A marathon effort

16may2018-marathonLast Friday, 11th May, my classmates and I went to Plaza de la Alameda de Colón where we participated in the 18th Storytelling Marathon organized by Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's Public Library. There, we listened to stories from other schools and also from professional raconteurs. The characters were really funny and we couldn't stop laughing.
The tales were also romantic and sad in parts. We felt at home as the organizers were very friendly. They told us we were the perfect audience.

Our stories were written by Tommaso, Ana, Dakota and Carmen. Tommaso's Words can Change the World was read by Javi and Oscar in Spanish whilst the author himself translated it into Italian, Teresa into Korean, Álvaro into Euskera and Inés into Galician. Ana's A Wrong Body was read by herself, Carlos and Diego in Spanish, Danny in English, Rachel and Hugo in Chinese, Laura and Denise in Dutch and Darlene in Hindi.

Dakota's A Friend's Words Can Change your Life was really emotive. As was Carmen's You Can Get Anything with a Bit of Faith. All in all, it was simply an unforgettable day.

Julia Sánchez (Y8MS)

Up for the cup

On Friday, 11th May 24 boys and girls from Tafira primary went along to The American School of Las Palmas for a fun-filled football tournament. There were five schools involved and all of our children enjoyed the morning tremendously. Both our teams recorded second-place finishes, so we did really well to beat some stiff competition. Well done to all the players and here's to the next season!

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Camp rocks

11may2018-campAnother successful residential camp for Year 3 - this time in a new location - south-central Las Tederas. The Year 3 children from the South school and Tafira school met up in the beautiful setting of Santa Lucía to spend two days making new friends and generally having a big adventure. We slid down ziplines over the craggy hillside, explored a never-ending tunnel deep into the mountainside, learnt a new game called garrafón-ball (we are absolutely brilliant at it!!), made wallets out of recycled materials, and played nocturnal catch the flag.

Best of all, we were really brave. As we fearlessly tried new experiences, doing it all with just our friends and teachers (and without mum and dad!). We are all now looking forward to repeating the experience for two nights in Year 4!

Setting the night on fire

10may2018-theatreOn Friday, May 4th, Year 9 went to visit the Pérez Galdós Theatre, as this term we have been reading La Noche de Fuego: a novel about the fire there. We had the pleasure of meeting the author, Francisco J. Quevedo, who talked to us about his work and answered all of our questions. Then publisher Pablo Checa (Canarias eBook) took us on a nook-and-crannies tour of the Triana and Vegueta areas.

 Nadine Manwani González (9SJ)

School of Rock

07may2018-y3s-roque-nubloThe South School's Year 3 went on a trip to Roque Nublo in early May as we have been studying mountains this term. Apart from enjoying the breathtaking views of the Gran Canaria interior and beyond, we we admired the centre of the island's climate, flora and fauna. The children had a fantastic day out and it was an incredible experience for them.

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