On Thursday 5th October, we held at Garbí – Pere Vergés Esplugues our annual Cambridge Ceremony. This year we had the presence of Mr. Tom Wogan from Exams Cataluña, who reflected on the importance of learning English in a fun and motivating way.
Afterwards, the results of the CLIL activity during the 2016-2017 academic year were presented. The school’s CLIL approach follows the premise of using English as a vehicular language to gain knowledge on other areas. During last academic year, students at Garbí – Pere Vergés participated in an average of 83 hours of CLIL activities, including class discussions, watching movies, reading articles and writing essays, among other activities. These 83 hours, added to an average of 140 hours of English classes, represent approximately 25% of English exposure throughout the whole year’s teaching hours.
We sincerely believe that this is how our students will integrate the use of English into their everyday life. As a result, more than 200 diplomas were awarded at this year’s ceremony. Success is our commitment: we consider that English must be learnt at school and this is why we will continue working in order to give the most meaningful and exemplary education to our students.
From the Àmbit de Llengües i Comunicació, we would like to thank Mr. Wogan, the school’s management team, teachers and, of course, families and students for joining us during this celebration.
Let’s keep working together!