Valencian territory represents ¾ of Belgian territory.
Valencian comumnity has got 5 million inhabitants which is half the population of Belgium.
Surface: 23.255 (4’6% of Spain)
Population: 5 million people.
It represents 10% of Spanish population.
Quart’s Towers (Torres de Quart) Serranos’ Tower (Torres de Serranos) HISTORICAL MONUMENTS La Llotja Plaça de la Verge
It is made up of the following buildings: Hemisferic, Oceanografic, Prince Philip’s Museum (of Science), Umbracle and Queen Sofía’s Palace (of Arts). THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Officially called Queen Sofia’s Palace, it is a place where you can enjoy scenic representations on music, dance and theatre.
Palace of Arts
It is a place where you can see the life of aquatic animals
THE OCEANOGRÀFIC The animals are from the Arctic , the Antarctic, the Mediterranean and the rest of oceans.
it is a place in which movies can be seen in 3-D. They almost always are about landscapes and about aquatic life where the nature appears.
THE HEMISFÈRIC :
The own experimentation is promoted on different topics.
It’s not the typical museum in which you cannot touch anything, on the contrary, here what is not allowed is to stop touching! MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
The Umbracle is the entrance to the City of the Arts and the Sciences.
Bed of the River Turia.
The bed of the river that used to cross Valencia is now the largest park in the city.
The Botanical garden
This is Valencia’s Botanical garden.
It is like an urban natural reserve where there is a great variety of trees and plants which are very protected.
In this place animals and nature are looked after by specialized personnel.
In Valencia there is a natural zone with a great variety of animals called Bioparc.
Agriculture and gastronomy
These are typical products from Valencia
The natural parks of our region are very beautiful and they are special zones on which there are different green ecosystems. Our aim is that these zones exist forever.
There are different places:
WETLANDS: ▪ L’Albufera: It looks like a lake but it is linked tothe sea. ISLAND: ▪ Las Islas Columbretes ▪ El Fondo ▪ Les Salines de Santa Pola NATURAL ZONES IN THE VALENCIAN REGION
▪ El Montgó
▪ El Penyal d’Ifac
▪ Serra Gelada INSIDE MOUNTAINS: ▪ Penyagolosa ▪ Serra Calderona ▪ Desert de les Palmes ▪ Hoces del Cabriel
Until recently construction has been on massive scale in Valencia.
Although it was good for our economy; this has destroyed very important ecosystems.
Renewable energies in Spain
In Spain renewable energies are used more qnd more. In Valencia the wind power and the solar power stand out, though there are others like geothermical energy or the wave one .
In Valencian region there is a power station. The power station of Cofrentes. We have the biggest sun farm in the world in Beneixama. Throughout our region, you can find windmill farms on the top of the mountains.
Paterna is a small city situated next to Valencia.
Paterna’s monuments The Calvario The Palace Paterna’s Tower The Caves
Ceramics from Paterna
The pottery is the place where, from the 18th century, there have been created exclusive pieces of ceramics of great importance, known in the whole world.
Urban parks in Paterna
Paterna has a lot of green areas. Some of these are the Alborxí’s park or Tiro Pichón’s park.
Alborxí’s park is located just in front of our school, which we have mentioned before.
Do you really think that it is important to preserve the natural parks? Why?
What we do in E.P. La Salle
In our school we have a small green space, where we plant some plants and we look after them to learn to preserve nature.
In our school we stay more covinced than in other schools about recycling. In every class there are two bins, one for paper and the oher for waste.
Reflections, campaings and habits
Every morning, before starting the lessons, we reflect for a while about different topics: social reality, Agenda 21, and so on.
Do you do any similar activity in your school?
Our school represents Spain in this project. We carry out different activities related to the care of our planet to try to enjoy it the maximum time possible. Thanks to this project, some people have come to our school to do a training school year. Last year we had Susann from Germany and this year we have the pleasure to have Sabrina from Belgium.
Fair trade In the weeks of fair trade, since 8th of December untill 16th of December. The students from 4thESO sell different products with a higher price than normal products to collect money for poor people.
Agenda 21 is a universal project in which our school takes part. In this way, we try to raise awareness among students about the environment.
In Spain, there is a contest whose aim is that schools take part in activities related to the consumer’s education, in order to get that children learn to consume responsibly.
Powerpoint made by:
María Rosa Jiménez Herrera
Lara Mª Juanes Miralles
Noelia Pacheco Ramón
Paula Rodríguez Rodrigo
All the photographs taken of Valencia are done by us. We hope that you have liked this presentation as well as the message that we have wanted to transmit you with these pictures and the information that we have obtained