Wacky new words in the dictionary! By Arthur, Will and Harry

New words are added to the dictionary every year. These words include ‘hangry’, which means a person who is bad-tempered as a result of hunger. Recently the word embiggen has been added to the dictionary. The word was first heard on The Simpsons in 1996. It is from the motto of The Simpsons’ fictional town of Springfield: “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.”





PDA sessions at Malton School! By Matthew Guest and Scott Harrison

We have been going around various PDA sessions over the last few weeks and have prepared an article on some of the different things you possibly should consider next time you pick your new PDA.

Advanced cooking is a PD based around, well, cooking. You are allowed to cook anything you wish, provided you have the ingredients needed. In the picture above Sam Farkas is making some chocolate biscuits. He told us he has lots of fun in this PD because he has the freedom to cook what he wants to.

We took some time listening to some of the songs the school’s string group had to play and they were great. Different types of string instruments were playing together and the sound was amazing. We didn’t want to disturb the group as they played so didn’t ask any questions, but none were really needed!

Chess is a strategic game not everyone can master. Chess club have a leaderboard so the more experience players can challenge others of their level, and beginning players can play other beginners. The winner of the leader board gets a special prize. Students can also try playing with a chess clock making each game extra fast paced!

That’s all we have for now but we hope this article helps you consider some different PD for next time.

10 jokes to tell! By Callum Scrase

What do you call a cow with no legs?

Ground beef!


What do you call a fly with no wings?

A walk!


Did you hear about the man who invented the knock knock joke?

He won the The No-bell prize!


What do you call a Spanish man with a rubber toe?



Did you hear about the plastic surgeon?

He melted by the fire!


How do bees get to work?

By the buzz!


Knock knock.

Who’s there?


Mikey who?

Mikey doesn’t work so open the door!


Knock knock.

Who’s there?


Ipick who?

I pick the lock if you don’t let me in!


What do you call a man with a spade in his head?



Did you hear about the actor who fell through the floorboards?

He was going through a stage!





After Daniel Craig revealed he wasn’t going to carry on being the famous 007, but who will take his place?


After Daniels departure from the movie series last year, there has been a lot of speculation on who will take over his spot. Other potential possibilities include Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, and Chris Hemsworth. After Daniel Craig took on the role it’s hard to imagine the next film without him playing the mysterious, adventurous character but so far James Norton has made the top spot of the next 007. James Norton and his previously work is agreeably very suitable for the role, judging from his work on Grantchester, Happy Valley and War and Peace, which all involve an element of crime work and mystery. So who do you think will take over the ever so famous British spy for the next thrilling action blockbuster?

The Malton School newspaper team are supporting the Encephalitis Society and the important work they do.

The society work hard to raise awareness of this little known condition and to support and help people who suffer from the condition, as well as their families.

The society also carries out valuable research into the condition in order to develop treatments.

Visit their website at www.encephalitis.info to find out more about encephalitis, the work of the society and to find out how you can help the charity, including details about their new app.



World Encephalitis Day 2018: a global campaign to raise awareness of encephalitis

Today, the 22nd February 2018, is World Encephalitis Day.

Lots of people have never heard of encephalitis, in fact 8 out of 10 people have never heard of the condition.

The Newspaper team at Malton School have been learning about encephalitis today. We have learnt five important facts about the disease:

  1.  Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain
  2. It can be caused by an infection or by the body’s own immune system attacking the brain by error
  3. Encephalitis can happen at any age
  4. It affects 500,000 people every year
  5. Encephalitis can lead to death or brain damage