First News: Skating across America
A man is attempting to skateboard 3,000 miles across America to raise money for charity.
Chad Caruso has set himself the challenge of getting from Los Angeles to Virginia on just his trusty skateboard. He hopes to raise awareness of young people’s mental health, while also setting a new Guinness World Record for becoming the first person to skate solo from coast to coast.
Caruso is sharing his epic travels on social media, in the hope it will inspire others. He’s aiming to finish his challenge in June, just in time for a sports festival.
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A Shakespearean festivalBy Flynn, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School
My school took part in the Coram Shakespeare Schools Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot. Our play was Romeo and Juliet and I got to play my favourite character, Mercutio.
On the night of the performance, it was nerve-racking waiting to go on stage but as soon as the music started it was exhilarating. My favourite part of the play was my opening speech because I loved using the Shakespearean language.
Taking part in the festival has given me more confidence and an interest in drama and Shakespeare. At first, Shakespeare seemed so difficult but once we realised we could do it, it made us feel like we had overcome a huge challenge. We discovered that if we set our mind to something we can achieve anything.
If anyone were to ask me if they should take part in the Shakespeare Schools Theatre Festival, I would tell them: DO IT! It’s one of the best things you will ever experience!
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World Art Day
A UNESCO day aimed at celebrating the enjoyment of art. It also marks the birthday of famous artist Leonardo da Vinci.
World Transplant Games
Athletes who have had organ transplants or donated organs will come together for this sporting competition in Australia.