Being already at the 7th day of this year’s course, the students of both Spanish Bachillerato and the IB Diploma Programme are doubtlessly off to a good start. On the one hand, those at the very first year of this engaging, yet demanding experience are to put all of their effort not only into the subjects of their choosing (their list of options has been widened with new courses such a Psychology, ensuring a greater range of combinations and a personalised education), but into their self-development as well. Conversely, in the case of our 2nd graders, along with shortlisting their university choices and sending in their application forms by their respective deadlines, their final exams are around the corner.
Down in our Maker Space, always honouring our motto “Learning by Doing”, our technology students cogently followed the Arduino methods and materials in order to assemble different electronic prototypes. Such practices are pivotal, for they suppose an utterly necessary initiation to the concepts of IT, engineering and communications. On top of this, at the Lab, several other experiments regarding the observation, monitoring and classification of different forms of vegetative live such as leaves were conducted by means of our brand new magnifying glasses. Apart from approaching a scientific issue in an analytical manner, students gained much expertise on their cognitive skills, taking them outside the classroom.
Not only is the aim of said facilities to further our comprehension on a particular topic, but to ensure that we, students, consider Head Master Mr. Prata’s piece of advice: “let everything you do during this year, from studying to playing, become enjoyable; for that will make you succeed without even noticing”
by Max de Bruyn