DW EnglishThe essence of Donaldson Week is to expand the parameters of our learning and capabilities. This year, although the UIV (Year 9) girls were physically restricted due to coronavirus, our minds travelled miles in our English lesson, as we were privileged to hear from the British Television Journalist, Sue Turton, by video call. 

Sue Turton has worked for Sky News, Channel 4 News and Al Jazeera, amongst other news organisations.

During this call, we heard some incredible stories about the world and were also reminded that dreams can be within our reach. This talk inspired us to start writing our own articles.

The BBC Young Reporter challenge was launched recently - a competition based on encouraging young people to speak about their experiences with honesty and clarity - a message which is especially relevant today. Girls were asked to write a pitch on a topic of their choice, which could be presented in video or in writing.

The subjects of these pitches varied greatly - some tales uplifting, some sad, some reflective. However, all of them were relevant and thought-provoking pieces of work, which clearly showed that Calne Girls have a tale to tell.

By Bea (Year 9)