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Christmas in Cambridge!

The tree, the mince-pies and the advent calendar!The tree, the mince-pies and the advent calendar!

It's December already and at Central Language School, Cambridge we love to give our students an experience of British Christmas traditions as well as the opportunity to hear about why we celebrate Christmas.

Students enjoyed a typical Christmas lunch prepared by the staff and decorated the school with a tree, paper chains and tinsel. As in any British home with children, our students even have an advent calendar, with a Christmas quiz question each day and the student who answers correctly is the one who gets to eat the chocolate!

Carol-singing, mince-pie making and watching the film of 'A Christmas Carol' are all part of the usual activities in the week before we close.

The end of term culminates with a nativity play performed by our students who spend half a morning reading the Christmas story and then make up their own modern-day version, which is usually hilarious!

Cambridge is most famous for the Carols at Kings service on Christmas Eve from Kings College Chapel. Some students who stay in Cambridge for Christmas may choose to queue up all day long on 24 December and get a place to watch the live performance at 3pm. In order to get one of the 600 seats, it is advisable to start queuing by 9am! The service is broadcast by the BBC World Service, so do try to listen to it in whichever country you live in!

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