Last week 2n Batxillerat students who took part in the Spanish and English Literature Workshop visited London. This trip is planned as an opportunity for students to learn more about the authors they have studied during the workshop at School. Here’s a brief summary on the different places they have visited the past few days.
On our first day we went to Charles Dickens Museum and enjoyed the company of a tour guide who explained many details about London’s traditions, literature and history. Although we were very tired from the trip, we found these activities very interesting and took part in all different workshops they had prepare for us.
On Friday we visited the University of Kent in Canterbury. It was a practical experience for us because we walked around its campus with students who showed us the facilities and shared their own experiences. In the afternoon, we went to Canterbury’s old town and learnt about Canterbury Tales through an interactive tour. Later in the evening we went back to London and had dinner near Piccadilly.
Next day, we spent all morning in Notting Hill. It was nice because there’s always a market in Portobello Road on Saturdays. After that, we went to Hyde Park which is even more impressive during Christmas time thanks to WinterWonderland, a free theme-park with lots of Christmas decorations. In the afternoon we visited the Globe, which is actually the theatre of one of the authors we studied in our Workshop, William Shakespeare.
In spite of the fact that we were very tired, we also made the most of our day on Saturday and visited The National Gallery and Buckingham Palace. Right after we had lunch around that area, we took the Gatwick Express and started our journey back home.
English Day was a success! The annual event had all students involved. Everyone celebrated the importance of the English language through engaging exercises. Ranging from the Stone Age to modern and futuristic times, students were able to become creative with such activities like designing their own pirate telescopes and coat of arms.
The students from 1ESO were responsible for the Stone Age period. They presented the importance of the Stone Age weapons and taught the younger primary students how to make a bow and arrow from only an ice pop stick, dental floss and cotton buds. Other students presented the importance of the rock art as the origin of human emotions in art and the last group had the younger students paint their very own rocks while helping them colour it according to how they feel that day.
2ESO created activties from the Middle Ages. Similarily to 1ESO, the four groups had a wide range of fun activities for the younger students. From presenting the importance of the Middle Ages, to creating a cardboard castle, students were able to design their own coat of arms and sundial, the earliest way of telling time, created from paper plates.
The 3ESO students taught the other students about the Roman Times. Such activities like a game based on Roman numerals was a hit! Students enjoyed the Roman jewlery craft and became experts on the Roman army. How cool are these?
Ahoy Matey! Lets become pirates for a day! 4ESO students had a lot of fun teaching the others about pirates! They designed their own activities from creating eyepatches to pirate telescopes and treasure maps.
1batxillerat taught the students about the Modern Age and futuristic times through the creation of an escape room and hangman game with vocabulary from the Modern Age. Students also had the chance of becoming painters of the Modern Age by recreating their own art.
English Day has become a fantastic way to get the entire school involved. All students enjoyed the celebration and learnt about the time periods of history while having a blast! Fantastic job!
Empezamos el último día con una interesante visita a The Globe, la reproducción del teatro de Wiliam Shakespeare, donde nos explicaron cómo lo construyeron, las obras que se representaban y sus cambios a lo largo de estos años, además de una demostración del vestuario que los actores usaban. Para mostrarlo, disfrazaron a uno de nuestros compañeros y fue divertido ver como, paso a paso, Roger se transformaba en Ophelia. Incluso pudimos grabar un mannequin challenge en ese escenario de lujo y de la mano del guía del museo. Al salir, pudimos dar un paseo por el mercado navideño que había en esa zona y con unas vistas de lujo: Saint Paul’s Cathedral, donde nos acercamos poco más tarde para seguir nuestro recorrido en bus hasta Buckingham Palace, terminando allí esa maravillosa mañana con una comida todos juntos. Una comida con un toque de despedida, ya que después de comer paseamos hasta el hotel para recoger nuestras maletas y nos dirigimos hacia el aeropuerto en tren desde Victoria Station. Esta vez no sufrimos los efectos de la huelga de trenes, pero cuando llegamos al aeropuerto de Gatwick, nos enteramos de que nuestro avión salía con retraso y pasamos un par de horas extra en el aeropuerto –al fin y al cabo… ¡aún estábamos en Londres! Finalmente, cogimos el avión a las 9 de la noche, para así finalizar por completo nuestro viaje. La mañana del lunes fue algo dura, pero los cuatro días que dejamos atrás nos ayudaron a paliar tal dureza. Como dirían en Londres, fue ¡unbelievable!
To celebrate English Day, last Friday we did a poetry and contemporary dance workshop with some 3ESO and 4ESO students. 2Batxillerat students volunteered and helped us creating our coreographies from the poems we had previously read and analized. We had a great morning reading poems and creating movement, trying to give motion beauty to the poem “When you are old”, by William Butler.
Els alumnes de 1Batxillerat que participen en el workshop de booktrailers tornem a treballar després de l’aturada de les setmanes d’exàmens trimestrals. Avui, primer dia de muntatge a l’aula d’informàtica. Aquests projectes tenen molt bona pinta…
Aprofitant que els alumnes de Batxillerat aquesta setmana estan fent les presentacions orals sobre les lectures del tercer trimestre, avui alumnes de 5EP ens han fet una visita per presentar els seus projectes. Hem quedat ben parats del seu nivell d’anglès i de l’excel·lència de la seva feina i la seva presentació. Great job, people!!!