Friday, 30 December 2011


Just enjoy Mr Bean. Merry Christmas to you all!!

Isn´t he funny ?? Keep on watching !!

One more to finish off.

Monday, 21 November 2011


Read the text below to learn a little bit about the Pilgrims and the Fisrt Thanksgiving.
If you prefer , click here to visit a website which will give you a lot of interesting information about these people , their voyage on board of the Mayflower , their daily life in the new world and the celebration of the first Thanksgiving. ( There is AUDIO )
The Pilgrims, who celebrated the first thanksgiving in America, were fleeing religious persecution in their native England. In 1609 a group of Pilgrims left England for the religious freedom in Holland where they lived and prospered. After a few years their children were speaking Dutch and had become attached to the dutch way of life. This worried the Pilgrims. They considered the Dutch frivolous and their ideas a threat to their children's education and morality.
So they decided to leave Holland and travel to the New World. On Sept. 6, 1620 the Pilgrims set sail for the New World on a ship called the Mayflower. They sailed from Plymouth, England and aboard were 44 Pilgrims, who called themselves the "Saints", and 66 others ,whom the Pilgrimscalled the "Strangers."
The long trip was cold and damp and took 65 days. Since there was the danger of fire on the wooden ship, the food had to be eaten cold. Many passengers became sick and one person died by the time land was sighted on November 10th.
The first winter was devastating to the Pilgrims. The cold, snow and sleet was exceptionally heavy, interfering with the workers as they tried to construct their settlement. March brought warmer weather and the health of the Pilgrims improved, but many had died during the long winter. Of the 110 Pilgrims and crew who left England, less that 50 survived the first winter.
In 1621, after a hard and devastating first year in the New World the Pilgrim's fall harvest was very successful and plentiful. There was corn, fruits, vegetables, along with fish which was packed in salt, and meat that was smoke cured over fires. They found they had enough food to put away for the winter.
The Pilgrims had beaten the odds. They built homes in the wilderness, they raised enough crops to keep them alive during the long coming winter, and they were at peace with their Indian neighbors. Their Governor, William Bradford, proclaimed a day of thanksgiving that was to be
shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native American Indians.
In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln appointed a national day of thanksgiving. Since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, usually designating the fourth Thursday of each November as the holiday.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

125th Anniversary of Miss Liberty

As you will all probably know, it is The Statue of Liberty' s 125th birthday and America is celebrating it.The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

I' ve found this web which offers amazing live views of the statue and Manhattan' s skyline which , I guess , you might enjoy the same as I do. Just click here
If you want to learn a bit more about the Statue of Liberty visit this web. It´s got loads of interesting information .

Friday, 28 October 2011

It´s Halloween

Have a look at this little video I found in youtube. Isn´t it cute !!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Changing Paradigms : reforming public education

Take some time to watch the video. You won´t be deceived !

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

New English Language Assistant

We have a new language assistant at school! Her name is Amanda Dawson and she comes from Ohio, USA.

WELCOME to school Amanda !

We hope you have a wonderful time in Zaragoza and that you feel at home in our school.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Steve Jobs dies

Just take some time to listen to probably his most popular speech. It´s worth it!

Monday, 30 May 2011


Do you know what a WIKI is ? Do you want to know?

Some of our students of 1st year ESO are working on famous people´s biographies . They are learning a lot and what is more important , they have a collaborative wikispace where they are posting their essays and pictures. Do you want to have a look at their splendid wiki ?

Click here - you won´t believe your eyes .

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

22nd March - World Water Day

Drops for Niger is an educational campaign carried out by UNICEF that seeks to show the importance of water as a basic human right to be respected an valued, as well as its relation to child survival. It also teaches us about the situation in one of the poorest countries in the world, where only 46% of the population has access to drinking water.

To help UNICEF the IES Goya decided to carry out different acts of solidarity , among which we have to highlight our badges workshop. The students of 2ºBachiller Artes designed 24 different badges , which we later made and sold among students. The sudents of 1st year ESO also made lots of wonderful bracelets , which sold really well. The video "Drops" , one of the educational tools provided by UNICEF, was also projected in our main hall at breaktime. On the whole , it was a great experience in which a great amount of students and teachers got involved. I must say this is not the first time we try to support UNICEF . We are very happy to contribute to their mission.

Go to the link below. There is a picture an a comment on our work

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

International Women´s Day

Today we have celebrated the International Women´s Day at school. One of the acts which took place at break time was the projection of this video. I must say it was our language assistant , Laura Krebs , the one who found this wonderful video file on Youtube. Some of our students have already seen this video in class. And probably most of you managed to see it this morning. However, I decided to upload it just in case you missed it. Enjoy it .

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

International School Day of Peace

Just as every year our school celebrates the International Day of Peace on the 30th January. In this ocassion we want to commemorate Sadako Sasaki´story, a Japanese girl who was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6 , 1945 near her home in Hiroshima , Japan.
Sadako got very ill a few years later. Her best friend encouraged Sadako to fold 1,000 cranes , in reference to the ancient Japanese story that promises that anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish .
At break time , next Wednesday and Thursday , our students will be given the chance to fold their own paper cranes. A few desks will be placed in the main hall of our school and and tuition will be provided for anyone who wants to have a go at it. Some students have already been working on this . That´s why you will see a great display of coloured paper cranes and a picture of Sadako on one of the walls of the school entrance hall. Our AIM is to fold 1,000 cranes and send them to Hiroshima with our deepest wish for PEACE.

Watch this video and learn the story of Sadako. Do you think she managed to fold 1,000 paper cranes ?

One more thing !! White ribbons and a new pocket calendar for 2011 will be distributed among students at break time next Thursday. Hope you enjoy it all !!