Friday, 11 December 2009

Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African and American civil rights activist from the U.S. congres later called the "Mother of the Modern-Day ‘civil rights movement’
On December 1, 1955 in Montogmery.Alabama, Parks when se was 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order because she didn´t want to leave her sit for a white passenger. Her action was not the first of this type: Irene Morgan, in 1946, and Sarah Louise Keys, in 1955, had won rulings before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Interstate Commerce Commission respectively in the area of interstate bus travel.
Because of that Parks becam an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks beame an internation resisten of racial segration.When this occurs Parks works for ‘rights and racial equality’,but she lost her job so she went to work to Detroit.Michigan and get a job similar to that.
In my opinion Parks is an important campaigner because she want the same rigths and racial equality, and I thin all we are the same and we don´t have to discriminate someone beecaus of his/her coloir or because she is English or Spanish.But I don´t understand very well that if she work por the equal rights and the racial equality we she didn´t want to give up her sit for the white passenger to sit on.

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich was born in June, 22, 1960. She is an American legal clerk and enviromental activitist who did not have a formal school education. She attended Lawrence High School and later in Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and graduated with an Associate in Applied Arts Degree from Wades Business college in Dallas, Texas. She worked as a management trainee pageants. Ater winning Miss Pacific Coast, she gave up pageant life because she found it shallow. She was an instrumental in constructing a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California in 1993. Since the release of the film that shares her story and name, she has hosted two TV programmes and she is the president of Brockovich Research and Consulting. Actually, she is working as a consultant for Girardi and Keese, the New York law film Weitz and Luxenberg. She is a noted speaker in demand for U.S. and international engagements. Her story is the topic of a feature film, Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts and directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was presented for first time in the year 2000.

I agree with her because she is fighting against a very important factor in the actual society. Pollution has reached a very high level and we all have to contribute to reduce pollution.

julia butterfly hill

JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL

Julia Butterfly Hill is an environment activist. He goes up a California Redwood for 738 days to prevente this tree is not going to cutting it down. He lived in a 32-food camper with his father, mother and two younger brothers. She write a book called The Legacy Of Luna. His nickname is Butterfly because when she is six years old a butterfly landed in his hand and stay there entire time. His father travell a lot because the job and go town to town, bringing his family with he. When Julia was in the middle school his family and she settle Jonesboro Arkansas. When Hill was 22, she worked at driver for a friend and suffered a car crash.
After recuperating from his accident, she goes to California with a road trip to try to save the forest from the people to want to cut some trees. One organizes that want to cut the trees are the Pacific Lumber Co. who were clear-cutting. Hill not contributed to any enviromental organization, she deceded to act by his self undertake the act of the civil disobedience, but some she was supported by another organizations and volunteers, called Earth First.

AMARTYA SEN


He was born the third ofnovember 1933 in Shantiniketan, India. He is an economist. The people know him because of his theory of the human development, welfare economics and his theory of the mechanisms of poverty. He had recieved a noblel prize of economics in 1998. The best-known work of Sen is poverty and famines: an easy on entilements and deprivation in 1981 in which he was demostrated that hunger is not a consequence of the lack of food but in equalities in food distribution. Apart from his investigation of famines, his work in the field of economic development, has had much influence in the formulation of the human development of the united nations. His concept of the capacity was very revolutionary. He was focused in positive liberty and negative freedom. He is know a teacher in a university.

I agree with him because his theory is good for the people to know about poverty and famines.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

SUSAN BROWNELL ANTHONY





Her birthday is 15 february 15 , 1820.
She was born in U.S.A.
Ocuppation suffrage,advocating for women rights.In february 15 1820 march 13,1906 american leader of the movemenr for civil rights,she played an important role in the movemente of the rights of womens in the 19 century to guarante voting rights in the united states.He traveled several thousand miles across the Unite States and Europe by 75 to 100 speeches per year on the franchis and the rigth of women to the same for 45 years .She died in rochester new york 13 march 1906 and currently their remains are buried in mount hope cementery

MY PERSONAL OPINION

I think it is fine for her to address the rights of women to having him as u.s.a. susan


Mother Teresa of Calcuta

Mother Teresa was born the 26 of August of 1910 in Skopje, was albanian of born and her original name was Agnes Gonhxa Bojaxhiu. In 1948 the Mother Teresa acquired the hindu citizentship. When she was 18 years old, she entered in the order of "las Hermanas de Nuestra Señora de Loreto"in Irland. She received her religious formation in Dublin, Irland and in Dardjiling, India.
In 1931, she took the name of Teresa in honor to a french nun that was declareted in 1937 she ttok the religous votes and teach for 20 years in the "Santa Maria" shcool in Calcuta, India and in 1946 received other called of god to the most poor persons. In 1948, the Pope Pio conceded her permission to leaveof independient nun and started to share her life with the poors.
She founded a congregation called the Misioners of the Charity. Her inicial work was to teach to read to the poor boys. In 1950 started to help lepers, and in 1965 there were lots of centers to help the perons that needed help.

She win the Nobel of the peace in 1979. She dead in September of 1997.

My personal opinion is that Agnes was an extraordinary person with hard arguments, and that the poors need the same opportunities than the rest of the persons.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Aleksandr Solxhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, dramatist and historian. He wasborn the 11 of December in 1918, in Kislovodosk. He does some novels like the world aware of the Gulag and more, but the most important was ''The Gulag archipielago'' and ''Onde day in the life of Ivan Denisovich''. He was won the Noble Prize of the literature in 1970. He was exilied of the Soviet Union, in 1974. And returned to Russia in 1994. He was a son called Ignat Solzhenitsyn that is a conductor and a pianist. His parents was Taisiya Solzhenitsyn and Isaaky Solzhenitsyn that meet each other in Russia, Taisiya was pregnant with Aleksandr and a shortly after he was confermed, Isaaky died in a hunted accident. Taisiya rased Aleksandr without a father for him. Aleksandr studied mathematics at the State University of Rostov. Later he star to write. He married with Natalia Alekseevna Reshetovskaya in 1957 and they divorced in 1972, he married again in the follower year with Natalia Dmitrievna Svetlova and had three sons, Yermolai, Ignat and Stepan. He wrote many novels and in the 3 of Agust of 2008 he was die.


My personal opinion: I think he was a very important writer and I want to read some of their novels.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

IGNACIO ELLACURIA


Ignacio Ellacuría was born on the 9 of November of 1930 in Portugalete (Vizcaya). He was a jesuit priest, philosopher and theologian, who did important work as a professor and rector at the university José Simeón Cañas, a jesuit university in El Salvador founded in 1965. He dedicated his life to the university work, but it understood that the intellectual task cannot be apart from historical and social problems, in the case of the Central America that means oppression, injustice and exclusion. He fought for liberation. He worked for the peace and searched justice. He devoted his life to the Theology of Liberation, that means that God does not want people to suffer from injustice, oppression or exclusion so the priests have to help them. He defended the rights of the people in F.M.L.N. Thus, he was considered an enemy by the government.
He was murdered, with other jesuits, in San Salvador on November 16, 1989.

I agree with him because I think that all of us have the same rights and nobody must be considered worse than others.
Vaclav Havel



Vaclav Havel was born in Prague (Czechoslovakia) on the 5 of October of 1936. Vaclav Havel was a campaigner that fought for democracy and freedom in Eastern Europe. He was the tenth and last President of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and the first President of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). Beginning in the 1960s, his work turned to focus on the politics of Czechoslovakia. In 1977, their participation in human rights manifesto Charter 77 brought him international fame as the leader of the opposition in Czechoslovakia, but also led to their imprisonment. Havel's mother came from a well known family; her father was an ambassador and well known journalist. Because of Havel's bourgeois history, the Communist regime did not allow Havel to study formally after he had completed his required schooling in 1951. In the first part of the 1950s, the young Havel entered into a four-year apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory assistant and simultaneously took evening classes; he completed his secondary education in 1954. Vaclav Havel was voted in the poll of 4 Global Perspective 2005 issue of the best in the world of 100 intellectuals. Havel married Olga Šplíchalová who died in January 1996 because of serious illness.
My opinion: In my opinion I think it's a great campaigner, that fought for democracy and freedom in Eastern Europe.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on Novemeber 12th in 1820 in in Johnstown, New York.
She married in 1840 Henry Stanton.
During the age that she lived , women were not allowed to show their pregnancy in public so they stayed at home. But when the seventh son of Elizabeth was borned , she celebrated it putting a flag outside her house, so everyone could see it and could know the importance of her maternity . Elizabeth Cady Stanton participated in the famous Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848. At this meeting, the attendees drew up its “Declaration of Sentiments” and proposed women to have the right to vote.
After meeting Susan B Anthony in 1850, she was one of the leaders in promoting women's rights in general (such as divorce) and the right to vote in particular. In 1868, she worked with Susan B. Anthony and they both formed the National Woman Suffrage Association .
Elizabeth travelled to give speeches.
She published with her daughter two volumens of critiques “The Women´s Bible”.
She also obtain the women´s right to ride bycicles .Elizabeth died on October 26 ,1902.She´s recognized as one of the more remarkable individuals in American history.
MY OPINION: I agree with her because I think that women must have the same rights as men
because I don´t think they are better tahn women. I really like the thing that Elizabeth did, that was put a flag when her seventh son was born because become mother is very important for women.







Victoria Kent



Victoria kent (1892 - 1987 ) born in Malaga ( Spain ) the 3 of march of 1892 , victoria kent died in New York ( E.E.U.U ) the 25 of september of 1987. He was famous in 1930 defeted before the court supreme of war and navy to Alvaro de Abornoz member of committe revolutionry republican.


Victoria Kent was the first woman in the world in form part of the court of war.


A sentence that Vctoria Kent said was "my quantity is samall but my support was sincere.


Victoria Kent closed 114 centers penitentiary becouse was in very bad conditions. Created the prision for woman of Las Ventas , eliminated the use of fetter in the prisions.


Latter go to paris and was the first secretary of the embassy of Spain in Paris ( France ).


Latter in the II world war colaborated in the escape of the refugies Spanish to America. Victoria Kent dont can go to America and permaneced hide four year from the nazi.


When the war finish Victoria Kent travel to Mexico . In Mexico was mentioned headmaster of the school of cualify to the personal of prisions.


In 1950 Victoria Kent go to New York ( E.E.U.U ) there form part of the section of defense social of United Nations.

MY PERSONAL OPINION:

I think that Victoria Kent was a importan woman becouse she want more right for all the woman in the world.

Ken Saro-Wiwa


Ken Saro-Wiwa was born in october 1941, the oldest son of a prominent family in Ogoni. Wich is today Rivers State, Nigeria. After leaving university he initially pursued an academy career.

During the Biafran war (1967-1970) he was a civilian administrator for the port of Bonny, near Ogoni in the Niger Delta. He went on to be businessman, novelist and Tv producer. His long-running satirical Tv series Basi & Co was purported to be the most watched soap opera in Africa.

Ken Saro-Wiwa was constistenly concerned about the treatmen of Ogoni within the Nigerian federation and in 1973 was dimissed from his post as regional comissioner for education in the Rivers state cabinet, for advocating greater Ogoni autonomy.

Troughout his work he often made references to the exploitation he saw around him as the oil and gas industry took riches from the beneath
the feet of the poor Ogoni farmers, and in return left hem polluted and disenfranchised.
Then he died the 10 of november 1995.

Official Page Of Ken Saro Wiwa:
Video :

La trece rosas


In the dawn of August 5, 1939 little after finishing the civil war, in Madrid, 13 girls 7 of them minors were shot by the repression the dictatorship of the pro-Franco army.
The name of this one 13 heroines:
Carmen Barredo, Martina Barosso, Blanca Brissac, Pilar Bueno, Julia Conera, Adelina Garcia, Elena Gil, Virtues Gonzalez, Ana Lopez, Joaquina Lopez, Dionisia Manzanero, Victoria Muñoz and Luisa Rodriguez.
His only one crime was to defend the republican legality against the military elevation of 36 and to have militado in the socialist unified yoth (JSU).
My personal opinion is that I do not agree in that they could not defend the ideas of the persons and more in those times when the women not if it wants were listened;It is possible neither to kill nor compel any person because not this one in agreement with any ideas that certain persons impose.
By:alejandra

Monday, 7 December 2009

Dolores Ibárruri Gómez, La Pasionaria


She was born in 1895 in Gallarta, Vizcaya. She was a politician in the Second Spanish Republic and she fought in the Civil War. She fought for a free country, she fought against Franco and she fought to show everyone that women are free to decide their future. She took part in a hunger strike in 1917. She took part in the foundation of the Spanish Comunist Party in 1921.
In 1931 she came to Madrid to work in the Mundo Obrero newspaper. In 1933 she became president of the Anti fascist Women Union.
La Pasionaria was in prison lots of times, because of her speeches and her participation on lots of comunist protests. She died in Madrid in 1989.
Some of her famous quotes form part of an imaginary set of human ideas of freedom and hope. She has been the inspiration for lots of poets and singers like Pablo Neruda, Rafael Alberti or Ana Belén.
My opinion:
I agree with her because she was one of the first women who entered in politics during the Spanish Republic and then during the Spanish Civil War she participated in the Republic party. She also fought for her ideas going to hunger strikes, talking on the radio giving her opinion, participating on lots of protests etc. All that shows that she was a very brave woman because she wasn’t scare about what can happen to her by doing all that things, and she never resigned to her dreams and ideas.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela


Nació en Mverzo 1918. Fue el primer presidente de Sudáfrica. Tiempo antes de ser elegido, Fue un Importante activista contra la apartheid de que, una Pesar de Ser
Durante improned 27 años, FUE LA Participación en la planificación de las actividades de la resistencia armada.


Whit su política de segregación racial (el apartheid), Mandela se Importancia Dentro de Comi --
nal de África Congreso, especialmente en el Campaña de desobediencia civil de 1952 y el Con --
Congreso de la Aldea de de 1955, en el que la Adopción de la Carta libre Ofrecer el programa principal en la causa contra el apartheid.


Mandela o mor Recibe menos 50 doctorados honoris causa por Diferentes universidades del mundo.
El Pentecostés Mother Teresa de Calcuta, También el Khan, Abdul Ghaffar Khan,, Fue el único extranjero que se distinguió de Pentecostés Bharat Ratna, El presente civil de más prestigio de la India.

Se tiene:
--Premio Arthur Ashe(2009)

--Premio Embajador de la conciencia, otorged de Amnistía de la ciudad,(2006)

--Llaves de la Ciudad(2004)

--Nobelof Premio de la Paz de Mahatme Gandhi.

--Orden de Canadá


--Prinze Príncipe de Asturias a la Cooperación Internacional(1992)

--Orden de San Juan

--Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Martin Luther King



His real name was Michael King Junior,but in a travell that his family did in 1943,his father changed his name into Martin in honor of the protestant leader Martin Lutero.

Martin Luther King was an American clergyman,activist and prominent leader in the African American civil rigths movement .He participed in many protests against to the Vietnam war and to the general poverty .For this activity, he was decorated with the Noble Price of the Peace in 1964.Four years later he died in Memphis,when he was preparated a manifestation.


Luther King,activist of the civils rights since very young,he organized and he took many pacifics activities demanding the rigth to vote,no descrimination and others civils rigths for the people of colour in the United Estates of America.

Between his actions most remembers are: the boicot of the buses in Montgomery in the year 1955;his support to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957;and the leadership of the march about the job of Washington and the free,in 1963 in wich he'll proununce his famous speech 'I Have a Dream' thank to wich will extend to the public awarness about the movements of the civils rigths and he'll become one of the most bigest speakers of the American history .


King is remember as one of the greaters leaders and hero of the United Estate's history of the no violence.He awarded a title the Free Presidencial Medal by Jimmy Carter n 1997 and the United Estate's Gold Medal in 2004.Since 1986 Martin Luther King Day is a festive day in the United States.

MY OPINION:

I think he was a great compaigner,he fougth for the civils rigths and to the general poverty this is very beautiful,maybe if he had not died he can changed somethings in the world
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Saturday, 5 December 2009

MARY ROBINSON


(Irish: Máire Mhic Róibín; born 21 May 1944) served as the seventh, and first female, President of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. She first rose to prominence as an academic, barrister, campaigner and member of the Irish senate (1969–1989). She defeated Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan and Fine Gael's Austin Currie in the 1990 presidential election becoming, as an Independent candidate nominated by the Labour Party, the Workers' Party and independent senators, the first elected president in the office's history not to have had the support of Fianna Fáil.

She is credited by many as having revitalised and liberalised a previously conservative political office. She resigned the presidency four months ahead of the end of her term of office to take up her post in the United Nations. Robinson has been Honorary President of Oxfam InternationalInternational Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and is also a founding member and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders. Robinson is also one of the European members of the Trilateral Commission. since 2002, she is Chair of the

She serves on many boards including as chair of the GAVI Alliance (until 2010). Robinson’s newest project is Realizing Rights: the Ethical Globalization Initiative, which fosters equitable trade and decent work, promotes the right to health and more humane migration policies, works to strengthen women's leadership and encourage corporate responsibility. The organisation also supports capacity building and good governance in developing countries. She is Chancellor of the University of Dublin. Since 2004, she has also been Professor of Practice in International Affairs at Columbia University, where she teaches international human rights. Robinson also visits other colleges and universities where she lectures on human rights.

In 2004, she received Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for her work in promoting human rights.

Rigoberta Menchu




Rigobrta Menchu born in Uspatan guatamela on january 9 of 1959 is a leading indigenous guatamalan and human rights defender .




it has been highlighed by his leadership of the social sturgles nationality and internationaly since very little know injustices discrimination racism and explotation they are sujected to hundreds of thousend or even millions of indigenous people lived in extrame poverty in guantamela during armed his father his mother his brother and serval members of the community were killed by the army.




on febrery 12 2007 anonced that he would run for presidentin guantamela`s presidental election of 2007 his hope of being electing and being the firts woman to hould the office in your country the firts indan in latin america afters mexico`s in the general election of setember 9 2007 was 3% of the vote.






on december 20arrives in the citie of Campeche specifficaly in the town of tenabo to recibed the medal of merit because of his defense of indigenous people.




Friday, 4 December 2009

francois xavier nguyen van thuan


Francois Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was born the 17 of April of 1928, in Hué , a small city in the central region of Vietnam. It came from a family of mértires: in the 1885 all habitants of the village of its mother, had been burned alive in the parish. Only his grandfather had been saved. As well, the ancestors, on the part of his father had been victims of numerous persecutions between 1698 and 1885.



Van thuan live in an atmosphear of incondicional faith. For example her grandmother, when they do the family pray she pray the rosary for priests.Every nicht they narrated storys from the bible to him.the they his son was arested he continue praying asking that he not live the church.


He was ordered priest on th 11 of june of 1953


He go to prision several times without judge and sentence so he stay incomunicate mafter he goes out of prision


One time he goes to prision he ask the guard to do himself a chai with a cross of jesus christe

For more information look in this page: http://www.unav.es/capellina/fluvium/textos/documentacion/igle62.htm


Thursday, 18 June 2009

THE STORY OF TOWERITA AND SEBASTIAN

Once upon a time there was a prince who was riding his speed and he wanted to find a princess, but this princess lived in a castle where we don´t know where it was. This castle had a very, very, very high tower where the princess was locked. In this tower an old wise man lived too and he gave advices to the princess. The princess thought that the old wise man was a good person, but he wasn´t. He had a dragon and when the princes wanted to get married whit the princess, the dragon burned them because the old wise man was in love with the princess. The prince knew this, so he went to speak with a witch and he told her that he wanted to marry ths princess Towerita. The prince promise the witch that if she did the work well, he will give her a big treasure. The witch accepted the contrat but with one condition: " If you want to get married with Towerita, you have to rescue her, but I will give you this flying carpet because there is an old wise man who is in love with Towerita and he has a dragon". The prince flew in his new carpet and arrived at the tower and he met Towerita. He fell in love thinking: "ohh she is beautiful" and Towerita thought: "ohh he is the prince of my dreams". They promise love forever, but a thunderstorm appeared and the prince fell of the carpet. While he was falling an enormous huracane came and he started to fly round and round. Then he appeared in an enormous forest. He didn´t know where he was, he hadn´t the carpet now. Two hours later, an eagle appeared and took him because he wanted to help the prince. The prince was now at the top of the tower with Towerita and they kissed, then someone knocked at the door, it was totalus, the old wise man, and the prince hide under the bed. Totalus had a wolf with him, and he said vera sad: "I´m sorry, Towerita, but your prince is now a wolf". And the prince suddenly appeared and said: "That can´t be true, you´re a lier!". They started to fight. Totalus was a black wizard, and he throw a spell to the prince, but he put the sword between the spell and him and the spell bounced, and Totalus turned into a toad. The prince said to Towerita:" I love you, do you want to marry me?" Towerita answered:" Yes, I love Sebastian, and we can go to live to a house in the woods near the lake!". The prince and the princess became the king and the queen of The Dragon Land and they lived happily ever after.

The eagle and the princess

Once upon a time an old man was always thinking about looking for a treasure.By the time, in the town there was a beautiful princess who was always thinking of having a prince for her own. So she ordered to find the richest man in the kingdom by sending a servant in a carriage. Morticia, a witch thought about the best idea to lie the princess, so she looked for the prince of a nearby kingdom and she turned him into an eagle. The eagle tried to go to the princess kingdom in order to marry her, but he couldn't speak because he was an animal so he decided to stay in the window of the princess to look after her. When the princess woke up inside her castle she realised the eagle was the prince, and he needed the ring of the island treasure to turn him into a prince again. But Morticia had sent a wolf to kill the eagle. However, the wolf stopped in the forest. By the time the old man was going out of the forest but what he didn't know was that the wolf was there too. Morticia caught the eagle and the old man, who was called Asujaín, and she locked them in the tower. Unfortunately there was a horrible thunderstorm and the princess couldn't rescue them because she was in a lost house in the wooods and she couldn't go out due to the storm. She, who was called Willemina, found out that the frog of the house, was a magic one and it had a flying carpet to scape, and flying, she could go to the island to take the magic ring that could turn the eagle into her prince. The tower was supervised by a dragon, so the prince Bartolomeus and Asujaín decided to attack the dragon. While Bartalomeus flew around the dragon, Asujaín took the sword of the prince, and he killed the dragon, so they both could scape. On the other hand, The princess was already in the island looking for the treasure, and she finally found the ring. She gave her crown to the frog and she could give the ring to Bartolomeus. They realised that Asujaín was Bartolomeus father, who had disappeared a lot of years ago, and Willemina and Bartolomeus married happily.

But on the other part of the kingdom, the darkest one, Morticia continued laughing.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

The Butarque News 16


This is the last number of The Butarque News! We hope you all had enjoyed all our numbers and articles but now… it’s summer time!!

The last exams!

We’re ending the last term of the course. Our exams are up to end but we still have five exams: Grammar, Music, Geography, Mathematics and Physics and Chemistry.
We’re very nervous because they’re difficult but we hope we’ll pass all the exams… and if we don’t pass the exams, we must go to September! I wish nobody will repeat the course.

António Sánchez


Summer plans are next year plans!

Summer is here and we want to enjoy it! The beginning of the sunny days, the opening of the swimming pools, the beach… A world of possibilities to have fun every day!

The end of the year is always exciting but now more. We must choose the optional subjects for 4th year and it’s not easy! There are five options: French, Clasical Culture, Maths Ampliation, Physics and Chemistry Ampliation and Biology Ampliation.

The ampliations are for expand our knowledges about the different topics included in the subject. French is to learn this beautiful language as second language, opposite of English and Clasical Culture is to study the ancient Greece and Rome, latin, greek…

If you want to know more, ask to the Department’s Head of the subject.

You must choose also between sciences or letters! There are three specializations: A for sciencies with biology, P&C, and then you could choose Technology or Informatic; B for letters, with music, latin and informatic; and C, with Technology, Informatic and drawing.

Did you choose yet the optional subject of 4º ESO? And the itinerary?

Silvia San Segundo


The last class days
The home stretch of the year is here! We've got one day of activities and another one to say goodbye to the high school.
This is the calendar of June:

  • On the 22nd: party of end of course .This day 3rd º B goes to the swimming pool
  • On The 23rd: delivery of activities for the summer
  • On The 25th: delivery of notes
  • On The 29th: day of claims
  • Of the 1 to 3: delivery of matriculations, in the institute.

The rest of the pupils were registering in September (September 4-7)

Mónica Palomares

Have a nice summer!

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Butarque News 15



Welcome to the 15th issue of The Butarque News! Today we will hear about some interesting things, such as our last trip of the year, the last parties we're going to have there, and finally about our two best basketball players.

The swimming pool.

The next 22nd of June, we are going on a trip to the swimming pool in Carrascal. We will leave our highschool at 9:00 am, and we'll come back at 2:00 pm more or less.
I think we'll do some activities with other students from different highschools, and we will be supervised by teachers, rescuers and monitors. We wanted to go the amusement park, but we couldn't and, fortunately, we have had the chance to go to the swimming pool. Anyway, I think we'll have a good time together, and one of the reasons will be
because we will finish highschool very soon! (By: Lourdes Fuentes Domínguez, 3ºB )


Parties

The 22nd of June, the students of Butarque High School are going to have a little party, because they want to celebrate the end of the year. We will dance, play football and other sports, and see different dancing styles. Finally we hope to have a nice day! (By: Ana Escribano López, 3ºB)

Basketball match

Last Thursday, two of our classmates, Roberto Villegas and Antonio Sánchez, went to play basketball with other people from our higschool and others to Pablo Neruda Higschool. Before going there, we celebrated a pre-selection match in which the best teams that had been good at the P.E. campaign "Ponle un tapón al botellón", would be rewarded with tickets to see a basketball match, and with playing this game with other people from other higschools in Leganés. Unfortunately, our mates didn't win, but they came very proud of their work at 12:45 p.m., when we were having our always interesting, stimulating, fascinating English class. (By: Héctor Egido Jiménez 3ºB )

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Butarque News 14.



Welcome to this week issue of our news program. Today, we will hear about the girls volleyball team in Butarque, the Red Cross an the theater play What women invent. But first,
Butarque volleyball team.
The girls volleyball team managede this year to move to fourth. The game was exciting because the school Antonio Gala was the same that disqualified us last year to move to semifinals. The match was closely contested, but unfortunately the girls lost 1-2 in our school, winning only in the first set. Just before finishing, Bea got injured with a sprained muscle but fortunately it was not very serious and we hope she'll recover soon. So we will have to wait until next year. (By Andrea Z.)

The Red Cross.
On Thursday May 14th, the organization Red Cross came to inform all students about volunteering, explaining what it entails to be a volunteer, the groups with whom you can collaborate, etc. To volunteer you need to be at least 16 years old, but if you're under that age, you can take part in workshops and different activities. In Leganés they are about environment and youth. (By Raquel C.)

What women invent.
The nineteenth of May the group 3ºB was invited by a mate of the class to watch a play, What women invent, played at Rigoberta Menchú Theater. The play is about an old lady who believes in ghosts and her niece. This niece, along with the maids of the house, makes the old woman believe she is dead. The play was very good. (By Iria C.)

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The Butarque News 13.



Strike.

On May 12 there was a strike of Bachillerato supported by almost the whole school who didn't attend classes, they say that soon there will be a second strike (Óscar Moya).




Farewell to Quique.

The substitute teacher of gymnastics has gone away due to the return of Rocío.The pupils of 3ºB wrote to him a letter for him always to remember us. Quique was very grateful. He answered thanking us and giving us his msn address in case we have any doubt. (Carlos Romero)




Break Dance and funky.
In this third term there have been seven workshops. The pupils chose two of then. They have been break dance and funky. In the break dance workshop there were twenty posts on offer and nineteen candidates, but the funky workshop had more candidates than places on offer, so a draw was celebrated. Classes will take place in the small pavillion, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from four 6to six in the aftrernoon. Come and have a look. (Raúl Molina).

Saturday, 2 May 2009

The Butarque News 12.



The Book's Day

During the days 23, 24, 27 and 28 of April the Book's Day was celebrated in our High School. On April 23, the participant winners of poetry and short story, during the break, we were handed our prizes. Then we leaft school and went to the church of El Salvador to read El Quijote.
During the breaks of 24, 27 and 28, of april, there was a book market organized by the department of Spanish. By David.

Saving Private Ryan.

In the IES Butarque the week of film was helc, during which students from third year were able to watch the film Saving Private Ryan. The movie lasted 170 minutes, a film directed by director Steven Spielberg. The film won five Oscars.
During the invasion of Normandy, in the middle of World War II, a group of American soldiers is assigned to a dangerous mission: to save one man. Patrol Captain John Miller must risk their lives to find and bring back home Soldier James Ryan, whose three brothers have died in the war. The last thing known about Ryan is that he was launched with his platoon of paratroopers behind enemy lines. By Roberto.

Break Dance and Funky

Approximately two weeks ago there were polls about the workshops. Among them the choice of the participants was: break dance, funky, graffiti classes among others. After the counting of votes the chosen ones werebrake dance and funky. On April 27 some helpers for coordinating the program passed around the classes of the institute to verify the participants in the two categories. On April 30 the names of those who were involved were published and finally the day May 5 dance classes began. By José Andrés.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

"Vuelve"

Hello! This is the poem winner of the second prize of poetry in the Butarque ^^ Hope you like it!
It's not so personal, it's unlikely in me writing about love =)

Vuelve

¿Dónde estás que no te veo?
¿Dónde quedan nuestros sueños?
Vuelve, vuelve aún te quiero.

Te has ido, y no vuelves
Te has ido sin mis besos
No dejas ni una caricia
No dijiste ni un te quiero.

¿Dónde estás que no te veo?
¿Vuelves ya o es un sueño?
Vuelve, vuelve, te recuerdo.

Se me olvida tu sonrisa,
Tu tacto de terciopelo,
Como brillaban tus ojos
Que me hacían ver el cielo

¿Dónde estás que no te veo?
¿Cumplirás pronto mi sueño?
Vuelve, vuelve o me muero.

(c) Silvia San Segundo, 2008/2009

Mentiras mortales

Well, boys and girls, the teacher has asked the winners of the literature prizes to put them in the blog and here is mine! I really think it's too long, but it's in spanish, and easy to read... I hope the other winners will do it soon!

MENTIRAS MORTALES


Volví a pegarle. Sería la última vez. Podía recuperar el control, calmarme. Una más. Y otra. Y una última en el estómago para dejarle en el suelo. Después me reí y miré a mis dos colegas. Carlos me miraba con su habitual expresión de admiración excesiva. Sentí como mi imagen se deshacía en sus ojos claros antes de mirar a Javier, un chico problemático pero poco agresivo, que me observaba con desaprobación.
-Podrías haberle matado, Adrián. Dime qué te ha hecho ese chaval.
-Es un pijo de mierda, tío, y lo sabes. Ese tío se ha ventilado a mi novia, ¿lo entiendes? Y todo gracias a una camisa de marca y unas zapatillas pijas.
-Quizá le guste –sugirió Carlos, sin malicia.
-Sí claro, y yo soy tu abuela, no te digo. A ninguna tía con un mínimo coeficiente intelectual le puede gustar un tío así.
Carlos bajó la cabeza, como de costumbre. En el fondo me parecía un cobarde, pero me hacía la pelota, y eso me convenía. Le miré detenidamente, y pensé que nunca me había parado a pensar en su aspecto. La verdad es que tenía pinta de chulo barato, pero, a pesar de mi narcisismo, debía reconocer que el tío era bastante guapo.
-Yo sólo digo que este muchacho no se merecía la paliza que le has metido, Adrián. Míralo, no puede ni moverse.
-Pues que llame a su mami.
-Le has roto el móvil –me indicó Carlos por lo bajini.
-¿Qué pasa tíos, que nos vamos a quedar aquí a que vengan los maderos? No quiero volver al reformatorio ese de mierda. Los vigilantes se creían bomberos, no te digo. Yo no vuelvo a pisar eso en la vida.
-Quizá deberías volver y aprender por qué estuviste allí, Adrián –habló de nuevo Javier.
-No quiero hablar de ese tema, tío.
-Tal vez deberías. Es sólo una sugerencia. Puedes hacer con tu vida lo que te dé la gana, que ya eres mayorcito. Pero si piensas que voy a dejar a este chavalín aquí tirado ya te puedes ir dando la vuelta con tu amigo, que ya le faltará tiempo para lamerte el culo. Yo me voy a quedar a ayudarlo.
-Vale ya, ¿no? Que yo no te he hecho nada, tío, ¿qué tienes contra mí? –le preguntó Carlos, encarándole.
-Tengamos la fiesta en paz, ¿no? Ya está bien, creo yo.
-No, de lo que ya está bien es de pegarle palizas a la gente porque te da la gana y encima traerte al niñato este para que disfrute el espectáculo. Adrián, tiene quince años y mucha vida por delante, y no creo que verle en unos cuantos años haciendo lo que tú vas haciendo sea una visión agradable.
-¿Te quieres tranquilizar tronco? –le pregunté a Javier, levantándole el puño.
-Siempre igual, te crees que con levantarme la mano lo tienes todo hecho, tío. Estás muy equivocado.
-¿Se puede saber qué ha pasado aquí? –una mujer joven, no muy alta, e increíblemente atractiva, se había arrodillado frente al pijo.
-No lo sabemos, pasábamos por aquí e intentamos ayudarle, pero mis amigos empezaron a discutir. –Sonrió Carlos.
-Gracias a Dios que he pasado, está escupiendo mucha sangre. Le han pegado bien. Sergio, ¿me oyes?
-Espere… ¿Le conoce?
-Por supuesto, es mi hermano. ¿Me ayudáis o no?
-Lo siento yo me tengo que pirar –solté sin pensar. Salí corriendo. Sólo pensaba en correr y llegar a casa sano y salvo. Sano y salvo, eso que el pijo de Sergio no podría cumplir esta noche. Lloré. Por primera vez en tres años, desde que salí del reformatorio, lloré. Las lágrimas fueron algo útil. Me llevaron a recapacitar sobre aquellos desaprovechados años, sobre que había cumplido veinte años y seguía comportándome como un niño. Y todo, absolutamente todo, porque mi novia, la exuberante y famosa Noelia, había decidido traicionarme. ¿Por qué me costaba tanto entenderlo?
-¿Adrián? –escuché una voz tras la puerta de mi habitación, y cuando abrí la puerta me encontré cara a cara con Sandra, mi hermana pequeña. Era una niña de trece años, guapa, bajita y rubia, con unos ojos verdes iguales a los míos, sólo que los suyos eran limpios y dulces.
Se sentó en mi cama y me cogió la mano.
-¿Qué ha pasado? –preguntó con su voz de soprano ligero.
-Nada –me sequé las lágrimas con el dorso de la mano, pero sospeché que ya era demasiado tarde.
Sandra se quedó mirando al vacío, con el rostro contraído y preocupado. Me incliné hacia ella para darle un beso en la mejilla, pero me rechazó, apartándose.
-¿No crees que hay que poner fin a esto?
-No veo el modo.
Sandra se giró y salió de la habitación, llorando ante una causa perdida.

-¿Estás loco, tío? –me dijo Javier, cuando, al día siguiente, quedamos para salir-. Aquella tía por poco nos mata. Nos quería llevar a declarar como testigos, y le tuvimos que decir que no habíamos visto nada. Aquello sí que fue bueno. Nos dijo que le habíamos pegado nosotros, y se lo llevó al hospital. Creo que está realmente grave.
Yo me reí y sonreí a Carlos, tratando de llamar su atención. Sin embargo, por primera vez, permaneció inmune a mi risa. No sabía que había pasado, pero todo había cambiado en una sola noche. O eso creí hasta que Carlos me devolvió la mirada y dibujó una sonrisa en su redondo rostro adolescente. Me sentí mucho más tranquilo.
-¿Vamos hoy a mi casa? –propuse-. No está mi hermana.
Javier pareció ponerse tenso, aunque deduje que sería un escalofrío.
-No… Vamos donde siempre –e inició el paso. ¿Desde cuándo se rechazaban mis propuestas?
Sin embargo les seguí hasta el pequeño y aislado parque dónde nos reuníamos normalmente. Me senté al borde de un banco y encendí un cigarrillo. Le ofrecí uno a los chicos, que declinaron la oferta. No sabía por qué, pero tenía un mal presentimiento. Mis temores se realizaron cuando vi un Audi recién matriculado dirigirse hacia nosotros. Pero cuando me giré para avisar a mis amigos, no había nadie.
-¿Qué queréis? –pregunté cuando un chaval alto, musculoso y moreno se acercó.
-Así que tú… Lo suponía. Te creías muy listo allí –lo recordaba. Era un chico del reformatorio, le había pegado para quitarle el tabaco en un par de ocasiones.
-¿A qué viene esto?
-Tu amiguito ese al que has pegado me ha pagado. Bueno, miento, lo ha hecho su adorable hermana. A tus amigos también les pagó. No se lo tengas en cuenta.
-¿Pagado para qué? -y vi el revólver.
Mi último pensamiento, fue para mi hermana, mi niña, la única persona que había confiado en mí. Por culpa de mis continuas mentiras, se iba a quedar sola. Recordé su rostro, y, arrepintiéndome de mi propia vida, me dejé llevar por la muerte.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The Butarque News 11

Literature Prizes & The International Day of the Book
Silvia San Segundo

The past March, as you must remember, we’d announce the winners of the Butarque Literary Contest. And, now, we’re inviting you to the Prize Giving.

It’s going to be celebrate on Thursday 23rd, because (I hope all you know it) it’s International Day of the Book. On April 23rd, three of the most popular and better writers (Shakespeare, Cervantes and Garcilaso) died.

So, in the morning, the Literature Department is going to proceed to give the winner their awards and then, some teachers and the winners will go to the centre of Leganés to read some fragments of “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha”. It’s a tradition!

So if you haven’t got class and want to read it in public to celebrate International Day of the Book, come on and go to the Salvador Church and enjoy this beautiful book.

CDI Tests
Antonio Sánchez

On Thursday 21st we did the famous test of CDI (Conocimientos y Destrezas Indispensables or Essentials Knowledges and Squills). It's a test only for the Comunidad de Madrid students and it's to know how smart we are.

There are two parts: Maths and Language & Literature. A teacher of Luis Vives called Luis came to pass us the test. It wasn't difficult but not easy.

We all want to know the results but we don't know if they're going to tell it.

The school trip is going to be late
Mónica Palomares

On April 24 a few students of the institute were going to go to a contest of mathematical photography. The school trip was going to be in the zoo. Because of the bad weatherlike the school trip was cancelled and delayed. It will be on Wednesday 29th of April. I hope this day the weatherlike be good. Of this class go Silvia San Segundo , Héctor Egido and me, Mónica Palomares.

PS: this day is the final of the TV programma "Fama a bailar" and i hope you'll see it! It will be celebrated on Leganés' "Cubierta".

Monday, 13 April 2009

GLASGOW


This Easter my parents led me to Glasgow of holidays to visit his city and all its monuments. Upon arrival the first thing we did was settle on a 4-star hotel, then ate and finally went to see the wonderful monuments containing Glasgow City starting with the stadium is called Celtic Hampden Park has hosted the final of the UEFA Cup in 2007 and the stadium is called the Glasgow ranger Inbox stadium. Then we went to the library Mitchell, spacious and comfortable, is considered one of the most important libraries of Europe for its extensive collection of books, newspapers, photographs and maps, I was shocked that you can find endless information and read a variety of books. Glasgow is a cultural city full of museums, art galleries, theatres most of them are public and free. Also visit the manufactures of cotton, textiles based on their trade, also in the abundance of coal and iron has become an important industrial centre of Scotland. What a pity! Just the holidays, but I am pleased to have gone to Glasgow City a major city for its great variety both as culture and sports industrial




Sunday, 12 April 2009

Easter in Glasgow


This Easter was the funniest Easter in all my life. My friends and I were to Glasgow, the second biggest city in Scotland and it was great!We arrived into Glasgow on Monday 6. We went to the Hunteriam Museum. Someone was yawning all the visit, but I’ve enjoyed a lot that place.We had dinner in the West End. And then, go to bed! We were very tired.

We spend all Tuesday’s morning shopping! Buchanan Street, Prince’s Square and Merchant City were great.The boys wanted to go to Celtic Park, the stadium of Celtic FC. We learnt a lot about this Glaswegian team, and we decided to visit the Ibrox Stadium, the stadium of the rival team Glasgow Rangers.

Wednesday was the day of excursions. We visited the Mackintosh Society and the Hill House.
In Thursday morning we visited the University of Glasgow, one of the oldest universities in Britain. We also were in Kelvingrove Park, a very big park next to the university.

In the afternoon we did the suitcases and went to the airport to came back home.

Silvia San Segundo - 3º B

SUMMER IN GLASGOW


Last summer I was in glasgow in one of the hotels in the Buchanan Street.
The first week I visited the Glasgow city. I saw many museums of this city like the Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery,Burrel collection, where I saw pictures of painters as important as Renoirand Cezane, The Museum of the Transport. I shopped in the Princes square , it's fantastic ! ,there are many shops and bars , tea rooms and it's very big . I bought many things for my and my family.Also I was in the West End and there are incredible antique shops, places of crafts and old bookshops, things very originals. To eat I found a Spanish bar Barca Tapas Cafe Andaluz. The food was really nice it was as if you were in own Spain .
Also I visited the society of Mackintosh , and One of the things that more I liked was the stadium of the Celtic Glasgow .The stadium is impressive and the people are very nice and agreeable. And to end I visited the university of Glasgow .It's an enormous place and very curious of seeing and the boys were very gallants.
The trip was very exciting and enterteining .
I would like to return to Glasgow !.

I was to Glasgow


This Easter holidays my friends and I have been to Glasgow. This city is fantastic, it has got all, good shopping centres, very nice buildings and a interesting science centre.

The first day we decided to walk to The West End, I really like this quartier because it has got so beautiful houses and also an important history. The next day we went to Glasgow's Tower because the day was very good (it wasn't cloudy). The best of all were the sights, almost all the city can be watched. The next days we were in some importants shopping centres like Buchanana Street and also we were in the Hunterain Museum and seeing some Mackintosh works (a Glaswegian architect and later a pinter and a designer).

In conclusion, Glasgow it's fantastic and I had a very good time.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Four days in Glasgow


In the last summer my friends and I went to Glasgow for 4 days, the other most importan Scottish city. I liked stay here, because there were a lof of shops for buy presents to my family.The frist day we visited with a tourist guide George Square, Buchanan Street and Merchant City. The second day we went to the Hunterian Musium, in that place we saw a lot of diferents but fantastic exhibitions. The third at 7 pm we went to many differents pubs until 10 pm. Then we went to the hotel, it called Alexander Thomson. And the last days we decided did a party for celebrated the trip. In the morning we went to the airport to return to Madrid. With only 4 days you can visit Glasgow too.

Visit to Glasgow


Hello, what's up? I am going to count the trip I made last year to Scotland.

First I visited the capital, Edinburgh.

Then I went to Glasqow, which is a very nice city with nice people.

The first day, after leaving the bags in the most plushy hotel in Glasgow, I went to see the University, one of the oldest in Europe.

The next day I went to a match at the Celtic Football Club Celtic Park with other supporters.
Then we went to a café in Buchanan Street.

The next day, the last day of my visit, I went to see the beautiful cathedral, which is next to the university. Finally I saw the Hunterian Museum.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

End Of Year Trip

Dear teachers of Butarque:

I will sincerely tell you that we chose perfectly our destination; Glasgow is one of the most fascinating cities of Scotland!
Firstly, the day after arriving to the hotel, we decided to visit some shopping streets, and our guide recommend us going to Buckanan Street, in the city centre. There are a lot of shops that aren't in Leganés, so I personally took advantages of it and I bought some presents.

The next day, there were some planned activities: we could go to a football match where The Celtic Football Club played, we could visit the University of Glasgow, or finally we could do an art excursion, which showed us some Mackintosh works ( a Glaswegian architect) and the hunterian museum.

As a conclusion, I must tell that I visited everything due to we had a very long week. Besides we learnt a lot and enjoy our visit, but, don't be jealous; we tried to buy some souvenirs.

We´ll see when we arrive there. Wishes:

Héctor

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

GLASGOW, A WONDERFUL CITY


Hello Elena:

I must say I'm missing you a lot, but I'm also having so fun! I'm with all my friends visiting this wonderful city.

On Monday we went to the West End where we visited some streets like the Buchanan Street, the Prince's Square and the Merchant City. It was raining, but the city was beautiful with all the rain.

On Tuesday and on Wednesday we went to visit the Hunterian Museum, which has a fantastic dinosaur's footprints collection.

This summer I think you should visit the Mackintosh Museum and specially The Willow Tea Rooms.

This week-end The Old Firm is playing!

Kisses and love

Alicia

I was in Glasgow

Dear Lucia:
Guess where I am writing from-I arrived to Glasgow six days ago after a few hours in a plane. After, I couldn´t speak with you because my mobile phone had dissapear.

This place´s fantastic because it rains a lot. I think it´s a perfect place for this holidays.

First, I visited the city centre where are the most importants shopping areas. I visited Buchanan shopping centre. I bought clothes and presents . I spent a lot of money. After,I visited museums and I met people. I learned a lot of languages.

Have to finish - I am going to visit more places in Glasgow because I think that it´s beautiful. Moreover, I am going to take pics for after you see.
I´ll see you when I arrive to Spain. I´ll write again from there.
love XX,
Aitana

Monday, 6 April 2009

Letter from Glasgow

Dear Laura:

I arrived to Glasgow after a few hours. When I arrived, I went to our hotel and I got slept.

I first visited the city centre, the most important shopping areas of the city. I visited Buchanan Shopping Centre, and it was really cool! I bought some clothes and presents.

I also visited the West End. I really enjoyed that part of the city, because it has a great history.

I met some guys and we had a lot of things in common. Especially one of them was very nice.

The last day, they gave us their telephone number. They're the best part of Glasgow!

Kisses,
Lourdes