Arts Council



I have just been awarded the Silver Arts Award
by the
Arts Council and Trinity Guildhall - Yay!!!

I finished my work for the award a while back and had to
wait for a moderator to assess my work. A nail biting time.

Special thanks to Anna Aroussi and
The Exeter Phoenix
for advising me and providing the opportunity to do it Winking

(I am one of the youngest in the UK to achieve this award) Happy


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The Importance of an Education


An Education
In the world today it is foolish to think you can get by without an education.
So few people in the scheme of things have gotten through without a very good education… e.g. Madonna, Eminem, -- singers mostly – David Pinkus, (no education in the subject he works in. etc. etc. but that’s not what I’m here to talk about).
The beauties of an education are so great that it is so worth it to work hard for a few years. And achieve the best that is your potential.
There are so many cool subjects you can study.
Drama- why not be a writer, actor or director?
English—A teacher, writer or poet
Science—A marine biologist, volcanic genius or mad scientist
Maths—Engineer, mathematicion, or theroligist
Music—composer, music tutor, or stand up singer

None of these?—You will possibly be able to work at… a fast food place, Toys R Us, and gas stations. WOW!
It might seem harsh but this is your future without an education
Do you really think that your future employers will have the imagination and insight to see what a truly amazing person you are in a five minute interview? … NO!!!! they will only see your diplomas and see if your qualifications are up to ‘their’ standards.
Besides learning is… FUN!!!! I love school, I love 98% of my teachers, I love learning!
And just there I have won half of the battle!
If you are in a public school you aren’t competing against you classmates… you’re competing against all the other schools in the world. Including private schools.
If your in private schools you’re competing against all the people in public schools, who I so kindly instructed to compete against you just now.
I might sound a little military but do you really think if you are a smart, talented, creative person with B-‘s and you go to get a job were the other person applying is daft but has A grades, you will get the job? No! They will treat you like machines. Whoever has more up to date software will be the lucky one.

The thing to remember is that it is about pursuing your interests so that you can get a job that is something that you will have fun doing. Something that you will like and be good at.
Set yourself a goal. E.g. I want to be an actor, I want to go to Oxford, I want to write a book before I’m 16 and more. Then you have to find out what you need to do to get to go where you want to go and work your way towards your goal. Remember this is YOUR goal. It isn’t about your teachers or your parents or your friends. It is all about YOU. It goes something like this: I will write 1000 words a day till I finish this book. Or I will get A+ in English, Drama, and Latin to become an actor… and I will take singing lessons after school to as one of my after school activities. Everything you do in life is an opportunity to learn. Every time I hear of something interesting i research it on the internet and at the library and in my mums books. I ask questions. I am curious. This is what I think an education is all about. Being excited to learn.
And more!

So what’s my goal? COME ON!!!! You know!!!!!! I am going to be a film director and write books and have the best blog on the planet xDDDDD Do you believe me? Answer correctly or die o.e

p.s I plan to make this into a video blog soon. So more to come..lotsa love - Chanya Pepper ^~^


Thoughts on Teenage Pregnancy

First I would like to clarify to all my annoying friends on Facebook

I’m not that bad...LOL

So why have I chosen Teenage Pregnancy as a subject for a blog? Teenage Pregnancy is a subject that is rarely talked about in ‘polite’ society - rolls eyes - but this fact is only supporting teenage pregnancy because of the simple fact that children don’t realise how easy it is for this to happen and something of this importance could change their lives forever... for the drastically worse or for the drastically better. Schools are doing their best to make children understand the importance of this but its harder to hear from somebody you don’t have a close relationship with. And if schools do tell them it is usually as brief as they can possibly make it and doesn’t go into depth on their options if this does happen. The daughters, nieces and future mothers of the world are left in the dark because it is treated as such a socially taboo subject. Here are some video blogs that I have put together on the subject. I thought it would be more fun ‘face to face’...or maybe...’bump to bump’.

In 2000, the total number of teen pregnancies in the United States was 821,810

1 in 3 teen s become pregnant before they are 20

More then 750000 teen girls become pregnant each year.

1 in 8 girls say that they wish they had waited until they were older to have sex.

As you can see this cannot be ignored. Every girl counts and we need to help support them. To imagine this doesn’t matter is a criminal act of the mind. And you should think before you disagree.

My Pregnant Experiment
I was playing mother to my little 5 year old friend Dee and put on a pillow belly. I got more than I bargained for when people thought I was ACTUALLY pregnant. Argh!! Here I relate my experience of appearing to be a pregnant teen!!!! Children - do NOT try this at home!!!

What I Think About Teenage Pregnancy

What to do if You Find Yourself Pregnant