Top 3 stories chosen from this half term.
Updated: Feb 25
Lillia H and Ellie D
Who won at the Radio1 teen awards
The radio 1 teen awards took place on the 24th November 2019. It was the 10th year celebrating music and movies and featured some great live performances from artists including: YUNGBLUD, AJ Tracey and Jax Jones.
Receiving awards were: Teen Heroes - Hazel, Rachel and Scarlet. These awards were given for inspirational bravery and unconditional care. These teenagers haven't forgotten values while overcoming difficulties. At Kensington palace earlier this year, the contestants met Camilla Cabello and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Best group - Little Mix
Best British Singer - Lewis Capaldi
Best British Rapper - Stormzy
Best International Solo Artist - Ariana Grande
Best Single - Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi)
Best Film - Avengers Endgame (Marvel)
Who are the UK political party leaders
Boris Johnson is the leader of the current party in power, the Conservative party, making him our 77th Prime Minister.
Labour party's present leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is the 26th Labour leader and has been accused by Boris Johnson on multiple occasions for the delay to Brexit.
Nicola Sturgeon, the first female minister of Scotland, became a member of the SNP (Scottish National Party) at age 16 and is now a leader of the party she has been loyal to for 33 years.
Jo Swinson, who is 39 in the current year, has been part of the Liberal Democrats since 2005 although she lost her seat in Parliament in 2015 but regained it in the 2017 General Election. She is also the Leader of the Liberal Democrat party
The Leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price, wants Wales to become an independent country. At the 2014 New York Film and TV festival Adam Price took home the bronze medal for a film about the 1984-1985 Minors' Strike.
Volcano in New Zealand Erupts
The White Island Volcano erupted early in the morning on the 9th December 2019. 6 people have been reported dead and 8 people missing along with 25 hospitalized with serious burns. The country's most active volcano it has over 10,000 visits each year. White island, also known as Whakaari in Maori, is a popular tourist destination. on the 3rd of December 6 day before disaster struck a geological hazard monitoring website GeoNet warned " The volcano may be entering a period where eruptive activity is more likely than normal". the network then added " The current level of activity does not pose a direct hazard to visitors". Although 70% of the volcano is underwater the New Zealand Defense Force is struggling with the rescue operation due to falling ash. However the police has revealed fewer than 50 people were on the island when the volcano erupted.