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Gaudí’s work revealed: Year 5 trip to Reus

Early this month our Year 5 children set out on a day trip to Reus (Tarragona) to visit the Gaudí Centre. This is an interpretative museum of the life and works of the Catalan genius and Modernism.

The trip was planned as a cocurricular activity to reinforce the learning on Antoni Gaudi’s creative work in the Art class this term, and further develop this knowledge.

The day included a visit to Reus, a tour of the Fortuny Theatre and the Prioral Sant Pere (Church). Back at the Gaudi Centre, children then participated in a talk with photos and objects of the artist and watched videos and examples of his masterpieces. Some children even had to dress up as Antoni Gaudi himself, his wife and his best friend!

Miss Gilbert, teacher of Year 5 Blue class, said “A great day out, where we learnt about some of the historic buildings in Reus and furthered our understanding of Catalonia´s most famous architect. We loved it!”

Children certainly did:

“My favourite part of the trip was seeing the chandelier in the theatre. I found out they lower it down to clean its 500 bulbs!”, Jacob

“My favourite part was the Gaudi centre, with its spinning chairs! I learnt lots of fantastic facts”, Angelo

“My favourite part was the church, where we learnt interesting stories about the history of Reus”, Tessa