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Monday, 23 May 2016

A LITTLE BITE OF THE BIG APPLE

Today we could have a little bite of the Big Apple because we received the visit of Isabel González, a lady from New York. She talked to us about this fascinating city: its famous buildings, its skyscrapers, its parks and bridges, ... and she taught us a funny clapping song: "Miss Mary Mack". Here is a memory of her visit.
Thank you so much for your visit, Isabel! We hope to see you next year...



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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

GALICIAN LETTERS´ DAY

Happy Galician Letters´  Day, this year dedicated to Manuel María, a wonderful poet. I´m afraid I cannot find any documents about him in English, but I´ve found a beautiful video made in a school in Northern Ireland. All the pupils recite a famous poem by Rosalía de Castro in both languages, Galician and English. Have a look...
And do not ever forget that "our language is the key to open the world", as Manuel María says:


A fala. Manuel María
O idioma é a chave
coa que abrimos o mundo:
o salouco máis feble,
o pesar máis profundo.

O idioma é a vida,
o coitelo da dor,
o murmurio do vento,
a palabra de amor.

O idioma é o tempo,
é a voz dos avós
e ese breve ronsel
que deixaremos nós.

O idioma é un herdo,
patrimonio do pobo,
maxicamente vello,
eternamente novo.

O idioma é a patria,
a esencia máis nosa,
a creación común
meirande e poderosa.

O idioma é a forza
que nos xungue e sostén.
¡Se perdemos a fala
non seremos ninguén!

O idioma é o amor,
o latexo, a verdade,
a fonte da que agroma
a máis forte irmandade.

Renunciar ao idioma
é ser mudo e morrer.
¡Precisamos a lingua
se queremos vencer!

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Last Friday we celebrated Galician Letters´ Day at school. We saw a fantastic show with songs, poems, plays, ... ,  all in Galician, our language, and all by Manuel María, the poet honoured this year. And we participated in the concert with a traditional dance: The Dance of the Ribbons. It is a very difficult dance because the dancers have to make a plait around a pole and the minimum mistake is terrible... But everything went prefect, just as well. Here is a memory...

Sunday, 1 May 2016

HOUSTON, WE´VE GOT A PROBLEM

Last Friday we received the visit of Germaine, a guy from Houston. He has been living in Coruña the last months. He works as a teching assistant in San Marcos Primary School, Abegondo. He told us about his hometown and about his life. Now we know that Houston is famous for 2 reasons:
       - NASA
       - RODEOS
It was amazing to see the photos of some rockets ready to take off !!! Thank you so much for your visit, Germaine. We hope to see you again. All the best.