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You won’t find this in a typical guidebook… Read before you decide where to go on holidays!

 

There are many astonishing places in the world,  WHERE YOU CAN GO ON HOLIDAY. But vast majority of these are underrated because of more popular destinations. This article is a presentation of untypical places worth visiting.

 

  • Cheddar Gorge (Somerset, England) – if you like Polish Jurassic Highland, you’ll love this limestone gorge; beautiful landscapes and caves exploration are only a few tourist attractions of this place.

  • White Cliffs of Dover (Kent, England) – immortalized by Słowacki’s „Kordian” town of Dover is famous for its magnificent chalk cliffs; sometimes, thanks to the good weather, you can look across the English Channel and see the coast of France.

  • Minack Theatre (Cornwall, England) – it may look like Minack Theatre was raised in Ancient Times, but it was built in 1930’s; cultural events are held there from Easter to September.

  • Castle Stalker (Scotland) – built in 14th century Castle Stalker is located near town of Port Appin; it’s also one of the places, where film „Monty Python and the Holy Grail” was shot.

  • Giant’s Causeway (County Antrim, Northern Ireland) – this marvelous coastline, made of hexagonal, basalt columns is regarded as one of the natural wonders of the U.K.

  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument (Utah, United States) – made of sandstone Rainbow Bridge is often regarded as the world’s highest natural bridge (13 m).

  • Hamilton Pool Preserve (Texas, United States) – a natural pool surrounded by collapsed grotto and forest; incredible surroundings makes it the most unique pool in the world.

  • Horsetail Fall (California, United States) – this seasonal waterfall located in Yosemite National Park is a natural phenomenon, because of the light of the setting sun, which illuminates the water in February.

  • Antelope Canyon (Arizona, United States) – narrow paths and sandstone walls making people feeling tiny, the beauty of this slot canyon is also guaranteed by sunlight, which rarely dissapears from Arizona.

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge (British Columbia, Canada) – simple, but amazing bridge across the Capilano River; if you are afraid of heights just focus on the woods surrounding the bridge.

  • Jasper National Park’s Icefields Parkway (Alberta, Canada) – this is a great place for admiring glaciers of Rocky  Mountains; breathtaking views provided.

  • Shark Bay (Gascoyne, Australia) – not only Eastern Australia has interesting places to visit; exceptional fauna and flora and stunning views of the bay have been appreciated even by

  • Lake Hillier (Goldfields-Esperance, Australia) – the main thing which is noticeable about this lake is its colour; the pink water is possible thanks to algaes which are living in the lake.

  • Mount Ngauruhoe (New Zealand) – apart from being a mountain Ngauruhoe is also an active volcano; it was used in Peter Jackson’s „The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy as a stand-in for Mount Doom.

  • Putangirua Pinnacles (New Zealand) – geological formation located in a valley in the Aorangi Ranges; it also appeared in Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of Tolkien’s „The Lord of the Rings”

 

Sources of photos: TripAdvisor, CNN, Youtube, meteoprog.pl

 

Written by Kacper Górak IIIB.

 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an Ascot Landau after their wedding ceremony to Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married on May 19, 2018. The chosen date fell on the same day as they FA Cup final at Wembley, a match that Primo Harry’s best man, the Duke of Cambridge, usually attends as president of the Football Association to present the trophy. The marriage of Prince Harry and Markle took place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 12pm. They became the 16th royal couple to celebrate their marriage at Windsor Castle since 1863. After the couple got married they undertook a carriage procession from St George’s Chapel through Windsor town returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk.

news prepared by Aleksandra Krzyczmonik from 1 A

more pictures and news at http://www.royal.uk

 

April 21 – Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday

On April 21st, Queen of the United Kingdom – Elizabeth II celebrates her 92nd birthday.
Born in 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is already the longest-serving British monarch in history (66 years on duty ), she even surpassed her great–great–grandmother – Queen Victoria. Her coronation on June 2nd 1953 was watched in television by 27 million British people and listened in the radio by 11 millions.

Though, it is not the only day, when the Queen celebrates her birthday. She does it twice a year: once on 21 April (her actual birthday) and (usually) the second Saturday in June (her official birthday). This year it will be on 8 June.

The Queen usually spends her actual birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London at midday: a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London.

On her official birthday, Her Majesty is joined by other members of the Royal Family at the spectacular Trooping the Colour parade.
Trooping the Colour is a parade with over 1400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians who come together in a great display to mark The Queen’s official birthday with all the pomp. The streets are filled with crowds waving flags and coming along with the parade that marches from the Buckingham Palace to The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade. All this if finished by the RAF fly–pass, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony.

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, here are some interesting facts about her:
– during her reigns she paid 256 official visits in 129 countries
– she speaks French fluently
– she is a patron of more than 620 charity organisations
– she is the last British monarch who didn’t go to school
– as the first of all, she sent an e–mail (1976) and tweet (2014)
she loves dogs (her favourite dog breed is the corgi)
– during her reigns she met 12 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom
– her marriage with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh last 71 years
– she loves Downton Abbey series
– she received more than 3000000 letters
– she is the only person in Great Britain who doesn’t have to have a driving licence

News prepared by Matylda Kalinowska from 3b, another  final year student, who is about to take Matura exams on May. Good luck Matylda! and thanks for your cooperation!

https://www.royal.uk/queens-birthday
https://www.royal.uk/trooping-colour
http://british-royal-family.blogspot.com/2015/09/elzbieta-ii-najduzej-panujacym-monarcha.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-36013958

Royal wedding is on the way

Soon after the engagement of Prince Henry of Wales, known as Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, who is a former American actress, in December 2017 Kensington Palace confirmed on Twitter that their wedding will take place in the immediate future and will be paid for by the Royal Family. Harry and Meghan have said they are looking at ways to make their wedding an event that members of the public can feel a part of. Here are some arrangements and titbits concerning the upcoming event in which you might get interested.

The couple is going to tie the knot on the 19th of May 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The venue hasn’t been chosen randomly. Namely, it was previously the site for the weddings of Prince Harry’s uncle, the Earl of Wessex, and his cousin, Peter Phillips. Also, the blessing for the marriage of the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles took place there in 2004.

Invitations have been sent to about 600 guests, with 200 selected closest friends who will attend the evening reception at Frogmore House. Their producer is Barnard & Westwood, holding ”a Royal Warrant for Printing & Bookbinding by Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen” for over 30 years. Die-stamped in gold, each invitation features The Three Feather Badge of The Prince of Wales and reveals that the dress code is Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge Suit, or Day Dress with Hat. The ceremony appears to be rather a small one as in April 2018, it was announced that domestic and international political leaders was not required for the wedding and that Prime Minister Theresa May and other leaders would not be attending it. President of the US Donald Trump and former US President Barack Obama are also believed not to have been sent invitations.

The Duke of Cambridge is expected to be Harry’s best man. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are likely to be pageboy and flower girl. Ms Markle may choose a bridesmaid from her closest friends – Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra are bound to be considered in the choice. There is a lot of attention towards Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. While it is unlikely that the name will be revealed until Markle arrives at St George’s chapel in Windsor on May 19th, British couture company Ralph & Russo is the biggest favourite. However, there is no certainty concerning the design.

Claire Ptak, who is an owner of prestigious bakery in London, has been chosen to create the royal wedding cake. As Kensington Palace confirmed, “Prince Harry and Ms Markle have asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered in buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.” Speaking of flowers, Meghan and Harry have selected famous florist Philippa Craddock to design their wedding bouquet and flowers for decoration. Her team will be accompanied by a team from St George’s Chapel and Buckingham Palace  in choosing garden roses, foxgloves, branches of beech and peonies, which are Markle’s favourite flowers.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be shown on television. It has been announced that the couple will marry at midday. Later on, at 1pm, the newlyweds will undertake a two mile tour of Windsor greeting well-wishers. They will leave Windsor Castle by carriage on Castle Hill, travelling along the High Street and through Windsor Town, finishing off with the return along the Long Walk for their reception.

An interesting fact is that during the reception, Ms Markle may break from convention by giving a speech consisting of praise of her new husband, thanks to the Queen and a few suitable jokes. Mr Markle, an award-winning Hollywood writing director, is expected to walk Ms Markle down the aisle, but may not make a formal speech in front of hundreds of guests.

I am really looking forward to seeing the event. Seldom do we have a chance to see such a spectacular ceremony.

NEWS PREPARED BY DAMIAN ADAMOWSKI FROM 3B. This is the last news/article written by Damian. Being the final year student, Damian is about to take Matura exams on May. Good luck! and thanks for your cooperation!

COME AND VISIT US ON 9TH APRIL!

We would like to invite all final year students from Junior High Schools from Częstochowa and the whole province to our school for a very special day. On 9th April 2017  we organize an OPEN DAY to present our High School.

Don’t  miss the chance to get to know our school as well as it is possible. We will welcome you with open arms!!!

As the needs of both students and parents change every year, our offer has some small modifications as well.

 

JUST TO REMIND YOU,  HERE ARE THE TYPES OF THE CLASSES FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:

Classes with leading subjects for the year 2018/2019:
I a – Biology,  Chemistry, English
I b – Polish, English, History
I c – Polish, History, Civic Studies
I d– Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology
I e – Polish, Geography, Civic Studies
I f – Mathematics, English, Civic Studies
I g – Mathematics, Geography, English

The second language and its level to choose from: German, French, Russian.

 Maximum number of students – 30 !

Stephen Hawking…we will miss YOU!

14th March 2018 will be from now on regarded as a day of loss for the world of science. That’s because of Stephen Hawking’s death. This English astrophysicist, cosmologist and theoretical physicist from University of Cambridge contributed to shaping of modern science. His research, centred around general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, have become phenomenon and have helped to understand the universe better. For his achievements he received many awards and honours. During most of his life he had to live with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Due to the fact of progressing disease he was forced to use a wheelchair for motion and speech synthesiser to communicate.

Stephen Hawking, as a wise man, had opinions about different aspects of life. Here are some of his quotes:

„In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years? […] I don’t know the answer. That is why I asked the question, to get people to think about it, and to be aware of the dangers we now face.”

„What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”

„Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent if we act now.”

„Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

He made many cameos in popular media (for instance: in an episode of „Star Trek: The Next Generation”, on „The Simpsons”, at the Monty Python Live (Mostly) in 2014).

Stephen Hawking died peacefully in his home in Cambridge. He died at the age of 76. As a matter of fact, his date of birth and death are very symbolic. He was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death (8th January 1942) and died on the 139th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birth.

He will be buried at Westminster Abbey next to Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

 

 

News prepared by Kacper Górak from IIIB.

 

 

Source of photo: http://gosc.pl

Lucky Lublin for our drama society !

 

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March 17 was a special day for our Group Under the Hanging Cat. It was the 20th edition of Shakespeare’s Festival in Lublin. This contest is a kind of tradition for GUHC’s members and every year they do their best to achieve as much as possible.

Actors and actresses from our drama society performed two spectacles: “The Gravediggers” and “Temptation. Temptations”. The first one was based on “Hamlet”. It showed the famous scene from the fifth act. However, the gravediggers were kids and the cemetery was turned into a sandpit. The allegoric character of the performance was impressive and stuck in audience’s mind. The second spectacle entitled “Temptation. Temptations.” was dominated by women. They were disguised as witches. Their emotions were the reflection of emotions in Macbeths’s head. Besides our Group, there were drama societies from all over Poland. The competition was tough, but our representatives moved on to higher things of their skills and cloud the others.

Not only did GUHC win the Grand Prix, but also Piotr Woldan was given an honourable award. The main prize in the contest is a trip to London and tickets for plays in The Globe Theatre. This year it is Julia Krysiak who is going to England. Congratulations to Beata Gendek – Barhoumi, who prepared scripts and our players.

news prepared by Sebastian Bożek from 3 b and from the Group Under the Hanging Cat . Photos by Nikodem Buszko from class 1 g