Aquest mes d’abril, el departament d’humanitats engega el Concurs de frases fetes en català amb la finalitat de difondre aquestes expressions d’ús habitual i significat figurat entre els més joves. El concurs, que tindrà una periodicitat mensual, va adreçat a tots els alumnes d’ESO i batxillerat, per això hi haurà tres nivells de dificultat segons el curs que s’estigui realitzant. Per participar-hi només cal que accediu a l’espai de llengües del web Mysilbox i ompliu el formulari que hi trobreu cada més. Al final de curs es valorarà l’alumne que més encerts hagi tingut.
On Wednesday, March 1, SIL School presented the project “Healthy Avatars” at Yomo (Youth Mobile Festival). The project is being developed with students from 2nd year of ESO and aims to promote healthy habits with four themes: food, rest, well-being and physical activity.
The project uses a methodology of inquiry and discovery in cooperative groups to attain the habits all young people need to lead a healthier life. Integrated in the project we have also deployed a basic training and the creation of products and experiences associated with the areas in which we work.
The design of the project originates in the framework of mSchools Edu_Hack, in which teachers of the School and teachers from other schools in a process of co-creation have participated. They met last February and collaborated with the objective of creating and developing materials and experience using digital technology in the classrooms in an innovative way.
Among the 15 final proposals validated by mSchools and the Department of Ensenyament, we have co-created, developed and implemented the “Healthy Avatars” project. We are currently in the pilot phase together with other educational centres in Barcelona.
The students of 1st Baccalaureate of SIL School, Ildara Durán Tamaral, Marc Larrosa Durà and Stanislav Didkovskyi, have successfully participated during the days 24, 25, 26 and 27 of February in León, representing their Autonomous Community together with other selected students from other schools in Catalonia and the rest of Spain.
There have been days of intense debate and negotiation to establish clauses and resolutions on various topics of interest within the framework of the Union. Some of themes discussed were: refugee crisis, discrimination against women in the labour market, irregular employment and business transparency in the EU or the arms market in the EU.
Congratulations to all students for reaching this stage and for the level of excellence and effort shown.
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.
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.
We 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. “
“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. “
The gang of newcomer students practice Catalan mixed with their mother tongue. The result is really original!
Ana and Marc are two of the students of 4th of ESO and 1st Bat who participated in Bishop O’Connell & SIL cultural exchange 2016. They have tried to explain with words the experience they lived and how they lived it. Their opinion reaffirms the importance of sharing culture and language and to see how both culture and language allow us to approach people and customs so different from ours. Thank you Marc and Ana for wanting to share it with us!
Thank you very much for share it, Marc and Ana!
Last Saturday the group of teachers and students who took part in the cultural exchange programme with Bishop O’Connell HS in Arlington, Virginia, USA arrived. This has been the third edition of the programme and it has also been a success. Both, teachers and pupils, have returned delighted by the treatment they have received, the new friends they have made, the experiences in such a different environment they have lived…
We must thank the reception and welcome our teachers and pupils have been given. No doubt, this has been a great chance to learn from cultural immersion and making the language become a cultural approach bridge.
Thank a lot Bishop O’Connell!!