Sunday, 25 September 2016

Arrival and first impressions

When we finally got onto the last plane, we were very nervous because we didn't know how to introduce ourselves to the family: with two kisses, with a hug, shaking hands... Also, we weren't still aware that we were in Canada.

When we arrived at Edmonton's airport we saw all the families waiting for us. They were just as nervous as we were!  Everybody in the family gave me a big hug and then we went to the car to go home.

At the airport

On my trip home I was talking all the time with my family and looking out the window because everything was different and new for me.

Then, they showed me their house, which is the triple in size compared to mine. Then we went for a walk around the neighbourhood. Everything here is like a movie and there are flowers and trees everywhere.

During the time that I have spent here I have visited many places but my favourite ones are these two: the Science Museum and Fort Edmonton Park (where they explain the history of Edmonton). They are my highlights because, although it can sound boring, it was quite the opposite. Here museums are different to the Spanish ones and Fort Edmonton Park is like travelling many years back to the past and seeing how Edmonton was at that time. You can learn a lot of things and have fun at the same time.
Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park

From the very first moment, I knew that this trip was going to be amazing and for the moment it is exceeding my expectations.


Monday, 5 September 2016


Y esta es Karina Lidman, la compañera de intercambio canadiense de Silvia.  Primeros momentos y tantas cosas por delante...

And this is Karina Lidman, Silvia's Canadian exchange partner. First moments and so many things ahead...

Friday, 2 September 2016

¡Y por fin llegó el día!

Tras el paréntesis del verano, llega por fin el ansiado día: ¡Toca irse a Canadá!

After the summer break, the long-awaited day arrived: Time to go to Canada!!!

Silvia en el aeropuerto de Asturias

Con muchos nervios, ganas e ilusión, Silvia ha embarcado hoy rumbo a Edmonton con el resto de compañeras (y compañero) de intercambio y el profesor del IES La Ería Gabriel Hevia, quien les acompañará durante los primeros días.

Feeling nervous, enthusiastic and excited, Silvia has headed for Edmonton today together with the other students taking part in the exchange and Gabriel Hevia, the teacher from IES La Ería who will spend the first days with them.

¡Buen viaje y mucha suerte!

Have a good trip and good luck!!!

Intercambio escolar en Edmonton

Silvia Ayllón Pérez, alumna de nuestro centro, el IES La Corredoria, ha sido seleccionada para participar en el Programa de intercambio escolar de la Consejería de Educación y Cultura del Principado de Asturias y el distrito escolar público de Edmonton en la provincia de Alberta, Canadá.

Silvia Ayllón Pérez, a student in our school, IES La Corredoria, has been chosen to take part in the School Exchange Programme of the Consejería de Educación y Cultura in Principado de Asturias and the public school district of Edmonton in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Gracias a ello, Silvia disfrutará de una estancia de 8 semanas en la capital de esta provincia residiendo con la familia de su compañera de intercambio y asistiendo a clase en su mismo centro, el Lillian Osborne High School

Thanks to that, Silvia will enjoy 8 weeks in the capital city of this province, where she will be hosted by her exchange partner's family and school, Lillian Osborne High School.

El objetivo de este blog es recoger gráficamente dicha experiencia, contada en primera persona por la propia Silvia a modo de diario virtual, y además compartirla con su familia y amistades, compañeros y compañeras de clase, profesorado y en general con la comunidad educativa al completo, para que también todos, de alguna manera, nos veamos beneficiados por ella.

The aim of this blog is record visually her experience in a virtual diary, as a first-person narration, and share it as well with her family, friends, classmates, teachers..., in short, with the whole school community, so that we can all benefit from it somehow.  

Desde aquí le deseamos a Silvia muchísima suerte en su aventura canadiense esperando que aproveche cada minuto de esta gran oportunidad. ¡Ah, claro, y que nos lo cuente!  Bon voyage!!!

We would like to wish Silvia the very best of luck in her Canadian adventure. We hope she enjoys every single minute of this great opportunity. And, of course, she can't forget to tell us!!!!  Bon voyage!!!