Friday, 26 September 2014

HAPPY EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES!

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Do you know what day is today?


The European Union countries celebrate, on the 26th September, the European Day of Languages.  But why?


Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.


Are you an eager language learner? 

How many foreign languages can you speak?


Go online and check out the Council of Europe's website dedicated to the European Day of Languages: http://edl.ecml.at/


You will find there a lot of information about this day and some games and quizzes about languages.




Test your knowledge of English and see if you can recognise the following accents:






Tuesday, 16 September 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL!

WELCOME STUDENTS


Back to School Expectations Vs. Reality!

How different is your school?


YEAR 2014-15 ROCKS @ ESCOLA SECUNDARIA DE BARCELINHOS

Thursday, 31 October 2013

TODAY IS HALLOWEEN!

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

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!

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

V-DAY’S ONE BILLION RISING: 14 FEBRUARY 2013


V-DAY’s ONE BILLION RISING: 14 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: http://onebillionrising.org/

SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY

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
http://www.esl-library.com/blog/infographic-for-valentines-day-love-idioms/






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!




EVERY DAY SHOULD BE EARTH DAY! ACT GREEN!

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.