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Winter in Norway
By Sachi Dassanayake (10 years), Oslo International School, Norway Kid Reporter I – 02

Winter in Norway starts from November and ends by March. Most times snow comes after October 25th and melts after five or six days. It starts snowing a lot in November.The last Sunday in October, people adjust time one hour late and change normal car tyres to winter tyres.

Winters in Norway are very dark and gloomy. In this season the sun rises at about 9 a.m. and sets at about 3 p.m. But most children's favourite season is winter. With snow you can make igloos, snowmen, snow castles and many more. In winter, the temperature goes down to –15 c. So we wear many layers of clothes. We also wear mufflers, hand gloves, winter boots and cover our heads with winter hats. We always wear a reflector on top and hang them in our bags for people in cars to see us.

In Norway most snow comes in February. So we have skiing and ice skating lessons in school. We have one lesson each week for five consecutive weeks. After the lessons we have an extra winter sports day. We take hot chocolate with us to drink because it gives us energy. There are a lot of games during winter in Norway. The world famous Holmenkollen ski jump is also in Norway. Winter sports activities are held there annually.

Primary School Concert

By Joel Albert (9 years), Gateway College Kid Reporter I – 03

It was a happy and exciting evening when all the children took part on stage at the Primary School Concert of Gateway College, which was held on 20, 21 and 22 June, 2008 at the Bishop's College Auditorium.

On the 20th evening the children from the Foundation (Playgroup, Nursery and Kindergarten) performed their items. On the 21st evening, the children from Key Stage 1 (Grade 1 and 2) performed their items and on the 22nd evening the children from Key Stage 11 (Grade 3 – 6) performed their items.

Every evening there was a welcome speech given by Madam Rohini Alles (Managing Director). The concert started with the Junior Choir singing 'Far Beyond the Stars' and it ended with the 'Teachers Song' which received loud applause, sung together with the Junior Choir.

There were many other items performed by the 'Oriental Dance Troupe' and the 'Primary Musical Group' on all three days.

The title of the concert was 'Sparking Stars' and it was an evening full of bright coloured sparkling stars performing their talents in music, dance and drama.



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