Princess of Asturias Awards 2016

2nd November 16

 

Mary Beard, colegio Palacio de Granda

Once more Palacio de Granda has actively participated in the array of activities organised during the week of the Princess of Asturias Awards.

Primary and Secondary students produced art work with recycled materials.

Mariví Villares, IT teacher, took part in the Wikipedia editing marathon alongside other women in the Asturias society.

Premios Princesa de Asturias, Colegio Palacio de Granda

A group of Secondary and Sixth Form students attended a meeting with Richard Ford in the Campus of Milán.

Premios Princesa de Asturias, Colegio Palacio de Granda

There was also a group of students that could listen to the talk by Hugh Herr.

Premios Princesa de Asturias, Colegio Palacio de Granda

The Adventure of the Classics.

This was the motif suggested by the Princess of Asturias Foundation,to get the students closer to the Classic Culture and the personality of Mary Beard, awarded with the Social Science 2016 Award.

The first “adventure” was about deciphering two encrypted messages using two techniques of the classic world: Caesar cipher and Scytale. Using the mysterious message they became reporters in the classic world and discovered how from the Antiquity similar situations are repeated.

Premios Princesa de Asturias, Colegio Palacio de Granda

Using the words of Mary Bear: “History teaches us about ourselves, challenging our cultural certainties and opening our eyes to different perspectives”.