martes, 8 de mayo de 2018

It's Spring Time!

The flowers are blooming here in Villaviciosa and the 1º classes have recently finished learning about plants. What better way to celebrate our knowledge of plants and the beautiful weather than making our own flowers? Now we can enjoy the real flowers ouside and our anatomically correct flowers while we continue to learn in the classroom!

sábado, 28 de abril de 2018


The Black Death is the name of a terrible bacterial disease that spread throughout Europe from 1348 to 1352. There was no cure for the disease and It was highly contagious.

The plague originated in Asia and travelled westward along the Silk Road, which was a trade route that went from China to Eastern Europe. Cities were the most affected because the population was dense and the disease was carried by fleas and rats. Although people had different points of view, for example, historians thought that black rats living on European merchantships caught the disease and eventually brought it to Europe. Other people believed that It was a punishment of God, some scientists thought it was a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis, the thing which marks the beginning of the disease. The rest realized that pockets of bad air released by earthquakes caused it and another amount of people blamed the Jews for bringing it to kill Christians.

It is hard to imagine how scary life was in the Middle Ages during the Black Death. It killed at least one third of the population in Europe, and probably more. Mortality was extremely high because the population at the time was badly nourished, and did not live in hygienic conditions.

In almost all cases the plague was contagious by transmission, which means that if an animal or person who had the Black Death touched you, you would get infected. The main symptoms were: high fever, shivering and swelling of the neck. If you presented this, it meant you were infected and you would surely die after a few days. To be completely sure, a health care provider diagnosed you by doing laboratory tests on blood or on fluid from a lymph node.

It was so destructive that It become known as the Black Death. Also because of how the skin turned dark at the late stages of the disease, but It was more likely called “Black” to reflect the dark and horrible time in history.

As you might expect, there was panic and many people were sure it was the end of the world. Their solution was to lock their doors and try to hide hide in their houses, but the plague expanded everywhere. In the face of despair, they burned down houses or even villages to try to stop this disaster.

Much of the infrastructure of Europe was gone in 1490. When the Black Death finally subsided, it took around 150 years for Europe to rebuild.


jueves, 26 de abril de 2018

Greek Myths_ 1º ESO Myth of Prometheus

This is the script of the theatre work by Gino Cardarelli, Elisa Sánchez, Pablo Vega and Elsa Revilla. 1ºE
(Script, performance and scenography)

Narrator: Once upon a time....there was a Titan called Prometheus, benefactor of humanity. Zeus got so angry that he took the fire from the mortals.

Zeus: This will be your punishment!!! (Zeus takes the fire from the mortals)

Mortals: Noooo pleaseee!!!!!

Narrator: So Prometheus wanted to recover fire for the mortals.

Prometheus: I have to take the fire, the mortals need it!

Narrator: Prometheus went to the Mount Olympues to take the fire from Apolo´s carriage.

Prometheus: I have got the fire!!!

Narrator: And he gave it to the mortals. Zeus got so angry because of Prometheus´ taunt so he called Hephaestus and told him to make a clay woman called Pandora.

Hephaestus: (He makes Pandora)

Narrator: and Hermes gave Pandora to Epimeteo. Pandora had a box with all the evils in the world, but Epimeto fell in loved with her!

Epimeteo and Pandora: (walking and kisssing each other)

Narrator: Prometheus did not want Pandora and his brother to be together. Epimeteo after rethinking it, he decided to leave Pandora.

Epimeteo: Sorry Pandora, I can not be with you..

Narrator: Zeus was really angry because Pandora did not have waht he wanted. So he called Hephaestus for another plan.

Zeus: I need you Hephaestuus. You have to capture Prometheus and bring him to me!!

Narrator: Hephaestus went to capture Prometheus.

Hephaestus: Come here Prometheus!!!

Prometheus: Nooo! Let me go!!!

Narrator: Zeus had a really good plan, he wanted to tie Prometheus to a rock where an eagle came to eat his liver, but the liver would regenerate because he is inmortal.

Zeus: I will make him suffer !!! hahahahahahah

Narrator: One day Hercules saw the giant Eagle and he killed it, saving Prometheus.

Prometheus: You saved me form the eagle!!! Many thanks!!!!

Hercules: You are welcome, it has not been very difficult!

Narrator: Zeus, proud of his son, didn´t worry about Prometheus´ punishment, and he invited him to the Olimpo, but he would have to carry the rock where he wad tied.

Greek Myths- Theatre 1º ESO - Athena and Poseidon

This is the script of the theatre work by Diego Jimeno, Silvia Nuñez, Paula Díaz and Paula Rodríguez. (Script and performance) 1ºD

Diego as Poseidon
Paula R. as Athena
Paula D. as storyteller and citizens
Silvia as Storyteller, Zeus and citizens.

Storyteller: This story took place in Attica. Two gods were fighting against each other to be the protectors of the city. 

Athena: I am Athena! Goddess of the wisdom

Poseidon: I am Poseidon! God of the sea.

Storyteller: Zeus, Athena´s father, god of the thunder, told them:

Zeus: Let the citizens choose their protector 

Citizens: ok! You will give us a present and the one who gives us the most useful present will protect us. 

Citizen: Yes, I agree! Why don´t we do that?

Citizens: Yes!!!

Storyteller: They went to the mountains. Poseidon touched a rock with his trident.

Poseidon: People need water to live so....let the water flow!

Storyteller: A lot of water started to flow out of the rock.

Storyteller: The citizens were very pleased fo that and they started drinking it but they realized that it was salty water!!

Athena: Hahaha. You are ridiculous for giving them salty water. Hahaha I can do it better. 

Storyteller: She touched her stick on another rock. 

Athena: Grow little tree!!!

Storyteller: And an olive tree grew from the rock. The citizen were happy because an olive is useful in many ways.

Poseidon: All right, Athena!  I appoint you the protector of this polis. 

Storyteller: This place was namede Athens because of Athena

All together: And they all live happily ever after!!!!

jueves, 19 de abril de 2018


CHRISTMAS 2017/2018

Calatalifa High-School celebrated Christmas jubilantly. The students of the 2nd year of PMAR showed us all the Christmas decoration displayed in the hall of our School. Carmen and Isabel - school caretakers and responsible for the decoration- are also interviewed.

By: Carlos, Jazmín, Helen, George, Isa and Ariadna.


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By Álvaro Tuñón 1ºBachillerato D


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By Juan, 1º Bachillerato D

martes, 17 de abril de 2018


We have visited the city of Chester, in North West England.  We could walk around its well-preserved walls and visit beautiful roman remains. It was an unforgettable experience!