miércoles, 23 de diciembre de 2015

2x1 CHRISTMAS: CAROLS & BINGO in Old people's home SAVIA & FATHER CHRISTMAS in primary

MOMENTS FOR REMEMBER


 INTERGENERATIONAL BINGO


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  FINALLY, WE SANG CAROLS TO THEM

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AFTER TWO PLEASANT HOURS WITH THEM, WE CAME BACK TO OUR SCHOOL BECAUSE

FATHER CHRISTMAS IS COMING TO PRIMARY








By Y12 & Y13 CAS STUDENTS

¡HALLOWEEN 2015! ¿Truco o trato?








Como todos los años, no nos olvidamos de Halloween en el colegio El Plantío, sino que lo vivimos a lo grande.
El colegio se convierte en una casa encantada, con telarañas, calabazas, ratas y por supuesto, con brujas. De repente el centro se transforma, y con él sus alumnos y profesores más atrevidos.


Todos ellos vienen al colegio disfrazados de personajes aterradores y consiguen cada año sorprendernos con su creatividad.

Por cierto, para creatividad, la que tenemos los alumnos de year 12, encargados de decorar y organizar este día tan esperado. Nos dividimos en dos grupos en los que trabajamos en la pausa de la comida organizando 
 actividades y decoraciones para que el terrorífico día acabase como esperábamos.

Empezamos por recortar dibujos, que más tarde, pegamos por las paredes. También hicimos un cartel gigante en el que ponía “Halloween”, 

aunque el colegio por sí solo lo decía. Por otro lado, el otro grupo se encargó de planificar unas espeluznantes actividades para todos los alumnos: un Cluedo interactivo, el juego de las sillas, unas tinieblas y muchas otras mini actividades.

Aunque, cada uno tenía un trabajo asignado y un horario establecido para que todo saliera a la perfección, ya se sabe que todo puede pasar y más en Halloween,




 por eso tuvimos algún que otro imprevisto que resolvimos con soltura, hasta acabar el día con grandes sonrisas y varios premios en las manos de los ganadores del concurso de disfraces. El esfuerzo valió la pena y todos pasamos un espléndido día.







Por BEGOÑA NEBOT BELENGUER alumna Y12E




miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015

Beginning of year 2015-2016

Our first  CAS activity was to visit 

the old people’s home

 

"As IB students, we live extraordinary experiences! A lot of them come from our CAS program, which helps us open up to the world around us. This year, we went as a group to the Residencia Savia. For those who don’t know, the Residence Savia is a home for the elderly. As a student with limited Spanish skills, I was wondering how I could be of any help. My question was quickly answered. When we arrived to the residence, all the elders were watching us, with excitement in their eyes. The women were whispering to each other, with huge smiles on their faces, and the men were watching us curiously. We were introduced to the head nurse, who explained to us their routine, and how things happened in the residence. She told us with a desolated tone that a lot of the residents had no one visiting them. She continued by telling us how we could help with the school. By visiting them once a month, we could definitely increase their level of happiness! So after this short introduction, we were lead to different rooms. There were three different activities planned for the day. I went to play domino. I was fortunate enough to be placed with some of my Spanish friends, who took care of the introductions. We were playing against two elders; Fernando and Julia. They were all lovely people, and they took their time to teach me how to play domino and the game started. One game after the other, we played for an hour without a break. I can say without a doubt, everyone in the group was enjoying the time we spent all together. Of course Fernando and Julia have been playing domino for a lot longer than us, and they took turns in winning the games. Soon the competition was between the two of them, and all us students agreed to always let one of them win. But in the end, no one cared who won, because we got carried away gossiping. All we had to do was ask a simple question, and the two elders were lost in their memories, telling us everything they remembered, and always coming back to how amazing their grand-children were. Listening to them was amazing! All the things they had to say, it took us to visit their past, a time completely unknown by our generation. 
Evidently, as students we learned a lot. Not only about the people in the residence, but we learned how to listen to them, how to be patient with them, (as you get older, you unfortunately get slower too) and we learned how simple things can make people so happy. After the elders had to leave us for lunch, we had a short lesson on the sad reality of those people. The head nurse said something that shocked us all for a few minutes. She said “Any of them could die at any moment.” And from this you think, the other residents have to watch their friends fall one by one, waiting for their turn to come. It’s a scary thought, but it’s a reality we will all have to face at one point. When I left the residence, I was happy to learn that we would be coming back a few times. The thought that we are their little piece of happiness once in a while makes me smile. And the thought that I can help and make someone happier, makes me happier too! 

 By Lydiane Dubreuil  Y13 

 







The morning we spent at the retirement home was really pleasant. It is great to share time with elder people as they are wise, they all have interesting stories and they appreciate your visit. Personally, I played domino with two men that were by far better than me. They were old, but they were good. I admire their cordiality -something that nowadays it is more difficult to find in society- and their unhurried way of living. Some of the elders may looked unhappy or just tired, but it is understandable as in some cases their daily life is not easy. However, I felt that our visit made that day in some way special for them. I sincerely hope that they had enjoyed the time we spent with them as much as we did. 
 







By Miguel Mosquera Y13

lunes, 6 de julio de 2015

Y para finalizar el curso, nos fuimos al BINGO DE SAVIA




 


Este año hemos visitado la residencia Savia en varias ocasiones. 

Cada vez que hemos ido, hemos desarrollado diferentes actividades con los ancianos residentes. La última vez que fuimos, organizamos un bingo con todos. 
El objetivo era no sólo de mera distracción sino reforzar su actividad mental y de coordinación.
A mí me asignaron el cuidado de tres residentes una de las cuales presentaba dificultades a la hora, por ejemplo, de tener iniciativa de jugar e involucrarse en el juego así como de distinguir entre algunos números (i.e. confundía a menudo los números 69 y 96).

A parte de ayudarla en el seguimiento del juego, también quise entablar conversación con ella, y le pregunté por su vida y, en particular, si había salido alguna vez de España. Ella me comentó que había residido durante un tiempo en Suiza donde vivía con su marido. Más tarde me enteré que éste había sido un poeta español famoso.
Otro compañero tuvo una experiencia un poco más difícil. A la residente bajo su cuidado les costaba seguir con fluidez el desarrollo del juego y, por ello,  no paraba de cantar constantemente “bingo” aunque no tuviera los números premiados. 
 Lo más gracioso es que, al contrario de lo que le ocurrío en el famoso cuento del pastor mentiroso que advertía en falso que venía el lobo, a la tercera sí que cantó un bingo que resultó ser cierto.


A pesar de que el cuidado de residentes requiere de mucha dedicación y a veces puede ser cansado o tedioso, al final sigo diciendo que es muy gratificante. Todos llegaremos, al fin y al cabo, a esa edad y a mí me gustaría también que una persona joven viniera de vez en cuando a escuchar mis “batallitas”.



Encima, al final y, como despedida, nos ofrecieron un aperitivo y unos dulces mostrando su cariño hacia nosotros, deseándonos un feliz verano y esperando vernos el año que viene.




 By Jorge del Moral alumno 1º bachillerato internacional