Colegio Marista San José, León and Catholic University School, Dublin – Camino Project and Exchange.
We recently received some exciting news from Ms. Rocio Moreno, a Spanish teacher from Colegio Maristas, San José based in León. She wanted to keep the Society informed of a school project her students were involved in with Catholic University School, Dublin (CUS).
A number of students from CUS visited Colegio Maristas, San José in León at the start of February with a view of working on a project about the Camino. Both schools worked together and created two graphics – one about a particular stage of the Camino and another showing ten things to know about the Camino. All the information was sourced from the Camino Society website. You will agree that a lot of work was put into this project.
Ms. Moreno wrote a short article about the visit, the project and also some exciting plans for the future.
Ms. Moreno writes:
Our Marist school (Colegio Marista San José, León (www.maristasleon.com) started a very successful student exchange with CUS Dublin (www.cus.ie) last year. As part of the exchange activities in León, the Irish students and their teachers walked a stage of the Camino Frances, which they all very much enjoyed. That is the reason why we decided that both, Spanish and Irish students, would work together on a collaborative project about “El Camino”. The project aims were to walk two stages of the Camino and to create some infographics which include information for pilgrims. During our stay in Dublin, last September, we visited St James’s Church. We were astonished when we saw a sign which read “The Camino begins here”. We couldn’t believe it and we decided to look further into it. To our surprise, we found out that there is a Camino Society based here. We decided to follow the motto of the Society and we asked our friends at CUS to contact them and get their pilgrim passports to begin their Camino in Dublin. We then decided to ask the Camino Society to join in our project. They have been extremely helpful, full of enthusiasm and support. In February, once our CUS friends were in León, the students started working on the project during the mornings. They created some infographics containing information for pilgrims about the Camino. They used the Camino Society website as their source to produce them. They also walked a stage of the Camino in León. The students walked from León to Astorga and later visited Ponferrada. They all carried their Irish pilgrim passports with them.
Our project has been news in León’s newspapers. The Society have also invited us to walk a stage of the Celtic Camino in September. Our students are really looking forward to it. A big thank you to all!
Congratulations on the hard work everyone has put into this project. We look forward to meeting you all in September when we walk the first stage of the Celtic Camino.
Thanks to all involved in this newsletter. I’m delighted to receive so much information at a remove. Look forward to participating in some Camino activity later on this year. I was so disappointed to have to cancel my planned trip to Westport recently. DV another place and time.
Well done on this venture!
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Thank you for your comment Mary. A new issue is due in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more Camino content! David