1. ENGLANDEngland is in north-westEurope and is in the southernpart of Great Britain. It is anisland country and also partof the United Kingdom (UK).The capital city is London,which is situated in the SouthEast of the country.England is the largest countryin Great Britain and the UK.It is sometimes, wrongly,used in reference to the whole United Kingdom, the entire island ofGreat Britain, or indeed the British Isles. This is not only incorrect butcan cause offence to people from other parts of the UK. (Nationalityof the British people).Nearly 84% of the population of the UK lives inEngland, mainly in the major cities andmetropolitan areas.England - St. George and the RoseThe national flower of England is the rose.The flower has been adopted as England’s emblemsince the time of the Wars of the Roses - civil wars(1455-1485) between the royal house of Lancaster(whose emblem was a red rose) and the royal houseof York (whose emblem was a white rose).
2. COUNTRY FACTSMotto: Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)Flag: Cross of St GeorgeNational Day: 23rdApril (St. George’s Day)Population: Approximately 57,000,000 peopleNationality : English and BritishTime Zone : GMT/UTC 0 Greenwich Mean TimeClimate: Temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest windsover the North Atlantic CurrentMajor Cities: Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, SheffieldAnthem(Song):God Save the QueenLand of Hope and GloryCurrency: Pound Sterling (GBP - £)Highest point: Scafell Pike 978 m (3210 ft)Lowest Point: The Fens, 4.6 metres (15 feet) below sea levelLongest river: Thames (346 km)The Severn is officially Britains longest river as it flowsthrough both Wales and England.Largest Lake: Windermere (14.7 sq km)HighestWaterfall:Cauldron Snout (Cumbria) 60 metres (200 feet) high
3. Burton upon TrentOur Home, Our SchoolBurton upon Trent is situated in theMidlands and in the heart of the NationalForest in the county of Staffordshire. It isthe largest town in the National Forest andis internationally known as the capital ofBritish brewing thanks to its excellentwater. There are Approximately 43,784people living in our town. The River Trentand the Trent and Mersey canal wind theirway majesticallythrough the town.Burton is best known for its brewing industrial heritage,home to over a dozen breweries in its heyday. Beer is stillbrewed in the town.The town originally grew up around Burton uponTrent Abbey, which was the most important religious centre in medievalStaffordshire.It is also famous all around the world for Marmite andthe very first jar was produced here in 1902. Marmiteis an off-shoot of the beer industry using brewers’ yeastby-product to make the nutritious, rich in B vitaminsspread you legendarily either love or loathe.
4. BURTON UPON TRENT GARDENSStapenhill Gardens is a very popular local park, consisting of formalgardens, open grassland and woodland plus a popular play area. Thesite acts as a focal point for the community, with events held aroundthe swan.THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE AND GARDENSEngland has hundreds of ancient cities, interesting market towns andpretty villages which a man could spend a lifetime exploring and stillthirst for more. For many English people, it is not these Cathedralcities of grandeur, or the historic towns of old that the appreciatemost, but the very land that gave these places life - that eternalgreen, that mighty oak, that gentle flower bowing in the summerbreeze, those rolling hills of old with silver tricklingstreams - the English Countryside is where his hearttruly belongs...Most people picture the traditional English themedgarden as either a somewhat wild, flower-filledcottage garden, or a carefully manicured formalestate garden.
5. THE NATIONAL FORESTThe National Forest is one of the countrysboldest environmental projects, transforming200 square miles in the centre of England. Itoffers a range of unique funding schemesdesigned to encourage tree planting and thecreation of wildlife habitats. Burton upon Trentis in the very heart of the forest.Eden ProjectThe Eden Project is a very popularvisitor attraction in Cornwall. Inside theartificial biomes are plants that arecollected from all around the world.This organization/charity teachesvisitors how important plants are andalso use gardening as a way ofempowering disengaged people.Hope you have enjoyed reading about our country.Ta-ra me duck!(this is a typical Burtonian saying)