Monday, 23 April 2018

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day is celebrated every year on April 23. UNESCO undertakes the responsibility of the event. With the help of the event, UNESCO aims to inculcate reading habits among people, especially the youth and highlight the various issues surrounding authors, publishers and other related parties.

The first ever World Book Day was celebrated on April 23, 1995. The date as decided by UNESCO as it was also the death and birth anniversary of William Shakespeare, a world famous author. The date also coincided with the death anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes, who was a noted Spanish author. Some other well known authors whose birth or death anniversary falls on this day are Maurice Druon, Josep Pla and Halldor Laxness.

The idea of the day was taken from a Spanish tradition. April 23rd has always been celebrated as “The Rose Day” in Spain (Barcelona). On this day, people exchanged roses for showing their love and support, much like the Valentine’s Day. However, in 1926, when Miguel de Cervantes dies on the day, people exchanged books instead of roses in order to commemorate the death of the great author. The tradition continues to this day in Spain and that’s from where the idea of the World Book Day came about.

There is also the tradition of organizing a reading marathon spanning two days in Spain, at the end of which an author is given the coveted Miguel de Cervantes prize by the King of Spain. In Sweden, writing competitions are organized across schools and colleges.

So....  are you going to read any book today??? ;-)

Earth Day 2018

Yesterday was Earth Day and one more time, it has been marked with an animated doodle on the Google homepage.The idea for Earth Day came after a particularly bad oil spill disaster took place in California in 1969. Politicians and activists banded together to push for environmental reform, and held the first Earth Day on 22 April, 1970. Twenty-million Americans reportedly took part in demonstrations across the country, and the day is now credited with spawning the global green movement.


Monday, 16 April 2018

Spring Fair 2018

On Friday (04 / 05 / 18) we will celebrate the Spring Fair. As far as I know you have been working on the different stuff you will bring and things you will do in your stall on that day. I just hope we all have a great day !!!

REMEMBER: As we did last year, all the money collected will be for charity and in the following days we are going to vote and choose an important NGO.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Year 7 in Arqueopinto

We are back from a great day in Arqueopinto. It was a wonderful day out with lots of activities and workshops where you did experience things I have been explaining to you in the first and second term. Raúl (our tour guide) did explain very well the evolution of settlements, as we did in Geography last term and other issues about different tribes and groups of people such as Celts, Iberians (Carpetanos) and Romans, as we did in History too. They gave us incredible information about the evolution of people and cultures, the same as Mercedes did in "Conocimiento del medio". Over all I think the activity we enjoyed quite a lot was watching and practicing the war techniques of Romans. Here you have some pictures of our day out.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

International Women's Day (IWD)

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. Since those early years, International Women's Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike.

Congratulations to everybody for the interesting assemblies in Fresnos and Mataespesa sites. Despite the event is called Women's Day it has been a great day to think about all of us and to respect and value each other a little bit more. Well done!

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Year 11's National Parks

We have been talking about different issues in our lessons of "Leisure and tourism", there are different types of tourism in LEDC's and MEDC's. We have been talking about Ecotourism in developed and developing countries. I am including a useful link on here to revise National Parks for the IGCSE.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Year 7's...... Africa

Dear Year 7's,

Just a quick message on here to bring you the "intro" video about Africa. It might help you to refresh your mind about the second topic we are covering this term. REMEMBER..... The global test will be about "River/floods and Africa".

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.