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Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes (13th April 1570 – 31st January 1606) also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics, who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Traditionally in United Kingdom children and adults make Guy Fawkes dummies from old clothes and burn them on a bonfire and celebrate with fireworks. At BSS we will have a class activity competition for who can make the best Guy Fawkes and learn all about this historical event.

 The Fifth of November

 
Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England's overthrow.
But, by God's providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James's sake!
If you won't give me one,
I'll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!