We just had to share this with all our students who took part in Earth Hour 2014!
Thank you for joining us for this year’s Earth Hour – it was a great success and reached a record breaking 162 countries!
There was plenty going on in the UK, including our #passthepanda flashmob on London’s Southbank, an exclusive performance fromSophie Ellis-Bextor and of course the magical lights out moment when iconic landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace andEdinburgh Castle went dark for the hour. Take a look at some of the highlights in our brand new video:
Read the full newsletter from WWF Earth Hour:
What will you do in the dark on Saturday 29 March 8.30pm? We ran a competition with our students to find the most interesting and inventive ideas for #EarthHour. Judge for yourself!
|Winning proposals||Brilliant answers|
|See London by night from the highest building and see all the stars (normally difficult by streetlight )|
Joanna, Andrea, Yannik
|Food-tasting in the dark – guess what you’re eating at a “blind dinner”.|
|Go to Green Park, London for an amazing time
|Close your eyes and think about all the ‘luxuries’ we have and poor people don’t, how to help each other and contribute to making a better world.|
|Yoga in the dark – Moon Salutations!
|Laughter chain – Sit on each other’s tummy and tickle for a ripple of laughter|
|Follow the itinerary of Jack the Ripper in London
|Sing traditional songs accompanied by guitar
|Tell each other scary stories, sitting on the floor of a ghost house or cemetery|
Nuria, Katia, Gayathri, Becci
|Flame-torch walk in London/ on Epsom Downs to take pictures of Big Ben, etc. & paint the sky in water colours|
|Welcome to Earth Hour!|
|We’ve just joined the millions of people, across the globe, who are doing it in the dark for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour and taking action to protect our brilliant planet! It’s a celebration of the natural world – and a chance for us all to part to play in looking after it.
Thisyear’s global lights out is on Saturday 29 March, 8.30pm but it’s about more than just an hour so get involved on Facebook. It’s a great way to join the conversation and share the latest Earth Hour news, inspirational nature facts, conservation stories and more…
The world will be celebrating our brilliant planet – so we’re running a competition to find the most brilliant student event on the night.
When the lights go out, what will YOU do in the dark? Why not … camp out? …have a candle-lit supper? …pen a poem? Whatever, so long as you SWITCH OFF & GO GREEN , tell us about it … and ECE students will vote the winner.
The PRIZE: a Pamper hamper . So, send in your brilliant ideas by 21 March here – as a Comment or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook /englishclassepsom
Find out more about WWF Earth Hour: http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/
Don’t forget there are no classes running at St Martin’s Church Hall from 17th -21st February. Classes start again on Monday 24th February. Enjoy the half term holiday!
Well, Radio 4 (3pm) is serialising Trollope’s Barchester Chronicles, starting with The Warden on 26 January. A graded Reader version of the story is in our Book Bin, so if you like it, borrow and read it. Loads of other books there are waiting for you – from Beginners (Level 1) to Advanced. We’ve recently added Mary Stewart’s ‘modern classic’ mystery, This Rough Magic, Jane Austen’s Persuasion, some Sherlock Holmes, and Titanic. Something for everyone. Enjoy.
Our classes start again on Monday 6th January.