The children of 5º EP  are combining their cooperative wax crayon drawings of characters with emotional education. After forming a group they have worked to create a character from their combined imaginations which would represent the strength and weaknesses of their group, and after take in to account the personality they have created. After they have to use their working strategies in relation to the character they have drawn to describe another character of their own in pairs.

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We work healthy habits with the Foundation Tomando Conciencia

Our school has been chosen together with other 16 schools in BCN, in the first edition of the Project Tomando Conciencia School, an initiative to promote healthy habits and to improve cardiovascular health carried by F.T.C. with the collaboration of  Fundació SHE and Asociación Barcelona Salud, led by, respectively,  Valentí Fuster and Josep Brugada.

Participation in the “Maraton of TV3”

A group of 10 students from 2nd ESO B have designed and created a poster for the Maraton of TV3 (a charity fundraising programme); with this poster Colegio SIL will take part in the programme. Their creativity and talent has been evident and they have also been able to understand, if only a little, the symptoms caused by a cerebral ictus and medullar illnesses.
Congratulations to all the students who have taken part in this project.poster_marato_2016_ictus_2_col%c2%b7legi_sil poster_marato_2016_ictus_col%c2%b7legi_sil

Working with emotions 2nd ESO.

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The students of 2nd ESO have attended a speech about emotions which was given by the professionals of ITA Institution of Barcelona”.
In this speech, the students were able to work with six basic emotions and their relation with human agreement and the theory Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, pyramidal structure proposed by the psychologist Abraham Maslow in 1943.
The students worked with examples which are similar to their age and reality which can occur, the emotions that everyone expresses and how to detect them and how to understand and adapt to the world around them.

Excellent participation of 1st Baccalaureate in MEP Cataluña.

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In this session the students have worked on the following themes: the discrimination of women in the workplace in the European Union, the crisis of refugees in the European of Schengen Agreement, the sale of weapons in Europe, disagreements in the labour market in the European Union.
Congratulations to all students for their level of work and the good atmosphere they have created during the three days of the session.

Conversation Assistants 2016-17

img_20161201_092618 ac2 ac1We would like to introduce Aiden Myer and Erika Wilson, the Conversation Assistants for this school year. Their task is a very important one, and a great experience for themselves as well as for students and host families. They can explain it really well:
“My experience as a conversation assistant has been truly amazing so far. This is my third week in Barcelona and I am enjoying every moment. My host family is lovely and kind. They have made me feel at home. It is such an authentic experience living within a Spanish family.
The school is amazing and filled with colours. The teachers are welcoming and always there if I need any help.
Working with children is the highlight of my week. They are always so excited to learn English and it is making this experience incredible. “
Erika Wilson
“My name is Aidan Myer and I am a 22 year-old American from Columbia, South Carolina. I arrived in Barcelona almost 2 months ago and from the moment I landed down in El Prat practically everything has gone perfectly. The teachers and staff at SIL have been extremely kind and friendly, the students have been remarkably polite and engaging, my host parents and brother have made me feel like a part of their family and CAPS as an organization has been helpful with any question I have had without being overbearing. As an added bonus, Barcelona is an incredible city with beautiful architecture, impressive nightlife, delicious food and an eclectic culture that is accommodating to all. “
Aiden Myer

Shall we eduacte? Or shall we give up?

0001Next Tuesday November 29th at 17:30 a conference will be held by Ester Dorado (Gestalt Play and Pre-school educator) and Jordi Reche (Trainer and business coach). It is addressed to 2-8 year olds’ parents so we become consious of the importance of limits at early ages.

We would really like  you came to share your doubts and experiences.

In P5 are working the organs of the body

The P5 Children have started a very interesting new project: we are discovering how our body is inside. The organs, the bones, the articulations, the senses, … We are learning plenty of new things. With the information that they bring from home and all the things that they are working at school, they are learning a lot of new concepts.

The project based learning is very challenging and stimulating at this age, it encourages cooperative work and the participation of students in their own learning. They have to search for information, think, do research, organize, and later, they have to share their ideas with their classmates, so they also practice oral expression.

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Let’s draw La Mercè!

img_0932 img_0931 img_0933Once again we presented the drawings we made to celebrate the festivities of la Mercè in the contest organized by the association of shopkeepers Barna Centre together with the City Council. • The effort and the enthusiasm of our young artists have been rewarded with the 1st Prize and a special mention.

Drawing is a very important tool in the kindergarten stage. In our school we use it to develop creativity, imagination, artistic expression, values ​​and emotions in our children.

Congratulations artists!