terça-feira, 17 de maio de 2016


 Volunteering is a social action performed by young adults or nonprofit young people to help an association, an event, school, festival, etc. 
Volunteering can help you try out your interests and make decision about future study or career directions. It can also help to build the experience you need to take up paid work. 

Who does volunteer work at music festivals, film or arts have free tickets and benefits of priorities that others do not have. 
Volunteering is free and there are several ways to do this: 
- Personally, helping to organize a charity event, for example; 
- Contributing to a small payment for some solidarity association; 
- Distributing leaflets of some festival for charity. 
In the UK, there are huge festivals, where volunteers work eight hours a day and receive tickets to eat free or drink a free tea and biscuits. 
But it is not only in the UK that this happens, it happens also in other countries such as Portugal, Australia, etc. 
And to volunteer just go to own websites and sign up.
Your help is precious to the world! 


Student: Ana Reis 9º2ª nº 2

Saint George's Day

ImageImageIt is celebrated by various Christian Churches and various nations , kingdoms , countries and cities , where St. George is the patron saint . The St. George's day is celebrated on 23 April. Since Easter often falls close to St. George's Day , the celebration of the feast of the church can be transferred from 23 Abril 
St George's Day in England remembers St George, England's patron saint. The anniversary of his death, which is on April 23, is seen as England's national day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess. 

St George's Day used to be a national holiday in England. It is now an observance that is celebrated with parades, dancing and other activities. Flags with the image of St George's cross are flown on some buildings, especially pubs, and a few people wear a red rose on their lapel. Church services on the Sunday closest to April 23 often include the hymn 'Jerusalem', written by the poet William Blake. The words describe a supposed visit to Glastonbury, England, by Jesus Christ during his youth. 

April 23 is not a public holiday. Schools, stores, post offices, businesses and other organizations are open as usual. Public transport services run to their usual timetables. ~

Student: Marta Coelho 

Exchange Programe

Not everyone has the opportunity to participate in an exchange program because for some people, studying in another country is a little difficult because they have to move away from their family, their country and their culture. 
On the one hand it is good, because they know new people, perhaps new languages, new cultures and new festivities. On the other hand, people get a little bit of fear because they are not sure they will be well received, or maybe  the host family  is not the ideal one, but like everything in life, we have to try, wether we like it or not. 
The host families learn a lot with us, teach us a lot and we learn from them and teach them  the culture of our country. All that we bring from the host country will be in our memory and the rest of our life as friends, maturity and cultural understanding. Certainly exchange programs are  innovative interesting adventurefor our culture. Image

Student: Ana Reis 9º2ª nº 2 

Mid summer's Day

The festival is primarily a Celtic fire festival, representing the middle of summer, and the shortening of the days on their gradual march to winter. Midsummer is traditionally celebrated on either the 23rd or 24th of June, although the longest day actually falls on the 21st of June. The importance of the day to our ancestors can be traced back many thousands of years, and many stone circles and other ancient monuments are aligned to the sunrise on Midsummer's Day. Probably the most famous alignment is that at Stonehenge, where the sun rises over the heel stone, framed by the giant trilithons on Midsummer morning. 
In antiquity midsummer fires were lit in high places all over the countryside, and in some areas of Scotland Midsummer fires were still being lit well into the 18th century.  
After Christianity became adopted in Britain, the festival became known as St John's day and was still celebrated as an important day in the church calendar; the birthday of St John the Baptist. 
The festival is still important to pagans today, including the modern day druids who (barring any trouble) celebrate the solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire. For them the light of the sun on Midsummer's Day signifies the sacred Awen.
Students: Catarina Rodrigues, Cheila Alvarez, Mariana Pereira