Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Educating in Lincoln since 1090

 

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Khaitan Public School, Sahibabad

 

The school is affiliated to CBSE and diligently following the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern designed by CBSE.

The school follows an integrated approach whereby the learning process is reinforced by various lively activities, highly interactive and democratic classroom environment that helps in building self-esteem and confidence thus catering to physical, mental, emotional and social development.

1:18 teacher student ratio with highly enriching and supportive learning environment has helped children to realize their potential whether it is 100% results in board examinations or bringing laurels to school in Dance, Drama, Quizzes & Sports. KPS is the first school in Sahibabad to have smart boards in all the classes. Smart boards installed in the classrooms metamorphose every child into a smart kid.

New ideas, methods and “out of the box” thinking is developed with highly diligent and focused faculty.

Programmes like D.E.A.R (drop everything and read) on every Thursday, I.G.I (I get inspired) on every Friday, peer educator and NEWS flashes are integral parts, of the school curriculum.

The school encourages outdoor activities and helps the students to explore their sports interests by offering high class sports facilities through 7 acres senior sports complex that facilitates sports like lawn tennis, basket ball, cricket, football, golf, skating, volleyball, march past and martial arts. Yoga and aerobics in the multi activity room with highly committed and trained teachers reflect the school’s vision of holistic development of the children.

Regular in service training in the form of workshops and seminars are conducted to keep teachers abreast of the latest. Workshops for students & parents are also conducted on a regular basis. Celebration of special days and festivals instill national pride & secular belief.

Class presentations, Assemblies & Grand Annual Function with 100% participation & celebration of Maths, Science, Social Science, English and Hindi week reinforce love for subjects and imbibe a sense of belongingness, responsibility and the art of team work in students.

The management of the school offers state of the art infrastructure that paves the way for a better future with a golden touch.

 

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   Date      Weekday      Holiday name      Holiday type      Where it is observed    
 
Jan 1 Sunday Last day of   Hanukkah Jewish holiday    
Jan 1 Sunday New Year's   Day Bank holiday    
Jan 2 Monday New Year's Day observed Bank holiday    
Jan 2 Monday New Year's   Day Holiday Bank holiday    
Jan 3 Tuesday 2nd January   (substitute day) Local holiday Scotland  
Jan 6 Friday Epiphany Christian    
Jan 7 Saturday Orthodox   Christmas Day Orthodox    
Jan 14 Saturday Orthodox   New Year Orthodox    
Jan 25 Wednesday Burns Night Local observance Scotland  
Jan 28 Saturday Chinese New   Year Observance    
Feb 11 Saturday Tu B'Shevat   (Arbor Day) Jewish holiday    
Feb 14 Tuesday Valentine's   Day Observance    
Feb 24 Friday Maha   Shivaratri Hindu Holiday    
Feb 28 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove   Tuesday Christian    
Mar 1 Wednesday St. David's   Day Observance Wales  
Mar 1 Wednesday Carnival/Ash   Wednesday Christian    
Mar 12 Sunday Holi Hindu Holiday    
Mar 12 Sunday Purim Jewish holiday    
Mar 17 Friday St   Patrick's Day Local holiday Northern Ireland  
Mar 20 Monday March   equinox Season    
Mar 26 Sunday Daylight   Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time    
Mar 26 Sunday Mothering   Sunday Observance    
Apr 9 Sunday Palm Sunday Christian    
Apr 11 Tuesday First day   of Passover Jewish holiday    
Apr 13 Thursday Maundy   Thursday Christian    
Apr 14 Friday Orthodox   Good Friday Orthodox    
Apr 14 Friday Good Friday Public holiday    
Apr 15 Saturday Holy   Saturday Christian    
Apr 15 Saturday Orthodox   Holy Saturday Orthodox    
Apr 16 Sunday Orthodox   Easter Orthodox    
Apr 16 Sunday Easter   Sunday Christian    
Apr 17 Monday Orthodox   Easter Monday Orthodox    
Apr 17 Monday Easter   Monday Common Local holidays ENG, Guernsey, Jersey, NIR, WAL  
Apr 18 Tuesday Last day of   Passover Jewish holiday    
Apr 23 Sunday St.   George's Day Observance    
Apr 23 Sunday Shakespeare   Day Observance    
Apr 24 Monday Yom HaShoah Jewish holiday    
Apr 24 Monday Isra and   Mi'raj Muslim    
May 1 Monday Early May   Bank Holiday Bank holiday    
May 2 Tuesday Yom   HaAtzmaut Jewish holiday    
May 9 Tuesday Liberation   Day Local holiday Guernsey, Jersey  
May 14 Sunday Lag B'Omer Jewish holiday    
May 25 Thursday Ascension   Day Christian    
May 29 Monday Spring Bank   Holiday Bank holiday    
May 31 Wednesday Shavuot Jewish holiday    
Jun 4 Sunday Pentecost Christian    
Jun 5 Monday Whit Monday Christian    
Jun 11 Sunday Trinity   Sunday Christian    
Jun 15 Thursday Corpus   Christi Christian    
Jun 18 Sunday Father's   Day Observance    
Jun 21 Wednesday Laylat   al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) Muslim    
Jun 21 Wednesday June   Solstice Season    
Jun 26 Monday Eid-al-Fitr Muslim    
Jul 12 Wednesday Battle of   the Boyne Local holiday Northern Ireland  
Aug 1 Tuesday Tisha B'Av Jewish holiday    
Aug 7 Monday Raksha   Bandhan Hindu Holiday    
Aug 7 Monday Summer Bank   Holiday Common Local holidays Scotland  
Aug 14 Monday Janmashtami Hindu Holiday    
Aug 15 Tuesday Assumption   of Mary Christian    
Aug 25 Friday Ganesh   Chaturthi Hindu Holiday    
Aug 28 Monday Summer Bank   Holiday Common Local holidays ENG, Guernsey, Jersey, NIR, WAL  
Sep 2 Saturday Eid-al-Adha Muslim    
Sep 20 Wednesday Navaratri Hindu Holiday    
Sep 21 Thursday Rosh   Hashana Jewish holiday    
Sep 22 Friday Muharram/Islamic   New Year Muslim    
Sep 22 Friday September   equinox Season    
Sep 30 Saturday Dussehra Hindu Holiday    
Sep 30 Saturday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday    
Oct 4 Wednesday Feast of St   Francis of Assisi Christian    
Oct 5 Thursday First day   of Sukkot Jewish holiday    
Oct 11 Wednesday Last day of   Sukkot Jewish holiday    
Oct 12 Thursday Shmini   Atzeret Jewish holiday    
Oct 13 Friday Simchat   Torah Jewish holiday    
Oct 19 Thursday Diwali/Deepavali Observance    
Oct 29 Sunday Daylight   Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time    
Oct 31 Tuesday Halloween Observance    
Nov 1 Wednesday All Saints'   Day Christian    
Nov 2 Thursday All Souls'   Day Christian    
Nov 5 Sunday Guy Fawkes   Day Observance    
Nov 12 Sunday Remembrance   Sunday Observance    
Nov 30 Thursday St Andrew's   Day Local holiday Scotland  
Dec 1 Friday Prophet's   Birthday Muslim    
Dec 3 Sunday First   Sunday of Advent Observance    
Dec 8 Friday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian    
Dec 13 Wednesday First Day   of Hanukkah Jewish holiday    
Dec 20 Wednesday Last day of   Hanukkah Jewish holiday    
Dec 21 Thursday December   Solstice Season    
Dec 24 Sunday Christmas   Eve Observance    
Dec 25 Monday Christmas   Day Public holiday    
Dec 26 Tuesday Boxing Day Bank holiday    
Dec 31 Sunday New Year's   Eve Observance    

Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)

This two-day festival celebrates the birth of Krishna, a widely-worshipped Hindu god. Krishna is considered to be a warrior, hero, teacher, and philosopher.

General Practices: During this festival, Hindus are likely to forgo sleep in order to sing bhajans, traditional Hindu songs. Many Hindus also fast during the first day of the festival. Dances, songs, and plays depicting the life of Krishna are common.

 

Ramadan (Islamic)

Ramadan is an occasion to focus on faith through fasting and prayer, and is one of the most important Muslim holidays. Ramadan is notable because the Qur’an was first revealed during this month, and Muslims see the Qur’an as the ultimate form of guidance for mankind. The night that the Qur’an was revealed to Muhamad is called Lailat ul Oadr, and standing in prayer this one night is thought to eclipse months of worship.

General Practices:Fasting is required during the entire month of Ramadan. Muslims refrain from food and beverages during the daylight hours, and smoking and sexual relations are forbidden. Worshipers break the fasting each night with prayer, reading of the Qu’ran, and a meal called the iftar. In addition, many Muslims also attend night prayers at Mosques. Muslims also believe that their good actions bring a greater reward during this month than any other time of the year, so almost all Muslims try to give up bad habits during Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)

Eid al-Fitr means "break the fast", and is the last day of Ramadan, marking the end of a month of fasting.

General Practices: Muslims often pray, exchange gifts, give money to children, feast, and celebrate with friends and family.

Navratri (Hindu)

Navarati is one of the greatest Hindu festivals, and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. During this time, Hindus worship Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.

General Practices: Durga is the mother goddess, and so Hindus try to visit their mothers and other relatives during this time. Some Hindus will pray and fast, and there are often feasts and dances.

Diwali (Hindu / Buddhist / Sikhism / Jainism)

Diwali—the Hindu “festival of lights”—is an extremely popular holiday for multiple religions throughout Southern Asia. Diwali extends over five days, and celebrates the victory of good over evil. The Times of India described Diwali as “a reaffirmation of hope, a renewed commitment to friendship and goodwill, and a religiously sanctioned celebration of the simple.” Fireworks, oil lamps, and sweets are common, making this a favourite holiday for children. The lamps are lit to help the goddess Lakshmi find her way into people’s homes.

General Practices: Lighting oil lamps and candles, setting off fireworks, and prayer.

Eid al-Adha (Islamic)

Eid al-Adha is a major festival that celebrates the willingness to make sacrifices in the name of one’s faith. According to legend, the prophet Ibrahim was ordered to sacrifice his son in God’s name. When Ibrahim was prepared to kill his son, God stepped in and gave him a sheep to sacrifice instead. This holiday celebrates Ibrahim’s total faith in God, and Muslims view this holiday as an important annual reminder.

General Practices: Prayers, gift giving, prayers, and sometimes slaughtering of sheep, with a portion of the meat gifted to the poor.

Date details: All Islamic days begin at sunset of the prior day.

Christmas (Christian)

Christmas is an annual celebration commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah whose message and self-sacrifice began the Christian religion.

General Practices: Many celebrate this holiday by giving gifts, attending church services, decorating Christmas trees, and visiting family.

Date details: Begins at sundown on Dec. 24 annually and continues with all day celebration on Dec. 25.

Epiphany / Twelfth Night / Three Kings Day (Christian)

This date is also known as Befana Day; commemorates the revelation of God through Jesus Christ and marks the time the three wise men arrived in Bethlehem and presented gifts to the baby Jesus.

General Practices: Prayer, festive meals, offerings, gifts

Chinese New Year (Confucian / Taoist / Buddhist)

This is the most important of traditional Chinese holidays.

General Practices: Families gather together to spend the evening preparing boiled dumplings and festive meals and giving of money to children in red envelopes.

Date details: Corresponds to the New Moon in Aquarius, which can fall from late January to mid-February.

Ash Wednesday (Christian)

This is the first day of Lent, the period of forty days before Easter in which many Christians sacrifice ordinary pleasures to reflect on Christ’s sacrifice.

General Practices: On this day, there are special church services, and the faithful wear a cross of ashes marked on foreheads. Most Christians abstain from meat on this day.

Magha Puja Day (Buddhism)

Magha Puja Day commemorates an important event in the life of the Buddha, in which the four disciples travelled to join the Buddha.

Holi (Hindu)

Also known as the “Festival of Colours,” this holiday can be traced to Hindu scriptures commemorating good over evil. This date is also a celebration of the colourful spring and a farewell to the dull winter.

General Practices: Hindus often sprinkle coloured water and powder on others bonfires and lights, signifying victory of good over evil.

Palm Sunday (Christian)

A commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as crowds lined his path with palm fronds

General Practices: Prayer, distribution of palm leaves commemorating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion.

Maundy Thursday (Christian)

Thursday before Easter, commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus with the Apostles.

General Practices: Prayer, Communion (Eucharist), meals, and foot-washing ceremonies among some Christian denominations

Date details: Always falls on the Thursday before Easter Sunday.

Good Friday (Christian)

Friday before Easter, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; among some sects of Christianity and in many countries marks a day of fasting.

General Practices: Prayer, fasting, and noon or afternoon services in some Christian denominations.

Date details: Always falls on the Friday before Easter Sunday.

Vaisakhi (Sikh)

Vaisakhi is the Sikh new year festival and commemorates 1699, the year Sikhism was born. Vaisakhi is also a long-established harvest festival.

General Practices: There are often parades, dancing, and singing throughout the day. These celebrations involve music, singing, and chanting of scriptures and hymns.

Easter (Christian)

Annual commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ

General Practices: Celebratory meals, family gatherings, distribution of colored eggs, baskets and chocolate bunnies. It is a celebration of renewal.

Date details: Easter Sunday is determined by the Gregorian calendar (Gregorian calendar regulates ceremonial cycle of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches).

Buddha Day / Visakha Puja (Buddhist)

This holiday is traditionally known as Buddha’s birthday. It is the major Buddhist festival, commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha.

General Practices: Buddhists often decorate their homes and visit their local temples. Observers are encouraged to refrain from slaughtering and to avoid eating meat on this date.

Recommended Accommodations: Provide food accommodation as requested, and offer vegetarian options when planning menus for events on this date.

Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

The Rakhi festivity falls in the holy month of Shravan; The origin and history of Rakhi can be dated back to the mythological Pouranik times.

General Practices: A day to acknowledge siblings and their relationships.

今年的访问主题是纪念一位很主重要的人,英国最有名的文学家之一。不管他的名字叫Charles Dickens还是叫狄更斯,也不管看他英文的小说还是翻译成的中文小说,他仍然是伟大的文学家。

不过您们知道不知道狄更斯的童年是很艰难的?他有七个兄弟姐妹。而且,他十二岁的时候他的父亲负债,住了监狱。同时,狄更斯不得不在工厂工作来养家。他家的生活很困难。但是狄更斯努力工作,开始写书,然后他的书越来越流行。他自己的经历影响他的作品,比如,在雾都孤儿里,有很多跟狄更斯一样的男孩子,都很穷,都不得不干活儿挣钱。

狄更斯也想帮助这些穷人。除了写很多信到英国政府以外,他也用他的作品批评当时的社会。

很多狄更斯写的作品的主题是:财富和身价不是最重要的事。在雾都孤儿里,虽然Oliver很穷,但是他最后找到了幸福。

狄更斯的作品也表示我们的情感,还描写人类共同的情感。

最后,我有别的问题:现代,狄更斯的作品是不是过时的?

他的故事还有现代的意思吗?

我认为我们的回答不用说。他的作品仍然可以表达现代的生活。我们仍然应该纪念这位伟大的文学家。

The theme of this year's visit to commemorate a important person, one of the United Kingdom's most famous writers. Whether we call him Charles Dickens or 'Dígèngsī', whether we read his novels in English or translated into Chinese, he remains a great writer.

But did you know Dickens' childhood was very difficult? He had seven brothers and sisters. Furthermore, when he was twelve years old his father got into debt and went to prison. Dickens had to work in a factory to support his family, and his family life was very difficult. But Dickens worked hard, began writing books, and his works became more and more popular. His own experiences affect his work, for example, there are a lot of boys like Dickens in Oliver Twist, who are all very poor and have to work to earn money.

Dickens also wanted to help the poor. As well as writing a lot of letters to the British government, he also used his works to criticise the society of that time.

The theme of many works written by Charles Dickens is: "wealth and social status is not the most important thing”. In Oliver Twist, although Oliver was poor, he eventually found happiness.

Dickens' works also express our emotions, and also describe human emotions universally.

To conclude, I have another question: in modern times, are the works of Dickens out of date? Do his stories have a modern meaning? I think our answer goes without saying. His work can still express modern life, and we should still commemorate this great writer.

Amy Beresford

Year 13 Student

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