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How to make better choices

When we prepared for the meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania, our students were given the task to think about how they affect the climate themselves and to think about what they can do to live a more sustainable life. They created the following presentations:

Sustainable lifestyle by Wichita and Nelly

Simple things we can do to help the climate:

It’s a ppt about things we can choose to do, recycle food for biogas or collect PET-bottles to recycle material. It is made by Hannah, Mimmi and Thea.

The tanneries of Bosa – an industrial heritage

Crossing Pontevecchio used to be to go to work. At the other side of the river were the tanneries. Restored with the help of Grants we can nowadays take part of their history. They used to be small scale family factories with up to ten workers taking care of the smelling tasks of preparing raw hides into durable and usable leather. Italy is still a skin and hide provider at the world market ranking no5 in the world. Today the process is a lot more circular. The chemicals kept in closed systems do not affect the waterreservoirs.

The counsellor of Education of the Extremenian comunity visited our school to inaugurate the conmemorative plaques which certify our accreditation to Erasmus+ program 2021-2027 and our participation in the program Ambassador School of the European Parliament.

The Counsellor gave the degrees to participant students and teachers in the program Ambassador School of the European Parliament and said a few words about the importance of Europe in our lifes and specially in education . At the same time she highlighted the paper of educators to transmit the values of European project

https://www.canalextremadura.es/noticias/merida/el-ies-saenz-de-buruaga-de-merida-se-convierte-en-escuela-embajadora-de-europa

Our first kahoot

The 26th of October our project made a collective activity . All the teams collaborated to make a kahoot about our countries, cities and school in order to celebrate the European Day of Languages . This activity proposed by Polish team has contributed to increas the knowledgement of the schools involved in our project.

Counsellor of Education of Community of Extremadura visits our school

The counsellor of Education of the Extremenian comunity visited our school to inaugurate the conmemorative plaques which certify our accreditation to Erasmus+ program 2021-2027 and our participation in the program Ambassador School of the European Parliament.

The Counsellor gave the degrees to participant students and teachers in the program Ambassador School of the European Parliament and said a few words about the importance of Europe in our lifes and specially in education . At the same time she highlighted the paper of educators to transmit the values of European project

https://www.canalextremadura.es/noticias/merida/el-ies-saenz-de-buruaga-de-merida-se-convierte-en-escuela-embajadora-de-europa

Our Carbon Footprint

During the second term of the year 2020/21 we have been working in the IES Sáenz de Buruaga about the individual impact on the environment . We havve calculated our carbon footprint thanks to the CARBON FOOTPRINT CALCULATOR

After the calculation we worked in order to raise the awareness of our students about their carbon footprints and specially how to reduce them

Finally , our main goal was to compensate our Carbon Footprint planting more than 200 trees of native species as strawberry trees, holm oaks or pomegranate trees .

A bit of Fluxus, some Medieval sites and the grand final.

With a slight feeling of spring in the air our first trip this friday took us to the village of Malpartida de Cáceres. An old wool washing industry here has been converted into a fantastic art museum – The Vostell museum. With bits and pieces from modern society´s artefacts like cars, TV:s and motorcycles, Vostell has created an atmosphere that made us reflect upon our lifestyles in the western world. Sustainable art indeed! https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/vostell-malpartida-museum

The damm that used to keep the water for the wool washing industry.
A fountain of modernism in the garden of the Vostell museum.

Next stop on our tour was the capital city of Cáceres. The inner core of the city dates back to 25BC. The medieval walled city center is a Unesco World Heritage. You might have seen it before since the sceneries where uses in the Game of Thrones.

Capital letters for the capital city of the province.
Welcome to the historical quarters of Cáceres!
Touching the foot of a saint surely will bring her luck!

Life in a medieval city meant keeping the water resource safe. That is a task which also has a bearing on our modern life. How can we make sure that 7 billions of citizens on this earth can access safe drinking water?

The Moorish cistern of Cáceres built approx. 1000 years ago.

Underneath the old city are the remnants of its moorish past. Once built by recycled roman and visigoth building materials into arabstyle architecture, the king of Spain made sure the basin was allowed to remain intact after the reconquesta. On the way back to Mérida we saw an abundance of storks. The Extremadura region is a part of an EU-financed project to restore the habitats of the storks.

The Stork project has revitalised the habitats successfully!

When we came back to Mérida it was definitely time for lunch. Of course our hosts had prepared a fantastic paella.

The fantastic paella!

The late afternoon took us back to where we started. Not longer newcomers the feeling in the air was that of accomplishment. The tones of Halleluljah, spanish guitar and Chopin beautifully performed by students from Poland and Spain, gave the closing ceremony the right air of dignity. Certificates of attendance where handed out, the winners of an environmental kahoot where being “crowned”. The spanish team has been wonderful. Thank you! We are so much looking forward to next meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania. Let the environmental work continue. “Viva España! ahora Lituania está esperando”.

Cello duo playing Halleluljah.
Proudly presented with our certificates.