National Campaign “The march of the book”

On 12th April 2016 within the framework of the National Campaign “The march of the book” in “Razvitie” Community Centre, the students’ meeting was held with Eli Tominska, a children’s writer. The participants are in the 5th grade.

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An interactive lesson in the eve of the National Day

An interactive lesson in the eve of the National Day took place in our school on the initiative of the creators of ‘Unforgettable Bulgaria’ project. Iskren Krasimirov and Filip Filipov, impersonated Zachari Stoyanov and Hristo Botev. The lesson began with an invitation to the present students from the mayor of Vratsa municipality Kalin Kamenov for taking part in the celebrations of the National Day. The mayor supported his invitation with a present – a national flag for all students and teachers. Actor Filipov and director Krasimirov performed texts with a patriotic effect and presented screen documentaries dedicated to Botev. The lesson ended with standing ovations.

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The pen-pal correspondence continues!

This time the students exchanged cultural packages.
In this picture students from XB model the bracelets they received from the class in Wellsville, NY.
The students from XB sent some Bulgarian martenitsi, rose oil and a calendar with sights from Vratsa.

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A school round of the Sixth National Competition in English ‘Spelling Bee’

Elitsa Stefanova from 5a came first in the school round of the Sixth National Competition in English spelling ’Spelling Bee’ which was competitively held in 17 tournaments. Luchezar Krusharski came second. Both students continue in a regional competition and the National round will be held on 23 April in Sofia. Spelling Bee is a contest in which students spell various English words. Its goal is to increase the students’ interest in learning English, as well as, improve their knowledge by way of amusing and interactive activities.

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A pen-pal letter exchange

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Students from 10v have been participating since November 2015 in the ‘A pen-pal letter exchange’ project  in which they correspond with students from 11th class in New York through the long forgotten, a handwritten letter on a piece of paper. With the help of Montana Rogers – teaching assistant from Fulbright program and Albena Tomova, an English teacher, students describe various aspects from their national culture and everyday occupations.
This helps students to improve their language skills, as well as, get to know their peers on the other side of the world.

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Christmas party

Last day of school for 2015 year.

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A North-Western District Speech and Debate Tournament

On the 5th and 6/12/2015 students from 10 and 11 classes took part in the north-western district speech and debate tournament, organised by ‘Bulgarian tournaments in English speech and debates’ in Montana.
Under the mentorship of Miss Montana Rogers (teaching assistant in English) and Tanya Denova, our team competed in three categories – oratorship, reciting of poetry and reciting of prose.
Denimira from 10a came 5th in the finals for poetry;

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The school- a philanthropy zone

In March 2015, phase number 2 of this project started and our Language School is among the ten schools which have been included in the project of the National alliance for volunteer work. The aim of this project is to encourage volunteering among young people, as well as motivating school managements to develop philanthropy in their students through realising of charity activities – volunteering, donation, help, etc, as the most effective forms of long-term engagement for the solving of present social problems.

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National Competition in Speech and Communicative Skills in English

Elitsa Gotseva from 7b class and Teodora Aleksandrova from 10v presented both our school and Vratsa District at the National Competition in Speech and Communicative Skills in English, which took place on 15th and 16th November in Ruse.

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