EDUCATIONAL CURRENT NEWS
We invited Jorge Gutiérrez, director of the association `Dale Una Vuelta’ for a talk for Primary and Secondary parents as follow up to our awareness campaign. The aim of this session was to raise awareness of the importance of sexuality and affectivity in human beings, of the new pornography, and to provide parents with tools to address this issue with their children. We also listened to his ideas about the different practices that exist in the digital sphere in relation to pornography and sexuality. You can find his presentation on the news section of the website’s parents area.
Recommendations for KS2 families onwards
As follow up to RPS Families recommendation, his month we suggest for KS3 students the workshops organised by AECC:
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN EYFS/PRIMARY AND SECONDARY?
To introduce Year 5 Opera project, the students visited the Teatro Real for a guided tour, where they had the chance to see the way an opera house works to create its performances. Sitting on the red velvet seats in the stalls, they had the chance to listen to the guide explaining the details of the main hall, while they saw the orchestra pit, the big chandelier, and the balconies all around.
They also walked up and down the theatre, visiting the make-up and characterization, costumes and wigs workshops, rehearsal rooms, the ‘camerinos’ and the backstage. The experience finished at the main terrace where they could take a look at the Plaza de Oriente and the Palacio Real.
They all were very excited about all they had seen and the guides expressed their surprise at our students’ musical level. It definitely was a great start!
As part of their music curriculum, Years 6, 7 and 8 attended an adaptation of Gioachino Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’, at the Real Teatro de Retiro. It was an amazing, colourful and children-friendly version. Following on from class work on details about Rossini’s life, the opera libretto and the different characters, the performance brought all this to life for our students.
We all enjoy the experience very much!
Nina Jackson’s CPD programme for staff
Richmond Park School teaching staff attended a professional development training morning on Saturday 4 November 2023. The session focused on the fizz of teaching led by Nina Jackson. Nina has a wealth of experience in education including the publication of teaching books for colleagues to use and share in educational centers around the world. She traveled from the UK to be with us.
This was an interactive session with lots of opportunity to collaborate and share ideas. Staff were able to use a range of interactive applications to trial new ideas and to look at priorities moving forward. Nina gave a presentation about different ways to create excitement in the classroom.
There were educational discussions amongst colleagues and key stages which were exciting. It is possible to use a range of approaches with our classes at different stages of the learning journey. The fundamental conclusion being that we all learn and think in a variety of ways and need to delve into a variety of approaches when working with our learners in the school.
Supporting the American Women’s Bazaar
15 students from Richmond Park School volunteered to help out with the American Women’s Bazaar on Sunday November 19 at the Intercontinental Hotel on the Paseo de la Castellana.
Maria Sibila, one of the organisers wrote to thank us saying that “the volunteers did a fantastic job. It was great having them there throughout the day! Great kids!
El Ratoncito Pérez, a play for EYFS
All Nursery classes had a great trip to Teatro Luchana last week. The students did extremely well and were captivated by the performance of “El Ratoncito Pérez”. Another highlight was taking our first bus journey together. We were all very excited about experiencing this special event and look forward to our next excursion!
Football league team vs. Manila Estrellas
Richmond Park School team completed their preparations for the league season with a 12-4 victory over Manila Estrellas on Saturday 28 October. In an entertaining match hosted by Richmond Park School, both teams played with excellent spirit and competed well.
Iban made some great saves and was protected well by the two centre backs, Pablo and Pedro. RPS showed off their attacking skills with the terrific trio Guille, Gonzalo and Martin all adding multiple goals to the scoresheet. Alvaro held the ball up superbly in attack and added the 12th goal.
Erick brought a great energy to the team from midfield and Alejandro excited on the wing, delivering another fantastic performance. Gabriel returned to the squad after injury and everyone was delighted to welcome him back.
On Saturday 4 November the league season commences with a fixture against Numontinos. The whole squad has prepared brilliantly, and we are all excited for the season to begin.
First victory against Numontinos
On a rainy Saturday morning, Richmond Park School’s team started their league campaign with a victory against Numontinos. The team put in a terrific performance which was reflected in the 17-0 scoreline.
There were goals galore but the team’s success started with some solid goalkeeping from Iban. He was always calm and composed and distributed the ball well. Pablo and Pedro were a solid base in defence once again and Juan Pedro and Alejandro had great games, playing in both defence and attack. William started the game up front and lead the line superbly.
Guille, Gonzalo, Martin, Erick and Gabriel added multiple goals each, showcasing the team’s attacking firepower. Angela put in a brilliant performance and added a goal to compliment her fantastic all-round play.
The team now has a week away from league action and will play a friendly match next Saturday 11 November here at Richmond Park School. Our next competitive fixture is on 18 November against St George School.
Friendly match against Hortaleza
Richmond Park hosted Hortaleza in an exciting friendly match on Saturday, which finished 5-3 to the visiting team.
Iban and Alvaro made some outstanding saves to keep us in the match, showing great athleticism on multiple occasions. The defending from Pedro, Pablo, Alejandro, Juan Pedro and Angela was fantastic and they contributed magnificently. Guille, Gabriel and William also worked hard for the team and played some excellent football in midfield. Martin impressed with his dribbling on the wings and Erick showed his quality again playing in a number of different positions.
Richmond put in a spirited performance against a very strong oponent. After going 2-0 and then 3-1 down, we never gave up and got back on level terms thanks to a brilliant double from Gonzalo and a great strike from Beltran. Hortaleza put a lot of pressure on in the second half and scored two late goals to eventually win the game.
Football match against St. George’s School
This Saturday we played against St George school. It was a sunny day and we knew it was going to be a great day for Richmond Football Team.
Iban, Juan Pedro, Angela, Pedro, Alejandro and William were doing a great job guarding the goal. Gonzalo, Erik, Guille, Alejandro, Angela and me, Martin, were quickly moving the ball box to box and scoring many goals. The final score was 15-3 but above the result we played a great game as a team. Well done, Richmond!” Written by Martin, 4M.
A special well done to our first captain, Pedro, who led the team by example. Well done, Pedro!
Friendly tag-rugby against Dallington
Year 7 participated in a friendly round of tag-rugby matches this week. The students were mixed and played 3 different matches against Dallington School.
The students played some fantastic tag-rugby and were able to achieve a really good level of success following weeks of work in lessons.
We would like to thank Dallington for hosting us and a big well done to all of the students for playing so well!
Match against Colegio Valdeluz
“Last Saturday’s match took place in Hortaleza and our opponent was Valdeluz. Our game was good, not only with our passing but also at shooting. The first half was very equal, but then in the second half we had an incredible recovery with a final score of 8-4 to Richmond.
We showed very good skills when defending and attacking. We had several opportunities to score, and finally we had 8. The goal scorers were: Gonzalo x3, Martin x2, Erick x2 and Guille x1.” Written by Iban in 5I
We work as a team. WELLDONE RICHMOND PARK SCHOOL FC!
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