New Years’ Resolutions: Resolutions or Rejections?
This week, the Young Journalists have asked the question: Do students and staff at BSB make New Years’ Resolutions? To find out, we asked many people around the school and learned a little more about the history of making resolutions.
The earliest recorded celebration in honour of New Year’s arrival dates back around 4,000 years to ancient Babylon. Most history experts believe Babylonians were the first to make New Year’s Resolutions as we do today, although this famous ancient city held its New Year celebration in March, not January. It wasn’t until Julius Caesar ordered that 1st January were to become the first day of the year that the date changed.
We interviewed students and staff around the school, asking if they had created a resolution this year. A huge 98% of people said they had nothing! However, we were lucky enough to speak to both the Head Boy and Head Girl of the Secondary school, who both had made resolutions this year.
Hazel Lee, Head Girl of Secondary commented, “My New Year’s Resolution is to pass the IB and finally get into university. In order to do so, I have to study harder as it is my last year and our exams are in 3 months. As I have to pass IB before getting into university, it’s very important that I do well.”
Adrian Pailler, Head Boy of Secondary stated, “My New Year’s Resolution is to finally learn how to cook so that I can finally save some money and give my mother a break! Hopefully by the end of IB, I can cook some basic things to survive university.”
Hopefully these resolutions from our Student Leadership Team inspire others to create their own resolutions!
By Lucas, Patrick, XiYi and Amy
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