Happy holidays!

Before 2018 comes to an end, we would like to share with you a wonderful video created by Andrea and Gema with a number of 12 inspirational quotes to begin 2019 with motivation and strength!



Primary school students send card number 60 to Germany

Card number 60 has been written in German and sent to Herford, a town located in the Northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia. 

The region is also known as Wittekind's land, as the last fights of Wittekind's Saxon tribes against Charlemagne took place here. He is believed to be buried in the neighbouring town of Enger.

Click here to know more about Herford.


A Christmas card is headed to Russia!

ESO 1 students have done a spectacular job of writing and decorating Christmas cards which have been posted today. The cards are going to Katerin in Khavarovsk, a Russian city located in the most eastern part of the country, 30 km from the Chinese border (and 9,284km from Ourense).

Good job, guys!


Stop 59: Wilkesboro, the US

Postcard 59 is a Christmas card written by some members of our science project CIENCIA ACTIVA. Adriana, Ana, Daniel, Ariadna and Geovana have sent good wishes to Neil from Wilkesboro and explored this American town located in North Carolina, one of the 14 states of the East Coast of the United States, more than 6,000km away.

Click here to read their findings! Happy holidays!!


Christmas card sent to Heilongjiang, China

David and Sofía have sent Christmas wishes in English and Chinese to Heilongjiang, a town located in the most northeastern part of China, almost 10,000km from Ourense!

Click here to find out more about this Chinese region.

Thank you, guys!


Postrossing is back with a Christmas card sent to Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Now that Christmas holidays are round the corner, Postcrossing is back with a Christmas card that ESO 1 students have sent to Eindhoven, 1,428 km away!

Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherdlands, located in the province of North Brabant. Click here to know more about this Dutch city.


Remembering Rosalía de Castro (1837-1885)

Many events are being held today all over Galicia in memory of one of our greatest poets, Rosalia de Castro. 

Rosalía de Castro por Luis Sellier. Wikipedia
She was born in Santiago de Compostela 181 years ago, on February 24, 1837.

Casa-museo de Rosalía en Padrón. Rosalíadecastro.org
She wrote poems and prose in Galician (Cantares Gallegos, Follas Novas, Contos da Miña Terra) and in Spanish (A Mi Madre, En Las Orillas del Sar) and her work has been translated into languages like English, French, Japanese and Portuguese.

Three ESO students, Adriana, Carlos and Álex have recorded a special podcast to celebrate such an important day for poetry lovers. 

Primary school students have also celebrated Rosalía de Castro’s Day by colouring pop-art illustrations of the poet and reciting some of her best-known poems with the help of their families!

Thanks a million!