The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary
Did you know the most expensive ancient notebook is the Codex Leicester. This notebook was used by Leonardo da Vinci to record notes on astrology and astronomy. Bill Gates bought it for $30.8 million in 1994 but he loans the book for display in popular museums in the US.
As this week sees the school’s go back, after what some of us think has been a very long summer, here are some facts about school around the world for you;
In Holland children start school on their fourth birthday so there’s always someone new in class
Kids in Finland do not start school until the age of 7, which is one of the oldest ages around the world to start school.
In Russia, children always start school on ‘Knowledge Day’ (September 1) even if it’s a weekend or a holiday.
In a remote area of Colombia, kids have to travel to school on a zip-line.
The primary school is Phumachangtang, Tibet, is thought to be the highest school in the world - At 5,373 metres above sea level, it is 200 metres higher than the base camp of Mount Qomolangma, the world’s highest mountain, known as Mount Everest in the West.
Happy World Calligraphy Day!
Did you know the word “Calligraphy” is derived from the Greek words Kallos (which means Beauty) and Graphein (which means To Write)
We are sitting at our desks here at Smart and had a thought, if you could be anywhere else right now where would you be?
We have come up with………
Disneyworld (I think most of us can guess who said this)
A beach with a cocktail (sunny obviously)
Iceland watching the Northern Lights (apparently at least one of us prefers the cold!)
Here of course (said the office suck up!)
With the start of the summer holidays last week, we thought we would show what all those pencil cases looked like on the last day of school…….
With the hottest day of the year tomorrow and some of us at Smart having to go into London, we will report back how accurate this is but we are afraid that we will be saying it is! Wish us luck…
Today we celebrate 50 years since Mans first step on the moon