Friday, 31 October 2014

European Day of Languages

Theatre Performance

The theatre performance 'ALIEN' took place on Thursday, September 25th for the fourth and fifth grades of our school. There were three actors participating in the play. Two actors played the main roles of agents and the third actor disguised as an extraterrestrial being embodied an alien. The agents wearing black suits and sunglasses did their best to incorporate pupils into the story. The agents spoke English as well as Czech so that the children could understand better. The third actor representing the alien only made some unrecognizable sounds. Unfortunately, the play sometimes looked rather chaotic and confusing. Nevertheless, pupils seemed to be enjoying themselves and hopefully it had a certain language merit for them.

The next theatre play which students could see was presented on Friday, September 26th. It was focused on the eighth and ninth grades. Pupils were invited to English ancient times particularly, the show was dealing with the History of England. All the actors spoke only English. To explain the plot precisely they used pictures, masks and various properties. They tried to highlight all the important historical figures as well as events - starting in the Celtic times continuing through several invasions to British islands with the peak of the Battle of Hastings. I really appreciate that the actors did not forget about the language development which was very closely connected with all the newcomers. The most interesting part was related to the private life of Henry VIII. The pupils could guess what had happened to his six wives. The whole play was very well structured and the pupils were involved into the plot. They seemed to enjoy the performance, moreover they got a clear historical overview which should contribute to their education.

Jana Lehečková a Jiří Chrobok
vyučující Aj

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Our trip to Barnstaple 2014

Our language trip to England started on the 20th September and we were nearly 2 weeks away. On the way there we stopped in Brussels and Bruges in Belgium and we stayed one night in a hotel in France. In the morning we crossed the sea from Calais to Dover by ferry. Before we got to our „home“ town Barnstaple, we went to see Stonehenge. There we walked around the „magic“ stones and we took lots of photos. At 6pm we arrived in Barnstaple where we met our host families.The families were very good and we liked them very much. In the mornings we had English lessons in the North Devon School of English where we learned lots of things. In the afternoons we went on trips, for example to the Atlantic coast, Lynton and Lynmouth, Exeter, Exmoor Zoo, Tintagel, Westward Ho! On Sunday we had a family day with our English families. Our family took us everywhere where we or they wanted to go.

On the way home we stopped for 9 hours in London. We walked round the city, we saw Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London and the famous Tower Bridge. The stop in London was amazing! At night we crossed the English Channel again and on Friday the 3rd October we arrived back in Prague.

We really enjoyed the trip and I am sure that our English is better now!

Annie Kvíčalová, 7.C