November 17, 2017

Question of the Week!

Thank you all for your answers to our ‘Question of the Week’ – If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? You’ll find all answers that we received below:

Temuulen Enkhbaatar, 5th class, Rutland National School.

I would change world hunger because loads of people around the world don’t have food to eat and are having a really hard time trying to provide food for themselves or their families.


Emmet Cassidy 🙂

If I could change anything in the world it would be homelessness or starvation as it kills a lot of people.


Rachel Coghlan age 7

If I could change anything I would  make sure that everyone had a home to live in.


Third Class, Room 14, St. Brigid’s Greystones

County Wicklow

Jamie M

Make all the homeless people millionaires.


That there would be no gravity so we could do loads of back flips. That there would be no school and that dinosaurs would be real again.


That everybody would be happy and that there would be a cure for cancer.


I would stop crime.


I would stop animal cruelty.


I would stop pollution in the world.

Seán E

I would stop children getting sick.


Matt Lynch 4th Class

That you still cant hunt blue whales but wherever they are whales have a speed boat patroling the coast incase a whale get stranded or arrest people that try to hunt them or touch them.


Zach Foley 4th class 

i wish there were no school for anybody in the land because school is really boring and everybody knows it.


Carrigallen N.S County Leitrim 


I would make G.A.A a sport in every country


One thing I would change about the world is for people to be more positive and less negative


Cian Hegarty 6th Class, Scartleigh N.S

If I could change one thing in the world it would be terrorism because there is no need for it and why would you kill innocent people


Ms. Fleming’s Fifth class, St. John’s S.N.S. in Arklow

We would  like to abolish all  forms of cruelty to both animals and people.

In circuses across the globe, animals are abused in order to make them perform special acts to entertain audiences.  We feel this is unfair and animals should have the same rights as humans.  Animal skin and hide is used for fashion and beauty purposes, for home furnishings,  such as carpets, blankets and pillows.  The beauty and pharmaceutical industry also tests on animals and this should be abolished.

The world has become a dangerous place for its inhabitants, with the increase of terrorism, gangs, senseless murders and racism.  People should realise that they should treat people the way they would like to be treated and live as one world . #kindness


6th Class, Scartleigh NS

Carla O’Driscoll,

If I could change one thing in the world, it would be how people treat the environment. The environment is extremely important to us, and we are just destroying it. By littering, we are affecting all the land around us. By driving, we are polluting the air. Many animals such as the polar bear are becoming endangered because of how we are treating the environment. We are putting ourselves before the environment and it is not okay.

Sophie Kennefick

If I could change anything in the world I would change the gun laws everywhere because people should not be allowed to kill people instantly like people would do in terrorist attacks.

 Alex Bell

One thing I would like to change about the world is animal cruelty. Animals deserve
to be treated like humans but some people hunt them down. It is very mean to the animals especially Rhinos and Tigers who are endangered. Other animals like Dodos are now extinct. I would be really happy if one president stepped up and stopped animal cruelty.That is the one thing I would like to change about the world.

Isabel Barry

 If I could change anything in the world I would stop terrorism. I would stop it by only leaving policemen/women and  military have guns and other dangerous items,(explosives etc,) and if you were an ex policeman/ woman or ex military you would still have to give up your gun. I would not let citizens by guns or dangerous weapons. The citizens would probably argue and have strong opinions against this so I would make it law. The world would have to except this law like they do with every other law. I think this would stop terrorism.

Lola Mould

If I could change one thing in the world it would be that rather than people seeing all the negative things in life, they would see the positive side. People are always fretting about how we are destroying the environment and war and terrorist attacks. But they could be thinking of how Women’s Rights and children having a voice and all the amazing charities have got so much bigger and better over the years.

Elara Cummins

I think we could get rid of gun laws. People don’t really need them, besides from police officers. The shooting in Vegas could have maybe been avoided. Even thought the government probably won’t since it makes them money. I think its just unnecessary that people that don’t need them can have them.

Adam 12

I would get rid of any diseases in the world people are dying from it right now and it would be a big help.

Tomás condon

  If I could change anything in the world it would be housing.I would love to put everyone that’s homeless in a house.I can’t even think how I would feel if I was homeless.


If I could change one thing in the world it would be pollution

Conor Geary

If there was one thing I would change about the world, I would shut down all the companies that are developing illegal drugs because there are to many young people suffering to pier pressure and getting involved with drugs and to be honest it is quite scary, so that is the one thing I would change about the world.

Ali Murphy
If I could change one thing about the world I would try my best to stop obesity in all countries. I would have much less fast food restaurants, less fizzy drinks and  I would bring down sugar levels by contacting most food companies and ask them to put less sugar into their products. I would also open some kid friendly gyms to help kids with obesity problems.

Sarah Nolan

I would like to stop bulling in all schools around Ireland.

Caoimhe O’ Sullivan

Hi my name is Caoimhe and i am stuck between 2 things so here they are .if I could change on thing in the world it would be that their was equality in the world as it is on the universal declaration of human rights but still in the world it is not true. We should all be treated evenly and if I could change another thing would be homelessness I think it is so sad. Thanks so much for listening.


4 boys and girls in 4th class, and Ms. Teehan!

4th class here, from Urlingford National School, County Kilkenny. We are avid viewers of News2Day!

We had a big discussion on changing our world and came up with many ideas and we would like to tell you some of them:

1. We want rich people to stop exploiting poorer people in under developed countries. (By paying fair wages and stopping child labour)
2. Give every child an equal chance to education.
3. Slow down climate change (less fossil fuels, more renewable energy)


Clíodhna Ní Mhuirí, age 10 from Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, Ráth Chairn

I would make magic real so she could ‘hopefully’ attend Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry.


David Hunt, 9, Moyvane Kerry

If there was one thing I could change about the world I would do a chairity and give the poor people money.


4th and 6th class, Convent of Mercy NS, Belturbet, Co Cavan

Since there are 183 days in the school year, we would like to propose that 9 of these days would be allocated to educational field trips, for example a trip to the titanic, Kilmainham Gaol and the American Irish Folkpark. One of these days should be a fun, adventurous day out, for example zipit or bay sports !

5th class from Our Lady of Victories BNS in Ballymun

Darragh Riordan:

‘Change the weather in Ireland’

Adam Hennessy:

‘Bring peace to the world’

Conor Mac Ghib:

‘School was never invented’

Stefan Lynch:

‘Get homes for the homeless’

Gerard Clerkin:

‘More prizes in the lottery’

Kyle Hanlon:

‘There is no night time, only day time’ 

Preston Emerson:

‘You can’t get hurt and you can live forever’

Sean Dempsey:

‘No animals being hunted or becoming extinct’

Owen Hayes:

‘Everybody has to be nice in the world’

Clayton McLoughlin:

‘Make more homes for refugees.’

Josh Turner:

‘Games for Xbox will be free’

Adam Dolan:

‘No school uniforms’

Samu Szikora:

‘Every lost animal to be found and to protect pets’

Ryan McDonnell:

‘Get rid of bullying’

Jake Kavanagh:

‘Bring dinosaurs back to life and have them as pets’

Andrew Thomas:

‘Get rid of money and everything is free’

Reidan Cauilan:

‘No homework’


St Cecilia Class at Holy Cross Primary

I watch trte news each day with my class after break. We are a school in Essex- Holy Cross Primary and my class are called St Cecilia.

They have really discussed this question and said that they would change the homeless and housing crisis and make sure everyone had a home. They also said that they would stop pollution and that everyone was entitled to equal and same opportunities in life.


Ms. Moynihan’s 4th class in Kill Co. Kildare

We would like to see all people especially children with homes and for homelessness not to be a problem. We would like to see less fighting between different countries and for peace to reign. We would also like people to be more aware of environmental care and help in the prevention of global warming.


Rathmore NS Athboy

  • I wish cars could fly. Owen
  • I wish we had wings and could fly! Rebecca
  • I wish we had no homework and could play in school all day. Jamie F.
  • Stop people from hurting and killing others. Sarah
  • I wish money would grow on trees! Bella
  • I wish there were no homeless people. Carmel
  • I wish there would never be a airplane accident. Aine
  • I wish I had a Ferrari! Jamie G.


6th class students, Wexford 

I would like to see better technolgy  for schools  AND more teachers for teaching students  with  autism.


I would like to see a cure for cancer.


I would like to see an end to violence in the world. If  there was no more war, kidnapping, theft, murder and bullying the world would be a safer place.



5th class, St. Malachy’s B.N.S

Stephen Hanlon Shiels
If I could change something about Earth I would make Earth bigger with new islands appearing on the planet so we can solve the population crisis.

Max Hayden

If I could change one thing about the world I would solve world hunger by giving all poor or homeless people lots of food because it is a huge problem in our world today.

Cian O’Toole

The one thing that I would change in the world is everyone in the world to have a home of there own and there would be no homelessness.

Evan Supple

If I had to change one thing about the world I would put a stop to cancer since a lot of my nannys friends and family have died of cancer and literally loads of people die because of cancer every day so thats why I would stop cancer.

Michael Kelly Sattell

If I could change one thing in the world it would be to stop cancer because everyone know someone who has died from it and that is a lot of lost lives it can effect people of any age and there is no cure for it so far but that is what I’d change.


Ms King’s 4th class in Bunscoil Ris in New Ross

We would like  to see no terrorists in the world.


Eve Wall, Age 10, Balbriggan Educate Together NS.

If I could change one thing about the world it would be that my favourite sport, cricket, would be a lot more popular.


Maya and Sophie in 4th Class in Newbridge Educate Together, Co. Kildare

As a class we would like to change lots of things in the world.

Some of them are:

  • Human Rights.
  • Plane Flights to be Cheaper.
  • Hospitals to be in Better Conditions.
  • Donald Trump Never to Have Been Elected President.
  • NO Homeless People!!
  • World Peace.
  • Cruelty to Animals to STOP.
  • For Ronaldo to be Irish!!!!
  • NO More Wars at ALL.

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