Growth of reading

20may2019-readingCheck out The South School's brand new reading garden. Year 2, with the help of Miss Tina and Miss Barna, have been hands on; designing and making a relaxing nook so that the whole school can pick up and get their heads stuck in a book! We hope you love it as much as we do.

Audience with an author

20may2019-osorioThe South School's Year 3 and Year 4, accompanied by their teachers Miss Dykstra and Mr Wood, enjoyed a day out to remember on Tuesday 14th May; exploring Teror's Finca de Osorio. Here they met with Bernardo Jaén Otero who penned the children's classic: Los Mulkis en la Finca de Osorio. It describes the adventures of three little aliens who descend to Earth and end up in Gran Canaria's very own Finca de Osorio.

Bernardo showed us around this beautiful estate and explained how he got some of the ideas for his book. Students were encouraged to use their five senses on the tour. Discovering seedlings which will be sent to new plantations on the island in a concerted campaign to regrow Gran Canaria's flora.

Years 3 and 4 have been learning a song about the Osorio that the author's brother wrote. This musician turned up in person, along with his ukulele. It was a special moment when we all sang together on the mountainside.

Elastigirl

17may2019-elastigirlYear 9SJ's Gema Ruiz excelled at the Autonomous Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships on Sunday May 12th. This prestigious competition held at Santa Lucía de Tirajana's Sports Pavilion saw Junior Gema, representing Club Attenya-Telde, finish runner-up in the rope event and third with the ball. Gema and her partner also qualified for next June's Spanish Championships.

Poetry in motion

16may2019-poemaSouth School's Year 2 had so much fun visiting Poema Del Mar. We were so lucky to have a guided tour where we learned all about the incredible sea life that we have all around the world.

It was amazing to discover all the different types of species that are found underwater, especially the pig-nosed turtles.

We loved getting up close and personal with sharks and stingrays. What's more, we even managed to find Nemo and his friend Dory! Most importantly, however, we were reminded how crucial it is that we look after our oceans and reduce the impact of single-use plastic.

Tomorrow's leaders today

15may2019-leadersThe Learn to Lead Community recently gathered in the Dining Room to share their work and receive feedback on the many projects undertaken this year. It was a great opportunity to congratulate the 83 members on their achievements so far but also to reflect on what needs to be improved in the future. For this meeting, our Learn to Lead coordinator, Madame Froidevaux, set up a video conference with Maxwell Jeffery, Learn to Lead Director from the UK, who visited the BSGC to deliver our training in September 2018.

This gave us a chance for us to ask him questions on how to progress with our projects and raise any concerns we may have. Maxwell gave thoughtful replies which immediately solved any problems. The Learn to Lead community felt truly valued and it helped us take a step closer towards our approaching maturity. To finish this productive meeting, the five teams were rewarded with a variety of enticing snacks which they happily enjoyed.

Belén López Pardo (12MC)


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