Monday, 22 February 2016
Description de Mario guide au Vignoble de Vall d’Alba. Il s’appelle Mario Malafosse, il habite depuis 10 ans en Espagne. Il habite à Valence. Dans sa famille ils sont quatre ; sa femme ce qu’il aime le plus d’Espagne, et ses deux enfants qui s’appellent Luciane et Mauro. Luciane a 4 ans et Mauro a 1 an et demie. Aussi il a une sœur. Quand il était jeune, il jouait au handball. À la télévision il aime regarder handball et foot, son équipe préfèrée de foot est le Marseille. Quand il avait 16 ans il commençait à s’intéresser de la production du vin, donc il voulait travailler avec le vin. Il a commencé à travailler en Espagne en 2006. Il Il aime beaucoup son travail. Il travaille à Baron d’Alba, qui est où se fabrique le vin. Il travaille tous l’année, mais il travaille comme consultant. Le nombre d’heures qu’il travaille ne sont pas fixes. Il se lève à six heures tout les jours pour aller à travailler. L’heure qu’il rentre chez lui dépend du jour, mais normalement il rentre chez lui à vingt heures. Il se couche à minuit.Pour Mario, la qualité du vin qu’il fabrique est de 8/10. Il ne sait pas, qu’il fera avec le reste de sa vie car il ne sait pas combien de temps il restera en Espagne. Pour l’avenir, s’il pouvait il voudrait continuer avec la production du vin à Castellón et Requena.
Written by Blanca Villar
The secondary Christmas show at “Caixa rural of Vila‐real” was excellent, in general all the performances were very well prepared and fantastically performed. The first ones to perform were the year 7 band; they did a very good performance with lots of different instruments: xylophones, pianos, percussion... They played the song “Deck the halls”. Year 8 band also did an excellent performance with the song “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”. They played the piano, xylophone and guitar. Lots of people sang beautifully: Macarena, Olivia, Daisy, Marina, Lledó, Andrea, Yasmin...They sang songs such as “Titanium”, “Candlelight”, “Four five seconds”, “whisperer”... Roman played the electric guitar very well and Naiara also did a fantastic piano solo. Finally the choir was exceptional; all the students sang very well. The song was called “The call”. In conclusion the show was fantastic and all songs were fantastically performed.
Written by Angela Guiral
Year 7 students were given a sheet of questions about how they felt about secondary, these were their answers: 90% of pupils in year 7 said that the quantity of exams in secondary has increased a lot, with 2 or 3 exams per week, and now have lots of things to study in the majority of subjects. Everyone in year 7 like having lockers because they can organise their large quantity of books in their own place and do not have to share the space with the books of their classmates. They say that this is more comfortable because this way their bags aren’t as heavy. Also, this is safer because people can’t steal their phones, books... But some people say that it’s a little bit stressful because there are too many people in the same place, at the same time. The entire year 7 year group says that they feel very good; excited because they feel that they are getting older and some a little bit nervous because they didn’t know how secondary worked. Some are sad about changing from primary to secondary because primary was easier, but they like secondary because primary was a little repetitive, as they had the same teacher for all the different subjects. 40% of people in year 7 have said that homework has become much harder and that the quantity has increased a lot, but 60% says that it depends on the subject whether you have more or less homework and that if you listen in class it is often a lot more easy to do at home. Also if you don’t talk too much in class you can often finish your homework in class. Students say that primary was easier because they were smaller but now that they are getting older, they understand the difficulty and the quantity of the work should increase.
Written by Angela Guiral
Year 12 & 13 are gaining more and more benefits as time goes on. They will be getting a common room and it will be placed in what was once the old locker room. It will be a luxurious place for them to relax with facilities like coffee machines, vending machines, sofas etc.In the future, their uniform will be altered slightly or will have something added which will show the difference between KS3 and KS4. Since the winter term, the 6th form students had permission to use their phones during their free time and have them with them.This is quite advantageous for sixth form students, as they are free to use their phones; something which has never happened before. As we all know, the 6th form has always gone first for lunch, which in my opinion is a bit unfair. Year 12 and 13 will be getting their own wi-fi, so it will be quicker and therefore easier to work and revise. It will be interesting to see whether the sixth form benefits grow as time goes on. I know for myself that 12 & 13 are happy that they are getting more and more advantages.
Isabelle Babonneau came to our school on the 26th of November 2015. She is from France, she came here to show some of our pupils how to cook and have a good time speaking french. This was done to show pupils that the speaking and listening is as important as writing constantly and completing exercises. The only language you could speak was french since Isabelle only knew french. She’s from France, but has a bakery in Valencia. These girls and boys had the great opportunity of making “Financiers”, which is a type of cake that contains ground almonds. In some bakeries that have it it’s called “Visitandine”. According to legend, this cake was invented by a french bakery called Lasne. “Financiers” were originally small oval cakes prepared by the Sisters of the Order of the Visitation. The Swiss then adapted the recipe giving ingot form, and changing the name to financiers.
Written by Paula Cano
Lately there have been improvements in the cafeteria and lunch. We all know there are still more improvements to be made. We asked some students about their opinion on the recent improvements. People had different opinions but then again each person has a unique taste. We asked them what they thought improved the most of the food. The answer was very similar to most of the questions. Some noticed more variety of sauces and pasta and the quality of food. However the majority said they like the new sauces and that you can choose between them and there were also some people who said the omelet was better. It’s been stated that they would like more basic pizza and more meat. Some people also added that there should be more variety of desserts. So, there have been a lot of liked improvements in the kitchen but as I mentioned earlier they cannot satisfy everyone’s taste.
Written by Laura Rubert.
Christmas in Germany
Christmas Eve usually when Germans exchange presents with their families. Santa Claus or Father Christmas (der Weihnachtsmann in german) brings the presents on December 24th. December 6th is St. Nicholas' Day and, although not as grand as Father Christmas, he does bring some small gifts, like sweets and chocolate to children. In some places of Germany, there is a character called "Krampus" who accompanies St. Nicholas. He is a big, horned monster who is clothed in rags and carries a birch. He will punish children who have behaved badly and will give them a birch instead of a present. Some children also write to the Christkind - The Christ Child - asking for presents too. There are also star singers, who go from house to house singing songs and collecting money for charity and the church - more of a Catholic tradition. As for food, carp or goose are often served for the main Christmas meal. Stollen is a popular fruited bread that also is eaten in Christmas time.
Christmas in the States
The Americans love decorating their houses, especially the outsides with lights and sometimes even statues of Santa Claus, Snowmen and Reindeer. Some Americans use popcorn threaded on string to help decorate their Christmas Tree! Towns and cities often decorate the streets with lights to celebrate Christmas. Perhaps the most famous Christmas street lights in the USA are at the Rockefeller Center in New York, where there is a huge Christmas Tree with a public ice skating rink in front of it during Christmas and the New Year. In Hawaii, Santa is called Kanakaloka! In USA it’s common to eats roast turkey , beef, ham, or pork; stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and squash. Common desserts are pumpkin pie, plum pudding or Christmas pudding and mince pies. In the South, coconut cake, pecan pie, and sweet potato pie are also common.
Written by Paula Cisneros