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Last Updated: Tuesday January 06 2009 11:49 GMT

Have you made a New Year's resolution?


Happy New Year!

It's 2009, and a new year means a new start.

It's this time of year when thousands of people decide to make new year's resolutions.

These can be anything from eating fewer sweets to helping out more around the house, or clearing out the pets more often.

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"I don't ever make New Year resolutions because when I do I set myself impossible ones!"

April, 11, Surrey, England

"I'm planning on a diet, but it might not happen."

David, 9, Bridgend, Wales

"My New Year's resolution is to be less talkative, but I don't think that will happen."

Aminata, 14, Rouen, France

"To fulfil my dreams and ambitions and not let anyone bring me down."

Anna, 11, London, England

"I have made a New Year's resolution to go to drama school, to go the gym, to help my mum more and also to go to one audition."

Chelsea, 14, Merseyside, England

"My New Year's resolution is to help the world by recycling and going out more to save energy."

Adam, 11, Burnley, England

"I didn't this year because I am never able to keep them."

Hellie, 12, London, England

"No sweet things for a whole month! I have a really sweet tooth so I don't know how I'll survive!"

Ella, 12, London, England

"My New Year's resolution is to care more for the environment and to get better at badminton."

Niamh, 12, Highland, Scotland

"Mine are to study and get better maths grades, I am not good at math at ALL!"

Maya, 12, America

"My New Year's resolutions are to: Be more green (ie. recycle more), not to bite my nails and look after other people better."

Jess, 10, Morecambe, England

"My New Year's Resolution is to try to read more books but mostly I never stick to them."

Anisah, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I never stick to them! I just think they are a waste of time! I think that it is quite stressful too. If I had to make a New Year's resolution I would probably break it about half way through the year, then decide to take it up again!"

Jennifer, 11, London, England

"I am going to be a better pony rider and tidy my room more often!"

Lucia, 11, Somerset, England

"My New Year's resolutions are to try not to fight with my sister and to help with stopping climate change more."

Heather, 8, Scotland

"My New Year's resolution is to help out around the house more than in 2008!"

Milly, 13, Manchester, England

"My New Year's resolution is that I will work harder."

Hinna, 12, Surrey, England

"My New Year's resolution is to cut down on my chocolate and sweets."

Corrinne, 12, Leicester, England

"Probably to stop biting my nails and become more organised."

Leila, 11, West Sussex, England

"I would say no chocolate but that won't happen!"

Adam, 12, West Midlands, England

"I'm moving rooms in my house and my resolution is to keep it tidy."

Estella, 10, Berkshire, England

"My New Year's resolutions are to get up for school when my mum tells me to and be nicer to my sister."

Zoe, 8, Surrey, England

"To help my friends more often, and to stay fit and well."

Melissa, 10, Devon, England

"Mine is quite a big one which I don't know if I will do but I'm going to try to finish writing one of my stories and maybe even send it to a publisher. I don't think I will get it published but I would like to see what they think."

Jess, 12, Somerset, England

"Not let other people stand in my way and not be affected by bullying."

Tia, 11, Surrey, England

"My New Year's resolution is to have more responsibility and to not wind up my brother so much!"

Laura, 11, Northampton, England

"I don't see the point of making new year's resolutions as they are to stressful and you will probably end up breaking them anyway. There's just no point, that's why I don't make resolutions I'm fine just the way I am."

Jordan, 11, Dudley, England

"I'm gonna pick my nose more and be nicer to my mum!"

Ellenowl, 12, Cheltenham, England

"My new year's resolutions are to stop biting my nails and clean out my rabbit's hutch more often."

Sophie, 8, Surrey, England

"My new year's resolution is to stop arguing with my sister... but it will never last."

Caitlin, 10, Motherwell, Scotland

"I am going to give up giving up!"

Tom, 13, Carleton, England

"My new year's resolution is to either tidy my room on a regular basis, or cut down arguing with my brother. :)"

Amy, 11, Droitwich, England

"I think that they are a waste of time because I always break them, but I should try to do better in tests!"

Emily, 10, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"My new year's resolution is to study and work harder and be a better person!"

WK, 12,

"Try to walk by dog everyday, say my prayers and help my mom around the house!"

Catherine, 11, Kerry, Ireland

"Yeah! Train my mum on the Wii Fit!!"

Rebecca, 9, Ely, England

"No I never stick to them anyway!!!!"

Saffron, 10

"I am going try not to be mean to my brother so much."

Sophie, 9, Amersham, England

"Mine is to talk less. I'm like a complete chatter-box!"

Anita, 10, London, England

"Yes it is to be nice to my mum and dad and do well at school and behave."

Cameron, 10, Crewe, England

"Make my handwriting readable and spell better but it will probably not."

Jess, 11, St Albans, England

"I have decided to try all activities on the holidays I am going on, even if I am scared."

Nina, 13, Halifax, England

"Always be optimistic."

Eleanor, 9, Wigan, England

"I have lots but the main ones are that to try and lose some weight, do some more exercise and do a bit more for charity."

Rebecca, 11, Manchester, England

"Yes, to make my writing neater!"

Kelsey, 11, UK

"I am going to try to go to my athletics club whenever I can.

I am going to try to not argue with my brother as much.

I am going to try to have the happiest year of my life so far."

Hannah, 11, Bury, England

"My resolutions are to eat healthier and, have lots of fun and pick some good GCSE's that I'm going to do well in and enjoy!! :)"

Katie, 14, Manchester, England

"My new years resolution is to try not to text as much because i spent 5 yesterday lol! =]"

Megan, 11, Halifax, England

"Since there is a war going on, I would really appreciate it if the war stops, and if I could help all those people suffering in the south."

Juliet, 11, Tel Aviv, Israel

"This year I am going to start getting good at all sports."

Sam, 10, Colchester, England

"I hope to find my true gift and use it in a good way. I wrote down my ones I did last year and I haven't kept any of them! It's fun, but in another sense, it is a waste of time."

Emily, 11, UK

"Yes, I am going more exercise, be nice to everyone and try hard at school!"

Louise, 12, Lancaster, England

"I am not sure... I won't be able to keep it 100% but I will try as hard as I can to eat healthily!!"

Emily, 11, Bristol, England

"I want to start running or doing physical exercises so I keep fit and healthy."

Jessie, 11, Manchester, England

"My new year resolution is to get my room tidy :)"

Tallulah, 12, Surrey, England

"Mine is to look out for more friends."

Amelia, 10, England

"I want to lose some weight and I want to work hard for secondary school."

Nahida, 11, London, England

"My new years resolution is to not give up on things like playing my keyboard."

Sinead, 8, Enfield, UK

"Hi. Mine are to eat healthier, get fitter and live life to the full. =]"

Saffron, 13, Kent, England

"My resolutions are to control my anger and to try to stop singing to loud on my ipod, but I love singing!"

Kathryn, 12, Stornaway, Scotland

"My new year resolution is to work more harder and achieve all of my goals."

Umar, 12, Bradford, England

"I would like to see a happy and peaceful year.

Happy New Year."

Fokrul, 7, London, England

"My new years resolution is to not be naughty and be good."

Jaimee, 10, England

"I'm going to stop biting my nails or otherwise I'll ruin them forever."

Freya, 9, Devon, England

"This year I'm hoping my attitude is better."

Lisa, 11, Manchester, England

"I promise to eat less unhealthy food."

Nancy, 8, London, England

"My New Year's Resolutions are - to try and write in my diary as often as possible!

To lose weight by exercise!

To get a level 7 on one of my tests in school!

I hope I won't break any!"

Helena, nearly 13, London, England

"My new year's resolutions are to be nicer to my family and not eat chocolate for a year."

David, 11, Leicester, England

"This year I'm hoping to make a new start and keep swimming and hopefully be in the Olympics and meet Tom Daley and Ellie Simmonds."

Hajar, 20, London, England

"I've got 5 New Year Resolutions . I'm not saying any of them because they're embarrassing . I'll try and stick to them."

Charlotte, 13, Leicestershire, England