Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The theme of this year's Dyslexia Awareness Week (Oct 5-11) was 'Making Sense of Dyslexia'

To mark the event CBBC published a YouTube video with answers to common questions about the condition. Henry Winkler, author of the Hank Zipzer books, stresses that if you have a learning challenge, it's nothing to do with intelligence. He says just because we are not good in school does not mean that we are not smart human beings.

Henry Winkler talks about dyslexia - CBBC Hank Zipzer

Monday, October 12, 2015

Why did Rocket turn down the chance of dating Bethany Summer in series 2 of Rocket's Island. I speculated the reason might not be solely out of loyalty to his best friend Daniel (Dibber) Sparks. There might be some other reason, but time would tell.

Rocket wants to ask Bethany on a date

Now, in series 3, it seems Rocket does fancy Bethany, and wants to go out with her ....

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The final of this year's Great British Bake Off is only hours away, and loads of people are speculating who will win.

Newsround at 7.40am this morning -

Ricky: First today, Bake Off fans will know that tonight is the all-important final. Who will be the winner of 2015? It's not just the contestants' baking skills that have got people talking, Ayshah met some Bake Off fans to find out a bit more.

Ayshah: For the past two months we've seen beautiful creations, mouth-watering cakes, and also some baking disasters. And tonight we'll find out whether Nadiya, Ian, or Tamal will be crowned this year's Bake Off champion. The contestants have all got us talking, and for these girls in Manchester it's Nadiya who's become a bit of a role model.

Ayshah's report went on to consider what having Nadiya in the final means to a group of hijab-wearing Muslim girls in a Manchester school.

Ayshah: Nadiya is one of the few hijab-wearing women on TV - what do you think about that?

Girl: It takes a lot of courage, and I think that, to us hijab-wearers, I think it's very inspirational.

Another girl: We get scared wearing a hijab outside that people are going to make fun of us. But when we see somebody on the TV wearing a hijab we feel confident and OK with wearing hijab outside.

Ayshah's full report