O Sol


O sol é uma estrela do sistema Solar

Que parece estar sempre a cantar

É o responsável pela vida no nosso planeta

Sem o uso da chupeta

E do centro gravitacional

Que não se pode mudar de canal.


O Sol é composto por núcleo

Tenho que comprar o mercúrio!


Zona de radiação.

Nunca praticai natação!

Zona de convenção.

No mundo não falta é tentação!

Fotosfera, cromosfera

Na floresta encontrei uma fera!


Coroa, mancha solar.

Eu não gosto nada de cantar!

Grânulos e proeminência solar.

Eu não estou a sonhar!


Sem uma superfície definida.

Nada de fita por medida!

E uma densidade de gases e materiais.

Porque é que há cantorias?

Que formam o Sol

Sem colocar a chave de Sol.


Os mais importantes são

O nosso querido coração hidrogénio.

Onde posso encontrar o génio?

O hélio e o seu oxigénio?


O carbono e o ferro?

Tenho que passar a minha roupa a ferro!

O enxofre, o néon, o nitrogénio

Ainda falta o silício e o magnésio.


Tem composição de elementos pesados.

Mas cuidado com os tarados!

Com o ouro e o urânio.

Tem atenção ao teu crânio!


O Sol exerce um forte campo magnético.

Mas porque é que o meu cão é tão patético?

Que muda de direcção?

Mas com muita acção!

A cada 11 anos e interferindo.

Mas sempre rindo!


Na Terra e os planetas do sistema solar.

Sem o radio a funcionar!

E possui um ciclo de vida.

Sempre tão contida!


Mateus Fouto, 7B


Competição Nacional de Oratória 2017 – EPSC no British Council Lisboa

Foto de Sílvia Ramadas

Aqui podem ler-se os três discursos que competiram com mais de 30 alunos de outras escolas nacionais, públicas e privadas, no evento dinamizado pela ESU, English Speaking Union, organização de que a nossa escola é membro, organizado no British Council em Lisboa. Atividade que surge no âmbito do Clube de Debate, este concurso tem o objetivo de promover competências linguístico-discursivas expressas em língua inglesa. Este ano o tema aglutinador foi “Peace is not the absence of war”, expressão retirada de um discurso de Martin Luther King.

O nível e a qualidade dos discursos apresentados por todas as escolas foi muitíssimo elevado e, apesar de ser apenas o segundo ano em que a nossa escola se vê representada com 3 alunas do 12º A -CT, vimos 2 alunas passarem ao grupo de finalistas. Inês Pereirinha e Ana Carolina Marques integraram os 10 finalistas, dando provas do seu comprometimento, saberes, capacidades analíticas, desenvolvimento de ideias e articulação do conhecimento, literacia no uso da informação e excelência.

Texto de Sílvia Ramadas

A Cold Truth

Truth – a statement proven to be or accepted as true – we accept multiple truths, such as the truth about gravity, about the shape of Earth, and many others. However, there are truths that we don’t accept… and today I’m here to talk about a cold truth.
In my 17 years of life, and I know that they’re not too many, I’ve never heard on television “Peace is finally a reality”. On the contrary, I always hear news such as “Syrian Civil War is not close to an end”, “Terrorist attack killed more 34 people”, “Mother killed her son”, and the list goes on and on… As we all know this is not a sign of peace, actually it is a sign of a absence of peace.
The human race has been on Earth for 12 thousand years, we have fought to achieve peace in many ways, we created triets, the universal declaration of the human rights, we even created a universal day of peace. However, despite all the efforts, we did not achieve peace.
The fact is, how can we achieve this goal if we don’t fully understand what it means? Well, peace is not just the absence of war, but it consists in a positive state where social justice and brotherhood in all kinds exist. Just like colours have different shades, peace has different shapes… For example, back in the sixties, the peace movement in America was basically the idea that if the Vietnam war could stop, there would be peace. If we look at the numbers, the rates of violence in America have only increased… Not only that, we may recall the cold war, where, in fact, there was no real war, but there was tension between countries that created an environment where it didn’t exist peace…
In Africa most political conflits are caused by the race for the economical power… They are caused because of the people that are in power. Most of their politicians are selfish or greedy… They don’t care about the people, they care about the money that they can make, no matter how much it costs… They don’t understand that all the money in the world can’t pay a human life.
The problem that we have in our hands is that we are all human… We are all selfish, greedy, we are not perfect… and we will always make bad things to others, no matter how hard we try… And that’s why we will never achieve a complete version of peace.
We may think… “ok, global peace is impossible, but what about individual peace?” Well, in my point of view, individual peace is relative. We can not feel a complete peace, when the world is not in peace… How can we feel safe, when the world is unsafe? How can we sleep at night when we don’t know if we are safe? How can we lay over in our beds, and think that millions of people have no bed to sleep in? In a world like this, how can we be trully in peace?
For me, that’s impossible… And that’s why I’m here today… because like my grandmother used to say “A cold truth is better than a swet lie”. Maybe, my presence here today, change your ways of thinking… maybe you will leave this place today, and work for a better version of yourself, for a better version of the world.
According to scientists the human race may be extinct in 100 years from now… 12 thousand years have already passed and we didn’t make any progress. Will we be able to win in this race against time and that way change this cold truth?

Ana Carolina Marques 12º A (discurso finalista)

Not everything is what it seems!

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,
We are on the third month of 2017 so, I think it´s safe to say that the year did not start that long ago, It feels like it was yesterday that all of us, women were in our sparkling dresses and men in their suits counting down the seconds to get in the new year, but it also feels like it was yesterday that all of us were laying in our beds looking at the ceiling thinking  nostalgically about the year that was about to get to its end, the happy moments, those not so happy, all the amazing people that got into our lives and the not so amazing ones that happily left, but at the end of all of this very deep thinking session and now I am going to talk about something that truly happened to me, I thought “Sure there was some people that I came across this year that I did not like at all, but besides all that I did not have conflicts with anyone” and then, the thought that I was in peace popped into my head. What I did not know was that my year had been an iceberg and I was only thinking about what was on the surface of the sea.
So, later that day, I was talking to my sister and I remembered telling her that I thought  that I was a very pacific person, I think you could say I was very proud of myself, and right after I told her that she asked why and that´s when I poorly answered “I had no conflicts with anyone thoroughout the year” and she strongly replied “didn´t you have concerns that made you lose sleep at night, didn´t the thought of future take all of your hunger away, are you completely proud of yourself and everything you´ve done thoroughout the year, didn´t you keep problems to yourself because you were afraid to be judged, didn´t people laugh on you face because they say you are a nerd and have a sharp voice?” I was very shaken, all that I could think about was “That happened to me the whole year” and that´s when I came to a very important conclusion, being in peace means much more than the absence of conflicts with others, it means being stress-free, it means being accepted by society and not being judged, it is to seek forgiveness, not revenge towards others, it is to completely accept and be proud of who you are.
I decided to tell all of you my little story because I believe it´s possible to establish a parallel between it and the world. Like I am simply discriminated for having a sharp voice and for being a nerd, there´s millions of people that are discriminated for their racial and sexual preferences, like I lost my hunger thinking about the unknown future I have in front of me, millions lose their hunger because they are afraid to go outside and get robbed because it´s not safe, like I can´t sleep when I go to bed concerned about certain problems I have, millions awake at night thinking on how they can escape a life of slavery, including children, like I cry over some bad news I received, millions cry because they are abused everyday . With all of this I pretend to emphasize two aspects, firstly, my problems shouldn´t even be called problems when compared with some people´s concerns and secondly, we DO NOT LIVE IN A PEACEFUL WORLD! Peace is not merely the absence of war, it is a world where there is no civil disturbance, it is a world where everyone feels safe and has their human rights respected, it is a world where everyone gets along harmoniously, it is a world where everyone is afraid to be who they truly are, it is a world where everyone is free and able to express their ideas, peace ladies and gentleman is where no one is disrespected for being different!
To conclude, as John F. Kennedy once said “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures” and I couldn´t agree more, I won´t say it will be easy to achieve peace, but I truly believe it´s possible yet to do so every single person from the seven billion that live in this planet has to help, no one can be left behind neither you or me, it´s mandatory that we all walk on the same direction, we all have to work for it because…


Thank you,

Inês Pereirinha 12ºA (discurso finalista)

In a White-painted world

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,
I have always enjoyed a good story! And my grandmother was a master at recounting them, giving life and meaning to every word and every character…
I remember with fondness the fairies, witches, princes and princesses, but I never forgot the story of the White King. This king promised to offer a great prize to the artist who could paint peace. There were many competitors … But among those, two artists stood out. The first painted something very calm. A perfect mirror reflecting placid mountains that surrounded him and above them was a very blue sky with light white clouds. The second artist, also painted mountains, but these were rough and stripped of vegetation, over them there was a storm sky with sparks and thunder. Nevertheless, when the king watched closely, he noticed that behind a waterfall was a small branch that grew in the crevice of a rock, and in the middle of the noise created by the violent waterfall, he discovered a nest and a bird. Perfect peace!
Which do you think was the chosen painting?
The king chose the second one!… But why? He explained: “Peace does not mean to be in a place without noise, without problems, without hard work or without pain.” Peace means having the knowledge to choose with ability the moment to work, to build, to face problems and to find harmony.
I did not want to compare the king in my grandmother’s stories to our leaders and the global situation, in which we find ourselves. A situation, where racism and xenophobia are rapidly growing in Europe; where violence is deeply rooted in Latin America; where deadly clashes in the Middle East continue and where millions of people on the Asian continent are being affected by economic, social and political inequalities.
This reminded me of the great leader Martin Luther King and one of his sayings: “Have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.”
And I thought, “When will all this end?” Then I remembered the little bird, in the middle of the storm, hidden in the crevice of a rock. Getting him out of there would have been a brutal, but beneficial challenge, which would have lead him on path of freedom.
Each of us should follow the example of that little bird … Challenge yourself and do not be afraid to overcome barriers and build bridges of trust and loyalty around you. I am counting on each of you to build a world, where the colours of each of the continents merge into one, where the white that results from this fusion will paint peace in all nations.

Do you still remember the White king? Like him, me too would like to, one day assign a great prize to all men and women, who would unite to build a world where there was justice for all … A world, where freedom and union reigned and never lacked work, bread or water.
From here on forward, I want us to believe that nothing is impossible! … If we made it to the moon, maybe soon we will land on Mars. It is our duty to continue to fight and to believe, as our heroes did once before, letting equality, justice and peace guide us….to a white-painted world!

Thank you.

Maria Leonor Bento 12º A

Semana da Leitura


De 20 a 24 de fevereiro, realiza-se a Semana da Leitura no Agrupamento de Escolas Verde Horizonte de Mação e celebrar mais uma vez a leitura, com atividades centradas na leitura, no prazer de ler em todos os momentos, em qualquer lugar, partilhar o gosto e o prazer de ler.

Organização da biblioteca escolar com o apoio do Diretor, da sua direção, do Agrupamento de Língua Portuguesa e de todos/as os/as docentes do agrupamento de escolas Verde Horizonte de Mação.

Da Turma Mac 4

“A biblioteca é um lugar maravilhoso, um mundo de magia, onde ler se torna uma aventura.”



Semana da Leitura na Escola Básica de Mação


Programa da Semana da Leitura 1CEB.

Nota: Por motivos de força maior, o escritor Filipe Faria não pode estar presente, conforme estava agendado.

A equipa da biblioteca escolar,

António Bento

Filipe Faria e Rafael Loureiro, Escritores em Exposição

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Decorre de 7 a 16 de fevereiro de 2017, na biblioteca escolar da escola sede, uma exposição sobre os escritores, Filipe Faria e Rafael Loureiro. Nela podemos descobrir e conhecer as obras literárias destes dois escritores que estarão presentes na Semana da Leitura, que se vai realizar a partir do dia 20 de fevereiro.

A equipa da biblioteca escolar,

António Bento

Shared Speeches – Atividade do Clube de Debate

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No passado dia 18 de novembro, 4 alunas do curso de Ciências e Tecnologias da turma A, do 12º ano comparecerem na aula de Inglês dos seus colegas da turma A, do 11º ano do mesmo curso, para partilhar quatro discursos com a duração de cinco minutos cada, sobre o tema aglutinador, umbrella topic, Multicultural Interactions. Sob os títulos All different, all equal; From Portugal With Love; Voices for Human Rifhts e A Blindfolded World , os discursos tocaram pontos fortes e temáticas atuais que são comuns aos conteúdos programáticos de 11º e 12º ano. Para além de uma óbvia partilha de saberes, de promoção da excelência e da promoção para uma cidadania ativa entre os mais jovens, esta atividade conseguiu, não só uma articulação vertical entre anos de escolaridade, como uma articulação horizontal ao nível dos conteúdos lecionados, tendo ainda como preocupação cumprir alguns dos objetivos traçados no PAA do agrupamento. No final dos discursos houve lugar a discussão salutar que certamente deixou mais ricos aqueles que tiveram a coragem de fazer ouvir a sua voz.

The speeches:

A Blindfolded World

From Portugal With Love

Multicultural Interactions: All Different, All Equal

Voices For Human Rights

Fotos: João Pinheiro

Texto: 12º A

Clube de Debate



 No dia 25 de novembro de 2016, os alunos do 11ºC – Curso Profissional de Técnico de Saúde e de Cozinha – partiram, na companhia da professora Clara Neves e da Diretora de Turma, professora Helena Antunes, rumo à Igreja Matriz de Mação, na aventura de descobrir algo mais sobre o Sermão de Santo António aos Peixes, obra que se encontram a estudar nas aulas de Português. E, para ajudar os alunos a perceber um pouco melhor as sábias palavras do grande Padre António Vieira, ninguém melhor do que o pároco Amândio Mateus.

Sentados, em redor do púlpito, os alunos ouviram explicações sobre a vida deste célebre orador português que nasceu a 6 de fevereiro de 1608 em Portugal. Mas por que seria Vieira tão conhecido? Seria pela sua vasta atividade profissional?

De facto, Vieira foi uma das mais influentes personagens do século XVII em termos de política e oratória. Ao longo da sua longa vida, não só foi padre, como também escritor, pregador, professor de retórica, diplomata, conselheiro e confessor da corte, tendo-se destacado como missionário jesuíta em terras brasileiras. Nesta qualidade, defendeu incansavelmente os direitos dos povos indígenas, combateu a sua exploração e escravização, promovendo a sua evangelização. Defendeu também os judeus e a abolição da distinção entre cristãos-novos (judeus convertidos, perseguidos na época pela Inquisição) e cristãos-velhos (os católicos tradicionais).

Paralelamente a uma atividade tão multifacetada, a notoriedade de Vieira ficou-se também a dever, quer no seu tempo, quer nos dias de hoje, à riqueza e profundidade dos seus sermões, entre eles, o célebre Sermão de Santo António aos Peixes. Neste sermão, perante a indiferença do auditório, Vieira dirige-se aos peixes, à semelhança do que fizera Santo António. Elogiando as virtudes dos peixes e criticando os seus vícios, Vieira pretendia, porém, criticar duramente os colonos do Maranhão que exploravam e escravizavam os índios no Brasil. Terão os homens percebido o caráter alegórico das suas palavras? O que é certo é que três dias após ter proferido este sermão, Vieira embarcou ocultamente para o reino, evitando assim possíveis represálias, sob a proteção do rei D. João IV.

Os alunos puderam ainda ouvir alguns excertos do Sermão de Santo António, lidos de forma eloquente e sabiamente comentados pelo Pároco Amândio Mateus. Seguidamente, também os discentes foram convidados a desempenhar, por momentos, o papel do Padre António Vieira, lendo ao público partes do seu sermão, a partir do púlpito. Foi um dos momentos mais apreciados e, obviamente, aplaudido por todos!

Finalmente, os alunos tiveram a oportunidade de ter nas suas mãos e folhear volumosos livros antigos, repletos de sabedoria, cujas folhas de papiro, amareladas pelo tempo, continham textos manuscritos em latim, rodeados de belas iluminuras, evocando o tempo em que Vieira compunha os seus sermões.

Através desta pequena aventura, os alunos ficaram a saber algo mais sobre a vida e obra do nosso Imperador da Língua Portuguesa, celebrizado em todo o mundo pela sua coragem de dizer a verdade sobre os vícios da sociedade do séc. XVII, dificilmente admitidos pelos homens e pela própria Igreja do seu tempo. Quatro séculos decorridos sobre a sua morte, a mensagem satírica e moralizadora dos seus sermões permanece atual e universal, sendo Vieira considerado um grande ativista dos direitos humanos.

Ao padre Amândio Mateus um reconhecido agradecimento pelas descobertas que nos proporcionou!

                                                                                                                           Cristiana Carias, 11ºC
e Profª Clara Neves

Opinião: migrações


Vagas de migração

As vagas de migração são um problema que afeta a Europa. Vem muita gente de África maioritariamente da Síria. Estima-se que só este ano 350 mil migrantes tenham atravessado o mar Mediterrâneo.

Muitos migrantes escolhem a Europa para começarem uma nova vida, mas será só com essa a sua intenção?

Muitos dos ditos refugiados podem ser vítimas inocentes da guerra no seu país, outros podem aproveitar a travessia do mar Mediterrâneo entre outros para acederem à Europa a fim de porem em prática atentados como pode ter sido o que aconteceu em França na sexta-feira dia 13 de novembro de 2015.

Foi encontrado um passaporte que passou por uma ilha grega e apareceu em França. Contudo, este facto é aleatório e nada prova.

Para concluir, estas campanhas para ajudar os refugiados e trazê-los para a Europa podem ser um meio para trazer terroristas/jihadistas e se os atentados forem cada vez mais frequentes os países podem tomar medidas contra os terroristas, podem entrar todos em guerra e assim pode começar a 3ª guerra mundial.

Ana Catarina Dias, 9ºA

“The Keyword? – Integrity.” by Leonor Bento – Discurso apresentado na Competição Nacional no British Council

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Foto de Rosa Walpole, Leonor no Salão Nobre do British Council, Lisbon

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen


The Second World War, the end of colonialism, our own Revolution of 1974, the Arab Spring – what have all these world events have in common? – That’s right. You’ve guessed it – people wanted to live in a democracy, they wanted to live better, to see their human rights respected, they wanted to live in peace, they wanted future generations to have a future, a good future. So how can we explain the turmoil our world is in today?

Churchill once said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all others.  Is it possible, then, to improve this form of government in order to create a fairer society?

In my speech today I’d like to show you that democracy is like a code and the keyword to crack this code is integrity. – Integrity is like a master key that opens all doors and grants access to the reality of true values, which will guide the young adults of today in planning a successful future.

For me, integrity represents quality or wholesomeness and is therefore a synonym for honesty, righteousness, impartiality. Integrity is a fundamental value, but, unfortunately, it is often ignore nowadays. I can actually say that the abyss between what many people say and what they do is something I consider worthy of study, be it in economy, politics, education or science, as the consequences of this abyss are dire for all humanity as we have been witnessing recently.

Integrity is challenging and difficult to practice in a world full of misunderstandings and conflicting values. In order to help you understand my point of view and successfully share what I believe in, I leave you with a few questions for reflection:

* Are our actions in agreement with what we say?

* Are we the type that says “do what I say, but don’t do what I do” ?

* Can we listen more than we talk and respect other people’s point of view?

Well, to be a person with integrity, we cannot fluctuate according to the moment or the situation in which we find ourselves, just to satisfy our own interests. In doing so we wouldn’t be respecting the law, rules or regulations that apply to our lives and to our society, and very likely we would be harming those around us. Such actions and behavior would – or should not leave us at peace with our conscience. Living in democracy is living on equal terms with our fellow citizens.

As a young citizen who wants to contribute to the transformation of this world that calls itself “modern”, I feel the need to leave behind the hype imposed by this consumerist, seductive and highly competitive society of ours, and I refuse to become an untrustworthy person, who only thinks of others as competitors. I definitely will not erect barriers all around me, which would generate a real island, and make me think I don’t need anyone to achieve my goals. – I want to share my goals with all the other citizens. To that end, I once again advise the correct utilization of the keyword – integrity.

This keyword creates ties, builds bridges, leads to excellence, requires sharing life experiences and challenges and these are what will bring about universal peace, love, respect, freedom, humility, equality. These are simple words but very important values that don’t interfere with religion, with origin, with color or level of education. These values make me realize that integrity depends on the obvious and provides us with happiness.

After reading a scientific article from Harvard University, I concluded that happy people are 85% more productive than unhappy people. This makes me think about my own and other people’s attitudes, opinions, decisions and values. I want to opt for joy and not surrender to sadness and concern, so I will never forget the keyword: INTEGRITY.

Integrity is the keyword to unravel the intricacies of democracy and make it the best form of government for all people, in all nations, in our entire world. Integrity is my hero.

Let’s worship a hero – let our hero be integrity.


Thank you.

Sílvia Ramadas, Departamento de Línguas, Agrupamento de Inglês