giovedì 21 settembre 2017

SCHOOL TRIP TO EDINBURGH SEPTEMBER 2017

       Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. It’s located in Lothian. It’s the largest financial centre in UK after London. The city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom’s second most popular tourist destination after London. Edinburgh is Scotland’s second most populous city in the United Kingdom. The population is about 400 000.  Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of monarchy in Scotland.


The Edinburgh castle
      Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock. Edinburgh Castle was involved in many historical conflicts from the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. The castle, in the care of Historic Scotland, is Scotland's most-visited paid tourist attraction. The castle stands upon the plug of an extinct volcano, which is estimated to have risen about 350 million years ago.
The Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street Gardens is a public park in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. The Gardens were created in two phases in the 1770s and 1820s following the long draining of the Nor Loch and building of the New Town, beginning in the 1760s. The loch, situated on the north side of the town, was originally an artificial creation forming part of its medieval defences and made expansion northwards difficult.

Princes Street
  This street is very famous because there are a lot of shops so it is very busy. It is the main shopping street in the capital. If you are in the street you can see the Princes street gardens and also the Edinburgh castle.

Ghost tour
 The Edinburgh Dungeon
Edinburgh is very famous for ghosts infact there are a lot of activities like ghost tour : it is a tour in the basement where a person tells you a lot of real horror stories. We also did the Edinburgh Dungeons  that was kind of haunted place and it was really nice but a bit scary.
We went to a cemetery that was huge!

                                                               A late clock?

This clock is in front of Princes street.  It is above the station and it is 5 minutes late because in this way people don’t miss the train.

National museum of Scotland
This museum is very big and famous. It is an interactive museum where you can play with some robot or you can drive a car like Formula Uno. It is very interesting!
It is like a car of the time because you can see extinct animals and old things but you can also see new inventions.

Royal Mile
The Royal Mile is the name given to a succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Royal Mile is an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. During the annual Edinburgh Festival, the High Street becomes crowded with tourists, entertainers and buskers. In this street you can see a lot of Harry Potter shops! It is very colorful and beautiful.

St. Andrews
It is a beautiful city near the sea. The weather is very cold and it is windy.The town is home to the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and the oldest in Scotland. St Andrews is also known worldwide as the "home of golf".
The Museum of the University of St Andrews is a small museum dedicated to the history of the University of St Andrews. The museum, which is free to enter, looks at the University's foundation, student life at the University, and innovative ideas and inventions.


Glasgow
Glasgow  is the largest city in Scotland, and third-largest in the United Kingdom. Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde.The city has many amenities for a wide range of cultural activities, from curling to opera and ballet and from football to art appreciation; it also has a large selection of museums that include those devoted to transport, religion, and modern art. Like in Princes street there are a lot of shops.

The Elephant House
In this bar stayed Jk. Rowling  when she was writing Harry Potter because she was poor and she didn’t have heat. It is the birthplace of Harry Potter. 

Loch Lomond
     It is a beautiful lake where we had a boat trip and where we took a photos. We saw a lof of person who were fishing with a rod.

martedì 11 ottobre 2016

Ceva in the world 2016/27 (part 7 of 7)

                                                       

Joele Alberto is studying at Washburn High School in Wisconsin , Other foreign students,sent to the USA by Intercultura/AFS, are attending the same school. Look at there photos, they are so beautiful, aren't they?
                                        
   


Seven families in the Washburn School district have opened their homes and hearts to seven AFS students. These students bring their culture and experiences to students in the district while developing life-long friendships. Please contact their families if you would like to get to know more about these students.
Front: L to R: Godwin Ashiruma from Kenya, staying with Lea Rolfsen and Michael McKenna; Hedda Taknes from Norway, staying with Jennifer Maziasz and Ryan Mulhern and family; Patcharee "Tong" Prajakrattanakul from Thailand, staying with the Wendy Shields family; Back: Hannah Lengauer from Austria staying with the Rosanne and Jon Haveri family; Joele Alberto from Italy staying with the Mary and Ted Dougherty family; Anna Oleszewski from Germany, staying with the Colleen Matula family; and Ida Leivo from Finland staying with the Joe and Christine See family.
The AFS organization is fortunate to have such a welcoming community for these students.
Good luck, Joele, I am sure this year will be great for you.

Ceva in the world 2016/27 (part 6 of 7)



Emma Gazzano is in China, an incredible adventura in a completely different country for language, habits and traditions.
Look at her in her house and walking on the Chinese Wall, fantastic experience!!                                  

Ceva in the world 2016/27 (part 5 of 7)






Sergio Tamburi has been in New Zealand since July, he is attending a term there, before moving to Australia for more six months. He was the first to leave and went to the other side of the earth.
Good luck to him too...










                       




Ceva in the world 2016/27 (part 4 of 7)

                                                   Schoolyear 2016/2017

Giada Gennaro is in Norway she has chosen this country because she likes wild landscapes and wanted to see "aurora borealis",or northern lights.
This is what she wrote us "Hei! Hvordan går det? (howareyou?) I arrived in Norway almost 2 months ago, it seems yesterday! It`s amazing here, really amazing! In only two months I have seen many times the northern nights and one time my family and me were sitting in a Jacuzzi drinking something warm and suddenly we saw a falling star and some moving stars (that I had never seen before and no, they weren`t airplanes ahah). Here  life is really different from ours one, everything is so calm and  time seems  slower than in Italy. Everyone is kind and friendly, but there are different traditions and habits; they don`t speak so much to each other but when you start knowing them better, it`s easier and they aren`t shy at all! I love my family, they are amazing! I have 2 little brothers (12 and 13 years old, Iver and Sølve) and I have a lot of fun with all of them! My parents are lovely and my dad is a bit crazy in a very cool and sweet way (but that`s normal, he is an artist ahah). My mum talks a lot and she can involve everyone, she has this fantastic power! The Norwegian language is of course an obstacle, it isn`s easy but I`m trying to learn it! I hope that I will understand and speak more Norwegian by Christmas time! At school the lessons are all in Norwegian (neither in Spanish nor in English ) so now it`s a bit heavy for  me to understand everything. I go to school from 8:20 to 13:35 or 15:20, we have to change classroom every 90 minutes and we have a break of 15 minutes between each class and 30 minutes break for lunch. The students have a lot of freedom here but not only at school, also in families, as they are so small. I don`t want to annoy you with a lot of stupid things that for me are amazing so ha det bra (bye bye)! Ps: here the sun has started to be lower, the winter and with it the night period are coming!! Kisses and hugs from Harstad!"


 Giada, you were so brave , good luck!