How Comenius works Comenius is an English project organized by several European countries which main aim is to communicate students from several cities in Europe. Specifically, our project involves collecting information about job opportunities for young people. This information will be uploaded to ‘eTwinning’, a social platform we will also use to keep in contact with the rest of European high schools.
In Stratford, we had to plan with the rest of Comenius students the activity we will do when they come to Spain. The first activity will be an orienteering event and then we will play some beach games.The best part of the project was working with them because we have many foreign friends and we have improved our English.
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Stratford-upon-Avon is a small historic town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England (civil parish means ‘a small administrative territory with a local government’). It is situated on River Avon and is internationally renowned as William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Over 25 thousand people live there. ―·― The town name is derived from the Old English name of Straet meaning ‘Street’ and Ford that meant that it forded the river into the town. ―·―
Holy Trinity Church The chancel is the resting place of William Shakespeare. Stratford’s RoyalShakespeare Theatre is home to the RoyalShakespeare Company (RSC).
Ghost walkThe We joined Jocasta for an entertaining walkother around the historic streets of Stratford and discovered the buildings where there are terribleside tales and sinister stories of ghosts, witches, murders and misery.ofStratforduponAvon
Magic, mystery and monsters...Welcome to the world of Dr Thaddeus Bombay! It is known as England’smost magical visitor experience. Thereyou can find the Wand Emporium and the House of Wizardry.
’s birthplaceWilliam Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, producing many plays, sonnets and poems. In this town we can find Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, a foundationconsisting of Shakespeares Birthplace and some of his relatives’ houses. This is why Stratford is so closely linked to Shakespeare. ―·― Shakespeare’s birthplace gives you the chance to get unique coins with different Shakespeare topics for one pound and one penny each. ―·―
There are about 1,600 students in Stratford-upon-Avon School. It is really big, like three times as big as ours, because there are students from many nearby towns.
Stratford-upon-Avon School is simply amazing! The most impressive facilities are the track, the gymnasium, the football pitch, the canteen and the library. The timetables are different too: school starts at 9 a.m. and finishes at 3 p.m., andthere are two breaks (20 minutes and 40 minutes). The high school is so advanced and modern that when students go to pay for their meals, they only have to put their index finger in a sensor which adds the bill to their account.
Lucia’s host family My host family lives in a village near Stratford, in a big two-story house in themiddle of the country. My host parents Charlotte and Bryan have three daughters,Amy (14), Jasmine (12) and Katie (6). Charlotte is a nurse and Bryan works for a gas company. They have got a dog named Lily. We went to Bristol because of Amy’s grandfather’s 80th birthday party, and to Bourton-on-the-Water.
Alfonso’s host familyMy host family lives relatively not far from school, in the town centre. Their house is a two-story building. My host parents Rita and Rob have two red-haired sons, Patrick (14) and Alex (11). Rita looks after old people and Rob works at a LandRover dealer. They have got a hamster named Toby. We went to Broadway and to Bourton-on-the-Water, where Lucia and me met by chance.
Curiosities: British food Fudge Squash A creamy candy A still drink made made of sugar, from fruit juice or butter, milk, and fruit syrup dilutedusually chocolate. with water. Marmite Crumpet Love it or hate it!A round yeast cake A yeast and full of small holes vegetable extract on the top side, used as spread,eaten toasted and flavouring, etc. Are buttered. you a lover or a hater of Marmite?