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Programme for school visits to

Las Vistillas: Traditional Ceramics Workshop and Ethnographic Museum

There are two programmes of visits to our “Ethnographic Museum and Traditional ceramics” aimed at students of reception, primary and E.S.O. levels.

Being a farm located in a rural setting, school children will spend a day in the great outdoors, being in contact with animals and native plants.

They will become familiar with the customs and ways of the area in the twentieth century during the museum visit.

At the end of the visit the school will be given a DVD with photographic and audio report of the day.

There is a special promotion for this Course 09/10 for groups of over 80 students, who will be given a digital photo album which will be sent by courier within 15 days of the visit.
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PROGRAMME A
: A visit of 6 hours between 9 and 16.00 is for students from reception through to ESO level

Activities:

1. Documentary film “Wheat, the food of the villages” . 15 minutes. This explains the growth of wheat from planting to the preparation of the grain.

2. Threshing. Students participate in this process using the tools involved

3. Ceramics class: boys and girls will receive a pottery class with a specific task to do. They will handle clay and make something which can be taken away or left to be fired later.

4. Visit to our workshop . Students will be shown how pottery is made using the wheel and there will be an opportunity for stunts to try this technique out for themselves.

5. Outdoor games

6. Museum Visit and a chance to see completed ceramic pieces.

7. Tour of the farm : you will be shown the variety of trees and plants, also animals such as turkeys, donkeys, pheasants, chickens etc. There will be time to walk around the lake and see the Guadalhorce valley from the terrace and balcony.
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*Notes:
-The activities will be adapted to the educational level of the participants.
-In programme A we offer an optional menu consisting of rice and tomatoes, sanjacobos with chips, bread, yogurt, or ice-cream
-Alternatively children can bring a packed lunch for all their meals during the visit.
-Ceramics pieces are for sale
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