Bass is an amazing instrument with a low octave range giving it a deep sound.The bassist and the drummer make up the rhythm section keeping the beat for the band. They  must have a good rapport or else the rhythm section will be out of time or won’t sound as nice.

Great Bassists:

There are many great bassists out there but one cannot say who is the best as they all play different styles of music. So a jazz bassist might be technically more advanced than a Death metal bassist but the jazz bassist has been trained for jazz so they will not be as good at playing loud and fast. Anyway my favourite bassists would be:

  1. Greg Kriesel:The Offspring – Pop Rock
  2. Mike Kroeger:Nickelback – Hard rock
  3. Bruno Stapenhill:Judas Priest – Heavy metal.
  4. Geddy Lee:Rush – Proggresive Rock 

Construction of the Bass   

The bass has 4 strings each with different tones their names are the:

  1. E string, which has the lowest octave
  2. A string, which sounds great in my opinion
  3. D string, this string is great when you’re composing as you can put in the mix and it will brighten the mood of the song.
  4. G string, this string has the highest octave.

    There is a mnemonic for the strings:

    Every alsatian dog grunts.

The bass consists of:

  •     Fretboard
  •     Pickup
  •     Neck
  •     Head
  •     Body
  •     Jack
  •     Tuning pegs
  •     Volume knob
  •     Tone knob
  •     And sometimes a strap.

Bass Brands:






James Miller.


I personally love the bass as it sounds amazing and looks great. I am not sure what other people think but I love the bass!

What is said to be the final addition to the Star Wars saga was released in December 2019, which leaves the question “was it a good way to end the saga?”. (If you don’t want spoilers just go straight to the bottom for review)

(Final spoiler alert). The film started with the return of Emperor Palpitine, however this was anticipated through the trailer. There was a comic scene which showed that the Sith had found ways of cloning themselves which was a nice nod to the comic book world. He was on the Sith world of Exibar with a fleet he regards as the Final Order. The only way to find the planet was by using a Sith way finder. So most of the movie was based on the good guys finding the way finder.

In the meantime the good guys clashed a bit with Kylo Ren, they meet an older version of Lando, a bit of Poe’s backstory was revealed, Chewie almost died and Rey discovers a horrible truth about her family. Either way they all met up on Exibar for one battle. Almost every ship from the entire Star Wars Universe was there (even the ghost from star wars rebels). There was an emotional moment when a beaten Rey was defeated by Palpitine and she heard the voices of all the Jedi who’ve gotten a moment on the big screen over the entire saga.  Which urged her to continue fighting. We also got to see that Princess Leia was on her way to becoming a Jedi. It was good to see her on the big screen one last time.

86% of people who watched gave it above 3 stars which is good for a movie with such high expectations. Either I think we’d all love another movie soon however it seems hard to continue the saga from where they left it. It would also be nice to see another side story like Han Solo, a lot of fans think a movie about Boba Fett would be good but I think a Kenobi movie would be even better.

It was the strangest (scariest) April Fool’s Day

I was waiting all year for this special day and no it’s not my Birthday, or Christmas, even though those are great days. And if you know me, you would know what day I am talking about.

But let me introduce myself. I am Rafeal. I am 11 years old. I like to draw, cook and socialize with people. My parents call me a social butterfly but if I could be any animal I would be a bird because it makes me feel free. And if I could be any bird, I would choose to be a Budgerigar because it makes me feel young and funky. 

Oh yeah, the day I am talking about is April Fool’s Day. You are probably a amatuer at pranks. But I am an expert and I learnt from the best of the best, my older brother Dan (he is 14). We are completely different. And the only thing we have in common is pranks. It’s like our thing. Everyday we try to prank each other.

Every year Dan and I decide a theme. Dan and I decided on scary as the theme for this April Fool’s. While I was planning the first prank I heard the front door creak open. I walked down the stairs slowly and cautiously. When I reached the bottom of the stairs, I peered across the hallway. I saw that the door was closed.

Suddenly I felt afraid, alone. So I went to look for my parents. I went into the living room and there I saw my parents,  silently staring at the TV that was turned off. While I tiptoed into the room behind them, they said ”Oh, hello there Rafeal”. I replied confusingly “How did you know I was here”. They slowly turned around and didn’t reply.

They were both staring into my eyes. Suddenly their eyes turned red. I dashed and leaped like a frog for my life up the stairs and straight into Dan’s room. I was panting while trying to explain to him that something was wrong with Mom and Dad. Of course he didn’t believe me, because he thought that it was a prank. I would do the same, if I had to be honest.

When he finally got off his phone, came downstairs and entered the living room, my Mom said “Good morning Sweetie” and my Dad asked if I had brushed my teeth (And of course I hadn’t). I stood there lost, confused, shocked and Dan rubbed it in my face and said ”One point to Dan”.

At that moment I was so annoyed. Dan turned around and walked back upstairs. My Mom asked me to go to the shop. She handed me the money. 

I know it’s crazy but while I was holding the money I thought it was cursed, since my Mom touched it.

When I entered the shop I realized that it was completely empty. There was an echo in it.

I jogged all the way back home and guess what?. When I got back the house was empty too. Now I was beginning to realise that this was the strangest/scariest April Fool’s Day EVER. In a moment of panic, I dashed to my neighbor’s house and rang the doorbell. They opened the door for me with their baby daughter Zara in her Mom’s arms.

I explained the story to them but to my horror they didn’t believe me. (But at least they offered me some cookies). While they were gone I started to play with Zara. Out of the blue, Zara started speaking. It wasn’t the usual goo goo gaa gaa you’d expect from a 13 month old but proper, fluent English.
And then I heard the words I didn’t want to hear “I was the mastermind behind all of this” Zara said. My eyes were practically popping out of my face when I heard that. 

And no it didn’t end there the worst thing happened out of everything happened today the parents didn’t have any cookies left. I asked if I was in a nightmare or something so I asked them to slap me and I woke by Dan slapping me instead. And him shouting into my ear “April Fools”. 

Reverse poetry is a poem that can be read forwards (top to bottom) and have one meaning, but can also be read backwards (bottom to top) and have a different or opposite meaning.

And this is my  REVERSE poem

Untitled ,Made By Eimhinn Herbots

Computers make life easy

And don’t try to convince me that

They lead to unhealthy habits like no fresh air and no exercise

Because when you take a closer look

Online gaming is a great pastime.

And it’s not true that

Computers affect your eyesight and posture


Long distance learning is possible

And you’ll never in a million years hear me say

Computers are our enemy

(now read from bottom to top)

I bought RatBurger On Kindle Unlimited a week ago and finished it yesterday. I think the book is very good but not the best book in the David Walliams series. The book is really sad at the start when the hamster died and the backstory of the little girl ( Zoe.) Then she finds a rat who can dance but the mean step mom wants it dead. I think the book was funny and sad but very good. 3 and a half stars. You can see the movie as well link below.

By the way kindle unlimited is free for the first 2 months with loads of really good books to keep us going.

David Walliams is also doing a daily read of some of his work at 11 AM. Which you can find on Youtube. Link below about how to listen to it.
David Walliams Free Audio Books Every Day for your Children

Emergency meeting at Saracens as threat of relegation looms large

English Premiership and European rugby union champions Saracens have been docked 35 points and fined $7 million. The club was found guilty of breaching rules on player wages after an investigation from the Daily Mail and Premiership Rugby. Saracens will appeal the findings. Saracens will not be allowed to compete in the Champions cup until they get promoted most likely next year. The stupid thing about it all is they were fined and had the fine reduced by half but did it again a week or two later forcing European rugby to double their punishment. Many fans are disappointed in their club including some players such as Alex Goode and Sean Maitland who will be leaving the club this year.

Hi my name is Art from 6th class, and I’m here (in my own home) to ask a question: Will organised sports resume during 2020 despite the COVID-19 Pandemic? 

As everyone knows, nearly all professional sports have been suspended, some with scheduled dates to return, some until further notice. Some scientists have theorized that many sports may not return until at least November! Others believe that they will have to be played behind closed doors (with no fans watching).  Many football matches had been played behind closed doors before cancelations. The Olympic Games in Tokyo have been moved to in a year’s time, in the summer of 2021, which is the same as the football (soccer) European Championships. 

Personally, I believe that sport will have resumed by the start of May. Since the Olympics and European Championships have been moved, it puts less pressure on the leagues because they have more time to finish. If that means being played behind closed doors, so be it.

     That concludes my blog article. Bye!

25 Mar / 2020

Archery by Paul 6th Form


Field archery is played on a roving course which was set through the woods. There are paper targets ranging from 20 to 80 yards. It is one of the most exciting forms of archery and gives a feel of the old days of hunting.

    Although archery probably dates back to the Stone Age – around 20,000BC – the earliest people known to have regularly used bows and arrows were the Ancient Egyptians, who adopted archery around 3,000BC for hunting and warfare. In China, the earliest evidence of archery dates to the Shang Dynasty – 1766-1027BC.

 The compound bow was invented by Holless Wilbur Allen in the 1960s (a US patent was filed in 1966 and granted in 1969) and it has become the most widely used type of bow for all forms of archery in North America.

Archery at the Olympic Games.

There are 128 qualifying places available for archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics: 64 for men and 64 for women. The qualification standards were released by World Archery in March 2018. Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) is permitted to enter a maximum of six competitors, three per gender.

Archery first appeared in the Olympic Games in 1900 and was contested again in 1904, 1908, and 1920. Women competed in the 1904 Olympics, making archery one of the first sports to include events for both genders. The sport then had a 52-year hiatus from the Olympics.  To be eligible to participate in the Olympic Games after the NOC has obtained a quota place, all archers must have achieved the following minimum qualification score (MQS): Men: 70m round of 640. Women: 70m round of 605.  Ireland have unfortunately not entered anyone in the archery

Today’s best

At the moment, South Korea are the best country in the world at archery whereas the USA have the best archer Brady Ellison. As I said already said, target archery is featured in the Olympics Games as well as the 2020 Olympic games

Why I like it

I like Archery because you need so much skill and so much accuracy.

I hope you like my blog article

Hi, my name is Jamie and I will be talking about the five richest people on the planet. 

5. Mark Zuckerberg 

Mark Zuckerberg is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. He co-founded Facebook and serves as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder. He also co-founded the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot. Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $55.7 billion, 2020. 

4. Warren Buffett 

Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. In my opinion he is the most successful investor in the world because. He is great friends with Bill Gates. He now goes to schools giving speeches and inspiring young people. He has a net worth of $67.7 billion, 2020. 

3. Bernard Arnault 

Bernard Arnault is a French billionaire business magnate, and art collector. Arnault is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy, Louis Vuitton SE, LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company. In April 2018, he became the richest person in fashion, topping Zara’s Amancio Ortega. His fashion businesses are not making as much money as they did because of COVID 19. His net worth is $80.7 billion, 2020. 

2.Bill Gates 

Bill Gates is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. He was once the richest man in the world. He now works in the Bill & Melinda Foundation. He is now working with Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to fight COVID 19. His Net Worth is $96.3 billion, 2020. 

 1.Jeff Bezos 

Jeff Bezos is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, chief executive officer, and president of Amazon. He is $16 billion richer than the world’s next-richest person, Bill Gates. He is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $114 billion, 2020.

But what are the richest people on the planet doing to tackle the coronavirus pandemic?

Jeff Bezos and Amazon have invested $20 million in the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative to bring COVID 19 tests to the market faster. Amazon has also donated $1 million to emergency COVID 19 funds in Washington D.C.

Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods corporation (LVMH) are converting three of LVMH’s perfume factories to manufacture hand sanitizer instead. It will be distributed for free to French authorities and Europe’s largest hospital system. LVMH has committed to supplying at least 40 million masks to France.

Bill Gates announced on 5 February 2020 that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would commit $100 million to aid global detection, isolation and treatment of COVID 19. More than half of it will go towards developing vaccines, treatment and diagnostics.

Mark Zuckerberg is working with UC San Francisco and Stanford University to quadruple the Bay Area’s testing and diagnostics capacity, including purchasing two FDA-approved diagnostic machines. On 17 March 2020, Facebook announced a $100 million grant to aid small businesses impacted by COVID 19.

I hope you enjoyed my blog and thank you.

Hello my name is Ross and today I would like to tell you all about all the storm trooper types in the imperial army Enjoy.

Storm Trooper

The first is the normal storm trooper. You’ll probably remember these from episode IV A New Hope. The imperial storm troopers have green (or black) helmet lenses. The Storm Troopers can carry a thermal detonator in a tube.

Scout Trooper

The Scout Trooper is a trooper that can be used for forest missions or it can ride on speeder bikes. The Scout Trooper can also carry a staff used for fighting opponents with staffs or lightsabers

Aquatic Assault trooper

The Aquatic Assault trooper is just another variant of the scout trooper but with a rifle and with oxygen tanks on its back. It is mainly used in ocean areas

Purge trooper

The Purge trooper is actually another version of the clone wars airborne trooper.  The Purge trooper has 3 variants. The Electrostaff, Electrohammer and the Electrobaton. The Purge Troopers act as guards to Imperial Inquisitors

Imperial Security Droid

The Imperial Security Droid Apart of the KX-series. This droid can do a serious amounts of damage to it’s opponents. The back of this droid has an area where you can hack into it or disable it.

incinerator trooper

The next is the incinerator trooper also known as the flame trooper it carries a flamethrower and wears flame proof armor

Death Trooper

The Death Trooper is an elite battalion of storm troopers who act as guards for officers

Tie fighter pilot

The next is the Tie fighter pilots. These pilots are trained in imperial flight academy’s for pilots. They have a E-11 blaster and fly different variants of Tie’s

Snow trooper

The Snow trooper is a storm trooper that can be used on icy or snowy planet such as Hoth or Ilum/Star killer base (First order era)

At-At Pilot

The At-At pilot is a pilot who controls walkers such as the AT-AT or The AT-ACT