martes, 19 de mayo de 2015

A PEPPER´S TRAVEL: FROM THE GREENHOUSE TO THE TABLE
Last month we visited a large greenhouse in Navalvillar de Pela, Badajoz. Our bilingual students from the First and Second levels could learn a lot of information about how to cultivate peppers and other economic and cultural aspects. The greenhouse is a section of the British firm Tangmere Airfield Nurseries Ltd., so we took advantage of that and had a guided tour in English.
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The greenhouse is located in the former airfield 'Battle of Britain'. In 1989, Dirk Houweling adquired land and established Tangmere Airfield Nurseries - A family business independent . The airfield is now home to one of the largest greenhouses in Europe peppers with 30 hectares (space equivalent to 60 football fields) with most modern facilities in greenhouses in the United Kingdom. In 2001, the company acquired the land in Spain allowing the customer supply throughout the year and has continued to thrive, with the expansion of facilities packaging forefront of Tangmere and wider areas greenhouse.
In World War II, the Minister of Agriculture encouraged the population to 'Dig for Victory', to provide essential crops for families and neighborhoods. The place has been regenerated but the greenhouse traditional activity continues to grow and provide fresh British product.
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PELA´S GREENHOUSE.
1.-They produce 2.8 kilos of peppers in a year.
2.-5 kilos of peppers cost 15 pounds.
3.-They have peppers of different colors like orange, yelow and red.
4.-They send the peppers by lorry, and when they reach to Galicia they can cross the english chanel or catch the boat to reach to Chichester.
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VISIT TO FINCA DE PELA
The Finca of Pela is close to the village of Navalvillar de Pela, to arrive you have to cross the N-430.
Here we can see a photo of the location of the factory.


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miércoles, 25 de marzo de 2015



NATURAL LANDSCAPES OF THE WORLD

Why equatorial rainforest and coniferous rainforest are so different? What is a natural landscape or, even more, are there in our current world natural landscapes? Why deserts and dense forests can be located in the same continent even in the same country? Which factors make natural landscapes seem to be so different places?
And maybe the most important: why and how should we preserve these global biomes that nowadays they are subject to many threats?
To get answers to these questions it is why the students of the bilingual section have prepared the following projects in which they have tried to describe different global natural landscapes and to learn about how to protect them.

Many thanks to all of them.
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TUNDRA AND SAVANNAH
Meaning ,``Treeless Plain”, tundra biome is the coldest place. The tundra is located mainly in the northern hemisphere of the Earth, covering places like Siberia, Alaska, the southern part of Greenland and northern Canada and Europe ,but we can also find this type of biome in the north of Antarctica and adjacent island and areas between Chile and Argentina. Winters in Tundra are extremely cold reaching up to -70 degrees. Although most of the year snowfall occurs in the summer a less cold weather -28 degrees and with some light rain is maintained. In the Tundra there aren ́t trees because it does not survive such temperatures but can grow low and 400 species of flowers plants . In the Tundra living animals like: reindeer , caribou ,wolves... and also living insects like : mosquitoes, flier...