Never stop learning

22oct2018-insetLearning doesn't stop when we leave school or graduate from university. At The British School of Gran Canaria, we schedule regular Inset Days for our staff, both academic and office, to keep up with new developments in education and administration. Our latest one was held on Thursday October 11th.

Trainer Alan Jervis of Dragonfly Training returned to deliver Part 2 of Stretch and Challenge Your Most Able Students. Teachers were encouraged to increase their students' vocabulary with exercises such as Big Word. This is where students are taught the meanings of more complex, academic lexicon with handy illustrations which they themselves draw. So, if you were studying evolution, you would ask them to create pictures of apes and neanderthals.

Meanwhile, office staff were put through their paces by facilitator Jonathan Suárez Fuentes from Fábrica de Inconformistas. After an icebreaking session, staff were organised into different groups for teambuilding. The values of compromise and responsibility were reinforced throughout the day, along with how to resolve conflict in the workplace.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

22oct2018-recyclingThe British School of Gran Canaria in Tafira recently welcomed a visitor from the Gran Canaria Government as part of the Gran Canaria Recicla project who came to talk to the infants and juniors about the importance of recycling. Our students were shown how to recycle properly and how to repurpose old things rather than throw them away. The children from Year 3-5 learned how to make a great bag from an old T-shirt!

CAAM - the revolution

19oct2018-caamOn Thursday 18th October, 20 Art students from years 11-13 attended a fantastic tour of the cutting-edge Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. The intensely-knowledgeable and friendly art gallery staff gave in-depth explanations of the exhibitions, outlining the intentions and ideas of the various artists which prompted interesting discussions amongst the students. Every student identified an interesting artist to include in their projects and this first-hand research and inspiration could prove highly valuable in their Cambridge Assessment International Education examinations. The BSGC Art department, and all the students fortunate enough to enjoy the opportunity, offer their sincerest appreciation to the CAAM staff for organising such an insightful visit.

Press Gang

16oct2018-la-provinciaOn Wednesday 3rd October, we visited La Provincia, one of the most popular local papers in the Canary Islands. We were given a tour of the newspaper, including of the printing presses. Overall, we learned so much and had a great time.

Javi and Néstor

South School in the pink

15oct2018-south-pink-dayCharity is at the heart of everything The British School of Gran Canaria does. So the South School were delighted to organise fundraising for ACCM. The Asociación Canaria de Cáncer de Mama y Ginecológico is one of Gran Canaria's most well-known charities and is committed to improving the quality of life of women diagnosed with cancer and their families.

They set up stalls and sold T-Shirts and raffle tickets.

Posters were placed around the school to promote a whole school Pink Day, where children and staff were asked to donate 1€ for the privilege of wearing pink clothes on Friday 5th October.

This was all in order to raise pupils' awareness and money for cancer research, specifically breast cancer.

On Saturday 6th October many parents, pupils and staff participated in the Long Walk in Maspalomas, further supporting this charity.

All together our school community raised a staggering 948.81€.

Heartfelt thanks to all who participated – we had a lot of fun at this event.

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