Badoca Safari Park

The Geography Year 11 and Sixth Form students went on a trip to Badoca safari park in Santiago do Cacém. On this trip we had the opportunity to study the different species that are connected to the savanna environment while we were doing a safari trip with two expert guides. Besides the safari we entered the parrots enclosure where we could be close to the animals while they were feeding; we witnessed a birds of prey show with a description of 4 predator birds and its main habits; we then decided to go twice on the river rapids – the second round was better as it got everyone wet; we visited the primate islands with baboons and monkeys; and also witnessed the feeding session of the lemurs and managed to interact with them with the supervision of the park biologist.


Carnival 2015

VVIS students were invited to participate in the annual Carnival Festivities in Luz which was arranged by the Mayor and Municipality of Luz. Every participant had to dress up to represent a cartoon animal. The students paraded through the streets of Luz to the delight of spectators and passers-by. Every year at this time, young people indulge in different costumes to honour and keep alive this Portuguese tradition.

Carnival Primary feb. 2015

Roman Ruins in Estoí

The Primary School students had the opportunity to visit the ancient Roman Vila site in Estoí. After having a guided tour, they did some great sketches around the site.

RRuins (3) 2015

International Day Celebrations at VVIS

Vale Verde Primary School students celebrated their cultural diversity during a special International Day on Friday 23 January 2015.
All the children in the Primary School were invited to choose a country and go on a fact finding expedition of learning about the country of their choice. They presented some of the information to parents at a lively assembly which included Scottish Marching, Flamenco Dancing, music and a parade to show off their costumes.
After the assembly everyone shared the different treats from an international buffet such as Lamingtons from Australia, Welsh cakes, paella and scones, and more.
An enjoyable day for all while learning about life in other countries.

International Day Primary 2015


Every year on 11 November, students at Vale Verde International School observe Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day) to remember the armed forces who died in the line of duty since the First World War. 11 November 2014 at 11:00 was no exception.

Remembrance day 11.xi.14

Nicci da Costa and Alice Watson presented a very enlightening assembly on Monday 10th November about the significance of Poppy Day

Vale Verde Primary School Halloween Party

Halloween 2014 on slide

Halloween 2014 at gate

Halloween 2014 front

VVIS students have again been participating in the worldwide Shoebox Appeal to provide gifts to some of the most underprivileged children in the world. Thank you to all those students for their support in spreading joy and happiness to the needy.


Congratulations to Alice Watson


One of the VVIS students, Alice Watson competing in the Vilamoura International Champions Tour 2014 horse show jumping competition.
Alice did very well competing at an international level against professional riders from all over the world, including Olympic gold medallists.

Mock Flight

A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Broomfield for providing the whole of the Primary School with a flight to fantasy land courtesy of British Airways.


We set out the chairs in the playground and tickets were issued to all children and adults. In their British Airways uniforms the pilot and cabin crew welcomed everyone on board and led us to our seats. There followed an amusing safety demonstration using a large blue rubber ring for a life jacket and a brilliant home-made yoghurt pot prop for the oxygen mask. The trolley service on our flight included gingerbread men and a choice of drinks. We all sang Happy Birthday to Mrs Broomfield in English and Portuguese before landing in fantasy land and disembarking from the aircraft. A great experience and an excellent start for a primary school creative writing project.