Volleyball - BSGC vs Oakley

Year 7/8

Oakley 0 – 2 BSGC

BSGC dominated this match from start to finish with some excellent displays throughout the team. Carlota Hopkins produced some fantastic serving in the first set to give BSGC a clear advantage with Julia Sanchez, Isabel Laiseca and Laura Vidal contributing to during some vital points.
The second set continued in the same manor with Raquel Bautista and Ana Diaz playing particularly well. The match finished in a comfortable victory for BSGC which is due to the hard work the squad have been putting in this year, not only at practices but in their free time at break and lunchtimes. A lot of credit must go to Sixth Former Mima Banus who has played a big part in helping with coaching the girls this year, passing on some valuable knowledge and experience.

Year 9/10

Oakley 2 – 1 BSGC

The match finished in an agonizing defeat for BSGC losing the deciding set by only three points. BSGC started well taking the first set comfortably with excellent displays from Claudia Pena, Lorna Macdonald and Andrea Cabrera in particular.
The second set was a very close encounter with BSGC just losing out to an Oakley side improving with every point. This took the match to a nail-biting deciding third set which was very close throughout. In the end Oakley just managed to edge it, however the girls produced some quality volleyball and showed how much they have developed as players with all the practice in the last year. The Year 9 girls in particular have shown great improvements and playing alongside the experienced Year 10 players has only gone to enhance this.

Sixth Form

Oakley 0 – 2 BSGC

This match produced some outstanding volleyball throughout with both teams at the top of their game. Due to key BSGC players being unavailable for the game through injury this match provided some Year 11 players with the opportunity to come into the squad and they grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Superb performances from Luisa Alamo, Divya Bhagvanji, Ninive Martin, Teresa Quevedo, Kaiyi Zhou, Sofia Curbelo and Kajol Kajol Kamble as well as from the experienced players of Mima Banus, Karla Montalban, Ana Vega meant that BSGC edged out Oakley by 3 points in both sets to win a thrilling match 2-0. In a very tense second set all the BSGC girls produced some brilliant volleyball at vital times to ensure victory.

South School Halloween 2012 & Gallery

Scary Witches at BSGC South School Halloween 2012A truly terrifying time was had by all in the South school on Friday 26th October. All the pupils came to school in costume, staff were dressed in their true colours and it was nice to see that many mums also came in disguise.

Following a parade and photo session pupils, parents and staff attended assembly where certificates were given for the most original costumes and Halloween artwork. The parents then were invited to wander around the school to look at displays and then given tea, coffee and biscuits in the dining room.

The children spent the rest of the day playing Halloween games and participating in Halloween activities. The highlight of the day for many of the children was their visit to the terrifying library!! Screams were heard as far away as Maspalomas and they are still wondering what was hiding under the table!

You can see the full Halloween 2012 Gallery through this link.

Family Open Evening 2012

The evening of Friday 19th October saw the first BSGC Family Open Evening. In a change from past events the timing of the Open Day was moved to an evening with an event full of fun and entertainment for all members of the British School community. The idea was to bring together all the different age groups from within our community, showing that we could enjoy ourselves together whilst cementing the bonds that tie us together as The British School community.

The evening began early with activities starting at 6.30pm so that the youngest members in Nursery and Reception could join us. Fun and party games were organised by the school staff for all the children of primary age and included pass-the-parcel and musical statues. Whilst the children were occupied with these activities the adults were able to relax and enjoy each other's company.

At the same time the older students from Secondary were preparing for their own disco which was in a separate venue – the school dining room. The Student Council and members of the 6th Form took responsibility for the decoration of the venue and for the DJing during the evening. It proved to be a great success with all the students having a great time and commenting how enjoyable the evening was.

A buffet meal was served for the adults and younger students consisting of barbequed meats, sausages, fish and a variety of salads. The quality of food produced by the school kitchen staff was praised for its quality.

During the buffet the parents and staff were entertained by the singing of Carmen Sosa, a parent from Nursery. She performed a set which included a variety of ballads, jazz classics and various up tempo numbers; all of which were appreciated and admired by the assembled crowd. It was particularly nice when Mr. Payne, our Head of Music, accompanied some of the slower numbers on the piano and made for a very special moment during the evening.
The evening for the adults concluded with a disco. A local DJ played a variety of old and new British and Spanish classics which encouraged everyone, from the very youngest to the oldest to spring to their feet and dance the night away until the end of The British School Family Night 2012!

South School Year 6 Trip to Casa de Colón

On Tuesday 23rd October the Year 6 class from The South School made a trip to Casa Colón in Las Palmas. This was to support the learning of the students as we are currently studying Christopher Columbus a his voyages of discovery. Below are three reports from students recounting the experience of their visit.


Today Year 6 went on a trip to a fantastic museum based on Christopher Columbus.

We got there at 11. a.m. and met Mr. Clark in front of a market.

We talked through the lumpy street and got to an old, but beautiful house. We enter in it and, to our surprise, we saw two colorful and marvelous parrots. We kept walking until we saw our guide. He explained us how we had to behave during our visit.

First we went through a huge door and there was a representation of a ship called La Niña. We passed through all the rooms while the guy explained us everything that were related to Christopher Columbus' life until we finished the visit.

What was the most interesting fact about the sailor was that he had to stop in the Canary Islands to get food supplies for all his crew before continuing his voyage to the undiscovered new world.

This trip was a really good opportunity to learn about one of the most important discoverers in the world, Christopher Columbus.

By Victoria


Today Year 6 went to a museum of Christopher Columbus. We had a tour of the museum with a guide. He explained many things about how Christopher Columbus lived during his exploring and his life on the boats, we even got to go on a model of how below deck looked and saw how his bed would have been.

The class saw many interesting things in the museum like models of different ships that Christopher used on his travels. We also saw many of the tools and had explained to us how they helped him during his voyages. We had the chance to see a real life diary of Christopher Columbus which told us how he voyaged around the Canary Islands to get to America.

The trip was very interesting and fun but my avorite part of the trip was at the end when I and my partner Rafa got to go off alone to look around to take notes and photos of our favorite things in the museum like using the compass and having a chance to touch a real anchor.


We (Year 6) went to a Museum called "Casa Colón", located in Las Palmas, Triana.

Everything was beautiful and a man was explaining to us all the interesting things that were in the museum.

The man told us about Christopher Columbus' first voyage, the different tools that were used by the navigators and the thing that interested me a lot was about the three ships called La Niña, Santa María and La Pinta.

All of us felt very thankful because he dedicated to us his time, telling us different information about a lot of things.

Thinking about all of the things that we saw, my favorite parts were when we were looking at the ships and seeing what was the difference between them. Another one was when we were inside a part of the ship, La Niña, seeing where the captain slept and when we saw the tools together with the map that guided Christopher Columbus.

By Silvia B.

Halloween 2012 Crafts


Halloween is quickly approaching! The Secondary Craft Club’s project for the first weeks of term has been to create scary paper-mache pumpkins. Originally, the idea was to create terrestrial globes but it did not take long before students decided that pumpkins were more appropriate for this time of the year. Using lots of paper and glue students chose the kind of pumpkin they wanted to make: smiley, oddly-shaped or with a big, empty space inside to be filled with sweets!

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