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Scoop Issue 31 - The Future

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Scoop is a magazine for 7 to 13 year olds that publishes all forms of story, told by world renowned authors and illustrators including Raymond Briggs, Catherine Johnson, Tom Whipple, Jacqueline Wilson, Chris Priestley, Nicholas Bowling, Laura Dockrill, Emerald Fennell, Celia Rees, Joan Aiken, Tom Stoppard, MG Leonard, Michael Foreman, Piers Torday, Cathy Brett, Neil Gaiman, AF Harrold and John Agard. Each issue includes short stories, non-fiction, poetry, comics, interviews, reviews, activities and quizzes. We explore everything from punk to painting, from science to poetry, from super-natural phenomena to playwriting!

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Curious Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
dear scoopsters,

All the pupils at Westbourne House School have loved editing this issue about the future and you’ll never guess what … our Year Eights have been so inspired by the creative process that they are going to create their own school magazine. Every pupil in the school has been involved, from Year Three to Year Eight, and we have shared debates, opinions and ideas about the future, which has been very thought-provoking and uplifting. The future is a fantastic theme, which 2 has transported us out of the confines of lockdown and given us the chance to dream big about the future, get excited, as well as talk about our concerns for the planet. We really enjoyed the story about Mrs Grimes and the students and all the hand-illustrated pages, which are stunning and…

2 min.
west bourne house school

What is the best thing about your school? The best things about our school are playtime, drama, food tech, languages, maths and boarder’s Friday night swimming as well as being with the friends we missed during lockdown. The teachers are super kind … and we get to play outside all the time. – The boarders If your school was a planet, what would you call it? We voted to call our planet Hercules because he had lots of adventures and was very strong, and at Westbourne you can have lots of adventures and it teaches you to be strong and able to handle anything! – Year Three What are you most excited about when thinking of the future? We would like to improve our world by increasing our food production via more and varied pollinators.…

1 min.
‘the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’

What is the future? In purely practical terms it is tomorrow, next week, next year and onwards. It is the time yet to arrive and it is a time that we can imagine and dream about. The present has been a challenge for us all this year but, fortunately, people are very resilient and determined to make positive change from these difficult times. Lots of great things are going on. People are working hard to bring hope and progress to the world around them. The future is an opportunity for us to do things better, be kinder, learn from the past and engineer a better present. The future gives us all a chance to build something great. What are your dreams for the future?…

4 min.
future timeline

5 YEARS FROM NOW DRONE DELIVERY Drones are already everywhere. Soon they will be making deliveries to your door, from books to pizza! 8 YEARS FROM NOW PERSONALISED NUTRITION We already know that what is a healthy meal for one person might not be healthy for another. Your doctor will be able to take a sample of your blood or your wee or poo, and do some tests to work out your very own nutritional plan precisely designed for body’s needs. 10 YEARS FROM NOW DISEASE EDITING We already have the technology to edit genes – the chemical codes that instruct your body to grow and for each cell to do its job. By editing the genes we can give each cell different instructions. This technology could restore eyesight to a person born blind, for example, or help…

2 min.
moon landings

Fifty years ago, we knew what the future would be. Back then, children for the first time saw images sent from beyond the Earth. They saw Russian cosmonauts space walking and American astronauts walking on the moon. They looked up and saw daring men and women looking down, orbiting, bringing back moon rocks, talking about ‘One small step for man’. Then, when they read their comics and their science books, they were told about the bigger steps that would come next. By 2020, they were confidently assured, humankind would have travelled far further than the moon. We would have visited other planets and explored the solar system. There would be space tourism, these children knew, and space hotels. On the place where Neil Armstrong put the first human footprint, there would be…

2 min.
six sheroes who shaped the future

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE (1915–1973) IS THE GODMOTHER OF ROCK AND ROLL. SHE PLAYED GUITAR AND SANG LIKE NO ONE BEFORE HER - WOWING AUDIENCES INTO DANCE NIGHT AFTER NIGHT! NO ONE HAD IMAGINED MUSIC LIKE THIS BEFORE, AND WERE ESPECIALLY SURPRISED TO HEAR IT FROM ROSETTA, WHOSE MUSICAL ROOTS WERE PLAYING IN CHURCH. SHE REALLY DID FORGE THE FUTURE OF ROCK AND ROLL, INSPIRING SOMEONE YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD OF: ELVIS PRESLEY! ELAINE MORGAN (1920–2013) WAS A WELSH WOMAN WHO NOTICED THAT IN ALL THE BOOKS ABOUT HUMAN EVOLUTION, THE WRITERS PRESENTED WOMEN AS NATURALLY INFERIOR. SHE KNEW THAT TO PRESENT THIS AS FACT IN BIG SCIENTIFIC BOOKS THAT PEOPLE TOOK NOTICE OF WAS INCORRECT AND IMMORAL. SHE DECIDED TO WRITE HER OWN AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT! HER BOOK, THE…