Tuesday, 20 October 2009
In Portugal and Spain, floral ofrendas (offerings) are made on this day to their deads.
In Spain, the play Don Juan Tenorio is traditionally performed.
There are a few traditional sweets that the Spanish eat on All Saints' Day. The most common is Huesos de Santo (literally 'saint's bones'), which is made of marzipan and 'dulce de yema'. Another is 'buñuelos de viento'.
In Mexico, All Saints coincides with the celebration of "Día de los Inocentes" (Day of the Innocents), the first day of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebration, honoring deceased children and infants.
¡¡¡¡¡¡Feliz Día de Todos los Santos!!!!!!
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The MFL department went to Victoria Station for a Languages exhibitions regarding the European day of Languages, celebrated on Friday 25th and Saturday the 26th of September. A group of ten Yr7’s and Yr8 students went to the trip and they had a fantastic time! Students were told about the importance of learning different languages; they participated in different quizzes and were given materials to take home. Other students did some fantastic class work in which they had to choose a word in a different language and then create a poster with the word.
El grupo de MFL quisiera aprovechar la ocasión para agradecer desde aquí a la Consejería de Educación por el material con el que hemos sido obsequiados, y para, por supuesto, enviarles un cordial saludo.
- Provision of Spanish
- Pedagogical and curricular innovation
- Extracurricular activities
- Use of ICT
- International links
The fourth year of this competition was open to all primary, secondary schools and further education colleges in UK and has successfully drawn applications from 26 schools, both from state and independent sector.
A panel of experts visited the 10 short listed schools in May and June , attended lessons and interviewed head teachers, subject leaders, students and other members of the school community.
The scheme has gained increasing interest from the media and recognition from Ofsted in their reports of the winning schools. It has also helped to establish a vibrant net of schools where languages are an exciting part of the curriculum.
The Spanish Ambassador hosted a reception at the Spanish Embassy in London on Friday July 3 to present the Awards to the winning schools. Guests included Lid King, National Languages Director, who helped the Ambassador with the prizes, and representatives from national and local educational institutions and organizations.
The event provided an exceptional opportunity to learn from teachers and head teachers and head teachers as to why Spanish continues to be a success at Haggerston School.
Monday, 12 October 2009
Today is also known in Spain as Día del Pilar, festivity in honour of Aragón's patroness the Virgin of the Pilar. On the Dia del Pilar there is a procession with cardboard giants, and a spectacular display of flowers dedicated to the Virgin.
It is also the Day of the Armed Forces in Spain.
FELIZ DIA DE LA HISPANIDAD Y FELICIADADES A TODAS LAS PILARES!!!!!!!!