St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Every country has their own unique cultural symbols. Whether these are people, flags or artefacts, they have a deep historical significance, acting as signifiers of cultural identity and heritage.  In the case of the British Isles, what is often somewhat misunderstood is that there are several distinct nations, each with its own unique symbols. England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, are represented by ‘patron saints.’  Each of these saints, St […]

50-Word Story Competition

50-Word Story Competition

To celebrate the 60th Birthday of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham on 2nd March 2020 we decided to hold a 50 Word Story competition The competition was simple. Create a 50-word story and the top 5 would be posted in our blog The response was fantastic and we received many great stories Before we announce the […]

Can you save the Spider Monkeys?

Can you save the Spider Monkeys?

British Science Week takes place between 6-15 March 2020. It is a ten-day celebration of science in the UK.    Every year there is a theme; this year the theme is ‘Our Diverse Planet’ – celebrating the amazing diversity we see across the world. There are various ways this topic can be interpreted from biodiversity […]

Dr. Seuss Day

Dr. Seuss Day

Monday 2nd March is officially Dr. Seuss Day, celebrating the life and amazing work of Theodor Seuss Geisel. Dr. Seuss was born 2nd March 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a writer and cartoonist, well known for his children’s books including The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Horton Hears a […]

Topping Off Pancake Day

Topping Off Pancake Day

Pancake day is upon us. For a lot of people, it is time to sit down with family and friends and enjoy some (or a copious amount of) pancakes. Pancake Day is not just about delicious desserts, it is also known around the world as Shrove Tuesday. It falls on the day before Ash Wednesday […]

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Just like that, Valentine’s Day is upon us. A time when the shops start stocking up on flowers, chocolates and heart-shaped everything. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s the perfect excuse to show your cheesy, romantic side.  With the flowery, lovey-dovey language that Valentine’s Day brings, it provides the perfect opportunity to teach Breadies about how language can be made more interesting. Therefore, this blog will highlight some ways you […]

The Chinese Education System – How does it work?

The Chinese Education System – How does it work?

As you may have noticed over the past month, bookings have dropped a little as students prepare for their English exams and end of term exams before the summer season. Many students will be thinking about the work they will need to do over the summer holidays and some will be a little scared about […]

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

One of the many colourful festivals to mark the Chinese Calendar is that of Duanwu Festival, known to the rest of the world as the Dragon Boat Festival. Falling on the 7th of June, the Dragon Boat festival is China’s biggest celebration in the summer, falling on the 5th day of the 5th Lunar month, […]

Educational Theory of the Month – Growth Mindsets, Dweck

Educational Theory of the Month – Growth Mindsets, Dweck

The power of “yet” Carol Dweck You may have noticed in session how some Breadies bounce straight back from mistakes, whilst others close in on themselves and can’t seem to move on from the correction. This understanding of how people deal with mistakes and failure was the focus of Dr Carol Dweck and lead to […]

Event of the Month – St Patrick’s Day

Event of the Month – St Patrick’s Day

People in the streets, green clovers falling from the sky, Guinness being passed around the crowd, it’s time for St Patrick’s Day! The day for the Patron Saint of Ireland is one celebrated not only on the Emerald Isle but around the UK and America. In this month’s newsletter we look at the history of […]