Monday, 30 April 2018

International Book Day, St.Jordi’s Day, GoFor Book Fair, Books and Roses¡

   On 23rd April we celebrate St.Jordi’s day in Catalonia, where books are roses are the protagonists. It’s a special day at school, and as it is also the International Book Day, we agreed on setting our GoFor Project Book Fair for this day. Among others, our students have been working hard for the last weeks to show their outcomes in the fair.

  •    1r ESO students (12 years) did a whole class final novel project, an awesome Frankenstein’s Comic Book as a post-reading task. They’ve been working in groups, they took decisions on what to include and exclude, they took the pictures themselves, and they edited them online using Lunapic website. Since we’ve dealt with Frankenstein to celebrate the monster’s 200th birthday, we wanted everybody at school to know about this great masterpiece by Mary Shelley. By means of creating a comic book out of the novel, everybody at school had the chance to read the story.
  •    2nd ESO students (13 years) were in charge of motivating through motivational quotes, to foster reading.
  •    4t ESO students (15 years) were also encouraged to take part in the Marina Novel Listing Project. They created informative panels where one book they liked was recommended to the rest of the students. Their panels included: name of the book and title, slogan, relevant quotes from the book, a summary, a recommendation, product details and other similar books.
  •    4tESO and non-compulsory students also had the chance to attend a workshop where the writer Mireia Vancells explained to them how we can write to make people happy and get some money¡ Students could get to know firsthand the literary profession and they could put into practice their knowledge of the language to write creatively.

  We also held a literary contest so all students could take part by means of writing a poem or a short story in any of the languages we speak; French, Catalan, Spanish or English. A commission formed by teachers decided the awarded poems and short stories and students were given their award during St.Jordi’s ceremony. 
   Moreover, we also wanted to promote creativity by means of organising an Instagram contest where participants (students, teachers, parents) could upload their best romantic picture with the hashtag #frankensteinlove18. They were also awarded during the ceremony; one category for 12-14 years students, another one for 15-16 years old students, one for non-compulsory education students and lastly, one more for teachers and parents.
   Last but not least, the project team students who designed an awarded logo for our project were given a certificate.
   Our major, Mr Sierra, as well as the Culture Councillor from La Llagosta townhall, attended our school on this great day. Neither do teachers, students and parents!


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