Thursday, 31 October 2013


Are you enjoying a spooky creepy Halloween today?

Let's celebrate! Learn more about the spookiest day of the year by watching this documentary. 

Now have some scary fun!

Try this Halloween crossword! - PDF version or the interactive version

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Today is...

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

On Talk Like a Pirate Day (19 September) meet a real pirate, hear some pirate jokes and explore pirate legends!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Sunday, 17 March 2013


Today, March 17th, millions of Irish people, and people of Irish origin, celebrate Saint Patrick's Day!

What do you know about this holiday?

Watch the videos below and find out what leprechauns, shamrocks and parades are, as well as who Saint Patrick was!

Friday, 15 February 2013



Largest Day of Mass Action Ever to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls
With “Risings” Planned in 203 Countries

Activists, Writers, Thinkers, Workers, Students, Poets, Dancers,
Parliamentarians, Mayors, State Representatives, Celebrities,
Women and Men rised on 14 February 2013

V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, has been working for a year in ONE BILLION RISING campaign. 

It is a campaign to stop violence against women.

On Thursday, 14 February, women and men in 203 countries came together in the largest day of mass action ever to stop violence against women and girls, to express their outrage, and to strike, dance and RISE to support an end to violence against women once and for all.

Check out the website to watch videos of the flash mobs that happened all over the world:


Yesterday the whole world celebrated LOVE!

SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY  is definitely a date commemorated all over the world, transcending different peoples, different cultures.

Photo from The Atlantic

Check out this awesome photo gallery at The Atlantic. Click here.

Love Idioms from ESL Library

Monday, 22 October 2012

Our School's 25th anniversary

As all our students here at Escola Secundária/3 de Barcelinhos know, we have been celebrating during 2011/2012 the 25th anniversary of our school. 

Since Friday, 30th September 2011 until last Friday, 19th October 2012, students and former students, teachers and former teachers, and other school staff and former staff, have been celebrating this special anniversary.

25 years educating, teaching and learning... 
25 years forming identities... 

Happy Birthday, Escola Secundária de Barcelinhos! 
We were all here!

Check out this great video that was launched last Friday.

Photos of our students at school, teachers and other staff. 

Photos taken by teachers Artur Loureiro and João Sobrosa
Video created by teacher Nuno Cunha
Song "I Was Here" by Beyoncé

Sunday, 22 April 2012

EARTH DAY - It's today!

On April 22nd, the world celebrates Earth Day.

Have you done anything green today? If not, you can still do it. 

And remember, every day should be Earth Day!


Sunday, 15 April 2012

TITANIC: it happened 100 years ago!

One hundred years ago, the unsinkable Titanic sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.

It happened on the night of April 15, 1912. The luxury ocean liner Titanic was lost after hitting an iceberg . There were few lifeboats that saved only 700 of her passengers. 

Friday, 30 March 2012

THE EMPLOYMENT - a short animation film

Have you discussed the World of Work in English class? This is for you, 11th grade students!

‘El Empleo’/ ‘The Employment’ is a very critical short animation film by the director Santiago 'Bou' Grasso, from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This film is about an anonymous man who performs his usual trip to work, immersed in a world where the utilization of people as objects is an everyday thing.

‘El Empleo’/ ‘The Employment’ is a film about the use of the man by the man.
The objectualization of the human being in our society is shown allegorically in a very particular way: a world where everyone is used as an object.
With dark humor and a critical look over the issue, we explore the place of the human being in the modern societies, searching for a deep reflection from the audience when facing the film's point of view.                                                                                        
Santiago 'Bou' Grasso

What do you think about this film? Share your thoughts!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

VIVA A ESCOLA - Visit the English Room!

On Thursday, 22nd March the 9th edition of VIVA A ESCOLA is being held at Barcelinhos Secondary School.

Visit the English exhibition at room 17. 

Cinema sessions: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE - 9h30
                              RANGO  -  14h00