08/09/2017 Newsround


08/09/2017

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Hello, I'm Ayshah with Friday morning's stories.

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Storm Irma, one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded,

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is carrying on its path across the Caribbean,

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Overnight, the British Islands of Turks and Caicos have suffered

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from the wind and rain the storm has brought.

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The UK has promised ?32 million in help and, along with France

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and the Netherlands, are sending rescue teams

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and emergency supplies to help the one million people experts think

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Now, most of you are back in school, and while that can be

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really exciting, it can also be nerve-wracking.

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Most of you will be looking forward to the year,

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but some of you will be worrying about other things, like bullying.

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We met up with one boy who's experienced both sides of school

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Hi, my name's Alexander, I'm 11 years old and I enjoy acting,

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playing my music, playing tennis and rugby.

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I'm really looking forward to going back to school, and I cannot wait.

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Unfortunately a few years ago I was bullied,

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and I was called very rude names, and rumours were being

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And this made me feel really sad, and it made me feel worried

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about what was going to happen the next day.

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Then I was so fed up with what was happening,

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I decided to enter a competition where I would write

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a letter to the bully, telling them how I felt.

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After I wrote the letter, I felt like I'd got something off my chest,

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because I hadn't spoken completely outright about how

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Now I feel that I've come out a much more confident person,

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and I think the issues I've had have helped to shape my independence.

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And now that I'm an anti-bullying ambassador, I can help people,

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and if someone comes up to me and says they feel someone's

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being mean to them, I'd know how they feel.

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Remember to tell someone you trust about what's going on.

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It really helps that someone else knows.

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Remember that it's not your fault that someone's being mean to you.

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This year I'm looking forward to our school play

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and our school competitions, because they are really crazy

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And if bullying is something you are worried about,

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remember to talk to an adult, and there's loads of help and advice

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It's not just kids in the UK back at school -

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children around the world are cracking on with their lessons.

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Here's one school in Pakistan that's a little different...

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Meet kids in Karachi in Pakistan getting on with their lessons.

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But this isn't a regular kind of school in the city.

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It's been made right under a flyover and next to some busy roads.

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It might seem basic and noisy to work in, but without it these

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kids wouldn't have anywhere else to go to school.

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That's because, while most kids in the UK are in lessons,

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these children used to have to work and earn money to help

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TRANSLATION: I used to have to sweep, to mop and dust

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My dad died, so my mum said I needed to work.

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TRANSLATION: At first, my mum wouldn't let me come.

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I said I wanted to study, but she said no, I need to work.

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But since I've learned to read and write, my mum is really happy.

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As well as a free education, pupils get a free lunch

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and free school uniform, and they get paid to attend to make

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up for the money they would have earned if they were working instead.

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It's hoped schools like this will allow the poorest of children

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in Pakistan to get an education, and hopefully get better

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That's all from me, I'm back in about half-an-hour.

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There's loads more stories online, including an amazing

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gallery of solar flares - wow!

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You can also try our latest quiz of the week!

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And check out the strangest stories we have found. See you soon!

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