Friday, 2 December 2016

ESO4 class worked on Human Rights Awareness

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Heraldry of Trujillo

This past Monday, the tourism students of IES Turgalium hosted a walking tour in the old

part of Trujillo. This tour focused on the heraldry of the old city, and the students displayed a

wealth of knowledge about various important families of Trujillo’s past. The tour began with the

Chaves family’s coat of arms and concluded with the Virgen of Victory in the main square. It

was great to see the students display what they’ve learned in class, and it became quite clear that

there is a lot to know in order to give a tour of a city like Trujillo. The way in which the students

described each coat of arms and answered various questions shows the hard work they’ve put

into their studies this year. Going on this walking tour was fascinating, especially as the

Language Assistant at Turgalium. I felt like I had taken a step back in time, and it was

particularly interesting since Trujillo is older than the entire United States. Thank you, Turgalim

tourism students, for a wonderful tour of Trujillo!

Austin Marzano
Assistant teacher.

Human rights watch: Youth for Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

United Nations
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Simplified Version of the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

1. We Are All Born Free & Equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.

2. Don’t Discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.

3. The Right to Life. We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.

4. No Slavery. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.

5. No Torture. Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.

6. You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go. I am a person just like you!

7. We’re All Equal Before the Law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.

8. Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law. We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.

9. No Unfair Detainment. Nobody has the right to put us in prison without good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country.

10. The Right to Trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.

11. We’re Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty. Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true.

12. The Right to Privacy. Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters, or bother us or our family without a good reason.

13. Freedom to Move. We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.

14. The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live. If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.

15. Right to a Nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country.
16. Marriage and Family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.
17. The Right to Your Own Things. Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.

18. Freedom of Thought. We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.

19. Freedom of Expression. We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.

20. The Right to Public Assembly. We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.
21. The Right to Democracy. We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.

22. Social Security. We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and childcare, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.

23. Workers’ Rights. Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.

24. The Right to Play. We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.

25. Food and Shelter for All. We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.

26. The Right to Education. Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn.

27. Copyright. Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that art, science and learning bring.

28. A Fair and Free World. There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.

29. Responsibility. We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.

30. No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights.

What are human rights?

What are human rights?

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

What’s the Remembrance Day and Why it Matters

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One. At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.
A national ceremony takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The Cenotaph stands in the middle of the road in Whitehall (part of London for those who are wondering). It was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens and erected in 1919. It is a bare stature save for the carved wreaths on each end and the words “The Glorious Dead” as chosen by the author Rudyard Kipling.  To me seeing the Cenotaph in the middle of the road paying homage to the war dead was certainly a stark reminder of the destruction man can cause. I must have walked past it at least ten times, stopping each time, thinking.
The Cenotaph located in Whitehall, London. Taken September, 2010.
The first such modern ceremony was held on 11 November 1919, following a suggestion by King George V for a two-minute silence across the United Kingdom and a ceremony to take place in London. Thousands had gathered around the wood-and-plaster Cenotaph in Whitehall, where Prime Minister David Lloyd George walked from Downing Street to place a wreath. Every year the Queen lays the first wreath at the Cenotaph.
The poppy symbolizes hope and life. Flanders Fields which is located in the western part of Belgium saw some of the most bloodiest and concentrated fighting during World War I. Complete and utter devastation as buildings, homes, roads, trees and everything in it’s path were decimated. Where homes once stood contained a sea of mud, the graves of the dead although men still lived and fought among their fallen comrades. Ironically, the poppy was the only living thing that survived from that area, therefore a symbol of survival, life, hope and reassurance to the brave men still fighting.
A Canadian doctor serving with the Canadian Air Force was so touched by what he witnessed he penned a poem called Flanders Fields. Dr. John McCrae published his poem and the poppy soon became a popular symbol for those who perished in battle.
Lest We Forget Poppy
In Flanders Fields:
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

Flanders Fields

Reciting the POEms (ESO4 CLASS)

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Enjoying our first trip!

Last Tuesday, the Tourism Vocational Training students were our tour managers and explained the most important places that we passed while we were on the bus.

The first stop was the Vostell Museum in Malpartida de Cáceres and thanks to the guide there, we were able to understand more about Wolf Vostell's contemporany art.

Next, we went to Santiago de Alcántara where the guides were waiting to lead us to the Buraco Cave.

Later, we had free time to eat lunch.
In the afternoon, we visited the culture of the Dolmen Interpretation Centre and an actual dolmen called 'Lagunita III'.

We had a great time and had a lot of fun.

Ana Álvarez and Jessica Barras.
Tourism Students.

Thursday, 3 November 2016