Today school is a castle is the name of the project led by the abertis foundation to tell primary schoolchildren from the Alt Penedès, Baix Penedès and Garraf areas about the castle of Castellet. This initiative, carried out during the school year 2003-2004, set out to help our youngest neighbours to learn to appreciate and respect their historical and cultural heritage. Over the school year, 348 children and their teachers visited the fortress.
The visits consisted of a look at the outside of the castle followed by a tour inside the building so that the children could understand the castle's features, its strategic importance for communications and the role of mobility in the society of the past. Each tour included interactive, participative activities for the children and ended with an exercise to share ideas and knowledge.
Before initiating the project, representatives of the abertis foundation met all the primary school co-ordinators and directors of studies in the areas mentioned above in order to agree on the contents of the activity. Right from the start there was a consensus on the importance of children learning to appreciate historical heritage. In fact, all the schools which visited the castle responded to a survey by saying that this was their first work on cultural heritage.