martes, 19 de julio de 2016

Sábado, 16 de Julio 2016. Sailing & Canoeing

Ruben Garcia Villarino: Our Trip to Dublin, A Summary

Trip to Dublin 

This trip has finished so this is going to be like a summary of all this holiday.I don't know what part of the trip was the worst, whether the first day or whether the last day. Because on the first day most of us didn't know each other, but on the other hand on the last day, when we have to say goodbye to our trip mates, our classmates, our teachers or the staff we met, I'm sure that it is the most difficult part. However, we will have very good memories about this trip.

During these three weeks we have gone to a lot of trips and the days that we hadn't planned any trip we stayed in the school doing sports, watching films or doing art and craft. Every Thursday we used to go to the disco except the last Thursday when we decided to go on Tuesday because it was overcrowded. Although the disco wasn't big enough and it was overcrowded we had fun and we made a lot of new friends like the Spanish students of feyda and the shefield groups. 

Every Friday was dedicated to shopping. Shopping streets were Henry Street and O'Connell Street. Almost everyday the group met after having dinner at the park beside the school, and once there we decided what to do, whether stay there or whether go to the seafront and get an ice cream.

The first day was an orientation day, where we went to the city centre to know the centre. The rest of the week we went to the Aviva Stadium, where the Irish national team plays; also we went to Howth, a village in the Dublin Bay, to complete a quiz by asking local people questions; and we also went to the disco in the Clontarf Rugby Club. 

Despite the fact that the weather wasnt the best, the first weekend we went to Wicklow to sightsee the village and to visit the prison, a prison that now is restored and is not in use. It was one of the most used prisions during the 18th century; and after that we went to Glendalough which means "the lake in the valley", and it is in the Wicklow Valley. 

The first Sunday we went to bray, a village on the other coast of the bay, where there was a second-hand shop and a lot of ice-cream shops. Although Richard had to leave the trip, we managed to carry on with the trip.

During the second week we went to dublinia, a kind of history museum where we completed a quiz about the history of Ireland; and we also went to the cinema because we wanted to watch a film in English. Some of the students decide to watch The Secret Life of Pets and the other part of the group, where I'm included, decided to watch Independence Day 2. I didn't really like it because I was a little bit tired and I fell asleep. 

The day after the cinema we went to Howth to take part in a sport that until then it was unknown to all the group, I'm talking about footgolf. Footgolf is a variant of golf in where instead of using golf sticks and small golf balls we used our legs and footballs. 

On the second weekend we went to Kilkenny, a village located on the southeast part of the country, in the province of Leinster. We visited the castle and the cathedral and after that we went to a zip line park in a nearby forest. That Sunday instead of going on a trip, we decided to go shopping through O'Connell street.

In the last week we went to the wax museum that is in the city centre so we took advantage of it and did some sightseeing. Although the museum wasn't very well made we enjoyed the visit. We also went to on a cruise through Dublin Bay. We got in the ferry in Howth and we finished the cruise at the same point. The last weekend was the best from my point of view. On Saturday we went to malahide, where we practised sailing and kayaking. The weather was great, a sunny day, but the water was a little bit cold. After that we had a walk to the castle, and there we ate our lunch and visited the castle. In our last day in Dublin we went to the final match of the Gaelic football tournament, Dublin versus Westmith. Dublin won 25-10. And after the match we went to howth to eat some traditional beshopps' fish and chips.

By Ruben Garcia Villarno

Alvaro Duenas Peula: Night at the Dogs

Dog Racing

On Wednesday evening we went to see the dog racing. It is about six dogs running around a circular track behind a rabbit and the one who arrives first wins. There were a lot of students from different schools.  Some of us bet but only Jorge, Alvaro Jara, Sarah and me won something. Jorge and Alvaro Jara won 7 euros and Sarah and I won 3'30 because we only bet 1 euro. We had fun and enjoyed this evening. I recommend going and betting because you will have fun if you encourage the dogs. We saw three different races and we enjoyed them with all our school mates.

By Alvaro Duenas Peula

Juan Quereda Bermejo: Film Review

Film Review 

Independence Day

This film is about a war. The war it's humans vs aliens. The war is for the independence.In this war the aliens used  advance technology and the humans have got many problems with this technology. When the people think that the war it's for aliens, the human got involved in the war and destroy the queen alien after lots of trouble. At the end of the movie the girlfriend of the main character thought that he  died  but he left his ship when the war had finished and she hugged him.The actor is very good because in the movie he represented a very good and difficult character. The special effects are very good because the aliens looked very real!I think that the best part it's when the war finishes, the happy human's face, and the romantic part. It's a very good ending.My opinion it's that it's a very good movie because the movie represented a story of overcoming difficulties. The other students shared the same opion as me and said it was a very good film. I recommended this movie because it's very beautiful but I think that it's a movie for children over 7 years old.

By Juan Quereda Bermejo

Miguel Scholten Arellano: Malahide

Saturday,  16th of July 


We went to the beautiful town of Malahide by train,  it wasn't far. We had to be in the high school at half past nine to catch the train at ten o'clock. When we arrived to Malahide,  we walked to the lake to do kayak and sail in a ship,  the water was very cold because the wet suits were broken,  we were there for 2 hours,  after we went to the park of Malahide castle to have lunch.          

Malahide Castle parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, of remaining estate parkland, close to the village of Malahide, fourteen km north of Dublin. 

The estate began in 1185, when Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied Henry II to Ireland in 1174, was granted the "lands and harbour of Malahide". The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century and it was home to the Talbot fanily for 791 years, from 1185 until 1976, the only exception being the period from 1649–60, when Oliver Cromwell granted it to Miles Corbet after the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland; Corbet was hanged following the demise of Cromwell, and the castle was restored to the Talbots. The building was notably enlarged in the reign of Edward IV, and the towers added in 1765.

By Miguel Scholten Arellano

viernes, 15 de julio de 2016

Victor Garcia Barrientos Wax Museum

Wax Museum

On Wednesday afternoon, we were in the wax museum, a museum with figures about the history of Ireland and famous people made of wax. It was really cool. 

First, we went into a room with famous Irish writers such as James Joyce, Sean O'Casey. It was the most boring part that we visited.

Then we were inside of a room with some wax figures of vikings, ancient people, people praying and a Celtic cross. It was the ancient room of that museum.

Then we were inside of a very small room where we could see some objects about war like weapons and then we stayed in a place where Queen Elisabeth I was. (Made of wax obviously!)
And finishing with the part about Irish history we went into a room where a scene about the most famous people in Ireland such as the president and doctors was represented.

After it was the scary part of the museum and the most exciting part too.
In the second room one of my friends was scared by a clothes hanger (it wasn't moving but they felt a movement). Then in other rooms there were zombies, a person in an electric chair, vampires and the devil.

And finally the part for young people like children. It was composed of one room with cartoons such as Spongebob, Cinderella and a theatre with puppets.

At the end of the tour there was a shop to buy souvenirs and a room with Irish dancers, famous dancers, famous singers, famous sports players. It was a great day!

By Victor Garcia Barrientos

Sara Sanchez Dublin Bay Cruise

Dublin Bay Cruise

Last Tuesday in the afternoon, we went to Howth to take a boat and sail in the sea.
First, we took a train to go to Howth then we had to wait some minutes to take the boat . While we were waiting we saw some seals in the sea and seagulls too.
The boat was medium sized. There were two floors and we were downstairs.
Most of the time we were outside taking some photos and seeing the jellyfish. The landscape was really beautiful and I liked it so much.
The weather was good in spite of the wind.
The trip was incredible and we enjoyed it a lot!

By Sara Sanchez Sanz

Aitana Gil Cutillas Footgolf & the disco


On Thursday, we went to Howth to play footgolf in Deer park. In this place you can play golf too. In footgolf you must use your feet and it consists of putting a football ball in a hole. The winner of the game is the person who kicks the ball less times. The field for this game is very big and it has small slopes and parts with sand and all the holes are marked with small flags. We made teams to play the game and in our team we were Diego, Valentina, Paula, Diego and me. 

After this we returned home to have dinner and at 19:30 we met in the supervalue to go as a group together to the disco. Unfortunately, not all of the people came because there was a football match between Portugal and France. The disco finished at approximately  22:00. 
I think it was a good day and the group enjoyed the day a lot.

By Aitana Gil Cutillas 

Juan's Birthday