Monday, 29 April 2013

Canadian Project: Galicia and Alberta Cultural Bites. Skype Date. 2nd. Part.

Today we had our second Skype session with the Dalhousie School of Calgary in Alberta, Canada and our Grade 4, 5 and 6 participating. After greeting one another and talking about the weather, we began our exposition on Galicia in English talking about the Languages spoken in Galicia, Geography of Galicia, its Architecture, The Way of ST. James, Galician Traditions and Festivals, Galician Music, animals and food.
We also had a surprise for the Canadian students! Two of our students, a boy and a girl, dressed in Galician traditional clothing and some of our students played a traditional Galician song and danced "The Muñeira".
Afterwards, we exchanged questions and sang together. This time the Canadian students surprised us by singing in Spanish "La Tarara sí. La Tarara no". They did it wonderful. It was awesome!
We also agreed it was a great experience and hope to stay in contact.
I'd like to thank Brenna Eileen Eaton, Paula Campos Caldas and Juan CarlosVázquez Vázquez for their collaboration.
Ana Isabel Ferreirós Rey.

Here is one video that exemplifies one section of the students´ exposition, when a student is telling the story of the Way of St. James Pilgrimage:

Since the Canadian students were interested in the games our students play in the school playground, we´d like to share this video with them, in which some of our students are playing petanque or as we say "petanca". This game consists on throwing balls. First of all, one student throws a small red ball. Later on, they take turns throwing big black balls. The winner is the one that throws the black ball closest to the red ball.

Next, you can see some pictures of the skype date:

We´d also like to share this quick video with the canadian students, so that they can watch our lovely views from the English class to the Ría de Vigo and the Cíes Islands:

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