My name is Jun, I am 8 years old.
My first language is Chinese and Jun is a Chinese name meaning 'truthful'.
I go to gymnastics and dancing whenever I can and I love writing stories.
I hate fish, and other slimy things.
I have two younger twin brothers.
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I want to be a Journalist!
Today in ICT, Miss Meldon showed us two cool websites:
These are websites about the news, especially for children like you and me! Have you ever visited them?
My parents don’t let me stay up and watch the news with them on telly. They say the news report is only for grown-ups.
I think they are trying to protect me because the news is full of people in trouble all around the world. I’m sure they worry that I will get scared. There’s always things like earthquakes or people hurting one another, and even wars where lots of innocent people are killed. Even children.
Not all news is bad news though. Sometimes really cool stuff happens in the world too, like news about a rollercoaster with the most loops ever!
I love reading news articles because they help me understand things better. Understanding the things that are happening in different parts of the world is the first step to becoming a Go-Giver!
Do you think children should know what’s happening in the news or should they be kept safe from it?
Even though I don’t know any of the people in the news, hearing the things that happen in their lives can make me sad. Sometimes I worry that something bad could happen to me or my family or my Go-Givers friends.
But did you know the reason that things are in the news is because they are so rare? They wouldn’t be so ‘newsy’ if they happened all the time. When you read, hear and watch similar news stories all the time, you think these things happen a lot. Just think, there are 7 billion people in the world and only a very small number of people are even mentioned in the news.
It’s all made me think – although I love drawing and dancing and gymnastics, I think I love writing the most! Now when I grow up I want to be a journalist!
A journalist is someone who looks for the news and writes it up for everyone to read. It’s a big responsibility! The way you tell the news will make people feel and think a certain way. You have to remember to stick to the facts. I would make sure I write about lots of happy things too, not just the bad stuff.
First things first though: I’m going to join the newspaper club at school! Do you have one at your school?
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