Rio Grande Spring 2016

Along the banks of the Rio Grande wildflower bloom each spring. The river has, since 1845, marked the boundary between Mexico and the United States from the twin cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, to the Gulf of Mexico. As such, it was across this river that Texan slaves fled when seeking their freedom, aided by Mexico's liberal colonization policies and abolitionist stance.

Along the banks of the Rio Grande wildflower bloom each spring. The river has, since 1845, marked the boundary between Mexico and the United States. As such, it was across this river that Texan slaves fled when seeking their freedom, when Mexico abolished slavery in 1828.

In this week’s broadcast Rio Grande talk about Autism Awareness Week, what it is and what children can do to help autistic children at school. The children also tell us some interesting facts about Ancient Egypt that they’ve been learning about and finally we celebrate St Patrick’s Day with limmericks and poems (you can read them here).

Last but not least, listen to the end to find out Miss Savvides song choice if she was stuck on a desert island.

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Featured music this week:
John, I’m Only Dancing  by David Bowie
King Tut  by Steve Martin & The Toot Uncommons
These Days by The Velvet Underground & Nico
I’m Shipping up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys

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Zambezi Autumn 2015

Victoria-Falls

This is a photo of Victoria Falls, a waterfall located on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This week with Zambezi class you can learn Spanish and know more about Irish dancing. Listen to the children reading Flanders Field (a Second World War poem by John Mc Crae) and join in on a game of 21 Questions.

Learn the answer to two childrens’ questions this week: Can you keep tigers in the UK? and How do you make a simple battery? (click here to see more details on making a lemon battery)

Finally, listen to our new Desert Island Discs inspired section and Ms Fisher’s choice for the week.

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Music featured this week:
Entre Dos Aguas by Paco de Lucia
The Irish Rover by The Dubliners
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ by Michael Jackson
Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks

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