The Big Challenge

This year again our students have taken part in the European English-based contest聽The Big Challenge. Their performance has been even better this year and we are happy to say how proud we are of them and their interest in English.

Here is a picture of our students and some of their teachers. 馃槈

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Have a nice summer speaking English!

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M贸stoles’ First Annual Bilingual Day and Spelling Bee

Last year we hosted our school’s first Spelling Bee during the first year of our Bilingual Program. Our students trained for many weeks and we had an enjoyable and motivating final competition. We knew at the end of last year that this was an event worth continuing, so we set our sights on continuing as a tradition.

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Flashback to last year, when we had our first Spelling Bee.

This year, we scaled our ambitions towards making the Spelling Bee an inter-school competition and Bilingual Day. Our M贸stoles institutional partners, IES Antonio de Nebrija, IES Juan Gris, and IES Velazquez, came to IES Clara Campoamor to compete in the Spelling Bee final, with separate rounds for first and second year ESO students. Language assistants read the words for students from their respective schools, and the bilingual coordinators served as the judges. The students were nervous but did an excellent job spelling some difficult words in English!

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Poster advertising the contest.

After the Spelling Bee the groups attended different workshops, including one on stop-motion animation and another on dyeing. These activities were designed to provide enriching English activities for students, offering new skills and ideas.

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First-year students watch in support as their peers compete.

We thank everyone, especially Michael, Kayla and Jaime, who made this day possible, all of the students for their participation and support, and look forward to continuing the collaboration into the future!

More pictures available here…

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