Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

The world of superheroes is constantly growing. This month the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to release its twenty-first film. However, this time it is going to be unique. …

Poppy Day and Remembrance Sunday

Poppy Day and Remembrance Sunday

November is the time of the year when people in the UK wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars.
The tradition began after …

World population hit 7 billion on Oct. 31

World population hit 7 billion on Oct. 31

It took only a dozen years for humanity to add another billion people to the planet, reaching the milestone of 7 billion on October 31 — give or take a few months. …

The X Factor

The X Factor

For those of you who missed it or want more information about this singing competition, here’s a little history: …

The Premier League starts again

The Premier League starts again

The Barclays Premier League kicked off on Saturday 13th August with Manchester United out to defend their champion’s position from last season. ….

London Riots

London Riots

Riots and vandalism have broken out in many cities and towns in England. Many of the people involved in the criminality and looting are teenagers with …

BRITISH MUSIC FESTIVAL

BRITISH MUSIC FESTIVAL

One of the most well known music festivals in the UK is the EDINBURGH  FESTIVAL, held in August. It dates from 1947 and is mainly a celebration of the …

Easter

Easter

The way some holiday customs and traditions translate across different cultures varies from place to place. …

Earth Day

Earth Day

Every year on April 22, the world recognizes Earth Day. Earth Day is a special day that is intended to make us think about our relationship …

Record low temperatures in North America

Record low temperatures in North America

The way some holiday customs and traditions translate across different cultures varies from place to place.  The further apart two different cultures are, …

Best Wishes

Best Wishes

There are numerous occasions on which people wish each other well. The tradition of sending cards and wishes has never disappeared although there are …

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill CarnivalIn England the last Monday in August is a public holiday and many thousands of people take the opportunity to travel to West London …

FAST-TRACK KIDS

FAST-TRACK KIDS

What can I say?  At 12 years old I wanted to be bad.  My family had moved from the country to the city, and for some reason I still don’t understand, …

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

In the poor East End district of London in 1888 a number of murders attracted wide attention, especially from the press. The person who …

2 Apps you don´t want to miss

2 Apps you don´t want to miss

Want to make the upcoming school year easier? Learn about apps designed for writing down your time table and homework or sharing of documents …

THAR SHE BLOWS!!!! Frankenstorm 2012

THAR SHE BLOWS!!!! Frankenstorm 2012

Sandy. Such a nice, friendly-sounding name. But if you asked the residents of the eastern US what they thought about Hurricane Sandy, I’m sure most …

ONE SMALL JUMP FOR FELIX…

ONE SMALL JUMP FOR FELIX…

Did you watch it?  Were you one of the eight million people on earth watching him live on YouTube (breaking a record of 500,000 watching a live event) …

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born near Cardiff, South Wales on September 13th 1916, and is one of the most unusual fiction writers of the 20th century. …

February a big month for Awards

February a big month for Awards

Kanye West received the most nominations with seven. Adele, Foo Fighters, and Bruno Mars each received six nominations. Lil Wayne, …

FLP

Olympic Village Handed Over

That is not the end of the story though because organisers now have the job of fitting out the 2,818 flats where the 16,000 athletes and …

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018

This year Chinese New Year falls on February 16,2018, when we ring in the Year of the Dog. New Year’s Eve is a time for family get-togethers for …

Tribute to motherhood

Tribute to motherhood

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Mothers are a unique species. Combine love, tenderness, courage, self- sacrifice, stamina and creativity and you get a ….

Earth Day around the world

Earth Day around the world

On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was recognized. It involved thousands of people in the U.S rallying in celebration of the planet and …

Two Birthdays of the QUEEN

Two Birthdays of the QUEEN

In many ways, it seems that the Queen of England has a special royal privilege. She celebrates two birthdays each year. Although her actual birthday is …

Bullying in British schools

Bullying in British schools

What is bullying? Bullying. You know it from films, news and radio. But maybe it is happening at your school, in your class and maybe to ….

Halloween Traditions

Halloween Traditions

Halloween is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off …

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died on 5th December 2013, aged 95, from a lung infection was a Black South African who rose to become …

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

(1925-2013) Margaret Thatcher was probably the greatest politician since Winston Churchill.  Worshipped by conservatives and despised by the left, she …

The Hobbit

The Hobbit Movie

Three new action films based upon J.R.R. Tolkein’s 1937 novel The Hobbit are currently being worked on.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is due …

The Great Storms – December 2013

The Great Storms – December 2013

The United Kingdom has more than 11,000 miles (17,700 km) of coastline. The surrounding seas and oceans can be useful for defence but …