Friday, November 27, 2020

What was Guernica?

LISTEN UP: In this new section, Wendy Andersen gives a potted history on Spain’s most famous painting, which was inspired by the bombing of Guernica 75 years ago

Seussical the Musical takes San Roque by storm!

Students from Sotogrande school perform in Seussical the Musical, based on the Dr Seuss children’s stories

Mind the gap

Swans pupil Guillermo Fernandez (year 13) on why taking a year out between school and university may not be the best idea

Bronze medal for young Estepona figure skater

Bobbie Holgate-Pope, 11, wowed judges at Blackpool Ice Festival

Hey, big(ish) spenders!

Spanish schools are above OECD averages when it comes to school spending... and even beat the UK

A wonderful way with words

Sotogrande International School embraced World Poetry Day by asking its pupils to pen a few lines

But will we fit in?

Parents more concerned that other families are ‘people like us’ than about discipline

Fine schools for illiterate kids

Schools could be punished if children remain illiterate when they move to secondary schools

Bittersweet victory for OPX writing competiton winner

It was a classic mistake that any newcomer to Spain could have easily made

OPX writing competition runners-up

Elena Peel and Jasper Kettell's accounts of Cadiz and Via Verdes

Have parents gone soft?

One in five American parents has stopped reading their children the classics because they are 'too scary'

OPX writing competition winner (11 and under)

Queenie Molly Argent compares two very different Andalucias in her winning piece

What a novel idea!

Do you feel like you don’t fit in? Here’s a collection of our favourite books to help outsiders understand themselves

British lingo king

Student Alex Rawlings speaks 11 languages!

Last call to win flights

Up to 16s can enter our writing competition to win flights or book tokens. Deadline March 15!

Fun and games at the British School of Marbella

Ash Bolton looks back on an action-packed few weeks

Students take to streets as education cuts begin to bite

Hundreds of thousands of teachers and students have protested around Spain

It’s such a perfect day

A typical day in the life of pupils at Sotogrande International School

Changing allegiance in Spain

Supporting a football team is a great way to meet other kids, and make friends at school. Nicholas Andersen (age 13), above, gives his advice on how to choose your new team in Spain

Write to fly

Great prizes on offer in the Olive Press' junior writing competition

Graffiti: Art or vandalism?

No other form of art has ever divided people so strongly

Dreaming of top grades in Spain

Kids in Spain tend not to get enough sleep

Expat author goes back to school in Spain

High school pupils in Nerja have made an expat's book the object of study

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