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A collaborative project among teachers and students of ESO and 1st year of Baccalaureate

Students of Bernat de Sarrià 'examine' their representatives in the City Council

26 April 2022
Educación- Medio Ambiente

Twenty 1st ESO students from the IES Bernat de Sarrià have asked the mayor, Toni Pérez, and the councillors for the Environment and Street Cleaning departments, Mónica Gómez and José Ramón González de Zárate, the 38 questions on a form that aims to analyze the sustainability of the tourist capital of the Costa Blanca.

The students, accompanied by the director of the centre, Mª José Coquillat, the director of the project, Laura García and the collaborating teachers Manoli Molina, Enrique Megía, Belén García, Juan Ivars and Salvador Oltra, have met with their representatives at the Town Hall to first thing in the morning, in the Plenary Hall, where they have been challenged with an extensive and meticulous form, the result of prior reflection in the classrooms.

Beforehand, ESO students aged between 12 and 13, in collaboration with 1st Baccalaureate students, prepared for weeks the questions that have been presented, divided into seven sections: Sustainable city. Town planning. Light pollution. Noise pollution. Waste. Water and air quality.

The work of documentation and elaboration of the questions has allowed the drafting of the questionnaire that has been rigorously presented to the political representatives by the students and, in the same way, has been answered first by the mayor and, later, by the councillors.

Interpellations and responses have been recorded from the audiovisual area of ​Bernat de Sarrià. For this, five video cameras have been installed from different angles to capture the work in a video so that it can serve as a reference for other students, associations and groups interested in sustainability and the environment.

The students have been able to learn first-hand about the initiatives carried out by their City Council in terms of sustainability, such as -among others- the commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Or the approval of the Climate Change Adaptation Plan (PACC), the first project of these dimensions for a city with more than 50,000 inhabitants in Spain and which proposes 54 actions (some of them already underway) to adapt the city to the new reality.

After the questionnaire was presented at the Town Hall, the students moved to Parque de l'Aigüera and to the beaches to continue consulting the opinion of the citizens, assessments that will be incorporated into the audiovisual.