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My grandfather, by Lourdes López Larrey (1 Bach. D)

I’m going to talk about my granddad, José López Valero

He was born the 4th April 1936, in Moratalla, a small village located in Murcia. He lived with his parents and three sisters, and they didn’t have much money. He was born the year that Spanish Civil War started, so he spent his childhood in an environment of poverty, hunger and fear. However, he was a really smart kid, and he was always finding different ways of amusement which made him happy. He was also a rascal, and he was doing all kinds of mischieves with his friends, like stealing food to the rich and greedy people of the village when they hadn’t eaten in days.

He couldn’t study, because he had to start working to be able to feed his family, but sometimes he was going to school at night to get basic knowledge. He loved playing football, but he wasn’t very good at it, and sometimes he was scoring the points in his own goalpost. He started working as a rope sole sandal maker, and later he started working in the Fábrica de la Moneda in Madrid. He met the love of his life in 1952. Her name was Lola Martinez Lozano, and he felt in love with her immediately. They got married 13 years later and had three kids (my father is the one in the middle). For me, their strong and unconditional love is one of the most beautiful things I will ever see.

65285-walking_with_grandpa_smallMy granddad was a fighter. He felt sick when he was only 42 with a medullar disease, and since then, he spent all his life going from hospital to hospital due to lung flooding and infections, heart attacks, even he turned blind a few years ago because of a problem in his eyelashes. Although all these health obstacles forced him to become little by little like a statue, I have always known him as a person who really wanted to live and enjoy all the beautiful parts of life.

He died six months ago, at the age 80 when his body could no longer stand. He was not a famous person, but he was one of my idols. For me, my granddad was a symbol of life and will power. When he knew my mum was pregnant, he made a promise: he would quit smoking if everything went correctly. Since the day I was born, he had never smoked again; even though he was a compulsive smoker. I owe him a lot of things, and that is the reason why I wanted to write about him, although he is not a singer, an actor or any kind of celebrity. He was my granddad and he loved me really much, and for me, that makes him one of the most important people in my life.

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St. George’s Day

1 ESO A/B students celebrated England’s patron saint day on April 23, whose emblem is a red cross on a white background, which is England’s flag and forms part of the Union Flag.

Legend has it that St George slayed a dragon and saved a princess when he was a soldier in the Roman army.20170426_102522

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The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-time, by Adrián González (2 Bach. E)

In my opinion I would really recommend reading this book because of three main reasons. First of all, it is really easy to read as it has pretty short chapters and a direct form of expression. Second, I found really interesting and innovative introducing speeches and emotions from a person who seems to suffer a kind of autistic syndrome. And last but not least, because you can learn any kind of stuff such as theories of the universe that Christopher explains or what are the magic of prime numbers. Furthermore, I would definitely recommend the book because it is super fun to see how a young genius with social and emotional issues describes events of his daily life. The main theme of the story is social disability.

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The Art of Painting by Idara Dapena (1 Bach. D)

Prezi presentation about the art of painting

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Touring our High School

1 Bachillerato D students have prepared this 12′ video about our school for students in Baltimore, where Colleen’s daughter studied. Colleen Brady (one of our English assistants this year) has been leading the project.

We thank her for this wonderful idea of speaking in both English and Spanish in the recording. Hopefully we will get their filming soon and we’ll see the facilities an American school has.

We hope you’ll enjoy it.

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Third Term Presentations – 1 Bach D

shutterstock_1898355051 Bachillerato D students have prepared presentations for this third term about different topics.

This is the link to the presentations.

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Presentations about Bulgaria

1 Bachillerato D students have prepared some presentations about Bulgaria before going there with  an exchange program.

Here you have the link to the presentations.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's 2017

1 ESO students have created wonderful posters to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated in many English speaking countries on March 17, especially in Ireland and some cities of the US, like Chicago.

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Visiting Boadilla – 2 ESO

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