From the 13th to the 17th of April, the selected students from Bellver International College attended the European Youth Parliament National Session in Spain, which took place in Mallorca. The girls spent five incredible days exercising teambuilding, working hard in committee work and enjoying the debates on Sunday.
The outcomes of this amazing experience were obtaining a broader understanding of the world around us, improving their debating techniques, their linguistic and communication skills, as well as meeting a large number of interesting new people from all over Spain with different perspectives on the issues discussed.
After a lot of hard work, their efforts paid off, as the girls were selected in second place out of 25 schools from all over Spain to participate in the International Session in Switzerland later on this year.
Well done and good luck, girls! We are proud of you.
Students from Years 6 and 7 at Bellver International College recently had an opportunity to study the architecture and culture found in different parts of Spain.
Though the village is relatively modern, the buildings faithfully reproduce houses, palaces, churches, fortresses and other monuments and gave the students a first hand experience life in other regions of the country.
Year 12 Geography and Spanish students from Bellver International College participated in an educational trip to Barcelona last week. For the Geography students this is directly related to Unit 2 – Geographical investigations. Students focused on the topics of Rebranding Places and Crowded Coasts. They were involved in fieldwork which included completing observational tasks, environmental assessment surveys, land use mapping, interviews and questionnaires. Along the coast of Barceloneta, students identified the management systems in place, and carried out a cost benefit analysis to decide whether the large and somewhat unattractive defences were worth it. Walking through the Gothic area students appreciated the history and beauty of the architecture, as well as identifying any urban decline. The city sightseeing bus tour was very popular and interesting, with the students getting off and spending time at the 1992 Olympic stadium. Primary research was carried out by asking people at the stadium a questionnaire about the success of the Olympic area. This was all very useful to help Year 12 prepare for their final summer exams and achieve top marks!
The members of the Bellver Science Club were set the task of spanning a one metre gap with copies of the Majorca Daily Bulletin so that a model car could pass over it. What seemed an impossible task at first soon had the students trying out different ideas and, after some failures, hit on a design that involved rolling the newspapers into thin tubes. Within no time at all they had rolled up the newspapers and developed a way to join them together. The bridge was soon built and easily supported the model car. The students are now keen to improve their design and look for other engineering construction projects to make from old copies of the Majorca Daily Bulletin.
Members of the Bellver Leo Club recently had the opportunity to meet the representatives of the Indig Foundation and find out a little more about their work with foster children. The students helped to monitor a party, sponsored by the Lions Club of Calvia, for more than fifty children at a Palma based children’s park. All of the children had a great time and the Bellver students found the interaction extremely rewarding. The president of the club, Claudia, is now looking at other ways the Bellver Leo Club can support the foster children.
Year 6 students at Bellver International College were very excited to be able to show off their cooking skills by preparing crespells, a typical Mallorcan biscuit made around Easter time. The opportunity was also taken the children to practice their writing skills in Catalan. An when all of the hard work was completed it was time to sample the crespells, which proved to be delicious!
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