Saturday, 28 October 2017

My school

I go to the Strathcona High School. There study people that were born on 2000-2002, but we are about 1200 students. 
Here the classes start at 8:45 in the morning and finish at 15:20. The first days it was difficult for me because I was hungry all the time. We have 4 blocks of 1h 20min. 
There are many interesting subjects like foods, drama, photography, leadership and graphic arts. 
We can use our phones and eat in class and we aren't with the same people in every class. 
At lunch time you can go out of the school or stay in the hall. 
People in the school are very kind and everyone tries to help new students in Strathcona. 
There are many international students and I've met a boy from Zaragoza and a girl from Andalucia. 
Most of the teachers always ask me if I understand everything and if I have any problem. 
Everyone has a locker and there is a football field, a pool, two gyms and a sports center. 

It is really big and the first days I didn't know where my classes were, but now I am very comfortable.

Cecilia's first impressions

Hi everyone! I'm going to tell you about my experience in Canada.

When I arrived at the airport, the only thing that I wanted was a bed, but our Canadian exchange students were there to receive us. I was very excited to know Hope, my partner, but I was very tired too.  

This day we had dinner at 18:30 aprox in an Italian restaurant and my host family told me that they always ate at this hour. One of the biggest problems was this, the times when they eat. 

The first night I slept 14 hours so the jet-lag was easy for me. 

The family is really kind with me, they always want me to be comfortable and happy. Hope has a little sister and a brother and a sister older than her. All of them are very nice and they treat me like another sister. 

In my opinion the first two weeks were so hard, because I didn't know the family and how they lived at all, but now I feel like at home. 

Hope's friends are also pretty kind with me, I am one more in the group. I like when people ask me things about Spain, but sometimes it is a little bit annoying when they ask me if there are elevators or dishwashers where I live. 

In this month I went to the Water Park in the West Edmonton Mall, a cabin in the forest, the corn maze, a concert and a football match. I really enjoyed those days.

Although at the beginning it was pretty hard, now I don't want to go back to Spain!