Image and Sound students from Cáceres, have taken these photographs about environmental impact and footprint. Congratulations…
Secondary students from IES El Brocense have made an effetctive reading about the global charming and IPCC group.
From the second to the eighth of February we traveled to Warsaw. This was the third international meeting of our Erasmus Project. On Sunday evening we had a welcome dinner at a typical Polish restaurant where we met our partners from Greece, Italy, Poland and Czech Republic.
On Monday we visited the school and met all the students and teachers involved in the project who had traveled to Warsaw. The Physics teacher organized a workshop with students about how to produce energy, it was easier to ones than to others, but everybody enjoyed the activity. Meanwhile teachers met to discuss the work done in our project. We had lunch at the school canteen and had free time in the afternoon..
On Tuesday we met at the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, where we listened to a speech about its work and aims; this fund has almost 31 years of experience in financing environmental and energy projects. Later we took part in a city game to know the old town.
We had the chance to know the passive house on Wednesday and listen to the explanation given by its creator. He talked to us about how the house had been designed to save and preserve the energy inside.
Students and teachers spent Thursday at school, where students exposed their presentations about the subject of the project: how do we get energy, environmental impact, power plants, future ways of producing energy… (see Activities Page, Activity C5).
Also, we have made video-conference with our partners…
On Friday we had a meeting with a member of the Polish government in the Parliament. He was the Treasury Minister, who was very interested in renewable energy, and discussed it with us. At six we had an early dinner all together, we were given our Erasmus certificates and had the opportunity to say goodbye to all our partners and students who had shared this unforgettable experience. We all left to our countries on Saturday.
You can see images gallery at right…
Pupils of Spain have made this poster about ways to save energy. Congratulations!
Our third meeting took place in Kavala (Greece). The visit, together with all the activities arranged by the Greek team, met the expectations we had by far. Besides, we were lucky to have an incredible weather.
After a warm welcome on Saturday evening, we began our work on Monday with a visit to the school facilities and a cooperative work in groups right afterwards. The students were allowed some time to prepare the different sections of a dossier dealing with general aspects of Energy production.
On Tuesday, we took a bus to visit the Thesaurus Hydroelectric plant and dam. After that, we enjoyed a birds of prey exhibit and finally had lunch in Kelafari, an idyllic setting by the river.
We went on a tour around the city on Wednesday and were welcomed by the authorities at the office of the Vice Regional Governor in the afternoon.
Thursday was our second working day and consisted of a visit to the “Renewable Energy Laboratory” in the Technological Institute of Kavala. There, we learnt about the costs and components of solar panels and wind turbines. The teachers meeting took place after the visit, back at school. Finally, at the end of the day, we had time for the students’ presentations. The Spanish team, in particular, showed a video-documentary about Global Warming that two of our students had made themselves and finished off by talking and showing a photo report about their visit to the Experimental Wind Power Station in Sotavento (Galicia).
On Friday, the final day, we visited the ancient city of Philippi, the largest archeological complex of Northern Greece, founded by King Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great. And we also saw the Baptistery of St. Lydia. There, we had a guide who explained to us in detail the historical aspects of the site. It was fascinating.
The farewell dinner party in the evening put an end to the Programme. Many felt sorry to leave but we all came back with an spirit of satisfiaction with work well accomplished and great memories from Kavala and our great hosts there.
Thanks to Liliana (teacher from Poland), we can see a video of the meeting.
All activities developed, see page Activities (“Activity C3. ENVIROMENTAL EDUCATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF WIND AND SUN IN OUR COUNTRIES. “)
María Barrero, Alicia Ferrero, José Carlos Gil, Álvaro Gracia, Carla Jiménez, Carlos Matías, Paula Mendoza, Yago Moreno, Lucía Pérez, and Irene Talavera, students participanting in the Erasmus + project, had the opportunity to attend the “City, energy and efficiency” Forum organized by Aupex, Aexcid and the Citizenship Foundation.
In the plenary hall of the City Hall, and throughout the morning of October 30, they were able to attend to three very interesting lectures related to consumption and energy efficiency, renewable energy and possible solutions to climate change, by D Cosme Segador (Director of the Extremadura Energy Agency), Ms. Lorena Rodríguez (member of the Regional Council of Environmental Education in Extremadura), and Mr. Abel Periáñez (founder of the E-motion company).
You can see all the presentations and the subsequent debate on the Aupex website, www.aupex.org, specifically at http://foros.aupex.org/caceres/
Last May we organized a film festival about Global Warming. Different groups of Secondary students watched selected films about topics related to the environment: “Wall-E”, “The boy who harnessed the wind” and “Erin Brockovich”.
The films were screened during tutoring hours and in the Ethical Values class. Two groups of 1st year students saw “Wall-E” and “The boy who harnessed the wind” respectively. Groups of 2nd and 4th year saw “The boy who harnessed the wind” and a group of 3rd year saw “Erin Brockovich”.
And some interesting reviews of Secondary Students…
Our Czech partners have made Prezi Presentation about Global Warming. They presented it and discussed about this topic twice in their school (24 May and 6 June). We hope that they have obtained great conclusions!