Projects

Cartoon Project

The students in 2A worked on a cartoon project during last year’s 3rd term. It was a very creative and collaborative activity they all enjoyed. Here’s their finished work, we hope you like it!

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Trips

Memories from Ireland 2018

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This year our English Department school trip has lead us to Dublin, where a group of 30 students from 4th ESO and 1st Batx had a wonderful experience. We loved Dublin and the welcoming and easy-going Irish people. We visited several interesting sites and museums, such as Malahide Castle, or Dublinia, where we could learn about Vikings and the Medieval Dublin, or the replica of the ship Jeanie Johnston, where we were taught about the Famine that took place between 1845 and 1852 and the subsequent  emigration to America. It was a very good trip we will always remember.

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WRITING PROJECT

Book Project 2ESO

Hi!

The classes of 2nC/D of the high school Joaquim Mir did a project at the end of the first term. This project was about writing a short story and illustrating it. The stories were fantastic! Each story was made by two people and it was fun! Everybody liked this because we read our classmates stories and we rated each of them. The activity was entertaining and now, many of the stories are in our school library. You can read the stories and you can write your opinion!!

Marc Palacios García 2n D

 

Books

Virginia Woolf

Photograph of Virginia Woolf in 1902; photograph by George Charles Beresford

Virginia Woolf was an English writer born on January 25th , 1882. She began writing as a young girl and published her first novel, The Voyage Out, in 1915. Woolf used the book to experiment with several literary tools, including  unusual narrative perspectives, dream-states and free association prose. She wrote modernist classics including To the Lighthouse, Orlando, and Mrs Dalloway.  In 1925 she published her remarcable novel Mrs. Dalloway, in which she interweaved interior monologues and raised issues of feminism, mental illness and homosexuality in post-World War I England. To the Lighthouse (1928), was another critical success and considered revolutionary for its stream of consciousness storytelling. Furthermore, she is considered one of the pioners of feminism, with her works A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas, in which she deffended women’s independence and autonomy. She became a member of the Bloomsbury Group, a collection of prominent intellectuals and writers that included EM Forster, Clive Bell, John Maynard Keynes and Leonard Woolf, whom she married in 1912. In her personal life, she suffered bouts of deep depression. She took her life in 1941, at the age of 59.

 

 
Projects

The Voice of Mir Travels to Space

No, it’s not science fiction… it’s real!

On December 4th, 20 students from several Catalan school centres including, Joaquim Mir High School, had the opportunity to contact the astronauts who are currently on the ISS (International Space Station), orbiting 400 km above the Earth. This activity, organized by the Castelldefels School of  Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering  of  UPC  Barcelona in collaboration with ARISS, is a project that aims to put schools and universities in contact with the ISS astronauts via amateur radio stations of the Unió de Radioaficionats del Baix Llobregat. Each school prepared a maximum of 10 questions to ask the astronauts (in English, of course!), and one of our 2nd Scientific Batx class questions was chosen among the work of more than 50 schools as one of the final 10 questions that were going to be asked to the astronauts. Arnau Pascual was going to represent our school and actually pose the question to the astronauts in real time.

The day of the connection in Casteldefels, our participants – 4 students and the Technology teacher Josep Anguera- had a very interesting experience. It was the astronaut Mark Vande Hei from NASA who answered the questions from the students, and he explained, for example, how he felt the first time he slept on the space station,  or how the lack of gravity affects astronauts.

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Arnau says he was very nervous, but wouldn’t mind to repeat the experience.

So congratulations to our students, and we hope the voice or Mir will never stop travelling!

Songs

Are You Lost in the World?

 

Video: Are You Lost in the World like Me?

Watch this video. Do you think the main character feels lost? Have you ever felt like him? What are the people around him doing? What is their source of life?

Choose the three words that best describe the main character’s feelings from the following list.  Explain why you chose each of them with examples from the video.

Stress, loneliness, happiness, sadness, isolation, frustration, love, hate, pain, calm, apathy, sympathy, empathy, worry, euphoria, pleasure, impotence, anger, despair, unawareness, disappointment, fear, hope.

Write a comment on the use of technology and mobile phones in particular in our society.

(This is a task for 2L and 2M)