Month: March 2017

Pune Research Paper-by Peyton and Reagan

In April, our family is going to Pune. It will be nice because we are moving from cold to warm, but I think it’s going to be a little too hot. It will be a new country and a whole new continent.

A scientist found evidences of a human civilization in Pune that may have dated back to 50,000 years. He found stone age artifacts located near the Mutha river.

Pune got its name from the Rashtrakutas, which ruled over the land of Pune around the year 758 A.D. Its original name was Punaka Vishaya, which means region.

In Pune, the average temperature is 87 degrees fahrenheit. It gets pretty hot in February, with the average high being 91. They get an average of 50 days of rain each year and about 2859 hours of sunshine every year.

After doing all this research, Pune sounds like a really awesome city. We are looking forward to going and hope to have fun.

Leeds

I wasn’t real sure what to expect when we found out we were headed to Leeds for the week. I thought it might be a bit like Felixstowe without the North Sea. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how lovely this little town is. It almost reminds me of a much smaller version of London.

We are right by the city center, where there is a huge mall with lots of shops and restaurants. During the day there are different musicians that preform, creating music while you stroll by. Some are really good–others not so much.

Yesterday we went to the Royal Armouries Museum and the kids loved it! Every 1.5 hours or so throughout the day they have live performances. We got to watch a sword-fighting match, which, once we got used to the incredibly thick Yorkshire accent, we were able to learn quite a bit about the swords they used and the different techniques knights had for sword fighting. The kids learned a lot! We also got to see how English armour and weaponry has changed throughout the years–it really was quite a fascinating museum!