THE OLD MAN AT THE BRIDGE BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Our students in Grade 4, who are following their humanistic or artistic studies (in Catalan 4t ESO humanístic/artístic), have made a recording based on the historical tale “The old man at the bridge” by American 1954 Nobel Prize Winner Ernest Hemingway. It was based on the bombing of the Amposta bridge during the 1936-1939 Civil War.
After reading the tale and analysing its historical messages, a few of them translated it into Catalan. Finally, a video in both English and Catalan was recorded on the bank of the river.

E-twinning project

Some 14 year-old students in grade 3 (Catalan 3r ESO), who are are carrying out the e-twinning project together with the students in IGS Sassenburg from Gifhorn (Sachsen), have recorded a video in German in the Tortosa municipal park. We can listen to some short dialogues in a restaurant. They started learning German in March, so we can be really proud of their level.

E-twinning project

Some 15-year-old students in grade 4 (4t ESO in Catalan), who are studying the German optional subject, have recorded a new video in the Tortosa park as part of the e-twinning project, which they are carrying out together with the students in the IGS Sassenburg from Gifhorn (Sachsen).

Catalan modernism

Our first year baccaulareate art students visited Sitges on Thursday, March 25th They had been learning about Catalan modernism, most specifically about the important role played by famous playwright and painter Santiago Rusiñol (Barcelona 1861-Aranjuez 1931), who held the outstanding modernist festivals at the beginning of the 20th century. They could look round the Cau ferrat, where they could enjoy its magnificent china products, lots of beautiful pictures, as well as all the works of art with wrought iron.

George Orwell’s life and work.

Several first  class of Baccalaureate students have been studying George Orwell’s life and work, one of the greatest 20th century British writers, who wrote lots of books about civil rights and people’s dignity. Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic.His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism. He published Homage to Catalonia, after his experience in spring 1937 during the Civil War. After watching this video we can get a good insight about his writing style and the ideals he supported during his professional career as a journalist and a writer.