It is always a pleasure to visit the caves of Altamira. To make the most of it, Pri 5 and 6 have changed the normal order of the Science programme to study about Prehistory and life of the first cavemen.
It is a bit far away and the activity takes a whole day but children love the experience, and so do I. A very recommendable activity to carry out with all the family.
As usual, I asked for help to write this article to two students of Pri 6, María Grijelmo and Alejandra Agostini, and this is what they wrote:
"When we arrived at Altamira, the guides gave us an explanation about what we were going to see in the museum. After that, they gave us a sheet of paper to write down the names of things we had to look for that were exhibited in the museum, in groups of three. Then we saw a video clip about the story of the cave itself. Then the guides took us to see a copy of the original cave. They explained how it was discovered, how the paintings were made and how to tell the difference between paintings of different ages. And we also saw a video clip about Prehistory. After all that, we had lunch outside the museum and played games. Finally we went back to school. We all enjoyed the visit because it was interesting to learn things about Prehistory and we recommend the visit to everyone"