School’s out forever!!!

This term, the project for 2º Bachillerato students has been to reflect on their time at school since they started back in 2011. I thought it would be nice to end this important stage in their educational lives wrapping up what these six years have meant for them academically and personally.

These were the steps they had to follow to prepare their work:

  • Prepare a presentation about your time at Vicente Medina high school. Feel free to interview teachers or language assistants who, one way or another, have contributed to your academic/personal growth. Remember the interview must be in English, so if the teacher doesn’t speak English, one of the people in your group will have to act as a translator. You can record the interview, but ask for permission before doing so.
  • Talk about your best moments. You can talk about the bad times too (if you have had any), but remember this is a happy project.
  • Include photos of your early years at high school, school trips, projects,…
  • You can use whatever tool you want to prepare your presentation.
  • Have fun!

Finally, they were told their work would be orally presented to the rest of the class. Here are some examples of what they came up with:

Onofre, Ricardo, Juanjo, Ortega, Nicolás and Alfonso

Isa, Lucía, Jesús, Cristina and Andrea

Luis, Javi, Julián and Alejandro

Laura Palazón, Moisés, Fran and Laura Vidal

Mar, Encarna and Clara

Nuria, Nerea, Teresa and Laura Carrillo

Interviews with teachers:

Loli Sánchez (English teacher)

Interview with José Miguel Litago (Maths teacher)

Then and Now (how some things have changed!!!)

Marks in 1º ESO and in 2º Bach

Attention in 1º ESO classes vs 2º Bach classes

Their best moments:

2º Bach B/D Bilingual (2011-17)

Thanks a lot for your hard work and for being a really nice group to teach and travel with. I wish you all the best in your future plans…whatever they are. I’m sure you will do great 🙂

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Get Back!

During the second term students from 1º Bachillerato have been working on a music project called “Get Back”. After reading “Music Makers” (Burlington), students had to go back in time to the 60s and 70s and try to promote either The Beatles or Queen. They had to organise themselves into groups and try to persuade people to listen to their music. Besides, they also had to try and sell their image and style.

Some of their work was amazing as you can see in the following examples:

 

Click on the photos to check some of the presentations:

Mª José, María, Celia P, Celia C and Raquel

Alberto, Pablo, Fran, Antonio and Ricardo

Marta, Celia, Yaiza and Nerea

 

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Broadstairs 2017, programa de inmersión lingüística.

El pasado lunes 5 de marzo los alumnos de 3º A, 3º B y 3º C bilingües viajaban rumbo a Inglaterra para participar durante una semana en un programa de inmersión lingüística. Los acompañaron las profesoras de inglés Encarna Garrido e Inma López y la profesora de Física y Química Reme Carreño. Los alumnos se alojaron en familias en Broadstairs, pueblo muy típico situado en la costa este de Inglaterra.

Entre las actividades programadas, cabe destacar las visitas a Canterbury y a Londres y la ruta guiada de Charles Dickens por Broadstairs. Además, los alumnos asistieron a clase por las mañanas y participaron en actividades como Street Dance or Drama por las tardes.

Ha sido un experiencia muy enriquecedora a nivel lingüístico y cultural y esperamos poder repetir en los próximos cursos. Aquí os dejamos algunas fotos:

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St Thomas Aquinas 2017

One more year we celebrated St Thomas Aquinas with an awesome exhibition of cakes made by the students. Students were told to pay special attention to the presentation of their cakes and so they did. Check out their delicious work:

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The English Department also organised the II Fancy Dress Competition, seeing how successful it was last year. Students had to get dressed up as something related to English speaking countries and put on a small performance. Here are some examples:

(Photos courtesy of Javier Revelles from 2º Bach C)

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Have a look at one of the best performances:

THE WINNERS !!!

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Thanks a lot to all the teachers and students who made this possible 🙂

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All About Britain Quiz for 1º ESO

After you read chapters 5 to 8, please take the following quiz. Once you finish, get into groups (minimum 2, maximum 4) and choose ONE of the following topics to prepare a presentation:

  • Celebrations in Britain
  • Sport in Britain
  • Food in Britain
  • Guy Fawkes

You can choose Prezi or emaze to do your presentation. Your work will be orally presented to the rest of the class on Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th March.

HAVE FUN!!!

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eCVs by 1º Bachillerato

Nowadays, nearly all Spanish teachers panic when they hear the word standard, especially when you haven’t got a clue on how to present the work to your students. One of the Writing standards in English for 1º Bachillerato is for the students to write their curriculum vitae, but the thing is they’re only 16 and most of them haven’t got any work experience (especially if you consider the fact that if you are under 16, you aren’t supposed to work because it’s illegal).

So, how can we work/evaluate this standard and survive the ordeal? Easy, let’s have some fun!!! During the first term, students worked on a project about Australia and found information about organisations which offer food and accommodation in exchange for voluntary work. Oh well, let’s record an eCV applying for a post in one of them. Most of the posts offered are to do with farming/gardening/working the land jobs, so students will have to imagine they’re very good at those tasks and try their best.

If you click on the photo below, you can get more information about the different steps they followed before reaching the final editing and recording stage of their videos:

eCVs

eCVs

As expected, the students did a great job. Check out their videos and have fun!!

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THANKS A LOT!!!

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Alumnos del IES Vicente Medina visitan el Parlamento Europeo

Alumnos del IES Vicente Medina de Archena de 1º Bach de Ciencias Sociales participaron en la XXII edición del concurso “Euroscola 2016“. El tema de esta edición era “Los 30 años de España en la UE”.

El equipo ganador en la Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia lo componían alumnos de @ArchenaRunstoEU y bien que corrieron porque el premio consistió en un viaje a Estrasburgo para participar en una sesión del Parlamento Europeo como eurodiputados el pasado 16 de diciembre. 19 alumnos, ya cursando 2º Bachillerato, y tres profesoras viajamos rumbo a Estrasburgo el pasado 13 de diciembre y aprovechamos para visitar esta preciosa ciudad, que en Navidad se convierte en “la capital de Noel”. Entre las excursiones programadas cabe destacar la entrada a la magnífica catedral de Estrasburgo que alberga el famoso reloj astronómico que data del siglo XVI y está considerado “monumento histórico francés”. También paseamos por el precioso barrio histórico de la Pequeña Francia, navegamos por los canales de Estrasburgo y culminamos con la visita al Parlamento Europeo, donde las alumnas Laura Carrillo y Lucía Ortega de 2º Bach D presentaron a nuestro país en el hemiciclo.

Fue un viaje inolvidable y muy enriquecedor para todos los allí presentes.

Nos gustaría agradecer a la profesora Fuensanta Galián todo su esfuerzo para poder hacer esto posible y a los alumnos porque sin su trabajo y dedicación no se podrían llevar a cabo proyectos de esta envergadura.

THANKS A LOT GUYS!!

Aquí algunas de las fotos del viaje 😉

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