Category: Culture

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: […]

Differences Week 2018

Culture Values

Last week, the first British school in Galicia held the Differences Week, an event in which students and teachers of the school turned in a special way in one of the core principles of our educational model: education by values. During this week, students from all educational stages, from Nursery to Year 12, carried out […]

Book Fair 2018

Culture

O Castro British School celebrates one more year its love for books and reading with the traditional Book Fair, with a wide range for all ages, both reading books, as entertainment and various activities. All school classes, from Early Years to Year 12, were able to visit the Book Fair of O Castro British School […]

Halloween 2018

Culture Events

The first British school in the city celebrates one more year the traditional Halloween party with a great parade open to Early Years and Primary students. Witches, wizards, skeletons, vampires, angels and demons, zombies, pumpkins, nutty teachers and many other characters typical of these terrifying dates paraded in the school’s sports hall. Congratulations to all […]

Welcome to our Book&Reading Club

Academic Culture Extracurricular Activities

Among the novelties of our ECA’s offer for this academic year we highlight our Book&Reading Club. In this activitie children will be reading altogether and one on one with a teacher. Afterwards, we will have short activities based upon books that we have read, such as author studies, funny scavenger hunts and phonics based activities. […]

Trip to Edinburgh

Culture Trips and exchanges

These past few days Y11 students of O Castro British School enjoyed a fantastic end-of-year trip to Edinburgh. In addition to knowing this beautiful city, and as a reward for their fantastic academic year, our eldest students could enjoy some very interesting activities. The famous Guided Ghost Tour of the medieval Old Town, the dungeons, […]

End of the Academic Year in Madrid

Culture Trips and exchanges

Our Year 9 students enjoyed a very complete end-of-year trip in the capital. Culture, leisure and fun discovering the Madrid de los Austrias, visiting the Prado Museum and spending a day of leisure in Warner Park. The Plaza de la Ópera, the Teatro Real, the Plaza de la Villa, the Plaza Mayor, the Puerta de […]

School Integration Week 2018

Culture Trips and exchanges

Our students in the last year of Primary went to Ireland to enjoy the traditional “School Integration Week”, in Gorey. With the objective of interacting with their Irish peers and experience first-hand the Irish education and culture, during their stay in Gorey, our students went to class every day. One afternoon per week, the hosting […]

Visit to Atapuerca

Culture Trips and exchanges

Summer is approaching and our students enjoy their well-deserved end-of-year trips. This is the case of Year 8, which in the past few days, had the opportunity to visit one of the jewels of the national historical and cultural heritage: the archaeological site of Atapuerca. Our Secondary children learned a lot because these caves contain […]

End of the year trip

Culture Trips and exchanges Values

Students from de first year of Secondary went last weekend on their end of year trip. Their destination: the “Way of Saint James”, a fabulous experience of coexistence that they will never forget. With this learning experience, we would like our students to develop awareness of the cultural value of the “Way of Saint James” […]

Extracurricular Activities Festival

Culture Events Extracurricular Activities

The students at O Castro British School held last Saturday their traditional Extra Curricular Activities Festival, where they could show their parents and peers what they had learned during this school year in their chosen activity. The school’s ukulele group and its rock band were in charge of opening the festival and introduce an incredible […]

Nursery and Reception go to the theatre

Culture Trips and exchanges

Our Nursery and Reception children from O Castro British School enjoyed the play “Antón el Comodón”, by L´Estaquirot Teatre, a puppet show meant for the school community, and in particular, for children aged between 3 and 6 years. The play tells the story of Antón, a child who never had the need to do anything […]

World Book Day

Culture Events Values

April 23rd is the International Book Day and, to celebrate it, at O Castro British School we have arranged many really funny activities for the students in Early Years and Primary. Students and teachers came to school dressed as their favourite character and the best costume was awarded with a book. Furthermore, the teachers shared […]

Oratory and argumentation in the school

Academic Culture Events

We are very proud to inform you that next Saturday, 9th of June, our premises will hold a unique forum in the region: the 1st school debate event, organized by WEDU Educación&Sociedad and with our school as its main sponsor. The 1st school debate event will hold 14 teams formed by boys and girls aged […]

Y7 Theatre Day

Culture Trips and exchanges

O Castro British School‘s Year 7 students enjoyed last Friday a really amusing theater play named “Leonardo e os fontaneiros”, based on one of María Victoria Moreno’s best known novels. This writer was honoured in this year’s Día das Letras Galegas. Year 7 students are going to read this book and they are going to […]

“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 […]

International Women’s Day

Culture Events Values

O Castro British School celebrated the International Women´s Day with the performances of the storyteller Olga Cuervo, who told stories about very funny women within its program “Violet Tales for boys and girls of all colors”. Our students from Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 have learned and enjoyed it a lot. We […]

OCBS celebrates the World Book Day

Academic Culture Events

Students and teachers from Secondary at O Castro British School celebrated the World Book Day in a very enjoyable way: dressed up like their favourite book character. The most original costume received a very special prize! Furthermore, our Secondary students organized a new solidarity collection, that will be added to the rest of the donations […]

Solidary Carnival at O Castro British School

Culture Events Values

O Castro British School celebrated today the traditional Carnival fest, where all the teaching community at O Castro British School wore many funny outfits and enjoyed many different activities related to this popular festivity. This year, to the usual celebration, a new initiative has been added leaded by the school’s Head Boys and Head Girls […]

Primary Library

Academic Culture

We are very excited about our renewed “Marga Cal” primary library. It has been fully refurbished and turned into a beautiful forest! There are many different areas where the children can relax with a book, like inside spacious or around a warm campfire. They can relax on the comfortable sofas, recline in the rocking chairs […]

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 […]

Nursery and Reception Christmas Shows

Culture Events

As it couldn’t be any other way, the school’s youngest students also joined the Chrismas Celebration, doing two festivals that made parents and teachers laugh and smile. The three Reception groups amused the audience, that packed the Assembly Hall, with the Dear Santa story and their versions of Santa Claus is coming to Town, Deck […]

OCBS Ukulele Band Perform a Christmas Concert

Culture Events Values

O Castro British School Ukulele band visited Virgen de Guadalupe nursing home in the last week of school. Our band went to the nursing home, which is located in El Alto de San Cosme, to perform a fun concert as a Christmas present for the residents. The repertoire included some well-known traditional Galician songs, such […]

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 […]

KS1 celebrates its Christmas show

Culture Events

KS1 joins the Christmas celebrations at O Castro British School with a fantastic performance in which our Primary students showed their creative and artistic abilities. In their performances, they sang and danced typical carrols, such as We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells o Feliz Navidad, which […]

KS2 Welcomes the Christmas Holidays

Culture Events

The KS2 pupils at O Castro British School have started the Christmas festivals this year with some well-rehearsed versions of seasonal classics. In their performances they have sung and danced to the rhythm of much-loved songs such as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Jingle Bells,” “Merry Christmas Everyone”, “All I Want for Christmas Is […]

Secondary School Students Discover the Vindel Parchment

Academic Culture

This past 25th of September the Vindel Parchment began its journey from the Morgan Library and Museum in New York to the Museo Del Mar in Vigo. There, it will be on display until next March. Our Secondary School students will visit the display on the 8th century manuscript. The Vindel Parchment is a precious […]

KS3 and KS4 students have their own library now

Academic Culture

OCBS KS3 and KS4 students have their own library since a few weeks ago. It is placed on the 2nd floor of the building, where thay can relax and read a little bit, study or borrow books from Monday to Friday, during morning time and breaks. Our students can find all sorts of books there, […]

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 British School celebrates its Book Fair

Academic Culture

O Castro British School’s Book Fair opened its doors one more year. This event, very expected by all the teaching community, confirms the atmosphere of passion for books and for reading breathed in our school. Thus, during these past two days, all the students in the school had the chance to visit the fair with […]

O Castro British School Dresses Up For Halloween

Culture Events

O Castro British School has celebrated its traditional Halloween party. The event was attended by other members of the school community. Nursery students were the exception, since they will have to wait one more year to take part in their first Halloween parade. Students, teachers and some brave parents have dressed up for the event: […]

Art Club Begins At O Castro British School

Culture

At O Castro British School, our extracurricular activities are designed as an essential complement to curricular education, bearing in mind the element of fun in these activities. The aim of these activities is to encourage our students to explore new areas beyond the strictly academic world. For this reason, among the artistic and creative extracurricular […]

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 […]

3rd Edition of The Sing With Us Song Contest

Culture Events

We all know that our students are young great artists, but in the 3rd Edition of the Sing With Us Song Contest they have excelled themselves. In the last week of the term, the school gym held the finals of this contest. 14 students from KS2 and KS3 took part in this event, in which […]

Y5 Stand Against Bullying to See the School Year Off

Culture Events

O Castro British School Y5 students have said goodbye to the school year with a fun performance in order to show their commitment against bullying. During the show, after going back over some of the best moments of this school year, our Y5 students brought bullying into focus. Bullying has become a scourge in today’s […]

Y2 and Y3 End of Year Festival

Culture Events

Y2 and Y3 have also celebrated a fun and emotional festival to say goodbye to the school year. Through their performances, our students wanted to show their families everything they have learnt and enjoyed throughout the year. Y2 “went on” an amazingly complete trip around the world. Japan, Turkey, Ireland, Scotland, the warm Caribbean Islands […]

Nursery And Reception Say Goodbye To The School Year 2016/2017

Culture Events

Nursery and Reception students said goodbye to the school year 2016/2017. Parents and relatives of our students attended the event. Nursery students dressed up as young graduates in order to show their artistic qualities with a fantastic performance. Besides, Reception students gave some fun and witty performances. The future, friendship and the moral values were […]

Year 10 Discover Some of the Most Charming Landmarks in Portugal

Culture Trips and exchanges

The oldest students in the school said goodbye to the school year with a trip to Portugal. They had the opportunity to discover some of the most popular landmarks in our neighbouring country. Among the landmarks visited by our students were Coimbra and its magnificent university, which is the oldest university in Portugal; Caldas da […]

Year 9 Visit Madrid

Culture Trips and exchanges

Our Year 9 students have been on a trip to Madrid this week. They have visited the most popular landmarks in the city: the Old City, known as Madrid of the Habsburg, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, Plaza de la Villa or the The Prado Museum, where they have been able to see countless works […]

Year 8 Travel to Burgos to Visit the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca

Culture Trips and exchanges

Year 8 went on a fantastic end of year school trip to Burgos in order to discover the archaeological site of Atapuerca. The caves harbour fossils and archaeological remains from a million and a half years ago, which provides invaluable information about the life and appearance of our ancestors. Our students visited the following tourist […]

Walking Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela for Year 7

Culture Trips and exchanges

Last weekend, our year 7 students said goodbye to the school year 2016/2017 with an exciting school trip to walk a stretch of the Camino de Santiago. The aim of this trip is to contribute to the transmission of the Camino cultural value. It is important to raise awareness among our students on the importance […]

O Castro British School Book Fair

Culture

The assembly class of O Castro British School was transformed into a fantastic display of English books for a few days. During these days, students from Nursery to Year 10 had the opportunity to visit the Book Fair in order to leaf through a wide range of books and even buy some of their choice: […]

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 […]

UKe & The Leles To Perform at UKP Day in Ribadavia

Culture

One more year, O Castro British School ukulele band will be attending UKP Day in Ribadavia. The event is taking place at Rivadavia’s castle on 3rd June at 3pm. Our band, UKe & The Leles, are coming back to the location that catapulted them to the TV Show Got Talent last year. Without doubt, their […]

Margarita Cal Library Contains More Than 3,800 Volumes

Academic Culture

The Margarita Cal Library, which is an everlasting tribute to our beloved teacher, contains more than 3,800 volumes. Thanks to the great work of our librarian, Ms Cristina, any student can easily find a book to match their interests and age. The school library contains a wide range of books suitable for students of all […]

María Menéndez, Pupi Author, Visits Year 2 Students

Culture

María Menéndez, Pupi writer, has paid a visit to O Castro British School Year 2 students. Our students surprised the writer with letters and two fantastic murals about Pupi and Pompita and the titles of her books. Our children really enjoyed the meeting and learned a lot about the literary universe of Pupi. Besides, they […]

Art Class at O Castro British School

Culture

Year 7´s are launching into their Term 3 project of “The Lion King”. They explored how animators for the Lion King characters looked at real animals, even bringing a lion into their studios to draw from and to see how they move and express emotions. I did not bring in a real Lion or Warthog […]

UKE & The Leles perform at Centro Juan María

Culture

Our famous ukulele band, UKE & The Leles, has given a fantastic concert at Centro Juan María. They performed some of the hits that led them to perform on the TV Show “Got Talent” Spain. Their next gig is on Friday, 17th March, at the conference room of Afundación Theatre in Vigo, where our 4th […]

Graffitis at O Castro British School

Culture

In December we held a competition for students to design a wall for the school. Lia Penele Failde in Year 8 made the winning design that inspired the first wall. As a result she got to work with our talented graffiti artist, Borja. Please find attached a photo of Lia and the artist and her […]

UK & The Leles shake up You Tube after performing in Got Talent

Culture

Our ukulele band, UK & The Leles, have not gone unnoticed after taking part in Telecinco TV show “Got Talent”. Apart from the media impact that our young musical geniuses caused in the area, the video of their performance is becoming very popular. It has already registered more than 23,000 views on You Tube. Undoubtedly, […]

Carnival Time in O Castro British School

Culture Events

A year on, as is tradition, O Castro British School celebrates the Carnival with a fantastic parade. The show counted on the participation of all our students, from Early Years to Year 10, as well as the rest of the school community. The creativity was overflowing at the parade. Our students and teachers dressed up […]

Carnaval Colouring Competition

Culture

Here you have the children who won the Carnaval Colouring Competition. The children are from left to right, Sol 4C, Iker 4B, Annabelle 3B, Lucia 3B, Ariadna 3C, Luis and Noah 3A. Congratulations!

Year 7 Students Discover the Fascinating Imperial China With Xi’an Warriors

Culture Trips and exchanges

Year 7 students have recently visited the exhibition: ‘Terracota Warriors. The army of the First Emperor of China’. The exhibition is held in Vigo until 19th February. During the visit, O Castro British School secondary students have had the opportunity to see a replica of the largest archaeological site in the world, which dates back […]

First Christmas Concert Performed by Secondary Teachers and Students

Culture Events

Our teachers had a leading role in the first Christmas concert performed by secondary teachers and students. The concert took place in the course of our Christmas General Assembly, during the last days of the first term. Our teachers demonstrated that they are on the same level as our students in terms of artistic skills. […]

O Castro British School Christmas Concert

Culture Events

Just like every year, Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have worked really hard to give an amazing Christmas concert for all the school community of O Castro British School. Our students performed several Christmas carols and Christmas songs. It was a brilliant performance in which they surprised everybody with their own […]

Discovering Pre-Romanesque Art and Architecture In Asturias

Culture Trips and exchanges

O Castro British School Year 9 and Year 10 students went on a trip to Asturias last week. They had the opportunity to discover Pre-Romanesque art and architecture when visiting San Miguel de Lilo and Santa María de Naranco. They also visited the historic district, the cathedral and other monuments in Oviedo. Moreover, our students […]

O Castro British School Celebrates Halloween

Culture Events

O Castro British School has celebrated its traditional Halloween parade today. It was especially organised for Early Years and Primary students, but it also counted on the attendance of other members of the educational community who did not want to miss the ‘trick or treat’ fun. Our students, teachers and some parents dressed up in […]

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 […]

Photography Workshop at O Castro British School

Culture Extracurricular Activities

O Castro British School has extended its range of extracurricular activities for this academic year with the addition of a photography workshop aimed at KS3. The aim of this workshop is to provide secondary students with the instruments and knowledge that are necessary to enter the world of photography as a fun and creative means […]

O Castro British School Rock Band

Culture Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities are a key complement for the academic curriculum at O Castro British School. For this reason, this year, we have decided to expand the programme of extracurricular activities for all educational stages. Among the news for this school year, we find the rock band, which is an activity addressed to students from year […]

Resounding Success for Uke & the Leles at Hush&Rock Concert

Culture

Last Sunday, the concert given by O Castro British School ukulele band at Hush&Rock in Vigo was a resounding success. The concert drew a large audience and, for this reason, some people had to listen to the concert from outside the central venue. The atmosphere was fantastic and, without a doubt, it will cheer up […]

Uke & The Leles Perform at The Hush Rock

Culture

Next Sunday, the band UK & The Leles is performing at The Hush Rock in Vigo. The venue is on 4, Doctor Carlos Colmeiro Laforet Street and the performance will start at around 12:30 pm. This performance is likely to be one of the last performances of O Castro British School ukulele band before participating […]

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), […]

Trip to Gorey, Ireland

Culture Trips and exchanges

One again, it was time for the annual trip for Year 6 students to Gorey, Ireland. This week trip is part of the activities organised within the 2016 School Integration Week. During their stay in Ireland, our students attended class in Bunscoill Loreto Primary School, a school located in a town called Gorey, which allowed […]

Year 9 Say Goodbye to the School Year with a Trip to Madrid

Culture Trips and exchanges

Year 9 students say goodbye to 2015/2016 school year with a culture and leisure trip to Madrid. During the trip, the older students from O Castro British School have had the opportunity to visit the most iconic places in Madrid, like The Prado Museum, The National Archaeological Museum, Puerta de Alcalá, The Royal Palace of […]

Year 8 Discover the Origins of the Human Species in Atapuerca

Culture Trips and exchanges

Year 8 students had the opportunity to travel to Burgos and visit the archaeological site of Atapuerca, one of the most valued treasures of our heritage. The caves harbour fossils and archaeological remains from a million and a half years ago, which provides invaluable information about the life and appearance of our ancestors. In addition […]

Year 1 Pirate Party

Culture

Ahoy there me hearties!! Last week Year 1 celebrated the end of their pirate topic by having a pirate party! We all came to school dressed in our scariest pirate costumes and took part in lots of fun activities throughout the day. We read clues that took us on an exciting voyage around the woods […]

O Castro British School Walk the Camino de Santiago

Culture Trips and exchanges

Last weekend, O Castro British School students walked 32 km of the Camino de Santiago, divided in three stages between Sarria (Lugo) and the Galician capital city, Santiago de Compostela. Apart from the daily trekking sessions, walking more than 10 km per day, our students also had time and energy to visit Samos Monastery and […]

Y2 visit Baiona

Culture Trips and exchanges

Year 2 students had the opportunity to enjoy a day out at the Royal Village of Baiona. Throughout the day, our children learnt a little more history thanks to the visit to the replica of Pinta Caravel, one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus used for the discovery of the New World in 1492. […]

Early Years visit Barosa Watermills

Culture Trips and exchanges

All Reception and Nursery classes went to Barosa to see how watermills work and we had the chance to learn more about it. We arrived early in the morning, they took us on a ethnological visit and we observed the different types of seeds and grain from which flour can be made. Then we saw […]

O Castro British School celebrates ‘Galician Literature Day’

Academic Culture

In order to celebrate ‘2016 Galician Literature Day’, which takes place on 17th May, Year 3 students have carried out a series of group projects to pay tribute to Manuel María, the author who is being honoured this year. Thanks to these projects, our students were able to find out about Manuel Maria’s life and […]

Rasi the Squirrel Visits Year 2 and Year 3 Students

Culture

Rasi, the most adventurous squirrel, has paid a visit to O Castro British School Year 2 and Year 3 students. The naughty squirrel was impressed by our students’ travelling journals, in which they write their experiences at the weekend. Rasi signed their books with excitement and hopes they keep experiencing lots of new adventures.

Nursery B visit the Juan Compañel Public Library

Culture Trips and exchanges

The children in Nursery B from O Castro British School were invited to visit the Juan Compañel Public Library. The purpose of the trip was to learn about the importance of a library, how it functions and enjoy the hidden treasures in books. Pupils enjoyed a fun-filled presentation given by the Librarian and also had […]

Year 4 enjoyed their own Greek Olympics Games

Culture

In Year 4 we have been learning all about Ancient Greece. Last week the children took part in their very own Ancient Greek Olympic Games. They were in 4 teams: Sparta, Athens, Marathon and Troy. The children made Greek wreaths to put on their head and worked together to make some flags to help cheer […]

O Castro British School students give a concert at Doral Residencias

Culture Values

Today, 25th April, O Castro British School Ukelele Band, formed by Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 students, accompanied by some members of the School choir (Year 9 girls), have given a joyful concert at Doral Residencias, a nursing home and care centre for people with disabilities. For almost one hour, O Castro British […]

O Castro British School pays tribute to Cervantes and Shakespeare

Culture

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, which is one of the most important events of this decade, the educational community of O Castro British School has paid tribute to the literary legacy of these two great geniuses of world literature. Teachers and school staff have carried out […]

O Castro British School concludes the second term with a rock concert

Culture

On the penultimate day of the spring term KS2 and KS3 pupils were treated to a musical concert by GainOver (a rock music school based in Nigran). They performed popular songs by well known artists including a rendition of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’. The students thoroughly enjoyed the performance and were even asking for one […]

O Castro British School celebrates World Book Day

Culture

O Castro British School has celebrated World Book Day today. The date corresponds with the birthday of the famous American children’s writer, Dr Seuss. Our younger students, the Early Years children, enjoyed a reading session with their parents in the classroom. Throughout the morning, in addition to the reading sessions, the boys and girls from […]

O Castro British school dresses up for Carnival

Culture

O Castro British School celebrates Carnival 2016. All the students, from Early Years to Year 9 in Key Stage 3, participated in two parades that took place on 4th and 5th February. Nursery and Reception students delighted the parents with a performance that standed out. It was entitled “A Winter Winderland”. They performed several songs […]

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 […]

O Castro British School celebrates Christmas

Culture Events

O Castro British School said goodbye to the first term of the 2015/2016 school year with two Christmas concerts, held on 16th and 17th December. All our students, from Early Years to Key Stage 3, performed several Christmas carols and Christmas songs, from classics such as Santa Claus is coming to town, Jingle Bells and […]

Visiting Radio Vigo

Culture Trips and exchanges

O Castro British School radio club students had the opportunity to visit Radio Vigo facilities in order to learn about the structure and operation of a real radio station. During the visit, Year 6 students, guided by Jacobo Buceta, discovered the recording studios, the editing rooms, the television set and how the daily work as […]

Creativity Day: Science meets Art

Culture

A group of students from Year 4, 7 and 8 had a wonderful day doing some Science-Art. They boiled up some red cabbage and extracted the purple indicator from it. After that, they showed other students how to prepare the (rather smelly) purple sheets. The students “painted” their sheets using various very dilute acid and […]

Reading for Halloween

Culture

During Halloween week, class 6A had the opportunity to read their Halloween stories to Year 5B! It was fantastic to see children reading aloud, sharing and listening. At the end both classes thanked each other and said they really enjoyed the experience.

O Castro British School dresses up for Halloween

Culture

O Castro British School celebrated its own Halloween party today. It was especially organised for students from Nursery to Year 6, but it also counted on the attendance of other members of the Educational community, like parents and school teachers. After having worked on the origin and traditions of Halloween for the whole week, O […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – VI

Culture Trips and exchanges

On Thursday morning our students joined their Irish classmates to celebrate an amusing “Sports Day”. It was a very exciting morning: after the games, they participated in a radio show, broadcasted by Jacobo Buceta, presenter of the radio programme “Vigo hoy por hoy”. In the afternoon, everybody had the opportunity to visit Ferns castle and […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – V

Culture Trips and exchanges

On Wednesday as usual, before nine o’clock in the morning, all the students gathered in the school to begin the school day. However this day, after class they went on a very special trip: a jump back in history which transported them to the Stone Age Period in Ireland: a visit to the National Heritage […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – IV

Culture Trips and exchanges

Although the day seemed cloudy, finally the sun came out and our students were able to enjoy another unforgettable day. After spending the morning in the school, it was time to enjoy a fun afternoon playing golf and bowling! To finish the day, they enjoyed a visit to the Kia Ora mini farm!

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – III

Culture Trips and exchanges

The day started early for our students. At nine, they gathered together at the school, where they head teacher was waiting for them. During the welcome meeting – and once the presentations were over – each of our students was given the class timetable for the current week. The children took off with their new […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – II

Culture Trips and exchanges

As the perfect starting touch for our Integration Week, which started on Saturday, our students went to Dublin. The group visited Trinity College – to see the book of Kells, among other things – The Irish National museum and the Leprechaun Museum. Time went by quickly. In the afternoon they had time to do some […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015

Culture Trips and exchanges

Year 6 students – who are participating in our second week-long cultural integration Week experience in, this year in Gorey, Ireland – embarked on this international adventure on Saturday. Parents watched them leaving a little after twelve o´clock, looking happy and delighted. After a trip full of excitement, they arrived at Gorey where the host […]

Visiting “Radio Ser – Vigo”

Culture

Last week, Year 7 Radio Club students visited the facilities of “Radio Ser – Vigo” where they had the opportunity to attend a live broadcast and to participate in the recording of some short slots for the radio show “Vigo hoy por hoy” show. Guided by Jacobo Buceta, our students learnt how the job is […]

Trip to “Fundación Camilo José Cela”

Culture Trips and exchanges

Last Friday, 29th of May, the Year 6 students paid a visit to the “Camilo José Cela Foundation” in Iria Flavia (Padrón), where they had the opportunity to get to know objects related to the writer’s life and work, collections of paintings, drawings, newspaper library, collection of epistles, etc. They also had the opportunity to […]

“Uke and the Leles” – O Castro Ukulele Band

Culture Values

On Tuesday, May 19th, the O Castro Ukulele Band played their first big concert, an outreach concert at Doralresidencias , a nursing home near the school. It was a joyful experience, both for the audience and the young performers. We had prepared a generous half hour programme, but the audience demanded two encores! Afterwards, John, […]

“Galician Literature Day Celebration”

Culture

In order to celebrate “Galician Literature Day”, our students prepared a number of popular stories which were performed last Friday. Some of the classics performed were: ‘Os tres porquiños “,” O Gato con Botas “,” Carapuchiña Vermella “…. and “Aventuras dos Bolechos” for the youngest audience! Congratulations to all the actors and actresses for such […]

Trip “Baiona and Christopher Columbus”

Culture Trips and exchanges

Year 5 students recently enjoyed a trip to Baiona where they had the opportunity to visit the Spanish Caravel “Pinta” and the Museum “House of Navigation”. They also took a historical tour through the city back to the times of Christopher Columbus and Francis Drake. It was great to see the children make connections to […]

Celebrating Book Day in Early Years: Freddy Frog and Friends!

Culture

Our Early Years children celebrated Book Day in style with Freddy Frog and Friends! Pupils in Nursery and Reception engaged in a storytelling workshop with American author, Ree Gillet whose creativity and imagination has given life to ´Ferndale Tales´, a series of stories about Freddy Frog and his many adventures. The children were introduced to […]

Visit to the “Atlantic Islands” Museum

Culture Trips and exchanges

Last Wednesday, a group of Year 4 students visited the “Islas Atlánticas” Exhibition. The class was split into three groups to learn about the 4 island groups in the National Park. Through interesting and motivating activities they learned about the flora and fauna, the history of each island. They had the opportunity to search for […]

World Book Day!

Culture

On Thursday 5th March the children spent the day celebrating books. The children had the opportunity to share their writing with other classes and read their favourite books to each other. Lots of excellent work was produced such illustrations, comic strips, adventure stories and performance poetry. The children are increasing their knowledge of authors and […]

Early Years Circus Troupe

Culture

On Friday, 13th February the Early Years Department was proud to host their 2nd Annual Carnival Show for their families. This year the theme was ¨The Circus¨, a unit which the children have been working on in class. The children converted the Early Years corridor and classrooms into a circus and they themselves transformed into […]

Carnival 2015!

Culture

Last Friday, 13th of February – as it is becoming a tradition in our school around this time of the year – we celebrated Carnival. During the celebration our students highlighted their originality when choosing a costume: children´s books characters, masks and fancy dresses, Princesses, fairies, animals, pirates, cowboys and cowgirls, Indians, Jedi knights, fire […]

Working hand in hand with Jacobo Buceta!

Culture

Last Wednesday, 21st of January, Jacobo Buceta – journalist and director of the radio programme “Hoy por Hoy” and his team from Cadena Ser – Radio Vigo, came to our School to broadcast live their daily show. During this special – broadcasted on the occasion of the celebration of the Second conference on British Education […]

“Magosto” – Chestnut Festival!

Culture

Last Friday, 14th of November, we celebrated our traditional “Magosto” (Chestnut Festival). As every year, lots of chestnuts were the protagonists. This year our Secondary students were responsible for introducing this North of Spain tradition to our Early Years groups. Year 7 students visited our Reception classes. They sang songs, recited poems about this “Magosto” […]

Halloween 2014

Culture

Last Thursday, 30th of October, we celebrated Halloween at school… It was a different day, full of fun and joy, but also educational, as our students had the opportunity to expand their knowledge on the origin and meaning of this very popular festival. Pumpkins in the corners, fainting lights in the hallways, cobwebs hanging from […]

“Ocis Ukulele Band” great Premiere!

Culture

Last week and after barely two months of rehearsals, our young artists performed their first show…. Live! Such an important event needed an overwhelming stage… what a better place but our Radio Station. During the broadcasting of a special program – Radio Rebel – our young orchestra performed two songs under the direction of Mrs. […]

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 […]

Getting ready for Fall!

Culture

Near the beginning of the Autumn season, our Year 2 pupils have developed a colourful project to welcome this beautiful season. Studying the nature around us and working with great enthusiasm and determination, our students have learned that during Fall deciduous trees completely change the colour of their leaves, which become yellowish green and brownish, […]

Celebrating “Galician Literature Day”

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To celebrate “Galician literature day” and to pay homage to Rosalía de Castro, Eduardo Pondal, Alvaro Cunquiero and the star of this year, Xosé Díaz Castro, our students have carried out a variety of projects based on the lives and works of these authors. Year 2 students wrote a story and took part in an […]

Traditons of Galicia

Culture

Year 4 students have been doing research about Galician traditions: celebrations and feasts directly linked to the peasant world, such as “Os Maios” , “O Magosto”, “San Xoan”, “A Rapa das bestas” … They have also delved into historical events related to our community, as “A Reconquista”. Showing great enthusiasm, children have done spectacular projects! […]

Alfredo Gómez Cerdá visits us!

Culture

Alfredo Gómez Cerdá, National Literature Award winner, has visited our school. For more than an hour, and for the delight of our students, the characters in “The Grasshopper Train”, “Amalia, Amelia and Emilia “,” The Monster and the Librarian “,” A friend in the Jungle “and” the Volcano in the Desert” came alive thanks to […]

‘I Know a Song That Gets on everybody’s Nerves’

Culture

In the Year 4A assembly last Monday, the class performed a poem called ‘Don’t’ by Michael Rosen about all the silly things a child can’t do! Then a story by Michael Rosen called ‘No breathing in class’, about a very, very strict teacher and a school with a prison! For the finale, a song, ‘I […]

Celebrating World Book Day

Culture

There is a particular historical date when certain central figures such as Cervantes and Shakespeare, universal literary geniuses, are remembered. On the 23rd of April 1616 Cervantes and Shakespeare passed away. On the 23rd of April some other prominent writers were born or died, such as Maurice Druon, K. Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla or […]

Magician and illustrator Gustavo Otero visits us!

Culture

On Tuesday, March 18th the magician and illustrator Gustavo Otero visited our school. For an hour and a half our students greatly enjoyed magic, fantasy and illusion in a show offered by this great illustrator. During his performance, Gustavo Otero mixed magic and book illustration with great doses of humor, using books as leitmotiv. The […]

Year 2 students discover our fishing history

Culture Trips and exchanges

Last Thursday students from Year 2 visited the “Museo do Mar de Galicia”, Museum of the Sea, in Vigo. The museum, which has one of the most comprehensive permanent exhibitions in this city, is the perfect place to learn about Vigo’s maritime history: fishing, seafood, aquaculture and conservation, from the primitive salting to the modern […]

Carnival arrives at our school!

Culture

Last Friday, 28th of February, our school hosted a Carnival Celebration as a way to energize the whole school community, teachers and pupils. Previous to the big day, and during the week, we had been holding a number of activities to learn more about this ancient and deep-rooted tradition. Our Secondary students worked on an […]

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Culture

On Saturday 22nd of February our School Book Fair opened its doors for a second day this year. With the clear purpose to help to develop the habit of reading among children and adults and to be a source of knowledge to the young minds, hundreds of books on various subjects were displayed: books on […]

Let´s get “hooked” on books!

Culture

Nuestra Feria del Libro ha abierto sus puertas hoy. Comenzando a las diez de la mañana y a lo largo de todo el día nuestros alumnos han tenido la oportunidad de ojear libros e incluso comprar alguno de su agrado. Todas las estanterías eran una delicia para los sentidos. Cientos de libros expuestos: libros para […]

News scoop!

Culture

Today our Year 2 and Year 3 students had the opportunity to enjoy some time with María Menéndez-Ponte, Mother of the most famous children’s character in the school: Pupi Filled with excitement, for one hour we all had the chance to cross the galaxy and visit Azulón where we were got an exclusive story: Pupi […]

Guten Appetit!!

Culture

Starting this month, every Wednesday we will have the new and exciting “International Menu”. Every week we will have the opportunity to enjoy a typical menu from other countries. During January the protagonists will be the traditional dishes from Germany, Greece and of course Italy. As always, the menus will be prepared under the supervision […]

Christmas Festival 2013

Culture Events

And finally…. the big day came on Wednesday 17th… after weeks of rehearsals and preparation our pupils were ready to raise the curtain. Everybody´s nerves were frayed with good reason. This year the central theme was “Christmas around the world” and our pupils delighted us with a show that gave us the opportunity to learn […]

Thanksgiving Day – Multicultural Celebration

Culture Events

Last Thursday, 28th November, our Early Years, Primary and Secondary pupils participated in our annual Multicultural celebration at school. This event was organised and focused around the traditional North American holiday of Thanksgiving Day. Through this Multicultural celebration, children were given the opportunity to reflect upon the core values of our culture; tolerance, equality and […]

Magosto, our Chestnut Festival

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“Under the big chestnut tree You and me Are playing happily Under the big chestnut tree” According to tradition the “Magosto” or Chestnut festival is held during the first days of November. For a long time it has been celebrated during the festivity of “San Martiño”. The name “Magosto” comes from Latin and it means […]

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