Our 2nd of ESO students finished their English Time project last Friday 8th of June. A Masterclass took place in the Figueres Sports pavilion where students from Vilafant, Empuriabrava, Monturiol, La Salle and Cendrassos met, mingled and participated in different activities organized by these Secondary Schools and different associations. This yeare there were about 390 students all together.

At 10 o’clock in the morning the workshops started. As every year, there were 3 circuits (London, New York and Sydney) and each circuit had 10 workshops. Our students cooperated in activities such as Pictionary, Charade (guess the word or phrase), Memory Game and arts and crafts among others. Each workshop lasted 25 minutes and all of them were held in English. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and practice their English in a funny way. They also had a 30 minutes break.

This year, within the English Time project, our 2nd ESO students have sent Christmas greetings to other English Time 2nd ESO students from other schools in Alt Empordà. They spent one session making their Christmas cards, using their imagination, and willing to know who their partners were.

Our students made a card using different materials such as bottons, cotton, gift paper, glitter, bells, woollen threads, among others. The results were fantastic.

Some of their messages included their instagram hashtags. They really wanted to get in touch with their “unknown” partners. Did they succeed?....

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Our 2nd of ESO students celebrated Halloween while learning this Celt origin tradition. Through a video, they could see what British and American people do. They wear fancy dress costumes, make scary snacks and play funny games such as apples on strings, apple bobbing or trick or treat.

And to make them enjoy this celebration, they made some tasty “bloody fingers” to start preparing their parties. Do you fancy making some?

They also went to the lab and learnt about some special effects. They really liked the experience. We were lucky they didn’t get injured!

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Our 2nd ESO A and B have participated in the 2nd Oral Contest, as being part of our English Time project. This year the topics were At the hotel and At the party. All the videos were fantastic. Our students had fun recording their works and learnt English at the same time.

We had to choose one Cendrassos winner to compete with other contestants from the other English Time schools. It was not easy to choose, since all the videos were amazing and very original.

Within the English Time project, last 26th of May the 3rd Masterclass edition took place in Figueres pavilion. Approximately 280 2nd ESO students from Monturiol, Cendrassos, Vilafant and La Salle attended the event. At 9:00 am everybody was ready to leave school and went to the pavilion, willing to share a wonderful morning with students from other schools.

As a tradition, the Masterclass had three circuits, London, New York and Sydney. Each circuit had 10 different workshops. During the Masterclass, our students were carrying a passport where they showed their name, the circuit they were in and in which circuit they started. They mingled with the other schools from the beginning and shared 8 workshops per group which lasted 25 minutes each. They had a wonderful experience and used their English the whole morning.