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AVITAE day 2017 in the Cabrera Pinto

AVITAE project is about to finish. We wanted to celebrate our last AVITAE day showing pictures and results of this three year journey. We hope by sharing them, other teachers and students feel inspired to try the Strategic Partnership Erasmus KA2 Projects. They are a way to develop language, digital, managerial skills, and make  High Schools more international.


Avitae, “a dream come true”

The AVITAE project has come to an end, we feel it has been a great journey! We have shared many experiences and collaborated.

We hope to meet our friends in future projects.

Teachers first  met in Finland, Pukajoki, where we scheduled our tasks.

Students met for the first time in  Denmark, Orestad Gymnasium to start using the “index model” approach. In  Greece, the he Second Lykeo  school,  students presented models, exchanged information about the history of coins and examples of successful  entrepreneurship.

Then, in Slovakia, Holelova Akademia,  students went on working with innovation and how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset: teams collaborated to create innovative international  menus. They also visited companies and learned about failure and success.

In Spain, the IES Canarias Cabrera Pinto “an Agora Market exhibition was held: students presented interesting models of both ancient and  future markets. More work on innovation was done.

In Cyprus Laniteio High School, more training on entrepreneurship was done: start ups, Junior Achievement  and how to set up a mini-company.

In Italy, IIS Machiaveli, The Mini-company fair was presented: 12  amazing mini companies and great products showing what students had learned during the project.

We all have all collaborated in international teams, and developed our management skills, together with digital and language skills. All this work and the experiences we have had for the last three years have been published in the AVITAE newspaper (Finland), e-Twinning platform (Slovakia), AVITAE webpage (Cyprus) and on our Erasmus Blog (Spain).  We feel it has been a great experience!

3º ESO CLIL Students: “Electronics and Airspace Technologies”

It is really warm, and the school year is about to finish, and 3º ESO students are ready to launch their rockets into space. They have worked on this project for some some time, together with their teacher Javier Mederos, and this is what they have created. It is impressive! They had a great time!

You can watch them in the video below!

2º ESO Students Held a Gymkhana in el Médano

2º ESO CLIL students and some of their teachers held a gymkhana in el Médano. Patricia (English), MªCarmen (Physics and Chemistry, Patricia (P.E), Elena (Technology). Students spent the day asking questions, reading bill boards, and looking for clues to solve the game. The day way amazing, sunny and warm, and the beach was the perfect place for this activity. They all enjoyed a great day with this activity.





1º ESO students have prepared different trips for their Polish friends

1º  ESO students have prepared some trips for visitors to our islands. These are some of the ones students have shared with me. They planned trips for their e-twinning friends.

“If our Polish friends from e-Twinning could come to The Canary Islands, we would take them to these places.”

Building Bridge Models in Technology

ESO students have been working on their bridge model projects with their teacher Javier Mederos. They have just finished them. Have a look at some of  the models inspired in different ones in the world. Which one do you think holds the most weight?

These are some of the models from 1º ESO B

some bridgesbridgesnuhajpgthe biggest ones

And these are models from group A and C. Look at how much weight they can hold.

Isn’t it amazing! Well done!



Congratulations to 1º ESO students for their “killer presentations”


Steve Jobs was famous for his great presentations. He started  with a great story, to catch the  attention of his audience, used a few words, lots of images,  and powerful slogans such as: iPhone: “apple reinvents the phone” ; iPod:”one thousand songs in your pocket”. He usually finished with something extra “one more thing”…

One of the secrets of his “success” is that he practiced his presentations, so when he presented them, it seemed he was enjoying, not working. There is a saying in English: “Practice makes perfect”

This is exactly what the 1º ESO students did. They worked on their presentations about different trips in the Canary Islands, and they have prepared excellent presentations.  Congratulations!


“El IES CANARIAS CABRERA PINTO, Ejemplo de Buenas Prácticas en CLIL”

Carmen Nieves Hernández ha realizado una presentación de Buenas Prácticas  CLIL en la reunión de Coordinación y Seguimiento del Programa CLIL, AICLE  y PILE, celebrada en el CEP de La Laguna el día 7 de junio. En la misma se muestran algunos de los proyectos realizados durante este curso, en 1º ESO, y se informa de los dos programas Erasmus en los que el Centro ha participado en el periodo 2014-2017.

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30 Mayo Día de Canarias

 The IES Canarias Cabrera Pinto has celebrated the day of our community with different activities and workshops: traditional games, silbo gomero, healthy recipes with “gofio”, music, theatre…

Thanks a lot to all the people that have made this possible: teachers, students, parents, and special guests. Here you can see some of them!

Activities conducted by "ACTIVA-TE" students