Excursion to The European Cricket Centre at La Manga

Written by Carlos Prats. Posted in News

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On a damp November morning an expectant group of boys from the 9th and 11th Grades went on a journey of discovery, to understand that quintessentially British game known as cricket!  A T20 international had been arranged between Scotland (10th in the world), who were on a winter training camp at La Manga Club, and Spain (49th). Yes, you did read that right, Spain.

Upon our arrival at The European Cricket Centre at La Manga, we met Andy who runs the cricket facility, he informed us that the game had to be called off due to a waterlogged pitch. Although this was a great disappointment for the boys and Mr Clark, we were made to feel very welcome and were treated to a tour of the impressive facilities.

We were introduced to Simon, the Scotland team Manager who answered the many questions the boys had. As the match was called off, both teams took the opportunity to have a joint training session. We stayed to observe how the professionals bowl, bat and field. No one realised how hard the ball could be hit until they saw some of the batsmen in action.

Mid-way through, the school was presented with an incredibly generous amount of cricket equipment which included two sets of stumps, four bats a pair of wicketkeeper’s gloves as well as two dozen cricket balls. We are grateful to Cricket Espana for their kind donation and rest assured it will be used to good effect during future PE lessons.

In all, we had a really informative and enjoyable day and look forward to making full use of our new cricket equipment. Maybe in the future we will be a little luckier with the weather and even get to see a match.

XXX Literary Contest “Encarnación Martínez Barberán”

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We are very proud to announce that among our students we have first prize winners in this Regional contest. Congratulations to Ms. Daniela Zúñiga and her students for this wonderful accomplishment.

In this contest, there were two themes in which the students could participate with their original writings and they could either express themselves in narrative or poetry. Our students won in every category and theme.

Free Theme (narrative):

1st   Prize: José Miguel Miño (7th grade)
2nd  Prize: Francisco Hernández (11th grade)

Free Theme (poetry):

2nd  Prize: Denis Zamparo (9th grade)

Coral Reefs Theme:

1st  Prize: Andrés Hernández (12th grade)

There was also a special prize granted to the school with the highest participation in the contest. We are very pleased to announce that this prize was won by Shoreless Lake School.

Consuelo Prats Redondo

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cpratsIt is with great pride and joy that we share with you that our dear Art History teacher, Dr. Consuelo Prats, PhD has obtained her tenure at the High Conservatory in Murcia. After several days of intense and exhausting examinations, she was granted the position and is now a professor.

Consuelo is the author of the book Música y músicos en la Catedral de Murcia: 1600-1750, a most important and thorough study, fruit of her painstaking research and investigation, and the result of years of hard work.

She has always been a close and cherished friend, and an invaluable collaborator at the school since the beginning.

Congratulations!!

XXII Short Story Competition Mariano Baquero Goyanes

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We have the pleasure to announce that Francisco Hernández, one of our 11th grade students, won first place in a prestigious regional writing contest: the XXII Concurso de Cuentos Mariano Baquero Goyanes (XXII Short Story Competition Mariano Baquero Goyanes).

Students from schools all over the Region of Murcia participated in this contest.

He won first place in the High School category with his original story called Lazos de la muerte (Bonds of Death). Congratulations to him and to his teacher, Ms. Daniela Zúñiga, who encouraged her students to participate in this contest.

Parque Minero de la Unión (Mines of La Unión)

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Our students from 4th, 5th and 6th grade enjoyed a wonderful visit to the mines of La Unión, located near Cartagena.

It was a magic day for all of them. They walked in the shoes of the miners and experienced what their life was like in the XIXth century.

These mines had great historical importance. Centuries ago, Carthaginians and Romans worked them, extracting silver and lead along with other minerals. Since those ancient times these mines were not worked again until the XIX century.

Going to these mines is a trip back in history, where you find an invaluable cultural, archaeological and industrial treasure hard to find anywhere else.

Here are some pictures of our little miners. Enjoy!!

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