OXFORD by Laura E and Marina Y

DAY ONE:  On the first day we travel in a bus from Valladolid to Madrid-Barajas airport, then we took a plane to London airport and finally we took another bus from London to Oxford. When we arrived to the school our host families were waiting for us and they took us to their home. They showed us the house and where we were going sleep.

DAY TWO:  The second day they were going to show us oxford, but as we were all scattered around in different houses. We had to make our way through Oxford, to the meeting point, that was Carfax Tower. A guide from the agency show us the most relevant places in Oxford, like the Oxford Library, some museums and Thames river were the oxford students practice boat racing .

DAY THREE: The third day we went to the Oxford Academy, at first hour the teacher there in charge of us took us in a tour through the school. It was really huge in comparison with this one. It had lots of football and basketball fields and a big rugby one. They had big laptops for students and each student had his or her own locker. In the music room they had a clavier and a violin for each student. And even the uniform was free. A curious thing is that although it was so big it had only half of the students in Ferrari. That day in the afternoon we were supposed to see Christ Church, but it was closed. So the activity was cancelled and we had free time in Oxford, so we went shopping.



DAY FOUR:  We had normal classes in the morning and in the afternoon we visited Christ Church, were some scenes of the film of Harry Potter were filmed.  Then we went ice skating, it was real fun and also most of the people fell at least once. Later we had dinner all together in a pizzahut, we ate until we were really full and we did not even finish all the pizzas, so we took some of them home.

DAY FIVE: On the fifth day after classes we did some sports with Andy our guide at school. But we did not took any photos.

DAY SIX: On sixth day we went to the Museum of natural history, in there we saw lots of fossils, dinosaurs… also visited the Museum of science history which was full of solar clocks, telescopes, compass and other useful instruments for the study of science.

DAY SEVEN: It was our last day of school so we had to say goodbye to our budys. It was the hardest part of our trip to Oxford. In the afternoon we were supposes to do a treasure hunt, but instead we went to see the Football stadium of the Oxford United FC, and the huge commercial centre that was built next to it.

DAY EIGHT: That Saturday we went to Stanford the city in which Shakespeare lived. We went to see a park with a lot of monuments dedicated to him and to his novel’s characters, the house in which he lived and the place in which he was buried. It took  us an hour more or less to see that and the rest of the afternoon 4 hours or so, we spent them in the McDonalds. For me it was the most boring day.

DAY NINE: The last day before our travel day to Spain, we went to London. It was really beautiful. In the morning we visited the British museum and then we visited other important places such as Trafalgar square, Convent Garden, the London Eye, the Big Ben… We spent all day going from one place to another, so we did not have free time, but it was worth it. I think London is incredibly awesome. The only thing that we did not have time to se was Buckingham Palace, what a pity.

DAY TEN: The last day arrived and we said goodbye to our host families and went to oxford to get the bus to go to London. We took the plane to Madrid, and a bus to Valladolid.

We were all so sad! We just could not believe we were leaving! We will miss it all and each other also a lot, because you believed or not those ten days made of us a big family.

Laura E and Marina Y

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Observing cells under a microscope.

We have spent a couple of days working in the Science Lab on a project related with our first lesson about “Cell structure”. For many of us, it was our first time in the laboratory performing an activity using microscopes and real lab material. It has been a great experience which we hope to repeat along the course.
Here you are some pictures of us, and the cells that we could see in the two samples that we prepared: onion epithelium and human cheek cells!!

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Dutch exchange SEPTEMBER 2016

Some memories from the Dutch exchange by Irene!

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Our 4 ESO students have been ten days in Oxford. 

They have enjoyed at school with their buddies…

And have a great time in London!

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Here we go, a new school year has begun and there we go, fuelled by the summer energy!!!

USA trip began on the 16th of September, the group has gone to Macon, Georgia.

Have a look to what they are living!!!




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Following the tradition of performing short plays in year 1ESO, this year we have recorded two videos where you will be able to enjoy and laugh out loud with the crazy stories these students have performed. Don’t miss them!!
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By students from ESO4.

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Some students of 1ºESO have been to an English camp in Asturias for one week. It was an excellent and very funny way of learning English.  There we met children from Asturias, Cantabria and Madrid. Also all the monitors were native, some from the United Kingdom and other from different English Speaking countries. In this camp we  played games, practiced vocabulary, talked in English a lot  but also we ate a very  funny and nice food. We slept in bungalows. We will have a nice memory of this trip. I hope we will repeat it.


The Week Camp was incredible. In the morning and in the evening we had activities and free time. We did the activities with different monitors. They were crazy and very funny at the same time. They weren’t  Spanish so they spoke all the time in English. The activities consisted in sports, board games and trips, adventure activities,  One day we went to the beach, it was very cold but we swam in the sea. At night we had an activity like a disco or games. Next we had to sleep in our cabins. They were very good because they had different rooms. You could sleep with some of your friends and talk with them in a low voice. The week camp was the best week of my life and I want to repeat the next year.

Adrián González  1E


The week camp was fantastic. We went to Garaña de Pría ,a village of Asturias from the  25th until the 29th  of April . The place was like a camping site with a lot of cabins. In every cabin we were 7 students. The monitors were nice and funny. We went to a place called Bufones which are blow holes, and to a beach a beach called “Cuevas” which was fantastic. Every day we played some games and I learnt a lot of English.

Tomás Martín Wieringa  1 E

image003Here we are in “Los bufones de Pria”, very close to the camp

The week Camp has been the best experience of this year. Those five days we stayed at the camp in Garaña de Pría were amazing. Since the incredible activities and excursions to the funny monitors that were with us in all moments. The food was also very good even the chickpeas were delicious. We met a lot of new people from high schools all over Spain, such as the ones in Asturias or Madrid.

The excursions were very interesting like when we went to the Bufones de Pría and we learnt how they are formed and what they do, we also went to two beaches but only a few people went inside the water of sea. It was so cool !!!! The activities were fantastic, the best, for me, were the segways, the adventure park and the talent show. This last we win it our high school versus Madrid one. The five days passed very quickly, they were so short! The last day the monitors gave some mugs to the ones that have been the best during the five days, then we had to leave the camp, but, we didn’t want to come back!                                                                           

Marién del Río Infante  1F ESO

image004Here we are at the entrance of our cabin ( Marien, Laura B., Ainara, Julia, Lucía and me ). Pict. Alicia González, 1F ESO.

First of all, I’m going to describe what the place was like. There was a very big house where the teachers slept and some wooden cabins where we slept. There was also a large green field where we played different games and sports such as Lacrosse, Baseball, etc… and where we had our snack  in the afternoon. We played some vocabulary games like Trivial, Scrabble, Scattergories and many more. Before going to bed we also played night games. Other days we hiked to nice beaches and we saw beautiful blowholes. Finally, I have to express my opinion about the Week Camp. I consider it a great experience to learn English in an excellent environment with native and kind monitors. This activity should be done once a year in every school.

Marcos Martín  1B ESO

image005On our way to Cuevas Beach with our monitor Lewis
image006Cabin 19: Miguel Crespo, Javier, Pablo Cardeñoso , Roi , Diego, Marcos Riol and Pablo Ortego
image007Cabin 20 : Adrian, Pablo Maide ,Hugo Cartón ,Tomás, Hugo Vítores, Marcos Canas
image008Cabin 21: Diego, Alberto, Sergio, Axel, Isidro, Miguel and Marcos
image009Paula Lorenzo, Laura, Lucía , Maria, (At the back) Paula Ramos, Monica and Clara
image010Alba Calleja, Elisa , Anael , Lucía Olmos. At the back:  Paula López , Marta Bocos


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Have a look at this video by students in year 2 E/F.

There are great actors inside!!

They have done Monologues and Dialogues arguing about many different issues  like being a noisy neighbor, a bad friend, a terrible boss, a lazy student, a very strict teacher  and many other things. Enjoy and learn how to have a row in English!

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Pictures and thoughts on the last trip to Madrid, by 1E and 1F students.

Students from 1st year share their views and experiences during their last visit to Madrid in March 2016.

MEETING OUR KEYPALS IN MADRID – Good Friday  25th  April 2016

 (Meaning of Key pals : a friend with whom we regularly exchange E-mails )

 Last Easter on the 25th of March , a group of students in year 1 ESO – E/F  met our American Key Pals in Madrid. They were touring Spain with some parents and teachers.

We met in the fountain outside the Royal Palace at 4:00. My keypal was very nice and she introduced me to some of her friends, who were really nice as well. When I gave her my present she said it was really cute. She gave me a pencil pouch from “Scout” which is an American brand. We also talked about what we liked, and discovered we had many interests in common, even some youtubers that I watch, she watches as well.Later we visited  an Egyptian temple called “Debod temple” and tried to enter in the little holes of all the rooms where the projectors were.

After we saw the temple we did a little Scavenger Hunt  which was like a quiz with questions about  Madrid and how they should  ask for things in Spanish. One question was that we had to take a photo of a bear and a tree (the symbols of Madrid) and the American students put a face like a bear near a tree because they didn’t know about that. After a moment we told them that it was the symbol of Madrid and  they took the photo. We all were laughing out loud all the time.

The groups who had more points in the quiz got a Kit Kat but we shared them and we also had  and a Chupa Chups. Then we went to a restaurant where we ate the worst menu ever.

  • 1st dish  – Milhojas (vegetable)
  • 2nd dish  : lasagne (vegetable )
  • Dessert   : strawberry yogurt

At finally we said goodbye to them at their hotel and  returned  to Valladolid with our parents. It was really fun to go to Madrid and meet our  keypals.

Laura Ariza   1 F   /   Paula Lorenzo  1 E

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