Out and about with BSGC Geography

25sep2018-geographyGeography is all about 'getting out there' and so on Monday 17th September, Year 11 Geography students travelled to the Telde beaches of Melenara and Playa del Hombre. The objective of this trip was to gather primary data for their IGCSE fieldwork component which constitutes 27.5% of their final grade.

The aim was to discover whether visitors to the two beaches ultimately had a positive or negative impact. Students worked efficiently and independently. They gained valuable first-hand knowledge of data collection and now look forward to writing up their findings and making use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to enable them to present their data effectively. Martina, Paula, Pablo, Manuel, Cristina, Faina, Bella and Shivani all put in a tremendous effort on the day!

Tomb Time

13sep2018-tombYear 6 South had a lovely surprise this week (Tuesday 11th September). Our artist friend Julia Fraser returned to see us. She helped us make tombs for the mummies we created with her back in the summer term.

Moving Science

12sep2018-disalabA DISA Foundation mobile science laboratory visited our Tafira school on Tuesday 11th September and opened its doors to our students, from Y5 to Y8, to participate in hands-on and fun practical science activities. These focused on Canarian marine biology and its significance to our islands. This visit represented a very positive addition to the students' in-school science education.

Plain sailing

05sep2018-pablo-sailing18-year-old Pablo Garcia Cranfield, one of our recent leavers, picked up a silver medal at the 420 International Class World Championships. He was paired with 20-year-old Elías Aretz at the Newport, Rhode Island event and the Spanish duo finished second to New Zealand's Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan. Pablo will be continuing his studies at the Southampton Solent University, reading Sport and Exercise Therapy, which is a perfect base for him to prepare for future Olympic sailing events in the 470 class.

Life Hacks

04jul2018-skillsYou learn something new everyday, right? Wrong, if you're a student at The British School of Gran Canaria. As our recent Skills Day illustrates.

Here, we learnt how to dance the cha cha cha by following in the footsteps of our funkiest members of staff: Ms Kloos, Ms Lahmanes, and Ms Stacey. Before they showed us how to move and groove in an altogether more contemporary fashion. One of the most memorable skills sessions, however, was with our nattiest-dressed teacher, Mr Sherwood, who revealed how to tie the perfect tie.


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