Once Upon a Time, there were some 2nd ESO students that updated three famous tales. They wrote new scripts of the Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and Romeo and Juliet. The stories had to be using the Past Simple tense. They performed their plays in the classroom.

The experience was fantastic. They enjoyed inventing new stories, changing characters and performing their plays. Here you have some of our students’ comments:

Our 2n ESO students celebrated Christmas making some fantastic Christmas Crackers. Christmas crackers are something that most people have at Christmas. You usually have them maybe with your Christmas dinner, or maybe on Boxing Day. And you have them on the table, and then everybody turns to the person next to them or to somebody else at the table, you pull the cracker and it makes a big bang!

Inside the cracker, you usually find three things. There’s a paper hat, a joke, and a small toy. The first thing you do is you get your paper hat out, which is usually a nice bright colour, and you put it on your head

Normally what happens is it doesn’t actually fit on your head. And then everybody reads out their joke. It’s always a really really bad joke. Then there of course is the toy, the little gift. That’s something that you never want and you never use. But you try it, and you break it and laugh a little bit.

Do you want to know how our 2nd ESO students celebrated Halloween in Cendrassos? This year they learnt how American and British people celebrate this festivity, so, we practised a little bit preparing some “Scary bloody finger snacks” to take home.

They spent good moments in class while listening some Frightened Music...

In the lab, they also did some horrible experiments. They “fried” an egg with a cabbage and a lemon. The result: a green fried egg ready to it.

They also prepared a Magic solution, a cool chemistry trick. They traced a knife over their skin and let a message appear to be written in blood. And to finish, they made a green fire which could be used as a stunning Halloween decoration in a cauldron or inside a jack-o-lantern.

See the pictures to learn more ....

Have you ever wondered how spies and secret agents could leave secret messages? A top secret message written with invisible ink. A technique used by George Washington’s army to send secret messages.

Not only spies, secret agents and prisoners but also lovers had used invisible ink to send letters to their prohibited and secret lovers like did Romeo and Juliet in the past.

To celebrate Saint George’s day and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on 23rd April 2016, our English Time students have written their own secret messages and send their secret letters to their secret “friends”.

Look at the pictures and you will see their great job. Who did they send their letters to? SSSHHHH .... it’s a secret!

All 2nd of ESO students participating in the ENGLISH TIME project can take part in this contest.

    • Participating students will work in groups of 3 or 4 to write and record a video sketch acting out a dialogue under the topic “AT THE RESTAURANT”.
    • The duration of the recording must be between 3 and 5 minutes.
    • All participants in the recording must speak in English.
    • Students may use costumes and/or scene decor when acting out their dialogues.
    • The recording must include a title at the beginning and the credits of the participants at the end.
    • All participant groups must turn in a computer typed version of their dialogue.
        • Publishing it online (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.) and sending their teacher an e-mail with the link.
        • Saving the recording in Mp4 format in a flash-drive and giving it to their teacher.