Students from this school will be making the news for real on 16 March 2017 as they take part in BBC News School Report. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on News Day, so please save this page as a favourite and return to it later.

We have since decided to continue the project and to make it a place for our pupils to report on what is important to them, both in and out of school.

 

We are the champions!

Trouble at home.

By Millie and Naomi (Year 8)

Drugs and sport.

By Kristen (Year 8) and Esme (Year 6)

Facts about the human body.

By Issy (Year 6)

The price of football

By  Cassius (Year 6).

Australian spiders

By Issy and Ronnie (Year 6)

The weather

By Ivan and Eden (year 7)

The European referendum

By Simon and Zara (Year 5)

MISSING CHILDREN AND PARENTING

Why do children disappear?

There are three main reasons we found:

  • Could get kidnapped
  • Run away
  • Bad parents

In the UK, a child is reported missing every 3 minutes.

100,000 children under 16 year olds, run away from home or care homes, each year in the UK.

216,000 individuals were reported missing to UK police forces in the years 2010-2011.

51% people missing are male and 49% are female.

Kidnapping

Nearly 800,000 kids are reported each year-more than 2,000 a day.

Places where people are mostly kidnapped:

  • Mexico
  • Venezuela
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • India

Why people get kidnapped?

A ransom, a hostage, robbery, rape, to terrorize the victim.

They could be kidnapping to conceal them from parents or guardians or just because they want to do something bad to the world because maybe bad things have happened to them in the past.

Running Away

A lot of people run away or think about it. Some adults/children run away because:

-abuse or having arguments (with family or friends)

-a lot of pressure at school/work and not showing up

-depressed or hurting themselves

-don’t want to go home

-boyfriend or girlfriend harming them or pushing them into something

-parents drinking alcohol or taking drugs

-bullying (cyber, physical or mental bullying)

-parents separating, divorcing or arrival of a new parent

If your parents can’t help you or you don’t want to tell them, Call:

  • Childline 0800 1111
  • Runaway helpline, call/text 116 000

 

There are many more helplines that will suit your needs.

Why can people be bad parents?

Some people can be bad parents because they can have no money; they had their baby at a young age and don’t have the patience and time to look after him/her properly. Also the stress that they gather at work in the day there anger is taken out on their kids. Sometimes their parents don’t let them out with their friends or do any extracurricular activities. Some parents leave there children on their own at a young age and they go out. They could hurt themselves or possibly get kidnapped or run off somewhere.

Children cannot look after themselves when they are young. Parents need to look after them no matter what!

Know your children

If your child is in a situation where they might run away or harm themselves this will guide you for tips you need to know to help them.

-Talk to them (make them feel comfortable)

-Spend time with them

-Use your child’s name (gets their attention)

-Use positive language (don’t say ‘no’ and ‘don’t’. Keep it positive)

-Connect with your child (eye contact)

-Use volume appropriately (don’t shout)

-Suggest options and alternatives

-Keep it simple

-Keep away from nagging

-Be gentle and firm

-Ask open-ended questions

-Don’t interrupt

-Be considerate

If you are helping your child and having a one-to-one conversation this will help you get through to them and help them.

By Hannah and Abbie (Year 8)