Les reflexions de la Setmana del Món a classe d'anglès
El mur d'Europa
We live in a world were we see what the media wants us to be aware of; we often live our lives inside a bubble without knowing about outside problems. Last Thursday, at our high school we had the opportunity to attend to a photography exposition entitled “El Mur d’Europa”. Do we really know what happens in the border between Europe and Africa?
It is often said that with all the media we have nowadays we know about everything, but that’s not true. The exposition, consist on several big black and white photographs in black and white, placed in the school building, inside and outside it. They showed us the reality of people who try to cross the border between Europe and Africa that’s basically in Melilla, where everyday hundred of people try to cross it trying to have a better life, escaping from poverty.
It was great to be guided the photographs by the author who had shot them and who has lived it in first person, Sergi Càmera.
Although we expect to attend to a boring speech and exposition, I’m sure we will all agree that now we see the arrival of immigrants differently. People who try to cross the border between the two continents are treated like animals, and they are often hit by the police and returned to their countries in extremely violent ways. They are treated like animals when they only do this t olive a better life, them and their families.
In my opinion it’s good to make this type of activities at high school, despite they are out of school hours. It was really interesting an I think that photograph journalism is a very good way to show the world what’s out there in a more visual and shocking way.
Mar V. - 2n Batxillerat
A speech difficult to forget
Last week, I attended a speech by Yoshiko Kashimoto, an eighty-four-year old woman who survived the Hiroshima’s atomic bomb air ray in 1945. She was only fourteen when it happened and she was working in a factory where pieces for planes were made.
When I arrived, I was really excited to hear that extraordinary witness of such a terrifying disaster. That’s why when Kashimoto started to talk I got extremely involved in what she was saying, so I only had ears to her. It was absolutely shocking to see that the woman was talking in a quite soft voice and in a great serenity.
At the end of the speech everybody in the room started to applaud. I strongly believe that it has to be hard to explain something like that, so it is admirable how a person can talk with such a lovely peace.
Laura Garriga Sagalés
Last week, there was an important event in my school. When our teacher Lurdes told us about the event I felt really interested in it.
The event was a speech about the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1949. A woman named Kashimoto, came to explain her experience during the attack.
When she started her explanation I was highly attentive to her. People were as attentive as I was listening to her. When I heard all the terrible things she lived I realized how lucky I am living the life I am living. The atmosphere was indeed. Everyone was astonished. I even could see some tears in some of the people’s eyes.
In conclusion I could say that It was extremely captivating that. I wanted to know about what happened in that attack.
Paula Gumà Soriano