Once Upon a Time… School Project


During the month of February, Cultural Week was celebrated in all our stages: children’s, primary and secondary, carrying out a transversal project where we embarked on a fascinating journey through the different stages of history. As in previous years we have invited families to explore the past together, as our entire center has become a timeline!


  1. Families have begun their trip at the Secretariat by collecting their visitor accreditation. There they were received by their expert guides in trans-temporal travel, our students.
  2. They all together have entered with their guides into the fascinating world of Prehistory in the Children’s hallway.
  3. They have crossed the dining room and ascended the stairs to explore the Ancient Age in the Primary hallway.
  4. They have continued their journey ascending the library stairs to explore the Middle Ages, the Modern Age and the Contemporary Age in the Secondary School corridors.


The “Once Upon a Time…” school project is an exciting and immersive learning experience that takes students on a journey through different historical periods. This project spans across all stages of education, from Early Years to Secondary, and integrates various subjects such as History, Language Arts, Music, Visual Arts, and more. By exploring the history of human civilizations, students not only deepen their understanding of the past but also develop important skills and knowledge for their own personal growth.

Early Years: Prehistory

In the Early Years stage, students focus on the fascinating period of Prehistory. They become experts on this historical era and take on the role of guides, leading their families on a time travel adventure. Through hands-on activities, storytelling, and interactive exhibits, the students showcase their knowledge of early human civilizations, including the Stone Age, the development of tools, cave paintings, and the transition to agriculture.Throughout this project, the Early Years students have not only learned content related to Prehistory, but also they have developed skills and abilities in all areas.

Primary: Ancient Age

As students progress to the Primary stage, they continue their exploration of history by delving into the Ancient Ages. The primary corridor becomes a pathway to ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Each student works on a project related to one of these civilizations, conducting research, creating visual displays, and presenting their findings to their peers and families. This interdisciplinary approach allows students to connect their knowledge of history with other subjects like Language Arts, Geography, Visual Arts. English and STEAM.

Secondary: Middle Ages to Contemporary Age

In the Secondary stage, students take their learning to the next level by engaging in a variety of activities that connect different subjects and historical periods. They perform sonnets aloud, showcasing their language skills and creativity, while also explaining their projects related to specific historical periods. The integration of subjects such as Spanish, English, Music, History, and Visual Arts allows students to explore different aspects of each era and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural, social, and political developments that shaped our world.

Escuela Embajadora

In the 10th grade (4º ESO), students have the opportunity to participate in the European Parliament Project as “Escuela Embajadora” (School Ambassador). They close the time travel experience by explaining their role as representatives of the school in this prestigious project. Through research, debates, and presentations, students develop their understanding of European politics, diplomacy, and the importance of active citizenship. This final stage of the project not only reinforces their knowledge of history but also empowers them to become informed global citizens and their skills as public speakers with an international mindset.


The “Once Upon a Time…” school project is a comprehensive and engaging learning experience that spans across all stages of education. By integrating history with various subjects, students develop a deep understanding of different historical periods while also honing their skills in language, arts, and critical thinking. This project not only fosters a love for learning but also encourages students to become active participants in their own education and the world around them; as well as sharing this knowledge and learning process with the eldest and youngest making strong community bonds through all school ages while strengthening the sense of community and belonging at Fontenebro among all stages and students.