Tag Archives: education

The school in Sarrià which defied the Francoist education System

21 July, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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For 18 years, the building which is now the Casa Orlandai civic centre housed the Talitha school. The centre opened in 1956 and was outside of the official education system, recuperating the Catalan pedagogical renovation from the 30s. The founder was Maria Teresa Codina, with the collaboration of a team of teachers who shared her wish for an education based on equality, austerity, sociability, respect for Catalan and diversity. At … Read more…

The Escola Pia Sant Antoni, providing education for 200 years running

19 June, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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Classes started on 2 November 1815, even though arrangements to set up the religious community and the school had actually started in 1802. The initial structure was the old Antonians convent, which only partially remains today. On 10 April 1846 the first stone of the seminary was laid, based on a project by the architect Miquel Garriga i Roca, and a year later internal students were transferred there. In 1862 … Read more…

Nursery schools helping to reconcile family life

30 January, 2011 | Your City Council | Post a comment
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In our hyperactive, 21st-century society, reconciling our family, working and personal lives is often like an odyssey. There are only 24 hours in a day and parents have to solve impossible brainteasers to square their hours. For families, then, nursery schools are ideal because they provide an answer to their needs while also offering a space for the very young to learn and grow. The stage small children go through … Read more…