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My name is Jack Walton. I’m 14 years old and live in the Stourbridge district. I have a lot of opinions on current affairs and what’s happening in the news at the moment.
When I’m due to leave school next year I want to take up a career as a pastry chef - I love baking and I can’t think of anything else I love to do as much as cooking and baking.
In this blog I will cover all aspects of the news including what’s happening in the local area and what’s happening in the world today and I will also cover what it’s like being a teenager in the Stourbridge area and what opportunities we have today.
We all have different opinions and on this blog I will express mine. I know I may not share the same opinion as others and I don’t mind accepting constructive criticism and comments from readers.
I think being a teenager sometimes can be very hard, especially one with limited opportunities. This is why I’m doing this blog to be heard and to stand up for what I believe in.
Posted at 9:24am Sunday 6th October 2013
I know what your all going to say its been ages since I did a blog post, anyway I said I would do when once I had started college and I'm happy to say I have now been in college for 3 weeks, I have now had to move college due to a bit of trouble with times and hours and at one point I was thinking of giving up college all together, but I'm pleased to say I'm now at a different college.
Posted at 6:28pm Thursday 15th August 2013
Well what can i say...... sorry would be a start you see it's in my contract with Stourbridge News that i must post a blog every 2 weeks, well i can officially say i have failed for quite a while but i really am sorry the time has gone so quick! The last time i spoke to you i had just finished school, a lot has happened since then which i will now tell you about.
Posted at 3:43pm Thursday 4th July 2013
Oh my gosh i honestly can't believe how long it has been since i have done a post it has been quite a hectic time. on May 24th it was my last offical day at secondary school and i must say it was really emotional, i have since been doing exams and 2 weeks ago i did my last exam so that's it no more revision and i will visit my school one last time which will be in August to collect my results. At the start i was really sad and upset i had left but i'm still keeping in touch with my friends so i'm glad about that.
Posted at 5:12pm Wednesday 8th May 2013
It has now been 4 weeks since i have returned from my life changing trip to the Gambia, i really meant to do a blog as soon as i came back but the truth is i was so ill for around 2 weeks after and now i'm doing as much revision as i can for my exams, but now back to Gambia, if there is one world to describe the trip it would be Intense and emotional really.
Posted at 6:51pm Thursday 28th March 2013
I thought i would do a quick update before i go to Gambia. I honestly can't believe how quick the time has gone all the meetings i have been to e.g. preparing activities etc and it's finally here i go to Gambia tomorrow and right now i feel sick to my stomach in all different kinds of emotions, this really will be the biggest experience of my life so far.
Posted at 4:24pm Wednesday 6th March 2013
I can't believe it's March already, i know i have not done one of these blog posts in quite a while but to be honest the time just flys by and there has'nt really been a great deal going on in my life anyway but i do have some big news i may have already mentioned in previous posts.
Posted at 3:55pm Tuesday 29th January 2013
Today i'm going to talk about and review a place in Worcestershire called Brockencote Hall, it's a hotel and restaurant that has won many awards and think deserves a michelin star, the food at brockencote hall really is fine dining at it's best.
Posted at 5:22pm Friday 11th January 2013
I honestly can't believe its now 2013, 2012 absolutely flew by for me it's really strange for me to think these are the last few months for me at secondary school and in September i'll be starting college and working on my passion which as you know is baking and Patisserie.
Posted at 3:52pm Thursday 27th December 2012
I know it must of been such a long time now since i have done one of these blog posts, but with mock exams at school there just has not been time but i must say 2012 has just flown by its hard to think it will soon be 2013 and i will be on the countdown for finishing high school forever. I also wanted to talk about the true meaning of christmas in this blog post.
Posted at 4:13pm Monday 3rd December 2012
I only just realised how awfully long it has been since i did my last blog post, the last one was the 8th October and were just now getting into December, so as i clearly have not stuck to what i agreed on which was to do a post every 2 weeks i'm really sorry.