COMENIUS 07/08 “WATERMILLS, PASSAT AND PRESENT”
COMENIUS 07/08 “WATERMILLS” 1.- Visit and get going of an old and restored watermill. 2.- Visit to a restoration watermills workshop and interview with Aina Serrano who is responsible of fodesma, the heritage departament of the council. 3.- Interview with an owner of a watermill, Mr.Juliá Picornell in his own watermill Can Rotura. 4.- Searching typical texts from our own island: “Rondallas”, with an interview to the author of the only published work which has a miller as main character. Visualizing of the documentary. During this work third section the students have already done all the forecasted works:
A VISIT TO VINROMÀ WINDMILL It´s a water windmill with a tail. Near there is a well “safareig” ( weel)
A VISIT TO VINROMÀ WINDMILL Vinromà windmill was built betwen the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the next century. Its octagonal tower is built with typical mallorcan stone.
A VISIT TO VINROMÀ WINDMILL Its wheel has a directional rudder, in a dart shape.
A VISIT TO VINROMÀ WINDMILL A traditional windmill, with 20 blades and a diameter of 10 meters can not spin faster than 30 times per minute. Speed can be controlled through some antennas and the tail
A VISIT TO VINROMÀ WINDMILL You can get to the top through the stairs, which are built following the shape of the tower. Heavy chains inside the mills regulate the speed and direction of the sails which can move hard and fast enough to kill a man.
A VISIT TO VINROMÀ WINDMILL The wind moves the wheel which at the same time moves the connecting-rod. A vertical movement is produced –upwards and downwards- and sets a water pump in motion. The chains in the tower change the tail position. When the tail is perpendicular, the windmill is open and it spins faster.