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The effects of school based interventions during recess in attempting to improve children(TM)s health

It is widely acknowledged that physical activity (PA) is simultaneously an essential component, and has a significant impact on a healthy lifestyle (Verstraete, Cardon, De Clercq and De Bourdeaudhuij, 2006; Zask, van Beurden, Barnett, Brooks, Dietrich, 2001; Ridgers, Stratton, Fairclough, Twisk, 2007). Furthermore it is recognized that inactivity amongst children leads to a number of Read More

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Zero tolerance policies and schools

The zero tolerance policies call for students to receive automatic suspensions or expulsions as punishment for certain offenses, primarily those involving weapons, threats, or drugs. I agree that safety is an important concern in schools, but sometimes the zero tolerance policy is taken too far. It is as if administrators don’t distinguish between minor and Read More

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Mill Hall Primary School

I am going to write about my many memories of Mill Hall Primary School and my operation. I am also going to write about my relationships with my family and pet cat Cedric. I remember leaving my family and moving to Newbury with terrible, tearful goodbye when I had to stay at Mill Hall. My Read More

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Schooldays

Lots to do, so much fun and not a single worry. That’s all my childhood seemed to consist of! Life was like one big ride in my eyes. I was seven years old, living what you may say to be an ordinary life at the time. I lived on a farm in a small village Read More

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School’s Out

I wasn’t keen on the idea from the start. But peer pressure is an awful thing. I felt as if I had no choice. Considering that I’m an easily frightened person, I should have guessed straight away that I would never fully recover from that night. Every time I’m alone in the dark I become Read More

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First Day of School

The summers over and it’s the night before my first day at Limavady High School. I had been excited all summer about going to school and now its tomorrow I don’t want to go. I’m so nervous; I can’t sleep from thinking about it. What if I don’t make any friends? What if I get Read More

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My first day at school

At a snail’s pace, I stumble towards the door as my heart beats faster and faster beneath my chest. My stomach rumbles as it churns and squeezes the cereal I had for breakfast. As I draw closer the chattering of the boisterous student’s rings in my ears and the bland relish of the strong mint Read More

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Muck up day

Muck up day is an unofficial tradition for year 12 on their last day of school. Students often do stupid pranks such as jumping on cars, graffiti, smashing bottles, throwing water bombs and doing even more dangerous things that can hurt and threat person’s life. My view on this issue is that these dangerous pranks Read More