Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lambs and daffodils

It is so precious to see the little lambs in the fields and the cheerful yellow daffodils throughout the villages and countryside! I'll be sure to take photos soon!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mothering Sunday

Yesterday was Mum's Day! It has the same feel as Mother's Day in the States. Although it's history comes from children (around the age of 13) returning home to their mothers after being away at work in elaborate homes/estates. They wouldn't have been able to travel by foot during the winter months, so when the warmer weather of March came around it was their first visit home since October. Parish churches traditionally went to their Mother Church on this Sunday.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy RED NOSE day!

Today people do funny things for money which is donated to charity. Almost all the children wore plastic red noses at the girl's primary school. British Comedians and Celebraties are on the television raising money for charities in Africa and in the UK. Here you see some Cliff College students who dressed to extreme today!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Slight differences in dates...

We won't move our clock forward until March 29th but we do celebrate Mother's Day,
more commonly called 'Mothering Day' in the United Kingdom, on March 22 instead of in the month of May!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Curbar Primary School Update by Laura Ann

Hi!! Did you know that we just had a 10 day holiday? We have two weeks off in April, and one week in May as well! Also, did you know that we don't get report cards over here? We don't even get to bring our work home either.
So far, since I started in September, there are 2 new people in my class. Caitiln, and a boy called Noah. Next year, when I'm in Year6, I'll be the oldest in the school!!!!

At school, we have a subject that most schools don't have, called Technology. It's when your teacher tells you what to do, and you do it. Once we made a boat that had to carry a 2 hundred gram weight! Luckly, mine didn't sink! We also made a clock that actully worked! I gave it to Mom and Dad for a Christmas present. Right now, it's here in the living room ticking away! Well, gotta go! Bye!