Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Funny Jokes

Knock knock .
Who’s there?
Boo Hoo!
Don’t cry it was only a joke!

How do monkeys get down the stairs?They slide down the

A child comes home from his first day at school. Mother asks, “What did you learn today?”The kid replies, “Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.”

Early one morning, a lady went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It’s time to go to school!”

“But why Mom? I don’t want to go.”
“Give me two reasons why you don’t want to go.”
“Well, the kids hate me for one, and the teachers hate me, too!”
“Oh, that’s no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready.”
“Give me two reasons why I should go to school.”
“Well, for one, you’re 52 years old. And for another, you’re the Principal!”

Why don’t sharks like to eat clowns?Because they taste funny!

Why did the turtle cross
the road?To get to the shell station!

Did you hear about the man who was tap dancing?He broke his ankle when he fell into the sink.

Did you hear about the stupid yachtsman who had his arm cut off so that he could sail round the world single-handed.

Knock knock.

Who's there?
Onya who?
Onya marks, get set, go.

Knock, knock.

Who's there?
July who?
July or do you tell the truth?

An insurance agent's wife was learning to drive when the brakes gave out. "What should I do?" she cried. "Brace yourself, and try to hit something cheap."

By Charles

An Interview with Clare Kennedy from the Daily Echo

The Orchard School Journalism Club asked a reporter from the Daily Echo if she would like to come to our school. Her name was Clare Kennedy and we asked her some questions about being a reporter and her job. Here are some that we thought of:

Firstly, we asked her how reporters think of stories. Clare replied,“We usually find our stories from the services (Police, Fire Brigade and Ambulance), meetings, the local courts and sometimes, people just phone in with stories.

Secondly, we asked her; how do you write an interesting story.
She said,“Always use the five W’s, What, Why, When, Where and Who. The intro should be small and tell you straight what it’s about.

Next we asked her; how do you encourage the reader to read on? She said, “It has to be interesting and has to make sense. It also needs a bit of flavour added to it.

After that, we also questioned Clare about how long it usually takes to write a good story. Clare told us that it could take from one minute to one week and you must get it done extremely quickly.

Finally, we asked Clare if she ever worked in pairs on stories. She stated that reporters usually work alone.

We found our first interview exciting and interesting, and very useful because it helped us learn how to write a story like the professionals do!

By Professional Reporters Ellen and Harry

Tuesday, 3 June 2008


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