Wednesday, 31 August 2016
This summer we went to Edinburgh and we had a great time!
These are some pictures of our study tour!
Merchiston Castle School
The Royal Mile
William Wallace Monument
The National Museum of Scotland
Loch St Katrine
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Saturday, 31 October 2015
Class I D
Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31st .
It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. The term derives from “All Hallows Eve” that means “eve of All Saints’ Day”.
Halloween was a pagan festival, people thought that the living and the dead, came in contact on that night. Like most pagan festivals, long ago it was absorbed into the festivals of the expanding Christian church, and became associated with All Hallows Day, or All Saints Day, which fell on November 1st. The celebration of Halloween survived most strongly in Ireland. It was the end of summer festival, and was often celebrated in each community with a bonfire to ward off the evil spirits. Children would go from door to door in disguise as creatures from the underworld to collect treats, mainly fruit or nuts.
Carving turnips as ghoulish faces to hold candles became a popular part of the festival, which has been adapted to carving pumpkins in America. Nowadays this festival is celebrated in many western countries.
This year we celebrated Halloween learning some rhymes, making some masks... and Francesco even made a beautiful Jack-o'-lantern!! Thank you, Francesco!
Thursday, 27 August 2015
This is our first post of the new school year and we want to talk about our study tour!
In July we went to England! We stayed 2 days in London and 8 days at Keele University Campus. It was amazing!
Here are some pics!
Keele University' s old building
Our group at the campus
A night at the pub
Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare' s birthplace