quarta-feira, 18 de abril de 2018

Concurso Nacional de Leitura

A 2ª eliminatória do Concurso Nacional de Leitura (Provas Municipais) acontece amanhã, 19 de abril, às 9.00 horas, na Biblioteca Municipal Rocha Peixoto.
Desejamos toda a sorte aos alunos que vão disputar estas provas!

sexta-feira, 13 de abril de 2018

Writer's Corner #10

You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military? You’re going to need a good education for every single one of those careers.  You can’t  drop out of school and just drop into a good job. You’ve got to work  for it and train for it and learn for it.  
(Barack Obama)

Do you believe in the benefits of engaging in different activities/experiences or do you think that education should always be a young person’s priority?

Education is always important for younger people but it shouldn’t be the number one priority. School can only teach you a bit about life, so you have to use other resources to obtain experience and knowledge to overcome life obstacles. The more you know and the more information you learn inside and outside school, the better. As Obama says in the quote, “you’ve got to work for it and train for it and learn for it”.
Of course no one can learn everything in life, but if you want to pursue something more specific, you should try and learn the most about it. You can travel, read books about it, workshadow or even do an internship. The latter – workshadowing and doing an internship - will give you the most knowledge if you already know what you want. When you apply for another job, you can write on your resume about that internship or whatever you did to gain skills, and they will probably value you more for that, so you will have more chances of being chosen.
To conclude, my advice to you is, while you are studying, try to do different things to gain experience in life, and even after you start working, keep on learning, about your area and still more!

Ana Beatriz Costa, 11.ºG

terça-feira, 10 de abril de 2018

Este mês andamos a ler

Escuro, de Ana Luísa Amaral, é um extraordinário livro onde se reflete sobre a literatura e sobre as inquietações do nosso tempo e do nosso quotidiano, e onde surge, com grande fulgor, um diálogo polifónico com Fernando Pessoa e o seu drama em gente. Porque «O lume que as sustenta, / a estas vozes, / é mais de dentro, e eu não o sei dizer».

terça-feira, 27 de março de 2018

Páscoa Feliz!

A Biblioteca Dr. Luís Amaro de Oliveira deseja, a todos os colaboradores e utilizadores, uma Páscoa muito feliz!

sexta-feira, 23 de março de 2018

Writer's Corner #9

There is one race, the human race. There is something wrong when one group of people cannot get along with any other group of people. (Errol Anthony Smythe)

A vital society preserves difference - conformism kills society. (Thomas Merton)

Nowadays, we live in a multicultural society where people with different races, cultures and beliefs all work together to build a better world. Thanks to globalisation, we are used to sharing experiences with other people and that is a perfect way to evolve.
However, there are many people who still think that their own culture is superior and, because of it, usually discriminate against other citizens. As Norman Rockwell shows, I believe that you shouldn't act that way because you should do to other people what you would want them to do to you. In addition, I agree with Errol Anthony when he states that there is something wrong with xenophobic people since they cannot get along with other groups of people and, thus, miss opportunities to learn new things.
Finally, Thomas Merton says that a good and developed society is one that preserves difference and I couldn't agree more since we, as individuals, and our society will improve every day if we can reach out for other cultures.
To sum up, I believe that the only way we can become better citizens is to accept the multicultural world around us and learn with it.

Catarina Santos, 11ºI

Dia Mundial da Poesia

No dia Mundial da Poesia, os poemas andaram de boca em boca, entraram e saíram das salas de aula,  invadiram todos os espaços escolares.
Os alunos leitores lembraram ainda que se festejava também a chegada da Primavera e o Dia da Árvore.

quinta-feira, 22 de março de 2018

Writer's Corner #8

The importance of music and reading in teenagers' lives

Music and reading have really important roles in my life.
Music is something that can make us feel really good about ourselves and it's not just about the lyrics; the melody transmits to us a vibe that we can't explain. When I come home or even when I study, I listen to music and after a few minutes of pure mental liberty, I can feel really better.
Reading has a total different meaning. When I read, I can imagine myself in another world. Some say it's boring, but people who say that probably haven't seen the side of reading that I always have. Books are so much more than pieces of paper. Books are life-changers; they are teleporters to a new and magical dimension.
Music and books, in my opinion, can be an escape from our problems and, if we use them well, we definitely won't be wasting our time.

Leonor Campos, 10º L