Youngsters’ reveal their hopes and targets for year ahead

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By Exmouth People | Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 11:00

As the world gets ready to welcome in 2011, Echo reporter Fran McElhone has quizzed children at Bassett’s Farm Primary School and Marpool Primary School in Exmouth about their new year wishes and resolutions.

Youngsters at Bassett’s Farm School have high hopes for their town this year as well as wanting to excel as academics.

Aaron Humphries, 7, said he was keen to prove himself as a mathematician: “My new year wish is for the bowling alley to be finished next year,” he said.

“I like bowling and have to go all the way into Exeter at the moment.

“I’m looking forward to going high up in the lift because you’ll be able to see out to sea.

“My new year’s resolution is to be the best person at maths in the entire school.”

Owen Hull, 6, said: “My new year’s wish would be for more play parks on the beach.

“My new year’s resolution is to work hard at school because I like school and I like working lots and lots.”

Seven-year-old Alissia Dormer said she wanted to make as many people as possible happy this year.

“My new year’s wish is to make the world a better place and to make everyone happy,” she said.

“If we tell people nice things they’ll be happy.”

Alan Joseph, 6, said: “My new year’s wish would be for the town to have nice shops,” he said.

“And my new year’s resolution is to be the best learner in school!”

Bradley Freeman, six, said: “My new year’s resolution is to get better at literacy.”

Esme Thompson, five, said she could also do with improving her literacy skills this year.

“I want to be better at writing,” she said.

“Because I make lots of mistakes.”

Active Year 5 and 6 children at Marpool School Primary School have also vowed to work hard this year and get better at the activities they love.

Sabrina Welch, 11, has her sights fixed on dancing on the international circuit one day. “I like dancing and would like to get into Western Dance Force, street dance group because they enter international competitions,” she said. “I think it’s important to learn something new.”

Courtney Richards, 11, said she would like to get even better at her majorette routines.

She said: “I would lie to enter my first competition and achieve my two spins where you throw the baton in the air and spin it twice.

“I think having a new year’s resolution is a good thing because without it you probably won’t get better at something.”

And 10-year-old Jayven Matthews, said he planned on practising his BMX biking skills.

“I am already trying wheelies,” he said. “But I want to be able to do them properly.

“I often hurt myself so I like to get better without hurting myself so much!”


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