Thursday, November 26, 2009

The flu has hit our group!!!

Every day they get to know more people with cases of Gripe A. Although most of the cases are mild and with a positive development.
One of our team members has been hit by the flu.
We want you back again, so we hope you will recover as soon as possible!!!

Kaos Pilot

For two weeks, six students from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and China will be in Bilbao to open a training center to promote creative businesses. Their school, Kaos Pilot in Denmark does not have typical classes like here, their classes are based on practice. The motto of this school is: “Learn with head, heart and hands”. They tend to work in groups, and they have been very successful using this method of teamwork in their classes.

This six students are now in Bilbao displaying this new idea of studying business. It's a project that is still to be finished, they are looking for financial support of some institutions.

We think that it's a really good idea and it's important to improve these kind of projects because what really matters is working practice.

International day for the elimination of violence against Women.

UN General Assembly established the 25 November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women is a violation of humans rights. Every woman is entitled to recognition, enjoyment, exercise and protection of all human rights and freedom. Violence against women is a serious social problem that, in addition to questioning fundamental human rights because of its size, has consequences that are becoming an obstacle for developing countries.
Yesterday the Spanish senate gave a gold medal to a man from Irun for protecting a women who was being attacked. Unfortunately in the end the woman died and the man was hospitalised for a week but later recovered .
Violence against women is a crime of great propoprci├│n worldwide. It is a problem that must be taken with concrete policies to contribute to its reduction and eradication.

The best of gastronomy

From the world´s best chefs to the traditional Basque "pintxos". A variety of delicacies were there to be discovered in the nineteenth aniversary of the gastronomic congress held between Monday the 23rd to Thursday the 26th of this month, in Donosti´s Kursaal. 3000 chefs and professionals from the industry took part in the congress.
52 bars in Guipuzcoa participated in this celebration. Each bar thought up in 3 new "pintxos" and sold them with a 30% discount for everyone during this entire week.
Some of the well known chefs who were involved in the congress were Martin Berasategi, Pedro Subijana and Hilario Arbelaitz. This year we saw a real mix of gastronomic culture, in particular between the Japanese and our own Basque cooking.

In 2011, here in San Sebastian, there will be the first Spanish Gastronomic university that would form skilled workers from all around the world and they will offer grades of high cooking.


We can finally say that we have completed the exams, we have spent several weeks working very hard, but everything seems to have been worthwhile. Now comes time to "rest", but we can't stop working.
We hope that this term all of us will do very well !!!

Evaluation meeting

The firts quarter has finished and last week we had the evaluation meeting where we talked about any problems we have had during this quarter.
The most spoken topic was the absences. We can´t miss more than 25 classes per quarter. If we do it, we lose the opportunity of being evaluated.
There were some little problems with some of the teachers but we hope that after this evaluation meeting, problems would be solved.
In spite of this minor problems, we are very happy with the way of theaching of the school and also with the teachers.

Friday, November 13, 2009

We have the certificate!!

Yesterday, 12 of November, 5 students of Business Vocational Training went to “Palacio Euskalduna” in Bilbao. There, some politicians of the Ministry of Education and Science gave us certificates for our work practice. A lot of Basque students where there in representation of their schools. The event was not as boring as a storyteller enlivened it. Here you have a picture of us with the certificate and another one with the education minister.


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