London trip 2017!

Els nostres alumnes de 1r de batxillerat van passar uns fantàstics dies a Londres entre el 16 i el 20 de maig. Aquí en teniu tots els detalls gràcies al relat de la nostra alumna Adriana Roig.

We love London!


On Tuesday 16th at 7 am, we caught the flight to London. It was shorter than I thought because I spent the whole journey sleeping.
Once in the airport of London, we took the bus to start one of the best journeys ever!

DAY 1:

After two hours in the bus, we arrived to central London and the first thing we saw was the London Eye and the Big Ben.
We spent the day sightseeing. We went to Waterloo, Westminster, China Town and Piccadilly Circus, where we could shop a lot. What I liked about sightseeing was that the teachers told us the time and the place we should meet and then they let us move alone to see by ourselves the London atmosphere in that area. Later, we visited the Art Gallery Museum. Without any doubt, my favorite painting was the “Sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gogh.
In the evening we went to Edmonton, because it was the time to meet our host family. Our “mum” was Claudette. She is an amazing person who we will never forget! She prepared us very good meals and she was always hugging us. She loved singing so we passed the time at the car singing gospel! We spent five fantastic days with her!

DAY 2: 

We took the train and the underground and we visited St. Paul’s Cathedral, but only outdoors. Then we went to Oxford Street to do some shopping. I have to admit that I enjoyed a lot this part of the day! We bought clothes in Top Shop, Urban Outfitters and Victoria Secret and we had lunch in 5 guys, a place where you can eat amazing hamburgers. There were delicious! I fully recommend you to have lunch there; it’s placed at Soho Street. Then we visited the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. It was a pity not to enjoy it as much as we wished because it was raining heavily.

DAY 3:

This day was my favorite one! We went to King Cross station, in particular we went to the platform 9 3/4… It was Harry Potter’s time! We took the famous photo crossing the platform with the scarf like in the film, and we did some shopping at Harry Potter’s shop.
Then we went to Camden Town, I loved Camden. It’s really diverse. After Camden we went to the British Museum, but we didn’t have too much time to see it all because the museum is surprisingly large. Then we walked to Covent Garden.
Finally, it arrived the most awaited night. We went to the Musical “The Lion King”. My friends and I literally freaked out. We enjoyed it so much and we can’t wait to see it again.
Our families were waiting to take us home at the meeting point. We arrived at 11:30 pm more or less, it was late and we were tired because we were the whole day walking.

DAY 4:

We visited again the central London and we took photos all together. While we were walking in Westminster Abbey, our travel guide told us all the gossip Londoners know about the royalty and we were heedfully listening to all about it.
At 11 o’clock, we went to the Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard. It was crowded, so we couldn’t see it very well. We saw how they walk to the Palace.
In the evening, we went to Harrods, we passed a good time seeing all the expensive shops. We went to the cosmetics zone and we made up. Afterwards, we went to the Science Museum and we went again to Piccadilly Circus to do the last shopping for the family and for us.

DAY 5:

It was the last day and we said goodbye very sadly to Claudette and her children. We will miss her so much! She was the best host mum we could ever had.
We took a walk on Hyde Park and then we visited the Kensington Gardens and Notting Hill, where we saw the colorful houses we were waiting for and we obviously took a photo there. We visited Portobello Market too.
To conclude the day, we went to the airport and we said goodbye to the lovely city of London. It was an amazing trip. See you soon London!


Som centre examinador de l'Oxford Test of English!

Per fi podem compartir amb tots vosaltres un projecte que ens omple d'il·lusió i en el que fa temps que treballem, la certificació de l'escola com a centre examinador del nou OXFORD TEST OF ENGLISH. 

Aquest novedós examen extern de certificació és l'examen d'anglès del segle XXI: ràpid, online, personalitzat i amb tota la qualitat de la Universitat d'Oxford. Amb ell, podeu obtenir el nivell B2, tan necessari avui en dia per accedir a una oferta laboral o obtenir un títol universitari. Teniu tota la informació sobre l'examen aquí.

L'examen és obert a alumnes, ex-alumnes, familiars i també qualsevol persona interessada externa a  l'escola. Si voleu rebre més informació sobre calendari, condicions i preu per obtenir l’Oxford Test of English al col·legi Padre Damián, podeu contactar per mail a ote@padredamiansscc.net

Us deixem unes fotos del moment de l'entrega de la placa a l'escola per part dels representants d'Oxford Test, i també de l'entrega dels primers certificats de nivell B2 obtinguts per dues de les nostres alumnes: Ariadna Villaverde i Núria Onsins. Moltes felicitats a totes dues!