Shy Bairns Get Nowt / If You Dont Ask, You Don’t Get

In North East England there is a well-known saying: ‘Shy bairns get nowt,’ with ‘bairns’ meaning ‘children’ and ‘nowt’ meaning ‘nothing.’ Roughly translated into another idiom, it means ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get.’ The final cross-curricular project for my class before the summer holidays was about the 1950s. We learned about life back […]