International Links

March 2022

Our Partner School from Spain, Nuryana School, came to visit us this term. They spent two wonderful days learning about English schools and culture and doing activities with our year 7 and year 8 students. We hosted 300 Spanish visitors and what an amazing two days we, teachers and students, had! We cannot wait to visit them in Tenerfie next week!

Spanish Visitors 2022 Header

Our students not only enjoyed practising their Spanish skills but also had fun playing traditional Spanish games and multiple races. We all had lunch together in the Canteen and finish the day with a fantastic city trail in Chichester. Our members of the International Team played an important role making sure that everything run smoothly and keeping everyone happy. Well done!  Click on this link to view more photos of the visit.

Before our visitors left, we took a group photo all together with the Ukrainian flag and read the following poem in two languages:

When you look for peace
Entonces la paz está contigo
When you search for peace
Entonces no es difícil encontrarla
When you want to keep peace alive
Entonces sigues las palomas blancas que vuelan sobre ti
When you make peace with others
Entonces el mundo entero vive en tu corazón
When you let peace be in the world
Entonces vives en un mundo maravilloso
When you allow peace flow around the world
Entonces el odio desaparecerá y el amor brotará
When you open the door for peace
Entonces la paz entra en tu vida
Let the peace prevail in our wonderful world

By Ravi Sathasivam

It was lovely seeing our students developing new friendships and learning about other cultures. What an incredible experience to remember! We are looking forward to hosting our Spanish friends next year again!

Click on these links to hear a poem and listen to the students singing.

Peace Poem for Ukraine

Singing Songs 1

Singing Songs 2

September 2021

Bishop Luffa Awarded Prestigious International School Award

L032 ISA Mark 420x420 RGB FinalWe are delighted to announce that Bishop Luffa School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of our work to bring the world into the classroom. The school has earned this accreditation through its inspirational international work and links with schools abroad. By embedding an international dimension in children’s education, we are preparing our students for successful lives in the UK or further afield, empowering them to be global citizens and have access to vital opportunities in an increasingly global economy.

Miss E Lopez-Gamero, Teacher of Spanish & Languages Faculty Coach

International Award Team 2021

July 2021

Our students in Year 12 painted their own version of the "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso. Their mural theme was "Covid 19" and following the structure of the original Guernica it was divided in three parts (Life before Covid, Life during Covid and Life after Covid).

Covid Picasso

If you want to understand their art and the meaning behind their painting please watch the fantastic videos our students created explaining their art in Spanish, by clicking on the images below. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating our own piece of art!

La Guernica   Life Before Covid

Update: Spring 2021

All the Spanish students in the school, from KS3 to KS5, have been involved in the "Getting to know you" project with our partner school in Spanish (Nuryana School, Tenerife). This is what we have been doing:

Year 7 Mafalda Project: Year 7 students have just started learning Spanish this half term and have been learning basic vocabulary using the "Mafalda" comics. Mafalda is the most international comic character in the Spanish language. Her comics have been used to send Spanish messages of peace and love around the world for many years. The students created Mafalda posters with Spanish messages and all their creations have been sent to our partner school in Spain as a present. Best posters will also be used to decorate the school corridors.

Mafalda Picture 1  Mafalda Picture 2

Mafalda Picture 3  Mafalda Picture 4

Year 8 and 9 "Pen pals projects": Students in Year 8 and 9 have been writing pen pals letters to our partner school students in Tenerife. They have really enjoyed this activity and we are all looking forward to being able to travel to Spain next year and meet our pen pal friends in person.

Pen Pal Letter 1  Pen Pal Letter 2

Pen Pal Letter 3  Pen Pal Letter 4

From Year 7 to Year 13 "Getting to know you project": Students have been exchanging videos with our partner school in Spain. We have shown each other videos of our school, our city and surroundings, Christmas traditions and jokes in both languages. Our students made the videos in Spanish and the Spanish students made their videos in English. Great way to practise our language skills!

Click on the image to view the video:  

Spanish Video

Special mention to Emily Sammut (12Sherborne) who has designed an International Links logo for the school.

International Links Logo by Emily Sammut 12Sh

International Merry Christmas

We would like to wish Merry Christmas to everyone at BL in different languages.
Thank you to all the families, students and staff who participated on the video. We hope you all enjoy it!

https://vimeo.com/491662708/eaf9c39332

European Day of Languages

The link below will take you to activities related to the European Day of Languages

https://view.genial.ly/5f527c1d1f2e6d0d7df4780b

The games are interactive and challenging for everyone, not only the students, so have fun!