Escola Natura is a new educational center for children between 3 to 12 years old, located in a farmhouse in the forest of Molins de Rei, within the Collserola Natural Park.
A project based above all on Montessori pedagogy, with reduced rates, vegetarian, Ayurvedic and ecological cuisine, complementary activities (music, yoga, aikido, horse riding), with organized transport (to be determined according to needs) from Sant Feliu and Molins de Rei and facilities for families whose personal needs make it difficult to combine work and personal life.
As Heike Freire states: "Children need nature." Natura is the name that we have chosen for our project, since, like her, we believe that there is a vital need for direct contact with nature for the full development of children. Therefore, we are convinced of the benefits of placing our school in a rural environment where this contact is not the exception, but the usual and daily life in the lives of children.
In order to work the curriculum respecting the individual rhythm of each child and enhancing their abilities, we focus on Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. We feel that, in this way, children can develop correctly, promoting their dominant intelligences and improving the lacking ones.
The school is located in a beautiful 14th-century farmhouse that has two independent buildings, 12ha of green area in the woods, orchards, rafts and esplanades that offer rich and diverse environments to interact and learn.
* the project is in the process of approval