OUR FLAG It is red and yellow. The flag’s legend talks about a hero called Guifré el Pilós who was wounded by King Lluís. The four bars are from the four fingers of Guifré el Pilós’s hand.
TRADITIONS We celebrate these important days: Onze de setembre – 11th September La castanyada – 31st October Sant Jordi – 23rd April Sant Joan – 23rd June
TRADITIONS We have important traditions like... Traditional dance: La Sardana Traditional characters: Els gegants Traditional animals: El burro català
TRADITIONS Legends and heroes Guifré el Pilós legend El timbaler del Bruc hero Sant Jordi hero
ARTISTS In Catalonia we have some important artists: Joan Miró Antoni Gaudí Salvador Dalí
LES GARRIGUES Where is it? Les Garrigues is located in the west of Catalonia and belongs to the province of Lleida.
VILLAGES The villages of the region are small. Les Garrigues has got 24 villages. The capital of les Garrigues is les Borges Blanques. Most of the houses are for single families. In les Garrigues, there are typical constructions which are made of stone. They are called “cabana de volta” and “aljubs”.
WEATHER In our area the climate is continental Mediterranean dry with little precipitation, giving the maximum in spring and autumn and minimum in winter and summer. As for temperature, winters are cold, (mainly because of persistent fog), and the summers are very hot. Fog is the weather phenomenon which predominates in the region.
ECONOMY Our district is agricultural and the main crop is Arbequina olives trees. It also grows the almond tree and grapes.
FESTIVITIES Each town holds its festival. The most representative actions are encounters of giants and devils. This festival is called “Festa Major”
FESTIVITIES In les Borges Blanques we celebrate the Fair of the oil.
PRODUCTS The typical products of the region are: Oil Bread kidney: pa de ronyó Nuts Honey
TYPICAL FOOD The typical food in Catalonia is bread with tomato dipping oil. Snails
OUR SCHOOL This school is private school. There are kindgarden, nursery, primary and secondary.
NURSERY The nursery is on the top of les Borges Blanques. There are a small playground, a multipurpose room, and dining room. There are: P1,P2,P3,P4 and P5.
PRIMARY Some years before we were in the old building. But now, we are in the new one. There are six rooms. Under the rooms there is an indoor playground with four baskets.
SECONDARY They are the oldest students in the school . There are four classes with two rooms A and B. The 1st classes are in the cloister. The 2nd classes are next to the playgrounds. The 3rd and the 4th classrooms are on the 1st classrooms.
OTHER ROOMS In the school there are 2 ICT rooms with interactive boards. A theatre A church Playgrounds A dining room A library A music room
TYPICAL PARTIES IN THE SCHOOL In the school we celebrated: La Castanyada Christmas The marathon Festa fi de Curs