Charity continues at school

13jan2020-charityAt BSGC, we have a strong commitment to preparing our students to become capable, compassionate and active custodians of the world, with acts of service playing an important role in this preparation. Over the last few months, our Year 10 students have organised two charitable collections and, by doing so, they have developed a different perspective to life on the island.

In October, secondary students donated unwanted clothes that the Year 10 students collected and weighed, with prizes awarded to the Tutor Group with the heaviest clothing donation (7MF) and the most donated items (8SS). A group of Year 10 volunteers then visited the Iglesia Evangelica de Jinámar on November 5th, to distribute the clothing, which was extremely well received by the local community.

As Christmas time is often a time we treat ourselves to delicious food and some families do not have the luxury, our Year 10 led an initiative to collect Christmas sweets for the needy families. The students arranged the collection and donation of these gifts to Iglesia Evangelica de Jinámar.

The participating students gained invaluable transferrable skills through their involvement in these charitable collections; all letters to parents, notifications to students and school wide publicity for the collections were created by Year 10 students. The students who visited the Jinámar Church clothing bank prepared an assembly sharing their thoughts and experiences with other students in the school. However, perhaps the most important thing students learnt was the fulfillment experienced when helping others!

Media Studies

03jan2020-mediaIn this ever-changing world, where we all feel curious about finding out about current affairs, the mass media is the gateway into global awareness. In Lengua castellana y Literatura, Year 9 finished the term studying the mass media in the most direct and entertaining fashion possible: live! After visiting La Provincia's newspaper office, where they learned how a local paper is made, they headed to Radio Television Española's studios.

The most inquisitive students were able to access the production room and even give instructions to the presenter and the technicians, and the rest watched the programme live from the audience. Finally, students were interviewed by their teachers, the editors of the form groups' newspapers. Students will also be writing their own articles. Let's see what stories they tell!

You win some, you lose some

Thursday 19th December saw Tafira Primary travel to American School neighbours for a couple of festive fixtures. Both games were exciting and extremely fast-paced. First up was the Years 3&4 match.

Year 4's Héber scored the opening goal in the very first minute and then went on to complete a hat-trick. He was joined on the scoresheet by Year 3's Victor who ran rings around the opposition defence to record a devastating double. A 5-0 away win shows our youngsters are a force to be reckoned with.

The Years 5&6 put in a battling performance. Year 6's Lucia captained a strong BGSC side but even two goals apiece from classmate Carlos and Year 5's Fran was not enough to avert a 5-6 defeat to a relentless American side. Special thanks goes out to the Sixth Form's Ander and Antidio who refereed and dished out invaluable advice.

Multiplying their efforts

31dec2019-ucmasUCMAS teacher Margarita is delighted with the progress made by her students. In their last class before the Christmas holidays, they played memory games. These, along with regular oral exercises, improve their calculation, concentration, and listening skills.

French test

18dec2019-frenchOn the 12th November, the Y10 students studying French took part in an exchange with the Lycée Français de Gran Canaria. They participated in different workshops in French to practise their language skills and then delivered workshops in English for the Lycée students.

It was a great opportunity for them to apply what they have learnt in the classroom in a different environment. They also improved their team work and leadership techniques. All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience!










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