Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Cala Petita

It’s not easy to choose a place in Majorca as my favourite one. There are many places I love in this island. Some islanders use to call it “sa roqueta” , the little rock, in an affectionate way.

Perhaps one of them is a cove called Cala Petita. Its name means "tiny cove".

When the water is calmed and the streams run in the right direction, you can find there extremely crystalline and calmed waters.

Cala Petita is a virgin cove, that means there are no bars, no parking area, and no crowds of noisy people around. If you know the way to go, fortunately there are no signals, it’s only fifteen minutes from the streets of Portocristo, Yes, the town where Rafa Nadal relaxes during his short holidays between tournaments and where he is rather known as “Rafelet”  than the ATP's number one.

Perhaps if you go there you can find Rafa quietly fishing from the top of a defence tower placed at the edge of the cove and built during World War II.

On its surroundings you can find earth turtles and hedgehogs. If you have a swim early in the morning you can say hello to a couple of cormorants that use to visit the cove.

Toni Martín

Madre Alberta Comenius Team

Sunday, 15 March 2009


In the team of the Straubing Tigers are 22 players. The half of them are Canadians and the other players are from Germany and two are from America.
Eric Meloche is the captain and is from Canadia. Bob Manno is the trainer and the second trainer is Georg Franz. Mike Bales is the first goalkeeper.
They went into the DEL(Deutsche Eishocky Liga) in 2006. At the moment they are on place 13 and they aren't in the Play-off's.
Bob Manno: (coach)· He was born on 31. October 1956 in Otario near the Niagara Falls.· He is half an Canadian and half Irland.· He is trainer since 29. November 2007.
Eric Meloche: (captain)· He was born on 1.Mai 1976 in Lachute .· He is 178cm tall and weight 92kg.· He scores 73 scores in the DEL.
written by Marco Koller, Andreas Weißmüller, Carl-Jonas Schubert and Daniel OrelThe history of the Straubing Tigers:
In winter at the beginning of the 1940s children played on a lake near the powder tower and delivered games like icehockey. As a founder of icehockey in Straubing counts the 14-year-old Max Pielmaier at that time.
In the middle of the second world war he formed with his 16-year-old friends Max Pelkofer and Harry Poiger a young team.
At the 1st February, 1942 it came to the 1. point game in the history of Straubing as they played for the area championship.
After the Hitler youth at the new organisation from the Straubing Tigers they decided to join the TSV 1861 Straubing. In 1981 the icehockey department separated from the TSV in 1861 and played under the name EHC Straubing.
After 21 years - in April, 2002 Straubing EHC hadn't any money.
After that the professional departments separated and founded the Straubing Tigers.
In 2005/2006 the Tigers came in the first league called (DEL)

The Arena of the TIGERS

Construction time
In November, 1967 the ice stadium was initiated. At the beginning it only was an ice surface with rostrums, but without roof. After the season 1975/76 they started the construction of the roof and to the season 1976/77 the roof was finished. The ice stadium in the powder tower was beside the Curt Frenzel stadium in Augsburg the only half-open stadium in the highest German ice-hockey class, the German hockey league, because the facade was not closed to the east.
This side of the stadium was closed in summer 2008 by a building measure whose end was delayed by arson in July, 2008 till October. It was built by Straubing TSV, the predecessor's association of the EHC.
The stadium now is in the possession of the city of Straubing. The stadium was modernised constantly, for example, by the new building of the south rostrum in the season 2001/2002 which also contains the new player's cabins.
Since 24th October 2008 the stadium is closed and thereby the capacity has changed. Today the stadium has a capacity of 5,800 places from what 4.436 standing places and 1.364 seats are (+400 VIPs).
The urban ice stadium was named after the nearby powder tower. The powder tower was a part of the medieval city walls, it is as a relic of the city fortification at their northwest end. In it the gunpowder stocks were stored since the 13-th century.

– all preparatory plays free
– all home matches of the double round DEL, in the VVK price 3 point plays, in addition, freely
– all cup home matches freely
– no stress with the advance booking -
– no queuing at the box-office

Capacity Whole: 5. 800
standing places: 4. 436
seats: 1. 364
Vip places: 400

Monday, 9 March 2009

Cala Mayor beach.

This is a very quiet and lovely beach, where you can relax, sunbathe and swim. The water is crystalline and frequently calm. In summer there were a lot of people, often teenagers and tourists because there is an hotel where they can book in. Round the beach there are rocks and caves where you can take photos, relax or swim there. At the right side of the beach there is an old tower which connects to the rest of the beach by a bridge.
Also this beach is a good place to practice skim because the seacoast is really flat and the waves are appropriate to play this sport.
Mireia Borrás Vaquer
Col·legi Madre Alberta

Jaime III

Jaime III is one of the most famous streets of Palma de Majorca. It’s located in the centre of the town. It has a lot of shops and departments stores. It’s one of the streets that all the tourists visit. There you can find all types of clothes, shoes and accessories. If it is raining you don’t get wet because part of its pavements are under arcs. Whenever you go there you will find many people. I like very much shopping there. Next to Jaime III is Borne where are located more shops. Sometimes I go there with my friends and we take a lot of photos. Also we sometimes go to Can Joan de S’aigo. This is a Cafe and you can take some typical food, per example: ice-cream, hot chocolate, “ensaimadas”...
If you come to Majorca don’t forget to visit this place.

Mónica Gracia
Col·legi Madre Alberta


Soller is an attractive town on Majorca´s north-west coast. It is situated in a bowl-shaped valley surrounding by the mountains ``Serra de Tramuntana´´. The port of Sóller is three kilometres away from the town.

On the main square there is the Saint Bartolome´s church. It is surrounded by restaurants and cafes and it has beautiful trees. It has old paved narrow streets. One of them leads to the railway station. Another road leads to the port where you can go by tramway or by car. You can also go to the charming villages of Fornalutx and Biniaraix.

Soller is famous for its oranges and lemon groves and terraces of ancient olives trees. Winter here looks like spring because everything is green and beautiful contrasting with the yellow and orange colours of the trees laden with fruit.
Soller became prosperous thanks to emigrants who came back rich from France and to its textile industry. Its people are very hospitable. In fact nobody close their doors.

An ideal place far from the hustle an bustle of other tourists places. You can enjoy walking as there are many paths in the mountains. For those who want to enjoy sunbathing and the beach the port of Soóller is the best place with regular tramway service.

I have wonderful memories of spending e days in Sóller, on the beach. It is a good way to escape from the busy and noisy city.
Laura Ferrer
Col·legi Madre Alberta

Thursday, 5 March 2009

“El Parque del mar”

My favourite place in Mallorca is “el parque del mar”. It is a green park located beside the cathedral of Palma and the antique wall of the city. Until the sixties the sea was coming up to the wall of the city. With the construction of the road of the maritime the sea remained closed. Now this space is called “el parque del mar”. In its central part there is a water source and surrounding it there are gardens, park games and some sculptures.

This park is very quiet. In summer I go with my family there and we park the car inside the parking. Then, we go walking or cycling. There are bicycles available for renting. This park is near “la Plaza de la Reina” and near “ el Borne” and “Jaime III” where you can find trendy shops like Zara, H & M... I like this park because it is nice and it is near a lots of shops.
Irene Cutillas
Col·legi Madre Alberta


Pollença is located at the north- west of Majorca. Its harbour is very little but shelters many boats and yachts during summer. As being a very small village, all the people know each other. The enchanting villagers are rivals in way, the ones in the centre against people who live on the coast.

It has two important celebrations:

- “Los moros y cristianos” which remind us when King James I fought to conquer the moorish village. It is celebrated on the first weekend of August.

- “El pi de Formentor” is celebrated in winter. It is like a little adventure for the young people. First of all, it takes place in Cap de Formentor. From there, people cut a pine tree and take it from there to the city centre with ropes surrounding it. It is pushed and pulled by all those who participle in.

Elisa Montes
Col·legi Madre Alberta

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Cala Ratjada

Cala Ratjada is a fishermen and tourist village located in the northeast of Majorca about 65 km from the city of Palma. I like this place because I can enjoy its wonderful sea views and its clear and crystal waters. The best time to go is in summer because it’s when there are a lot of fun, fairs and festivals and the restaurants and bars are open. During the winter season,  most of restaurants and shops are closed.

I also like Cala Ratjada’s hotels because you can find there a lively atmosphere, with funny games and you can enjoy the swimming pool as much as swimming in the sea. Also if you don’t want to be at the hotel all the time, you can go horse-riding on the beach or go cycling and enjoy the sea views.

In the evenings you can go for along walk and after that you can have a drink or a cocktail in any bar. On Saturday mornings there is a small market of handicrafts where you can buy a lot of things.

Natàlia Garaña


Col·legi Madre Alberta

Cala Pixat

My favorite place is Cala Pixat.

Cala Pixat is in the western coast of Majorca, near Port d’Andratx. You can only get there by boat, that’s the reason why most of people don’t know it. The cove is hidden and people can’t see it from the shore.

I love Cala Pixat for its views of Sa Dragonera, its clear water, and for the two coves there. You can walk to one of the coves, but if you eant to go to the other one you have to swim.

There is a rock in the water, it is a big rock and the bottom there is a hole. You can swim through this hole under the water. It’s funny!!

Elena Giménez


Col·legi Madre Alberta