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Hello from the students at Kirkby College, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire…. To the students at Our Lady of Lourdes school, Valpoi, India. Getting to know the students in India. Hello there,
Hello from the students at Kirkby College, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire…
To the students at Our Lady of Lourdes school, Valpoi, India.
We are students from the Local History group at Kirkby College, and we would like to get to know some of you by finding out a bit about you.
Our ages range from 11 to 16. We’ve put together some questions for you and it would be great if you could ask us some too! We have also answered the questions we have wrote for you on the next page, it would be interesting to see if we have similar answers to some of the questions.
We look forward to getting to know you.
Jack, Adam, Troy, Chloe, Anna, Constantine, Victoria, Brendan, Ellie and Karl, Cerys and Brendan.
Do you enjoy school?
What time do you start and finish school?
What is your favourite subject?
What are your teachers like?
How do you travel to school, is it far from your home?
How many weeks holiday do you get in the summer?
Do you have to wear a uniform, what is it like?
What do you do in your spare time?
Do you like history?
What job do you want to do when you leave school?
Do you get to go on many school trips?
What local history do you have where you live?
Will you go to college or university after school?
What is your favourite food?
Do you like football, what team do you support if you do?
What do you think England is like?
Is it hot where you live?
Have you heard of Robin Hood? He’s famous round here!
Do you play any sports?
What are you going to do when you get home from school?
Do you enjoy school? Ellie, Adam, Jack, Chloe, Karl, Brendan, Lucy, Cerys, Victoria – yes, Troy – no.
What time do you finish school? All – 3.10 pm.
What is your favourite subject? Cerys, Karl, Jack, Adam, Troy, Ellie – history, Victoria – performing Arts, Lucy – drama, Brendan – art.
What are your teachers like? Ellie – wonderful, Adam, Jack , Lucy, Cerys– good, Chloe – very nice, Karl – friendly, Brendan – kind, Victoria – not bad, Troy – annoying.
How do you travel to school? Cerys – varies, Victoria, Lucy, Brendan, Jack, Troy – walk, Karl, Adam, Chloe – car.
How many weeks holiday do you get in the summer? All – 6 weeks.
Do you have to wear a uniform? What is it like? All – yes, navy blue sweatshirt, white polo shirt, black trousers or skirt and black shoes.
What do you do in your spare time? Ellie – hang out with friends, Adam – X Box and golf and badminton, Jack – X Box and Warhammer (historical games), Chloe – go out with friends, Karl – badminton and golf, Brendan – Lego and Nintendo DS.S, Lucy – go on Facebook, Victoria – reading and writing, Cerys – do my homework, Troy – go out with my mates.
Do you like history? Adam, Victoria, Lucy, Brendan, Karl, Chloe, Jack, Troy – yes, Cerys – yes and no, Ellie – I love history.
What job do you want to do when you leave school? Jack– business man, Chloe, Lucy – hairdresser, Karl, Victoria – archaeologist, Brendan – inventor, Cerys – chef, Ellie – photographer, Adam – pro golfer, Troy – armed forces.
Do you get to go on many school trips? All – not that many but one is being planned soon.
What local history do you have where you live? All – Robin Hood, Tudor manor house remains, Nottingham castle, old workhouse, prehistoric caves, ex coalmine sites.
Will you go to university or college when you leave school? Lucy, Chloe – college, Victoria, Ellie, Adam, Brendan, Karl, Cerys, Jack – both, Troy – none.
What is your favourite food? Jack – fish and chips, Chloe – curry, Karl – mixture, Brendan – nearly all food, Adam – chocolate, Ellie – pasta, Cerys – pork chops, Victoria – fried chicken, Lucy – cheese, Troy – Italian food.
Do you like football? Which team do you support? Jack – Liverpool, Lucy, Cerys, Brendan, - no, Victoria – only England, Adam – Liverpool, Brendan – no, I like cricket, Karl – Manchester United, Chloe – Notts County, Troy – West Ham.
What do you think England is like? All – good to live here but we could do with better summers! Beautiful countryside and coast and lots of history!
Is it hot where you live? All – We get some sunny days, but also rain. Last winter we had a lot of snow and got sent home from school. So far this winter we haven’t had any!
Have you heard of Robin Hood? All – yes of course we have!
Do you play any sports? All – some – football, cricket, badminton and P.E lessons!
How old are you? Our ages range from 11 to 15.
GALLERIES OF JUSTICE, NOTTINGHAM
PAPPLEWICK PUMPING STATION
THE CAVES OF NOTTINGHAM
SHERWOOD FOREST, HOME OF THE LEGENDARY ROBIN HOOD
ROCK CITY VENUE.
Nottingham Forest football ground
University of Nottingham
As you can see, we have some interesting places close to where we live.
You could find out more
About the places
Of interest near our town
From the internet.