Thursday, July 25, 2019

St James's Day 2019

From the lost Paradise to Judgement Day. Pórtico de la Gloria in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the first great movie of mankind, filmed in stone.

Perhaps the chief beauty of the cathedral, however, is the 12th century Portico da Gloria, behind the western facade. This Portico da Gloria in the narthex of the west portal is a remains from the Romanesque period. It is a masterwork of Romanesque sculpture built between 1168 and 1188 by Master Mateo at the request of king Ferdinand II of Leon. The vigorous naturalism of the figures in this triple portal is an expression of an art form, varied in its details, workmanship and polychromy (of which faint traces of colour remain). The shafts, tympana and archivolts of the three doorways which open onto the nave and the two aisles are a mass of strong and nervous sculpture representing the Last Judgment.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Joab Pelling - Amazing Artist

Joab is autistic and hearing impaired, but he is still determined to pursue his passion for playing the drums.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

What's Up: July 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA

Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech (Presenter: Preston Dyches)
Published: July 1, 2019
Historical Date: July 1, 2019
As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, here are five things to know about the Moon that you can share with others:
  1. How far away is the Moon?
  2. How big is the Moon?
  3. What color is the Moon?
  4. Why do we always see the same side of the Moon?
  5. And what are the dark areas on the Moon?

What's Up for July? NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission making the first human landing on the Moon, while looking forward to the future of lunar exploration. So this month, a special edition of What's Up: Here are five things about the Moon that you can share with others when you're gazing up at our natural satellite.

Summer 2019 Remedial Task


ESO Students,

Here is your 2019 summer remedial assignment:
  • You should solve the activities of the vocabulary, grammar and writing pages in each unit (pages 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8 in every unit)
  • You should also complete the three revision sections found at the end of every three units in your student's book: review A (units 1, 2, 3), review B (units 4, 5, 6) and review C (units 7, 8, 9).
Use an A-4 sized notebook to copy the formulation or wording of every activity and underline their key words. Then, translate that wording into Galician/Spanish and solve the activities.

This assignment is NOT COMPULSORY. You do not need to hand in your homework as it will NOT ADD ANY POINTS AT ALL TO YOUR SEPTEMBER MARK. However, we would like to advise you to prepare these activities if you want to be successful in your September remedial exams.

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This is your English exams schedule for September 2019:
  • Monday 2nd September, 9:00 - 10:15 - ESO 4 Remedial Test.
  • Monday 2nd September, 16:00 - 17:15 - ESO 1, ESO 2 and ESO 3 Previous Years Remedial Tests.
  • Tuesday 3rd September, 10:15 - 11:30 - ESO 1 and ESO 2 Remedial Test.
  • Wednesday 4th September, 10:15 - 11:30 - ESO 3 Remedial Test.
Have a very nice summer and... good luck!

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

WebComic Contest: and the winners are...

Here are the winners of the ESO 1 WEBCOMIC CONTEST!

1. SUPER MOLLY (ESO1B): Hugo Fernández & Jakob B. Cabaleiro

2. JOHN AND HIS LIFE (ESO1A): Érika Piñeiro, Candela Costas & Alba Fernández


Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to all who have participated in this awesome contest!

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Best 2019 Graduation Speech, by Elena Palacio


This year's best graduation speech is by 4 ESO A student Elena Palacio, who has not only written a warm commencement address, but she delivered it with passion, in style and grace, and with fine pronunciation, intonation and stance, and with remarkable composure, serenity and good spirit.

As usual, this student is the chosen one to speak on behalf of his classmates at the 4 ESO graduation ceremony to be held at 1 pm on Friday 21st June.


Hello everybody, parents, teachers, classmates and guests. Welcome to our graduation and thanks for coming.

This day is very important for all of us because a big change is coming to our lives. I would not like to call it the end, because actually I think this is a beginning. From now on, we have to make some decisions that could influence a lot on our future. We have to make some mistakes to learn, but as Denzel Washinton once said, if you do not fail, you are not even trying.

Seven years ago, I stepped into this school and I was afraid because, even though you do not think I am a very shy person, guess what, I am! I was 9 years old and if you had asked me what I would like to be when I grow up, my answer would have been hairdresser. I remember I was alone having lunch in the playground when Laura came running to me and said: Hi, I am Laura, do you want to be my friend? Then she introduced me to all my classmates and the fear disappeared.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The definition of pressure, by Kyle Lowry

Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared for the NBA draft after two seasons of college basketball with the Villanova Wildcats. He was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 24th pick in the 2006 NBA draft.

Lowry's tenacious playing style has often earned him comparisons to a pit bull or bulldog, with many citing his toughness, leadership and instinct for winning plays on the court. Lowry is considered a strong rebounder for his position, as well as an elite defender. He holds the Toronto Raptors' franchise record for triple-doubles, as well as the most made three-point field goals in a season, for the 2013–14 season.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

What's up in the night sky for june 2019?


Jupiter is at its biggest and brightest this month, rising at dusk and remaining visible all night. The solar system's largest planet is a brilliant jewel to the naked eye, but looks fantastic through binoculars or a small telescope, which will allow you to spot the four largest moons, and maybe even glimpse a hint of the banded clouds that encircle the planet. And if this leaves you yearning for a closer look, these gorgeous views from NASA's Juno spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Jupiter, make the planet feel almost close enough to touch.

In mid-June, Mars and Mercury appear ultra-close together immediately after sunset for two days, on June 17th and 18th. You'll need a pretty clear view of the western horizon to catch them, as the pair will be only a few degrees above it (and the farther north you are, the lower they'll be). But it should be spectacular if you can manage it.

In the middle of the month, from about June 14th to the 19th, look for the Moon to form a beautiful lineup in the sky with Jupiter and Saturn that changes each night as the Moon moves in its orbit around Earth. While you're out marvelling at this trio, there's a really neat astronomy observation you can attempt yourself, just by paying attention to the Moon's movement from night to night. Okay, imagine a line passing through Jupiter and Saturn, like so. This more or less represents the plane in which Earth and the other planets orbit the Sun. Think of it as a big disk, and you're looking out to the edge of the disk from within it. Look closely and you can see that the Moon doesn't move along the same line. From night to night it moves along its own path, crossing the Jupiter-Saturn line as it moves between the two giant planets on the 18th. This separate path shows that the Moon's orbit is slightly tilted with respect to Earth's orbit around the Sun. This tilt in the Moon's orbit is why an eclipse is kind of a special event. Eclipses occur when the Moon passes into Earth's shadow, or when Earth passes into the Moon's shadow. With the Moon orbiting Earth every month, you might think there would be a lunar and solar eclipse every month as well - with the Sun, Moon and Earth forming a nice, straight line. But instead, its tilted orbit means the Moon misses this lineup most months, crossing Earth's orbital plane at the right time for a lineup with the Sun only a couple of times a year.

There's a lot still to learn about the Moon, and science is one of the reasons NASA has plans for both robots and humans to continue exploring it into the future. Here are the phases of the Moon for June.

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