I'd love to be a swimmer

4th July 2008 at 01:00
Molly Newton, 11, is a Year 7 pupil at Frederick Gough School in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. She shares her thoughts with Jen Hall

Molly Newton, 11, is a Year 7 pupil at Frederick Gough School in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. She shares her thoughts with Jen Hall

What's your favourite subject and why?

I really enjoy drama, it's one of the only lessons where you can express yourself and it doesn't matter if you look like a loony.

What makes a good teacher?

Somebody who is always happy to help and doesn't pretend to be something that they're not, like when they think they're the best or cool.

What do you like and dislike about school?

I like the fact that we get praised for good work. I don't like the toilets as they are not very clean.

What's the best lesson you've had?

It was a drama class. I made up a wacky laugh and everyone thought it was really funny. We couldn't stop laughing about it.

What would you change about your school if you could?

The only thing that I would change are the bathrooms; we need more.

Could you be a teacher?

I'd like to be one but I'd want to teach the infants or juniors as I think it would be more of a challenge to make them listen; you'd have to come up with lots of good ideas. Telling them stories would be fun as well.

If you were headteacher, what would you introduce at school?

I would make separate boy and girl classes, as it is mostly the boys who distract the class.

If all the schools in the world shut down, what would happen?

Everyone would be really dumb and they would have no friends. It would be lonely.

What would you like to be when you are older?

I would love to be a swimmer. I train every day and I think that it would be a big achievement.

How does society see young people?

I think they see us in a negative way and suspect that we are all bad people who are going to commit crimes.

What celebrity would you most like to be like?

I would be Katie Price (Jordan). She always takes care of her children and stays out of trouble. She seems caring and cheerful.

What's your favourite clothes label?

Next, it always looks posh.

What's been your most embarrassing moment?

When I was on holiday with my family we were on the beach and a random naked man walked past. I don't know whether I was embarrassed or embarrassed for him.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Speed. I wouldn't have to wake up early for school, I could just get up late and quickly do everything; but I wouldn't use my power to skip school completely.

"If I was prime minister for a day I would ."

. ban every colour but pink. Imagine boys with pink hair.

"I wish adults would sometimes ."

. act like children. It would be funny for them to understand what life is like for us.

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