vendredi 30 mars 2012

How to look after our world....

We are learning how to use the verb ‘must’ in English and we have been learning how to look after our planet and our school environment.

By A
We mustn’t drop your things in the playground. You must recycle your paper to save the trees. You must keep your world clean and nice.

By B
You must recycle paper. You must turn off the lights.  
Keep the city clean!

By Y
You must turn the water off when you finish washing your hands.
You must turn off the lights off when you go out.

By Percy
You must recycle paper. You must turn off the lights.
You must put waste paper in the blue bin in the classroom at school.
You mustn’t make pollution. You must keep your city clean.
We can’t save the planet in one day but if you all put the pollution in the bin we can save it!!!

By Nancy
You must recycle paper. You must put waste paper in the blue recycling bin in class .You mustn’t drop rubbish in the playground. You mustn’t waste water in school.

By Dragon

You must turn off the lights.
You mustn't drop rubbish in the playground.
You must recycle paper.
You must put waste in the blue recycling bin in class.
You must turn off the water when you finish brushing your teeth.
You mustn't drop rubbish in lakes or ponds.

By Y
Help the world!

You must turn the water off when you finish washing your hands!
You must turn the lights off when you go out!
Don't drop rubbish!
You must put waste paper in the blue recycling bin in the classroom!
Help the world to be a better place and help save lots of trees!
You must listen to nature!

By Babacar

You mustn’t drop rubbish.
You must turn off the lights.
You mustn’t eat fish if it has mercury in it. 

Editor’s comment : in class we discussed how water that is polluted can cause the polluting substances enter the food chain. If fish and animals absorb pollutants then people can also absorb them when they eat the animals. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature and sometimes this has been found in sea fish.

By M
Save the earth

You must turn off the lights.
You musn't drop rubbish.
You must recycle paper.
You musn't waste water.
You must recycle rubbish in your street.

Earth Savers News: A report from Nancy

Nancy’s Dad
My Dad’s name is Ioannis.  He was the president of one non-governmental environmental organisation in our home town, in Greece.
Did you like being a member of an ecological organisation in Greece?
Yes, it was a very nice experience.
What did you like doing best?
I  liked  that  I  did  something  voluntarily, without  pay, which  was  useful  for  the  environment  and for people.
Were  you  satisfied  with  this  activity?
When we reached at our goals, yes, I was very satisfied.
If you were to do something similar in Luxembourg, what would it be and why?
Luxembourgish people seem to care enough about the environment. The only thing they overdo is the huge consumption of lots of products. This bad habit creates several problems in nature. So I would try to change something in this area and encourage people to consume less.

vendredi 23 mars 2012

Interview with our Director, Mr de Tournemire....

Today some of us asked Mr de Tournemire some questions in English.

What was your favourite subject at school?
My favourite subject was Literature.

Do you have a favourite book?
I like many books.  I particularly like the authors Balzac and Proust.

Which countries have you lived in?
I have lived in France, Laos, Morocco and Luxembourg.

Do you have a favourite country or language?
My favourite country is France and my favourite language is French.

What’s your favourite food?
I like Navarin d’agneau and Magret de canard.

Which is your favourite day of the week?
I like every day of the week.

Do you have a favourite film?
I like the work of directors Federico Fellini and Jean Renoir.


vendredi 16 mars 2012

Springtime in Luxembourg. Last week we wrote some riddles...

Springtime in Luxembourg.

This week Spring has started to arrive in Luxembourg.  We saw and heard birds migrating northwards from the southern hemisphere.  The sun shone and the temperature is a little higher.  The days are getting longer and lighter.  Everyone is smiling more and we are looking forward to seeing the azure skies of summer and more bright green leaves.

Here are some riddles for fun using adjectives and adverbs….


Pronounced as one letter but written with three, only two different letters are used to make me.
I'm double. I'm single. I'm black, blue, and grey.

I'm read from both ends and the same either way.

Sent in by V.

A puppy (a baby dog)

I can smell and run very well.
I can’t roar very well.
I can’t fly.
I can move well and swim in water.
Who am I?


I’m a dog.                   
By Coco 

I walk slowly but a can also run very fast. I’m very big.
I’ve got a big nose called a trunk.
Who am I?

By M



I am small.  I run quickly.  I eat mice.  I have a tail.  I am lots of different colours.  
Who am I? 
By Babacar
A kitten and two ducklings


I'm little
I walk slowly
I have long eyes
Who am I?

By Dragon

I'm big and
I have a long nose.
Who am I?

By Dragon


I'm a bird, but
I can't fly now tell me
Who am I?

By Dragon


I can swim well.  I can jump high.  I can’t run fast.  I can’t fly.  So tell me who am I?
I’m the dolphin.   
By Nancy

I love to eat bamboo and I am a very big animal.  I live in China.  I can’t swim well but I can run well.  I am black and white and I walk on my four legs.  I live in the forest.  I love sleeping but I can’t fly.  I am...


I am a panda!!!!!!!!!!!
By Percy.



I fly very high.
I sing beautifully.
I’m yellow and white.
I can’t swim very well.
Tell me now, who am I?

I’m a canary.   
By T

I can jump very high. I am brown and grey.
I can’t fly. I can’t run very well.
Tell me now, who am I?


I am a kangaroo.
By B

I jump high.
I run fast.
I am heavy.
People ride on me.


I’m a horse.
By Wendy

I'm white.
I can't fly.
I can run very fast.
I have black fur.
I have sharp teeth.
Who am I?

A snow leopard
By Y   


I’ve got a black mask.
I eat leaves.
I am good at climbing.
I can’t fly but I can swim.
So tell me, who am I?


By Catstein Junior
Answer: racoon

I’m big and strong.  I’m from the monkey family. 
Who am I? 


I’m little and I’m brown and white. People are dangerous to me!
Who am I?


I’m the biggest mammal in the world and I swim very well.
Who am I?

By A

An Elisabethan Morris dancer or clown
Springtime in England

Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music.  This is often but not always, a violin, commonly known as a fiddle. The dance is based on rhythmic stepping by a group of dancers who stand in a certain formation (often in two lines facing each other). Sticks, handkerchiefs and even swords may be held by the dancers and used in the dance.  It usually takes place in springtime or early summer – around May Day or early June.
Morris men dancing with a traditional English 'pub' (public house or tavern) in the background

From the land that gave the world the Rolling Stones, the Who, Pink Floyd and the Beetles also come Morris men….

Morris men and Morris dancing were forbidden during the puritan Protestant government following the English revolution but were allowed again when the English monarchy was restored under Charles II.