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Learning in a farm

Learning in a farm

Our 2nd and 3rd graders made an excursion to the school farm “El Palomar” situated in the municipality of  Chapineria, in the west of Madrid Comunity.
There they enjoyed a wonderful spring like weather  in which , besides enjoying, they have learned many valuable things.
For many of them it was indeed the first time they slept away from home without their parents…
They had the chance to perform different workshops where they learnt the techniques of making bread, soap and lollipops. In addition, they attended an exhibition of birds of prey and reptiles.
They were also able to ride horses and learnt ground recognition being taught the different plant species that surrounded them.
Moreover they participated in the farm daily tasks of caring , cleaning and feeding the animals there: rabbits, goats, sheep, horses, donkeys …
Therefore in the age of consoles and video games our kids have had the chance to forget the virtual reality for a while and come to the ground to touch feel and smell a real farm.