On February 22nd Andalusia’s Day was celebrated at I.E.S. Doctor Francisco Marín in Siles with several activities related to Andalusia’s traditions.
The day began as it usually does: classes at quarter past eight, sleepy students, difficult exams... all those things which usually happen at schools. When that day I was told that we were going to lose three last classes, I thought: “Oh good! No classes!” Most students surely had the same thought. Nevertheless, that day I learned some facts that changed my point of view about the place where I live.
First, at break time we were able to taste a traditional Andalusian breakfast made with bread, tomato, ham and olive oil. Although the breakfast was very tasty, I have to say the size of bread wasn’t big enough for an average teenager. Then, my class went to an awards ceremony for students who had created a fictional enterprise for a contest. Winners received cool gifts such as laptops, clothes and so on.
After that, some of us joined a bolos serranos match, but others participated in a lecture about jotas. Jotas is the traditional dance in many Spanish zones. That fact that we have to keep our traditions alive made me realize how important our origins are.
Finally, the whole school enjoyed a volleyball match between players from 1st and 2nd Bachillerato. They were very good players! It’s was an amazing day.
Álvaro Zorrilla Carriquí 1º Bachillerato-C