The Hairy Hand is a dramatised teaching activity for schoolchildren, based on the interpretation of the cultural heritage of Valderrobres, a town that fully preserves its Medieval structure and is crowned by a fifteenth-century Castle-Palace and a sixteenth-century Gothic Church.
The prevailing atmosphere in these sites helps spin a story where the children play a leading role. It is a dramatised activity where the old feudal lord, the Archbishop of Zaragoza, becomes a monitor that succeeds to gain the attention of the younger, so they are willing to visit the Castle.
- To become familiar with the Medieval town of Valderrobres and its emblematic buildings: the Town Hall, the Church and the Castle
- To learn how to distinguish the old from the new
- To learn about the Medieval way of life as well as the life of the leading character of the story: the Archbishop García Fernández de Heredia
- To be able to identify different architectural styles and elements
- To relate to others and work with them
- To value and respect the cultural environment represented
The participants in The Hairy Hand activity will visit Vallderrobres / Vall-de-roures with a monitor-guide. After crossing the Stone Bridge and the San Roque Gate they will reach the Plaza Mayor and visit the Town Hall: the government offices and the jail. The Mayor (the old Mayor of Valderrobres) will receive them in the Council Hall and ask them to solve three riddles. From the Plaza Mayor we will walk the cobblestone streets of the Medieval Quarter of Valderrobres till we reach the Church of Santa María la Mayor. We will visit it and reflect on the construction methods of that time. Finally we will reach the Castle, where The Hairy Hand, activity will take place. This will allow us to see the Castle premises, where we hope we can count on the appearance of our Honorable Archbishop García Fernández de Heredia.
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