lunes, 1 de abril de 2019

St Patrick’s day fun

March has been a fun month for me because I got to share one of my hobbies with you all... IRISH DANCING. It’s something that had taken up the majority of my life, from practicing and competing and I’m happy hay St Patrick’s day gave me an opportunity to use it with you. 

I’ve really enjoyed having the opportunity to teach some of you this Irish tradition by jigging around in music lessons and at the transition activity. I know it’s not quite flamenco, but I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to do something a little different. It put a smile on my face to see you all trying something out of your comfort zone and give it your best shot. I’m forever grateful for you always giving everything a go!! 

I also loved the blessings you wrote, that are now displayed at the front of school. Some of them really inspired me and I hope they all come true. You really all do have something special to offer and you deserve only the best. 

May the luck of the Irish always be with you 🍀☘️💚









martes, 12 de marzo de 2019

THE MOST EXPECTED VIDEO!!!!!💕😍

Do you remember the short videos that Lissy recorded for St Valentine´s Day??💕❤️💕❤️💕
She has been putting every take together to edit a full video with all our students and teachers in it!! (all of them who participated). The final outcome has been a great success!! As you can see, Lissy has done a great job in assembling everything to get this lovely video on love done. Could it be lovelier??? Congratulations, Lissy!! 👌 

Don't miss it!! Click here to view it all: 



lunes, 11 de marzo de 2019

Festivities 🎉❤️🥞

I thought I would write a blog to talk about some recent festivities I’ve experienced; some Spanish and some from my own country. 🇪🇸🇬🇧


Firstly, there was Valentine’s Day 💖💗❤️🌸 I was very excited to be in Spain this year to see how you all celebrate it. I particularly loved the celebrations you had at school, as in the UK it isn’t such a big thing. I think it’s a wonderful idea to send something small as a sign of appreciation or just to let somebody know you’re thinking about them. We underestimate the power of a kind word or a small gift, it really does have the power to change somebody’s day, week or even life. We never know how much we could help somebody. We all need to be reminded that we are great people sometimes it that we are doing a good job. It was lovely to see you receive flowers or cards on the day, love really was in the air. I was also lucky enough to receive some things and I’m very grateful for those, I’ll never forget it. Thank you 🌸❤️ sometimes the smallest gestures mean the most, it’s the thought that counts. 

Also, talking about love and Valentine’s Day, i would like to thank all of you that featured in our very own video about love. You should all be really proud of yourselves 



After Valentine’s Day, it was time for a traditional English festivity... Pancake day 🥞🥞😋 one of my personal favourites because who doesn’t want an excuse to eat pancakes all day. We celebrate pancake day as a way to begin lent. Traditionally people would make pancakes to use up all the eggs, flour and milk before lent starts. Nowadays, it’s more of a trend to eat pancakes. This year my housemate and I made pancakes here in Spain. The best thing about pancakes is that you can choose the topping, although a Personal favourite of mine is Nutella and strawberry’s. I also was able to make pancakes with the aula específica. We made traditional English pancakes (thinner than the American ones and thicker than a crepe, in case you’re wondering the difference). These are eaten with lemon juice and sugar. We had great fun making them and even more fun eating them 🤤








Last but not least, as I write this, I’m on the way back from Cádiz Carnival. This was something I had planned to go to last year but unfortunately couldn’t... it has been worth the wait. We don’t really have anything similar back home, so it’s been really interesting to see. I loved all the street performances that popped up in random corners and the floats parading around the streets. It really has felt like being in a movie. The atmosphere was really alive in every nook and cranny. I would definitely go again, and I especially enjoyed it being with 3 friends from home. Another perk was being able to dress up in fancy dress like a child again. Spain, you keep getting better and better. I’m very grateful to be surrounded by such a bubbly and rich culture. Also being in Cádiz I enjoyed being able to take advantage of the beach. It really does feel like summer already... let’s hope I don’t start to burn soon.







 

Above all, it’s been a great few weeks of enjoying many special celebrations. Other than celebrations, I’m really lucky to be enjoying time with the new friends I’ve made here and spain really does feel like my home. I’m now looking forward to St Patrick’s day. ☘️


viernes, 8 de marzo de 2019

Our best projects

Good morning to you all!

Today I would like to show you some of the best bilingual projects our students have done so far. In 1st ESO they prepared posters with instruments, their parts and very interesting information about them. Our music teacher, Blanca, coordinated all of them to get this fabulous result! You can have a look at them at the notice board behind our head teacher's office, they are worth seeing. And of course, here you have pictures of all of them. 








Also, our students in 2nd ESO recorded videos to show how medieval life was like. They did really good performances and even used some drama techniques, well done!! Our teachers Enrique and Curro coordinated all of them to get these wonderful jobs done. 
Click on the links to view all of them:

VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2




Enjoy them and have a good day!!!




martes, 12 de febrero de 2019

LOVE IS IN THE AIR❤️❤️❤️

HAPPY SAINT VALENTINE EVERYONE!!

This week we are celebrating Saint Valentine at our school and our students from 1st ESO have prepared these hearts with sentences to promote healthy and respectful loving. They will all be hanging on the tree we have at the school hall in the next few days for everyone to see and read. We have to thank all students who participated and especially 1st ESO C, who helped getting the hearts ready for being hung on the tree. 
At our school we will also have roses and carnations with lovely notes delivered on Thursday, so I wish everyone good luck so that you get lots of them!! 
And the most important, never forget to love yourself....:)




















martes, 29 de enero de 2019

What peace means to me ⭐️☀️💫

It’s the day you celebrate peace day tomorrow, so I thought I’d write a little blog about this word. 

PEACE, such a small and simple word, yet has the ability to change the world, a country, a school or a single individual. The truth is the need for peace exists on grand scales and smaller scales. The obvious need for peace would be to end a war that has gone on for way too long or to stop an argument, or in the case of the United Kingdom... to create peace with Europe over Brexit (more on that another time 😂) But the truth is, peace is simpler than that... it’s Learning  to accept that there are other people around, other kind of thoughts, other beliefs, other religions and that is okay. our most valuable ownership is an open mind. Peace means living a life where your rights are guaranteed. A life in which your successes and failures are the result of your own actions. Peace is forgiveness. It only exists when you smile at the person who has made you go through a difficult situation or smiling at life itself when you really want to cry as it hasn’t played ball. Peace is saying “let us move on” and means loving every human being equally for who they truly are and to be able to live without fear of anything. We may not find peace every second of every day, but if we look a little harder there will always be a moment of peace 

For me peace is: 

Peace is a home where there is laughter, cuddling, and quiet moments of just feeling good about all that is around.

Peace is getting lost in the lyrics of song.

Peace is a workplace that respects individuals, creativity, and contributions. Just like our Clara. 

Peace is hiking in the countryside without anyone around for miles with a breeze and a slight smell of a spring rain.

Peace is the clean, quiet scene after a major blizzard. All outside looks crisp, clear, and pure.

Peace is a conversation that makes you think.

Peace is holding hands and just walking deep in thought and comfort, knowing there is nothing we cannot do and all is okay.

Peace is being accepted for who we are while be challenged on how we can be better.

Peace is feeling comfortable in our own skin

Peace is baking a brownie or cake and sharing it after, or even enjoying eating it 

Peace is a cup of tea and a good book 

Peace is a feeling that we are making a difference in what we do.

Peace is being lost in thought.

Peace is knowing that everything happens for a reason and that everything will be alright in the end.

Peace is eating an English breakfast alone with the nattering of people around 

Peace is staring out of a plane window watching the fluffy clouds, the mountains below, the snow caps and being content that people are going about their daily lives 

Peace is getting a piece of homework done 

Peace is laughing with a friend until your belly hurts, chatting away without looking at the clock and a long hug with them that makes everything stop for a while. 

Peace is dancing your heart out and getting lost in the music forgetting the world around you 

Peace is knowing you put a smile on someone’s face 

Peace is the feeling of someone wanting to speak to you even when they’re busy or knowing that you’re ok in your own company 

Peace is knowing your did your best

Peace is so many things and the ultimate peace is not only world peace but also inner peace 


Turns out there are so many different ways we can perceive the word peace and how we can feel our own little bit of everyday or how we never know when we are helping another person feel a little bit of peace in this hectic world. 


I’ll leave you with one final reflection of peace:

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Mahatma Gandhi


What does peace mean to you?? 


I wish you all so much for peace for the next minute, the next hour, today, tomorrow, the next year and the rest of your lives. May you forever find peace and share peace with everyone you meet: whether a stranger, a friend or family ⭐️☀️💫🌼


lunes, 14 de enero de 2019

TRADITIONAL MUSICAL GAMES (1st ESO PROJECT)

Here you can find a file with the traditional musical games we are going to practise in the next few lessons at the PE class that will be very useful for you to complete the second term project in 1st ESO. (click HERE to download it). We hope you have a good time playing them.

viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2018

Seasons greetings 🎄🎅🏼☃️❤️

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, as much as I can anyways. I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy new year! I hope the festive period brings you lots of Christmas magic, food, sleep, a rest, time with your families and lots of memories to keep forever. I always think it’s not the presents that make Christmas, but rather the people you get to share it with, whether its friends, family or grandparents, it’s the people around the tree that make this time of year special. 🎄☃️🎅🏼🤶🏻

Thank you for making my first 1/3 of my year with you all so amazing, I’ve had so much fun with you all and you’ve made my 2018 very special. These past 2 weeks have been so exciting. I even got to finally go see the Belen de chocolate, it really was worth the wait to see and truly impressive. We don’t have things like that in the UK as people normally have Christmas trees rather than a nativity. So I enjoyed the experience, and well, who doesn’t love chocolate? I loved being able to do Christmas activities with you all. A bilingual maths treasure hunt which led you around the school, following clues and solving maths problems. Well done to the winning groups, I loved your songs and I hope you enjoyed the chocolate coins. Also, the pass the parcel games that I did with most of you, I loved the festive spirit it brought to the class room and I’m glad you all enjoyed so much. Although I don’t want to wrap another present for a while 😂😂 plus the other activities, like singing Christmas songs in music class (you all play the recorder so well), taboo in English lessons and team building games in PE. well and, finally the bilingual Christmas party and the staff bilingual choir that happened today! 👏🏻🎉 I hope you all enjoyed us trying our best to sing our hearts out, I know you all did dancing away at break time. 






I wish you all a fabulous festive period and I’m looking forward to what 2019 will bring us all, thanks for making my 2018 memorable! ⭐️ I’ll cherish the moments we had together. I’m already looking forward to coming back for the Cabalgata as we don’t have that in UK and it looks amazing. But first I’m flying home tomorrow to spend Christmas with friends and family. 

Lots of festive love,

Your language assistant Lissy 👩🏻‍🦰











MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!

Hi again everyone!!

These days have been so hectic, cheerful and especially festive at our school. We have done lots or things: A Christmas Card contest, a bilingual party with Lissy, a performance of students and teachers with music in English, a lipdub video with a nice story behind, decoration of the hallway with our very singular Christmas tree....everything has been so busy and agitated but really really worth it. We have enjoyed ourselves a lot and students have definitely got into the festive spirit that these days deserve. Have look at some of the pictures we have taken. And have a great Merry Christmas full of joy!!!