Excursion to the Cueva de la Pileta
The students of 1st year of Secondary Education enjoyed a hiking route in the mountain range near Benaoján
The students first visited the Cueva de la Pileta cave, which has been open to the public since 1924 and contains cave paintings by different tribes and from different periods of history. We also learned about the different geological formations and structures present in the cave and experienced 30 seconds of complete darkness and silence 500 metres from the entrance of the cave. According to one of the students: “it was the darkest moment of my life!”.
The students then followed a hiking path from the Benaoján station to the Cueva del Gato. Unfortunately, the recent floods carried away the bridge to the entrance of the cave so we had to make do with viewing the cave from the other side of the river.
It was fun-filled day and multidisciplinary day that combined biology, geology, physical education, art and history.