A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The extent of the devastation is still unclear but there are fears thousands of people may have died. If you want more information about this natural disaster you can have a look at the CNN or the BBC news.
In STOP DISASTERS! you can play a disaster simulation game from the UN/ISDR and learn how you can help to prevent this. Click on PLAY GAME and start your plan to reconstruct a safer environment for your population. You must assess the disaster risk and try to limit the damage when natural hazzards strike.
Next Friday, January 15th AT 10:00 (Sala d’actes), all 1 batxillerat students are going to participate in a theatrical performance about sex and relationships. The play is performed by the company Blue Mango and it is a Forum Theatre play.
Forum Theatre is a type of theatre developed in Brazil by Augusto Boal as part of his “Theatre of the Oppressed”. It is a style of theatre in which the spectators become actors, they are known as “spec-actors”. A short play is presented in which the protagonist is being oppressed on some way.
After watching the play once it will be repeated and the audience will be invited to stop the play when they see a moment they want to change. The members of the audience (the spec-actors) can then come on the stage and play the part of the protagonist and attempt to change their situation. There are no right answers; the spectators can try different methods to see if they can change the situation for the better.
If you have any comment about this performance, you can leave a message to this post. We hope you’ll have a good time!
Christmas are about to come and today we are going to do some activities to know more about this festivity. Here you have some activities you can do to wish Merry Christmas to anyone you want to. Choose one and send it to your teacher. You can also use it with your friends:
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Select your favourite animated Christmas party characters and decorations. Select a tab, like characters and click the decorations you want to add to your room. It’s a wonderful little Xmas games, to create your own scene to email to your teacher and friends or save to your computer.
ANIMATED CHRISTMAS STORY: Create your own animated story and share it with your teacher and friends. You can do it at goanimate. You can even participate in the Christmas contest and win a Nintendo DS and more!
And now it’s time to have some fun with these Christmas games. Try to play them all.
25th NOVEMBER – INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
“How Come, How Long” by Kenneth Edmonds (Babyface) is a song about a woman killed by her lover. No one comes to her aid and turn a blind eye to the abuse. The song was meant to raise awareness about physical abuse.
We are watching the film I, Robot in English with subtitles in Spanish. After the film we can talk about it and give you some clues to start reading the book (you can bring your books to ask questions or doubts about it). Remember the film is based on the book, but they are quite different.
If you want to do some more activities about I, Robot, you will find them at I, Robot – Activities. They will help you to understand the book and the film.
We are watching the film in English with subtitles in Spanish. After the film we can talk about it and give you some clues to start reading the book (you can bring your books to ask questions or doubts about it).
If you want to do some more activities about Bridget Jones’s Diary, you will find them atBridget Jone’s Diary – Activities. They will help you to understand the book and the film.
On Friday 30th of October, all Bachillerato students from IES Ítaca are going to El Retiro Cinema in Sitges to watch the movie IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS, one of the films Estudiants i Cinema offers this year. We are watching the film in English, with subtitles in Spanish.
We are leaving at 8 o’clock from Sant Boi’s train station, and we will be back at around 2 o’clock. If you need more information about this activity you can download it autoritzacio.
Once in Sitges you will also have to do some activities to practise your English.
In Search of a Midnight Kiss shows us Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. Wilson, a twenty-nine-year old guy who has just had the worst year of his life, is new to Los Angeles, has no date, no concrete plans and every intention of locking the doors and forgetting the last year ever happened. That is until his best friend, Jacob, browbeats him into posting a personal ad on Craig’s List. When Vivian, a strong-willed woman hell bent on being with the right guy at the stroke of midnight responds, a chaotic, sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching journey through the black and white streets of L.A. begins. In the waning hours of the year, emotional vulnerability and bitterly honest humor seem to be waiting around every corner.
On Thursday 22nd of October, all the ESO students from IES Ítaca are going to Can Massallera to see the play FOOD FOR THOUGHT, by the company Moving On.
1- 2 ESO: 9:00 to 11:00
3-4 ESO : 11:30 to 13:30
This play invites us to know about food, meals and traditions from the anglosaxon world. Here you have a short summary of the play:
Bob and Harry haven’t seen each other in years. The two old friends have been chasing their own dreams and projects. Harry has a restaurant that, like many of his projects, isn’t exactly a booming success. Bob comes back from Hollywood to recover a debt from Harry and she finds him running a restaurant that doesn’t work and with many economic problems. If Bob wants to get her money back she will have to work with Harry again to build a working, profitable restaurant. With no food or drink, they can only rely on the help of the audience. Together we will all try and convert a fantasy into a good business.
If you want more information about the play you can go to FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Or if you want to listen to some songs from the play click on the following links: