Easter is approaching and there are TWO national holidays coming up – Friday 6 April and Monday 9 April (please note that the school is unfortunately closed on these days).
Easter is a christian festival, and it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Have a look at this (very simple) video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3gT5WEENL0.
People in the UK celebrate by exchanging chocolate Easter eggs and parents often hide chocolate eggs for children so that they can hunt for them, as a game.
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is happening this weekend in London which is very exciting! This a race which takes place between Oxford University and Cambridge University every year (or “annually”). People line the streets to catch a glimpse of the rowers as they surge past. So far, Cambridge is in the lead with 80 wins and Oxford is lagging behind with 76 wins. Maybe 2012 will be the year that closes the gap… Have a look at some past video footage http://www.youtube.com/theboatrace.
The history of the boat race…
At the first Boat Race in 1829, the Oxford crew was dominated by students of Christ Church, whose college colours were dark blue. They thus wore white shirts with dark blue stripes, while Cambridge wore white with a pink or scarlet sash. At the second race, in 1836, a light blue ribbon was attached to the front of the Cambridge boat, probably as it was the colour of Eton. These colours — light blue for Cambridge, and dark blue for Oxford — became the official colours of the two boat clubs, and through the rivalry of the Boat Race became inextricably linked with the universities and contests between the two.
So, Cambridge is light blue and Oxford is dark blue!
|Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race map|
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