CELEBRATING THE DÍA DE CANARIAS: WALKING TRIP TO TEMISAS AND AGÜIMES

Our Year 7, 8, and 9 students celebrated the Día de Canarias in a special way. On 29th May the students went on a walking/bonding trip to Agüimes a Temisas to discover the canarian fauna, flora and architecture. They also had the opportunity to learn about the history of our ancestors and admire the remaining traditional architecture of Temisas.

At the end of this special day, our students took a walk through the surrounding areas of natural beauty and enjoyed a picnic.

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Secondary Musical visit to Theatre Cuyas

Africa: energy, tradition and good music! These were the ingredients our students from Y7, 8 and 9 enjoyed as part of their Music curriculum, in an unforgettable concert at Cuyás Theatre, on Friday 11th of May.

The Senegalese music group Djilandiang offered an amazing show full of knowledge about African culture.

Our students had studied their Music in preparation for the concert. They could sing, play and dance along to the exotic percussion based music and traditional singing.

This was ‘Teranga, the heritage of the Giots from Senegal’.

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Secondary Choir

On Friday 04th May, our Oakley College Youth Choir took part in a Concert, along with 6 other choirs from local music schools, in the village of Moya. I am very proud to say that their performance was fantastic. Their behaviour was a credit to the school, both on and off the stage. Our students sang three songs: “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay; “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran; and  “Bring Me Little Water Silvye”, an American folk song accompanied by body percussion. I would like to give special thanks to Miss Claire for accompanying the performance on the violin, to Miss Anne for all of her support and to the families of the choir students for their support during this important time.
Miss Ylenia
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Trip to Germany and France Key Stage 4+5

During December of 2017 we had a very successful trip to Germany and France with 53 students and 5 of their teachers. Snow and Christmas markets set the scene for an unforgettable trip.

 

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Science Day

On Wednesday the 14th of March Primary (with help from Secondary) celebrated Science Day. The children really enjoyed taking part in a wide variety of experiments and investigations as well as learning how important science is in most aspects of our lives. Year 6 were led by Year 13 in dissecting some animal organs and discussed how important this was to help us learn all about how these organs function in animals and humans. Year 5 and Year 6 were also invited to a Secondary assembly all about young scientists and the discoveries they have made. We also took some time to remember perhaps one of the most famous modern day scientists such as Stephen Hawking.

 

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Italy Trip – Last Days

After an overnight stay in Sorrento, we visited the famous Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano in Europe. Due to heavy rain access was closed so the morning spent gift shopping.
Our afternoon visit was to the historic city of Pompeii.
The ruins of Pompeii are visited by over 2.6 million people per year. The city is so well preserved because it was buried so quickly by volcanic ash and it now provides snapshots of past life in a Roman city.
The Amphitheatre of Pompeii is the oldest stone building of its kind known to mankind, dating back to 80 BC.
Then more sightseeing and ice cream sampling in the city of Naples before continuing on to Rome for our final night. Tomorrow morning we have an early exit from Rome en route home to Gran Canaria.

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Italy Trip – Day 5

On Day 5 we visited the famous Catacombs of Rome. These underground burial places have existed for centuries with some discovered only in the last 20 years. The dark underground tunnels and tombs made a perfect film set for the Indiana Jones movie.

Pizza making proved a popular activity with some showing a certain culinary skill and expertise. We settled down to a feast of home made Italian pizza, music and dance.

Our students were able to let their hair down enjoying the traditional folk dancing of the Tarantella. The dance originated in Southern Italy and was traditionally performed at weddings. Tradition says its unlucky to dance alone and our students were happy to oblige.

Sixth Form charity bake sale

Once again this year an animated and creative Sixth Form organised a mid morning bake sale to raise awareness and funds for the charity ‘Girls Up’.
They plan another bigger event for the same charity after Easter.
Congratulations to all concerned and well done on raising 135€ for an important charity.

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Italy Trip – Day 4

Day 4 of the KS3 trip to Italy was a busy and exciting one. Among the highlights were visits to the Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish steps, the Trevi fountain, the Pantheon, The Vatican city, their museums, St Peter´s square and the breathtaking Sistine chapel. Travelling by tube through Rome was another highlight for most of the young sightseers!

Camilo José Cela University visit

On the 20th of February Victoria, who is a representative of Camilo José Cela University, visited our school. The main campus of the university is located in where a wide range of degrees in different areas are offered. Victoria talked about the different career paths available to Sixth Form students and also offered them advice on choosing a university. She also informed the students about options available to them in the case of choosing the wrong degree, and how this may be resolved.