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The History of Spring Customs and Rituals - Traditions of the British Isles

Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(189)
Discover the way Celts and others celebrated spring festivals like Imbolc and Beltane (May Day) in the UK, and find out about some stranger Easter customs too.

Class Experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Students will have an understanding of the origins and traditions of a range of spring festivals from the UK.
I am a qualified teacher in the UK and have been teaching history to students for over 25 years,  I have an Advanced Level qualification in history, and also undertake research as part of my current role.
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A fact file sheet will be sent in advance so that learners can record what they have learnt.  This can be completed in class or after class.  It is, of course, optional.
My sources include but are not limited to:
Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, by John Gregorson Campbell
Feasts and Festivals - Catherine Storr
Stations of the Sun - Ron Hutton
Celtic Mythology - Philip Freeman

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(189)
Hello everyone!
My name is Helena, and I live in the UK.  It is my pleasure to share with my learners some of the best/worst/quirky bits of Britain through my own nerdiness for history and baking.  Enthusiasm, positivity, patience, joy, respect... 
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Meets once
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(4)
Completed by 13 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 9-14
1-6 learners per class

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