Charity plays an important role in the education of the students at Bellver International College and over recent weeks there have been collections of toys that have been given to Caritas and presents for the elderly. Last year the Leo Club members had an opportunity to see the work of Caritas and this year were very happy to distribute present to the elderly people of Manacor. The visit proved to be one of the most emotional experiences some of the young students had ever had and brought several to tears of joy but finished with laughter as they sang Christmas songs and distributed mince pies.
On Wednesday, 9th December Year 5 at Bellver International College celebrated Victorian Day and experienced what it may have been like to be a Victorian child. They participated in a morning of Victorian school lessons learning Reading, Writing and Arithmetic and went out to lunch to sample a traditional Victorian Christmas dinner. To complete the day, the children prepared and served their own afternoon tea. Great fun was had by all!
Earlier this month the headmaster of Bellver International College, Mr. Deperrois, sent out an email to all of the parents asking them to keep a secret. The email went on to say that the whole school was being taken to the circus as an end of term treat and part of the 65th anniversary. Well, the secret was very well kept and the children were genuinely surprised to discover they were going on the trip. The smiles on their faces and the oohs and aahs together with the sheer delight on their faces showed what a wonderful time they were having. The clowns made them laugh, the trampoline artists displayed their skills, the magician amazed them as he made people disappear then reappear and the trapeze artists stunned everyone with their acrobatics. What a wonderful way for the whole school to have a fun day out before the Christmas holidays begin.
The Bellver Leo Club took the opportunity to raise awareness of their work by having a stall at the Santa Ponsa Christmas fair. The beautifully decorated stand became the focus of attention when the local TV company interviewed the club president, Claudia, who told them of the work that had been done over the year. Other members of the club were handing out leaflets and collecting donations. The lucky dip and face painting were very popular with the young visitors.
Year 11 students at Bellver International College wanted to raise awareness of the different standards of education in the world. To do this they created a documentary which was shown to the rest of the high school in an assembly. The making of the documentary provided an opportunity to learn and practice the stages necessary in producing a film, from research to final production.
Students at Bellver International College continue their support for the Spanish charity, Caritas, by donating used toys for them to refurbish and sell in their shop in Palma.
The Bellver Leo Club visited the centre in Pont d’Inca last year and saw, first-hand, the good work that was being done.
This year the collection realised more toys than ever and completely filled the van that had been sent to collect them.
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