Watch out 2nd Bachillerato students!

7 05 2012

Check this presentation with good advice and hints to especially improve your writing assignments. Good practice for final exams and PAU preparation.

We hope you find it useful.

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Some of my favorite works of graffitti

31 01 2012



These are some photos from the lesson on American graffitti and public art.  I decided to post my favorite ones, and hope that you guys can continue with your awesome comments and ideas about them.


Learning about our countries

21 06 2011

Students in 3B also had their chance to do a writing project together with the students from Kandinsky College. This time they did the typical pen pal writing activity. They wrote a couple of letters to their Dutch partners telling about themselves, their hobbies, their town…

In one of the letters teachers asked them to include 10 questions about their own country so that their partners had to make some research to find out the answers and, at the same time, learn quite a few interesting things about Spain, The Netherlands, Mieres and Nijmegen.

To finish up this project, they showed part of what they had learnt on the posters you can see by clicking here.

Collaborative creative writing

21 06 2011

Here we are once again to share one of our SKILL projects with you. This time it has to do with writing; no doubt a skill that takes time and effort. That’s probably why some students are so reluctant when it comes to carry out a writing task.

This time, however, it was more fun than usual. Our students had to make up short stories and leave out the ending so that their Dutch partners could finish them up. Students from Kandinsky College, on their side, did exactly the same.

At the end of this activity, students compared the two final versions and shared their impressions about the results: were the two endings completely different? Did they share any similarities? What about the language used? Which shows a better command of English? What were the most common mistakes?…

We encourage you to read the following selection of the stories written by students in 4B. Now that summer holidays are round the corner, reading is a good way of making the most of your free time. ENJOY READING!!

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Check our school magazine enLASTRA2

28 02 2011

Hey, we’ve reached number 3 of our school magazine enLASTRA2. Our reporters have done an excellent job. You can check yourselves. So many interesting things going on inside and outside the classrooms…

Now we are getting ready for a special day on March 17th. Students of ESO will have the chance of taking part in different workshops and activities.


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Moving, Sánchez Lastra moving…

16 02 2010


 Following this popular song, yeah, there’s no doubt our school is moving. In fact, it seems we never stop.

 Here are two very good examples of all the good work accomplished by students and teachers. Click on the images to read through our school newsletters: Bilingual Section and Communicative Competence. What do you think about these two iniciatives.

 Newsletter. Bilingual Section

Please leave your comments. Thanks a lot!!


1 02 2010

  This is the last project our Language Assistant Sarah has proposed to our pupils in 2nd and 3rd of ESO. Students have to choose a relevant character, find information about him/her, research his/her historical context and put all that information together on a poster.

If you need some inspiration to choose your celebrity, try this website:

London trip

1 02 2010

    Does this image look familiar to you? Students in 3rd B will have it in front of their eyes very soon. In March they will spend a few days in London, exploring the city, practising their English, learning while having a good time with their partners and teachers.We have proposed the following project work: make their own programme for the trip.

 This is also part of our Comenius project SKILL. Dutch students are doing something similar as well. When it is all finished, we’ll be able to compare the results and, as usual, learn from others.

For a detailed information about this project, click on the image below.

Improving our writing

25 01 2009

Some students find writing a really hard task. And it is, in fact. If you want to improve, maybe these few hints will help you.

Plan your writing.- Before getting started, think about what you are going to write and how you are going to organize your text. It is not a question of writing anything, just to finish quickly and go. Bear in mind this: WRITING TAKES TIME. So please do take yours!

Link your ideas and paragraphs properly.- All teachers insist on how important it is to use suitable connectors. Writing is not just putting words together. We are dealing with more complex material: ideas that need to be stated in a coherent way.

Write a draft first.- It will be very helpful. It makes you be aware from the very beginning that your writing won’t be complete until you check it again and write your final revised version.

Try to use suitable vocabulary.- Writing tasks are always related to unit topics and vocabulary. Try to turn all those words you’ve seen in class into active vocabulary (not just the words in your textbook, but also all that vocabulary that the teacher points out in class). That’s the only way you will enrich your vocabulary. And, please, don’t invent words. Any doubts you have, go to a dictionary!

Check your spelling, punctuation and grammar.- There are so many stupid mistakes you can avoid. Remember how many times you get your writings back and you say: “Gosh, how stupid!” Well, you have a very easy way to prevent this: have a second look at your writing to consciously find any possible mistakes you haven’t noticed so far. You’ll get surprised at how many little things you will see in a detailed revision.

Watch tidiness.- The way you present your work is also very important. Don’t forget!

This can all make a difference. Why don’t you try?