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POSITIVE THOUGHTS FROM MY LOCKDOWN

This year, a small group of 1st Bachillerato students started an e- twinning project together with students from Palouriotissa, Cyprus and  IIS “E. Siciliano” di Bisignano Italy

The title of the project was  “12 Months, 12 Pictures, 12 Quotes, A Motivation Calendar”

The original idea was that   students of  three different schools were responsible for one specific month . They should  take a picture which represented that month and write their own motivation quote. This would be  an opportunity to improve, to be better, to get a little bit closer to their goals and to  find different solutions in their everyday lives.

Students wrote self- introductions and recorded video to show their parterns who they were. Then they made trivial games  about their own  countries so as their European partners could learn more about their countries and culture.

When we were ready to begin with our motivation calendar , Covid -19 broke into our lives and the whole situation changed from night to day. Our mates from Cyprus and Italy were in a similar or worse situation than us: schools closed, suffering everywhere., uncertainty. The difficult situation made it impossible to continue with our project.

However ,as our Italian partner claimed  “Our motto is #It will be alright and we want to extend this hope to everyboby “, we decided to send  good energy to all students. Each school created a padlet with images and  thoughts  by students  in the middle of this pandemic crisis.

This is  our result

 

 

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Saint Patrick´s Day

ST. PATRICK’S DAY is a cultural and religious holiday held annually on March 17. Named after the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, the day celebrates Irish heritage with food, parades, drinks, Irish lore, and an assortment of green-colored things even green beer

Today the holiday is celebrated around the world, with much of the modern traditions inspired by Irish expatriots in the United States.  (Sydney Combs. National Geographic)

Who was Saint Patrick?

Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain  in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity.   By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools. Many legends  grew up around him—for example, that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity Ireland came to celebrate his day with religious services and feasts. ( Encyclopaedia Britannica)

As our 3º ESO B students have been reading the book All About Ireland  this year, we decided to go a little further making them look into some of the most relevant aspects  of Irish culture, history, and traditions. The result ol all this work was shown in a series of posters that we displayed in our centre. To enrich this vision of the Emerald Island, we organised an exhibition. Many Irish stuff such as  T-shirts, sweaters, school uniforms, school diaries, maps, mugs, souvenirs items, bags, toys and of course, the worldwide famous Guinnes beer, were present in it.

It was a pity that  our high school lockdown, due to the coronavirus outbreak, made it impossible to celebrate St Patrick´s Day as  we had planned beforehand.We are pretty sure that we will be able to commemorate this  Irish event next year.

 

 

 

 

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November: Science Week

Last November we celebrated “Science Week” (from 11th to 15th), We chose these dates because November 15th is the day of Saint Albert The Great, the Patron  Saint of Science.Resultado de imagen de albert the great

This year we wanted to honour all women who were ignored in the past but whose contribution to science has been essential. So 3º ESO students have done this beautiful mural showing the life and the achievements of these brave,intelligent women who contributed so much to science development.

If you want to know more, I invite you to read “Mujeres de Ciencia“, by Rachel Ignotorfsky.  It is available on Librarium.

Ana Lancho.

 

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Umayrah Ali

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Today, some 1st Bachillerato students have made an interview to Umayrah Ali, our English conversation assistant this year. In this interview they have asked her about her life, her likings and her opinion about Spain:

● Where are you from?
I’m from Glasgow, in Scotland.

What are you doing in Spain this year?
I’m here to learn Spanish because I’m studying it at university.

Why did you decide to study Spanish?
At first I wanted to study French and Italian, but I found them hard and I decided to
learn Spanish. It was easier than the others.

What do you like about Spain?
I like the food and the people, and I like the fact that Spanish culture is based on
family. I’m a family person, and that’s one of the reasons why I like this country.

What’s your favourite place in Spain?
I really like Andalucía, specially Marbella because it is near the beach, and I love the sea.

How many countries have you visited?
I have visited Turkey, Hungary, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

● For you, what’s the best place in the world?
My favourite country is Hungary because Budapest is very pretty.

What do you like doing in your free time?
I really like to cook and in Scotland I​ ​like driving my car and going out​ with my friends.

Do you like animals?
Yes, my favourite animals are cats.

What do you prefer, teaching in primary school or in secondary school?
Both are very different. In primary school children want to speak English all the time, but in secondary school it is sometimes difficult because teenagers don’t want to speak English so much.

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2019-2020 Welcome back

Hi again . We are starting  a new academic year full of ideas, plans, new students and teachers. Our bilingual section has grown. It reaches up to 3º ESO, so more than 56 pupils will have more lessons in English. Ana Lancho teaches Biology in 1º ESO and Physics and Chemistry in 2nd and 3rd ESO together with Agapito teaching geography and history . Both of them are in charge of the aicle subjects. The English department is composed by 4 members: Pepa, Juan Pedro, M. Ángeles and Yolanda. This year a conversation assistant is joining us. Her name is Umayrah and she comes from Scotland. As part of our yearly plan each month is going to be devoted to some special event, celebration or date . To start with, October will be the month of The Discovery of America. Agapito and his 2nd ESO students will work about this significant event in our History.

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E-twinning project:

4º ESO B students are taking part in an international  project on  e-twinning . E-twinning is a learning European platform  which offers both ,students and teachers, the opportunity to communicate, share  and develop projects within a secure network. The title of our project is Christmas around Europe. Students from several countries :Poland, Italy, Croatia ,Romania and Spain will show how Christmas is celebrated in their countries.

The main goals of the project are:

1. Getting to know Christmas customs and traditions around Europe
2. Developing language skills
3. Improving the knowledge of Twinspace and communication tool

The work will be developed in four steps:

1. Introduction of the different groups of students
2. Sharing  information about Christmas food, church services, family gatherings . The participants will sing ”Silent Night” in a native language
3. Christmas cards exchange
4. The display of X-mas cards in each school sharing the experience

We have just finished our introduction. This is the result:

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JOB PROFILE:DRONES DRIVER

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Where do they study?

In the ATO schools, which are schools that are accredited by the State Agency for Air Safety (AESA), which is the body that regulates airspace and drone flight.

What do they do?

Maintenance tasks:check turrets and power lines, telephone stations and wind turbines.
 
Home deliveryIn the future, instead of opening the door tothe dealer we will be waiting for a drone to bring us the order home.
Real estateTake panoramic views of birds. Especially for urbanizations or land with potential for construction.
Wedding photographyMany couples want to give a newapproach to their album. That’s why they hire cameradroneto take pictures from the heights.
Police operations: Search of missing people, forests fires, rescue of survivors ,control of borders and many others.

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Why do they do it?

Generating business opportunities, for infrastructure,agriculture and transportation, drons can generate  interesting business opportunities.
It is one of the jobs with more future opprtunities.
What are the requirements?

 

-Demonstrate some theoretical and practical knowledge.
-Being over 18 years
-A valid medical certificate.
-Be registered in AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea)
-Have specific civil liability insurance for aircraft.

What skills do they need?

To know about radiocontrol or robotics,  both the aircraft and all the systems it includes, as well as handle it safely when it is in the air.

When do they work?

They work when they are hired by a company that needs the services of a drone pilot or selfemployed, being 
a freelancerand offering to perform work or activities related to a drone.
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Peace Day Essays

In order to celebrate Peace Day, some of our students wrote about the idea of peace. Here we have some of their best compositions:

“Peace is a very important issue. Some say that if we all work together we will achieve world peace, but I think it´s impossible. The human race is violent by nature. There will always be a fight somewhere”. Victoria.

“We must fight for peace and for wars to end. May we all live free and without fear, that guns and bombs are only used in video games and not to kill other people for their colour, religion, regions or opinions”. Lidia.

“Peace Day is one of the most beautiful days, because the most beautiful thing is peace. But it is something unusual; that is why we have chosen a day to remind us that we should all be in peace”. Álvaro.

“In my opinion, peace is a very difficult thing to get because in this world there are many types of people and it is impossible that we don´t find conflicts. Then, it is impossible to find peace.” Aritz.

“It is important for everyone, because you live better. A world without peace would be a disaster. Many people die if there is war and with peace that would not happen. War is bad for living beings and for the Earth.” Nerea and Carmen.

“In my opinion, peace in the world is a very important issue. Many countries do not know what peace is since they are always at war. I think that every country should agree to avoid confrontations that cause many deaths and many social problems. The truth is that it is very difficult but not impossible, since Trump presides…” Kevin and Nerea.

No doubt, our students know peace is a serious matter. Their future depends on it.

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Computer Engineer

WHERE DO THEY WORK ?

They work in computer mechanics workshops, with people who fix computers.

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WHAT DO THEY DO?

they do a lot of different  Jobs :

  • Web programmer.
  • Mobile app builder E-commerce platform manager.
  • Technological consultant.
  • IT project manager.
  • Computer systems designer.
  • Video game creator.
  • Telecommunications Expert
  •   ComputerIn charge of the IT area of a company.
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What are the requirements ?

  • Having knowledge and ease of mathematics since it is an engineering and during the first years recommended subjects are taken.
  • A good level of English, since the greatest source of information is in this language.
  • Logical and analytical reasoning capability.
  • interest in technological advances and research.
  • Ease of adapting to new situations, methods and technologies.
  • Ease of working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Curiosity, creativity and imagination.
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Cybersecurity Lawyer

-WHAT IS CYBER SECURITY?

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Cybersecurity refers to the protection of hardware, software, and data from attackers. The primary purpose of cyber security is to protect against cyberattacks like accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information.

-WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF CYBER SECURITY?

 

  • It protects the business against ransomware, malware, social engineering, and phishing.
  • It protects end-users.
  • It gives good protection for both data as well as networks.
  • Increase recovery time after a breach.
  • Cybersecurity prevents unauthorized users.

WHERE DO THEY WORK?

Cybersecurity careers are complex and many roles can be found with banks, retailers and government organizations. At work, you can expect to protect an organization’s files and network, install firewalls, create security plans and monitor activity.

-HOW MUCH DO THEY EARN?

Salary of a junior technical cybersecurity expert is around 30,000 euros. And that after 6 or 7 years of experience, you can reach 50,000 and even 60,000 euros per year.

-WHY DO THEY DO THIS JOB?

Because this job offers internet security to avoid being scammed

-What are the biggest dangers of the internet?

 

-cyber bullying

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-Identity Theft

-Spam

-Harmful Information

-Piracy

-Pornography

-Sexting

-Fake ads

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MY NEW ENGLISH TEACHER

My new English teacher is Umayrah and she is 21 years old. She was born on 26th of July and she lives in Glasgow, Scotland. In her country it rains very often and they only have one week of Summer.Resultado de imagen de glasgow

In Summer the maximum temperatures are 25 degrees. The food isn´t healthy and they fry everything even pizza and sausages! The traditional dishes are haggis (it is a kind of “morcilla”), shortbread (biscuits with sugar and butter) and fish and chips.Resultado de imagen de traditional scottish food

The traditional costume is the kilt: its pattern has a lot of squares and each family has their own exclusive design. Resultado de imagen de traditional kilt

 

 

She has told us that she is studying journalism and she could see the “World War Z” filmset from her university. She lives in a very quiet town called East Kilbride. Her family is from Pakistan but all of her family is in the UK. She has two little sisters and her boyfriend is of Indian origen. She has two rabbits and three chickens as well. She has never visited Pakistan, although she can understand Urdu, the language of Pakistan.Resultado de imagen de traditional shortbread dog

She has come to Spain to learn Spanish but she says that it is really difficult to speak it. Her favourite Spanish food is “Patatas Bravas”. Now, she is living alone in Cáceres and at the moment she has a few friends here. She loves the city and its weather. She has already visited some Spanish cities such as Seville, Madrid and Zafra. She prefers Seville becasue the beach is very near. During Zafra´s fair, she visited the town with her friends. She was sight-seeing and then they went to have dinner.

In the afternoons she usually goes for a walk, though she doesn´t like sports. Her hobbies are cooking and driving her car anywhere.Resultado de imagen de glasgow central mosque

She can´t eat ham because she is Muslim. She prefers fish rather than meat. When she finsihes this job in Spain she is going to end her degree in Scotland because she is in her last year.

She is lovely and I hope to learn a lot of English and about British culture with her.

 

Written by Sofía Ferrero Guzmán. 2º Bach. C

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Halloween Week

Our students had a great time few days ago. Arroyo de la Luz high school celebrated its Halloween week. The corridors and the doors of most classrooms were decorated with posters, masks, cloths and everything useful to recreate the magic and atmosphere of Halloween. The two best groups of the decoration contest got a big breakfast and everybody got some candy after taking photographs and writing and reading some terrific micro horror stories, which were also a great success. Here we have some of my favorites…

“…We were playing on the porch when we saw that the sky was getting dark. A great storm had begun. We went into the house. A strong wind had started blowing and the windows and the doors opened and closed making a horrible noise. The water was entering everywhere. The electric light went on and off. Shadows floated across the darkness of the porch like ghosts looking for human shelter…” Nuria.

“I always like to read in quiet places, so I used to sit by a nameless grave in the local cemetery and spend hours there until the sunset. On 31st October I did the same, but when I stood up to leave I realized a name had appeared on the gravestone. It was my own”. Victoria.

“My sister died when we were little in a car accident. Every month I have a dream where she appears. I´m in a dark place, and she is in front of me. Little by little she gets closer and closer. He stares me in the eye, and while she is crying… she asks me to go with her”. Nerea.