Word perfect

22nov2019-spanish-competitionAnother year, another Interhouse Spanish Vocabulary Competition between the three Houses of the school (Teide, Roque Nublo, Timanfaya). Year 7 and Year 8 students were challenged by Year 9 to guess the meanings of 100 Spanish words, as well as writing as many sentences as possible with them. A packed hall was the setting of the big challenge with cheers ringing out when the results for each round were made known. After Roque Nublo were eliminated, Teide and Timanfaya were tied until Round 6... before Teide won it at the death!

Shining bright like a diamond

21nov2019-diwaliTafira Infants enjoyed a wonderful Friday 8th November, celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. We sampled authentic Indian foods, prepared coconut balls, made rangoli patterns, and listened to the story of Rama and Sita. All of this was topped off with a wonderful display of traditional Indian dancing.

Quotes of the day

20nov2019-quotesWednesday 13th November marked World Kindness Day. As part of their Tutor Time, Year 10 students were asked to produce some inspirational quotes about kindness. They turned out to be some very wise words indeed.

Two for one

19nov2019-marinaCongratulations to our former alumnus, Marina Marquez Peña, who received some exceptional grades in Biology and Chemistry at A Level. So good were they that the University of Glasgow coordinators of her Biological Sciences degree agreed that she should start her studies as a second-year student rather than a first-year one like the rest of her peers.

Keep CAAM and carry on

19nov2019-caamOn Thursday 14th November 2019, Vegueta's CAAM art gallery very kindly gave an excellent guided tour of their latest show to the BSGC IGCSE and A-level students. There were a range of displays split over the four floors including offerings from La Réunion's multidisclipinary artist and poet Jack Beng-Thi and Spanish performance artist Esther Ferrer. This first-hand research will be used by the students to develop their coursework projects.

We look forward to seeing the work inspired from this trip soon. Thanks again to the CAAM staff for another wonderful guided tour. We're lucky to have such an excellent institution on our doorstep.

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