifestyle.
    Nothing is secure except from the fantasy which surrounds it.

    Sparnosaur12

  50. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    Having a home matters to people because it gives them comfort for them and their family too, this provides them necessities such as: A tap for water, a kitchen for cooking and eating and a bed for resting in. When people come back from work or school I’m sure they would love to have a warm place where they can retire for the day and enjoy spending time with their family.
    -unique31

  51. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    I think that homes are really important to people because they can relax and do what they want without homes how can you take showers and have a happy life.
    Anime.raven#619

  52. Newington Community Primary School Newington Community Primary School

    Having a home matters because it is vital for you and your families health. It’s a place to be warm, dry and somewhere to eat and be comfortable.

    overtherainbow07, cloudkitty, purplepotato, star2, goku, doglover2000, curoboy19

  53. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    give these homeless people a home because it is apart of peoples life

  54. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I am most interested in the health because if you are blind you may not know where to go and you might hurt yourself. You need a bungalow so you don’t trip over the steps in a house or a flat although you could have a flat.

    Ferrari spies

  55. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    I think a house is important because it is part of some peoples hearts and it is very important to me.
    From nice raven

  56. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    I think all homeless people deserve a home! In the Internet I found that 205,000 empty homes and 250,000 homeless and they need at least 3 in one house.

  57. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think it is a human right to have a home and what happened at Grenfell is terrible so the council should be more careful and pay more attention so nothing like that can happen again.

    sparkeltastic20

  58. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    Having a home matters to people because it makes them feel comforted. It also makes them feel safe knowing that they have a place to go after work or school. A roof over someone’s head is important as it is a human right.

    bluemonkey14

  59. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think it will be bad for you because you might get hypothermia and will probably die soon.

    mercadiez man

  60. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    People should have a home to live in and it is better for them to have a roof over their head compared to living on the streets hungry,cold and with no-one to turn to. Also, it will keep them healthy other than catching a cold due to the high amounts of bacteria found every day on the streets. The location for their homes should be near neighbours that care about them.

    Jadetiger, chocolateunicorn21, Dleopard, rainbow21

  61. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think it is important that people should be able to come back from school or work and be able to have a comfortable home where they belong and have a roof over their heads. It is really unfair if some people in our world don’t have shelter and I think everyone is the same and should all have a home. For example, if you don’t have enough food you could die when you have lots to live for. We all should have a home.

    camochameleon

  62. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think that it would be bad if you don’t have a home because then you would be living on the streets and could get sick also you might get hypothermia.

    blue eyes white dragon

  63. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    I think having a home matters because a home is somewhere you store your memories in, a place that protects you from the bad weather as well as a place that makes you feel safe and welcome. Imagine if you were on the streets, you would probably feel like you can’t trust anyone and you would probably be scared. On the other hand,if you had a home, you would feel comfortable and especially safe. That’s why I think homes matter!

    -iiMystical_RavenX

  64. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    If you didn’t have a house, then your survival needs would be at risk. Us humans rely on stuff like toilets, food, a bed. Without a house then we are one step closer to death.

    Agent Kitty

  65. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    A home makes you feel safe, happy, and warm it is a place for you to store food and other valuable stuff.
    Without a roof above your head you would probably live on the street.
    The main things you need to pay attention to when owning/renting an apartment are the cost, community, location, health and size.
    Acrobat64

  66. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    Why Do Homes Matter?

    Homes matter because you can be yourself no matter what because you’re at home! Like in school! You can’t be yourself because your head teacher might ban how you act at home. Also it’s where your stress fly’s away from you because in work and school you have too much homework and you’re so tired!
    Thanks for reading
    By RavenTheDonut

  67. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    A home is somewhere people like to live in and where they belong. It makes you feel secure, happy, comfortable and loved. The types of names of different homes are (semi)detatched, flats, bungalows, townhouses and terrace. The location of your home should be important because if you’re blind, you may not see certain things like stairs, poles, bars, etc. If you have a large family then it is better to have a larger house so each person can have their own space. No-one would want to live on the streets sleeping on the dirty, uneven pathways. I feel that everyone deserves a willing home that they would love. You wouldn’t escape the weather as it could rain or storms that might occur. I feel so down on all those who had died in the accident of the flames in Grenfell Tower. Even the people who had survived still had lost most of their belongings and were badly injured. I feel that everyone should be treated the same all around the world no matter how they look like, what their belief is and what gender they are. All of us deserve a cozy home.

    Jadetiger

  68. A home matters to people because it keeps you safe from animals and diseases. It keeps you warm and gives you shelter from things like storms and provides a safe space for your belongings.
    funckychicken09

  69. It is important to have a home because all your opportunities in life would disappear and you would end up maybe doing drugs, or smoking or other things like that because you would be traumatized by your encounters and experiences.
    speedysloth47

  70. A home matters to people because if your on the streets you don’t have anything to live on, so your body will slow down and slowly start to die. for example if you don’t have any fresh water, you can dehydrate and get ill.
    thebluemonkey09

  71. A home matters to people because you feel safe inside it, whereas people on the street have no-one to trust, they can catch diseases from animals and have no food, fresh water or warmth.
    gummyrabbit88

  72. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think having a home is important because if you have a family you especially need a home for your child’s safety because your child needs to have a healthy life. Also if you don’t have a home your homeless and when you beg for money bearly anyone will give it to you and that’s sad so I think the gouverment should have a higher budget for houses.Elderly,poor and disabled people REALLY NEED HOMES PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP THEM.

    Chicken Barber88

  73. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    To having a home is more important because in a house is more warmer but on the street is colder and u can die.
    Mr Cole

  74. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think it is really important to have a house especially for the homeless , elderly , and other people because people need places to feel safe and happy so PLEASE , PLEASE HELP THEM.
    Zendaya Charlie

  75. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    a home matters because it can be very important to you, for example maybe one of your loved ones died in there.

    dododj

  76. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Having a home is important because it puts a roof over your head to keep you warm instead of you freezing in the cold.

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