Carolina Wilhelma Michaëlis de Vasconcelos
Carolina Wilhelma Michaëlis de Vasconcelos was born in Berlin on March 15, 1851, the youngest of five children.
She lived with her father, a university professor of mathematics, and studied for 11 years at the Municipal Higher School for Women in Berlin.
At the time women were not allowed at German universities and so Carolina Michaëlis studied Greco-Roman literature, Arabic, some Slavic and Romance languages, including Portuguese, at home.
At only 14, she translated the "Nuevo Testamento" after being encouraged to study Spanish and its grammar and to compose notebooks of meanings in French and Italian.
At age 16, in 1867, she published works on Italian and French literatures, had an unusual intelligence, and with the aforementioned work ethic, it was with naturalness that she established herself as one of the emerging European philologists.
At the age of 25, she married Joaquim António Fonseca de Vasconcelos (an art historian and musicologist) in Berlin and they came to live in Portugal, to Rua de Cedofeita, in Oporto. From this union resulted their only son Carlos Joaquim. Besides this house, she also had a vacation home in Águas Santas, a parish in our city of Maia.
Carolina Michaelis received several titles, such as: Doctor honoris in the universities of Freiburg, Hamburg and Coimbra, and Officer of the Order of Santiago da Espada, granted by king D. Carlos.
Portugal welcomed Carolina Michaelis as one of its daughters, and the time and work that perpetuated her life and work has given reason to the intention of the Portuguese nation, reinforcing the importance of teaching, writing and art, exhorting to the relevance of education and work the role of women in society, until then conditioned by illiteracy and lack of access to culture.
The legacy she leaves in the form of recognition by the cities that harbored her virtue is evident, such as the Carolina Michaelis High School, located in her Cedofeita district in Porto; another in Lisbon and a street in Coimbra, this is how Portugal recognized and thanked Carolina Michaelis.
Ana Beatriz Mendes
WORLD POETRY DAY
This journal is funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ program through a schools partnership project - 'Shared Voices - connecting communities in the digital age'.
Articles from around Europe, written by primary school pupils in England, Italy, Poland, Portugal & Spain
Adelaide de Jesus Damas Brazão Cabete (1867-1935) was one of the main Portuguese feminists of the 20th century. An emphatic republican, she was an obstetrician, gynecologist, teacher, author, benefactor, pacifist, abolitionist, animal rights activist and humanist.
She was the first woman in our country to reclaim women's rights, such as the vote and a month's rest after giving birth.
Born in Alcáçovas, Alentejo, she was an orphan and only studied after she got married.
She finished her medical degree in 1900, at the Lisbon Medical-Surgical School, presenting as her dissertation a study entitled "Protection of poor pregnant women as a means to promote the physical development of the new generations".
Politically she was a staunch and outspoken republican, and it was she who organized a voluntary social welfare work in Portugal run by women.
She was also president of the National Crusade of Portuguese Women - a movement at the head of which she organized the 1st Feminist and Education Congress in 1924 in Lisbon. At this congress she also presented a project of an educational nature related to the anti-alcoholic struggle in schools, a recognized milestone in education in Portugal.
Ana Beatriz Mendes
Women who are an inspiration
Cindy Bruna: "Fight for your rights, passions and dreams "
Although for several seasons she has been decorating the covers of the most popular magazines and taking part in the shows of the greatest designers, Cindy Bruna wants to show the world more than just a beautiful face . Today, this beautiful Italian Congolese 25-year-old is a true icon among French celebrities and a role model for many young women around the world. Cindy has spoken out on issues of racial discrimination and equality since the beginning of her modeling career. The model and activist is a symbol of a new generation of women - brave, self-confident and willing to change the world. Bruna wants to use his professional success and huge popularity to support women and fight for their rights. The exotic beauty of the model is her great asset, but Bruna remembers perfectly well that she was insulted more than once for this reason. Unpleasant situations in her professional life prompted Cindy to speak loudly and openly about the equality of dark-skinned women in the fashion world. Bruna was one of the first models to appear on the afro catwalk, proudly showing off her roots.
Since 2018, Cindy Bruna has been actively involved in the activities of the Solidarité Femmes association - an organization supporting victims of domestic violence.
Greta Thunberg started an important revolution a few years ago, and her voice was taken seriously by the world's media and political leaders. It boldly points to a problem that affects us all - the issue of climate change and the ignorance shown by world leaders. She became famous when over 20,000 students around the world joined her strike, taking to the streets to fight for their own future. School strikes spread in 270 cities around the globe, including In Great Britain, Belgium, the United States and Australia.
Marieta Żukowska: "You have to love yourself”
Marieta Żukowska is a film, television and theater actor. Just at the beginning of her career, she showed herself to the audience as a self-confident woman who is not afraid to take on difficult and bold challenges. Her roles have always aroused a lot of emotions among film critics. Marieta believes that female strength has tremendous power. Where does it get it from? Of course, from the belief that she is worth what she dreams of. "You have to love yourself" - the actress argues in the spot for the latest L'Oréal Paris campaign "Women
in the lead role". Soon after the outbreak of the pandemic, the actress began to actively support her fans by organizing Instagram live events, during which each observer could talk to a wide audience about their fears, as well as find refreshment and support.
Gilbert has been involved with the development of a new vaccination to protect against coronavirus since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2020, Gilbert was interviewed about the developments by Andrew Marr on BBC television.
Sarah Gilbert (born April 1962) is an English vaccinologist who is Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Oxford and co-founder of Vaccitech. Sarah Gilbert specialises in the development of vaccines against influenza and emerging viral pathogens. Gilbert gave birth to triplets in 1998. Her partner gave up his career to be their primary parent.
Gilbert was the subject of BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific in September 2020. She was also on the list of the BBC's 100 Women announced on 23rd of November 2020. Gilbert was awarded the Rosalind Franklin medal for her services to science by Humanists UK at its annual Rosalind Franklin Lecture on 5th of March 2021, at which she delivered a lecture titled ‘Racing against the virus’. The lecture detailed the history of the science of vaccination and recounted the progress of the vaccine.
Why she inspires me
She inspires me because she is saving many lives.
By Kyla Buffey
The racism hero
Rosa Parks was a black activist who went onto a bus in 1955 in America. At the time on buses they had a rule that different skin colours had to sit in different places on buses. Rosa Parks was sitting in her seat as usual. Not long after a white person came onto the bus. When the white person came on the bus there were no white seats left so they forced Rosa Parks to give up her seat. She said no. After that they sent Rosa Parks to prison. When she came out of prison black people stopped using buses so not long after the local buses stopped earning money and got shut down.
Birth and Death
Born: 4th February 1913, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States. Died: 24th October 2005, Detroit, Michigan, United States.
“No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” - Rosa Parks. “Each person must live their lives as a model for others.” - Rosa Parks.
Why she inspires me
The reason why she inspires me and many other people is because she stands up for black people and all skin colours should definitely be treated equally.
Marie Curie was a Polish woman. In Poland, when she was young, girls couldn't go to school, so she moved to Paris. In December 1867 her husband, Pierre Curie, started studying radioactive substances. After his death she decided to finish what her husband started. She discovered a lot of things and she told the world about them. She made only one mistake, but it was a big one: she said that radioactive substances weren't dangerous. For this mistake in 1934 she died.
Marie Curie is the only woman in the world who received 2 Nobel Prizes.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen was born on November 6, 1919 in Porto, the daughter of Joana Amélia de Mello Breyner and João Henrique Andresen.
Brought up in the old Portuguese aristocracy, educated in the traditional values of Christian morality, she was a leader of Catholic university movements when she attended Classical Philology at the University of Lisbon.
She became one of the most representative figures of a liberal political attitude, supporting the monarchist movement and denouncing the Salazar regime and its followers.
She married in 1947 to the journalist, politician and lawyer Francisco Sousa Tavares and had five children who motivated her to write children's stories, since at that time there were not many books of children's literature.
In 1964 she was awarded the Poetry Grand Prize by the Portuguese Society of Writers for her book “Livro sexto”.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen was one of the most important Portuguese poets of the 20th century. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 1998 by the University of Aveiro.
She also distinguished herself as a short story writer “Contos Exemplares” and author of children's books “A Menina do Mar”, “O Cavaleiro da Dinamarca”, “A Floresta”, “O Rapaz de Bronze”, “A Fada Oriana”, etc...
She was the first Portuguese woman to receive the most important literary award in the Portuguese language, the Camões Award, in 1999. Besides this award she was also awarded the Queen Sofia Award, in 2003.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen died, aged 84, on July 2, 2004, in Lisbon.
Ana Beatriz Mendes
celebrating World poetry day
World Poetry Day / Forest Day in E.B. ⅔ da Maia
March 21 was the day of poetry and the day of the tree and/or the forest. To celebrate this day, students were challenged to write some poems dedicated to nature. Everyone participated enthusiastically and created beautiful poetry trees.
By Thea K. and Amy F
The months of the year haikus:
One of the coldest
There is sometimes very cold snow
It will freeze your toes
The next month is here
Lots of time in the winter
It is not ever yet
Spring is very close
The weather is warming fast
Threes are showing buds
The leaves are showing
Bird are building their small nests
Easter is now here
The plants are bright green
The lambs are growing bigger
It is summer soon
The weather is hot
The summer sun is burning
Why are we at school
The beach is calling
The holiday is now here
What a lot of fun
The end is in sight
But there is still time for fun
School will restart soon
School is back on now
There is a feeling of gloom
The summer has left
What a spooky month
All of the leaves are falling
It is mid autumn
It is getting cold
Burning sticks on the bonfire
Th frosts will come soon
Christmas is very close
The Christmas trees are sparkling
The very last month
Why a worldwide Book day
Book day is celebrated worldwide on the 23rd April. It was first celebrated in october 7th but after some years it was moved to April 23rd, and fixed by UNESCO in 1995. The reason given mas the conmmemoration of some relevant authors' death: Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare and Garcilaso de la Vega.
The idea is to promote reading and literature among people of all ages but also protect writers copyrights and the need of protecting literature as part of the culture.
Celebrating Book day at school.
This school year all the school could celebrate Book day at school. Pupils from kindergarden to year 6 did lots of interesting and fun activities: reading and sharing books, loud reading, roleplaying, crafts, bookmarks, displays, writing, book corners...it was celebrated along several days.
There is a local tradition for the Book day. April 23rd is also Saint George's day and since the XV century, a roses fair was celebrated in Barcelona that day. It became famous and changed its name by the lovers fair. Every year lovers began to give roses as presents and, after the book day date change in 1926, the typical is to give a book and a rose on April the 23rd. The tradition began in Catalonia but it's spread to all the regions in Spain
Back to school after the lockdown
After 3 months at home, we returned to school on 5th April and we were very happy.
Although we have to continue to follow all the rules imposed by the pandemic, we can now be with our friends, with our teachers, enjoy the great school playground and forget a little about the online classes and the isolation at home.
The evolution of the pandemic in our country has been quite positive and let's hope it continues, because we want to go back to our "normality" and travel to meet our foreign friends.
We hope to see you soon!
Easter break stories – Thomas More
My Easter is very special, because we do the egg hunting the countryside. I found three eggs and my cousin two.
My Easter is very happy because I have a big lunch with my family: I have eaten lasagna, meat and eggs. Being in company of my family makes me very happy.
My Easter was a lovely time, because I went to my uncle’s chalet where I ate many Easter eggs and played with my cousin. During the holidays, I played to find the eggs and I found it exciting and fun! Unfortunately, after that I had a stomach ache. I was very happy to be with my family: my father, mother and brother.
I spent Easter with my family. In fact, on Easter day we stayed in Palermo because it was the red zone: this means we cannot go outside the city. We ate at my grandmother’s and then I got Easter Eggs. On Easter morning, I went cycling with my father and sister: we took a very long walk in the mountain.
BY Miles O’Brien
What's been going on at Sherborne school?
School news and events
The pond area
The pond area is a nice little bit of landscape located at the far right of the school. Over lockdown (when we were home learning) we designed a plan for a specific area in our school. Numbered 1-6. Lots of people designed the pond area. Mr Moore and Mrs Ellis mixed the ideas together to make the pond area a nicer place.
Week 1 on the pond area: Mrs Ellis wanted us to clear out the rubbish lying around we found:
A netball hoop buried in the ground
Tons of mats dumped on the floor
Week 2 on the pond area: This week we planned the areas out for the pergola, bird bath, bug hotel etc. We dug up less mats this week but that was because they were more stuck in the ground.
Week 3 of the pond area: We carried on outlining the pergola and all that stuff. We dug up nearly all the mats and the netball hoop was nearly out too!
We have only done three weeks so far because for 2 weeks it was too wet.
The mindful garden:
The mindful garden is located behind the library and next to the sensory garden. We haven’t started this project but we had designed a bit of it. The idea is to have a peaceful area with a water area and a seat to sit down on. So if you're having a rough day you can relax there.
Coronavirus in England
Coronavirus in England is coming to an end! Deaths have dramatically dropped since the first spike and we have two vaccines; The Oxford AstraZeneca and the Pfizer vaccine. Monday the 17th of may was when we can meet people indoors. The government hopes that we'll be back to normal on the 21st of June 2021 in the uk.
Viney Hill will be on the 23rd of June 2021. Years 5&6 will go to Viney Hill this year and will do:
On Monday the 17th of May and Tuesday the 18th of May 4 of the Owl class pupils interviewed 6 teachers across 2 days (Three each day). They made a list of ten questions and each had at least two questions each. Their teacher made a chart with the names of the candidates (the teachers who they interviewed) with first impressions and would you be happy if they were chosen, those were the other two questions the children had to answer.
Introduction to Catholic Easter
Easter is a feast in which the resurrection of Jesus is celebrated, which happened 3 days after his death, according to the narrative of the Gospels. The event changes day every year always on the Sunday after the first full moon, according to the lunar cycles. It also has some resemblance to the Jewish Easter.
Easter in Sicily
Sicilian Easter is characterized by complex and profound theatrical works that give feelings of sadness but also of happiness. An important point in the Sicilian Easter is the participation of the people who celebrated the resurrection of Jesus after a bad event, his death. So that Sicilian Easter is characterized by many emotions, both joy and sadness, and theatrical art that symbolizes many feeling.
easter traditions from sicily
It comes from the Greek “Pascha”, and the Aramaic “Pasah”: it means “to pass over” and therefore passage.
The Jews remember the passage across the Red Sea from Egyptians slavery to liberation.
For Christians, it is the feast celebrating the passage from death to life of Jesus Christ. The Friday before Easter it’s called “Good Friday” because the bible says that Jesus died on a Friday
Why do the dates change every year?
Italian Easter coincides with the first full moon after the spring equinox. It falls in-between March 22nd and April 25th every year.
Easter in Sicily
In Sicily we normally stay home and open chocolate eggs; we eat sweet lamb; cassata (a sicilian cake) and “Colomba” (a traditional Easter cake).
Some of the most well-known Easter events include Trapani’s procession of Christ’s life throughout the streets of Trapani.
Learn about Mayday
In May, people dance around a tall pole called the maypole. They hold coloured ribbons attached to the top and dance in a special weave around each other to make a pattern down the pole such as a plait. There are lots of different patterns that can be made.
Maypole is danced to traditional music. There are a lot of variations of this music but they are all similar.
To listen click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGCbJX9n0iI&list=RDbGCbJX9n0iI&start_radio=1
Thank you Dr. Zoidberg
The May Queen
The May Queen or Queen of May is a personification of the May Day holiday, and of springtime. The May Queen is a girl who rides or walks at the head of a parade for May Day celebrations. She wears a white gown to symbolise freedom and purity. She also usually wears a tiara or crown. Her duty is to begin the May Day celebrations. She is generally crowned by flowers and makes a speech before the dancing begins.
EASTER TRADITIONS & MAY DAY TRADITIONS
By Darcy Blake
At Easter time,some families have Easter Hunts in their homes or in their gardens.
In an Easter hunt children go round places finding little chocolate eggs.
A lot of families go to church to thank Jesusfor dying on the cross.Legend says that he died on the cross and three days later he was reincarnated.
The reason that we have chocolate eggs is because eggs celebrate chicks and new life. The chocolate is just yummy!Rabbits come out and hedgehogs come in spring too.
What happens at Easter time?
School breaks upon Thursday before Good Friday and we come back after two weeks. So for Easter we celebrate with our family or friends. Lots of people go out to celebrate, or go to church.
Easter in My Home
Easter is a holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is a very important holiday for me and my family as we are Christians. It begins for us with Ash Wednesday when the Lent starts. We try to prepare for Easter by prayer and some resolutions, for example not eating sweets for the whole period of Lent.
The last week of Lent is called Holly Week and starts on Palm Sunday. This is a happy day when we go to the church with our own palm to be blessed. I always prepare and decorate our palm with my mom. The most often we use coloured paper to make flowers and ornaments.
The last day before Easter we clean our home, bake Easter cakes and prepare traditional meals.
On Good Friday we fast all day, so we eat one meal and two light snacks. This is a death day of Jesus Christ, so it is a day of special prayers and mourning.
On Good Saturday we decorate Easter eggs and then my whole family goes to church to bless coloured eggs and other food: sausage, bread, salt, pepper, horseradish and a lamb.
Easter Sunday is the most important day of Easter. We celebrate the Resurrection by the Easter Sunday morning procession, which starts at 6 o’clock in the morning. We eat Easter breakfast with the whole family and give each other small gifts.
On Easter Monday I usually visit my cousins and grandparents to pour water over each other. It is our tradition celebrated for many years. It is very funny and I like it very much. Sometimes my mum is a little bit nervous when we use too much water and everything in my home is wet.
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One of the old buildings remaining in San Vicente today is the sulfur factory.
Not too many things can be said about the activity of the factory in the past, but enviromentalists claim for the dismantling, as the roofs are made of asbestos cement, a carcinogenic element that has to be removed carefully.
San Vicente was a small village by the end of the XIX. However, the development of industry during the sixties made lots of families come from other regions to come to San Vicente and earn a living.
Concrete, furniture, sulfur, meat factories, increased the need of workers who bought or hired houses. Population was duplicated in a few decades.
But many industries in San Vicente produced lots of pollution and people began to suffer illnesses, allergies and cancer.
One of the oldest and biggest industrial buildings remaining in San Vicente today, since another brand new cement factory was built a few kilometres away from this one.
It worked day and night and spread lots of cement dust, specially in the neighbourhood. you could hear the shift change siren from everywhere.
past : old buildings
Today, our smartphones are essentially an extension of us. When we leave our homes without them, it suddenly feels as though we’ve been disconnected from everything..
Internet of things
By Jan Gruca VII d
What is Iot?
Internet of things is a disease with dedicated modules between itself and with Internet resources through a computer network. In other words, it is equipment that can communicate with each other. This phrase was first used in 1999 for a system in which objects with sensors communicate with each other and provide data to computers, which are the "heart" of the entire ecosystem.
Thanks to IoT, it is voluntary in Paris to check if our apartment is empty, the door is closed and the light is off. We can also install or install heating on the way from the airport. What's more, we can set the automation in such a way that the system, based on data provided by other devices - motion sensors, temperature, humidity sensors, GPS system of our phone, etc., will control other devices itself - light sources, heaters, air conditioning, roller shutters. The prohibition regulations, IoT are also other devices that we use every day. Here you can remove smartphones, smartwatches, refrigerators from web search, smart TVs, smart speakers, etc.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of Iot?
IoT saves you time by making many activities easier. It improves the quality of decisions made, especially important in the case of enterprises. Undoubtedly, this also translates into numerous savings.
In the case of flaws, the voices about threats to privacy are the most frequent, because devices and data must be properly encrypted, which is not a simple task. In addition, there is incomplete compatibility of various accessories with each other.
It's easy to see that IoT makes our lives easier. The Internet of Things cares about our costs for light, about the convenience of controlling devices, about our level of information on various indicators, etc. Thanks to the progressive development of technology and popularization of IoT, we can be sure that the development of IoT is inevitable. Let's think, however, that only 40 years ago people created the first popular computers, and in the next 40 years no one can predict what our technology will look like.
technology: PAST AND PRESENT
The first automated mobile phone system for private vehicles launched in Sweden in 1955. The device had to be installed in the car used vacuum tube technology with rotary dial and weighed 40Kg.
Try this delicious, famous and traditional Spanish recipe. You can choose whether to use onion or not.
This is an international recipe, very popular in every Asian cuisine restaurant (and there are lots in our area)
Photography - beautiful art!
Photography, just like a picture or drawing, is a description of the world around us. It’s a record of a given situation, its fixation. The taken photo is an information about the event, it’s a bank of our memories. The aim of photography is to capture the moment that can be seen after its completion, these were the first assumptions of this technology, purely informative and practical. At first, people took portraits of themselves to hang them over the mantelpiece and remember the old days. Photography wasn’t a field of art as it’s today and it wasn’t created with such intention. But when it became more common and people felt the need to record beautiful moments with the camera, it became an art that forces you to think creatively to achieve your goal. So taking pictures became a similar medium to painting a picture. You have to think creating both.
At the moment, we already have several types of photography, which on the one hand is a graphic version of information, on the other hand is a creative work like a painting made from scratch or a combination of these two features.
The first step to make photographs is learning. There are many ways in learning photography, starting with reading your camera’s manual. After reading the manual and testing your camera, it is very likely that you will still not know and understand many things, and some other you will quickly forget. But practice makes perfect.
Another good idea is learning from masters. There are many interesting books, for example John Hedgecoe's "Handbook of Photography", David du Chemin's "In the Frame", Scott Kelby's books, Bryan Peterson's "Exposure without secrets" series, "Exposure time without secrets", "Creative photography without secrets" and "A book about photographing" by Andrzej A. Mroczek. There are some study courses worth considering too.
The last aspect is photographing as often as possible. This is most important I think, because practice makes perfect. The more you photograph, the more you see and learn to see your gaps. Also, browse your photos and wonder what went wrong, whether you managed to achieve the desired effect, and if not, look for answers. Of course, the best answers are those you find yourself. They are easier to remember.
People wonder what camera is the best to start shooting. In my opinion, decent cameras are Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Panasonic SLR cameras. It's a good idea to watch reviews of these cameras on the Internet. But at this point always remember – it’s not your camera taking photographs, it’s you.
I think that this hobby is really cool and it is worth trying. So do it and who knows, maybe you will find your life calling.
Jan Gruca 7 d
You may think that bats are evil creatures, but the truth is far from that: They are mammals like you every day, dog or cat! Bats are very important because they help keep down the population of insects. Lots of people think that bats are blood sucking monsters but this reputation is only due to the vampire bat. This species only sucks the blood of farm animals because this is the way they evolved, this is the way they survive. It is not their fault that they are like this, just as it is not our fault that we are humans. Some bats are very rare, like many species across the globe they are declining quickly.
Echolocation is one of the most amazing of the things that bats do. It is how bats see in the dark. They send out sound waves which bounce off objects and back towards the bat, this way they can make a picture in their mind which means that they can find their prey and avoid crashing. Bats are not the only species that use echolocation, it is commonly used in dolphins.
Bats have a singular pup once every year. And this pup will stay in the colony for the rest of its life. Pups are born blind and helpless, they hold onto their mothers belly for a few weeks then they climb onto her back. Like most mammals, pups don’t immediately feed on solid food, instead they drink milk.
The winter is too cold for bats to survive so they hibernate during the colder months. Hibernation is where the bat goes into a deep sleep where the bat's heart rate and breathing slows down. Bats are among the three mammals in England that hibernate, these are hedgehogs, dormice and bats.
Incredible world of Gamball
is my favourite cartoon.
There are funny jokes, crazy heroes and many pranks.
My favourite hero is Susie.
She is talking chin :)
Gambal-blue cat and Darwin-orange fish are brothers.
I like this cartoon so much.
Sports and hobbies from Sicily
In our country there are lot of sports such as: tennis, horse riding, football, gymnastics, volleyball etc.
Some sports have found ways to continue, even during the covid-19 pandemic. So, If you’re really missing sports, you might consider having a new chance.
A hobby is considered to be a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one’s leisure time, not professionally nor paid. Hobbies include collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, or pursuing other amusements.
His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials is a trilogy of fantasy novels written by Philip Pullman. It consists of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
The books tell a story about two children – Lyra Belacque and Will Parry. Lyra and her daemon (an animal that represents the human soul) Pantalaimon live among the scholars of Oxfords Jordan College in a parallel universe. She sets off on a journey to the North in search of her kidnapped best friend Roger and discovers a mysterious substance called Dust. She follows her uncle Lord Asriel through the portal to the world in the Aurora… Will, on the other hand, lives in a universe really similar to ours. When he was young his father left on an expedition to Arctic, from which he never returned, so he grew up with his mother. One day he uncovers a portal which leads him to an alternate world - a city named Cittàgazze where he meets Lyra…
Through the series we meet lots of new mysterious characters like pancerbjørn Iorek Byrnison, Lee Scoresby, Mrs. Coulter, Gyptians or Serafina Pekkala. Throughout the duration of the books, we empathize with Lyra and feel like we’re a part of her world. The story is really intricate, and the plot is unpredictable. The world is built really well, detailed and extensive. There is also a TV series based on the trilogy that has 2 seasons and the 3rd season is already in production.
I really recommend the book for everyone that likes to read about adventures and different universes. It’s also a perfect reading for people who love mysteries. If you prefer to watch movies rather than reading than you can always watch an amazing TV show about Lyra’s journey.
By Sophia Gainford
Sophie Anderson is the author of three children's books; The House With Chicken Legs, The Girl Who Speaks Bear and The Castle of Tangled Magic. Sophie grew up with stories in her blood, from her mother, who is a writer, to her Prussian grandmother, whose own storytelling inspires her novels. She was born in Swansea, Wales, but now lives in the Lake District with her family. Sophie Anderson homeschools her four children and enjoys fell-walking and daydreaming.
Sophie Anderson has won many awards for her bestselling books, including: The Independent Bookshop Book,and the Wales Book of the Year Award, has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal twice, and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, the British Book Awards’ Children’s Fiction Book of the Year, and the Branford Boase.
Sophie Anderson studied at the Liverpool University, and has worked as a science teacher and geologist.
Sophie is an inspiration to young authors. Her books are beautifully written for her family and are very moving. The description of everything is detailed and carefully thought out. The picture is painted in your mind as if it were right there in front of you. They are jam packed with action, emotion and fun, capturing you in from the first line and not letting you go until the last moment. In my opinion, Sophie Anderson is one of the top five authors.
The House With Chicken legs
Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother’s footsteps, but her house has other ideas…
The Girl Who Speaks Bear
They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found - only a few people know about that.
Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, 12-year-old Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong on the inside as she was on the outside. But, when she has to flee from her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains, meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way.
The Castle Of Tangled Magic
Magic awaits, all you have to do is believe…
When thirteen-year-old Olia steps through a magical doorway, she discovers another land. A land tangled by magic, where hope is lost, and a scheming wizard holds all the power. Soon Olia learns that she is destined to save the land, but with time running out and her family and friends in danger, she must search for the magic within herself - to save everything and everyone she loves.
During this hard time of lockdown lots of people started taking up new hobbies. In this crazy times I also started playing various games.
My favourite for the moment is “Just Dance”. I really love dancing. It’s an excellent and inspiring one to play with your friends. My family really enjoy such occasions. I definitely recommend this game!
You should try it.
Another game that I recommend to play is “The sims 4”. You can make a family in there and also take care of the members or decide about their future.
“Rayman Legends”- In this game you can visit places to beat the battles and conquer the lands. There are also special levels where you can build your kingdoms in the rhythm of music.
“Minecraft”- It’s a very popular game where you can build
your own world. It’s very good to develop your imagination.
Julia Musik 6c
Luigi's mansion 3
It's a game published by Nintendo on 31 October 2019. It's the third game in the series that started on the Nintendo GameCube.
The game starts with the character of Mario’s brother - Luigi. First, the characters get invited into a mysterious hotel and they get trapped in the mirrors, so it's Luigi's time to save the day! To be able to do it, you need to catch ghosts, get the elevator buttons to jump different floors and do the same things every few steps. Next, there will be a boss waiting for you, where you have to beat and save the toads that have been trapped in a painting. You have to save 3 of them. When you manage to save Mario - there is no turning back, so if you wanted to reastock on some golden bones (they work as a revive) - too bad.
The game is great, and I enjoy it, but it has some issues, e.g. the boss’s fights. Some of them are great and creative but some are just annoying like the seventh floor boss. It is not fun, I did not like it. The game took me eighteen hours to beat and four more hours to achieve 100%, so it took me twenty two hours to beat. The main collectable in this game are gems in different shapes for every floor. Some are well hidden and the others are extremely easy to find. There are also boos.
A different type of ghosts. There are seventy one of them for each floor. To find them you need to search for a given object. If you do it with the right one, you can catch him and if not, prepare to go from room to room trying to find it. I really liked the game and most of the floors are creative, ranging from
a dessert to a whole ocean! The final boss isn't that hard. I didn’t even need to use a revive. You need to collect a lot of money.
I finished the game with 30.000 money and I still didn’t get an S rank, which is the highest in the game. For collecting all the boos, you get a flashlight with a face of a boo on it.
And for getting all gems, you get a crystal flashlight. They don't change the games or anything like that, but they look nice.
I can recommend the game, it was fun. There are some problems here and there, but overall it's a great game. :D
Review done by Radek Olesiejuk.
By Nicola Szumlińska
When there was lockdown I found a new hobby. I never thought this hobby could be interesting. Embroidering is very time-consuming. Embroidering de-stresses a lot. I have got much mouline in different colours. I embroider e.g. flowers, different logos of TV series and characters from cartoons. My inspirations is Pinterest. It is a website that has many embroidering patterns.
When my embroidery work is done, I put it in frames. I embroider on canvas and clothes. I give my works to my family when they have their birthdays. I am happy when I see their smile. I can recommend this hobby to everyone.
How do you look after a horse?
By Lyla-Primrose Daniels
BASIC HORSE CARE RULES:
Check on horses at least twice a day.
Make sure grazing is free of danger and poisonous plants.
Make sure stables are suitable/safe/kept clean.
Always have fresh water available.
Feed appropriately for the horse's type and workload.
Have regular health checks and farrier care.
Feed horses hay and/or grain morning and night.
Clean and refill water buckets morning and night.
Muck out stables every night if you want you can muck out stables in the mornings.
Check and pick out hooves daily.
Remove blankets in the morning and replace in the evening during winter months.
Spray horse with fly spray or insect repellant morning and evening during summer months.
Turn your horse out daily for exercise so he can walk around, stretch his legs, roll and get some fresh grass and sunshine.
Exercise your horse at least several times a week by riding him in the ring, on a trail or lunging him, which is exercising him on a long rein.
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