Welcome to our school

Our high school, IES MELIDE, is quite big but not much. It is around ten years old more or less so it’s not old. It is placed in a town of around 8000 inhabitants, in a rural area, 50 km. From Santiago. We are on the famous St. James’s Way, the old pligrimage route leading to Santiago. If you can come here you will see how nice it is, and maybe we can walk a stage.

The building: there are three floors and there is one gymnasium, one football field and a basketball field too.

We have a very big library with around 14000 books in Spanish, Galician, English, French… and others. It’s organised in such a way that every term we work on a theme. This term’s one is the Medieval Ages. You can see it on the picture: we decorate the place, select books that deal with the topic, and teachers will invite some writers who have written some books about Medieval times.

There is a canteen where we can buy food and drinks in the morning when we are in the playtime and we can chat with our friends too.

We also have vocational studies in our school, so there is a woodcraft workshop, where students study to become carpenters. Have a look at the picture, and see how big it is!

The high school has got a radio station and the students can broadcast programmes on it. It’s beautiful because many people listen to you! If you click here you can hear us speaking, and it may be interesting for you to hear our own language, Galician (did you know that in Spain there are more languages than Spanish???)

There are a lot of classrooms because there are many students! In our high school the teenagers are between twelve and eighteen years old or more so there are a lot of us!


An important prize!!

Hello, dear Lithuanian friends. We are having some problems with the pictures we want to send you, but tomorrow everything will be solved. In the meantime, we want to share something very, very important with you: our Education ministry has chosen our school as an example for the work we have carried out with Jolanta Karaliute last year. And we've been the only ones in the whole country to be selected! We are very happy, and very proud, because so much work has finally had good results. We just wanted to share it with you. And tomorrow Friday...more pictures of our school.
On this picture you can see the conference in Madrid (600 km. away from Melide) where we have been this week, showing our experience to other schools.

Tomás (English teacher)