On the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day, we talked about this typical celebration in the english classrooms.
3rd ESO english students learnt about the Christian origins of the feast by a webquest (they had to leaf through the contents of the given links to get the information needed in order to ask some questions about the festivity origins).
We also read about some of Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today and which include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.
4th ESO students focused on February 14th as a celebration of love and the way people in the UK mark the occasion. We read that the tradition is carried out by sending anonymous love cards, sometimes including poems to anyone you secretly love or admire. Of course, one of the best parts of the tradition is to work out who is the admirer! However, others prefer to give gifts such as flowers or chocolates. Although they were tempted to carry out the tradition themselves among their partners, in the end they did not dare to exchange their cards!
BTO english students searched some modern ways of declaring your love. Moreover, they found some digital alternatives to the most famous lines from a famous Valentine’s Day in the new mobile technologies:
Roses are red, violets are blue,
Honey is sweet, and so are you
Mobile texting poems:
WUBMV – will you be my Valentine
xoxoxoxoxo – hugs and kisses
ImRdy4Luv – I’m ready for love
Conchi Jáuregui (English Head Teacher)