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Guernsey’s Elizabeth College – A Short History

It was in 1563 that Queen Elizabeth founded and endowed her “Grammar School” in Guernsey. That school has gone on to be a major part in Guernsey’s Education life.

Is it possible to tell the sex of a Dinosaur?

They’ve all been dead for at least 65 million years, so just finding a dinosaur can seem like a minor miracle. But if you do manage to find one is it possible to tell it’s sex ?

How Happy is Your Dog ?

When it comes to the pointless application of technology then this must rank pretty high … Introducing the Wagometer

Do Fish Get Thirsty?

You’d think that being surrounded by the stuff that slakes your thirst that you would never get thirsty – but is that the case – Do Fish get thirsty?<

The Language of Caesar : Latin Phrases Everyone Should Know

A motley combination of Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Germanic dialects, the English language (more or less as we know it) coalesced between the 9th and 13th centuries. Despite this we use a lot of Latin phrases to this day. In this article we look at some of the more common Latin phrases that we should all know.

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Guernsey’s Elizabeth College – A Short History

It was in 1563 that Queen Elizabeth founded and endowed her “Grammar School” in Guernsey. That school has gone on to be a major part in Guernsey’s Education life.

Asterix – Guernsey’s Own Roman Wreck

On Christmas Day 1982 local Diver Richard Keen spotted the remains of a large wreck sticking out from the mud directly between the pierheads of St Peter Port harbour. It turned out to be the largest, most complete, seagoing Roman ship surviving outside the Mediterranean.

Pouques & Other Guernsey Folklore

Legends and superstitions thrive in Guernsey and form a large part of its rich folklore heritage. Stories all of witchcraft and fairies, devils and ghosts have been passed through the generations from family to family

Is it possible to tell the sex of a Dinosaur?

They’ve all been dead for at least 65 million years, so just finding a dinosaur can seem like a minor miracle. But if you do manage to find one is it possible to tell it’s sex ?

Do Fish Get Thirsty?

You’d think that being surrounded by the stuff that slakes your thirst that you would never get thirsty – but is that the case – Do Fish get thirsty?<

The Language of Caesar : Latin Phrases Everyone Should Know

A motley combination of Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Germanic dialects, the English language (more or less as we know it) coalesced between the 9th and 13th centuries. Despite this we use a lot of Latin phrases to this day. In this article we look at some of the more common Latin phrases that we should all know.

The founding of the Eternal City – Rome – Fact & Fiction

On the 21st April 753 BC, according to Plutarch, the city of Rome was founded. In this article we look at the myths and legends surrounding the foundation of the ‘Eternal City’.

Secrets of The Bayeux Tapestry : Hidden Meanings & Gestures

The Bayeux Tapestry is an historical artifact that never fails to impress depicting as it does such a pivotal moment in British and Channel Island history, that of the invasion & conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. But look closely and you will come across oddities that are hard to explain, mysterious characters, some named, some not, appear in the main body and borders. Add to that some of the cuirious rather theatrical gestures they appear to be making and there emerges a sense of mystery.

How did WWI End ?

The First World War, which has become a byword for a static war of attrition, ended in 1918 just as it had begun in 1914, as a mobile war. But it was a final throw of the dice by the Germans in the Sping of 1918 that was to be a ‘catalyst of the end’.

Heroic Failures

In this article we relate some rather hillarious mishaps of some of our planetary brothers & sisters.

Has the Tomb of the Mona Lisa Been Found ?

Her likeness famously hangs in the Louvre museum in Paris and she has been the discussion of endless texts trying to find out who she was and just what her enigmatic smile might mean. But the location of Mona Lisa’s mortal remains has always been more of a mystery….until now.

Out of the mouths of babes oft times come gems – some more school test funnies

As the saying goes “Out of the mouths of babes oft times come gems” … and those gems can sometimes be extremely hilarious indeed. We’ve gathered together some of the things that children have written at school in response to tests

How Happy is Your Dog ?

When it comes to the pointless application of technology then this must rank pretty high … Introducing the Wagometer

Is the 5 Second Rule for Dropping Food on the Floor Legitimate ?

The five-second rule holds that it’s okay to eat an item you dropped on the ground, as long as it was there for fewer than five seconds. But is it actually okay?

Ancient Bacteria Brought Back to Life

No this isn’t one of those crazy headlines beloved of certain ‘newspapers’, (think Sunday Sport : “WWII Bomber found on the moon”, then months later, “WII Bomber vanishes from Moon”), this is in fact a curious, if not slightly frightening, reality.

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BBC News - Guernsey

BBC News - Guernsey

The 2017 Island Games in Gotland formally get under way with the opening ceremony at Strandgardet, in the town of Visby.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 7:07 pm
BBC Sport profiles seven Channel Island stars tipped to shine at the 2017 Island Games in Gotland, which start on Saturday.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:49 am
Guernsey sprinter Cameron Chalmers pulls out of the Island Games to focus on securing a place at the World Championships.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 4:37 pm
Britain's Marcus Willis is awarded a wildcard into qualifying for Wimbledon after his fairytale run at last year's tournament.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 10:37 am
Britain's Naomi Broady earns one of the best wins of her career but Heather Watson is out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 7:05 pm
The scout commissioner who changed the promise to include all faiths is awarded a CBE.
Posted: June 17, 2017, 9:22 am

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Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin

GUERNSEY FC – The Best Small Club in the World

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