Windows 8 Review and ‘How To’
Using new Windows 8 on laptops guarantees faster start up times and even longer battery life/power. Recently I bought a £600 gaming computer with Windows 8 on it and even though most reviews on Windows 8 were negative I thought I’d give it a go.
There are certain things you can do that will make it less complicated. The first thing you can do if you like the Windows 7 start bar is to download a programme that gives you a start bar. Second thing if you like MAC OSX you can download a skin pack that gives you rocket dock and various other things like the traffic light minimize/maximize/exit red yellow green scheme.
The metro look isn’t as complicated as it may seem. For instance, it’s easier to access things and it actually looks quite cool. Now certain programmes aren’t compatible with Windows 8 at all. With some of them you can simply right click them, then click properties, then compatibility, then run in compatibility mode.
I’d recommend windows XP SP3 as nearly everything is compatible with it. At the end of the day Windows 8 is pretty easy to get used to.
On Wednesday 13th and 6th of March children from years 3 and 4 came to Eskdale School to take part in a multiskills festival. The afternoons were made up of activities and games made and delivered by the year 9 leaders from Eskdale School. The activities were designed to develop the childrens ability, balance and co-ordination. All the sport leaders worked really hard to make and develop their game, some games were based more on challenges and other games were based more on skills. The children were all well behaved and were a pleasure to work with.
By Chloe Scarth, Year 9 sports leader.
Gymnasts from Eskdale School have had a successful morning at the local secondary school competition. 11 gymnasts from years 7, 8 and 9 at Eskdale competed in both floor and vault categories this morning at Whitby Leisure Centre. The intermediate team defended their title well winning the intermediate category for the second year running. A special mention goes to Emma Raw who was third overall in her age group as an individual. For many of the gymnasts it was the first time they’d competed in a gymnastics competition and they all did Eskdale proud, a very well done to them all.
On Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of February fourteen primary schools visited Eskdale school to do Key Step Gymnastics. The children were aged 5, 6 and 7 years old. The schools that visited were Egton, Goathland, Airy Hill, Castleton, Glaisdale, East Whitby, Ruswarp, Danby, St Heddas, Stakesby, West Cliff, St Hildas, Fylingdales and Sleights. The children learnt how to do body management and floor exercises and vaults amongst other things. They were taught by 24 Eskdale sports leaders in year 9. They were all very good gymnasts but became even better as the day went on. All the children enjoyed themselves very much and we hope they are looking forward to coming back to Eskdale to take part in more sporting events in the future.
By Esmee and Romany Price-Coates, Year 9 Sports leaders.
The ski trip annual award ceremony has taken place tonight with all students receiving certificates for their efforts and achievements over the week. Some of the achievements mentioned were ‘Best Technique’ and ‘Best Wipe-out!’. Final day of skiing tomorrow before the long drive home through the night.