Monday, 4 April, 2022

Aussies win the World Cup; Liberia’s super-honest taxi driver; rhinos make a comeback in India; and Harry Styles’s jumpsuit.



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Arise Alyssa Healy – the new hero of Australian sport. And while you’re at it, arise the entire Australian women’s cricket team – after storming to a thumping win over England yesterday to win the World Cup.

There were scenes of pure jubilation in the New Zealand city of Christchurch yesterday as the Australians held aloft the trophy making them champions of the world.

Alyssa Healy won Player of the Match for her record-breaking run score of 170 … the highest ever score in a World Cup final, easily beating previous record holder Adam Gilchrist’s 149.

Healy also walked away with the player of the tournament award, scoring 509 runs across nine matches. 

In the nine games that Australia has played in this World Cup – against the biggest cricketing nations in the world including Pakistan and India – they haven’t lost a single game. 

Which is just remarkable. 

And if you want to get a sense of just how dominant our Aussie women’s cricketers are … get this: in the last five years, they haven’t lost a series to anyone, have won two T20 World Cups and won a record 26 one-day-internationals in a row.

Making them one of the most successful Aussie sporting teams ever.

Australian womens’ cricket team … Squiz Kids Salutes you ..



Each day we give the world globe a spin and find a news story from wherever it stops … and today we’ve landed in Liberia, in west Africa, where a nineteen year old primary school student has won a full scholarship to a prestigious American university. 

Wait a second… a 19 year old in year six? Who already has a spot at uni?

Emmanuel Tuloe is the young man in question, and when he was nine years old, he was forced to drop out of primary school. His family lived in the country and was very poor, and he needed to help them earn money. Last year, he was struggling to earn money as a motorcycle taxi driver, when he found a plastic bag by the side of the road containing $50,000!! And when someone came forward on national radio asking for help in finding the lost fortune, Emmanuel returned it without a second thought. People made fun of him, saying he would always be poor… but the opposite has happened. A very fancy private school has taken him in as a boarding student for free, the President of Liberia has given him $10,000, and as soon as he finishes high school, he has a spot at an American university, also for free. 

Honesty really does pay . 




And it’s off to a national park in India we go for this Animal Kingdom story, where the number of one-horned rhinos is on the increase thanks to some nifty conservation efforts. 

Fans of all things rhinoceros will already know that the one-horned rhino is incredibly rare. It’s estimated that there are only about 3,700 of these majestic creatures left in the wild .. which might sound like a lot, but really isn’t. And because their horns are considered valuable, they were being hunted by poachers. Poachers are people who illegally kill wildlife.

But since a crack team of park rangers started patrolling the national park on elephant-back – the poachers have been kept away. Hoorah. 

And by building special mud platforms for the rhinos to stand on during the monsoon floods – they’re also losing fewer rhinos to drownings. Which is another win. 

Welcome back from the brink one horned rhino … 




Look, it’s the last week of school for many of you … and I hate to break it to those of you still at school, but a large chunk of the country is already on holidays … so let’s ease into the week with the important news that Harry Styles has a new album and new single out – and I’m going to put my crystal ball gazing hat on for a moment and predict it’s going to be the song of the Easter holiday … it’s called ‘As It Was’ and if you liked Blinding Lights from The Weeknd, you’re going to love this. Oh, and he wears a sequinned one-piece red jumpsuit in the video – and so that will probably become the height of fashion. Shame I look rubbish in red. 




A quick message now from our podcast partner, Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tours.

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On Wednesday we are visiting South Australia to talk to farmer Marco about the process of growing potatoes. You’ll be able to hear that chat right here on the Squiz Kids podcast.

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This is the part of the podcast where you get to test how well you’ve been listening …

  1. Which team did the Aussies beat yesterday to win the cricket World Cup?
  2. Which country does the super-honest taxi driver who handed back $50,000 come from? 
  3. Which pop star has a new album, new single and a new red, sequinned jumpsuit?




It’s April 4… the Grammy Awards will be held today in Los Angelens. Oh – and it’s World Rat Day .. which is a day for people who have rats as pets to celebrate what great pets they make. Think i’ll just take their word for it … 

It’s also a special day for these Squiz Kids celebrating a birthday today… Oryon from Walpole, Kobus from Ithaca Creek, Ellie from Yass, Conner from Mermaid Waters and Tiana from Five Dock.

Belated birthday wishes to Don-Corleaone from Highton.

Classroom shout outs today go to…. Year 3 and Mrs Meers at St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School in Coonamble, to Mr Yeager and class 2B at Flagstaff Primary School, class 4ML and Mrs Leahy at Mt Carmel School in Yass and lastly to year 5 and Miss Clissold at St Christopher’s Primary School in Holsworthy. 

The S’Quiz Answers:

  1. England
  2. Liberia
  3. Harry Styles