1.en.16 Feedback on Gervasio Sánchez talk

This morning we went to la Caixa to listen to Gervasio Sánchez. I include here some parts of your compositions. So far, only 10 people have sent them to the Google doc I opened. Congratulations to all the students who finished their work and have done such a good job! We’ll comment them in class together.  From what I have read, I think you found it very interesting and learnt a lot.

“If you meet Gervasio in the street, you will never imagine he’s a war correspondent; I think he doesn’t have the look of them. His clothes are correct, he has grey hair, he doesn’t have beard… Gervasio is a nice person very concerned about injustice and the consequences of armed conflicts in poor countries.” Clara

“One hundred years ago the 90% of dead were militars, now the 90% of dead are civilian. One of five dead were children in Sarajevo.
Gervasio explained us the people who are our age have to kill other people to defend themselves.

Men can be criminals but at the same time can be heroes too. He has seen people who were murdered  because they didn’t want to kill anybody.” Paula Gomila

“He told us three stories. The first was about a boy of Sarajevo that was 13 years old. One day, he went to play football with his friends. He saw a mine and he took the mine, but it exploded and he lost one arm and parts of his face. The second story was about a girl called Sophia that lost her two legs. And the third story was about a boy that was with his friend. They found a mine, and his friend took it, but the mine slipped and the boy lost one leg” Vladis

“All of these stories are very sad and I can’t imagine how much they suffered but in one video that Gervasio showed us, these three people now, have family and the best thing: they smile.” Maria

“Three weeks ago he returned from Afghanistan. He has seen many people die in three weeks. He said that there they attack  the girls because they want to go to the school, and he said also that the things that we do here  every day in Afghanistan is a heroic act.” Silvia

“He doesn’t like answering personal questions.
Today Gervasio talked about Afghanistan, He visited Afghanistan 3 weeks ago approximately and he saw many people that died. He explained that the girls go with burka to school. “ Marga 

“Gervasio is a journalist and photographer who lives in Zaragoza with his wife and his son. He is very funny and I think very clever.  In 1995, started his photographic project Mined Lives on the impact of landmines on the population. I liked very much the conference of Gervasio Sanchez. I love one sentence that said the journalist: “life and death are found together.” Marina 

“Gervasio gave us  a talk on his work on the wars, mines, battered women… He
told us he likes to interact with others. 90% of war victims are civilians.” Sergio

“During the conference he highlighted three stories about three different persons: the first is a boy in Sarajevo, when he tried to remove a mine and it exploded and his arm was amputated  and was half blind” Ariadna

“The talk was very interesting for me, specially the photo series “Mined lives”. I liked the video of the end dedicated to people victim of mines, ten years later, and how they rebuilt their life.” Julia


3.en.102 Poetry festival at La Caixa: Josep and Paula on stage

This evening we really enjoyed the poetry show at La Caixa. Your classmates, Josep Pomar and Paula Gomila, did a great job. They only rehearsed a few hours and were very professional on stage. There were some students representing 1ESO E and supporting them:  Paula, Marta, Marga, Ariadna,  Ritish, Sergio, Joan Sebastià and Vladis. Ask them  and find out what the show was about. A few hints to raise your curiosity… and a bit of gossip too

There was an old radio on stage

There was an old travelling trunk...

There were boys and girls from other schools

We discovered that Josep is a very good dancer

He danced with a very tall girl…

Paula was on stage barefoot

After Paula recited her poem, a  very tall boy with curly hair touched Paula’s hair

There was a professional actor on stage too…

There was a poet who recited his poems...

The poet recited a poem that made us feel hungry… with lots of food…

There were even some verses in English “monkey man” “monkey man”…

There were poems in Catalan and in Spanish. Emili and Bernat, your Spanish and Catalan teachers, were there too… Ask them about the show and the poems.

I have to apologize because my pics and videos are not very good, but if Paula’s mom sends me the video she recorded, I will uploaded it to the blog.

See you tomorrow and Congratulations for your good job!