Workshop activity on 30th
We have the chance to work for the green change project with Asociación para la protección del medio ambiente REACT (Spain), Ecocenter Alapítvány (Hungary), Ass. Art. Cult. A Rocca (Italy). Together we are sharing a common understanding of the core principles of youth work, interest in non-formal education and motivation to explore new ways of working with young people. In the framework of this project, the group of Eproject Consult have organized multiple activities around the topic “Designing the school of the future”.
On January 30th we went to the school Istituto tecnico economico e tecnologico E.Fermi in Barcellona P.G to meet students along with their teachers coming from all around the world with the Erasmus+ program.
In the morning, we did some ice-breaking activities to facilitate the interactions among the participants. Then we started activities meant to tackle subjects such as Europe, we asked ourselves: with which documents can we move in and out of Europe. This way, we have been able to see how many students are traveling worldwide. We had the opportunity to tackle the topic of Instagram as well, which is a threat for the youngest. For this activity, students had one Instagram account drawn on a piece of paper, the student had to ask another student to draw their life according to reality but also, they had to lie. An interesting activity that opened the eyes of students to the fact of not trusting everything that happens online.
In the afternoon, students took part in a workshop held by Cormac Porter and coordinated by Nino Pietrini, director of the A Rocca Association. They were involved in the creation of “pop art” artworks, which later on have been exposed around Barcellona P.G. on the windows of some local businesses. This activity was very much appreciated by the students, they took pleasure in expressing their sense of creativity because they had opportunities to see what they can do to improve their environment and much further. It may have changed their mind on how they perceive the environment and perhaps gave them ideas to pursue a dream or a career they never thought of. Finally, this afternoon taught us that everyone can have a real impact on their environment, therefore we should put all the chances on our side to improve our common surroundings.