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1. WHO ARE WE? MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SCHOOL CONSUEGRA (TOLEDO) 2. Consuegra belongs to the province of Toledo 3. Its capital is also called Toledo. It is a city of three cultures, where Christians, Muslims and Jews coexisted for centuries. 4. These cultures left numerous architectural examples that can be admired throughout the city. 5. The city of Toledo is surrounded by the river Tagus. 6. The most emblematic monuments of Toledo are The Cathedral, Zocodovers Square and The Fortress. 7. Nowadays, it has approximately 83.000 inhabitants and it is located in the very heart of Spain, just 70 kms. south of the capital, Madrid. The historical city of Toledo was declared a Historical-Artistic Site in 1940 and later it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1970. The Flag of Toledo 8. Consuegra is a small town that is located just 55 kms. south of Toledo and 120 kms. from Madrid. 9. CONSUEGRA History and legend have built a place for you to visit. It was a carpetano settlement, when Rome conquered it in II century B.C. and founded Consaburum. In The Middle Ages, kingdoms and caliphetes fought for Consucra and built a magnificent fortress. It was the capital of the high Mancha lands of the Order of Saint John from Jerusalem since 1183. Flag and Coat of Arms of Consuegra 10. In the Main Square of the town you can visit a Local Museum with archeological artefacts from the neolitic to the end of the 19th century. 11. This is the most famous image of Consuegra: The Mount Calderico with the castle and mills 12. This is a magnificient view of Consuegra at sunset 13. The windmills next to the castle form the unique silhouette of the Mount Calderico. 14. These three buildings form the Main Square of the town. 15. laLa plaza vistalalllapla This is the view of the Main Square from Los Corredores. 16. This is the Church of the Holy Cross (18th century). The most relevant parts are the faade, are the white marble and the lead dome and lantern. 17. Other churches in Consuegra are The Church of St. John the Baptist, The church of Saint Mary the Great and The church of Saint Raphael. 18. You can visit The Potters as well. 19. Nowdays, Consuegra has 11.200 inhabitants. It is an agricultural area with vineyards, olive trees, cereal crops, orchards and cattle farming. It is sorrounded by a healthy and natural environment. Last decade the number of inmigrants has increased. They proceed from very diverse nationalities (Moroccans, Rumanians and South Americans...), comprising around 10% of the population in Consuegra. 20. Our school name is Miguel de Cervantes 21. C.E.I.P. Miguel de Cervantes is an Infant and Primary School. Our school is placed on the outskirts of a rural area with middle- low class population. There are 540 pupils and 36 teachers in our school. Most pupils are principally from the town, but some are from an ethnic minority (gypsies) and others are immigrants from diverse nationalities comprising around 10% of the student body (Moroccans, Rumanians and South Americans...) In Infant Education there are 8 classes (3, 4 and 5 years old). In Primary Education there are 16 classes from 1st to 6th grade. 22. There are 36 teachers in our school, the breakdown of which is the following: 8 of them teach in Infant School, 15 in Primary School and 10 teach some different subjects: 4 English, 3 P.E., 1 Music and 1 Religious Studies. The Orientation Team consists of a psicologist, a teacher for hearing and language disorders and a teacher for students with Special Education Needs. There is also a Technical and Educational Assistant and a Physical Therapist. There are two different buildings in our school. 23. This building is for Primary School Students. 24. This building is for Infant Education pupils. 25. These are examples of our school classrooms. We also have other classrooms for different purposes. 26. Library 27. Science Laboratory 28. Language Laboratory 29. Computer Room 30. Multifuntional and Audiovisual Classroom 31. Music Room 32. Gym 33. Sports Courts 34. Our school is adapted for students with disabilities 35. Throughout the school year and depending on different cultural events , we plan some different activities. 36. Grape Harvest 37. The Saffron Rose 38. La Monda of the Saffron Rose at school 39. Halloween 40. We celebrate Christmas 41. We organise Nativity Scene contests at school. 42. Christmas Card Contest 43. Peace Day 44. Peace Day Solidarity Race 45. Carnival 46. Carnival Costumes 47. Hiking on The Mount Calderico in our town. 48. Children greatly enjoy the theatrical tour inside the castle. 49. Camping activities on the hills of Madridejos 50. Visiting the Traffic Education Park in Toledo 51. Practical lessons in The Traffic Education Park 52. We celebrate Tree Day 53. We celebrated The International Forest Day 54. We recycle 55. The Olympic Games 56. Olympic Medals 57. Children are watching a play at the Theatre Don Quixote in our town. 58. We go to music concerts.. 59. And our pupils participate in them. 60. We participate in outdoor painting competitions organized by the Town. 61. We celebrate Cultural Week in our school dedicated to the universally known writer Miguel de Cervantes (23rd April) 62. AN OPEN CRAFTS MARKET MADE BY STUDENTS IS ONE OF THE ACTIVITIES IN OUR CULTURAL WEEK. 63. We also prepare some exhibitions. 64. And artistic performances given by students. 65. Fairy Tale Performance 66. International Forests Day Performance 67. Scottish Dance 68. For this end of year excursion we went to Toledo 69. Children visiting Toledo 70. We worked on the book Don Quixote de La Mancha 71. Meeting Don Quixote 72. Meeting the characters of the book 73. Windmill Crafts 74. Finally, our Romanian pupils have a message for you all.