martes, 26 de febrero de 2013


A new centre joins the project ¡C@NTAMOS CONTIGO!, SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD.  The REFUGE HOME DON BOSCO in PORTO NOVO –BENIN REPUBLIC (AFRICA) joins our project, its coordinator Juan José Gómez is very interested in the children to participate and live this educative experience. Students with a very special and different situation from ours (familiar, economic resources, JOB…). This way, EUROPE – AMERICA - AFRICA join us to share educative experiences… We keep contact with schools in England and USA, Miami is likely to be the next centre to join our project.

This is the list of schools that participate in the project so far.

1.  Juan José Gómez and the students from FOYER DON BOSCO in Porto Novo – BENIN Republic (AFRICA).
2.  Mónica Santos together with her students from CEIP LAZARILLO DE TORMES in SALAMANCA.
3.  Isabel Helio Cobaleda and her pupils of 2nd ESO from  MARISTAS CHAMPAGNAT school in SALAMANCA.
4.  Anita Alfonsel y Pep Hernández with their students from CEIP EL VALLE in MADRID.
5.  Eva Alonso Aguado and her students of 3rd ESO from CEIPS ISABEL LA CATÓLICA in NAVAS DEL REY.
6.  Carmen González Franco with her students of  3rd ESO from MARISTAS CHAMPAGNAT school in SALAMANCA.
8.  José Luis Sagredo Fernández from Ceip KANTICA ARROYO in ARROYO DE LA ENCOMIENDA (VALLADOLID)
9.  Marta Reina Herrera and the CEIP ANTONIO MACHADO in COLLADO VILLALVA.
10.  Conchi Avilés and  ENRIQUETA AYMAR school in MADRID.
11.   Ainhoa Baños y Miriam Villanueva from SALESIANOS DEUSTO in BILBAO
12.  Biotzf Fradua and her choir ESO- EP from CPEIPS ELIZALDE IKASTOLA in BERMEO.
13.  Salesianos Los Boscos Choir together with Salesianos Los Boscos School in LOGROÑO.
14.  Raúl Diego with his students from SALESIANOS SANTANDER.

lunes, 25 de febrero de 2013


March is the month to rehearse and record the song STAND BY ME within the project ¡C@NTAMOS CONTIGO!, SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD That’s why we have made some applications with the aim to facilitate the learning, recording of the song and continuing developing the project in an innovative way. Well, we are enthusiastic to introduce this new application VIRTUAL CHOIR with which the students participating in the project will be able to record themselves from home, school … The material is made up of  a TUTORIAL KARAOKE VIDEO which will help do the recording.

The students who want to use it will need a Web Cam in their computer, speakers and a microphone in the case it is not integrated in the computer. Once all this is prepared, they will record their video and will send it to us to put it together and edit it in the VIRTUAL CHOIR. Besides, in the platform EDMODO we have started a CASTING to find our new solo singers and instrumentalists who will perform in different moments of the song.

Moreover, a new original way to rehearse has been design in which secondary students are implied recording the audio of the song. Their recordings will be used to edit the virtual scores; then, they will be uploaded on the main blog to help the rest of the project mates to learn the song and rehearse together from the distance. This way, all of us rehearse at the same time and the pupils become the main figures of their own process of learning, which is one of our main objectives.


lunes, 18 de febrero de 2013

Way of the Cross in Santa Maria de la Redonda Cathedral

Yesterday Salesianos Los Boscos Choir had the opportunity to participate with its songs in the Way of The Cross organized by Mary Magdalene  Brotherhood. The event took place in La Redonda Cathedral, and representatives of all brotherhoods in Logroño participated.

We show you some of the pictures taken during the celebration, in which some of the children from the school read passages of the Stations of the Cross before all the audience.




lunes, 4 de febrero de 2013

Don Boscos' Mass

Another year Don Bosco Mass has taken place. This celebration signs the end of a week of celebrations in which the school is full of activities, music and people.
The girls and boys from the choir arrived first to the church to prepare their voices before the Mass started.


Each year the choir participates in this Mass brightening the celebration with their songs and girls and boys take up more and more space in the school, that’s a good sign because this implies that the choir is growing up year after year. We are glad to see (especially in the youngest faces) the excitement that performing with the choir makes them feel.
After the entire week with activities, excursions, parties and songs the voices of our children were a little resentful. But that wasn’t an impediment for them to make us feel their enthusiasm.


Translated by Iliane Luezas and Ariadna García

domingo, 27 de enero de 2013

St. Pablo's Church

On Sunday 27th of January, Los Boscos Salesianos choir participated in a Mass for missionary childhood which took place at St. Pablo’s church in Logroño. Kids from the church collaborated making a village for children in need. Besides, during the celebration they showed flags from every country in the world symbolizing that we’re all one and we have to help each other.

Girls and boys from the choir went with happiness to sing the rehearsed songs because for most of them it was their first time performing with the choir. Within the church and under the watchful gaze of all the attendees, they sang songs like “Maria, Maria “Salve Don Bosco Santo “Padrenuestro” “Quisiera hacerlo yo” “Aleluya” “Traerás La Paz”, etc.

When the Mass ended, all pupils went home to get strength for so busy days that were coming.

Translated by Ariadna García and Iliane Luezas

jueves, 10 de enero de 2013

New faces in the Choir

With the new participants, the choir already consists of a group of 60 students from 3ºEP to 4ºESO apart from the teachers that participate and collaborate. Year after year, the group is growing steadily and we hope to continue like this for many years.

Translated by Iliane Luezas and AriadnaGarcía