BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2016

Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo in his last adventure!!!




Our Spanish Marco Polo has died. What a sad day! He was an athlete, an adventurer, a journalist..., that is to say, a real Renaissance man!!!!


Read about him: MIGUEL DE LA QUADRA SALCEDO & his adventures (Article in Spanish)



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  2. Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo was born in Madrid on April 30th, 1932. When he was a child, he went to live with his family in Pamplona, where he studied to be an agricultural expert and stood out as a great athlete. He was the director and founder of cultural program Aventura 92, nowadays named as Ruta Quetzal BBVA. Although he was born in Madrid, he was always recognized as Basque-Navarre.
    New Generations know him as a television character, always traveling the world or as a captain of Ruta Quetzal. The Ruta Quetzal was created suggested by the King of Spain. Until 1992 the program was called Adventure 92 to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of America. Since 1993 the program is named Ruta Quetzal.


    Raisa Martín 4ºB

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  3. Well, Miguel de la Quadra was born in Madrid on April 30, 1932. He was a spanish reporter and olimpic athlete. Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo presented the "Spanish style" of throwing the javelin. The effectiveness was that high that in 1956 added 20 meters to the world record, which at the time was around 80. However, the record was never approved by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations).
    He subsequently participated in programs such as' The Spanish news', consisting of the youth exchange students from Spain and Latin America to promote mutual understanding between the two sides of the Atlantic. Since 1979 the route has covered more than 20 countries: Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Mexico, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Honduras and Costa Rica.
    Until 1992 the program was called Adventure 92 to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of America. Since 1993 the program is named Ruta Quetzal. The project is sponsored by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I and it was declared in 1990 of universal interest by the UNESCO. Besides purely academic activities they are also workshops on new technologies, computer, television, journalism, photography, astronomy, diving, marine science, music and other subjects, as well as talks and discussion sessions on "Development Cooperation".


    Nicolás Benitez 4ºB

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  4. Miguel de la Quadra was born 30th april,1932 in madrid. It was a reporter, cultural promoter and Spanish athlete, specialized in throwing events. He founded and directed the curriculum and adventures Adventure 92, later known as Ruta Quetzal.

    He was cousin of Tomás de la Quadra-Salcedo and of Javier de la Quadra-Salcedo y Miranda. As a child, five years old, his parents moved to live in Pamplona, Pamplona. He studied agricultural expert, but noted more as an athlete. Ruta Quetzal is about sixteen-year-old teens among all Spanish-speaking countries who have the opportunity discover different cultures. It was sponsored by Juan Carlos I and it was declared in 1990 of universal interest by the unesco. It was part of the Athletics Section of Real Madrid C. F and got a total of nine championships in Spain, six disk, two in weight and one in hammer throw, as well as several national record-breaking hammer throw and discus. He also participated in the 1960 Summer Olympics, representing Spain.

    In my opinion the life of Miguel de la Quadra was very interesting because he did many things and he was an important people for Spain.

    ALBERTO ANTEQUERA GONZÁLEZ 4ºB

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  5. Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo is our Spanish Marco Polo.Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo was born in Madrid on April 30, 1932 . It was a reporter, cultural promoter and Spanish athlete, specialized in throwing events.He was a great athlete and he was nine times champion of Spain in the javelin. Later he started to work as reporter.
    When he was a child, he went to live with his family in Pamplona, where he studied to be an agricultural expert and stood out as a great athlete.

    It was sponsored by Juan Carlos I and it was declared in 1990 of universal interest by the unesco. It was part of the Athletics Section of Real Madrid C. F and got a total of nine championships in Spain, six disk, two in weight and one in hammer throw, as well as several national record-breaking hammer throw and discus. Nowadays, we know his nephew Telmo Aldaz de la Quadra Salcedo, who appeared in 'Mares' on Discovery MAX.

    I reckon Miguel de la Quadra was a very important character in Spain .

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  6. Well, now I'm going to make a short biography of Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo:
    Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo was born on 30th of April, 1932, in Spain. He was a reporter, cultural promoter and spanish athlete, specialized in throwing events. When he was five, his parents moved to Pamplona. There, he studied at the Saint Francisco Javier of the Jesuits School in Tudela and he studied the degree of agriculture, but he stood out like athlete. In 1960, he participated in the Olympic Games in Rome because he was a great athlete. That same year he went to the Amazon. In 1963 he returned to Spain and he was contracted by Spanish Television as a reporter. His first job as a journalist was put into practice in the war of the Congo, where almost die because of he was recording with his camera how was dying three hundred people. What a dangerous job!! He has interviewed such an interesting persons like Dalai Lama, Pablo Neruda,.... He was the inventor of the project Ruta Quetzal, a project invented for make better the relationships between Spain and América. This project was sponsored by Juan Carlos I and it was declared in 1990 of universal interest by the UNESCO. To end this biography, he died on 20th May, 2016, in Madrid.

    Nowadays, Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo is remembered like our Spanish Marco Polo. He was a great person, an adventurer and above all, a person eager to see the world.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 4.ESO.B

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  7. Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo, who was born on 30th April,1932 in April in Madrid, was a Spanish reporter and Olympic athlete. Moreover, he was the director and founder of the cultural program 'Adventures 92', nowadays named as 'Ruta Quetzal BBVA'. Although he was born in Madrid, he was always recognized as Basque-Navarre. He have died about a week ago. How sad notice it was!

    It is said that Miguel de la Quadra was a man full of energy and very adventurous. However, I can'0t say that for sure as I didn't know him.

    Now, I'm going to explain what's 'Ruta Quetzal'BBVA'. Each yer, more tan 300 Young people from different countries travel with their 'Panama Jack boots' to the most remote and spectacular places of Hispanic America and Spain. Thanks to this Project, which is recognized by Unesco, young people get involved in different cultures, enjoy pure nature and live with the value of tolerance and fellowship.

    This incredible man has seen almost all the world travelling and playing unusual Jobs, from profesional athlete, passing whaler, truck driver in the Andes, to lion temer, agronomist or reporter forc Spanish Televisión, so we can say that he has lived a life, which can be considerated a pure adventure.

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  8. Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo
    THE PERSON WHO WAS AROUND THE WORLD ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    was born Madrid on April 30, 1932, settled very small with his family to Pamplona, where majored in agricultural expert and highlighted very young as an athlete, especially in track and field, where he became world record javelin in 1957 a throw of 91.82 meters, although the mark was canceled after the regulations changed.
    Was a reporter and interviewer which objective was promote knowledge foundations of the Latin American Community among the youth, he made his first expedition to the Amazon for 5 years.










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  9. I am going to talk about our Spanish Marco Polo. Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo was born in Madrid on April 30, 1932. Although he was born there, he moved to Pamplona when he was five.
    He was a great athlete and he was nine times champion of Spain in the javelin. Later he started to work as reporter. A lot of important personalities were interviewed by him, like Pablo Neruda, Dalai, Salvador Allende... He worked with Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente and Cesar Perez Tudela too. He also covered some wars like the Vietnam war, but he is most known for 'Adventure 92', later called Ruta Quetzal. For all of that, he won a lots of awards. 
    Ruta Quetzal is about sixteen years old among all Spanish-speaking countries who have the opportunity to discover different cultures. It was sponsored by Juan Carlos I and it was declared in 1990 of universal interest by the UNESCO. 
    Nowadays, we know his nephew Telmo Aldaz de la Quadra Salcedo, who appeared in 'Mares' on Discovery MAX. Mares it is a programme where we can see the Strait of Gibraltar.


    Andrea Gutiérrez López 4ESO B 

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  10. Who was Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo? He was born in Madrid in 1932. At the age of 4 he had to move to Pamplona, where he studied agricultural engineer, although he began to stand out as an excellent athlete. He participated in the Olympic Games of Rome in 1960. This year he travelled to the Amazon where he took incredible photos.

    In his first job as a journalist, he nearly died, since he was sentenced to death due to roll the execution of 300 prisoners. Since then, he has worked in the Spanish Television and he interviewed a lot of famous people, for instance, Pablo Neruda or Dalai Lama.
    In Spain, he is especially known for his travels and explorations around the world.
    Unfortunately, he died at the age of 84 in Madrid

    Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo designed a project named Ruta Quetzal with the objective of commemorating the Fifth Centenary of the discovery of America and to improve the relation between Spain and Spanish America. The project consists of an intercultural exchange with young people from America and Spain. They discover new countries, people and different cultures.

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