School Blog

Reflexiones, consejos y emociones que a diario nos asaltan en este trabajo que supone dirigir un centro docente / Thoughts, advice and emotions that occur to us as we work every day to achieve academic excellence at our school.

Category: Opiniones de alumnos / Student Opinion (Page 1 of 3)

Circular History: Secondary Trip to Berlin / Historia circular: Viaje de Secundaria a Berlín

By Carlos B, Year 11 student

Eighty years ago, my great-grandmother found herself and her young family in Berlin at the height of the Second World War. The British had been bombing the capital of Nazi Germany since their first daring raid against the capital of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich in August 1940, and in 1943 a massive raid by Royal Air Force bombers caused the virtual destruction of one of the most iconic landmarks in Berlin, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. This neo-Romanesque church was gutted by fire bombs, and the spire partly collapsed. My great-grandmother had a photograph taken in front of this landmark in the summer of 1944, just before she fled Berlin for Spain with my Spanish great-grandfather and baby grandmother. This photograph has been in our family ever since, and stands as a testament to our connection with an important moment in history.

Read More

Read a Book and Save a Life!

Review by Minanga J, Year 13, published in the Caxton Times

The Pale Horse is a mystery novel by the famous author and “Queen of Crime” Agatha Christie. The story revolves around a series of murders committed by poisoning the victims with a lethal chemical called thallium. At the time of The Pale Horse‘s publication in 1961, thallium poisoning was not widely known. Also known as the “poisoner’s poison” due to its high toxicity, thallium is a metal that is modestly abundant in the Earth’s crust. However, it is so thinly distributed that the likelihood of anyone being accidentally harmed by it is incredibly small, so even doctors and medical staff were not fully aware of its effects.

Read More

EYP: Un viaje hacia el empoderamiento / EYP: A Journey of Empowerment

Por Charlotte C, alumna de Year 13

  • ¿Qué es el EYP?

El Parlamento Europeo de la Juventud (EYP) es una plataforma educativa de gran importancia que empodera a las personas de toda Europa al ofrecerles la oportunidad de participar en debates internacionales y en promover la ciudadanía activa entre los jóvenes. Además, contribuye a que éstos se unan para abordar problemas globales tanto dentro, como fuera de Europa. 

  • Logros:

El pasado mes de febrero, participé en la sesión regional (en Valencia).

Después fui elegida diputada en la sesión nacional (Marbella). 

Read More

Should iPads be banned from schools?

Article by Adella N, Year 6, Primary Matters journalist

Debate rages about the use of technology in schools. On one hand, some people think there shouldn’t be iPads in schools, but on the other, people speak about the many amazing things iPads do for learning.

Read More

Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente / World Environment Day

Para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente recogimos en este vídeo algunas reflexiones y sugerencias de nuestros Eco Warriors de Primaria para que todos mejoremos el uso y consumo de plásticos con el fin de reducir nuestra huella de carbono en el planeta.

To celebrate World Environment Day, we put together this video with some thoughts and suggestions from our Primary Eco Warriors to inspire us to think about how we can reduce the quantity of plastic that we consume as well as our negative impact on the planet.

Reconocimiento académico internacional / International Academic Recognition

Cuatro alumnas de Bachillerato recibieron de la mano de Pearson la mejor nota en Europa, en el mundo y en España en algunos de sus exámenes A Level para acceder a la universidad.

Esta prestigiosa junta examinadora que se encarga de evaluar exámenes oficiales a colegios británicos de todo el mundo hace varios meses hizo públicas sus notas y llamó poderosamente la atención que cuatro alumnas de nuestra promoción graduada el curso pasado obtuviesen los mejores resultados académicos internacionales y nacionales. Todas las estudiantes coinciden en que se sienten muy felices y orgullosas por este reconocimiento tan inesperado como motivador.

Read More

Mind of the Machine

Article by Vicente I, Year 11, Caxton Times journalist

Chat GPT is a chatbot launched by Open AI circa November 2022. Despite its new entrance in the Internet, it has become extremely popular due to its potential in skill. Chat GPT is probably one of the most revolutionary steps in artificial intelligence, especially from a philosophical standpoint. This is due to one of the programme’s most majestic features, the ability to write long cohesive forms of information and learn to improve these texts. 

Read More

The Science Behind Music-Linked Memories

Image designed by Elena M and Galyna Z, Year 11

Article by Sasha Ú, Year 10, Caxton Times journalist

Have you ever suddenly heard a song you haven’t listened to in ages, and a very specific moment in your life pops up in your head? No matter what, whenever I listen to the song ‘No Wind Resistance!’ by “Kinneret’, I perfectly visualise the windy winter outside, the late night science studying with this song playing in my headphones, and the background sound of the TV in the back as everyone else is asleep. We all experience this, and it actually has to do with how your subconscious mind processes an event in your life. So, what does that actually mean? 

Read More

Día Mundial de los Docentes / World Teachers’ Day


Nuestros alumnos quisieron darles las gracias a sus profesores con el motivo del Día Mundial del Docente, que celebramos en el colegio el día 4 de octubre, con este entrañable vídeo. Nuestro equipo docente se emocionó con los mensajes, y esperamos que también les emocione a Uds.


Our students wished to express their thanks to their teachers for World Teachers’ Day, which we celebrated here in school on 4th October, with this heartfelt video. Our staff was very touched by the messages, and we hope you will be too.

Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

A group of Year 10 students took part in the Bronze category expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh programme this November. The area chosen for the expedition was the Garbí in Estivella, visiting the Monte Picayo and Gilet on the way.
As told to us first hand by Pilar G, from Year 10D, it was a really enriching experience for all concerned, and not helped to develop their orienteering skills, but also improved their ability to work as a team.

Read More

Page 1 of 3

Caxton College British School