Christmas Around the World

Mercatini di Natale in Alto Adige: Una tipica tradizione di una regione del nord Italia, l’Alto Adige, è quella dei mercatini di Natale. Ogni anno a partire dalla prima settimana dell’avvento fino al venerdì dell’Epifania, piccole casette in legno illuminano le piazze di cinque città appartenenti a questa regione. Passeggiando tra queste ordinate e addobbate […]

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Italian Perspective of Refugee Crisis

Italian: In Europa la cosiddetta crisi dei rifugiati siriani ha portato all’acceso dibattito tra persone con idee contrastanti e impressioni differenti. L’Italia è tra i primi paesi europei assieme a Grecia e Spagna che si occupa della prima accoglienza di uomini, donne e bambini in fuga da povertà, guerre e epidemie. Infatti la posizione assai […]

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Refugee Crisis

Since March 2011, the civilians of Syria have been caught up in a terrible civil war, which has killed an estimate of 200,000 people. To make matters worse, IS have been taking over parts of the country. Doing so, they have killed and tortured many civilians. Now over four millions Syrians, over half of which […]

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Happy Hockerill Family

Integration into an International School   While the academic year is almost coming to an end, students of the French B class were asked to recall their first impressions of the integration into the Sixth Form at Hockerill last September. From talkative Italians via “positive” stress to homesickness, international-mindedness and cultural diversity: The perspectives of […]

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“I am glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” What Daisy thinks about her daughter’s destiny in the frame of the classic “The Great Gatsby” is a highly doubtful attitude. Fortunately, history proves the opposite: […]

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Who do you think you are?

English: Who are we? How are our individual personalities defined? Particularly people “between cultures” (eg. members of a diaspora or immigrants in a foreign country) struggle to answer this question about a social and personal concept: their identity. In the frame of an international school such as Hockerill, these concepts of identity gain in importance. […]

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Although carnival practices can be found in many places in the world, their customs may differ slightly from country to country or may even be as different as night and day. In this article we are going to talk about the carnival celebrations in four European countries to give an example of the variations of […]

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