BEO

  • Published in Senior

The British English Olympics (BEO) is an exciting academic contest targeted to the world’s brightest international students. The competition spans just under three weeks and it takes place in prestigious boarding schools in England.

The British Schools has sent two teams, The Poppies and The 21 Free Birds. Led by four teachers from the Senior English Department, thirty eight of our students are currently spending unforgettable weeks in the UK, representing our school and our country, while also enjoying an amazing British cultural experience.

The BEO is focused on educational excellence. It provides an opportunity for our students to read, re-write and perform Shakespeare, to write and perform a song about empathy, charities and fundraising campaigns for the world’s most vulnerable people, to debate about the economical, ecological and social impact of unsustainable tourism, to explore distant cultures such as Belize’s, and to put their public speaking and improvisation abilities to the test. Nonetheless, most of all, the BEO experience is all about learning beyond the classroom. It is a chance to meet teenagers from all over the world and to develop a sense of integration, adaptation and friendly competition.  

All in all, the BEO is an unmissable and enriching experience that will surely provide strong foundations to prepare our students for the challenges of school and life.

The 21 Free Birds:

Team Leaders:  Ms Sol Nemeth and Mr Nicholas Drever

Albanell Etcheverry, Josefina

Barcia, Milagros

Calvo, Facundo

Cao Bogani, Camila

Civetta Pérez del Castillo, Sofía

Conde Querletti, Pilar

Henderson, Fiona

Martínez Sánchez, Chiara

Meerhoff, Tomás

Milano Mesa, Lucía

Muscio, Ma Guillermina

Myszka, Sol

Navarro, Joaquín

Reicht Tellería, Juan Ignacio

Sapia Tea, Valentina

Stein Muratore, Constanza

Stermmler, Sophia

Trabal, Vicente

Weiner, Martina

 

The Poppies:

Team Leaders: Ms Victoria Bauzá and Mr Santiago López

 

Aguirre Blanco, Ma Milagros

Beyhaut, Milagros

Caffera Sueyras, Santiago

Casulo Lapido, Juan Pablo

Denis, Ignacio

Fernández Manhard, Delfina

Gomensoro Hounie, Carmen

Gonzalez Moreno, Felicitas

Heijne, Casper

Ichart Vieytes, Máximo

Ingrey, Sara Cruz

Lyford-Pike, Maia

Melazzi, Clementina

Paullier Rodríguez, Delfina

Raffaelli Vigil, Inés

Ramirez Negro, Felipe

Rivero Delgado, Delfina

Salas, Candelaria

Young, Juan Enrique

 

 

Y7 GRADUATION

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On Wednesday,  10th April, we welcomed back our leaving students from last year to award them their IB Diplomas and school leaving medals.

We would like to thank the British Ambassador, Mr. Ian Duddy for attending the ceremony and also addressing the students. Members of the school Board were present and Mrs. Karen Schandy delivered the closing remarks. The four Head Boys and Head Girls from last year – José María Alzugaray, Alanna McConnell, Milagros Campelo and Juan Heslop – spoke of how important an IB education was to them, and how The British Schools, with its international and local curriculum, its values, history and tradition and the many extra-curricular activities offered, had given them the  tools to start university and help prepare them for life after school.

This was a very successful generation (both of them!) academically, sporting and musically, and it was good to see them again now that they have become former students.

The British Schools is a member of ACBIRP, which is an organisation for the Diploma schools of the River Plate. In 2018, there were a total of 17 students in ACBRIP who achieved 40 or more points in the Diploma Programme.  Two from  other Uruguayan schools, seven from all of the Diploma schools in Buenos Aires, and eight from The British Schools. This is a statistic to be proud of, so Mr Rosevear asked the organisers if we could present the certificates at our ceremony instead of the usual one in Buenos Aires and they agreed.

The students were: Martina Lucía Ferrari, Juan María Heslop, Andrés Juan, Matías Crosa, Carlos Martín Gruss, Tatiana Morton, Manuel Bernabé Rodríguez, Facundo Schuscheim.

We wish all of them every success for the future!

PICASSO EXHIBITION

  • Published in Junior

F5 students visited a temporary exhibition of works by international well known artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

They learned about his life and different art periods through interpreting and analysing his work and understanding the ways in which images and language interact to convey ideas.  At the same time they made connections with their unit of inquiry linked to the concept of change.

When visiting the exhibition they showed curiosity and could express their own points of view linking with previous knowledge.

 

LAMUN 19

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Latin America Model United Nations (LAMUN) is an international conference that welcomes high school students from Latin America. Since 2014, this event is hosted by The British Schools and Colegio Stella Maris. LAMUN is an educational simulation in which students role-play different delegations, and learn about diplomacy, international relations, and current global affairs.

This year, LAMUN welcomed more than 260 students from profoundly different backgrounds from over 13 schools in Latin America. The group spent 3 days lobbying, debating, and assuming the role of world leaders committed to tackling humanity’s most complex issues. Students also had the opportunity to learn about the United Nations from a young diplomat´s perspective.

As a conference by students, and for students, the logistics and academics are managed by high school students with the guidance of the LAMUN directors, showing students a glimpse of what real life can be like.  

JULIA DONALDSON REPLIES

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Last year, F2C group, in their unit of Inquiry "How we express ourselves" studied the works of famous British author, Julia Donaldson and were curious about her work and her life. Our librarian, Mariana Terra together with Ms Campomar decided to get the students to write a letter to Ms Donaldson, inquiring about some aspects of her life and her books. The letter was sent via mail to Ms Donaldson´s address in UK.  This was November 2018.

A few days ago, an envelope addressed to The British Schools with a peculiar sticker and British stamps attached to it, arrived at School. Ms Campomar gathered her last year´s students in the library and they eagerly waited while she opened the letter. They were thrilled to receive a hand written response from the author, stickers for all of them and a beautiful card. 

In the era of technology and emails, the value of receiving a written response was priceless. Students learned about the stamps and about the long joruney that the letter had before arriving to them, but the most valued learning experience was maybe that you want to achieve something, you should at least give it a shot. Dream big. 

 

 

Proyectos CAS

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Una vez más, en el marco del programa CAS que se desarrolla en el Colegio, nuestros alumnos de 5to año de liceo han comenzado a trabajar en sus proyectos de desarrollo comunitario. Los mismos son de diversa índole y abarcan distintos tipos de actividades como han de ser: deportes, recreación, manualidades, apoyo educativo, cuidado del medio ambiente (huerta), atención a la primera infancia, las capacidades diferentes  y los adultos mayores.

En esta nueva edición nos encontramos comprometidos con las siguientes Instituciones: Alfareros, CADI, Caif del Lago, Cottolengo Femenino, Cottolengo Masculino, Colegio Don Bosco preescolares, Colegio Don Bosco Deportes, Escuela 183, Escuela Lido y Hospital Piñeyro del Campo.



 

CAT 4 -

For the past two weeks, some of the students in Junior and Senior School have been taking the CAT4. The Cognitive Abilities Test Fourth Edition (CAT4) is an assessment tool designed to help students and their teachers understand how they learn and what their academic potential might be. It assesses the ability to reason with and manipulate different types of information: how students think with words (verbal reasoning), with numbers (quantitative reasoning), with shapes (non-verbal reasoning) and with shapes in space (spatial reasoning). CAT4 provides teachers with information about individual and group learning profiles which, used with other data, supports teaching and learning for all students. At The British Schools, CAT4 is administered to all Form 3 and Form 5 students in Junior and to all Year 2 and Year 4 students in Senior. In the Junior School, Form 3 and Form 5 teachers have a feedback session with the Learning Support team where the learning profile of their group and individual students are shared and implications for teaching are analysed. Form 5 students also work in small groups with the Learning Support team where they receive personalized feedback about their learning profile, its strengths and weaknesses as well as discussing strategies to help them learn better according to their learning profile. In the Senior School students have an individual meeting with members of the Learning Support Team to receive feedback on their results.  

For more information about CAT4: https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/support/cat4-product-support/cat4-information-for-parents/.

 

FORM 6 CAMP

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On Monday morning 3 coaches full of very excited Form 6 students set off for the Campamento Artigas to spend 4 days enjoying the outdoors.  After settling in to their cabins, activities began with a walk around the camp, getting to know their surroundings and playing entertaining games at each of 6 points on the circuit.  The happy smiling faces in the photos are witness to how much fun they were having!

In the evening, the group got together around the bonfire and shared some time singing and reflecting on their first day at Camp. 

We share with you some of the student´s reflections:

Nicanor Bado

El campamento Artigas fue una experiencia inolvidable. Hicimos actividades muy creativas y divertidas con nuestros líderes que siempre metían toda la onda, sin olvidarme de esos almuerzos de rey que incluía una sopa (la más rica que probé), la entrada , el plato principal y el riquísimo postre. El punto es que la pasé bomba, logré amigarme con compañeros que no conocía y siempre me mantuvieron entretenido, así que perdérselo no es una opcion. 

 

Isabel Guelfi

El campamento es algo inolvidable, increíble y muy divertido. Aunque no estés todo el tiempo con tus mejores amigas lo pasas muy, muy bien, porque convivir con gente que antes no conocías tanto te hace hacer muchas buenas y nuevas amistades. Cuando volvés a tu casa estás tan feliz de haber hecho algo tan lindo que hay momentos que estás un poco triste de que haya pasado tan rápido.

Aunque llueva, haga sol o venga un tornado, te vas a divertir de todas formas, eso fue una cosa muy importante que aprendimos.

Tuvimos tantos recuerdos, tantas cosas que hicimos, que nada lo va a superar.

Este campamento es algo que 100% se lo recomiendo a todos los que van a ir.

Espero que el año que viene nadie no se lo pierda, porque estoy segura que ésta es y va a ser una de las mejores e inolvidables experiencias de mi vida.

 

Chiara Ferrari

El Campamento Artigas fue algo que estuve esperando por mucho tiempo. Mucha gente mencionaba lo lindo que la pasaron y lo divertido que era. Cuando llegó el momento de nuestro campamento yo estaba muy emocionada y feliz.

Ahora quiero contar lo increíble que la pasé.

En el campamento tuvimos un montón de actividades y juegos espectaculares en donde nos divertimos todos juntos.

La comida fue deliciosa y nunca tuve hambre.

También me gustaría contar mi experiencia con mi cabaña y líder. Al principio no estaba muy satisfecha con mi cabaña porque solo estaba con una amiga, pero al final del campamento tenía una montón de amigas nuevas con las cuales había creado un montón de anécdotas divertidísimas.

A su vez tuve tiempo donde me junté con otras amigas y también crearon grupos de colores, donde hicimos varios juegos con gente distinta.

Todos juntos creamos memorias y momentos inolvidables y al final del campamento vi lo linda y especial que es la generación para mi.

Siempre me va a acompañar por el resto de mi vida escolar y siento que estamos todos muy unidos.

Le recomiendo a todos los años siguientes que no se pierdan esta experiencia alucinante que les proporciona el colegio porque verdaderamente es única.

 

Reflexión del equipo de Paulina Cat, Emma Dorbessan, Juan Diego Payssé , Trinidad Brausse y Tiago Stremmler

“Lo que nos llevamos del campamento”

Nosotros nos llevamos las canciones que nos enseñaron de recuerdo para toda la vida. Siempre nos vamos a acordar de la sopa tan rica que nos cocinaban.

También de los integrantes de las cabañas  junto con los líderes y todo lo que vivimos en ella. Y la remera que nos regalaron del Campamento Artigas será el símbolo de lo que allí vivimos.  

 

Reflexión del equipo de Juan Fleurquin, Mercedes Olaso , Leah Cowley , Nacho Victorica  y Ma Victoria Martínez

“Lo que nos llevamos del campamento”

Nos llevamos memorias y muchos aprendizajes del Campamento Artigas como: hacer guiso, comer saludable , juegos, canciones, bailes y  que se puede estar cuatro días sin tecnología.

 

Reflexión individual de Mercedes Olaso - Acróstico con la palabra Campamento

 

                    Cantamos muchas canciones

                    Aprendimos juegos nuevos

                    Me gustó mucho mi cabaña

 Cocinamos Pan

                     Aprendí a remar

                    Me tiré de la tirolesa

    Siempre   stábamos haciendo actividades

    Jugamos eN equipos

     Me encanTó la sopa

          BailamOs mucho  

 

Reflexión individual de Trinidad Brause - Acróstico con la palabra Campamento :

 

                       Me enCantó la experiencia

                            Mi cAbaña estuvo buenísima

                           Nos Matamos de la risa

                                  Participamos todos

La comida era muy ricA

                     Habían  uchos bichos

                    Conocí mEjor a mucha gente

                                   iNolvidable

                         Pasó Todo muy rápido

                                LOs botes estuvieron muy divertidos

 

 

 

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