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Questions about People

The following questions have been sent to us by children visiting our website.

If you have a question please use our search page first. If you still can't find the answer on our website, then please email me your question.


Policemanquestion Do the policemen of England ride horses sometimes?
Megan - Canada

Yes. You can especially see policeman on horses in London.

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question Why are your policemen called Bobbies?
Dylan - Canada

Policemen became to be known as " bobbies" after Robert Peel who founded the police. Bobby is short for Robert.

question What is the age limit for a teenager to get a part-time job?

If you are under 13, then you can't work - its the law!!!

From 13 - 16, teenagers are not allowed to work in a night-time job, or for more than a few hours per day. They can however, find jobs in small working environments, eg: delivering newspapers, that only last for a few hours everyday, after school or at weekends.

question Which British poet has his own special (national) day?

The Scottish poet, Robert Burns has his special day on 25th January, when all the Scottish people celebrate his great work.

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