British New Year Traditions

In the heart of London, Big Ben strikes midnight on the 31st December to welcome in the New Year. The famous London fireworks are set off at this time from the London Eye lighting up London’s skyline.  Friends and family together hand in hand sing the traditional ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Scottish song meaning as “times gone by” […]

Astro Pi takes to the Sky!

Using the Raspberry Pi, an Astro Pi computer has been created! The Astro Pi has been launched into space this morning at 11:02 am with Briton Tim Peake. Taking the Astro Pi to the International Space Station (ISS) is one of the most exciting parts of his six month journey he mentioned. School aged students designing experiments for Tim to complete in space will […]

5 things you didn’t know about Clare College

One of our summer school centres where international students come over to the UK to learn English is based at Clare College, Cambridge University. Founded in 1326, here are some interesting facts that you might not have known about the College.. 1. The buildings currently surrounding the ‘Old Court’ were built over 77 years ago.   2. […]

London Festive Fun 2016

London, the magnificent capital city of the United Kingdom holds many Christmas festivities and events over the winter holiday season. Home tuition students currently learning English with us in the UK…these are a few must see’s this Christmas 2016! Winter Wonderland! Immerse yourself in a fun and exciting Christmas environment this winter. This wonderful event held […]

Wartime Remembrance

Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, on the 11th November at 11:00 am, people all over the United Kingdom stop for a two-minute silence to honour the sacrifice and heroic efforts from the soldiers in World War One. Poppies grew on the fields around the fallen soldiers, giving us the Poppy as a symbol of remembrance today. Memorial […]

Young Leaders Shortlisted For English Language ELTon Award

Bucksmore Young Leaders has been nominated in the category for ‘Innovation in Learner Resources’. After a number of months of anticipation since submitting an application in November 2014, the British Council released the shortlisted nominees on March 18th including Bucksmore Young Leaders. It is joined in ‘Innovation in Learner Resources’ nominations by Atama-ii Graded Reader […]

15 reasons to love London

As everyone starts getting back to work or school and the Christmas meals and New Year Eve’s fireworks begin to feel more or more like a distant memory, we thought it would be a good idea to write an article about our beautiful capital – which is (of course!) also known to you as the […]