Thursday, 21 December 2017

DRAMA - AT THE HOSPITAL

Hello again dear friends:

In this post, I want to show you the drama the students in our school have developed. They were patients, nurses and doctors for a day. Through this video we can learn some healthy habits we should have, some healthy food we should eat and some recommendations for a better life. It deals with the contents we have been working in Applied Knowledge, Natural Science and English. I hope you like it because they did it as professional actors and actresses and they enjoyed a lot that moment.

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Regards, Christopher.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

SCHOOL TRIP TO MOJÁCAR (ALMERÍA)

Hello again dear friends!

This post is about the school trip to Mojácar we (4th, 5th and 6th levels) did the last Thursday, the 23rd November. We left school at 9:20. It was really sunny, as usual. We went to Mojácar by bus and near the seaside, so we enjoyed the beautiful coastal landscape through the windows. We arrived at the shopping centre at 10:00 and we went upstairs to Kiss FM (it is in the second floor), the radio station (106.8 FM). There, Richard was a good host and he was outside waiting for us. We sang the “Happy Birthday” song because it was his. Then, we went inside the radio station and we can appreciate how the radio works (the music, the interviews, the reception, the phone calls…). Some of the students take part in the live programme and Richard and the students interviewed each other. It was a good experience for both. We are really thankful for the time we stayed there and all the members who work in Spectrum FM. Later, we had breakfast in a near park.

The second place we visited was an art gallery. There, an English couple was waiting for us to show how they feel and transmit their feelings through the art. The paintings were colourful and quite good. After the introduction, the students interviewed them for about 20 minutes.

The last place we went was the city centre and there we can enjoy the viewpoint. Then, we went to the tourist office and one group heard some explanations about the history of the city, the festivals, the traditions, and we watched a video.  Meanwhile, the other two groups were buying some souvenirs (presents) for their families and they can practice their English (and French).

It was 13:30 pm and we had to come back to school. Anyway, we reached the main aim of the school trip: the use and practice of the English language. The students enjoyed a lot the experience and we are sure we will repeat this school trip next year. We are really thankful to Spectrum FM, the art gallery “Fuente de Mojácar” and the tourist office whose members were always in contact with the school and planning the activities. You can look at all the photos we took by clicking the following one.


Regards, Christopher.

STORYTELLING BY ALAN KENNEDY - THE POOR SISTER

Hello again dear readers!

Although it is too late, I have to tell you the fact that our students of 4th level A and B enjoyed the storytelling titled “The Poor Sister” and played by the well-known storyteller Alan Kennedy last Wednesday, the 4th October. First of all, the students arrived to the assembly hall while listening to the amazing sound made by the Scottish pipe played by Alan (he is a good musician, too). When they sat, the story started.

Some days before, we were reading the plot of the story in the class and talking about different fairy tales the students knew, such us “The little red riding hood”, “The princess and the pea”, “Rapunzel”, etc. We talked about the story, the plot, the characters, the sceneries… and this idea prompted the students to take part in Alan’s story.

In “The poor sister”, a couple had two children, a horrible, spoiled little boy and a kind daughter. They preferred the boy and gave the younger girl lots of hard work. They wanted her to suffer. The girl’s pet was special and saved her from a hard life. They wore wigs and hats, they talked to each other in English and, the most important aim, they enjoyed their time a lot. When we went back to the classroom, we talked about the experience and all the students voted they want to repeat it next year. I am really proud of my students and the interest they show in the English lessons. Thanks Alan for your help and we hope you can came back next year. You can look at the photos just clicking the following one.

Regards, Christopher.

 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

THANKSGIVING DAY - HISTORY AND VIDEOS


Hello again dear friends!

This post is about “Thanksgiving day”. Apart from Christmas, Thanksgiving is the most important festivity in the USA. It became a feast in the early days of the American colonies almost four hundred years ago.

In 1620 a boat filled with more than one hundred people sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in the New World. This religious group, called Pilgrim Fathers, had begun to question the beliefs of the Church of England and they wanted to separate from it. Their first winter in the New World was difficult. They had arrived too late to grow many crops, and without fresh food, half the colony died from disease.

The following spring the Iroquois Indians taught them how to grow corn. They also showed how to hunt and fish. In the autumn of 1621, The Pilgrim Father to thank God and the Local Indians had a feast. After the USA became an independent country, Congress declared the fourth Thursday in November” Thanksgiving Day” a national holiday.

Turkey, corn, pumpkins and cranberry sauce are important symbols of this festivity. You can click the pictures and watch the video about this important festivity in the USA. Enjoy!!!

Regards, Christopher.