David Beckham’s son and tattoos

Brooklyn Beckham, David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son, has hit the headlines recently, as he seems to be following in his dad’s footsteps, by, among other things, getting his first tattoo at 18. Brooklyn Beckham went to the tattoo parlour escorted by his dad.

Read the news:

Honoured to have my first tattoo done by dads friend Mark Mahoney

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As we have been discussing appearances lately, this might be a good conversation topic.

  • What’s your take on this?
  • Is it OK for a dad to approve of his offspring to get a tattoo at such early age?
  • Is Brooklyn so young really?
  • Could David Beckham have argued against his son getting a tattoo, when he’s said to have some 40 tattoos all over his body?
  • What are the points for and against having a tattoo?
  • Are millennials obsessed with tattoos?

 

#WomeninSTEM- Joan Clarke

This is the result of your hard work for our #WomeninSTEM project. Watch this video to find out about Joan Clarke’s life, career and achievements:

London school closes road for rush-hour drop-offs

Read this article and watch the video about a school in London that has decided to close the road leading to school during rush hour to protect children from traffic and pollution.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-38894174

You can also listen to this reference to it in a news bulletin:

(Or download here)

  • Does something similar happen in your school as well?
  • Do you feel effective measures should be taken?
  • How would it affect families and children?

Watch UK TV online

Gone are the days when you could watch BBC iPlayer online from outside the UK, and for free too (see how here). Watching UK TV on demand is getting harder and harder, ever since the new TV licence was introduced. However, you can still watch BBC and other UK channels live online, through these servers:

Along with that, you may check UK TV listings and times here, to know what and when to watch.

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Wallace and Gromit- The Wrong Trousers

Remember your assignment this weekend is to write a short summary of the film Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers. Your summary must be written in the past.

To help you remember key moments in the film, you may have a look at these stills from the film:

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

If you remember, some days before the holidays we read some fragments from Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl. They are “alternative” versions of well-known fairy tales, written as rhyming poems.

The BBC has shown a cartoon version of the book this Christmas. You may find the clips with the fragments that we read below :