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A Ghost Story – Written By You

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Hi my name is Alice. I am 11 years old and I live in Nottingham.

Drama is my favourite subject and I am good at it. I love letting my creativeness flow and I do that by writing horror stories.

When I grow up I want to be a marine biologist. But I have a substitute job which is being an author!!

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I Love You Natty – A Siblings Introduction to Down’s Syndrome

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My name is Mia and I’m ten years old. 

I’m the first person in my family to write a book. It’s called I Love You Natty and is about my younger sister who has Down’s syndrome. Natty is 7 and there isn’t anything particularly ‘special’ about her, but she does have an extra chromosome in every cell of her body, which looks like a jelly bean.

 

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She needs some extra help sometimes, for example I learnt Makaton to talk with my hands with her. She used to have physio therapy and also had surgery on her heart when she was small. But we all need support sometimes don’t we?

Most of all Natty is just my little sister. I love that when she was small she would force herself to open her eyes to look at me because she recognised my voice. I love Natty and my life wouldn’t be the same without her.

I wrote this book with Mum so that other children could understand what Down’s syndrome means. I did lots of drawings and we chose lots of family photographs to go in the book too.

I hope you enjoy it. Natty does. 

 

 You can order I Love You Natty on Amazon or via your local bookstore

 

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Science, Nature and Tech, Written By You

What Is a Raspberry Pi… and How Does it Work?

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You may have heard of a Raspberry Pi – a credit card sized computer that plugs into your keyboard and monitor – but exactly what IS a Raspberry Pi, how does it work and what can you do with it?
12 year old Elspeth takes a closer look at the mini-computer and explains how even young kids can use it to learn how computers work and how to code.

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Blogs By You

The Doctor Who Blog of 9 Year Old Tom

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One of the BEST things about running Jump! Mag is that sometimes our readers email to let us know about their projects and blogs.

 

I am Tom and I am 9 years old.
I would to tell you about my blog Project Indigo.It is a fun website which I use to tell my readers all about my travels to Doctor Who locations.

 

Hmm. Doctor Who locations? We were intrigued and had a closer look at Tom’s Doctor Who blog An Adventure Through Time and Space

 

 

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Tom’s fascination for the life and times of Doctor Who shines through on every page of his blog. It is extremely well written, and has a great mix of Whovian facts with general observations about the places that Tom visits.

Look at this great description of the Wookey Hole Caves – we loved the tip on remembering the difference between stalactites and stalagmites. 

 

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Not content with roaming the countryside to find the film locations of Doctor Who episodes, Tom also attends events to do with the TV programme, such as this lecture 

 

 

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In short – this blog is a treat, and not just for Doctor Who fans. Go take a look, and leave Tom a short comment to let him know what you think of his blog. 

 

 

Featured Image by Neil Thompson/flickr

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Home, Health & Style, Written By You

What is it REALLY Like to Grow Up on a Farm

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If you are growing up in a city or town, you may have sometimes wondered what it is like to grow up in the countryside. Clio lives on a farm in England and agreed to tell us what it is really like to grow up on a farm

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