Everything begins with an origin and so does Europia. The first step was choosing a myth, narrating the origin of our continent. For this, some teachers held a writing competition before the Christmas holidays in which students had to write a myth or a legend about the origin or creation of Europia.
There were 9 entries in total but after the judges read them all and made a decision, only 3 passed through to the final round. For the final round, the 3 compositions will be hung up in display in the school hall for everyone to read. On March 25th the whole school will vote to choose one of the 3 entries to become the official myth of the Origin of Europia.
Another step we've taken is choosing our presidential candidates. 16 students of 2nd and 3rd of E.S.O. decided to run for president: Paula Santana, Ismael Ruiz, Lucía Santana, Daniel Domínguez, Pilar Lozano, Javier Franco, Lucía Pérez, David García, Nayroha Hernández, Paola Calderín, Eva Armas, Laura Medina, Mar Artiles, José David Díaz and Carla Pérez. Unfortunately not all the candidates had the requirements needed, so only 9 of them were chosen by the school's management team for the official presidential election. The Election Day will be on the 28th of March and everyone in our high school will choose a president by ballot.
Other steps worth mentioning are the anthem, emblem and flag. Teldropia's official emblem is the Dragon tree because this species is very important in Canarian flora. In music class with Mr. Antonio, we've been working on our anthem, basing it on Pechelbel's Canon. The official flag is also in finishing process thanks to Ms. Elisa's and Ms. Elsa's work in class with the students.
A very important detail in one of our biggest steps, is our Ms. Ana's help and collaboration. During her classes she's been working with the students on oral expression, oral presentations and speeches to help with not only presidential debates but also for our future.
Inés Hernández Gutiérrez