Recently at IES Santamarca, The English and Art departments held a contest in all the grades relating to the current books they were required to read in English classes and create a visual art representation of the books. 2° ESO were required to read Space Case. 1° Bach was required to read City of Bones. Lastly, 2° Bach was required to read The House on Mango Street. There are 1st and 2nd place winners for each grade, in total 6 winners. Below are the winners of the Art and Literature Contest grades 2° ESO, 1° Bach, and 2° Bach respectively.
On Thursday, March 31st, students from 2° ESO had the opportunity to explore the famous Madrid Rio to understand local history and to see what the large urban park has to offer for leisure activities.
Student’s where tasked to complete the Madrid Rio pamphlet while visiting the Madrid Rio park. The objective was for that the students be informed of available leisure activities along the Madrid Rio park. Sights to see are the Puente de Toledo and the Puente de Arganzuela, both are famous bridges spanning across the Rio Manzanares.
Students were given 20 minutes to draw the famous sculptures of the patron saints of Madrid located on the Puente de Toledo. The patron saints of Madrid are Saint Isidro and Saint Santa Maria de la Cabeza.
While in Music class, students from 2 ESO section EE participated in a creative activity, create a musical activity with any material available in class. Examples included using a pen and rubbing against a notebook, using a metro card, mobile phones, water bottles to create sound and a creative musical instrument. Check out our video available on our Instagram and Twitter feed.
For the 2021-2022 academic school year, I.E.S Santamarca has the privilege to host three students from Genova, Italy for three months. The students are immersed in all academic subjects. The Students’ names are Cecilia, Beatrice, and Davide.
The Bilingual department interviewed the three students and asked them the following questions. Question 1: Why did you come here? Beatrice responded she would like to study in Spain, pursuing a degree in Journalism and International Relations. Cecilia responded that it would be a useful experience to come to Spain, learn Spanish culture. She hasn’t figured out what degree to pursue after Bachillerato but hopes the Erasmus+ Program would help her out in the future. Davide loves to study languages and would like to pursue a career in Tourism and become a tour guide outside of Italy.
Question 2: What have you enjoyed so far? The three have all visited Alcala de Henares, Madrid City Center, El Prado, Parque Retiro, the shopping center’s, and appreciate the public transportation of Madrid.
Question 3: What is something you would bring back to your school back in Genova that you learned here at Santamarca? Beatrice responded that bring back to her school by being a good student and he happy while without having anxiety and being stressed. Cecilia responded that she would bring back the idea of having a 30-minute break so that she can eat lunch during the school day.
Question 4: What is something you will do before leaving Spain? Beatrice responded to throw a birthday party! Cecilia responded that she would like to visit la terraza at Circulo Bellas Artes. Davide responded that he would like to visit other Spanish towns and make new friends from other places.
It is truly a delightful pleasure to have Beatrice, Cecilia, and Davide here at Santamarca. If you would like to know more information about Liceo Classico e Linguistico Statale Colombo, follow the link. https://liceocolombogenova.edu.it/index.php
On Monday, December 20th, 3oC ESO completed their Global Classrooms course. The students had been preparing for this Model United Nations conference since the beginning of school. The topic the students discussed was, “Human rights for older person’s”. The students discussed solutions to improve the quality of life of older person’s, specifically in relation to healthcare, ageism, infrastructure, and safety. Ten students will continue to the Madrid Regional Conference in January 2022, where they will have a chance to compete for the opportunity to go to New York City for the international Global Classrooms Conference in late March 2022. Congratulations Students!
During the 2021 Halloween season here at IES Santamarca, chemistry and physics bilingual students from 2,3,4 ESO classes participated in a contest with professors Narciso and Celia who had to investigate the life’s of deceased scientists and create a tombstone in their honor. The winners were Adrian, Tiago, and Sofia. A group photo was taken to showcase all the student’s classwork. Congratulations to all students who participated and have a spooky rest of the year!