Our Gurdwara Trip

 The Gudwara

What is the Gurdwara

The Gurdwara is the Sikh’s place of worship.

Our trip

On Wednesday 8th February years 5/6 visited the Gurdwara. When we got there, we had to take our shoes off, wash our hands and the girls had to put a head scarf on. The boys had to put a hat on (the Sikhs call them a turbane). Next a lady took us upstairs to the main room where she showed us where the Sikhs would pray. It was very pretty😏. In the main room they keep the Guru Granth Sahib (their holy book). After that, the lady took us to a different room where she taught us more about her religion with a power point that she created. Later that day, many other people fed us langar, which was basically rice, lentil soup and chapati. Everybody enjoyed it very much! After we ate, they gave us ice lollies and sweets! 

To the people who were there, I’d like to say……

THANK YOU!!!!!

How Does YouTube Work?

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YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno in California. This service was created by three PayPal employees: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005.

To help connect users to the videos they are looking for, YouTube uses a ‘complex algorithm’ made up of over one million lines of code. When you search for a video, the algorithm decides which search results it will show you and in what order. One of the main factors used to rank the results is video metadata. This is the title, description, thumbnail and tags that you give your video when you upload it, so you should make sure they are relevant to the content of the video and what people might search for to find it.

“Every video uploaded to YouTube is stored in at least one of Google’s 14 data centres spread across the world. These enormous buildings contain thousands of servers – the powerful computers that handle the billions of Google searches made every day and also store your videos. Giant cooling towers keep the temperature inside at a steady 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) to ensure the equipment runs smoothly, and each piece of data is stored on at least two servers for extra security. The data centres can also communicate with each other to send information between them. When you upload your video it will be stored at the data centre nearest you, but when someone wants to play it, the video will be sent to their nearest data centre for quick access. This also means that in the event of a fire or other disaster, the data is sent to another data centre so that it’s always accessible.”

Find out more at: https://www.howitworksdaily.com/how-does-youtube-work/

Holes

In Nightingale class we have been reading a book called Holes!

Teenager Stanley Yelnats IV lives in Texas with his destitute family, who have been cursed with misfortune for centuries. His ancestor Elya broke a promise to fortune teller Madame Zeroni. The family had potential for a better livelihood until Stanley’s great grandfather was robbed by Katherine “Kissin’ Kate” Barlow, a schoolteacher-turned-criminal. One day, Stanley is falsely accused of stealing a pair of sneakers and is convicted. He decides to attend Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, in lieu of serving a jail sentence.

He arrives to find that the camp is situated on a dried-up lake. The camp is run by its warden, Louise Walker, her assistant Mr. Sir, and camp counsellor Dr. Kiowa Pendanski. The inmates spend each day digging holes in the lakebed to “build character,” and may earn a day off if they find anything interesting or unusual. Stanley is eventually accepted into his tent group and is given the nickname “Caveman” by them. Later, Stanley finds a golden lipstick tube in his hole with the initials “KB” engraved on it. He gives the tube to his group’s leader X-Ray, who in turn gets a day off. On Walker’s orders, the group enlarges the hole which X-Ray had dug, but they find nothing and eventually resume digging individual holes. Later, after taking responsibility for fellow group member Magnet stealing Mr. Sir’s sunflower seeds, Stanley is taken to Walker’s house where old wanted posters and newspapers lead him to suspect that “K.B.” stands for Kate Barlow.