Meet Jolly George!
Jolly George is going on a journey.
This weekend, after spending a few chilly days getting to know the children at Middleham School, he set off for a warmer country: Australia! He’s on the first leg of his round the world trip. He’s our Global Pal, and he’s going to visit our classroom buddies in Australia and USA.
Why a dragon? Ella in Class 1 suggested a dragon, because dragons live in castles and Middleham has its very own castle… with dragon holes! Why is he called George? Class 2 & 3 thought of lots of names for him, but we thought George was a great name, because St George is the Patron Saint of England, and legend has it that he fought a dragon. We didn’t want him to be a scary dragon, so we called him ‘Jolly’ George.
What’s a Patron Saint?
A Patron Saint is a special Saint who is considered to be a defender of a group or nation.
In the UK:
St Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland (Saint’s Day = November 30th)
St Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland (Saint’s Day = March 17th)
St David is the Patron Saint of Wales (Saint’s Day = March 1st)
St George is the Patron Saint of England (Saint’s Day = April 23rd)
Why has Jolly George set off on a journey?
We’re very excited about starting a new Twitter project with Mrs Yollis’ class in California, USA, and….
Mrs Shannon (who we blogged with last year at her school in Tipperary Station) – and her new baby boy Oskar in Darwin, Australia.
The project will be led by our digital leaders, and the idea is to send a tweet a day about what our Global Pals get up to when they visit us.
Here are some of the things we might tweet about:
Our favourite games
Look out for us on Twitter with #globalpal!
What else could we Tweet about? What do you think would interest our friends around the world?