Student Blogging Challenge

Show off

Do you have a favourite blog that you visit often?
Well, we did a voting poll and our class decided to choose:

  • Quality of the information
  • Interesting posts
  • Visually appealing presentation
  • Quality and interest of images, videos and other digital resources
  • Fair use of images, videos and follows copyright 
  • Well organized


  • Interesting and well-written posts
  • Visually appealing presentation
  • Interest of images, videos and other digital resources
  • Fair use of images, videos and follows copyright 
  • Well organized
  • Full accomplishment of all the tasks

A Question of Art

Do you have a favourite film? Everyone does! This is Pedro's presentation about his favourite movie


In our class, most of the students learn music as an after-school activity.
On November 25th, they performed for the entire school community: parents and other relatives, teachers, students, school partners, other community supporters and members were there, enjoying the moment. 

Being part of such a community is a once-in-a-lifetime experience because music is one of the most important things in their lives and sharing it with others is an unforgettable experience!

This is the local School Music where our students learn how to play the violin, guitar, clarinet, accordion, for example! It offers a variety of activities which promote a truly spirit of partnership!

Time to visit

It's time for visiting other blogs and leaving quality comments. So, remember that:

A good commenter will have:
  • read the post carefully,
  • checked out the links in the post,
  • read the previous comments before they leave one of their own,
  • added to the conversation with a quality comment – remember that video from Mrs Yollis’ class,
  • included a link to their own blog or a similar post on their own blog or a link to our class blog!
My suggestion for this week's task is:
  • explore the FLIPBOARD MAGAZINE and review the best and most creative SBC's posts there!

Follow these instructions:

 1. Click on the flipboard magazine link here

 2. Click on the title of the post of what looks like an interesting image or a catchy title

 3. You should now be taken to the actual blog post, read it and leave a comment

 4.Come back to the magazine again and repeat two more times

Elijah, from USA, posted a comment on our blog!
So, during the class, we visited his blog and we posted the following text all together:

Hello Elijah!
Greetings from Portugal!
Thanks for visiting our class blog! You left a very nice comment. 
We enjoyed to know how you and your friends celebrated Halloween. And of course we loved the fact that your best friend is Portuguese!
We have visited your blog and we were thrilled to know more about you and your family. We also like sports and, of course, we love football. Do you know that The Portuguese football team won the European Championship 2016, in France? 
By the way, we also agree with you: mom’s cooking is so good and delicious that it’s not possible to describe it! We loved your expression: “it’s like putting a spoonful of heaven into your mouth”. My students laughed and asked me to tell you - you’re completely right. 
But, in my opinion, you are a poet. We also find your poem about water amazing! It’s such a precious resource and sometimes we forget this!
Let me tell you that my students learn English as their first foreign language, so it’s very important for them to get in touch with young teens from other countries and making blogging friends all over the world!
Maria Paiva and class 9B, Portugal

                               A visit to South Africa!

Do you want to learn more about this country? Then let's visit Mr.Eugene's Blog

He is a Geography teacher and he is guiding you, virtually, on a visit to his country South Africa! You'll find some inspiring information, photos and videos you can explore all by yourself!

There are also some activities for you to do (choose the one you prefer)!

  • Activity 1:
Write a post on some fun facts about your country.
In your post, include links to where you researched and some images with attribution. 

You might also want to a collage of images or a slideshow you have created.
  • Activity 2:
Write a post that shares some of the favorite places you have visited in your country.
In your post, include information that people from other countries mightn’t know and some images. 

Remember to include image attribution if you don’t use your own photos.

Don't forget to leave a quality comment here about the activity you have chosen and your post on Mr Eugene's Blog!

Now, are you curious to know what is one of my favourite places in Portugal? 


Cascais is situated 30km to the west of central Lisbon and it is a small beach and a charming Portuguese town, considered as one of the best day trips from Lisbon. 
Once a fishermen's harbour, Cascais is a nice and sophisticated place.
It has a delightful historic centre, where one can discover a lot of interesting tourist attractions. Dominated by the bay and the imposing Cidadela fort (former House of the Cascais governor, chosen by King Luís for his residence), the historic centre is full of architectural treasures of a religious, military and civil nature. The town is small enough to explore entirely by foot.
Cascais was also the former residence of the royal family and pioneer of tourism in Portugal.
The coastline between Lisbon and Cascais is lined with sandy beaches and these beaches are extremely popular with the residents of Lisbon.
Cascais is easily reachable from Lisbon by car or by train (30min).

  • Activity 1:


  1. Sintra

    Sintra is a town on the Estoril Coast, Lisbon and Sintra are ideal places to visit.
    It's one of the most delightful places to go because of the wide range of green, especially in the Serra de Sintra.
    Sintra is not only beautiful because of the Sintra Mountain. It's also has priceless archaeological remains especially from the Roman period.
    This Portuguese city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.
    Sintra’s abundant architectural and historical attractions include Pena National Palace, Sintra National Palace, Quinta de Regaleira, Monserrate Palace, Castle of the Moors, and Seteais Palace.


  2. Portugal is a republic, with 92.212 km2 and 10.341.330 (83rd) which also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira.
    It Is on Iberian Peninsula, southwestern Europe.
    The capital is Lisbon and the official language is Portuguese.
    Lisbon is my favourite city in Portugal.
    This beautiful city is the capital of Portugal It is on the river bank of Tagus (the large river in Portugal).
    Lisbon is the city with more population in Portugal: it has 547 733 inhabitants because it is a huge city.
    It is the most important city due to financial, commercial, artistic and educational aspects in Portugal and has a lot of interesting tourist attractions with million years.

  3. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal. Lisbon is the largest city in an area of 100,05km2.
    It has about 552700 thousand habitants within its area, and its urban area extends beyond its "borders" and has 2.7 million people.
    Lisbon has several places where we can stroll, for example, on the riverbank which has lots of restaurants and cafés where we can go to enjoy the day ; we can also go to the Lisbon Oceanarium, the Castle of São Jorge connecting the low and High Lisbon, the Chiado, Belém, which is also very famous for their custard cakes, also for the Belém Tower and the Belém Cultural Centre.
    The city is very big, so you can not to walk all the time, only if you want to, but we can travel by tuk-tuk, which is great fun, by tram which is also very funny and by car, but it's not so fun.
    Along the coast between Lisbon and Cascais there are many extremely popular beaches to the residents of Lisbon.

  4. 16 Facts about Portugal by Pedro Cirilo

    1 Our country was born of a family fight between mother and son.
    2 We are one of the oldest nations in Europe.
    3 We are the country with the oldest borders in Europe.
    4 We divided the world in two, with Spain.
    5 The Portuguese empire lasted six centuries. It was the longest global empire in history.
    6 We have the world´s oldest alliance in force, and we still take it seriously.
    7 The second city with more Portuguese is outside Portugal is in Paris.
    8 There are more Portuguese natives outside Portugal than in Portugal itself.
    9 We abolished slavery in 1751, more than a century before the United States.
    10 Portugal was the first country in the world to abolish the death penalty.
    11 Ambassador Sousa Mendes saved more Jews than Oscar Schindler.
    12 During World War II Cascais (a city of Portugal near Lisbon), had more kings without a throne than it had five-star hotels.
    13 Portugal was in Macau, China, for over 446 years.
    14 We are the only country to have taken an amateur team to the rugby world cup.
    15 Portugal are the new champions of Europe in football.
    16 The oldest bookshop in the world is in Portugal.

  5. Porto (also known as Oporto in English)

    Porto is situated along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal and it is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula.
    This Portuguese city is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1996.
    In Porto, you can find beautiful monuments such as Clérigos Tower, Church of São Francisco and Porto Cathedral.
    One of Portugal's internationally famous exports is port wine.
    Typical dishes from this city are Tripas à Moda do Porto and Francesinha (exactly Frenchy).

  6. Oporto is a city situated in the north of the country, Portugal and has a area of 45Km. The population is about the 240 000 people. Some say that  Oporto is considered to be very similar to Lisbon.
    Oporto has many beautiful places such as  Torre dos Clèricos, Ponte D.Luìs and Torre Das Carmelitas and many more

  7. Piódão is a Portuguese parish of the county of Arganil, with 36.57 km ² of area and about 178 inhabitants. density is 4.9. The parish includes the following villages: Piódão, Malhada Chã, Chãs d'Égua, Tojo, Fórnea, Foz d`Egua, Barreiros, Covita, Torno, Casal Cimeiro and Casal Fundeiro. Piodão is a really beautiful place where you can taste some reeally good cheese and visit some of its monuments some being: Capelas de S. Pedro, de S. João, de Santa Bárbara, da Senhora da Saúde e da Senhora do Bom Parto,Museu Etnográfico, etc..

  8. Berlengas is a little Island in Portugal. It is located in the northeast of Peniche. There are several smaller islands around it (Cerro da Velha, Estela and Meda do Norte, …).
    It is one of the main nestling and refuge spots for sea birds and also other bird species. Berlengas has some endangered species which has been chosen as the symbol of Nature Reserve in Berlengas. The protected area also covers an important 985-hectare marine reserve, with a diversified range of animal life.
    Berlengas is the only island with no inhabitants throughout the year, limited to those persons required for indispensable services; the services are the operation of the lighthouse and surveillance of the Nature Reserve, thus living in absolute isolation. Berlengas is the ideal spot for those who are looking for tranquility, far from the normal noise and pollution of cities. That is why the island can only be visited by a maximum of 350 persons at any one time.