Field Trips - May 2012

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- Cartagena (Murcia)

SLS Students visited Cartagena (Murcia) on May 9th. Cartagena is a major naval stationlocated in the Region of Murcia" by the Mediterranean Sea". Inhabited for over two millennia and founded around 227 BC during the Phoenician colonies", Cartagena lived its heyday during the Roman Empire, when it was known as Cartago Nova (the New Carthage) and Cartage Spartaria, capital of the province of Cartaginense" 

Among other interesting sites of this magnificent city, our students visited the harbour, and the Roman theater and forum.

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 - Lorca (Murcia)

In another field trip, students hiked through the mountains of Lorca (Murcia) climbing Pericay Ridge and then descending to the Luchena river. After refreshing themselves in the cool clear waters of the Luchena, they traversed the spectacular canyon that leads to the Valdeinfierno dam, which marked the end of the outing.

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Students from SLS receive the sacrament of Confirmation

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jamesariasconfirmationOn April 14, after long and thorough preparation, ten students from SLS received the sacrament of Confirmation at a special Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. José Manuel Lorca Planes, bishop of the diocese of Cartagena (Murcia). The ceremony took place in San Antonio Parish in Cañada de Gallego, Mazarrón (Murcia).

Our new confirmees are John Kotch, Andrés Hernández, Matthew Rego, Francisco Ambrosini, Christopher Jiménez-Ferreto, Sam Bishop, Juan Diego Borja, Michael Rego, James Arias, and Carlos Josué Macías. After the Confirmation, bishop José Manuel Lorca visited the founder and president of SLS, Fr. Alfonso Gálvez, at El Pedregal, the SLS StudentActivity Center, located only a few minutes away of Cañada de Gallego. Bishop Lorca toured the Student Activity Centerand shared appetizers and refreshments with Fr. Alfonso and the students.

We congratulate our confirmees for taking such an important step and thank Most Rev. José Manuel Lorca for making it possible.

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Field Trip to the El Escorial and The Valley of the Fallen

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escorial2012Students and teachers from SLS went to the monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial(Madrid) on February 14 and visited its magnificent complex--basilica, library, the burial sites of the Spanish kings and queens, and museums--built in the sixteenth century during the reign of Philip II.

  • In the afternoon, the students toured the nearby monument of the Valley of the Fallen where more than 30,000 casualties from the Spanish Civil War are buried.
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The Khan Academy available to SLS high-school students

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SLS has made The Khan Academy available to its high-school students.

slshs_students.jpgWhat is the Khan Academy?
It is an on-line educational resource that contains over 2700 videos covering a wide range of topics: arithmetic, algebra, physics, biology, chemistry, history, finance, art history, economics, SAT preparation etc.
These short (approximately 15 minutes) videos are presented by Salman Khan using his own presentation style. They enable students to study topics at their own pace.

How do we use this educational resource at SLS?
This educational resource will enable students to re-visit a topic that they have found difficult to understand. Students are encouraged to discuss which videos they should watch with their SLS teacher. However, the ultimate choice resides with the student. This is one way of encouraging students to take some responsibility for their own learning.
Students watch selected videos using the computer facilities available at SLS. These facilities are normally available, for a restricted period, on selected evenings.
If required, students can be allocated to a senior student who acts as a mentor for this activity. This is, normally, a mutually beneficial arrangement that enhances the learning process of both student and mentor.

Student feedback
Academic staff monitor how useful students find this educational resource in their studies via informal student feedback. Current students have reported that they have found the subject matter covered and its presentation style very helpful. (April 2012)
This is located at www.khanacademy.com

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