If you are young, you have never seen a school like this. If you are an adult, it will be watching it and remembering times gone by. In any case, it will not leave you indifferent.
“Yesterday’s school to build tomorrow” is a research and dissemination project of the educational heritage of the Maestrazgo region that has recovered several old schools. It is part of the work of the Service of Culture and Heritage of the Region to publicize the history of Maestrazgo, its way of life and its people. And now you can visit some of them.
These schools have kept their furniture and teaching aids as they were on the day of their closure. What’s more, they have retained almost unique elements, as nothing of what was left of them has been thrown away. Visiting them you will learn about their history and what teaching was like in the past. For example, the one in La Cuba has abundant didactic materials, such as Seix Barral cut-outs from the beginning of the 20th century, embroidery sheets and a voluminous collection of school books from 1870. One outstanding piece, which was common in the schools, but has rarely been preserved, is an armillary sphere from the beginning of the 20th century.
In Tronchón we will find cubes of wooden capacity measurements and weights, two boxes of minerals of Lluís Soler Pujol from the 1920s and four maps of the parts of the planisphere from 1894. In Cañada de Benatanduz they have a huge map of Spain from 1898. In addition, unique pieces in the Maestrazgo schools as a poster to prevent tuberculosis, a mural of the subtraction table or a box of powdered milk sent by the Americans and distributed by the School Food Service. These are some of the most outstanding pieces, but there is much more…