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Doctors Strike


Junior doctors all over the country are on strike because the government are saying that the weekends are a lot more unsafe than the weekdays because not many Doctors are willing to work on a weekend. This is because if you are working all week then you the weekends become the only time in a week that you can see your family. But unless we do something about it this could all change. The conservative government want to change the way this is run by making the doctors who work during the week, work on Saturdays and Sunday’s as well.


Despite the fact the government are trying to up the doctors working hours they will not up the amount they are paid. Doctors are paid 22,000 pounds but this will not increase even if they work extra hours.

Will it help


By Elizabeth Tolley

Gymnastic Stars, Ellie and Becky Downie

pic002Ellie and Becky Downie, the two gymnastic super stars, both won their European titles on the same day. Before they started gymnastics they used to dance. The two sisters are very close and still live with each other in their family home.

Ellie Downie was born on the 20th July 1999 in Nottingham. At the age of 15 she became the first ever female gymnast to win an individual all- round medal for Great Britain at the European championships. Ellie won sports personality of the year in 2015.

Becky Downie was born on the 24th January 1992 in Nottingham. She competed at the 2008 summer Olympics for Great Britain and the team finished sixth, she was also a reserve for the 2012 summer Olympic team. Becky is the 2014 European and Commonwealth Games champion on the uneven bars.

pic003At Rushcliffe School everyone is very proud of both Ellie and Becky especially the head teacher, Mr Lewis:
“Ellie and Becky Downie worked hard in all lessons and therefore did well in all subjects.”
Their head of Year, Mr Howse, is also very proud of them:
“Ellie was very well behaved and was also a very good cook. I’m also very proud of how she could fit both gymnastics and school into her daily routine.”
The students at Rushcliffe School are happy that Ellie and Becky Downie have done so well in their career because that gives the pupils motivation to follow their dreams and do what they believe they can do.


by Laura, Poppy, Tegan and Emma

Changes to A-Levels

With approximately 50% of 16 year olds choosing to study A-levels after leaving compulsory education, the recent changes to courses are going to impact an enormous number of both students and teachers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The changes are not simple either; a staggered introduction of the new reforms means there is an overlap of two entirely different programmes. So, for the next few years students will not only be studying vigorously for their exams, but struggling to get to grips with the variations in their A-Level courses too. AS-levels are slowly being scrapped and courses are generally taking a more linear approach, meaning that year 11s choosing their A-level options will have to commit to subjects for two years.
The new system is said to be considerably more challenging than before, due to the switch from modules to end-of-course exams. These reforms have been put in place because of the “grade inflation”, which is essentially the increase in the number of pupils achieving top grades. This rise has posed the question; are students working harder or are A-levels just becoming easier? The answer to this appears to be the latter, and changes to the structures of A-levels are the solution, according to the Department of Education.
Regardless, it can’t be disputed that the ambiguity of these changes, with the staggered introduction of new courses, are not going to have an entirely positive impact on students and teachers. Instead, it leaves both parties confused and questioning the necessity and benefits of the A-level changes.

By Mollie Jones 12B

School's Amazing


Mr Barraclough music teacher at Rushcliffe School:

  • love the fact that music is potentially accessible to everyone.
  • love to see that moment when children know when they can play a musical instrument.
  • love 1 part of music



Mr Baggley: I think that art is a chance to be creative and express your self. it’s a creative way to see the world. I chose to be an art teacher because I was always good at it is was something I could naturally I was always good at it and it is a natural thing to choose a job that you are good at.

By Eloise and Emon

12 year old says in.

Hi, my name is Amelia and I am 12 years old. I say in.

Strong as one

If we stay in the E.U, we will be stronger so better off. There will be lower fees to pay and better trade deals for the UK. This is surely going to benefit the public?


ameliaSome people, if not most people, say it would be better to leave as the trades would be better but that’s not entirely true. Instead it’s the opposite way around. If you want more peace, cleaner environment and less crime with higher security, in is the best thing to choose.
Furthermore, most of the younger generations say in and if you say out you will be ruining the younger generation’s future. You don’t want to put that weight on your children, do you? Such as, it would be harder for them to get jobs in other countries so if you wanted to go abroad to find out new things, you might not be able to do it. You would be being incredibly selfish. Is leaving actually the best option? More than 50% of our exports go to the E.U; it is one of our highest trades. Also, being a member means that we have survey over rules. This is about what’s best for the country, not just you.
If our country votes out, we are out forever and there is no going back.

If you are going to carelessly vote out because you don’t know which side to choose don’t just tick the out box, think about what’s at steak here.
So make the right choice and don’t forget what really matters.

Thank you for giving the E.U a chance.

By Amelia