Inspirational

The Danger of a Single Story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Ted Talk: The Danger of a Single Story

Trips

Trip to London

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London has been an emotional trip, a mix of experiences and emotions that I’m sure has involved everyone. Everyone had his or her moment in this trip, it could be shopping, flying for their first time, or finding themselves emotionally touched. The way that trip is planned makes it impossible for you to get bored, and you will be surrounded by your friends and new people.

Families were criticised, I’m not going to lie, but in my personal case, I had good times with Sally, my hostess. She was very interesting but she wasn’t the best chef. It’s UK, I was expecting that.

The planning was perfectly thought. All days were special and full of activities, and most of us agree that Aladdin’s musical was the best part of the trip. All the planning plus the free time you have to discover London on you own makes this trip highly recommended. I hope that if you have the option to travel next year in this trip, you do it.

Pau Mercader

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Projects

Our Lifetimes

During the 1st term the students in 2nd E worked on a project using the Past Simple. They created their own lifetimes. Then, they presented their projects to the class in an oral activity and they elected the best ones to be shown on the 2nd floor corridor. They had fun searching some old photos and remembering many good moments in their lives.

 

Our lifetimes (Video)

Inspirational

I’ll marry when I want

I’ll marry when I want

my mother can’t force me to marry

my father can’t force me to marry

my uncle, my aunt, my brother, my sister

cannot force me to marry

no one in the world can force me to marry.

I’ll marry when I want

even if you beat me

even if you chase me away

even if you do anything bad to me

I’ll marry when I want.

I’ll marry when I want

but not before I am well educated

and not before I am all grown up.

I’ll marry when I want.

Poem by Eileen Piri (13)

 

Memory Banda, Malawi
Memory Banda, leader for girls’ rights

Every year thousands of girls are forced into child marriage all over the world.  Did you know this practice existed nowadays? Have you ever thought about how different your life and theirs is? Do you think child marriage should be banned? How can we contribute to make things change? Watch Memory Banda’s talk and reflect on the issue.

A warrior’s cry against child marriage

Inspirational

New York City Marathon

The New York city Marathon is the largest marathon in the world. It is organized by the New York Road Runners and it has been run every year since 1970, except for 2012 when it was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. Participants have to run 42 kms through the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island) The race is held on the first Sunday of November and attracts professional competitors and amateurs from all over the world, almost 53,000 this year. Because of the popularity of the race, participation is chosen by a lottery system, but runners can also gain an entry by joining a team to raise funds for one of several charities. Mary Shaw is one of the members of Fred’s Team, a group of runners who raise money for the area of cancer research. She ran the last marathon on november 4th. Thank you Mary for your effort and your contribution year after year!

 

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Trips

Memories from Ireland 2018

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This year our English Department school trip has led 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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