Any School Exchange is not only a personal experience of the outside world for each of the students involved. All school exchanges convey and imply a communication that goes further than a private trip. Parents, brothers and sisters take part in many different ways. Especially parents assume the importance of the event, of the experiences, of the new changes, of everything, including the money invested.
Last Thursday, 21st February, at 19:00 in the Salón de Actos of our High School, students of 1º ESO - PREE performed the play especially written for them;"Life is not a Drama".
Here are a couple of videos about their performance.
The play was one of the Workshop Projects of the course suggested by them. Some of the projects of the previous term and the songs they had been learning along the year were taken into account.
In 1º ESO in IES Julio Caro Baroja BHI, pair work and group work are ultimate.
The students love working on Workshop Projects in teams. Sometimes the projects come from the book; on other occasions it is the students who propose the new projects (as it was with My Classroom pictures or the Drama Project). Music helps a lot to fix structures, vocabulary and phrases. Oral English is easier and funnier for them. After carrying out the projects, presenting them to their classmates is exciting.
Here is a Glogster as a summary of the activities they have in class.
Our second Project this year was a film review. The students had to write a film review and then prepare a Power Point presentation with a link to the trailer. Here you have two beautiful presentations.
Languages have always got good friends: other languages. It doesn´t matter the name or the country they come from, especially if it is our own language.
Some students have asked to upload all the musical preliminary tasks, previous to their trip to Garbsen.
Here they are!
There is a time when a project brings out another project, when an idea creates a new idea, when time makes a new time.
On this occasion, the fact that we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Comenius in Garbsen (Germany) has made us fancy and compose a song.
again, we are working with our students in 1st and 2nd Bachillerato
developing our skills in Oral English in the subject COIN. It is
the first year of COIN for our students in D language model.
Students are centred upon the EU Institutions. Discovering theirimportance in current national affairs will make them aware of their reality to find out, observe and appreciate the many positive aspects brought out for their country, or perhaps some unpredictable undesirable consequences due to some decisions taken there. Anyway, their Europeism encourages them to go deeply into their different visions of the facts that shape and make up reality.
In the pictures we see them in the play activities singing some Basque songs and learning to translate the lyrics into signlanguage.
In our Trilingual Project, 2º ESO students have got a especial subject called English T-COM.
There are 20 students in class. Here is a picture of them.
Our main aim is developing Listening/Speaking skills. They often prepare projects about topics such as Drugs, Tobacco or Healthy Eating.
"We started getting information about our partners and telling what we had learnt. After that, we knew the importance of a balanced diet and how other factors such as sport, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc. influence on our health. We showed all the information on some short power points."
Here you can see some of the Power Points they have prepared
for the activities during the first term.
...though, no doubt, the most interesting thing was