World Portuguese Language Day
May 05 2021
World Day of the Portuguese Language.
In 2019 UNESCO established May 5th as an official day: World Day of the Portuguese Language.
This is the second year that we celebrate the World Day of Our Language, which is our homeland, our culture, our cradle, our identity and even sharing. The language that our great poets and writers have revalued and enriched over the centuries and that Luiz Vaz de Camões autonomized in “Os Lusíadas”.
Quoting José Jorge Letria in “This Portuguese language” «(…) we are very proud to make our language, which was once a pilgrim and a navigator, the most precious stone, whether in verse or in prose (…)» ”
June 11 2021
'Portugal Day', Camões and the Portuguese Communities
The 10th of June, ‘Portugal Day’, Camões and the Portuguese Communities is a day to remember the great maritime undertakings of the Discoveries, to praise the love of Pedro and Inês de Castro, to underline the ambition of D. Afonso Henriques or to show pride in the Portuguese language. This national holiday also marks the day of the death of poet Luís Vaz de Camões, in 1580, author of "Os Lusíadas", an epic poem that narrates the heroic deeds of the Portuguese people. Published in 1572, with the support of King D. Sebastião, it is considered the greatest epic poem in the Portuguese language. Clip celebrated this day on Friday, the 11th of June. At 15:15 students and staff were asked to gather in the balconies, in an orderly manner, to hear some Portuguese music playing and to celebrate the Portuguese language.
April 30 2021
Earth Day 2021
CLIP was challenged to join the Climate Reality Leaders Earth Day campaign! Lower & Middle School students were challenged to create a poster with a message or image, illustrating what Earth Day means to them. We've received over 150 creations, available on our digital gallery. Article cover image by Inês M. "We believe real change comes from the ground up. We know that a small-but-committed critical mass of activists can not only transform society, but change the world.That’s why we recruit, train, and mobilize people to become powerful activists, providing the skills, campaigns, and resources to push for aggressive climate action and high-level policies that accelerate a just transition to clean energy. Our signature activist program, the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, has trained over 31,000 changemakers worldwide since 2006. The result is a global network of activists leading the fight for climate solutions through our 10 branch offices – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Africa and a partnership in China – and 140 chapters across the US. Alongside these efforts, our dynamic communications initiatives connect climate and behavioural science with the emotional power of compelling stories, raising awareness and inspiring action in online audiences everywhere." - The Climate Reality Project