Monthly Archives: March 2011

Meldrum’s Got Talent

This year Meldrum Academy is holding Meldrum’s Got Talent to raise money for Comic Relief.   Eager pupils were seen singing, dancing, piano playing and throwing a Diablo. But were they any good? Well, some of the senior boys sang … Continue reading

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Hollywood Heroine Liz Taylor Dies aged 79

  Screen Star Elizabeth dies of congestive heart failure. Hailed by many as the last Hollywood great, the world was shocked to find Taylor had passed away on Wednesday morning. The star will be best remembered for her eight marriages, … Continue reading

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BBC News Group & First Click

On October 7, 2010, Meldrum AcademyBBC News Group took part in a workshop to help members of the public to use computers as part of the BBC First Click campaign – a campaign hoping to help the eldery gain confidence … Continue reading

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Dancing on Ice

Dancing on ice started on the 9th of January 2011.  It is a show in which Jane Torvill, Christopher Dean and Karen Barber are teaching 16 celebrities to Ice Skate, whilst their performance is judged by Jason Gardener, Robin Cousins … Continue reading

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14 Year Old Boy Admits Killing Girl

A 14 year old boy has admitted to killing a girl he knew from facebook. She was found half-naked recently. The 13-year old from Lithuania, Alytus, was found dead outside a bus stop, after arranging to meet her “friend” from … Continue reading

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Bill Washes Dishes For Children In Need

  On November 20, 2010, Bill Scorgie, one of the Janitors at Meldrum Academy, decided to wash over 100 dishes for Children In Need. He hoped to raise more than £100 for disadvantaged children all over the world. Bill was … Continue reading

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Grinding our Axes for Gambia

This year, enterprising students at Meldrum Academy decided to hold a guitar hero competition to raise money for the 2011 trip to the Gambia. The trip out to the Gambia runs for those who are working to complete their Duke … Continue reading

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Child Protection

Leading Children’s Charity Barnardo’s say that they are working with over 1,000 children, as young as 10 years old, who have been groomed by both individuals and gangs in the UK. After hearing this, I interviewed depute head teacher Mr … Continue reading

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Congresswoman shot in Arizona coming on “in leaps and bounds”

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is walking and talking, doctors say. On the 8th January 2011, Gabrielle was shot in the head at her own constituency event. Now doctors in Texas say she is stringing together sentences such as “I’m tired and … Continue reading

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Swine Flu

Swine flu is a strain of the H1N1 virus. The annual flu outbreaks are also strains of H1N1, but unlike previous years this strain contains genetic material from humans, pigs and birds.  The reason medical experts are worried about this … Continue reading

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