jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

Children Make Building Models of Patrimonial Value

Children around nine and 10 years old are training to make building models of patrimonial value, which is the first course of its kind for infants in Cuba.

Sponsored by the Office of the Historian of Camagüey City, the program takes place in July and August, as part of summer activities, and includes the goal of contributing to the children's love for their city, whose historical sector has been declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The architect and professor Vladimir García, said that students and families are very interested in this course, which is also useful for manual labor at school, and it is part of the cultural offerings of the holiday period.

Learners use materials such as card, cardboard and sponge to reproduce - in miniature - different buildings, according to tasks assigned to them and on their own initiatives.

Garcia hinted at possible future editions of the course in which children also receive information about the local urban historic center, the largest area of this kind in the country, and with the status of a National Monument.

The main reference point for students is the model of that part of the city, where there are nearly 9, 900 buildings, in the foundational part of the last settlement of the then Village of Santa María del Puerto del Principe, one of the first main towns built by the Spanish in America.

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