Our latest Inspiring Individuals brought not one but two role models to the BSGC. Dr Tom White and Miss Alice Lake visited the school's Learning Resource Centre to talk to Year 10-13 students. Whilst Tom colourfully described a day in the life of a junior doctor, Alice talked about the scientific progress she has been making as a research assistant including some fascinating details about gene editing.
On Wednesday 8th of March, Careers Day took place. Visitors came in to share information and their experiences regarding their careers. Different careers were presented to us where we had the opportunity to learn and understand what was involved in each job.
We enjoyed this organised event as it enabled us to have a clearer view about our future plans. The careers in which we had the most interest in were Business, a forensic surgeon, the navy and a flight controller. We got to ask them lots of questions such as what qualifications and skills are needed, what a typical day involves and for any advice or recommendations.
Overall we found it very interesting. At first most of us were confused but this event opened doors to new careers we hadn´t thought about. Some of us even discovered new interests we didn´t know we had and it allowed us to consider a wider range of options.
We hope that this will be repeated next year and if it does we would like to have more time and meet other people with different careers. We would like to thank all the teachers for making this a successful Careers Day.
Chantal and Sarina Y10
On Friday 03rd March, the Spanish second language students went on an excursion to visit the museum Cueva Pintada in Gáldar. The aim for this trip was to develop our Spanish listening and speaking skills. I thought the trip was very useful and interesting and a great opportunity for us to learn the history, tradition and culture of the Canarian Islands. I would recommend people to come! Whilst we took the tour we had a specialized guide to show us all the ancient objects. There are also many more who offer personalized tours in four languages (Spanish, German, English and French). In the museum there were many presentations, one of my favourites was a 3D video explaining the history behind Gran Canaria. This then led onto the original grounds where people built their homes. I found it very engaging and a good way to learn how Canarians lived in those times. After leaving the museum I felt that I have understood one of the most exciting moments in the history of the island and can relate more to the island´s background. But what I found more interesting is how the island rapidly changed over the centuries.
On 15th February, Year 11's Salma Díaz starred in a prestigious event organised by Niños con Cáncer under the slogan "En casa, tu opción" (at home, your option) to commemorate the International Childhood Cancer Day.
In Madrid's Teatro Real, Salma sang the stirring anthem written for children with cancer: "We are one". She was accompanied by the San Antonio School choir.
Spain's Health and Social Services Minister, Dolors Montserrat, attended the event and after listening to Niños con Cáncer's argument, she pledged to boost paediatric palliative home care.