School Calendar


Hi there, and welcome to the English department's blog at La Merced.

This is where you'll find all kinds of things, from instructions for your homework , to news and gossip from school, photos, music...You'll even find a way to earn extra credit ; answer the questions that you find in the blog and see how your grades improve!

So add it to your favourites now!

We hope you'll take part in it too, sending us things you think are interesting or funny, and then we'll turn it into a really cool blog.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

More happy music (Geek pop number 3)

Here's a song that is guaranteed to make you smile.
Hope you like it!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

ESO Exam timetable on the calendar

You can now find your exam calendar on the blog calendar.
Good Luck.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Festival of Music next Tuesday. Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia (Latin: Sancta Caecilia) is the patron saint of musicians and Church music because as she was dying she sang to God. It is also written that as the musicians played at her wedding she "sang in her heart to the Lord". St. Cecilia was an only child. Her feast day is celebrated in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic Churches on November 22. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin, remembered by name in the Canon of the Mass. It was thought that she was a noble lady of Rome who, with her husband Valerian, his brother Tiburtius, and a Roman soldier Maximus, suffered martyrdom, c. 230, under the Emperor Alexander Severus.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Spanish boots of Spanish leather.

Nowadays, we travel all over the world, and there are very few places that we can't visit.
But before the age of air travel the world was full of mysterious places that people knew very little about. Spain was especially mysterious, because it was a closed society, and the only images that reached the outside world were photographs of Andalucia, and the poetry of Lorca, peasant villages and dark eyed dancing girls, mule trains and orange groves. Spain was something Dylan had only read about; so when he writes a love song about a girl who's going away he sings of; "the mountains of Madrid, and the coast of Barcelona" and because he knows that she isn't coming back, he asks her to send him something to remember her by; "Spanish boots of Spanish leather"
Enjoy this great song!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Here's a video that will bring a smile to your face

This is my favourite song and video at the moment. "Geek Pop" at its finest, Here's Herman Dune, Brilliant dancing, great lyrics, and wonderful harmonies.
I wish I could dance like that!