Lessons in the "UK" Category

Introducing Caroline Hartley…

Today, let me introduce you to Caroline Hartley. She is the lead character in my new book that has recently been published by iUniverse. It is an adventure story for children and adults. There are four books in the initial Caroline Hartley series. Book One has just been released. The other three books will be released periodically.

Caroline Hartley and the Magic Key is the brand new fictional novel by D.J. Robinson. It is available from all good bookshops and on many book webpages online including Amazon. It is available in three formats: Paperback, Hardcover and Kindle edition (e-book).

Education in the UK today

Today, let’s talk about education in the UK. The framework is different to that of Continental Europe.

To begin with there is nursery school. This is for children aged 3-5. Primary school follows for children aged 5-11. This is split into two segments; Infants aged 5-7 followed by Juniors aged 7-11. Secondary school is for students aged 11-18. Students take their GCSEs when they are 16. Students aged 16-18 can take their A levels for the next two years in the school 6th form.

Sunday trading laws in England and Wales set to be relaxed

Today, let’s talk about Sunday trading in the UK. Currently smaller shops are allowed to open all day on a Sunday. Shops over 280m² are allowed to open for up to six hours.

British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, is set to unveil plans to allow shops in England and Wales to open for longer on Sundays. The proposal comes after larger shops were allowed to open for longer during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012.

Religion in Britain and its future

Today, let's talk about religion in Britain. We will discuss how it is today and how it will be in the future. The main religion in England and Wales is Anglican Christianity, as preached by the Church of England. It is a denomination of Christianity that is headed by The Queen.

Britain is multi-faith. This includes Catholics, Methodists and Baptists. Other religions in Britain include: Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam. There is also the Elim Pentecostal Church, the Church of Scotland, the Free Presbyterian Church, the United Reform Church and the Methodist Church.

Healthcare in Britain

Today, let’s talk about healthcare in Britain. The country has the National Health Service (NHS). There are also many private healthcare hospitals where patients can go to be treated.

The NHS is a wonderful thing for the people of Britain. It is though currently under enormous strain. This is because of all the migrants from Europe and beyond who also use it. One example of this is in maternity wards. Many are full of European and Russian speaking women who use the NHS for free. Once their British baby is born they claim all the benefits that go with it!

A visit to the dentist

Today, let’s talk about a visit to the dentist. It’s a place all of us at some point in our lives end up visiting. Most people hate going, as the thought of having a filling or a tooth removed generally puts the fear of god up them.

Many dental practices have a waiting room. Some magazines generally sit in a pile on a table next to some chairs. Fish tanks used to be popular in waiting rooms.