El pasado mes llegó con mucha emoción y orgullo nuestra primera edición del Grupo Sorolla Schools Debate League junto a un tema muy candente en la actualidad: ‘Is gender equality possible?’.

Tanto Julio Verne School como La Devesa School de Carlet y Elche han participado de esta liga entre colegios que marcará el inicio de una gran tradición que tiene como misión visibilizar no sólo la mejora de la oratoria en inglés, debatiendo diferentes puntos de vista mediante el respeto y la libertad de pensamiento, sino también      el cooperativismo, el trabajo en equipo, el pensamiento crítico y el formar ciudadanos de un futuro, con capacidad de expresar sus ideas con propiedad en una sociedad democrática.

Se preguntarán ahora: ¿Cómo hemos llevado a cabo este gran proyecto de oratoria entre los colegios de nuestra cooperativa?

Este año, nuestra Schools Debate League se ha centrado en la etapa de secundaria. Un equipo de cuatro alumnos representó a 1º y 2º, mientras que el segundo equipo a 3º y 4º.

Durante tres semanas preparamos la estructura del debate mediante ejemplos exhaustivos en un OneNote compartido y prácticas orales semanales con sus respectivos profesores.

El día del debate llegó y los nervios no fueron pocos. Los encuentros fueron a través de zoom, respetando en todo momento las medidas del COVID. El primer encuentro lo hicimos con La Devesa School Elche y el segundo con Carlet. Ambos debates fueron experiencias enriquecedoras para el alumnado y profesorado, logrando finalmente un segundo puesto para nuestra liga de 1º y 2º.

Desde el Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras, felicitamos enormemente a ambos equipos por su gran labor, esfuerzo y compromiso. ¡Estamos orgullosos de todos ellos! ¡No sólo están preparados para volar, sino también para expresar sus opiniones! Disfrutemos ahora de algunas opiniones de ambas ligas:

‘It was hard work indeed, but the experience was great because this project gave us a real opportunity to use English within a real context’ Miguel Alsina Collado, 4ºA ESO.

‘I think that this kind of projects are a great opportunity to research and learn more about current topics. We felt identified with the topic as women we are, we defended our arguments very well. We are happy with the expierence and also with our 2nd position’ Irene Pastor Machirán, Belén Gómez Crespo, Paz Anaya Costa, Candela Marchal Barbera, Morgan Bauzá López y Mireia Plaza Pay, 1º and 2º ESO.

Erika Catherine Schwartz

English and German teacher (Primary and Secondary stages)

Last February we experienced with great emotion and pride our first edition of Grupo Sorolla Schools Debate League. The chosen topic for the debate was: ‘Is gender equality possible?’

Our three private schools: Julio Verne School and La Devesa School Carlet and Elche have participated in this inter-school league that will be the beginning of a great tradition that has the mission to make visible not only our students’ English spoken skills, but also cooperativism, teamwork , critical thinking and the training of citizens of a future with the capacity to express their ideas in a democratic society.

But…you might be asking yourself now: how have we carried out this great oratory project among the schools of our co-op?

This year, our Schools Debate League has focused on secondary school students: a team of four students represented 1st and 2nd low-secondary school levels while the second team did the same with 3rd and 4th high-secondary school levels.

We have been preparing the structure of the debate using in-depth examples in a shared OneNote and coordinating weekly oral meetings to practise the debate with their English teachers.

Finally, the day of the debate came and we all were a bit nervous. The meetings were on zoom, respecting at all times the COVID meassures. We did the first meeting with La Devesa School Elche and the second with Carlet. Both debates were enriching experiences for both students and teachers, finally achieving a runner-up spot for our league of 1st and 2nd.

Last but not least, our Department of Foreign Languages, greatly congratulates both teams for their great work, effort and commitment. We are so proud of all of them! Let’s enjoy some opinions from both leagues now:

‘It was hard work indeed, but the experience was great because this project gave us a real opportunity to use English within a real context’ Miguel Alsina Collado, 4th ESO.

‘We think that this kind of projects are a great opportunity to research and learn more about current topics. We felt identified with the topic as women we are, and we defended our arguments very well. We are happy with the expierence and also with our runner-up spot in the contest’ Irene Pastor Machirán, Belén Gómez Crespo, Paz Anaya Costa, Candela Marchal Barbera, Morgan Bauzá López and Mireia Plaza Pay, 1st and 2nd ESO.

Erika Catherine Schwartz

English and German teacher (Primary and Secondary stages)

 

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