Visita a Cimadevilla

En visita organizada por los Departamentos de Ciencias Sociales y Filosofía, los alumnos y alumnas que cursan el Programa Bilingüe en 4º ESO visitaron el barrio de Cimadevilla. La explicación, como no podía ser de otra forma, tuvo lugar en inglés.

Estas imágenes, tomadas por los participantes, son un buen resumen de la actividad:

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Visita al jardín botánico

Emily Kreuzer (3º ESO), elaboró la siguiente crónica de la visita:

We were shown initially the calcareous rock formations and the taluses which are found in the mountains. This is a rock which is formed when it transforms into limestone.

Emily1Next to the rocks there was lake, and with a little imagination, you could imagine that you are on a beach. Next to the ‘beach’, we were lucky to see a pond skater (zapateros). In it, there were more plants and tadpoles. Salt marsh is also present there, which live there in the salt water.

Emily2When visiting the above place (photo), we were told never to buy a house in a dune because of the wind, as the wind will always blow the dune away. Sigue leyendo

The Atlantic Botanical Garden

Con el fin de preparar su visita al Jardín Botánico, Daniela Villaverde (3º ESO A) redactó la siguiente información:DSC_0004The Atlantic botanical garden was founded the 25 of April of 2003, with 25 hectares of collections and spaces of high interest. It’s near the University Laboral and the Cabueñes hospital.
Nowadays there are 30.000 plants and 2.000 different species. There are species that have been brought from the far south.  Special plants used by ancient healers in Peru who crossed to the old world for centuries.
It is organized in four main areas: Cantabria, the vegetal factory, the historic garden of the island and the Atlantic itinerary. Sigue leyendo

Walking tour to the modernist Gijón

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe started the trip at “La Escalerona”, thinking that it will be a boring walk downtown, but it wasn’t. How could I imagine that, after living here for eleven years, I had missed a lot of things about the history of this city and its famous places? San Agustin, Corrida Street, Begoña and Carmen Square… beautiful places in which I had been, without knowing their past.

San Agustin, a shopping centre near San Lorenzo, but why is it called like that? ”A nunnery? What a crazy thing!” I said. It is true; a place where the nuns lived is now an enormous building for shopping and enjoyment. Sigue leyendo

Gijón, a city to remember

Alicia Sánchez, alumna de 2º ESO A, nos comenta sus impresiones tras participar en la Visita al Gijón modernista:

Gijón
A city to remember

Gijón is of the prettiest seaside cities you can find in Asturias. As it is very big, you will need a person to guide you along the passageways and the streets, across the squares and by the sea, pointing out some of the prettiest buildings that tell stories, about how the industrial revolution affected cities and changed the social classes system.

escaleronaThe tour starts in “La Escalerona”, one of the stairways that lead to San Lorenzo beach. This stairway is called like this because it is the biggest of all. It is specifically placed there because it was the nearest place to the train station, so that tourists could get to the beach and enjoy the fresh air from the sea.

Then you have to walk a little bit along Capua Street, until you get to San Agustín’s square. There you can see a, big and red building that looks a little bit ancient, yet majestic. This is one of the clearest examples of how buildings were built and how the different classes lived in them. Sigue leyendo