Festival season

15jun2018-cobisIt was a pleasure to be invited to adjudicate at the 2018 COBIS Senior School Music Festival which took place at King's College, The British School of Madrid on Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June 2018. The Senior School Music Festival was a fantastic weekend for students to share their talent, skills, enthusiasm and hard work with their peers and make new friends from around the globe.There was a wealth of talent displayed across various categories including vocal solos and ensembles, rock bands, instrumental solos, ensembles and many more.

It was a privilege to be part of this weekend and have the chance to collaborate and make music with pupils and teachers from the COBIS Community. I look forward to our students from BSGC taking part in this festival next year. Lastly, I would like to congratulate King´s College on winning the overall trophy and for being such fantastic hosts.

Ms McDonald

Y5 Camp at Quimpi, Tenerife 2018

15jun2018-camp-quimpyThirty-six pupils and five staff enjoyed a fabulous residential experience in Tenerife from 4th to 7th June.

Day 1 was spent travelling on the Fred Olsen ferry from Agaete to Puerto de la Cruz and then taking part in fun activities on the campsite. The children particulary enjoyed orienteering, fencing, archery and ziplining.

Day 2 saw the group visit Teide where they spent time at the Astrophysics Centre. Here they looking learned about the importance of this centre as one of the three most important space telescope sites in the world. They also looked at the sun through special telescopes. Then they went up to the top of Mount Teide on the cable car and walked to a mirador to see the breathtaking views around.

Day 3 was spent having great fun at Siam Park where they all enjoyed the water attractions. No-one got lost or injured thanks to the close supervision of the staff and monitors.
Finally, we spent time at the Museum of Science and the Cosmos in La Laguna on the last day, an interactive science museum which the children enjoyed with great enthusiasm before catching the ferry home.

The food was excellent and Quim and Pilarin looked after us very well indeed.

No plastic is fantastic

14jun2018-plasticOn Friday 8th June, The British School of Gran Canaria joined up with thousands of other schools around the world to take part in Zero Plastic Lunch day. We talked about the importance of reducing plastic waste in assembly on Thursday and looked at what can happen when the plastic rubbish gets into our oceans and seas. On Friday, we encouraged students to bring in snacks which would produce as little plastic waste as possible. Look at some of the fantastic examples we saw in the Primary department! Let's try to make this a daily thing! Thank you to those parents and children who supported this important initiative.

You can bank on the BSGC

14jun2018-banco-alimentosWe were delighted to receive a thank-you letter from the Banco de Alimentos de Las Palmas. Our fundraising efforts resulted in 395 kilos of food being made available to hungry families on the island. We also sold 130 Euros worth of cake during the Canarian Day celebrations, enough to provide money to pay for 21 cans of baby milk.

Chess masters

14jun2018-chessYear 9's Masha Nuez Vostokov travelled over to Tenerife with her chess club, the Club de Ajedrez de Guía, at the end of May. They competed at the Campeonato de Canarias por equipos. Masha helped her Infantil team to a second-placed finish whilst the older Cadetes won their category.

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