This week, the pupils of class 8c were introduced to a rather silly, but quintessentially English tradition: we made our own Christmas crackers and pulled them afterwards.
What is a cracker? Well, it looks like a little round present and has four important ingredients: a little explosive cracker snap, a paper crown (which must be worn for dinner), a tiny present and a joke. It is a running gag that the jokes are old and really “unfunny”: Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting? Because they always drop their needles.
However, there are also political jokes and there is even a competition for the best joke of the year.This year’s winning jokes show how the British never lose their sense of humour even in terribly difficult times.
Why are Santa’s reindeer allowed to travel on Christmas Eve? They have herd immunity.
And of course, there is a little BANG when you pull your cracker.
Merry Christmas to you all from class 8c and their English teacher