Thursday, 28 January 2016

English Week: days 3 and 4

Yesterday and today was the time for story-telling sessions. We had two special guests for the occasion: Kirsten Tinkler, who told our younger students some horror stories about the city of London and who even used a disguise for the event; she also played the violin for the students as part of her performance! And Jamie Keddie, the famous author and public speaker, who told some stories from You Tube and got the 3rd and 4th year students really engaged with them! They were both excellent! Here are some photos of their performances:

While all this was taking place in the School Hall, the text book author Paul Kelly was quizzing the Batxillerat students: they had to answer questions from 5 different sections in small groups. There was even a small prize for the winners! All in all, these last two days have been a big success as well!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Scottish Dancing with David Vivanco!

David came all the way from Scotland to Barcelona to share the beauty of his culture with us during our school's English week!

We enjoyed the different types of sportive dancing, the mesmerizing sounds of the Scottish bagpipe, the magical musical spoons, and the delightful stories of the men who wear kilts

A video of the activity with an interview with David Vivanco


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Getting ready for the ENGLISH WEEK!

At last! Next week is the big week: THE ENGLISH WEEK! We are all excited about it and we are decorating the school. Each level has been working on a different English speaking country: 1ESO has specialised in the United Kingdom, the second-year-students have been working on Canada, 3ESO has been dealing with Australia and 4ESO with the USA. Finally, the 1BAT students have focused on New Zealand. What have they been doing? They have been searching for information about the country, giving a class presentation, filming a video and making posters. Everything is ready now for next week. And what have we got for next week? Workshops on Scottish dancing and bagpipe playing, story-telling sessions, quizzes, conferences and pop/rock Karaoke concerts!!! We can't wait for the big week to start!!!