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Monastery Workshops

 

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School year activities:

"Animals of the World" Workshop (Pre-school) - 44 pupils. There once was a king called Manuel who loved animals... The history of the Monastery is used to introduce the animals that arrived in Lisbon from other continents in the 16th century. At the end of the workshop the children can apply their new knowledge during the visit in a game of skill and visual memory.

"At Play in the Monastery" Workshop (Pre-school and Primary School Year 1) - 40 pupils. There once was a king and a queen... Let's discover the history of this Monastery and then solve a jigsaw puzzle with the most important historical figures involved with it.

"The King's Animals" Workshop (Pre-school and Primary School, Years 1 to 4) - 40 pupils. There once was a king who collected animals... This is the starting point for our story. After a guided tour of the monument, the children get to know the exotic animals that arrived in Lisbon in the reign of Manuel I through an interactive story.

Illuminations Workshops (Primary School, Years 2, 3 and 4) - 30 pupils. After an exploratory tour dealing with everyday life in the Monastery in the 16th century, with particular emphasis on the life of the monastic scribes, the children make their own illumination with the initial of their first name.

The Monastery Game (Primary School, Years 1 to 4) - 40 pupils. Based on Snakes and Ladders, but now with the theme of everyday life in the Monastery in the 16th century and related legends. The children throw a dice on the game board and they themselves are the playing pieces.

The Discoveries Game (Primary School, Years 4 and 5) - 40 pupils. This point-scoring game focuses on the main aspects of the Portuguese Discoveries, giving the children information on the places discovered and the commercial trades made during these voyages.

"The Voyage of Vasco da Gama" Game (Primary School, Years 5 and 6) - 40 pupils. Based on the text of the same name by Álvaro Velho and the "Lusiads" by Luís de Camões, this game traces the route taken by Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India.

"Come Discover the Monastery" Workshop (Primary School, Years 5 and 6) - 40 pupils. After a guided tour of the Monastery, the pupils complete a jigsaw puzzle by solving playful tasks related with the different spaces they visited.

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