Al inicio del confinamiento, el profesor de inglés de la UIB, Juanjo Bermúdez de Castro, propuso, a su alumnado, de primero de Educación Primaria, organizar un concurso de microrrelatos. Los textos debían tener una extensión máxima de cien palabras, estar escritos en inglés y tenían que versar sobre la situación que empezábamos a vivir: la lucha y la superación de la COVID-19.
Los alumnos respondieron y, en total, entregaron ochenta microrrelatos a la dirección de correo electrónico que el profesor había creado especialmente para el concurso: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. De entre todos, cuatro han sido elegidos como los mejores y más originales. El premio será un abono para comprar libros en la Llibreria Campus, con el apoyo del Servicio de Actividades Culturales de la UIB.
Las tres alumnas premiadas, el alumno premiado y sus cuatro microrrelatos son:
Eight O’clock, by Marina Onieva. First Award. Winner Group 1
«Applaud, applaud and applaud. Every day at the same moment we go out to the balcony and we share our thanks to those who fight to get this situation over soon. They are the ones who spend hours and hours without sleep so another patient gets to win the battle. All they ask for is empathy and solidarity. For the professionals, for our elders, for us. We must stay at home. We will get out of this. Eight o’clock used to be a random hour. Now it is the hour».
Solidary Masks, by María Centro. Second Award. Finalist Group 1
«During the COVID-19, there was a family where one of the daughters was a nurse in an old people’s home. Their parents were very worried about her daughter because she was exposed to the virus all the time. Her father worked at home in a fabric workshop that had a lot of machines. So one day, he had the idea to make masks to distribute them around her daughter's residence for free. So for a long time he was locked in the workshop making masks and handing them out. Finally, all the people who were in the residence thanked him for everything he did».
Coronavirus, by Marc Morell. First Award. Winner Group 3
«Can we stop it?
Of course, we can
Really beat it
only following this plan
never go out
as long as you don’t go around
vs it will be a knockout
in the middle of the first round.
Remember big problem although it’s small
use hand sanitizer or we’ll fall
simple, do it for you and do it for all».
Stay at Home, by Noelia Calzado. Second Award. Finalist Group 3
«Sir, you must stay at home— that policeman yelled at me, I should be empathic, he needed to go home too. I took my stuff and continue walking until an old woman stopped me and say that I was a bad civilian. I remained wandering on the streets, no matter if it was raining or cold because I was used to it. Every time I bumped into someone they just stared at me, judging and whispering things; but I was used to it too. Everyone must be at home right now, I would too if only I had one».
Puedes leer todos los microrrelatos en el web del SAC.
Fecha del evento: 27/05/2020
Fecha de publicación: 27/05/2020