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11th November - Remembrance Day - Poppy Appeal

What is the Poppy Appeal?

Each year, volunteers distribute the Royal British Legion's iconic paper poppies throughout the nation.

The bright paper flowers are sold as the charity collect donations in return to help support the vital work they do for the Armed Forces community.

Members of the public wear the paper poppy on their chest as a symbol of Remembrance, to remember the fallen service men and women killed in conflict.

This year, the Royal British Legion will be encouraging those who buy it to also see it as a symbol of hope, not just one of conflict.

When is Armistice Day?

Armistice Day, on November 11, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on November 11, 1918.

As a result, there is a two-minute silence held to mark the occasion - on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - and remember those killed in the two World Wars and the 12,000 British servicemen killed or injured since 1945.

Why poppies?

At the end of the First World War, poppies were the first flowers to grow in the Northern France and Flanders battlefields.

Each November at The British Schools, poppies are sold in the Junior Secretary area. The money is then sent to the British Embassy in Montevideo. 

Queen & Prince 70th Wedding Anniversary

 

Theirs was a romance that beguiled a nation. Britain, weary of war and the austerity years that followed, was as much in love with the idea of a Royal Wedding as Elizabeth and Philip were with each other.

The young couple did not disappoint. The morning of November 20, 1947, dawned cold, but 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth and her handsome groom, Prince Philip, lit up London with a dazzling display of ceremony and splendour. What brought true warmth to the day was the knowledge that theirs was a love match.

Read more: dailymail.co.uk

 

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Children who play chess have moves mapped out to the boardroom

Lord Price, who earlier this month stepped down from his role as minister of state for trade and investment, said that the skills he learned from playing chess at school have proved invaluable in business. “You need to try and understand the game from your opponent’s point of view,” he said. “So much of life is about thinking about the people around you – what are they thinking? What are they going to do?” Lord Price, 56, said that a good chess player does not rush in, but rather, they stop and think before making each move. “Planning, organising, thinking about your next move - that allows you to manage situations so you are never caught on the hop,” he said. “It makes you more in control of your actions, as you have already thought about all the scenarios.” Lord Prince, a former deputy chair of the John Lewis Partnership, said that thinking several steps ahead is the “absolute foundation” of negotiating business deals. “There is no doubt that games like chess that develop strategic thinking are really important to business people as they develop their career,” he said.

Our School has been proudly hosting a Chess group for over 10 years. This is a Junior-based activity, in which we hope to involve all of our students keen for the complex logic behind such an ancient and mind-boggling game. The club is open to those who are at least in F2 (in order to best comprehend the rules in English). It is an optional activity and every student is invited to participate. The club gets together in two weekly 30-minute sessions. Form 2 students come on Tuesday, and Thursdays are the days for Form 3, F4, F5 and F6. We invite you all to join our club!

 

Read the full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/30/children-play-chess-have-moves-mapped-boardroom-says-lord-price/ 

Día del Patrimonio

Descargá la App aquí o Mapa MEC versión web.

Este año se llevará a cabo los días 7 y 8 de octubre.

El tema que nos convoca en esta edición es “100 años de la Cumparsita – Patrimonio vivo y universal” en reconocimiento al estreno del tango con mayor trascendencia mundial en el viejo Café La Giralda, de la ciudad de Montevideo.

“La Cumparsita” es el tango de nuestra cultura viva y universal, que se manifiesta, que se escucha, en los más remotos lugares de nuestro territorio nacional y del mundo.

Leer más: Patrimonio Uruguay

PATRIMONIO CULTURAL INMATERIAL: Descarga la Guía de Actividades adjunta y conoce más acerca de este concepto en la pág.41. 

Artículo publicado por la Lic. Leticia Cannella - Humanities Teacher - Senior School.

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40a. Feria Internacional del Libro

Ver Programa aquí

La feria se extenderá por la explanada, el atrio y el entrepiso de la Intendencia de Montevideo, desde el martes 26 de setiembre hasta el lunes 9 de octubre.

De lunes a sábados el horario será de 10 a 22, mientras que los domingos la feria estará abierta de 14 a 22.

Este año la feria llega a su edición 40, convirténdose en una de las más antiguas de Latinoamérica. En esta ocasión el país invitado de honor será Paraguay.

Leer más: FIL

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Día Europeo de las Lenguas

26 de setiembre -  DIA EUROPEO DE LAS LENGUAS

El Día Europeo de las Lenguas, que se celebra el día 26 de septiembre, es una iniciativa nacida en 2001 de la mano de la Comisión Europea y del Consejo de Europa, que representa a 800 millones de ciudadanos de 47 países.Los objetivos generales del Día Europeo de las Lenguas son:

  • Destacar la importancia del aprendizaje de lenguas y diversificar la variedad de lenguas que se aprenden con el objetivo de incrementar el plurilingüismo y la comunicación intercultural.

  • Promover la riqueza de la diversidad lingüística y cultural de Europa, que debemos preservar y potenciar.

  • Promover el aprendizaje permanente de lenguas tanto dentro como fuera de la escuela, ya sea con el propósito de realizar estudios, intercambios, por necesidades profesionales, movilidad o placer..

Con ocasión del día, se organizan una gran variedad de eventos en todo el continente: actividades para y con niños, programas de televisión y radio, cursos de lengua y conferencias.

http://www.ite.educacion.es/inicio/ultimas-noticias/499-dia-europeo-de-la-lenguas

#LiteracyDay

Literacy in a digital world

This year, International Literacy Day (8 September) will be celebrated across the world under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’. On 8 September, 2017 a global event will be organized at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, with the overall aim to look at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can leverage the opportunities that the digital world provides. 

Read more: UNESCO

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