TOMÁS Y VALIENTE SECONDARY SCHOOL The name of our school comes from Francisco Tomas y Valiente, a law History Professor in the University of Salamanca from 1964 to 1980. In March 1986 he was elected President of the High Court. After being relected he returned to his professorship in the Autonomous University of Madrid. On February 14th, 1996, He was assassinated by ETA in his office. The faculty meeting that afternoon gave its name to the school to honor him.
Instituto de Educación Secundaria <ul><li>SECONDARY EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>TEACHING: </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary School = From 12 to 16 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Humanities and Social Science. </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Administration Management </li></ul>
PEÑARANDA DE BRACAMONTE Peñaranda de Bracamonte had several rulers who were changing the name of it until 1908, when King Alfonso XIII granted the title of the town.
“ EL POLVORÍN” In Peñaranda’s history there is an important event: “El Polvorín”, an enormous explosion that destroyed wide urban zones, reconstructed later with the manpower of the prisoners from de Civil War.
EL CONVENTO DE LAS CARMELITAS Peñaranda owns the Convent of “Las Madres Carmelitas Descalzas”, inaugurated the 20 of October of 1669; it has the best collection of Neapolitan art of the area, which can be visited because it is recognized as a museum.
IGLESIA DE SAN MIGUEL ARCANGEL <ul><li>CHURCH OF SAN MIGUEL ARCÁNGEL. </li></ul><ul><li>The church was built in the XV century as a fortress church </li></ul>
PLAZA DE ESPAÑA La Plaza de España was called in ancient times “la Corralada”. It represents a typical Castillian square. “El Templete” is situated in the centre of the square where the bandstand is. Its origin is linked to the weekly market and dates from 1670. A very important characteristic of the square is that it is surrounded by arches, the same as in “La Plaza Mayor” of Salamanca.
LA FUNDACIÓN GERMÁN SÁNCHEZ RUIPÉREZ <ul><li>Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation is an institution with no lucrative aim, recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. It was founded in October, 1981. </li></ul><ul><li>Its objective is the creation, encouragement and development of cultural activities, especially those related to books and reading. </li></ul><ul><li>The foundation has been established in three different places: Madrid, Salamanca and Peñaranda de Bracamonte. The foundation in Peñaranda has two main buildings: </li></ul>
The Centre for Social Development works on three major areas: library and reading, cultural and social formation and services related to expanding culture. In the Centre for Social Development in Peñaranda, there is also a music school. Curiously, the library in Peñaranda has more library members than people living in the town.
The International Centre of New Technologies (CITA) wants to make IT a reality in the rural areas with the use of human resources, access to the information on the internet and the creation of technological services for education use, for continuous education and for culture.
PLAZA DE TOROS “LA FLORIDA” Continua On September 4, 1907 “ La Florida” opened. The idea of building an arena in this town started in the last years of the nineteenth century but it was not until 1906 that the council proposed to build one in the town. Currently, bull fights are held in August, coinciding with the celebrations of the town. Although exceptionally some bull fights are held out of this month for different reasons such as anniversaries.
- TRANSPORTS - Peñaranda de Bracamonte is connected with Salamanca, Avila and Madrid through two main different ways. On the one hand we have trains, which come from Salamanca and go to Avila and Madrid. These trains also come from Madrid and Avila and go to Salamanca. They leave and arrive at different hours during the day or night.
We also have buses from and to Salamanca and from to Madrid. On the other hand we have a motorway from Ávila to Salamanca. We can go to Madrid using another motorway which goes from Ávila to Madrid. The N-501 is a connection between different small villages and those which are next to the different exits of the motorway.
- GASTRONOMÍA - Continúa GASTRONOMY IN PE Ñ ARANDA DE BRACAMONTE The town is a gathering place for its good food. It is recommended in the most famous cuisine guides. It attracts numerous people during the week, weekends and bank holidays. In our gastronomy we can highlight the great quality of meats: The famous suckling pig roasted in a wooden oven for example, hunted animals as hare with beans, the pickled quail and the stewed, pickled partridge, cooked with lentils or elaborated sweetly with chocolate, and finally “ Chanfaina ” . They are dishes of great flavor.
EL TOSTÓN EL HORNAZO The suckling pig: Peñaranda is specially famous for their suckling pig. The origin of this dish comes from de habit of feeding a pig in each house and ending with the killing of the pig for food. As the sow has several piglets, all can not be raised, some end killed. The suckling pig is cooked in the oven without any additives just salt and shortening. The sweets of Peñaranda: Today disclosed through their industries products to Europe and in Spain, they are part of our daily meals, specially during the festival calendar: “ Flores”- Sweets with the shape of a flower. “ Huesillos”- Sweets with the shape of little bones.
CELEBRACIONES CELEBRATIONS In Peñaranda there are two main parties. The first is the 29 th September, San Miguel’s day, our patron saint. The second celebration and the most important for all, are the Funfairs and Partiers, that are celebrated at the end of August.
Concerts <ul><li>They are held in August. </li></ul><ul><li>Some music groups: </li></ul><ul><li>El canto del loco </li></ul><ul><li>El Arrebato </li></ul><ul><li>Pereza </li></ul><ul><li>La oreja de Van Gogh </li></ul><ul><li>Amaral. </li></ul>
FAN DE FOC . FAN DE FOC. Fan the Foc is celebrated in August. It is the festival of fire.
GRATITUDES: Students from 4º ESO A. Students from 1º Bachillerato A. Laura 2º Bachillerato. Concha - our History teacher. Carmen - our Music teacher. David - our Art teacher. Amelia - our English teacher.
THESE ARE PLACES NEAR SALAMANCA EL POZO DE LOS HUMOS LAS ARRIBES DEL DUERO LA ALBERCA CHERRYS IN FLOWER LA COVATILLA CANDELARIO
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