Jamie Oliver’s TED Talk

Jamie Oliver’s main message in this talk is that we should build a strong and sustainable movement that will educate every child about fresh and proper food. He showed several examples of families that haven’t made healthy choices. He also went to a school and asked the students names of vegetables, none of the students knew what any of the vegetables were. This shows that we should make healthier food choices and teach our children about healthy food. Jamie Oliver talks about how much control we have over food, obesity, death rates because of the food we eat, how school and parents can teach and make a difference.

The Economics of Happiness Reflection

I think we shouldn’t be exposed to photoshop and modelling because like the experts said in the video we start to live up to an expectation to look like these so called ‘perfect’ models. I agree that these type of images etc. doesn’t bring us happiness and everyone is wanting bigger and better items such as phones or computers to ‘fit in’. I think that having the latest items won’t make you fit in or be ‘cool’. I think it will make you more unsocial because you’re constantly looking down at your phone when you’re outside of the house, checking your texts etc. I believe that the reason we are becoming more unhappy even though we are richer than before is because with this money we develop new ideas and create new items however these items cost more. In my opinion people will pay the cost in order to feel the same as others and not to feel poor or unwanted in the world that we have created where you need to be in the latest fashion.

I find it confusing and in a way odd that food from another country costs less than food from closer by. For example, I don’t understand why apples can’t be waxed in England. Some questions I have about this are, Why do they have to be waxed in South Africa? Does it make the apples taste any different? Doesn’t it cost more to ship it to another country?

I agree that removing people off of land is the route to unemployment and poverty. If you take people off of their land and you open up a business they have nowhere to go and if they don’t have the right qualification they can’t apply for a job and therefore become unemployed and possibly homeless. If they do have the right qualification it is hard to find a job with the population of the world. I think that the world wants to grow and make progress but with that progress comes less resources, more poverty and more demands from society. I disagree with the idea that economic growth is the key to our future. I disagree with this because I believe if we try to grow more it means that more people are going to end up on the streets, more people are going to be stressed because of their jobs and there is definitely going to be more pollution.



I agree that we can take actions individually, which will help the environment however I believe that we can’t take those actions as a group. We wouldn’t give up shopping at our favourite shop if we heard they were polluting the environment which I think is bad and should be changed. Some of the questions I have gathered are; How can we put an end to global warming? How can we all act to change this event? Are people aware of global warming? Are we all aware of globalization and how it is changing our lives? Is it possible (if so how) do we create a society where there are satisfying jobs and that isn’t obsessed with economic growth?

I feel that we should have localization because buyers pay less while farmers salary increases so it is a win on both sides. Another reason is because local food systems actively benefit the environment. As I learned from last year big companies such as McDonalds treat and feed the animals they keep poorly. Localized markets use less electricity and don’t need to big buildings, this is another reason why I feel that we should have localization.

As I understand this, we can save energy however our minds are blind and we don’t save energy even though it is possible. Why don’t we see that energy and oil is becoming a problem? How come we are too lazy to save our resources? Why don’t we use more energy saving resources? We could easily use solar power. Wind power is a quite noisy to live next to and can not be stored but we can store solar power and it is not noisy.

Growing up in the city our role models are people that seem ‘perfect’. Magazines and photos don’t show them making mistakes and I agree with the video that when you grow older you can become scared and narrow minded whereas if you’re role models are people you know, you know they make mistakes, that they are human and not photoshopped every time you see them so it is easier to learn from them.

I disagree with the fact that localization is starting to grow around the world. The reason I disagree with this is because we should start this change in cities however in Turkey I do not see this happening.

P.O.I. – RAFT (Writing)

Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device

Here are two of the poems that I wrote in P.O.I. This shows that I am a risk-taker. I think this because I would normally choose not to share my poems. I shared these poems because I want to be more of a risk-taker and I want thank the French teachers.

Math – Algebra

Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device (1)

I believe this work shows that I am a thinker. This piece is some of my homework from the algebra unit and it presents my thinking while doing homework. I chose this work because I wanted to show some of the home work we get and present my work.



  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups raisin
  • 3 cups water


  1. Preheat oven to 175 C. Grease and flour one 10 inch pan.
  2. In a saucepan combine raisins with water and cook until the water is absorbed/cool.
  3. Combine eggs, applesauce, vegetable oil, vanilla, and liquid sweetener. Mix well. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg into egg mixture. Stir until just combined. Mix in raisins and chopped nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in oven at 175 degrees C for one hour.


Did you know?

It is estimated that only 4 out of 10 people with anorexia will make a full recovery.


Approximately 8-10 pieces


  • 8 decilitre flour (2 decilitre wholewheat flour if wanted)
  • 4 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 125 grams room temperature butter
  • 3 decilitre milk
  • 1 decilitre crushed sunflower seeds


  1. Heat oven to 225 C.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and mix with the flower using your fingers
  4. Add milk
  5. Mix everything together with hands
  6. Cut and make balls and flatten them a little. Then use a cookie cutter to make any shape optional
  7. Put the scones on a baking tray and bake in oven for approximately 10 minutes.
  8. Optional: add jam, sauce etc.
  9. Enjoy your scones!


Did you know?

Anorexia is the third most common long-term illness among teenagers.

Berry Muffins

Approximately 20 muffins


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 decilitre sugar
  • 1 decilitre milk
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 2 decilitre wholewheat flour
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 3 decilitre of any sort of berries of your choice


  1. Heat oven to 225 C.
  2. Mix eggs and sugar with a mixer until the mix is whitish
  3. Melt butter
  4. Add butter and mix to the egg and sugar mix
  5. Mix flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar. Add to mix
  6. Add the berries
  7. Divide the mix into cupcake forms
  8. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes

Did you know?

Anorexia can make you gain weight. How? Undereating slows your metabolism, so your body clings to every possible calorie it can get, making you put on some weight instead of losing.

Presentation on Anorexia

I chose this piece to display on my website because I am proud of how I presented my knowledge of anorexia and the reaction I got from the audience. It is a little harder to understand without me talking about the slides however I think that the photo and captions make it easier someone to read it by themselves. This presentation shows my independence. I made this presentation by myself and presented it independently.

Exhibition Photo Presentation

Unit 5 (Exhibition)

I selected this piece of work to show because when writing these questions I was getting more and more curious about anorexia. I believe that these questions I asked shows that I have curiosity. I believe this because I tried to answer at least 3 questions (the starred questions) during my time that I had exhibition. I am very curios about anorexia and I still am since I don’t know everything about anorexia.


Measurements Unit


I chose this math piece to show because it shows my understanding of the measurement unit. I believe this piece of my math work represents that I am a thinker. It shows my thinking when I am solving a math problem and throughout the unit I am constantly thinking.

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