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From Castellar

  1. 1. Welcome to Castellar By the 6th. grade students CEIP Emili Carles-Tolrà to our partners…
  2. 2. <ul><li>Castellar del Vallès is situated in the East of Catalonia . </li></ul>Castellar del Vallès
  3. 3. <ul><li>And Catalonia is in the North East of Spain </li></ul>
  4. 4. Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Catalonia is a historical community. </li></ul>It’s 32,114 km2 big and we are more than 7.000.000 inhabitants
  6. 6. <ul><li>The climate of Catalonia is typically Mediterranean, with many hours of sunshine, mild in winter and hot in summer. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Catalonia is bounded on the east by the Mediterranean Sea , on the north by France and Andorra , and on the west and south by the autonomous communities of Aragon and Valencia . </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Catalan and Spanish are the two official languages in Catalonia. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our country’s name in different languages: Catalonia in English Cataluña in Spanish Catalunya in Catalan Catalogne in French
  10. 10. Some typical food in Spain is... paella morcilla Potato omelette And in Catalonia ... Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomatoe) Crema catalana (catalan custard) Mongetes i butifarra (beans with sausage)
  11. 11. The traditional dance in Catalonia is “ la sardana” Flamenco is very popular is the South of Spain
  12. 12. The most celebrated festivals are: Christmas Saint John Carnival Saint George Festa Major (Main festival in every town or village)
  13. 13. One the 23rd of April you can find stands with books and roses in every town and village. It’s Saint George’s day, the patron saint of Catalunya. People offer a book and a rose to beloved ones and it’s the festival of love and culture.
  14. 14. Once upon a time there was a dragon that all the inhabitants of a village feared. To keep it quiet, a sheep and a maid, chosen at random, had to be given to it. Saint Jordi’s legend: One day, the chosen maid was the king's daughter. Saint George miraculously saved her and beat the dragon. From the dragon's blood grew a red rose.
  15. 15. <ul><li>We live in Castellar del Vallès , a nice village in the East of Catalonia. </li></ul>
  16. 16. It’s 45 km2 and we are 20.600 inhabitants. Castellar is 7km. far from a very important city, Sabadell.
  17. 17. Castellar is near a natural parc: Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç
  18. 18. <ul><li>Long time ago it was an agricultural village ... </li></ul><ul><li>... but now there are many factories and companies. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Castellar is very old, there are signs of human life dated in 7000 bc . We also have ruins of the romans.
  20. 20. Castellar has had different names : Kastrum Castellare Sagrera de les Fàbregues Tolosa Sant Esteve de Castellar
  21. 21. <ul><ul><ul><li>Some people work in Castellar but many workers must go to bigger cities (Sabadell, Barcelona, Terrassa....) </li></ul></ul></ul>They go to work by car or bus .
  22. 22. <ul><li>Dani Pedrosa, </li></ul><ul><li>the motorbike </li></ul><ul><li>worldchampion, </li></ul><ul><li>lives in Castellar. </li></ul>In Castellar people live in houses , flats and there are many housing states People speak Catalan and Spanish . In primary schools we learn English . There are also people from Southamerica, Morocco, China and the East of Europe .
  23. 23. <ul><li>There are two mountains near our village: </li></ul><ul><li>el Puig de la Creu and La Mola. </li></ul><ul><li>And a river... el Ripoll </li></ul>LA MOLA
  24. 24. There are also other places of interest: the old part of the village and its streets Castellar Vell Sant Esteve church Palau Tolrà (the Town Hall) Clasquerí castle Catalunya square
  25. 25. <ul><li>Castellar is not very well communicated. You can come to Castellar by bus , car , motorbike or cycling but we haven’t got train. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are 12.000 cars, 1800 motorbikes and trafic jams every morning in the main road to Sabadell. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>There are many sport clubs: </li></ul><ul><li>ClubBàsquet Castellar </li></ul><ul><li>Club Excursionista de Castellar </li></ul><ul><li>Club Hoquei Castellar </li></ul><ul><li>Unió Esportiva Castellar </li></ul><ul><li>Club Atlètic Castellar </li></ul><ul><li>Club escacs Castellar </li></ul><ul><li>Club Patinatge artístic Castellar ... and others </li></ul>
  27. 27. There are many leisure organizations: Theatre Dance Art Folklore Music Nativities Hiking and a long list of groups…
  28. 28. There are 5 nurseries, 7 Primary Schools and 3 High Schools. We haven’t got hospital (the nearest is in Sabadell, 7km far from Castellar) but we have a Health Center.
  29. 29. We don’t have very big stores but if you want to go shopping there are nice cute little shops , the market and several supermarkets . There are also restaurants and bars .
  30. 30. <ul><li>We have some environmental problems : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dirty rivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noise pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dirtiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Damages in forests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excess of new buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubbish </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. However, there are some iniciatives to improve the current situation. In the town: puryfying water center recycling center environmental campaigns free bins for recycling at home
  32. 32. In the school: environmental agreements recycling bins environmental project vegetable garden
  33. 33. Emili Carles Tolrà is a Primary school. We are 264 students and 16 teachers. There are 3 kindergarten levels and 6 primary grades.
  34. 34. We start school at 8’30 and we finish at 1’00 . Some students have lunch in the school. In the afternoon we start at 3’00 and at 4’30 we go home or we do extra curricular activities.
  35. 35. <ul><li>We have 10 subjects: </li></ul><ul><li>Catalan </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Maths </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>PE </li></ul><ul><li>IT </li></ul>We don’t wear uniform
  36. 36. CEIP Emili Carles has 2 beautiful buildings and each building has a playground. During the break we play football or basketball. Some students prefer talking or playing more quite games.
  37. 37. Our school is very old and many years ago there was a building for boys and another for girls .
  38. 38. We have big nice classrooms and there is also a gym , an English classroom , a music room , a staff room and a dinning room .
  39. 39. Every year we go to a camp. It’s cool! We also go to the theatre, to listen concerts or we go on excursions.
  40. 40. That’s all for now. But remember … You will always be welcome in Castellar

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