SAMHAIN 2014

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Samhain is a major festival with several aspects.

It is new year’s eve for witches, as well as our third and final harvest festival. Samhain inaugurates Winter, is the final chance to dry herbs for winter storage, and a night when fairies supposedly afoot working mischief. It is also the Day of the Dead for us as it was for the Celts, Egyptians and ancient Mexicans, the night when we remember our loved ones and honour our ancestors.

Other names for Samhain include Samhuin, Samain, Saman, Oidhche Shamhna, Hallowe’en, Halloween, Hallows, Hallowtide, Shadow Fest, Allantide, Third Harvest, Harvest Home, Geimredh, Day of the Dead (Feile na Marbh), Feast of the Dead, Spirit Night, Candle Night, November Eve, Nutcrack Night, Ancestor Night and Apple Fest.

Christian names for it include All Hallows Eve, Hallows Eve, Santos, Devil Night and Mischief Night.

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MAKING FRIENDS

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Let’s be honest… there are times when you want to know how to make new friends.

Spending more time around people or joining sports or other interests clubs may be good tips.

Why don’t you have a look at the following video?
You will learn some new tricks!!

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TASK: You have been hired to write Youtube’s subtitles to this video.
You have to submit your work before Monday 17th November

Good luck and remember… a friend in need is a friend indeed!

More information about this story published in:

Irish Central
Los Angeles Times

WELCOME TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

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Welcome back to a new school year.
It’s great to be back here again, isn’t it?

Our warming up will be about watching this great video and do the following activities:

1º – 2º ESO: Choose the ten most meaningful ideas from the video. Make sure you understand them all!

3º – 4º ESO: Choose the ten most meaningful ideas from the video explaining why they are important to you, providing examples, etc.

Deadline: Wednesday 29th October

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CHALLENGERS 2014

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Thank you for your participation in The Big Challenge 2014!

Here you can see all the prizes you got.

You deserve a great Summer holiday.

See you in September.

Don’t forget to enjoy life! :-)









CAKE DAY

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We enjoyed cake day last 7th March in 1ºB and on 23rd April in 2ºESO.
Students brought their delicious cakes to class and they explained all their recipes process in English.
Great work! :D

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Here you can see some great videos with some recipes:

Walnut sour cream  cake (1ºB)
Sour cream cheesecake (1ºB)
Pancakes (2ºA)
One minute chocolate icing (2ºB)

ON AIR

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We will hopefully attend the play “On Air” about a radio programme next Wednesday 30th April.

You can start guessing what the play will be about.

Deadline to hand in the activities: Friday 30th May

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And remember… as  William Shakespeare put it in his famous play As you like it
“All the world is a stage” :-)

We want to thank  Lady Gaga, Cristiano Ronaldo (who told us how much he loved FC Barça deeply inside his heart)
and One Direction for joining us.

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ST PATRICK’S DAY

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It’s been a great pleasure to enjoy St Patrick’s Day 2014 with Rachel Leavy, the Irish student doing the Spanish inmersion program who will be with us for five weeks.

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You can watch again the video #Irelandinspires in the mean time and do the following activity (due deadline is Friday 25th April):

After having watched the video several times, write at least five reasons why Ireland really matters to you.