Uncle Cáscoles’ House, now an Ecomuseum, shows us the building techniques and the different materials. It gives visitors an idea of the typical lifestyle in this town (Romangordo) and these houses. The Museum of the Route of the English chronicles the battle of the bridge of New Place, which took place during the Peninsular War.
A Casa do Tío Cáscoles, hoxe convertida en ecomuseo amosa as técnicas construtivas e os distintos materiais. O visitante queda cunha idea de como era a forma de vida nesta localidade (Romangordo) e nestas casas. O centro de interpretación da Ruta dos Ingleses narra a batalla da ponte do Lugar Novo, que tivo lugar durante a Guerra da Independencia. Continue Reading
Yesterday evening our students from IES Xulián Magariños presented their projects (designed, made and worked upon before coming to the camp thanks to the help of their teachers Chus Escurís and Luisa Nieto as well as their language assistant, Sam Bell) to the rest of the students and to all the teachers in the programme. They did a wonderful job in English! We organised a contest in which the audience voted for the best project and the best presentation. The kids from both Almería and Galicia decided that the best project was José Caamaño’s, but we were really proud of how well all our Galician kids did.
Onte pola noitiña os nosos alumnos e alumnas do IES Xulián Magariños presentaron os seus proxectos (deseñados, feitos e traballados antes de vir ao campamento grazas á axuda das súas profesoras Chus Escurís e Luisa Nieto, así como do auxiliar de conversa, Sam Bell) ao resto do alumnado e profesorado participantes no programa. Fixeron un traballo fantástico en inglés! Organizamos un concurso no que o público votou polo mellor proxecto e a mellor presentación. Os rapaces e rapazas tanto de Almería como de Galicia decidiron que o mellor proxecto foi o de José Caamaño, pero nós sentímonos orgullosos do ben que o fixeron todos os nosos rapaces e rapazas de Galicia. Continue Reading
Kids are having fun! Yesterday night, right after having their daily meeting with Kety and me, they were divided in groups and had to do a treasure hunt around the town. It was great! (a bit scary though). Today in the morning, right after breakfast, all of us had to do an evacuation drill, together with the town Mayoress, Rosario Cordero and some official authorities. The drill is related to the Cáceres Nuclear Emergency Plan, which aims at practising the intervention of national and international support teams, in the case of an emergency at the Almaraz nuclear power plant that affects the plant surrounding countryside. The exercise was coordinated by the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies of the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, in cooperation with the Central Government Representative’s Office in Cáceres and the European Commission. Continue Reading
Yesterday, after a whole day full of workshops, games, museums…the students talked to us about their impressions on the day programme and, right away, they had a class on American Indians with us, the teachers. Kety and I introduced the subject and related it to how tribes respected nature in every single aspect of their lives. Kety did a wonderful job in our CLIL-related class and I am really positive that she will join me and Clara Cristela in our bilingual programme in the IES Xulián Magariños next year. The students worked in groups and gave themselves the name of a tribe (Navajo, Inuit…) as well as a particular name that they themselves made up: flying eagles, tired donkeys, funny pigs, crazy cows and red faces. They watched two videos about Indian life with topics ranging from clothes and food to weapons and house-building. They had to take down some notes and make a decision about who would represent the group for communication of ideas about the topics presented. We were amazed by how the students got to communicate their opinions on the topics proposed. Continue Reading
We just started the Autumn Immersion Programme (Ministry of Education) in Romangordo (Extremadura) with 7 grade students. Here for a week supervising how they are doing Science tasks in English: workshops, visiting museums, hiking, cycling routes…We are sharing our stay with students and teachers from Almería (IES Turaniana, Roquetas de Mar) as well as teachers and assistants from English-speaking countries.
Acabamos de comezar o Programa de Inmersión de Outono do Ministerio de Educación en Romangordo (Extremadura) con alumnado de 2 ESO. Estaremos aquí unha semana supervisando como fan tarefas de ciencias en inglés: obradorios, visitas a museos, sendeirismo, rutas en bici…Imos compartir a nosa estadía con alumnado e profesorado de Almería (IES Turaniana, Roquetas de Mar) así como con profesorado e monitores/as de países anglófonos. Continue Reading
Saying goodbye does not have to be a sad thing. Have a look at my farewell pics and you will realise how funny it can be to leave (although you do not want to). The fact is that I am taking wonderful things with me: incredibly professional teachers who have become friends, amazingly nice students, enriching experiences and, above all, a lot of positive feelings. I am going to MISS you, because you are in my heart and gonna be there forever.
Dicir adeus non ten por que ser triste. Mirade as fotos de despedida a axiña vos daredes conta do divertido que pode resultar marchar (aínda que no fondo non queres marchar). A cuestión é que me levo cousas marabillosas comigo: profesores incriblemente profesionais que se converteron en amigos, alumnado sorprendente para ben, experiencias enriquecedoras e, por riba de todo, unha morea de sentimentos positivos. Vouvos botar de menos, porque estades no meu corazón e ides estar aí para sempre. Continue Reading
My last day at St. Hilda Junior High listening to how students play in Jonathan Sharek’s class. He monitors, but he is a part of the band. In Jonathan’s words, music is a CHALLENGE. It is so funny to listen to a particular version of the James Bond Theme. Lovely class, lovely teacher. If you ever come to St. Hilda, Jonathan’s class is a MUST.
O meu último día no St. Hilda escoitando como toca o alumnado na clase de Jonathan Sharek. Dirixe a clase, pero forma parte da banda. Segundo Jonathan, a música é un DESAFÍO. É tan divertido escoitar unha versión tan particular do tema de James Bond. Clase xenial, profe xenial. Se pasades algunha vez polo St. Hilda, non deixedes de pasar pola clase de Jonathan. Continue Reading