The Media Students present… a Cup Song for Peace One Day

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It was at the end of September. The school year had just started and suddenly, the whole school was involved in rehearsals, trying  to create a rhythm with a cup with just one message in mind: Peace.

Almost two months later and after lots of hard and intensive work, a group of students from Media Studies, in PreU-1, presented their videos edited of the event. It has been a challenge for them to learn how to select, edit and join all the images they gathered that day. Doing it by themselves and being guided by Sr. Merin has led them to discover both how difficult and how exciting it can be to work in the Media.

It has been hard to select 2 videos among those prepared by the Media Studies students, but finally we have selected a winner and a finalist among all those prepared in PreU.

Winner

Directed and edited by Carla Tejedor and Sharon Martínez, students from PreU-1.

Finalist

Directed and edited by Ana López and Ariadna Rodríguez, students from PreU-1.

MEP 2014 – Becoming young parliamentarians

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What is it like to be a parliamentarian? Is it easy to argue a case with delegates that do not share your opinion? What are the necessary skills when you have to speak in front of a large audience and defend a proposal that you think is crucial?

Last Friday the students from PreU-1 tried to find an answer to all these questions in this year’s first session of the Model of European Parliament (MEP). Specially designed for young students (PreU-1), the MEP is an European programme in which students have the opportunity to research diferrent subjects, give their opinion, present their own proposals and thus, become young parliamentarians for a few days, first at school, and later on, in Madrid and, if they are selected, in an European city.

The delegates from the different committees were debating extensively in this very first session of the year. It was just like being in the real European Parliament! Congratulations everyone!

We are all scientists

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We can shout it out loud: St. Peter’s Science Week 2014 has been a huge success. Not only because of the many activities designed to foster a passion for Science, but specially because of the enthusiasm shown by everyone.

Science was definitely in the air. In the labs, in the classes, in the theatre, in the corridors… It was impossible not to feel it and it was a pleasure to see everybody taking part and sharing their experiences together! As educators, was very special to see  students of different ages working together, teaching one another, and enjoying every minite of the Science Week.  Thank you everyone to making it possible!

You can have a look at the videos of the week.

In the mood for Science

Collaboratories

 

Project Based Learning

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After two months of having embarked upon our Project Based Learning, this week we have had the first exit point in Classes 2 and 4 and they have shown how the children have been able to link their curiosity & passion to a cross-curricular subject (Rainforests in Class 4 and Electricity in Class 2).

It’s been an amazing experience for all of us, students, teachers and parents. You only have to listen to them…

Class 2 have been working on Electricity and you can see in the following slideshow that it’s been really shocking! ( Miss Amy’s class)

Project-based learning (PBL) is considered an alternative to paper-based, rote memorization, teacher-led classrooms. Proponents of project-based learning cite numerous benefits to the implementation of these strategies in the classroom including a greater depth of understanding of concepts, broader knowledge base, improved communication and interpersonal/social skills, enhanced leadership skills, increased creativity, and improved writing skills.