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jueves, 7 de septiembre de 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO AINHOA CODES!!


THIS IS A PHOTO OF THE STUDENTS FROM HOLLAND ON THE SCHOOL ROOF WHEN WE SHOWED THEM THE SOLAR PANELS. 

WE WANT TO SAY 'CONGRATULATIONS' TO AINHOA CODES, THE GIRLS ON THE RIGHT WHO HAS JUST FINISHED 4TH YEAR OF ESO AND IS GOING TO THE USA TO STUDY THE 11TH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL THERE. 


WE WILL MISS YOU...!!

DO YOU LIKE KNITTING??

I remember my grandmother always knitting in the warm evenings during the winter......



YARN BOMBIING

Knitting seems to be having a moment. That lamp post that you never noticed before … suddenly, it’s multicoloured. Trees, statues, even buses and bridges are finding themselves decorated with a warm, brightly coloured knitted woollen cover. It’s called yarn-bombing.

It’s believed to have started in the United States, but is now a global phenomenon. In Paris, a yarn-bomber has filled the cracks in the pavement with brightly knitted wool. In Poland, well-known yarn-bomber Agata Oleksiak has covered her grandmother’s country house with a loose knitted cover. And in Mexico City, another yarnbomber, artist Magda Sayeg, has specially designed a perfectly fitting cover for a city bus. It’s a kind of street art, a little bit like graffiti, but
considerably,  less damaging as it can be easily removed. Nonetheless, many local governments don’t like yarnbombing, and therefore it is often done secretly at night. Yarn-bombing is very quiet. The yarn-bombers then take photos of their creations and post them online for others to admire. It’s very much a social thing, with groups of knitters working together to plan and create something. Even the well-known yarn-bombing artists, such as Oleksiak and Sayeg, have teams of people to assist them with the bigger projects. So, why do they do it? Unlike much graffiti, yarn-bombing is often very much about making an ugly public space or object more beautiful. It’s about putting something personal and handmade into an urban, industrial environment. And, of course, it aims to put a smile on people’s faces.


WELCOME TO SCHOOL AGAIN .......

HERE WE ARE AGAIN AFTER HOLIDAYS....

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED A LOT.

I VISITED NEW YORK IN JULY AND THEN, I ENJOYED THE BEACH IN AUGUST... RELAXING LIFE WHICH WE WILL MISS AS SOON AS WE START LESSONS.

YOUR ADVENTURES WILL BE WELCOME.

miércoles, 28 de junio de 2017

WE ARE GOING ON HOLIDAYS......GREAT !!!

YES... WE ARE GETTING TO THE VERY END OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR. STUDENTS ARE NOT HERE ANY MORE

NOW, WE ARE A BIT TIRED AND WE NEED SOME SUMMER HOLIDAYS... SO BYE BYE FOR NOW... WE WILL COME BACK IN SEPTEMBER WITH MORE FRESH NEWS.

HAVE A GOOD SUMMER !!

MARGA HERRERO
COORDINATOR OF THIS ENGLISH ADVENTURE AT PEDRO CERRADA SCHOOL


* IT WILL BE PUUBLISHED IN PAPER IN JULY.

martes, 27 de junio de 2017

CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS


Most people have particular ways of working or studying that they feel work best for them. For example, my partner always has music on while she works, whereas I prefer silence. Is this just a personal preference, or is one actually better than the other? Some of the things that scientists have been finding out about how we can be most creative might surprise you. It turns out that she’s right and I’m wrong (not for the first time!). According to Professor Ravi Mehta, a moderate level of noise is better for our creativity than silence. So quiet music is a good idea. Too much noise isn’t good, though – especially listening to other people’s telephone conversations. This is particularly distracting because our brain is automatically trying to solve the puzzle of what is being said by the person we can’t hear.

And what about heating? Surely it’s better to be in a cooler room to stop yourself from being sleepy? Well, apparently not. One study from Cornell University showed that when temperatures were lower, at twenty degrees Celsius, employees made 44% more mistakes than when it was twenty-five degrees. If you’re feeling cold, you are using a lot of your precious energy to keep warm, so there’s less energy for being innovative. And that’s not all. Ever been told ‘tidy desk, tidy mind’? Well, apparently, having a messy desk is actually better for being inventive. Think that being tired makes it difficult to come up with good ideas? Think again. When we’re tired, our brain is less efficient, but it’s also more likely to make new connections, which means we’re more likely to come up with something truly creative. Naps can also be good, though, especially at helping you remember things. It seems that most of what I thought about being creative is wrong!


lunes, 26 de junio de 2017

ST JOHNS DAY ....


WE WANT TO WISH A VERY HAPPY DAY TO ALL MEMBERS OF THIS SCHOOL COMMUNITY WHO ARE CALLED  'JOHN'.


ENJOY YOURSELVES !!!!

I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE.....


WOODY ALLEN SAID: 


                                             "I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE...........

IT IS WHERE I EXPECT TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE !!!!  "