Thursday, May 31, 2007

1st of June – Children’s day...

On the 1st of June, we celebrate Children's Day. This day pays tribute to all children of the world.

The child is a very beautiful being, but unfortunately there are children that are victims of violence and racism, children that haven’t access to the essential things, innocent children that suffer with the war…

Children are the future. They have right to grow with health, love and understanding, to be protected against the exploitation and cruelty, to be fed, to be given a proper house and medical assistance and they have the right to education. All children deserve to be happy!

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with hostility,
they learn to fight.

If children live with ridicule,
they learn to be shy.

If children live with tolerance,
they learn to be patient.

If children live with encouragement,
they learn confidence.

If children live with praise,
they learn to appreciate.

If children live with fairness,
they learn justice.

If children live with security,
they learn faith.

If children live with approval,
they learn to like themselves.

If children live with acceptance, and friendship,
they learn to find love in the world.

Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph. D.

By Carla and Eugénia, 11ºD

Friday, May 25, 2007

First Cultural Days in Escola Secundária de Felgueiras...

On the 18th and 19th May, we had the first Cultural Days in our school.

The cultural Days were an event that provided many activities to all community (students, teachers, parents…).

During these two days it was possible to attend a match of masculine and feminine Futsal, a game of Football between parents and teachers, to watch films, to see children’s theatre, to participate in lectures and conferences, activities of the academy (aerofit, aerobic…), to attend Arraial Minhoto, the concert of the Banda de Música Ligeira da GNR and the concert of other groups, as for example, Da Ruthless.

Da Ruthless is a group that has two boys of our class, who with their guitars and voice had captivated the interest of the public.

With this fantastic event the school promoted its educational offers and provided all the community pleasant moments. It was a great time to forget a little bit our responsibilities and to relax as well… A different day…

By Carla, Márcia and Patrícia,

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Rock in Rio...

It's the biggest music festival of all times. It was realized at the first time in Brazil in 1985, and it was held for the men whose name's Roberto Medina. One day this men decided that his country (Brazil) had all conditions to get involve in a project that would bring the best music stars of all world to a local that later was named “Cidade do Rock” (Rock city) with the biggest platform of all world! This festival internationalized with the first edition of Rock in Rio – Lisboa (in Lisbon, Portugal) in 2004 and brought some stars like: Paul McCartney, Ben Harper, Evanescence, Foo Fighters, Moonspell, slipknot, Metalica, Sugababes, Britney Spears, Black Eyed peas, Ivete Sangalo, Alicia Keys, etc. And it came back in the last year (2006). This festival become known because the idea of the businessman Medina, that donated a part of the festival revenue destined for social projects and festival resort to solar panels for energy production for the assembly and disassembly of the platform. So it was named as “Rock in Rio Por um mundo melhor” (Rock in Rio for a Better World) Medina announced that the next festival will be in Madrid – Spain and in Lisbon - Portugal in 2008 and one more time will be a stage for many world stars!

By: Ana Isabel and Andreia Susana, 11ºD

Thursday, May 17, 2007


We can think that we are very proud of our country and our landscapes. But if you have an opportunity, you will realize that we have many reasons to say so.
Look at your country.

There are many beautiful and wonderful landscapes, as you can understand from the previous post… But now we will show you a wonderful small world that belongs to Portugal, AZORES!!!
Azores…What a beautiful place! This is an archipelago formed by nine islands, whose names are: Flores, Corvo, Faial, Graciosa, Pico, Santa Maria, São Jorge, São Miguel and Terceira.
Azores are a paradise for nature lovers. With fantastic forms of lakes and lagoons, marvellous view to the ocean, deep craters of old volcanoes, landscapes that keep the original purity and with all this green splendour, the Azores are synonym of an unforgettable experience.

Flores symbolizes one pearl in the Atlantic Ocean, with their beautiful waterfalls, and many landscapes. We can say that this island represents the light of this archipelago.

Corvo, further then the white houses that it is holding, it is very rich in geological phenomens, because in this island there are two lagoons that have been formed in the older craters of volcanoes. Corvo is the smaller island of this archipelago, but a beautiful place, too.

Faial is other island that is very famous for its very important volcano “Capelinhos” that was born from the depth ocean.

In Graciosa there is another volcano which is inactive so we can go down and appreciate its bottom.

Pico is considered the highest point of all Portugal including the continent and the two archipelagos: Madeira and Açores.

Santa Maria and São Jorge are other islands very rich of beautiful places.

São Miguel has got many monuments and fantastic scenery. It has an excellent, rich gastronomy and the craftwork.

Terceira is a biggest heritage that nature brings to us, with all the power of life.

We can use many words to describe these wonderful islands. In spite of being very proud of this archipelago, we have never visited this place. However, we know we will go there.

We invite all of you to visit this incredible place!

By Carla, Eugénia and Genoveva, 11º D

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Our flag, our nation…

The Portuguese flag has a great symbolism about the Portuguese history, a country with more than 800 years of history.
Our flag is bipartite in two fundamental colours, dark green and red. In the centre, and to unite the two colours, there is the coat of national arms, edged of white and placed above the Manuelina armillary sphere, in yellow and black.
As I said, each part of Portuguese flag has a great meaning:

-The five blue shields represent the five moor kings defeated by the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, at the Battle of Ourique;
-The dots inside the blue shields represent the five wounds of Christ when crucified;
-Counting the dots and doubling those five in the centre, there are thirty dots that represents the coins Judas received for having betrayed Christ;
-The seven castles represent the fortified cities D. Afonso Henriques conquered from the moors;

-The globe represents the world discovered by the Portuguese navigators in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries;

-The green strip is meant to symbolize hope for the future and the red the blood of the nation’s heroes.

This is our flag, a symbol of pride, honour, hope and history, like one day Camões said:
“This is my fortunate, beloved homeland”.

By Cátia, 11ºD

Monday, May 7, 2007

Seven wonders of Portugal

We live in a wonderful country, and there’s no doubt about it… We have great natural views, but also fantastic monuments, imagined and built by the human race.
This year the new Seven Wonders of the World will be elected. Beautiful monuments with great histories, in an event held in Lisbon, our capital.
To take advantage of this worldwide event, Portugal is also selecting the seven Portuguese, because in spite of being a small country, we have beautiful places with fantastic monuments.

There are 21 finalists, but there are some favorites:
Castelo de Almourol
Castelo de Guimarães
Castelo de Marvão
Castelo de Óbidos
Convento de Cristo
Convento e Basílica de Mafra
Fortaleza de Sagres
Fortificações de Monsaraz
Igreja de São Francisco
Igreja e Torre dos Clérigos
Mosteiro da Batalha
Mosteiro de Alcobaça
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Paço Ducal de Vila Viçosa
Universidade de Coimbra
Palácio de Mateus
Palácio Nacional da Pena
Palácio Nacional de Queluz
Ruínas de Conímbriga
Templo Romano de Évora
Torre de Belém

The final results will be advanced, on the 7th July 2007 in Luz Stadium, simultaneously with the results of the most amazing places and monuments of the world.
We invite you to participate in this election, and of course to visit our country, that has great climate, hospitable and warm people and of course beautiful landscapes…

by Narcisa and Genoveva 11ºD