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Tuesday, 27 December 2011
I'll give credit for any student who can explain the meaning of the video by filling in the following sentence; "It is better to____ than to____".
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Remember this?. It's totally insane!
You won't believe this. This is Norway, so it's in the Norwegian language. Be patient, and keep watching. It's worth the wait! tp://www.vgtv.no/?id=38847
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Saint Cecilia (Latin: Sancta Caecilia) is the patron saint of musicians and Church music because as she was dying she sang to God. It is also written that as the musicians played at her wedding she "sang in her heart to the Lord". St. Cecilia was an only child. Her feast day is celebrated in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic Churches on November 22. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin, remembered by name in the Canon of the Mass. It was thought that she was a noble lady of Rome who, with her husband Valerian, his brother Tiburtius, and a Roman soldier Maximus, suffered martyrdom, c. 230, under the Emperor Alexander Severus.
Friday, 11 November 2011
But before the age of air travel the world was full of mysterious places that people knew very little about. Spain was especially mysterious, because it was a closed society, and the only images that reached the outside world were photographs of Andalucia, and the poetry of Lorca, peasant villages and dark eyed dancing girls, mule trains and orange groves. Spain was something Dylan had only read about; so when he writes a love song about a girl who's going away he sings of; "the mountains of Madrid, and the coast of Barcelona" and because he knows that she isn't coming back, he asks her to send him something to remember her by; "Spanish boots of Spanish leather"
Enjoy this great song!
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
I wish I could dance like that!
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
A group of students and teachers were invited to visit the Euskalduna opera house this evening and we were given a guided tour of the dressing rooms, the backstage areas and the dress rehearsal of the opera that opens on Friday; "Tristan und Isolde" by Richard Wagner. We were lucky enough to see the last half climactic hour, the famous death scene that is the high point of the opera. Thanks Marta for arranging it. In November we can do it again! this time for "Romeo and Juliet" You are welcome to join us.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Friday, 30 September 2011
Monday, 26 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
The Rugby world cup has just started in new Zealand, and here's a video sequence of Jonah Lomu, perhaps the best player of all time.
Enjoy the rugby and the music!!
Great scenes at the top of the mountain, as the wall of fans seperated to let the riders through. Just like the Tour de France!
Check out this commentators pronunciation!
Monday, 12 September 2011
This is true, but it's also true that "charity begins at home", which means that we start to care about the world outside of our personal lives by caring about the people who are closest to us.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Here's the student with the best Selectividad and Bachillerato marks in Bizkaia, and wow, she's one of us!!
She got a perfect 10 in 2 subjects and a 9,95 in English!
I'd like to know what mistake is worth 0.5%. Perhaps she forgot a comma or something.
Check out the links to the newspaper interviews that she has given. They're on the school web page in the "Noticias" section.
Well done Helena, and the very best of luck for the future!
Monday, 5 September 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
And in Prague, in the Czech republic they've just invented a wind tunnel to practice in!
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Listen and watch, and see if you can answer the following.
Why does the moon stop shining?
How long will it be in darkness?
Friday, 10 June 2011
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Don't you find this a bit different from our pintxos bars?
Monday, 6 June 2011
Well done to you all who made it to the top of Atxarre today. You might like to know that you walked a total of 10 kilometres, in about 45 minutes, which is prety good, given how steep the path is.
I'm publishing these pictures for the benefit of the very small number of students who were too lazy to get to the top, so that they can enjoy the amazing views too!
More pictures soon.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Listen to what the commentator says;
"After a journey of six and a half million miles Endeavour lands in the darkness, but it is a journey that is illuminated by the ingenuity and dedication of every astronaut, scientist, engineer, mechanic and dreamer that ever helped it fly..."
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Here's a great article about corporal punishment in schools in different countries around the world. As you will read,we're lucky enough to be live in a country which is in the "Premier League" of countries where children's rights are protected.Surprisingly, the U.S.A is in the 3rd division! Here's a map of all the States(in red) where children can be "smacked"
Saturday, 28 May 2011
The first picture is Wembley now. The weather doesn't seem to help a lot today!
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Just imagine; there are 8 people in that spaceship travelling faster than the speed of sound!
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
The picture is not a very good one, but can you spot any difference between the windows in your house and these?
The blinds, that we call persianas, do not exist anywhere but in Spain, or at least not in England.
They like to take advantage of the light. This way, they normally wake up at around 6 am and go to bed earlier than us, around 10 pm. What is really surprising is that in June the sunrise is at 4.30 am, and they don't need anything to stop the light coming in!! They normally have sutters and blinds like the ones we have at school!
Friday, 20 May 2011
- In which year was the Empire state building completed?
- Is the skyscraper for ofices or for homes?
- New York was the first_______ city
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
No animals are allowed on trains in Britain.
The man wanted to travel for free.
He wanted to go to London.
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Schoolboy in a skirt:
Why is he wearing a skirt?
What are the rules about uniform at his school?
What is the school's policy about make-up?
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Date: 6th of June, 2011 (3º -4º ESO)
09:30 h Departure
10:15 h Arrival
2 Groups (3º y 4º ESO)
Group 1: 10:30 h -12:30 h Canoes in Laida (aprox. 2 hours)
12:30 h -14:30 h Trekking up to Saint Peter of Atxarre
Group 2: 10:30 h-12:30 Trekking up to Saint Peter of Atxarre
12:30 h -14:30 h Canoes in Laida (aprox. 2 hours)
Comfortable clothes and trainers
Light jacket (if bad weather)
The price of the trip is 18,5 € ( 10,5 € for the canoe hire and 8 € for transport)
Monday, 9 May 2011
See you soon,
Sunday, 8 May 2011
In the end, the teachers won a really hard game, but the student team gave a great performance, coming closer to winning than any team before them.
So well done guys. With your efforts, A record amount of money was raised for the very good cause of the Merced Orphanage in Mexico.
You should all be proud.
We'll publish photos soon!
Saturday, 7 May 2011
Friday, 6 May 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Our team of dedicated journalists has been following events and have come up with these two funny bits from the Royal Wedding.
We've called it; "People in uniform being silly"
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
There is a moment in the match in the second half where Torres looks at Drogba because he doesn't go to make the pression and Torres has always to do it. We will see what happens next week but Manchester is on its way to the semifinal. Was it penalty in the end of the match to Ramires?
On the other side we have Barcelona, which it's going to play against Madrid in the other semifinal.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
It will be on June 6th and its a multi-adventure excursion for 3rd and 4th of ESO.
We're going to Laida where we will go canoeing in Urdaibai and trekking up the mountain to San Pedro Etxarre.
We did this trip a few years ago and everybody had a great time.
More information soon!
Ask me for the prizes at school, and thanks for taking part.
|From Drop Box|
Monday, 4 April 2011
B.M.E- Another two bands for this year´s Bilbao Live Festival: Vetusta Morla (one of the most successful Spanish indie bands in the latest years) and The Mars Volta (rock band from Texas). Remember that this sixth edition will take place from 7 to 9 July with names such as: Coldplay, Crystal castles, Blondie, Amy Winehouse, Tv on the radio, Chemical brothers....... Ticket price: 60 euros for a day 110 euros for a three day - pass
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
I love their fashion sense and humour.
The group is called "OK,Go" and they're an Indie band from Chicago.
This video has won lots of prizes.
Now I understand what those gymnasium machines are for!
Friday, 25 March 2011
Good people. Be sure to always choose Nestlé when you're buying an ice cream in the summer!
Send photos, and we'll make a cool collage.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Monday, 21 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
The rock and roll superstar had to escape from his fans when they recognised him . He got into a taxi and disappeared.
Our chief paparazzi found him again and asked him if it was true that he was Dylan, the rock giant, and that he was hiding in the mountains of Bizkaia from his fans because he was bored with so many wild Hollywood parties and girls.
Monday, 7 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
As you can see, in the race you have to stay on the pavement!
You can hear the rider blowing a whistle to warn people to get out of the way as he races down the hill!
Watch out for the dog in the middle of the race!
Saturday, 5 March 2011
The Merced sports desk has just learned that the teacher's team is about to announce a new signing for it's annual match against Merced students.
It seems that the teachers have signed Georgie "Best" Ciscar, a homegrown talent, but who spent last year in london clubs, in and around Chelsea, learning his trade as a talented and creative clubber.
Merced teacher's manager, Javi "science can be fun" Martin commented that Georgie's arrival in the team would be very positive and that Georgie's creativity, and the solidity of "Asi Martinez" in midfield would allow veteran players such as goalkeeper Richie "el gato de Birmingham" and Igor "victory or death" Villarchao to feel confident about winning their 6th consecutive trophy.
Friday, 4 March 2011
From: Alejandro Diarte <email@example.com>
Date: 4 March 2011 17:06
Subject: A new signing by La Merced´s ¨students¨ team!!!
To: Richard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
La Merced´s ¨students¨ team has signed a new footballer!!!!
His name is Alvaro¨ el largo¨Balenciaga, and he has promised that he
is going to beat Richard and his teachers team!
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
This is nice. It's a video of the surfing at Waimea river in Hawaii USA.
It seems that there is a river that flows into the sea, but that it is blocked for most of the year by waves pushing sand to make a wall that stops the river flowing into the sea.
Then somebody makes a small hole and a channel in this wall, and the millions of litres of river water come flooding out. Ideal for surfing. the music is cool too.
Monday, 28 February 2011
Watch this clip from the film"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
We see a country where children are "illegal" and cannot ever be seen.
Here the "Childcatcher" arrives because he thinks there are children hiding nearby.
A really frightening character!
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Another amazing video,this time taken from the cockpit of another passenger plane over the South China Sea. The A380 is travelling at about 950 KMH and passes just under the other plane. Watch the last few seconds!!!
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Our reporter has discovered that the Merced teacher who calls himself "Gorka" is in fact George Dylan, a famous Rock and Roll star from the U.S.A.
Some students and teachers had already suspected that this teacher has a secret life, and believe that superstar George is tired of his Rock and Roll lifestyle and so comes to Lañomendi to hide from his millions of fans. "Maybe he's fed up with so many cocktails and girls" said one student yesterday.George Dylan, alias "Gorka"
The cover of George's new album "Old Rockers Don't Use Combs"
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Saturday, 19 February 2011
I hope you'll continue analizing our english teams matches next week, paying special attention to debut of Fernando Torres with Chelsea against Copenhagen.