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  • Звенигород 07 октября 2014 ВBEnglish Club г. Звенигород объявляет новый учебный 2014-2015 год – годом англоязычной литературы.
    ВBEnglish Club г. Звенигород объявляет новый учебный 2014-2015 год – годом англоязычной литературы.
    ВBEnglish Club г. Звенигород объявляет новый учебный 2014-2015 год – годом англоязычной литературы.

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    ВBEnglish Club г. Звенигород объявляет новый учебный 2014-2015 год – годом англоязычной литературы.

    Все группы названы в честь английских, ирландских, американских, и австралийских писателей, с творчеством и биографией которых мы познакомим ребят на наших занятиях.

    Присоединяйтесь! С нами Ваши дети окунуться в удивительный мир английской литературы!

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  • 06 октября 2014 Child Health Day in United States
    Child Health Day in United States

    Child Health Day in United States

    Child Health Day in United States

    This week we are celebrating

    Child Health Day in United States

    Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October. 

    What do people do?

    As part of the annual presidential proclamation for the day, all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare are invited to unite on Child Health Day to observe exercises to stimulate or increase people’s awareness of the need for a year-round program to protect and develop children’s health in the United States.

    Health professionals and health organizations across the United States take part in this day through various activities and events. For example, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) takes on an active role in providing educational resources for parents, children and schools about issues such as healthy choices, fitness, and child obesity prevention. The HRSA also calls for every surgeon general across the nation to make a pledge towards providing a healthy future for children.

    The Maternal and Child Health Library also actively participates in Child Health Day through activities that focus on healthy eating and physical activity for children and their parents or parental figures. The library provides information on nutrition for children and adolescents, the importance of physical activity, and nutrition for pregnant women.  

    Public life

    Although Child Health Day is a national observance in the United States, it is not a public holiday.

    Background

    Calvin Coolidge was the first president to issue a proclamation for Child Health Day in 1928 and it was annually observed on May 1 until it was observed on the first Monday of October from 1960 onwards. The concept of this event was supported by organizations such as the American Child Health Association, the American Federation of Labor and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in the early 20th century.

    According to the HRSA, about one in six children between 2 and 19 in the United States is overweight. This is a risk factor for serious health consequences including asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Child Health Day helps spark or increase people’s awareness of ways to minimize or alleviate health problems that children may face. The day focuses on a range of child health issues such as prenatal care, adolescent health, the impact of daycare on a child’s development, preventing injuries, healthy eating and lifestyle choices, and immunization.

    Symbols

    Images of health and active children are used in promotional materials such as posters, stickers and information kits for Child Health Day.

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  • 01 октября 2014 Видео отчет "Welcome Party"
    Видео отчет "Welcome Party"
    Видео отчет "Welcome Party"

    Дорогие друзья!

    В разделе "Галерея" выложен фото отчет о прошедшем празднике "Welcome Party".

    Давайте вспомним как это было!

    Ищите себя, своих друзей, детей и близких на наших страницах!

     

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  • 29 сентября 2014 International Day of Non-Violence.
    International Day of Non-Violence.
    International Day of Non-Violence.

    This week we are celebrating the International Day of Non-Violence.

    The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred to in India asGandhi Jayanti.

    In January 2004, Iranian Neobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi teacher in Paris teaching international students to the World Social Forum in Bombay. The idea gradually attracted the interest of some leaders of India's Congress Party ("Ahimsa Finds Teen Voice", The Telegraph, Calcutta) until a Satyagraha Conference resolution in New Delhi in January 2007 initiated by Sonia Gandhi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu called upon the United Nations to adopt the idea.

    On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in "an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness." 

    The United Nations Postal Administration in New York City prepared a special cachet to commemorate this event, following a request from the Indian Ambassador at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN. The boxed pictorial cachet design was prepared by the UNPA and was limited to cancellation at UNPA's NY location (not Geneva and Vienna). The UNPA has indicated that all outgoing UNPA mail between October 2 and 31 carried the cachet. Information on various philatelic material carrying this cachet is summarized at a website dedicated to Gandhi philately and can be accessed here.

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  • 24 сентября 2014 World Carfree Day (WCD)
    World Carfree Day (WCD)
    World Carfree Day (WCD)

    This week we are celebrating 

    World Carfree Day (WCD)

    Every year on or around 22 September, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to remind the world that we don't have to accept our car-dominated society.

    But we do not want just one day of celebration and then a return to "normal" life. When people get out of their cars, they should stay out of their cars. It is up to us, it is up to our cities, and our governments to help create permanent change to benefit pedestrians, cyclists, and other people who do not drive cars.

    Let World Carfree Day be a showcase for just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars…365 days a year.

    As the climate heats up, World Carfree Day is the perfect time to take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile.

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  • 16 сентября 2014 Agatha Christie’s Birthday
    Agatha Christie’s Birthday
    Agatha Christie’s Birthday
    This week we are celebrating Agatha Christie’s birthday!
    Today is Agatha Christie’s birthday (real name Mary Clarissa Agatha Miller). It is a special day for all mystery book readers. It was the day when the queen of mystery and suspense was born. September 15, 1890.
    Many of us readers of mystery novels grew up with her books and we consider her tales classics, and with good reason. Even the Guinness Book of World Records has her name under the heading ‘the best selling novelist of all times’. Books like Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile,  And Then There Were None and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd are permanently etched in our hearts and minds as examples of well crafted mysteries that not many authors could recreate after her. Hercules Poirot is one of the most popular fiction detectives to date.
    During her life Agatha Christie wrote around 80 mystery novels, 30 short story collections, along with 15 plays and a few romances written under  pen name.
    In celebration of Agatha Christie’s birthday , we leave you with ten of her famouse quotes:
     1. The best sort of husband
     "An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her."
     2. There is a price
    "But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price."
     3. Nothing disappears completely
    "Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity." 
    4. Good advice
    "Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it."
    5. Invention 
    "I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness – to save oneself trouble."
     6. Acting ridiculous
     "It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them."
     7. Appearance 
    "Very few of us are what we seem."
     8. Life 
    “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
     9. The impossible 
    “The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
     10. The simplest explanation 
    “The simplest explanation is always the most likely.”
     
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  • 08 сентября 2014 International Literacy Day
    International Literacy Day
    International Literacy Day

     

     

    This week we are celebrating 

    International Literacy Day 2014

    International Literacy Day 2014 would be celebrated at Monday, on 8th of September.

    International Literacy Day History

    The International Literacy Day was decided by the UNESCO at 7th of November in the year 1965 to celebrate it at 8th of September every year which was celebrated first time in the year 1966. It was started celebrating all over the world to emphasize the great importance of the literacy to the individuals, society and communities. The day is celebrated specially to rememorize the status of the literacy and adult education to the international community.

    International Literacy Day Celebration

    According to the global monitoring report over education it is noted that one among the five man and two third women is illiterate. Some of them have minimum literacy skills, some children are still out of school and some are irregularly attending the school. South and West Asia is noted to have the lowest adult literacy rate of about 58.6%. The countries with the lowest literacy rate are Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

    The day is celebrated having special themes, programs and goals of education all over the world. The theme of year 2007 and 2008 celebration was the Literacy and Health (strong attention over the epidemics to prevent people from the communicable diseases like HIV, Tuberculosis, cholera and Malaria). The theme of the year 2009 and 2010 was the Literacy and Empowerment of women whereas the theme of 2011 and 2012 celebration was the Literacy and Peace.

    The importance of celebrating the day is to promote the public consciousness about extraordinary value of written word and requirement to encourage the literate rate of the society. Some of the writers writing to support literacy improvement are Margaret Atwood, Paulo Coelho, Philippe Delerm, Paul Auster, Philippe Claudel, Fatou Diome and many more. Some of the companies, charity organizations, Global Development Research Center, Rotary International, Montblanc and the National Institute for Literacy are also involved in supporting the social literacy. Literacy shapes the life of human beings as well as builds up their cultural identity.

    Why International Literacy Day is celebrated

    Celebrating the International Literacy Day is to promote the human attention towards the literacy and know their rights for social and human development. Literacy is as important as food to be alive and success. It is too necessary to eradicate the poverty, lowering the child mortality, controlling the population growth, attaining the gender equality and etc. Literacy has the ability to raise the family status and hence the country status. It is celebrated to encourage the people towards getting continuous education and understand their responsibilities for the family, society and the country.

    International Literacy Day Themes

    International Literacy Day celebration takes place on a specific theme of the year in order to make it effective by executing some strategic plan to resolve the problems related to the illiteracy all over the world in many countries. Some of the year wise themes of the International Literacy Day are mentioned below:

    • Theme for 2006 was “Literacy sustains development” to focus on achieving social progress.
    • Theme for 2007 and 2008 was “Literacy and Health” to focus on literacy and epidemics (communicable diseases like HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria, etc).
    • Theme for 2009-2010 was “Literacy and Empowerment” to focus on gender equality and empowering women.
    • Theme for 2011-2012 was “Literacy and Peace” to focus on importance of literacy for peace.
    • The theme for 2013 was “Literacies for the 21st Century” to promote global literacy.
    • Theme for 2014 would be “Literacy and Sustainable Development” to promote sustainable development in the areas of social development, economic growth, and environmental integration.

     

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  • 02 сентября 2014 Back to school
    Back to school
    Back to school

    This week we are celebrating 

    Back to School!!!!!

    School calendars differ greatly across the U.S. - some schools are year round, some start school in August, while others start in September. In all cases, the first day back to school should be a celebration to kickoff the new school year.

    Most teachers organize a First Day of School celebration with a special classroom welcome. Introduction games for classmates are played integrating literacy skills. Classroom rules and teacher expectations are covered. Teachers work with their school lists to help students figure out daily routines that include lessons, library time, gym time, music time, lunch, recess and bus dismissal.

    BBEnglish School congratules all pupils and students and welcomes everybody back to school!

     

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  • 26 августа 2014 Mother Teresa’s Birthday
    Mother Teresa’s Birthday
    Mother Teresa’s Birthday

    This week we are celebrating Mother Teresa’s Birthday.

    Today marks the 104th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa—the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, M.C.,[commonly known as Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was a Roman Catholic Religious Sister and missionary of Albanian origin who lived for most of her life in India.

    Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family counselling programmes; orphanages; and schools. Members of the order must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, and the fourth vow, to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor".[

    Mother Teresa was the recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2003, she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". A second miracle credited to her intercession is required before she can be recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church.

    A controversial figure both during her life and after her death, Mother Teresa was widely admired by many for her charitable works, and become a symbol of giving, selflessness, humility, and peace across the world. Though she passed away in 1997 after dedicating her life to the poor and sick, her legacy of charity and kindness lives on.

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  • 20 августа 2014 Поздравляем!
    Поздравляем!

    Поздравляем с успешной сдачей Кембриджских экзаменов!!!

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    Поздравляем с успешной сдачей Кембриджских экзаменов!!!

    В этом году наши студенты сдавали следующие экзамены: YLE, KET, PET, и FCE!

    Результаты превзошли все наши ожидания! Все получили высокие баллы!

    Молодцы, ребята, желаем всем дальнейших успехов на пути освоения языка!!!

    Вручение сертификатов традиционно состоится на WelcomeParty.

    Следите за нашими новостями!

     

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  • 18 августа 2014 National Aviation Day in United States
    National Aviation Day in United States

    National Aviation Day in United States

    National Aviation Day in United States

    This week we qre celebrating National Aviation Day in United States.

    National Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight.

    Biplanes, such as the example pictured above, played an important role in aviation history. The Wright brothers used a biplane design to build the Wright Flyer.

    What do people do?

    On this day, some schools organize for students to participate in classroom activities that focus on the topic of aviation. Activities include: discussing aviation history, including the efforts of the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and other aviation pioneers; and engaging in interactive tasks about airplanes and other means of flight transport, as well as careers associated with the aviation industry. Aviation enthusiasts and students may visit museums about aviation history and technology.  Some people visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina at this time of the year.

    Public life

    National Aviation Day is a federal observance but it is not a public holiday in the United States.

    Background

    In 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed August 19 to be National Aviation Day. The day coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, who piloted the Wright Flyer. He and his brother Wilbur are given credit for building the world’s first successful airplane with aircraft controls that enabled them to steer the plane. Orville Wright made the first flight for 12 seconds and 120 feet around the site of Wright Brothers National Memorial on December 17, 1903. They were not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft but they are the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed wing flight possible. The Wright brothers' status as inventors of the airplane has been an issue of debate, particularly as there were competing claims regarding other early aviators. Another national observation in the United States is Wright Brothers Day on December 17 each year.

    Each year the president may issue a proclamation to: designate August 19 as National Aviation Day; call on government officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on the day; and invite people living in the United States to observe the day with appropriate exercises to further stimulate interest in aviation in the United States.

    Symbols

    Images of early flight pioneers (including the Wright brothers), airplanes and other flight vehicles, aviation industry workers (such as pilots) and any other images linked with the aviation industry have been seen on material used to promote National Aviation Day.

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  • 11 августа 2014 International Youth Day
    International Youth Day

    International Youth Day

    International Youth Day

    This week we are celebrating  International Youth Day: Youth and Mental Health.

    images_2On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

    The theme of International Youth Day 2014 is "Youth and Mental Health."

    Youth with mental health conditions can often experience stigma and discrimination, which in turn can lead to exclusion and/or discourage people from seeking help for fear of being negatively ‘labelled’.

    The 2014 observance of International Youth Day will raise awareness on this important topic, as well as highlight the experiences of brave, young individuals who have chosen to speak out about these issues with the objective of overcoming stigma and discrimination to ensure that young people with mental health conditions can lead full and healthy lives free from isolation and unnecessary shame, and openly seek the services and support they need.

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