November 5th 1605, a group of Catholic conspirators plotted to
assassinate King James I of England (and VI of Scotland) by blowing up
the House of Lords during the opening of parliament.
hid kegs full of gunpowder in the cellars beneath the chamber where the
king and the rest of the political elite would assemble. Enough powder
was stored to completely destroy the building and kill everyone present.
of the conspirators, Guy Fawkes, was tasked with igniting this huge
bomb. It is Fawkes' effigy that is still burned on 5 November bonfires
to this day. Do you want to learn more and have fun? Click on the picture and play the game.
Hello, again. As you all know, Halloween night was last
Wednesday. Here´s a good website to learn more about this scary
festivity. If you click on the picture and you read and listen to the
text, you´ll learn many things about the origin of Halloween and the
activities children do during that night. Finally, you will be able to
do a quiz to show how much you have learnt. GOOD LUCK!
An Advent Calendar is a calendar where you can find a surprise for every day from December 1st to december 24th. If you click on the Christmas tree, you will find out different facts about Christmas in English-speaking countries. But do not try to cheat! You cannot click on the dates which have not arrived yet. Be patient!