Sunday, 13 January 2019


AT THE TRAVEL AGENCY

Are you planning your holidays? These students are!!!. Have a look at how they book their flights...

 

 

Living in the city has both advantages and disadvantages. Students of 2 ESO, in the geography and history lesson, have studied the pros and cons of living in a  big city and a town. Click on the links to learn about it

By Manuela Garrido Pulido
By Nerea Dorado Rodríguez
By Pablo Muñoz Villarejo

Thursday, 22 November 2018


 LAST JUNE THE BILINGUAL SECTION AT LOS PEDROCHES SCHOOL ORGANISED A WEEK IN HASTINGS ,WHERE A GROUP OF STUDENTS OF 3º AND 4º ESO LIVED A LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE IN FAMILIES COMBINED WITH ENGLISH LESSONS AND LOTS OF ENTERTAINING ACTIVITIES. 

THIS IS HOW SOME OF THEM FEEL ABOUT THIS END OF THE TERM TRIP
  



OUR EXPERIENCE AT HASTINGS


I had never imagined an adventure as cool as travelling with firends until last summer when it came true.
Our high school had planned an end-of-term trip to a big city at the south of England called Hastings. Everybody got excited and started getting prepared for it. At the end, around 50 of us signed up for it and we waited impatienty for the departure day.
Every single last of us was scared about the moment of the arrival and the meeting with our host families. But all the fears disappeared when we saw how amazing the city was and saw which our high school would be during our week at Hastings.

My experience with the family was nice and I didn't have any type of problem, the food was very good and the house was quite comfortable. 



We also did some activities with three teachers that were with us the whole trip and with whom we had lots of amazing moments.
The tour through London was amazing despite of the fact that the most important buildings were being restored and the demonstration against Brexit.

One of the best parts of the trip was the day in Brighton, a city where we enjoyed visiting because of the variety of places we saw.

I would high recommend these immersion programmes because it is an incredible opportunity to travel and learn about a different culture and with friends, which I think it is what makes the travel unforgettable.

                                                      Luis Cabrera Sánchez, 3º B

 AN UNFORTTABLE EXPERIENCE!


Our trip began on 20th of June and it lasted until the 26th of June.There,we stayed in local people's houses,where we didn't pass a lot of time because we were always doing activities like doing local sightseeing or having lessons at an gorgerous high school or going to others cities like Brighton or London.During the trip Miriam and Freddy guided us .My favourite part was the trip to Brighton because I had never heard something about it and when we went,I was shocked! it was amazing! Brigthon has a beautiful beach and an enjoyable pier, an awesome and unique Pavilion and very funny and agressive seagulls. It was an incredible and unforgettable trip.

                                                    Pablo Godoy, 4ºC


LONDON AND BRIGHTON

The day that we went to London was the best day of our trip. When we arrived, the first thing we saw was the famous “London eye”. We took lots of photos, it was amazing! Then, we were walking along the park of St. James until we arrived at the Buckingham Palace. There were “the guards” they didn’t move at all!, it was incredible.
 Later, teachers gave us free time to eat and walk around London by Piccadilly. We had lunch at a restaurant where we made a friend who was Spanish, we talked to him and it was a very funny moment. When we finished eating, we went to several stores and then we returned to Hastings. 
We had a great time that day, we really liked the atmosphere in London and its people.
We went to Brighton too, it was very exciting!
Brighton has got a very famous pier, which we visited. It is a promenade that has an amusement park, street markets, and beach bars...
We enjoyed ourselves a lot, but in our opinion the seagulls were very pushy! but it was a new fun experience for us.

Elena Escribano and Marta Agudo,  3ºB



 


















































I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THE FAMILY I HAD !

When we went to Hastings, we were accomodated in a host famliy. I stayed in a house with two friends. My host family lived outside the town, it was far away and we had to take buses every morning to arrive at Sussex Coast College, our school.

My host family consisted of my host mum, dad and four children. The youngest son was nine months old and the oldest ten years old. We had a good time playing with them. My host mum was an amazing and wonderful woman. She was so nice with us and she was always smiling.
My host dad was cool! He worried about us. At night, he laughed in a strange way, he was so funny!. My brothers and sister were the most adorable children in the world. I have only been living with them for four days but I can't express how gratelful I am to have met them.






  Laura Abril, 3º B


                                         

A LOT FUN GUARANTEED !!

Hi everyone! I'm Luna and I'm going to tell you about my fantastic experience in Hastings. If you haven't heard about this trip, seriously, do you live in Narnia or something?


We visited not only Hastings, but also places like London or Brighton (where there was a breathtaking Harry Potter shop). 

Every day we had a lot of free time, my squad and me usually used it to go shopping or to make friends. Besides, EF prepared nice activities in the city such as asking people stuff about Hastings or taking pictures in different places with clues!

If you're thinking about the classes, they're not a problem, I swear. They're utterly dynamic and the teachers are eager to listen to you participating and speaking in English.

Moreover, most of the families are fairly qualified to take students in their house. Imagine they have to be evaluated by EF every time a student arrives.

In a nutshell, Hastings is one of those unforgettable experiencies and I recommend it a lot!!
                                      
Luna Herruzo, 3ºC 




 
 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

 Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. In the US Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
It is a great time to be thankful and appreciate who you have and what you have. In our school, we have many things to be thankful for and we have shown this gratitude in
our thankful tree. 


 
This school year, we are so thankful for having Mario, our language assistant, and Leslie, his girlfriend. Thank you guys for your work at both schools!!  You make it much easier and more fun to speak English in the lessons. 

BUT GUYS....WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?




AND CAN YOU TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT THIS CELEBRATION?





Sunday, 18 November 2018

EXCHANGE WEEK WITH DENMARK

Our students of 1º and 2º of Ballicherato are living a unique experience with our Danish hosts and friends. They are sharing cultural and personal experiences which will be rewarding  in their own lives. Well done, guys!!! make the most of it!!

Both, Danish and Spanish students are working together on this diary. Follow them by clicking here


TWO FAMOUS AMERICAN EXPLORERS

LEWIS AND CLARK 


The expedition, called the Corps of Discovery, was President Thomas Jefferson's visionary project to explore the American West. Thanks to our language assistant, we learned more about that piece of American history.




Click on the link and see Ana's presentation


Publish at Calameo
Ana Calero The Corps Of Discovery


....And here you are what Daniel Salamanca wrote on his diary, pretending to be Lewis Meriwether, on his way towards that unknown  American  land.




Monday, 8 October 2018

WELCOME TO LOS PEDROCHES SCHOOL, MARIO!!

This year we welcome Mario, our language assistant. He came to school last Monday and let us meet him a bit more by asking the questions the students had prepared before. Here you are what we have learnt from him so far.

Last Monday we met Mario, our new English assistant. Mario is 30 years old and he was born in Salt Lake City in Utah (USA). He grew up on a farm so he loves animalsHe has a dog, his name is Bruno and he is a ShiztsuMario’s mother is from Panama and his father’s family is from Italy.  He doesn’t have a big family, only a brother and a sister. He arrived to Spain a few days ago with his girlfriend Leslie, but Mario had been in our country before, in places like Barcelona, Pamplona, Granada and Madrid. Mario loves the tortilla and the sports. His favourite soccer team is Real Salt Lake.
We hope to learn a lot with Mario during his time with us. 

Daniel Salamanca, 3º C

The role of our language assistant at school  is working alongside the teacher in the classroom focussing on oral skills and bringing his culture to our lessons.


IES Los Pedroches:

Thank you for the opportunity to help teach your students.  I am honored to be working alongside the great teaching staff at this school! I am happy and excited for all the great things to come this year. I have only been here two weeks and have felt a warm welcome to the school and the city of Pozoblanco.  Everyone has been very nice and has helped make my transition to Spain smooth. I hope being in the classroom helps students at Los Pedroches practice English to use in their academic and professional careers. I want the students to know that I am here for them any time they want to talk in English! I also hope to see and learn more about Spain, its people, culture and language, along with the goal of becoming fluent with Spanish by the end of the school year. My family and I also wish to explore other countries in Spain on our free time. I look forward to working with all the incredible people at IES Los Pedroches!

Thank you,

Mario Costello


 
 
HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE, MARIO!