Five By Five
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
THE ROYAL WEDDING – LIVE IT, DRINK IT, COMPOST IT! (Scott)
We’re used to the tasteless crockery that appears around any Royal event – from Charles and Di wedding plates to Golden Jubilee mugs or Royal Birthday commemorative tea sets. They’ve become such an institution they are even parodied in magazines like Viz. Now, the UK’s first ‘completely compostable food packaging company’ has come up with Royal Wedding cup that will help the environment – and help your prize taters grow.
MAKING HISTORY WITH AN IPAD (Laura)
MP for Bristol East Kerry McCarthy made history last week, when she became the first person to give a House of Commons speech using notes from an iPad. The House of Commons is steeped in historical traditions and speaking procedures and whilst iPads are a common sight at meetings across the country seeing one in the political house is unheard of. But Kerry boldly used the Apple device to help her deliver her speech and bring the political house right into the modern world. There was a slight hitch when Kerry had to hand in her notes at the end of the meeting, which are usually done in paper…..good job there was an email system and printer handy!
LOSE GAMES WITHOUT LOSING FACE (Andrea)
Figures released this week revealed that we’re a nation of bad losers – so if you’ve got to the stage where you (or your kids) are kicking, screaming, throwing tantrums or throwing things when defeated, follow these simple steps to bring yourself back to a state of calm
SCOUTS ROLL OUT NATIONAL SEX EDUCATION PROGRAMME (Linsay)
Scout groups are being given the chance to teach young people about STDs. What happened to the days of Bob-A-Job? Imagine the look on any mother’s face when she has to sew one of those badges on their child’s uniform
IT’S RAINING CARS DOWN UNDER (Pamela)
Emergency service workers were called out to an unusual accident in Melbourne, Australia today after a woman drove through a car park safety barrier and fell six storeys to the street below. Landing on its side in a narrow lane, the vehicle wedged between two walls. Amazingly the woman left the scene with minor cuts and bruises. Maybe next time she’ll take the bus.