Thought I’d highlight two great treats for Advent from two inspirational people.
Firstly, Mandy Barrow of the world famous Woodlands Junior School in Kent has produced an online World Advent calendar with details of Christmas around the world. Each day you can open a new door and find out about Christmas traditions from other countries, and find the answers to questions like
How does red-suited Santa survive in the heat of a Brazilian summer?
In what country is Pavlova a popular Christmas dessert?
At Whitehouse Common, we’re going to use it to increase our ICU each day, and hopefully discover some things that we didn’t know before!
The second Advent treat is from Mark Pentleton at Radio Lingua Network who has made a Festive Phrase advent calendar. Behind each door is a short enhanced podcast teaching a festive phrase and also giving information about the language, speakers and where it is spoken. Can’t wait to find out if he’s doing Icelandic! Another great opportunity to increase the breadth of experience of our pupils in terms of language, knowledge about the world and understanding of others.