Category: Awards and Competitions

Jewel Design

Awards and Competitions News

The Mother of Marta Alvarez Sanduende in Year 6 received a fantastic gift from her daughter for Mother´s day this year – specially designed jewelry for her by her daughter! ´Design a jewel for your Mother for Mother´s Day´ is organised by Colexio Oficial de Xoialia de Galicia.  Students from Year 4 to 6 in our college carefully and […]

Sing With Us!

Awards and Competitions

Last week O Castro British School held the big final of the fifth “Sing With Us Contest”, an event that once again had a very good acceptance among our students, with the participation of 40 groups and about 80 Primary children and around 20 groups and 40 of Secondary. The final of Primary, more hard-fought […]

NACE Academic Olympics 2018

Awards and Competitions Culture Events

Six students of Year 9 and Year 10 of O Castro British School traveled this week to Rome accompanied by our beloved teachers Maria Guyre and Joe Pedreira to participate in the IV Academic Olympics of NACE Schools. The NACE Academic Olympics is one of the most enriching and fun multicultural events for our students: […]

Football team competition

Awards and Competitions Sports

Our football team of Y1 debuted last Saturday in the modality of futsal against a team of the Fundación Celta. It was the first competition experience for the players of both teams, and it ended with a tight victory for O Castro British School team. After the match, both teams were able to enjoy a […]

Locker Contest 2018

Awards and Competitions

The Locker Contest this year coincided with Halloween and was a fun way to end the half term. As always, there were many highly creative locker designs. Students had installed shelves, emergency stationary, mirrors, post it notes, timetables, and even lights. It was fantastic to see how organised some of the students are with their […]

Concello de Vigo – Celtamotor

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

The OCBS Paddle Club is in luck. Its instructor, Juan Paulo Gagliardi López, and a student of the school, Martina Gagliardi Martin, became the winners in the consolation final 3 in the mixed category in the Celtamotor Championship Concello de Vigo Máis que Auga. Congratulations team!

The Robots Olympics

Academic Awards and Competitions Events

O Castro British School’s Year 7 and Year 8 students held last week a very original event organized by the school’s Science Department. We are talking about the Robotics Olympic Games, where our Secondary students had to put in practice the knowledges acquired during the school year and had to show a great amount of […]

El Alazán Social League 2017/2018

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

Last weekend was held the last test of the Equestrian Social League of C.H. El Alazán 2017/2018, which this year had the support of O Castro British School as the main sponsorship. The league, which consisted of six races between the months of October and June, had over 200 riders and amazons this season, mainly […]

1st School Debate Event

Awards and Competitions Events

Last Saturday, O Castro British School hosted the 1st School Debate Event, organized by WEDU Society & Education and sponsored by O Castro British School, with a resounding success, with fifty participants and more than 150 attendees. Twelve school teams, in the last year groups of Primary and Secondary from different schools and Associations in […]

Sport Days 2018

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

In these past few weeks, sports became even more important than they already are in our school, with the celebration of our Sport days, a very well consolidated activity in O Castro British School that, due to logistic reasons, we celebrated by stages. Early Years The school’s youngest ones could practice and show their parents […]

1st School Debate Event

Awards and Competitions Events

  Twelve school teams, in the last year groups of Primary and Secondary from different schools and Associations in Vigo and surrounding, will take part in the I School Debate Event, which will be held on the 9th of June at O Castro British School premises in Mos. During the event, 60 boys and girls […]

“Vigo Porté” award

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

O Castro British School congratulates our Spanish Dance and Ballet teacher, María Rial, for her great success last week in the Vigo Porté Award with her choreography “Flamenkeando”, an innovative proposal in which she fused flamenco with traditional Galician dance. María Rial Dance School, located in the city of Vigo, has become the winning group […]

Rugby Galician champions

Awards and Competitions Sports

Last Sunday, six of our Secondary students enjoyed an unforgettable experience becoming the Sub 14 Rugby Galician Champions with their team Kaleido Universidade de Vigo. The final, played in the premises of the University of Vigo was a real party for all the finalists, as the main game was played by the two teams that […]

“Sing With Us Contest” fourth edition

Awards and Competitions Culture Events

The awaited final of the fourth edition of the “Sing With Us” contest closed the second term at O Castro British School, with performances full of talent, hard work and excitement that gave goosebumps not only to the audience, but also to the members of the jury. KS3 final had eight contestants, and their performances […]

First Speeling Bee Contest at OCBS

Awards and Competitions Events

Last Friday, our Secondary students said goodbye to the second term of this academic year with the first edition of the school’s Spelling Bee Contest. In 3rd place we had Adrian Cid, in 2nd place Miguel Alonso and in 1st place Leyre Seco. The first finalists of the contest received as a prize the new […]

Vigo’s interschool Speeling Bee

Awards and Competitions Events

Last Friday, Salesianos Theater held Vigo’s 12th interschool spelling contests, in a marathon long event that ended at 22:30pm, due to the contestant’s high quality, who used all the words prepared by the organization. O Castro British School had a big presence, not only Primary students – with Pablo Gabieiro Badaoui and Ángel Casal Moreno- […]

NACE Arts Competition

Awards and Competitions Culture Events

O Castro British School educational community has always been aware of the artistic and creative talents of our students. Thus, the results achieved by our students in NACE Arts Competition have confirmed this fact. First of all, Manuel Martiño, from Y4C, has won first prize in the category “Photography” for Upper KS2. The winning image […]

Christmas card competition 2018

Awards and Competitions Culture

O Castro British School KS2 students took part in the NACE group Christmas Card competition, joined as well by other NACE schools from all over Spain. It was a very tight competition, as all the designs were really spectacular. However, the finalist card turned out to be Jesús Martínez-Reboredo’s. A Y5 student from O Castro […]

OCBS takes part in NACE’S III Academic Olimpics

Academic Awards and Competitions Culture Events

Six Y9 and Y10 students from O Castro British School went last week to St. George´s English School in Bilbao, with our dear teachers María Guyre and Paul Horstead, to take part in NACE’s III Academic Olimpics, a multicultural event that aims to improve their academic and personal development. This edition gathered 70 students from […]

O Castro Debate Club Will Take Part In School Tournaments And Competitions

Academic Awards and Competitions

Words, ideas, reasoning, laughter, a lot of complicity and commitment… the combination of these elements led to the creation of O Castro British School Debate Club last year. We are taking a step forward this year and our goal is to take part in school tournaments and competitions. The aim of this extracurricular activity, which […]

A student of O Castro British School finalist in a national jewelry contest

Awards and Competitions Culture

What Mother would not like an item of jewelry designed by their child? Today we recovered this magnificent news. Tha past academic year, as part of the VIII Certame “Design a jewel for your Mother for Mother´s Day” organised by Colexio Oficial de Xoiaría de Galicia, our Year 4, 5, and 6 students carefully and […]

York Emerged Victorious in KS3 Sports Day thanks to Y8 and Y9 Victories

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

KS3 students celebrated their traditional Sports day last Monday. The event was marked by sportsmanship and great weather. In the morning, the students went to the University of Vigo facilities in order to participate in the following competitions: long jump, sprints, relay races and football matches. In the afternoon, the competitions continued at the school […]

Galician Literature Day Drawing Competition for Reception and Year 1

Academic Awards and Competitions Culture

Reception and Year 1 took part in the 1st Galician Literature Day Drawing Competition. This year, Galician Literature Day was dedicated to Carlos Casares, whose most famous storybook is “A Galiña azul” [The Blue Hen]. For this reason, our students had to draw and decorate their hens with different materials. Our students were highly motivated […]

O Castro British School participates in the Maths Champions

Academic Awards and Competitions

On 17th February 2017 Year 1 were invited to attend a Maths Champions day at a local school in Vigo. They had lots of fun playing Maths games and meeting new children. We are very proud of the way Gael, Hugo, Teo, Vera and Daniella represented the school. We hope to take another group of […]

Locker Contest

Awards and Competitions

Over the past few weeks Secondary students at O Castro have been preparing themselves for a locker contest. The entrants were judged by the Head Boys, Head Girls, Mr Hostead and Mr Hill. Students were judged on four main categories, tidiness, use of space, originality and practicality. There were some amazing locker designs. I was […]

Year 6 Student Wins 2016 Odysseus European Youth Space Contest

Awards and Competitions Culture

Carlota de Castro Torrón, Year 6 student, has been named the winner of the 2016 Odysseus European Youth Space Contest. This award confirms that this O Castro British School student has a promising future in the world of research and science. Our student, who was taken by surprise by the news, admits she is surprised […]

More Than Twenty Students Take Part In The Finals Of The Contest ‘Sing With Us’

Awards and Competitions Culture

Last Tuesday, more than twenty KS2 and KS3 students took part in the finals of the singing contest ‘Sing with Us’. It was a hot day in which talent and fellowship were the protagonists. There were 12 finalists in the Junior division, who performed their songs solo or in a duet. Nicholas Mata (Year 3), […]

“Spelling Bee” 2016

Awards and Competitions

On Friday 4th March 2 children from Y6 represented our school at the annual spelling bee hosted by Schoolhouse and held in Vigo. They were among 28 other competitors from various schools around the local area. We are pleased to announce that, due to their incredible performance, O Castro came second overall! A very big […]

Registration for O Castro British School Sing With Us Contest is now open

Awards and Competitions Culture

O Castro British School opens registration for the second edition of the Sing With Us contest. The registration period runs from 25th January to 19th February. The contest is organised by Radio OCIS and the Music Department of the school. In this edition, in order to make the competition more equitable, there will be two […]

KS2 Ceremonies Awards

Academic Awards and Competitions

On Monday 5th October all of KS2 attended the first of many awards ceremonies. The event was hosted by the head-teacher and many children were given awards ranging from the WOW work award, the most improved work award, politeness at lunch award, extra-curricular activities awards, speaking in English award and the head-teacher award! Well done […]

I Interschool Chess Tournament!

Awards and Competitions

Last Saturday our Chess Club students participated in the I Interschool Chess Tournament, organized by “Fundación Pazo de Mos”. It was a very positive experience as well as an excellent opportunity for children to enjoy a fun, learning and social experience. Well done to all O Castro International students who competed!

Maths Day 2015

Awards and Competitions

On Thursday 19th March the EYFS, KS2 and KS3 participated in a ‘Maths day 2015’. The EYFS were involved in various reasoning and logic based activities whereas the KS2 and KS3 (Y7) were involved in a maths tournament. They were taught a game and then had the chance to play against their peers. Each class […]

Inter House General Knowledge Competition

Awards and Competitions

Last Tuesday, Mr. Paul Horstead, House Coordinator of the School, organized an Inter House General Knowledge Competition. Education and competition are two universal ingredients of all human cultures and General Knowledge Competitions provide an impetus to sharpen the minds of students so that they can develop a personality of their own and can become more […]

Around the World with O Castro!

Awards and Competitions Culture

During this month, the children from Year 3 to Year 8 have the opportunity to take part in a Topic Competition testing their knowledge of places in the world when the ‘Around the World with O Castro’. Competition begins this week in the school. School Topic Leader John Morrissey who coordinates Geography and History, has […]

Mental maths KS2 tournament‏

Awards and Competitions

El pasado lunes, 16 de junio, un grupo de alumnos de KS2 participaron en un torneo de matemáticas mentales. En una reñida ronda de preguntas, los niños tuvieron que enfrentarse a difíciles retos, cada vez más estimulantes… ¡En menos de cinco segundos todos los participantes escribían la respuesta a los planteamientos matemáticos y se afanaban […]

School council Competition ‘Design a Healthy Dinner 2014’

Awards and Competitions

The school council would like to thank all students (and parents) who helped the school council to run so efficiently this year. We received over 200 entries for the competition and it was an incredibly tough decision! Thank you again to everybody! The quality of entries exceeded all of our expectations. After a closely contested […]

School Council “Design a Dinner” Competition

Awards and Competitions

The school council have decided to run a ‘design a dinner’ competition! It will be the last competition this year! Each child will receive a template onto which they should design (using any materials they like, with your permission!) a healthy, balanced and delicious meal. The winning entry will have their design made into a […]

Maths Day 2014 … a great success!

Awards and Competitions

Maths Day 2014 was a great success! The staff would like to thank the children, all of whom participated with enthusiasm and engaged in the logic based game called Dotty 6. We would like to thank every child as we all know it’s the taking part that’s more important. It was so nice to see […]

School Council “Eco Project” Competition Winners

Awards and Competitions

El School Council quiere dar las gracias a todos los alumnos que participaron en el concurso de este mes. The school council would like to thank every student who participated in the eco-competition. There were so many fantastic, creative and inspiring projects that it was very difficult to choose winners! In the end the council […]

Spelling Bee Contest – Congratulations to our winners!

Awards and Competitions

Last Friday the finals of the Spelling Bee competition took place in Vigo. This is the only “Spelling Contest” in English in Spain. Sixty students from more than twenty schools in Vigo and surrounding areas entered the competition. We would like to congratulate Javier Rodríguez Monfort and Álvaro Morgade Carneiro who, after very demanding rounds […]

Maths Day 2014

Awards and Competitions

OCIS announces that Maths Day 2014 will be on the 21st March, 2014! The children in KS1 and KS2 will be introduced to a new game of logic which requires thinking systematically, working ahead and prediction. The exact details of the game will be revealed to the children on the day. When they have learnt […]

School Council Competition

Awards and Competitions

The competition from the school council this term is an eco-competition. Are you interested in helping the environment? Are you creative and imaginative? Do you want to be part of the eco-committee? The competition details: Your challenge (if you choose to accept it) is to design and construct a sculpture using only recycled / reused […]

School Council “Santa Competition” Winners

Awards and Competitions

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Santa Competition organized by the School council for this term: Early Years: The third prize went to Pedro (Reception A) The second prize went to Roberto (Reception A) And the first prize went to Juan (Nursery) Key Stage 1: The third prize went to Xavi (Year […]

And the winner is…

Awards and Competitions

Our first Christmas cards contest has been a success. Dozens of Christmas cards flooded the center, infused with good wishes and full of great ideas from our little geniuses. Due to the huge number of participants our judges had to work hard to come to a decision. In the end they chose five pieces of […]

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