dijous, 25 de maig de 2017

Arcadi Manchón tennis tournament

On Wednesday 24th May, 1st ESO visited the Club de Tenis Montbui, where the annual Arcadi Manchón Tennis Tournament is taking place this week. They are pictured here listening to Ignasi, one of the organisers. This is the fifth year that Anoia is hosting an ITF competition, which scores for the ATP. It has players from more than 20 countries, most of whom are emerging talents looking to get into the higher levels of international tennis competition.

 After all the boys' questions had been answered, they were able to watch a whole tennis match, which was won by an excellent French player in two sets.

 Of course, such sports events promote values such as competitiveness, sportsmanship, leadership, strategy, discipline, concentration, perseverance and self-improvement!

dimarts, 23 de maig de 2017

Pilgrimage to Montmaneu and Sant Guim

On Monday 22nd May, the whole school went out for the day on their annual pilgrimage. For 1st and 2nd ESO, the day started in Montmaneu at the chapel of the Mare de Déu de la Creu with the Holy Rosary.
The day then continued with lunch and a visit to Sant Guim de Freixinet, a village which suffered heavily during the Civil War and which has survived mainly due to being built on the Lleida - Manresa railway line. The afternoon finished with a football match in the grounds of the new sports centre. We were lucky with the weather and a very pleasant day was had by all! 

dilluns, 15 de maig de 2017

Studying hard!

Pictured here are 1st ESO tackling Unit 8. They are coming towards the end of their coursebook and are learning about some of the many ways to express future time in English. One of the easiest ways (and one of the least frequently used by students) is with the Present Continuous! 
The boys are getting into the habit of changing smoothly from one activity to another. Once they have mastered this, the number of speaking activities in lessons starts to increase. Of course, they enjoy this immensely as they can talk to each other and they don't have to write!

divendres, 5 de maig de 2017

And it's goodbye from us..

All good things come to an end! It is now time for 2nd Batxillerat to say goodbye to Mestral and to move on to the next stage in their lives.
On Thursday 4th May, their graduation ceremony took place. The sponsor of the 'Aude' year group is the mayor of Jorba, David Sánchez, who also happens to be a former pupil of Mestral. The evening started with Holy Mass, followed by the awards ceremony and light refreshments. 
The boys then created their own ceremony and awarded certificates to their teachers based on their relative strengths!
From all at Mestral, we wish them the very best for their future careers and lives.