End of term activity : Ancient Greece and Rome

The end of the term has come and we have just celebrated it with an Ancient Culture Party. Our 1 ESO students have had two days to find out the features of Ancient Greece and Rome participating in different activities . We started sharing some information on our big board which was very useful for the cultural contest which was won by 1 ESO B team.

On Thursday, students learn how to make the Greek and Roman costumes and ornaments  they were going to wear on Friday. On Friday morning, students watched “Percy Jackson : Sea of Monsters” and after the film they played Seikilos Epitaph.

 

Middle Ages

From the 8th to 12th April , Celia Viñas bilingual  school turned into a medieval court where our 2ESO students experienced how life was in Middle Ages. They attended to different workshops (Calligraphy organized by the Latin Department, Alchemy by the Chemistry Department, Soap and Candle Making by the Natural Science Department and the History of Information from medieval copists to 3-D printing made by the Computer Department) and two exhibitions (stained glass and sheet music) by the Arts and Music Departments. On the 12th, there were films, medieval games and a homage ceremony(organized by the Physical Education, History and English Departments) .

We really enjoyed all the performances and had a great time thanks to the collaboration among students and teachers.

 

 

Historical Heritage Gymkhana

 

On 15th February, we could see about 90 students running upwards and downwards our stairs tracking for clues.

What was it going on? Yes, you got it.

They were participating in our Historical Heritage Tour. This was a gymkhana organized by the Bilingual programme to make our students learn about  places, curiosities and facts at Celia Viñas High School.

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2 ESO students, divided in groups of 6, rushed and sprinted for 3 hours to be the first participants to answer all the questions on time. They went through corridors,the well courtyard,the library, the assembly hall, the laboratories,the chapel,etc like characters in Hogwarts to reach the precious treasures.

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A historical tour to know about the amazing place where we learn, work and live everyday. All the teachers in the bilingual programme participated and we also had the great help of Ana Ortiz Torres and other students  who are doing their teaching internships in our school.

Thanks to all of them and the 2 ESO students who took part in this activity!!!

Ps.- A final task for our gymkhana: our poster is a version of a very famous poster which illustrated a record and a film of the most important British Band. Who are they? Which is the title of this record?.

25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Lots of actions are celebrated around the world on 25 November to remind us to keep on fighting against this crime.

Last Friday 23rd November, our students knew about this serious problem looking at exhibitions, listening to talks and participating in other activities which made them realize that this crime can happen to anyone.

Students analize in a critical way lots of songs and sayings which show an agressive behaviour against women and girls. If we want to get an equal and developed world, we must put an end to this gender violence.and this generation is determined to achieve it.

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night

Which day is today? Do you know why British people celebrate this day? Watch this video and you will get the answers.

Is there any connection between Guy Fawkes and the Anonymous movement in some protests all over the world? Read this worksheet (done with information from Wikipedia) about this historical character and discuss this topic in class.

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19-20th June 2018: Ancient Greece and Rome Activities

We are going to spend the following two days participating in different activities related to Ancient Greece and Rome. They have been made up by all the departments which work with 1ºESO and the collaboration of the department of Greek and Latin. We started decorating the hall of our secondary schools with posters, a big panel, sculptures, etc with images of this topic. We would like to thank Salvador, our maintenance manager, for all his help not only in this activity but in all the decorations  we have made during this course. You can see the result.

 

Then, we have seen “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The lightning thief” a teenagers story based on Greek Mythology which mixes action and fun.

After the film, the students have taken parts in four different workshops:

Greek and Roman Costumes

Greek writing

Making of Laurel wreaths

Caricatures of Greek and Roman characters

And at the end of the day, we have started our Olympic Games in the gym which we will finish on 20th June. And, tomorrow, we will all get dressed with Greek and Roman costumes and celebrate a traditional party.

This is the Spanish leaflet where we show all the activities in detail we are going to do during these end of the term days. We hope everybody will join us celebrating these ancient cultures in amusing ways.

Greek and Roman Costumes

You can watch different tutorials to make your own Greek and Roman  costumes. We will help you in class and we will wear them on 20 June in our end-of-the-term party.Remember, it´s only a guide and you can add accesories to these costumes.