Calum Childs Blog

Just stating the facts.

Category: Life in General

Who should you vote for in this General Election?

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A general election has been recently called by Parliament and it is definitely going to be dominated by one thing: Brexit. In two hours, I have created a tool that you can use to figure out which political party you may want to vote for, based on your views on Brexit. Try it out! No […]

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New photography portfolio

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Since I finished my mock exams, I have been working on a new portfolio for all of my photography. And it is now ready to view here. Some of you may be wondering, “Why is he making a new photography portfolio? He already has one.” Well, you’re about to find out! Better design My brand-new […]

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Why a no-deal would bring more certainty than May’s deal

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Theresa May went to Brussels and negotiated a deal which would leave us in most parts of the single market and the customs union until at least 2022. And it’s up to the EU as to when we can leave the customs union & single market. This is the exact opposite of the “strong and […]

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How Women Got The Vote eBook

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For a few months now, I have been working on an eBook about how women got the vote in the UK. Now it is finally ready, and it is available to download below: Download the free eBook  

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Is Christmas coming too early?

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It’s September, and when we’re out and about, I’m already seeing Christmas cards. Advertisements for Christmas dinner bookings, Christmas events. And as the weeks pass by, I’m seeing this more and more often. From late October, I turn on the radio and hear Christmas songs. Christmas decorations are being sold in shops around early October. […]

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Our wildlife is under threat

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Thanks to humans, across the globe, our wildlife is under threat. Animals are being chained up, tortured and forced to do things that they don’t want to do – all just for our amusement. And that’s just one of the things we’re doing to them. We’re destroying their habitats just so we can grow palm […]

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Electric cars: Are they worth it?

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Electric cars are being praised as being a very environmentally-friendly alternative to petrol. But are they better than petrol and diesel cars or are they just as bad? Let’s start with the environmental benefit: Cleaner air Electric cars don’t directly pump out pollution into the air, which is good for those living in cities and […]

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Disney: please stop making live-action versions of fairy-tales

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A bit of film this week. We all know Disney as a film studio which makes films about fairy-tales and other family-friendly films. But recently, the company has started to make some of it’s most iconic films, The Jungle Book (I can understand why they did this as the animals were all animated very realistically), […]

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2 inspiring people

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When you turn on the news sometimes, you can see humanity at its worst. Terrorist attacks, crime and climate change are all great examples of how humans can do terrible things without a single thought to those affected. But this blog post is different. Instead, it is going to tell you all about the inspiring […]

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Why the National Trust is important to me

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It’s really hot at Britain at the moment. Temperatures are getting as high as 30 C — and even higher. There are quite a lot of people who have been driven outside by the long spell of really lovely weather. And this has been evident when we go to our local National Trust places, which, […]

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Women in sports

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The (Men’s) World Cup recently ended – one where we could have got to the finals and potentially won had we scored a few more goals. But, you won’t have to wait until 2022 to sing “It’s coming home” again. The FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held next year (2019) in France. Now, women’s […]

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What would you do if you were prime minister (of the UK?)

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Sadly, I’m too young to become Prime Minister. But since this country has been descended into chaos by a bunch of people who’s mental age is 10 years, I’ve decided to put what I would do (about this country’s major problems) if I was prime minister. And trust me, this country would be a lot […]

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Why I don’t want a smartphone

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Many people ask me the question, “What phone do you have?” and are shocked to find out that I don’t have a smartphone, before usually asking why I don’t have one. And this is my answer. Everywhere you look, the majority of people are on their smartphones, not paying attention to the world around them. […]

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How I made my website

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A few people have asked me now how I made my website since I launched it a few months ago. Well, I haven’t really known how to answer that question. Until now. A whole lot of code Now, I have used code to create all of my portfolio pages. I learnt HTML (used to specify […]

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Save the Internet

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The Internet as we know it is under threat. Net neutrality rules are going to be scrapped in the USA on the 11th June unless Congress vote against it. But exactly what is net neutrality and how does it affect you? What is net neutrality? Net neutrality means that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) can’t block, […]

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Social media is a great tool, but some things need to be changed.

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Say you live in the USA and you have a friend that lives in Australia. Your family can’t afford to go to Australia – and AirMail is too expensive. But social media can solve this problem as you can chat online as if you were talking face-to-face. But this great tool is also destroying lives. […]

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It’s going to get cooler? That’s what spring should be like…

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When the weatherman said that it was going to get cooler next week, I thought, “That’s what spring should be like in the UK.” Heatwaves during spring (and there are many more examples of this) are called freak weather (weather that doesn’t usually happen at this time of year)

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Spring is here (at last!)

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Hello and welcome to my first proper post on this blog. I still have some of my chocolate left from Easter, and my Lindt bunny partly melted in the sun (once I found out about this, I instantly ate the rest of it!) Anyway, that ties into this week’s post perfectly, because this week is […]

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