On 29th January the AGS course left for their annual trip to London. The seven students and tutor left from Barcelona and arrived in the UK capital in time to complete the first activity in pairs, which involved going to a particular part of London and finding out information there. Over three days they visited the Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory in Greenwich, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Camden and took a boat trip along the river Thames. They also enjoyed an English breakfast and visited typical pubs and restaurants. Everybody enjoyed the trip, practised their English and had a break from the intensive course which culminates with the official exam in May. In the photo you can see the students standing on either side of the Meridian Line in Greenwich.
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On 11th December the first year, medium level forestry students visited the Cusachs Foresty business. It was a rewarding, full day in which we saw a great deal of the machinery used in this field. Cusachs is a family-run company that has been in operation for many years. It was also a great chance for our students to see first-hand how a forestry-orientated business is run. We learnt a great deal about the practical side of the company's operations and Sergi gave us an excellent visit in which we learnt many things. Many thanks.
On Sunday 13th of December the school held its annual Christmas gathering for families of students. During the day class meetings were held with tutors of the medium level courses, there was an interesting talk given about ´parent authority`, then a delicious meal prepared by Pilar and co, and served by various students. Finally there was a draw for two lovely Christmas hampers. It was a great day enjoyed by teachers, other school staff, students and their families.
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Una vegada més la Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya torna a programar, en col•laboració amb la Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació, un conjunt d’actes en el marc de la Setmana de la Ciència 2014. El passat mes d’octubre us vàrem informar de l’oferta d’enguany i us fem saber que encara queden places lliures als següents tallers: Taller de Mecatrònica Dimarts 18 d'11 a 13h Dimecres 19 d'11 a 13h Taller de Bioinformàtica Divendres 21 de 10 a 11h Taller Com trobar informació per al treball de recerca a la biblioteca Dilluns 17 de 10:30 a 12h Taller Prussian Blue Divendres 21 de 9:30 a 10:30h Com creixen els cristalls? Dijous 20 de 9 a 10:30h Trobareu totes les activitats descrites àmpliament en el llibret que us enviem i a la pàgina web de la UVic-UCC (www.uvic.cat/setmanadelaciencia), des d’on podreu formalitzar les inscripcions que hem prorrogat fins a finals d’aquesta setmana. Si voleu sol•licitar més informació, podeu contactar amb la Unitat de Divulgació Científica de la UVic (tel. 938815507), o bé enviar un correu electrònic a l’adreça Udivulga@uvic.cat
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On 21st of October the first year, higher level pig breeding students made an excellent visit to the Mas Bes farm, in Salitja. This site produces milk for the ATO Natura company. Carles Comas and Maria Viñolas explained to us about how the farm has evolved over the years and works on a day to day level, as well as about the biogas facility that produces their electricity and other future projects.
Just after the start of the new course the first year, medium level gardening students travelled to the Cote d'Azur in France for a study trip. It was the perfect way for new recruits to get to know each other, learn how to observe and analyse vegetation and gain a knowledge of the field they are studying. The area is chosen for its large quantity of beautiful gardens and lovely landscape. The group was able to visit such delights as the ´Domaine du Rayol`, ´Villa Efhrussi`, the Japanese gardens of Monaco and “La Bambouseraie”. A splendid time was had by all.
On Friday 31st of October the second year, medium level gardening students went on a study visit to see Mr Viladecans in Sant Boi de Llùcanes. His company has a wide selection of ground/soil moving machinery. It is an ideal place for our pupils to see and enables them to learn about the various methods involved in this type of process. They can also learn about the key stages of creating a garden. Mr Viladecans was kind enough to explain which type of machine is used for each practise, as well as details connected to planning, pricing and quote giving. Quintanes would like to thank him for such a good visit.