by Ariadna Rovira 9.5.2010
Second batxillerat is a very stressful year; you have to study a
lot, get good marks, study for selectivity exam, and try to enter
the degree you want. In addition, this year we have the polemic
"exams week". In this week we do nine exams, one for each
subject and we have 1hour and 30 minutes for each one. In my opinion,
this exams week is horrible and terrible.
Well, that's enough; I don't want to talk about exams because I
prefer to talk about the trip that second batxillerat students did
from 22nd until 26th of March to Madrid. I went there, and I think
that was so interesting.
Travelling to Madrid is one of the most exciting things that we
have done in this stressful year. I was really excited about my
trip by AVE to Madrid. I had been thinking a lot about it. In that
week we visited a lot of things, for example "El Palacio de
Oriente", the famous "Plaza Mayor", "El Escorial"
and a lot of museums as ""El Prado" o "Reina
Sofía". But one of the most important things that I
liked was "El Jardín Botánico" because we
saw a lot of beautiful strange flowers from around the world. We
visited "El Palacio de Cristal" too; it is an incredible
big "Glass Palace" and near it, there is a big lake, where
people can canoe.
In this week, we were so tired. We got up every day at 8 o'clock
more o less and it was incredible the time we spent walking and
looking at monuments, visiting museums, palaces
and all the
important things that you have to see if you go to Madrid. We always
had breakfast in the guest house, and then we had lunch out, in
restaurants, bars or fast foods, it depends on the day. Although,
during the day we walked a lot and we were very tired at night we
went out too. Unfortunately, the great majority of the discos were
for eighteen-year-old people and obviously we couldn't enter.
Lastly, I have to say that it was an amazing trip, it was fantastic,
but we walked a lot and the last day we were very tired and we had
to do a little work about the travel when we started the classes
A visit around Castellbisbal
by Cristina Garea 14.2.2010
The last day 25th of November, the students of second
post-compulsory education of Social Sciences went around Castellbisbal
and Martorell to visit remains of buildings of the 12th century.
At 8 a.m. we went up the bus that left us in Sant Joan de Benviure,
a church of the 12th century of which there are some remains. Then,
we went to visit a little church of the 12th century too that forms
part of a private property that the family has saved until today,
Sant Quintí . When we had visited this, we had a half-an-hour
break to rest a bit and then we went by bus to Castellví
de Rosanes, near Martorell, where we could see the remains of a
castle of the low nobility called Castell de Rosanes, but first
we had to walk for some minutes along a park.
When we were a little tired, we arrived with the bus to a road.
There it left us and we had to walk up along the road until we arrived
to a small mountain, where we walked during some 20 minutes to arrive
to Sant Genis of Rocafort, a church with a Monastery of which there
only remain ruins.
At last, we arrived at school at 3 p.m. very tired, but it was worth
it because we had a good time and learnt on the heritage of our
Korfball by Irene
Figueroa Mimó 26.11.09
Hi students! It's Irene, from second batxillerat.
I'm going to tell you my views of the sport that I practice, korfball,
as I think that many of you either don't know well what it is or
have a wrong vision of it, because it's a minority sport, however
in continuous expansion.
As a result of playing korfball in P.E., you could
have some ideas about what it is. But do you really know it?
Well, technically, korfball is a sport played within
a rectangular court whereby a team of four female and four male
players try to shoot a ball into a korf (basket). It's what you
know, but I think that the most important is that the sport's main
characteristics encompass all-round skills, cooperative play, controlled
physical contact and gender equality. Whenever the word "he"
is used it should be understood that this could be "she".
However, playing it you can make a lot of friends
and meet a lot of people, Catalan but also from other countries,
and I think that is very good, as you can know what people from
other countries think about a lot of things, not only of korfball.
It helps you be more open minded.
Finally, I have to say that my experience began so
great, as in the first year that I played korfball, I could go with
the Catalan selection to play in two international cups, the under
16 and the under 23, so I travelled to Schijndel (the Netherlands)
and Kaohsiung (Taiwan). Being there you feel so good, that I cannot
explain my sensations with words; the feeling of playing for Catalonia,
defending it against other countries, listening to the national
is really special for me and my team, the supporters,
and for each Catalan.
by Meritxell Anducas 8.11.09
Less than two months away, all of us were on holiday,
enjoying the sun in the beach, the mountain or in the swimming pool,
and waiting for the best moment of summer: "La Festa Major"
o Town Festival.
This year, like everybody knows, there lacked a bit
but everyone knows how to organize the party
to make it always unforgettable.
In particular, this Town Festival, as I said, hasn't
been the best one, but it is necessary to emphasize the speech,
performed by the double of Carles Puyol in Crakovia, the advent
of circus streets for the fourth consecutive year, the resumption
of Download non-polluting vehicles, the novelty of the karaoke,
which emerges with a high participatio, the fire run with traditional
dance of Capsigranys and the most expected part of the party, the
Tractor Sound Transit System, this year, pulling in more than a
beach party, named Transit tractor "Formentera" Sound
System, which asked that everyone dressed in white and carrying
a straw hat, and like last year ended in a foam party.
My 2nd Post-compulsory Education by
Sara Cabello 29.10.09
At the moment I'm studying second of post-compulsory education and
I would like to explain you a little bit of this experience.
The first year of post-compulsory education is a really difficult
course and it means a big change compared to ESO. You can't study
the day before an exam and you must pay attention in class. Also,
you have more difficult exams with a higher level than the ESO exams.
Now, I see that second of post-compulsory education is more difficult
and you have to do more effort. We have a lot of homework and only
one exam week, so you have to study some weeks before.
Also, you have to remember the Research Essay, which we must have
finished on the 12th of January, and if there are few things, the
teachers are reminding us that in June we have the exam for entering
It's better not to relax and buck your ideas up, because your future
depends on your works. But don't worry about this, If you want,
you can do it!
The changes of a new school year by
Sergi Bonilla 29.10.09
In September, a new year started for me. Maybe this
is the last year at High School, Second of Batxillerat. As the other
people I was very nervous and really worried about the new contents
that will appear in the Selectivity, because all the students know
that this is going to change.
The first day, our new teacher started explaining
all the new things that would change this year compared to the last
one. First of all he said that we will have a week in November or
December to do all the exams. At this moment all the students got
extremely angry, because we always did the exams after finishing
one or three units, depending on the subject; except in English,
which contains all the contents we had done. Then, our teacher explained
that this is good for us because we will have all the afternoons
free to study, do homework, go out or do different things that we
had never had time to do before. With this type of study, the teacher
will see who is preparing for the exam during the term. In spite
of his explanations, we didn't agree with their decision. So, up
to now we haven't done any exam and we are waiting impatiently to
know what will happen in these final term exams.
The other aspect of the new Selectivity is not clear
yet. The teacher only told us about the exams we will have to do
compulsorily and the marks of the optional exams. But we don't know
exactly the contents and this is a big problem for us.
In conclusion, the year starts a bit strange for us
because we are new in so many things and we don't know how to act.
But I hope we will be able to face up all these changes.
A birthday at the IES by Sara Alegre 7.10.09
On 13th May 2008, I was 16. It was a Wednesday and
it was one of the best days
of that year.
The day began as any other. I got up at 8 o'clock in the morning
to go to
college to begin classes. When I was at college, none of my friends,
remembered every year my birthday, remembered it so, I
felt a little lonely and sad. But everything changed once we went
to the break. My
friends, sang "Happy Birthday" to me and then when I was
doing English class,
the concierge at the institute, knocked on the door, called me and
showed me a note from a person, whom I did not expect this surprise
from. At first, I
was very scared because I thought I had done something wrong, but
when I went to the Administration office and I found on that, the
surprise was a bouquet
of 16 roses from my boyfriend.
I thought the surprise was over, but when I went back to my class,
I saw my
boyfriend with a great gift. I went towards him to kiss and told
me that it was for me.
When I opened it I saw it was a giant teddy bear, which I loved.
I spent some time talking with him and then he left. I went back
to class fast and
I explained to my classmates, who knew everything from the beginning.
In short, it was one of the best birthdays at school in all my life
and I think it will be
difficult to repeat.