Hi. Im Emily and Im 12 years
old. I go to Annesley College in Adelaide, South Australia. There are 750 students
at Annesley from Kindergarten to Year 12. Many students then go on to University
or do other tertiary studies. My school is a private school run by The Uniting
Church. Some of the things I like to do are play hockey and tennis, swim at
the beach, ski in the Winter, read, sing in choirs and play the violin and on
my computer. You can Email me at (link disabled)
Hi! Im Claire and Im 13 years old. I also go to Annesley College in Adelaide, South Australia. I have many hobbies which include playing hockey and volleyball, swimming, doing athletics, playing the trumpet and the piano. I also like to play on my computer at home. You can Email me at (link disabled)
To do this work on Celebrations around the World we had to get lots of help from people in different countries. We linked up with students in Sweden, USA, England and Germany. Extra people who helped were Vivan, an international student at Annesley College from Hong Kong, Tina who was an international student studying in Australia from Penang, Malaysia. After completing her university studies, she is now working in Indonesia.
The English students were from Cradley High School, which is a mixed
Comprehensive High School in the Midlands, England.
Paul Berrtrand, the Multi Media Manager and students Amy and Kylie helped with this information.
The Swedish students were from Fredrika Bremer High School which is an Upper Secondary school (16-! 9 year olds) in Haminge, about 20 km south east of Stockholm. Haninge has 65,000 people. It has 60 km of coastline with 860 islands, a large national park and in winter you can ski on long and winding tracks in the woods or do long distance skating! Peter Nyberg, and students Thomas and Anders helped with this information.
The American students are students at Hampshire Christian Academy in Somersworth, New Hampshire where Claires aunt works. It is a co-ed school with students from Kindergarten to Year 12. In 1996 there were 170 students. The students who helped were Lyn, Kathryn (Grade 9 students) and Rachel (Year 7 student).
The German students are students in Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium in Goettingen. Rainer Koester, a teacher got his students to send E-mail to us, which was great. Students who helped were: Stefanie, Kathrin, Moureen, Denise, Kristina, Claudia, Inga, Heike, Nikolas, Sylvia, Juliane, and Anna.We wanted to work with German students in particular as we have both learnt German for several years. We realised how good the German students were in writing English, as we couldnt send our E-mail in German!
The information on Australia we both completed. We realise that
you can not say that everyone in Australia celebrates different events exactly the same way, as in Australia we have people from dozens of different countries and everyone can celebrate in their own way. Thats why we asked Katharina about her celebrations. She was born in Australia and is 11 years old. Her mother was born in Germany and her father in Russia. She attends Magill Primary School in Adelaide.