Our school is located in the South West of Spain, in Andalusia and very close to Portugal.It is placedin a rural area and socioeconomically depressed mainly due to the closure of mines in this area.
The school is divided into three small villages(Montes de San Benito, Villanueva delasCruces andCabezasRubias) with 90pupils between 3 and 14 years. There are also 18teachers who have to travel to one village to another and prevent students from moving.On the other hand,themain difficulty is thatthe groupsareformed bydifferent levelsat the same timeas we have onlya fewstudentsofthe same level.
Our school is very conscious of the environment, as the main activity in this area is agriculture and livestock.
We are Echo-school from more than 12 years and we have been awarded with the European Green Flag. Ouractivities are focused mainly on environment,recycling and responsible consumption, among many others.
Our students study English already in preschool.We have been working as a CLILschool for two years, so the teachingandlearning of a foreign language is very important for us.