viernes, 23 de enero de 2015

COMENIUS MEETING. ONTINYENT. 13th to 16th january 2015

The fifth mobility of the comenius project was in Ontinyent between the 13th and 16th of january 2015. After our english partners decided to leave the project before the begining of this school year, teachers and pupils from Turkey and Poland visited our school. 
The activities began on tuesday with an original welcome to our partners. Pupils and teachers performed a lipdub to welcome our friends. After that there was a workshop in which coordinator teacher from the three schools talked about the activities and schedule of the project until june. The visit to all the classrooms in the school was the next activity and then, all the group went to visit the City Hall, where our major Jorge Rodríguez and the Education councilor Pepe Pla welcomed our Comenius friends.

At the City Hall with Jorge Rodríguez and Pepe Pla

After having lunch, they spent the afternoon in pre-primary school, where pupils performed some songs they have been working in english lessons with Susana. School finished and it was time to visit the our city. With a worthseeing visit to Palau de la Vila and the Old Town finished the first day of the mobility.

Polish friends with the Gegants

On wednesday, the day started with the comenius interviews in 3rd and 4th grade, where children could ask and questions to the polish and turkish teachers. It was a very interesting and motivating activity for them! After breaktime we went to visit the extension of the University of Valencia. We visited the old Lluís Vives building and the new building next to it. We specially enjoyed the visit to the classroom-museum of the 1930s.

1930s classrom at Lluis Vives old building
After lunch, there was a very nice presentation for the parents. Our turkish and polish friends prepared some power points and video presentations about their schools and how they work with the project too. It was time to visit one one our main and more loved natural places in Ontinyent: the Pou Clar. In the evening, our Parents Association prepared a very nice supper for our friends. Thanks to all of them for such a delicious meal!

Pupils at the Parents Association supper

An example of the original meal designed by Esther Rubira for pupils
Thrusday came and it was time for the comenius interview in 5th and 6th grades. After breaktime we visited the CEE Vall Blanca, school for children with special educational needs. This was the last visit to an educational institution in Ontinyent and so it was finished the view of the spanish educational system, as last school year we visited Escoleta del Llombo nursery school and L'estació secondary and high school. In the afternoon our friend visited 1st and 2nd grades. The day ended with the farewell dinner in which our friends were given the diploma ans some presents. 

Deniz and Agniezska with two pictures of Ontinyent
Emine Unal with her dimploma

2nd Comenius meeting in Ontinyent. Welcome lipdub

Last 13th of january the 2nd Comenius meeting in Ontinyent began with an original and warm welcome to our partners and friends from Turkey and Poland. Eight teachers and eight pupils took part in the Welcome Lipdub. Here you can watch it!

martes, 28 de octubre de 2014

Gegants i Cabets Festival

Last saturday 25th of october our school took part in one of the most important events in Ontinyent. It was the "Gegants i Cabets" Festival, where about 66 oversized heads and two giants were in the parade. Most of the oversized heads represent famous tales, legends and fables characters. They were designed last school year as an activity in the Comenius Project. Here you can see some pictures and a video of the Festival.


jueves, 15 de mayo de 2014

miércoles, 14 de mayo de 2014

Art Project. Designing oversizes heads

One of our most pupoular traditions in our city is "Gegants i Cabets" (giants and oversized heads). We have 6 "Gegants" and 7 "cabets". They dance twice a year, in december and june. Every four years we celebrate a "Gegants i Cabets" meeting in Ontinyent. There are several groups of "gegants i cabets" coming from different cities of Spain. They join and dance together in a parade. It's really worth seeing.
We had the idea of designing new "cabets" of famous characters of fairy tales, fables and legends. We have already finished 24 of them, but there are 75 more under contruction. In the gallery you can see some famous characters such as Rapunzel, Little Red Ridding Hood, an Elf, Puss in Boots, a Pig, Pinocchio, the Wolf and many more. Notice that there are three special characters as they represent local legends: the "Moro Mussa" (Mussa the Moor), the "Quarantameula" (it has no translation) and the Caçarates (Rats Hunter). Hope you enjoy it!!

miércoles, 2 de abril de 2014


Today, 2nd of April, pupils aged 3 to 8 celebrated the International Children's Book Day. The celebration was linked with the Comenius Project as pupils from 3 to 6 years old have been working for a week one popular tale of each partner. They made different activities about the tales and learned some vocabulary in english. Today, they shared books in our school library and pupils from 1st and 2nd level read some tales to younger pupils. It's been a nice day full of books and literature!!

lunes, 24 de marzo de 2014

The Comenius Project in the local newspaper

This week one of Ontinyent's local newspaper devotes a full page about our school. In the article they speak about the Comenius Project and their benefits to the Carmelo Ripoll educational community. Also, there is a description of our school and some pisctures about the activities we do along the school year.