Wednesday, 10 January 2018

New Year's resolutions

Happy New Year 2018 everyone!

Our teacher Gloria has been working on New Year's resolutions. New Year's resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all to start making the changes that will make us happier!How about you? What are your resolutions??





Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day. It originated in the United Kingdom, and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire. Boxing Day is on 26 December.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Bonfire Night, Fireworks' Night or Guy Fawkes Night

Do you know the answer to these questions?
Who was Guy Fawkes, how did he die and why do we celebrate the gunpowder plot every Bonfire Night?



"REMEMBER, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot."

Bonfire Night is also known as Fireworks' Night or Guy Fawkes Night. It's a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I. Bonfire Night is the anniversary of the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot on 5 November 1605.

The plot was centred around a group of Roman Catholic revolutionaries furious at the persecution of their faith in England.
After 45 years of hounding under the reign of Elizabeth I the plotters had hoped their struggles would end but they failed to after the Protestant King James I ascended to the throne.
Warwickshire-born Catholic Robert Catesby and his friends planned to take matters into their own hands and kill the King and his ministers by blowing up the Palace of Westminster during the state opening of parliament.


Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night?

Bonfire Night is celebrated in the UK by lighting bonfires, burning of "Guys" and setting off fireworks.
The celebration was actually enshrined in law a few months after the attempt and remained on the statute books until 1859.
Fireworks are also set off throughout the land as they are powered by gunpowder, representing the explosives that were never used.



Bonfire night in Winchester, England






Guy Fawkes via BBC History

On 5 November every year, the effigy of Guy Fawkes is still burned on bonfires across England in recognition of his part in the failed 'Gunpowder Plot' of 1605.
Fawkes didn't devise or lead the plot to assassinate James I, so why is he still singled out as one of British history's greatest villains more than 400 years after his death?

Saturday, 4 November 2017

What is Remembrance Day?

 Crosses adorned with poppies commemorate the war dead in Edinburgh

Armistice Day is also known as Remembrance Day or Remembrance Sunday
HELD on the second Sunday in November every year, Remembrance Sunday commemorates the agreement to end fighting during the First World War in 1918.






It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918.
A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.

You tell us what Remembrance Day is and why it's so important (November 2017).
There is also Remembrance Sunday every year, which falls on the second Sunday in November.
Poppies are worn by millions as a symbol to remember all of the people who have given their lives for their country in war.



On this day, there are usually ceremonies at war memorials, cenotaphs and churches throughout the country, as well as abroad.
The Royal Family and top politicians gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, for a memorial service.



The anniversary is used to remember all the people who have died in wars, not just World War One.
This includes World War Two, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Why do we hold a two-minute silence?
The first two-minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am.
This was one year after the end of World War One.
He made the request so "the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Physics and Chemistry

The students of the second and third year have been working on these amazing projects.
Good job!