7 Mai 2019
During the exchange, pupils went to TorreblancaParkLlobregat. Divided in groups of 4 (2 French students and 2 Spanish students), they were given a map and the description of some trees, which they had to spot in the park. They were asked to take 4 to 10 selfies in front of them. The best creative selfie received a price in the end.
The TorreblancaPark is located in the municipalities of Sant Feliude Llobregat, Sant Just Desvernand Sant Joan Despíand has an area of 10 hectares. It is famous for its varieties of roses (there is an International annual festival of roses in Sant Feliude Llobregatlat the beginning of May). Pere Dot was the first who tried to collect roses and was invited all over the world.
Pupils explored different parts of the garden, for example the windmill which pumps the water from the land for the local city. On the square on Sundays there is a market where local productions are sold. Egyptian symbols are engraved in the main entrance and two sphinxes protect the place
A temple stands at the top of a hill at the place where the Romans organized animal sacrifices to thank the gods.
The owners, the Marquises of Monistrolde Anoia, at the end of the 19th century, made great transformations and built a palace and large gardens (Romantic place, caves, river, lake and waterfalls, diverse vegetation in free growth, rocks from Montserrat…). The building disappeared in 1958 and was replaced by a labyrinth during the Civil War.
After an explanation and visit of the park, the pupils enjoyed taking selfies and trying to find the different trees. It was a good relaxing time and they had the opportunity to communicate, practise and improve their English. They also improved their knowledge of plants and trees.