Our school is called “Portada Alta”, which is the name of the neighbourhood where it is situated. It is an area of Malaga with a medium-low socioeconomical status. There are more than 500 students from 12 to 18 years old. We have secondary education, pre university studies and vocational training.
The characteristics of our students are very varied since we have students who follow a bilingual education together with students who cannot follow the normal curriculum or who have special educational needs. With all this diversity, we try to find new ways to motivate our students to learn and to practice English by showing them different cultures and lifestyles because we think that understanding other cultures is the key to tolerance and respect. Our work on this field has been recognized with different awards and we want to share experiences with other European schools.