World Toilet Day



 World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19 November and the Bilingual Programme has focused on all the problems caused by the lack of sanitation, as 4.2 billion people in the world still do not have access to a toilet.

The "Pee, Poo and Paper" campaign, organised by the EMA, made it possible for three workshops to be given in English to the 1st and 2nd bilingual ESO students, emphasising the need to throw nothing into the toilet other than what the campaign slogan preaches.

In relation to this day and because of this campaign and workshops that have been held in the School, on Friday 19th we were lucky enough to be able to enjoy a live broadcast of a radio programme from our library.

The journalist Alicia Álvarez is the host of the programme "Hoy por hoy Gijón" and she showed us, together with the accompanying technician, how it is possible to broadcast from almost anywhere.

The live programme was attended, very attentively, by students from the 2nd year of ESO who were able to learn a lot about what is behind a radio programme. You can listen to the full programme by clicking HERE and listen to the intervention of Alberto Argüelles and Amanda Tuero, the Director, Cristina Lejarza, and the person in charge of the Bilingual Programme in our school, Amabel Barrientos, (from minute 49'35'').

One of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 is access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Only when all the world's population has it, can article 25 of the Human Rights, which discusses the right to health, be fulfilled.


More pictures here

History Projects



   This first term, students of 4th ESO have been working on three different projects related to the topics explained in Geography and History. In the first three units,  they have studied the last century of the Old Regime. During the 18th century, Enlightened intellectuals strongly criticised the stratified society and the influence of religion and superstition on people.  On the contrary, they trusted reason as the light who guided human progress. They have also studied a series of revolutionary processes which profoundly transformed Europe and its colonies. Here you have some examples of their incredible presentations.

Click on the links below.


The Birth of a Nation by Juan Pablo Angarita


Jovellanos
 by Marina García


Mary Wollstonecraft by Lucía López









The Napoleonic Empire by Alba Junquera







Voltaire by Henar Ballesteros

Thanksgiving Contest Diguise Turkey 2021!

 Once again we hold our annual "Disguise Turkey Contest" among our first year bilingual students. 
HAND IN YOUR TURKEYS TO YOUR TEACHER and....
May the best Turkey win!


These were the participants and winners:



1st Prize: Daniel Frías 1ºD
2nd Prize: Adela Cardín 1ºC
3rd Prize: Lucas García 1º A

 

Halloween Short Story by Adriana Fernández 2º B

 

                                                           Created by Adriana Fernández

Haunted School

Once upon a time, in 1921, there was a faraway village called Westview. There, very strange things happened all the time. A group of friends, Adriana, Sylvie and Steve decided to venture and go to the village to see if these stranger things were true. But they didn’t go any day; they went on Halloween s night!

When they arrived, all looked very normal, there weren’t any creepy things anywhere, so they kept walking. There were many children wearing costumes and they were trick or treating. Actually, there weren’t any strange things going on, but suddenly, Sylvie saw a poster that said: "no trespassing". She tried to convince them to go. When they passed, they started to see very strange things, the people were immobile, the friends were scared but they still walked. Adriana saw an abandoned school, so they went to the school. The school looked creepy. The door opened. All was dark, there was only a little bit of light. Adriana watched all with detail and curiosity, she saw  a special photography of a serious girl with a white dress, but if you looked at it better, it was like if there was something hidden. When Adriana called her friends, the song  “Highway to hell" by(AC/DC) started to play. They got very scared and they started to run. Sylvie went to the right, and bats appeared and started to surround her. Steve went to the left, and hands coming the up from the floor tried to catch him. Adriana went to the center and a ghost appeared. They tried to run until the song stopped. When the song stopped, the above things disappeared, but they didn't know where they were. Suddenly the wall that separated Sylvie and Steve disappeared, both heard the scream of Adriana's and they ran as fast as they could. When Adriana appeared, she had a broke white dress with blood on and she was looking downwards, when she looked up she said: "You wouldn’t believe that you would get rid of me easily, right? And her eyes lit up red.

Nobody knows what happened next, but the legend says that if you visit the school on 31st October in 100 years (in 2021) you will discover it...                                                                          

 

¿Quién controla los hilos?

Érase una vez, en 1921, había  un pueblo muy lejano llamado Westview, sucedían cosas muy extrañas, en todas las épocas del año. Un grupo de amigos, Adriana, Sylvie y Steve, decidieron aventurarse para ver si era verdad todo lo que decían de lo espeluznante de ese pueblo. Pero además, no fueron cualquier día, fueron justo en la noche de Halloween.
Cuando llegaron al pueblo se sorprendieron mucho, todo parecía muy normal, no era para nada como les habían contado, pero igual siguieron caminando. Había niños disfrazados pidiendo truco o trato, los padres se disfrazaron también para acompañar a sus hijos. La verdad, es que no había nada raro, pero de repente uno de los amigos, Sylvie, vio un cartel que ponía: no pasar. Ella los convenció para pasar, ya que podrían conseguir cosas extrañas. Se decidieron a pasar, y empezaron a ver cosas muy raras, las personas casi se movían, estaban tiesas. Aunque los amigos estaban asustados decidieron continuar. Adriana vio una especie de colegio abandonado y continuaron por ese camino. El colegio a simple vista ya se veía espeluznante, pero igual decidieron entrar, los dos estaban abrazados del miedo que tenían, cuando llegan la puerta se abre sola, entraron. Estaba todo oscuro, solo había un pequeño rayo de luz, ¿aún sigue funcionando la escuela o estará abandonada? Preguntó Steve, por la pinta que tiene, estará abandonada, le respondió Sylvie. Mientras, Adriana observaba todo con mucho detalle y curiosidad, se quedó mirando un cuadro en especial, aparecía una chica seria, con un vestido blanco, pero si lo detallabas mejor parecía que había algo escondido, Adriana le aviso a sus amigos, pero cuando se acercaron empezó a sonar la canción de highway to hell (ac/dc) todos asustados empezaron a correr, Sylvie se fue por la derecha, aparecieron murciélagos por todos lados y empezaron a rodearla. Steve se fue por la izquierda, a él le aparecieron manos del suelo que intentaban atraparlo. Adriana, que se había ido por el centro, se le apareció fantasmas y los cuadros la empezaban a seguir, todos seguían intentando correr hasta que paró la canción. Cuando la canción paró todo lo que se les había aparecido desapareció, pero no sabían dónde estaba cada uno. Pero de repente las paredes que separaban a Sylvie y a Steve desaparecieron, los dos oyeron los gritos de Adriana, empezaron a correr lo más rápido que pudieron, pero Adriana Apareció, pero estaba con un vestido blanco rasgado, llena de sangre y mirando hacia abajo, y cuando mira hacia arriba dice: ¿no creeríais que os desarías de mi fácilmente no?,  y si se le iluminan los ojos. Nadie sabe lo que pasó pero, cuenta la leyenda que si visitas el colegio el 31 de octubre dentro de 100 años (en 2021) podrías descubrirlo... 


Healthy Breakfast Desayuno Saludable

 After having the 1º ESO take a survey on their eating habits, the students in 3º analized the results with the following outcome.



It was after having these results that our students in 3rd year shared the results with the 1st year kids and explained why a healthy breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day.

Here is some footage of that very especial session.