A delegation of military personnel visit Palacio de Granda

10th October 19

On Thursday 10, our students participated in a ceremony, raising the flag of Spain, that the Delegation of Defence of the Principality of Asturias delivered to the school. The Armed Forces that visited us explained the meaning of this act, coinciding with the National Fiesta and Hispanic Day, on the 12th October. This flag will then be used in formal occasions at the school, along with the flags of the Principality of Asturias and Siero. On the day, primary students began with a talk about the symbols of the nation (the flag, the badge and the national anthem), in which they showed a lot of interest. 4o of ESO and Bac students were given a talk on the International Missions of the Ministry of Defence.

During the week and taking advantage of history classes, they learned about the origins and evolution of the Spanish flag, since its inception, in the reign of Carlos III (May 1785), the official status in the reign of Isabel II (13 of October 1843), changes in time and the current flag as embodied in the 1978 Constitution. And, above all, the message from the day is of respect and tolerance.

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