The start of the September is often still warm, like summer, but then the weather begins to change. Days are usually cooler, there is more wind and rain, and it gets dark earlier every day. The 22nd or 23rd is officially the first day of autumn.
At the beginning of September, children go back to school. Some of them are happy about this and some are not! The parents are usually happy though because it’s difficult to find things for the children to do all summer. Schools have had six weeks’ holiday or even longer.
Four- and five-year-olds go to school for the first time. Primary school children usually have a new teacher in September. Eleven-year-old children start secondary school and this is a big change for them. Universities start later in the month or even in October.
Some schools and village churches have a Harvest Festival. This means people celebrate the farmers collecting the food from the fields. Sometimes churches and schools collect food for poor families.
There are Heritage Open Days in September. This means people can visit historic buildings, stately homes and museums for free on special days and they can learn about architecture and culture.
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