Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Conference time!

 Our 4ESO students had the chance yesterday to enjoy an interesting talk about how to become a president in the USA.

 As a school, we were very honoured to have Janet deCesaris with us. She is a professor at the Pompeu Fabra University. She kindly accepted our invitation to participate in our English Week but, due to technical problems, her talk had to be postponed until yesterday. The conference took place in the School Hall and the students enjoyed the chance of having a native American speaker at the school.

The talk was really interesting: she went through all the long, difficult steps the candidates of both Democat and Republican parties have to follow before they even have the possibility of being elected candidates for their party. She made the students think about whether the American electoral system is a fair one or if there existed a way of improving it and how. She also gave her view on the present elections in the USA and who seemed to be the most plausible candidates. At the end of her talk the students had the chance to ask her some questions about it.

We would like to express our most sincere gratitude for her contribution. Thank you so much, Janet!


Monday, 25 April 2016

Hamlet at school

Two Hamlets visit our school to commemorate 400 years of Shakespeare’s death. Pepe Segura and Pol Blavia… Now that's talent!

On Friday 22nd, these two superb actors went on stage to perform one of the most famous monologues from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: TO BE OR NOT TO BE… THAT IS THE QUESTION. Dressed up for the occasion, and with the help of a skull and a dagger, they performed their roles with breathtaking skill! Pepe started his part in English, and Pol finished the monologue in Catalan. The result was a ten out of ten! Listening to them, one had the certainty that that wouldn't be the last time we could witness their good acting skills. Congratulations and thank you very much!

Watch the videos of the performance:

The Tree of Wisdom

What makes us wise? What is wisdom? What wise advice can we give to each other? This year, as part of the students’ tasks for Saint George’s day, all the ESO students were asked to participate in the display of a big mural entitled “The Tree of Wisdom”. What was their contribution? The students wrote their ideas on some colourful leaves to complete this magnificent tree! All this was carried out under the supervision of our artistic speaking assistant, Adnan Rawi, who also prepared the background and painted the trunk of the tree. Thank you so much, Adnan!

Here is the result of such a great piece of art, with photos of the students from different groups, as they came down to the school hall to leave their contribution on the wall.

In the making: Adnan and Zulema in action!

Carmen and Sonia helped with the title!

3ESOB students and their leaves

  2ESO acollida


 The final result!
 Some leaves in detail

   2ESO K