Monday, December 17, 2018

USA exchange. Sandra S. (1 BTX A)





Since I was little, one of my biggest dreams has been travelling to the USA, and luckily, this year it has come true! We’ve spent 8 days in Maryland, living and sharing moments with our host families. I’m so happy and grateful for the family I’ve been with, we’ve learnt thousand of new things and we’ve made lots of friends.

Throughout our trip we’ve visited many places, the ones I’ve liked the most are Washington, it’s a nice city full of monuments and museums and, of course, New York. Luckily most of us could make it and our partners drove us to the big city. I really enjoyed it, it seemed like we were in a movie and I completely felt in love with the city! 


As every exchange, we’ve had to do everything that our partners do, we have felt like real American teenagers! We have gone two days to school and it’s all so different, we wore the uniform and it was really funny! Other days we have gone shopping, but our partners were always super busy because they have practice almost every day, for instance I have gone to poms practice and track. American people are very nice and friendly. Although everything is different and we’ve been in a foreign country, we have felt like home. 

Summing up, it has been an unforgettable experience and we’re really looking forward to meeting our partners again in just 2 months! We’re excited to show them Barcelona and make them feel as good as we’ve felt in their country.


SANDRA SALVATELLA
1st BTX A


Sunday, December 16, 2018

A book recommendation: WONDER. Albert B. (1 BTX B)


WONDER by R.J.Palacio

Wonder is a book whose author is R.J. Palacio. The story is located in a small town of United States of America and the main character is August, a child with deformations on his face.

August has never gone to school. But this year he will go to high school and he is very afraid because he thinks that he will have problems to make friends. During the course August has a lot of problems because other students make him bullying. At the end all the problems get solved and everybody accepts him.

My opinion of this book is very positive. Because it helps us to think if we are sensitive with the problems of others or not.

I remember when I read this book two or three years ago that I really enjoyed it a lot. It is a fantastic book with very touching history that makes you think of the humanity of people. 

I repeat that it was amazing the experience of reading it and I recommend it.

ALBERT BAYO
1st BATX B



USA exchange. Marta E. (1 btx B )


OUR EXCHANGE TO USA

Our whole trip to the States has been like a dream. Even though getting there was long and tiring, it was completely worth it. The first days we strongly dealt with jet lag, we were feeling tired and out of place most of the time but we finally got used to it.

I felt so comfortable while I was there, not only for the hospitality with which my host family treated me, but for the incessant sentiment of feeling like home, and that was one of the things that impacted me the most. Every day we did different activities such us little trips to important cities near us, like Washington and Baltimore, or going to the school with our partners and seeing how the classes work and follow their daily routine. We found it so different from here, but that’s the funny part of this, discovering how’s the life of the ones who live on the other side of the ocean. 

To conclude, I’m very thankful for the opportunity they gave me to accomplish one of my biggest dreams, going to New York. I did know the low possibilities I had to go there because it’s far away from where they live, but they made it possible because they knew my thoughts about it. I can’t imagine I’m just sixteen and I have fulfilled an experience like this.

Marta Escribà
1st BTX B

Sunday, December 2, 2018

What does richness mean? Ariadna M. (2n ESO)

TO BE RICH IS NOT WHAT YOU HAVE ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, BUT WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HEART


According to the dictionary the meaning of richness is:
Richness is an abundant sum of goods, of valuable things or a
stock of economic goods available to a subject or a society.
But is that the real meaning of richness?  For me NO.

Richness is linked to abundance but is not always the money you have on your bank account, the number of homes you have or the companies that you are leading. There is another meaning of richness and that is for me the most important one.

MATERIAL RICHNESS
Material richness, therefore, is the possession or control of numerous assets and goods. This richness is created when a productive or commercial process generates more money than which was used initially.
Richness is opposed to poverty. The rich one has money and material means to satisfy their needs and to consume goods that are not essential, but the poor one has difficulties in health services and food.




SENTIMENTAL RICHNESS
Sentimental richness is usually associated with happiness. Those who are emotionally strong get true happiness and lasting success for all their lives. Emotionally rich people have:

1-Confidence
They are sure of their value as people and they don’t need the public to approve their actions. These people don’t need attention and they are satisfied with themselves.

2-Resilience
It is the ability of a person to overcome an adverse situation. 
They know how to control their reactions.

3-Looking forward
They don’t waste their energy trying to convince someone else 
that they deserve their attention. They are looking to improve

4-Enthusiasm
These people wake up wanting to enjoy their day the maximum.
They don’t miss 
opportunities.

5-Happiness
These people control their emotions. They chose the thoughts,
 the emotions and the answer instead of acting basing on fear.

In conclusion, I think that the emotional richness should be more valued that material 
richness. Because in this way we will be better persons and the world will be
 much better.


Ariadna Martín
2n ESO

Friday, November 30, 2018

What does richness really mean? Nerea H. (2n ESO)



This sentence means that this life is short, and you have to make the most of your time in it, because if you only give importance to making money you won’t have time to make fun of it.

Life was created to enjoy all the things that we have. The meaning of happiness is not having the most expensive clothes of the market, it’s the feeling that you have in your heart while you’re with the people which you love (friends, family…) or maybe when you win a competition of the sport that you’ve been practicing very hard. 

If you’ve got a family that loves you and it takes care of you, a few of good friends, food on the table, a roof where you can stay in and a school to learn these things, you are the richest person of the world no matter the money you have, more than what you think.


If you are a rich person in terms of money but you don’t have feelings, you don’t know what happiness is because you don’t appreciate what you have, because you always want more and more, and you don’t know the quantity of people that is living in bad situations because of the wars and they need to escape of their houses.

Everyone has the same importance in this world, no one is rich no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours a day each and we will be dead sooner or later.
A sentence which I like a lot is that “We live in a strange world where the poor walk miles to get food, and the rich walk miles to digest all the food”.

And this sentence has all the reason and the sense, because we live in a society which being a rich person means having more superiority by having more servants than others and by having big/expensive clothes that other people might don’t have.

The things that I like doing in my free time are: hanging out with my friends  and going together to the “Starbucks” but I also like taking photos with them. Although I also like having family dinners which I see my cousin that lives far away and I can tell him my little secrets.                                                                                                                        



Nerea Haro Garrido
2n ESO

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

What does richness really mean? Marc G. (2n ESO)


True happiness brings more richness 
than all the money of the world


This is the beautiful quote that I have chosen for this composition:

The creator of this phrase is Mahatma Gandhi.

As far as I’m concerned, Gandhi is very popular because when you search him in Google we can see lots of phrases from him.

I couldn’t  agree more with the quote because it is very true, happiness brings a lot of richness (more than money).

I reckon that happiness can be found everywhere and anytime.
For example, I was very happy when last year we all went skiing, that was my first time so I was a little bit scared when I had to go down a hill, but, I got it!!!
That was one of my favourite experiences.

Another thing that makes you very happy is Christmas!! We all love Christmas because we get lots of presents and all the family is met.

Finally, this quote also made me think because when I thought about the Christmas Happiness, I reckoned that in that period, there are families asking for money or people that are worried about the wars that are taking part in their cities so, as far as I’m concerned during this period there shouldn’t be wars, poorness… 

We saw a video talking about these problems where people are fighting and a soldier that isn’t armed says that it is Christmas and then both sides play together and have a nice day.

This is real richness!

MARC GONZÁLEZ
2n ESO


What does richness really mean? Frida L. (2n ESO)


Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich and a tragedy for the poor.

This sentence is from a Jewish Russian comedian and writer, called Sholom Aliechem. This sentence stood out for me because I think it is very real.

“Wise people live a dream”: because they know what they will do and they know what they want.

“A game for the fool”: I like this part because I think that it is very real, if you don’t do your responsibilities you can end very badly.

“A comedy for the rich”: these are strong words, I think that rich people live in another world from the other people because they don’t have the same point of view as others.

And “a tragedy for the poor” : that’s the total opposite of the other part. Poor people need the help of everyone to get a better world for all of us. It’s a tragedy because if poor people are in a war they can’t evacuate because they don’t have money.

This sentence touched my heart because every category of people in this sentence needs the other one to get a better world. The fool need the wise and the poor need the rich.

FRIDA LUGOSI
2n ESO