The students from Bellver Leo Club continued their fund raising with a book stall at the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Santa Ponsa. The students had previously collected books from the other students and teachers at Bellver International College and set up a stall with the help of the Calvia Lions Club. The children thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the public and practicing their language skills. The money raised by the Leos will be used to support charities here in Mallorca.
Year 11 students at Bellver International College recently participated in fieldwork to Cala Major. As students approach their final exams they were involved in coastal fieldwork to help prepare. Students undertook a number of research tasks including carrying out an Environmental Impact Assessment survey, identifying the range of sea defences in place and evaluating the rate of erosion at the beach. Students did wave surveys to analyse the type of waves hitting the beach and also carried out an experiment to see whether or not the beach was affected by longshore drift. This was followed by a spot of sunbathing and an enjoyable lunch at the beach.
Year 3 enjoyed a very interesting and educational trip to Alcudia to learn about the Romans in Mallorca. Sadly it rained when we got there so couldn't see the ruins but we enjoyed a fabulous workshop learning about Roman buildings and towns.
Students in Year 7 at Bellver International College have been studying weather and climate in Geography. As part of their studies the class participated in a micro climate investigation around the school grounds. Students used different weather equipment to investigate how aspect, buildings, shelter, physical features or the colour of surface can affect the readings taken.
The children in Year 3 at Bellver International College have been learning how to measure volume and investigate the amount of liquid that would fit into different containers. An important part of this investigation involved reading and interpreting the information on different bottles. The children really enjoyed their work and are looking forward to their next science experiment.
Science students from Bellver International College recently had an opportunity to visit the laboratories of the sewage works in Santa Ponsa. The scientists in charge of the laboratory first showed the student the micro biology laboratory where they saw how cultures were prepared an analysed. In the chemistry laboratory they saw how the water samples, from all over the Calvia area, were tested using the latest analytical techniques.
From Santa Ponsa the students were invited to visit the water treatment station in Bendinat where they were taken through the purification process from arrival of the raw sewage to the discharge of the purified effluent.
Both of these visits enabled the students to see the chemistry and biology that they have been studying in class brought to life and gave them and insight to career opportunities they may have when they have completed their studies.
Year 7 have spent the last few weeks studying Medieval Castles as part of their studied. They have considered the strengths and weaknesses of the different designs and carried out practical work by constructing models.
The students have particularly enjoyed this part of their history curriculum.
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