Young and old from Jarandilla de la Vera, united by Emperor Charles V

The Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V encourages the union of young and old in the implementation of their historical recreations

Students from IES Jaranda de Jarandilla de la Vera and elderly people from the town of Verata joined together to dress the participants in the historical recreation that reminds us of the arrival of the Emperor Charles V in that town.

The Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V has united the young and old of Jarandilla de la Vera for a beautiful initiative: dressing the participants in the historical recreation that reminds us of the arrival of the emperor in this town in November 1556.

The Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V shows that intergenerational work is essential to develop some of the activities developed in that European cultural itinerary.

Specifically, students from the Secondary School of Jarandilla de la Vera (Cáceres) took part in the intergenerational project ‘Take to the streets’, in which they were assisted by residents of the old people’s home in Jarandilla de la Vera, as well as others at risk of social exclusion.

The aim of this initiative was to produce the clothes worn by the participants in the historical reenactment that recalls, year after year, the arrival of the Emperor Charles V to that Verata village.

But, more than that, the project itself has shown that synergy is nourishing both parties. Younger people are imbued with the experience of their elders, while the latter know more about the latest technologies thanks to the support of the former.

Also, ‘Take the Streets’ involved our route network. Specifically, the students from Jaranda High School who took part in it visited our headquarters, where Quintín Correas, general director of Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V, instilled a series of values in the youngest students to encourage their participation in this type of event: and also reminded them of the importance of counting on the experience of our elderly when developing actions such as the protagonist of the ‘Take the Streets’ project.

And if you want to know more about the project ‘Take the streets’ developed in Jarandilla de la Vera, here is this video (in Spanish):

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