By Teresa Gomez, Communications and Marketing

30 January 2017 - 10:05


There is no better way of learning than being directly in touch with whatever it is we are studying. The children from Primary were able to enjoy a day in the countryside learning how to protect animals and becoming much more aware of the need to look after the environment. They did this through GREFA in Majadahonda. GREFA is considered the most important Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Europe.

GREFA is a Rehabilitation Group for Indigenous Animals and Habitat and from its very beginning supported environmental education as one of the basic tools to ensure the protection of animal species and their natural habitat which provides them with shelter. In order to achieve this, they have created a facility dedicated to environmental education and which houses a great variety of bird species: eagles, kestrels, owls, vultures, storks, etc. All the facilities recreate the natural habitats of the species living there.

In addition to presentations and talks about future plans there, our students also visited the facilities where injured animals are given time to recover. They visited a variety of exhibitions and also went into the enclosures for carrion-feeding birds, tortoises, amphibian pools and Galapagos turtles.

An unforgettable day, which ended with a walk along the botanic path at the Monte del Pilar.