Red sky at night, fire alight

18mar2019-theaterOn Wednesday 13th March, Year 9 students enjoyed an unforgettable experience. The enigmatic book La noche de fuego by Francisco J. Quevedo, which we read in class, came to life after arriving at our first destination: the Pérez Galdós Theatre. The author was waiting for us, and he very kindly answered all the questions that we bombarded him with. His charisma and his unexpected answers surprised us as we learnt so many secrets of the museum which were hidden between the book's lines.

After this enlightening question-and-answer session, we went up on the theatre's roof and enjoyed views of the city which contained even more surprises (including a film production!). Next we stopped off at some locations from the book where traces of the characters could still be found, before the day out concluded at Benito Pérez Galdós house-museum, which was full of the memories and belongings of the celebrated Canarian author. He's considered Canarian literature's finest writer, with the pages of his novels dripping with social realism. Pérez Galdós is our very own Charles Dickens, a Spanish Leo Tolstoy even.

School of fish

18mar2019-fishOn Friday 8th March, Tafira's Year 4 received some fascinating schooling outside the classroom at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's Poema del Mar. We learned about the natural habitat of the marine animals and lizards at this aquarium. The friendly and informative staff also explained to us about the conservation programme they've set up to ensure future generations continue to see these wonderful creatures we share Planet Earth with.

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Miss Williams

Pride of the Cubs

14mar2019-football2Congratulations to our Young Lions, Tafira Years 3 and 4 Football team, who won the league after defeating CEIP Pepe Dámaso 3-2 away on Wednesday 13th March. Fran scored an outstanding hat-trick Cristiano Ronaldo style against a stubborn Atlético Madridesque defence and Alicia Bergasa repelled everything thrown at her in goal.








Years 5 and 6 were not so fortunate, however, losing 5-2 to the same opponents. Year 6's Angel at his most agile scored both goals. Dante (Year 5) made his debut in goal and stopped many shots from Pepe Dámaso's trademark lightning counter-attacks.

Miss Claire

Traffic alert

08mar2019-trafficOn Wednesday 6th March, a guest speaker from Aesleme, the Spanish association committed to the prevention of accidents causing spinal cord and brain injuries, visited the school. Moisés Santana talked to Year 11, 12, and 13 students about the serious consequences of traffic collisions. As many of this age range are considering taking driving lessons or learning to drive already, it's imperative that they understand the essentials of road safety and Moisés, confined to a wheelchair since being involved in a car crash nine years ago, gave a cautionary and informative presentation.

A piece of chocolate

06mar2019-chocolateOn Tuesday 26th February, we told the whole of Secondary about chocolate. This included a short sketch about its discovery. Then we asked quiz questions to our audience which was a lot of fun with other students finding out some new chocolate-related facts.

Later we shared a video with teachers giving their opinion about the ethical impact of this favourite for those with a sweet tooth. We ended with a quick video revealing how to make Oreo-style cookies. All of the class loved planning this assembly and we hope other students enjoyed watching it.

Teresa Han
Year 9

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