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.

The Hunger Games

03jul2018-hungerYears 7 to 10 made their way to Telde athletics stadium on Tuesday 26th June for an important charity event. Students were sponsored by friends and family to run/walk 20 laps of the track. We are proud to announce that we raised over €3000 for Action against Hunger, one of the many charities we work with on the island.

Big Day Out

03jul2018-day-outOn Thursday 28th June, years 7 to 10 headed down to the south west's Puerto Rico, where we spent the day on the beach. After a long bus journey, we were eager to stretch our legs and the Escuela de Vela Joaquín Blanco Torrent instructors soon got us moving. After dividing us into three groups, we played sand games and then did some kayaking. By far the most popular activity, however, was paddle boarding as everyone tried to push each other off their boards. With the hot weather, it was a great way to cool off.

Lily Payne Poyser (Y10KP)

United in football fun

03jul2018-footballOn Thursday 21st June, BSGC Tafira met up with BSGC South school for a challenging final football round of matches for the Primary football teams. It was an incredibly hot morning but players tackled the challenge head on, breaking for lots of water!!! Whilst the Tafira Year 3 and 4 team and Year 5 and 6 boys won their games against their southern peers, the players from the South put in a committed display. Roll on next season's rematch.

Showtime

03jul2018-south-summer-showThe parents of pupils in the South school enjoyed a fantastic theatrical spectacular at the Casa de Cultura, San Fernando on Tuesday 19th June. Early Years and Infants staged a fun-packed show pitching Pirates against Mermaids. Each insisting they were better than the other but in the end agreeing to be friends and to accept their differences.

The acting was superb, the singing in English was a delight and the costumes prepared by the parents stunning. We are very grateful to our parents who also provided the materials for the backdrops and props. Their contribution didn't stop there, as they painted and designed many of the items augmenting the visual impact of the performances.

Our heartfelt congratulations to the children who rose to the occasion and performed their best in front of a packed theatre. In the interval between shows, we were treated to an amazing, synchronized, acrobatic dance by Carlota and Adriana L from our Year 6 class that they will be performing in the World Dance Championships in Barcelona. The girls are representing Spain and we wish them all the very best in this prestigious event.

The Juniors entered the stage dressed for the ABBA Story, psychedelic costumes, flared trousers, with flowers in their hair and proceeded to WOW the audience with a spectacular representation of the history of the legendary Swedish band with dances and versions of many of the songs that the group are famous for.

There were a great deal of talented soloists who gave their all, and performed to a very high level of professionalism. The choruses were beautifully sung by the children and brought the audience into a rapturous appreciation of the quality of the entire show.

From the youngest children in the Nursery to the oldest in Year 6, we must warmly congratulate them for their superb efforts and extend this shout out to all of the teachers who helped to stage the shows – and especially Miss Barna and Miss Tina who directed the Infants and Miss Wilson and Mr. Payne who did the same for the Juniors.

Andrew Bailey
Head Teacher South


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