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Back to School Week: The School Bells Are Ringing

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The beginning of September, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, marks the start of a new school year.

But this does not need to be a sad, dismal, torrid event for school pupils.

Over the next several months, they will have an opportunity to learn new things – in science, maths, literature, arts and languages – and also have the chance to make new friends.

Still, if you really miss the holidays, just remember: Christmas gets closer every day.

Words

dismal: depressing, cheerless.
dismal in other languages

pupil: a schoolchild.
pupil in other languages

Read by John Edwin Skelton.