Representatives of the Tijarafe Municipal Nursery travel to Finland with the Erasmus+ project

The Director of the Tijarafe Municipal Children’s School, together with the Children’s Educator and Social Educator of the Tijarafe City Council, traveled to Finland to get acquainted with its education system and learn about sustainability, a core theme of the Erasmus+ project, which is also a priority of the European Green Pact and is in line with the eTwinning theme for 2022 A more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive future: educational centers and the New European Bauhaus.

Thus, the three representatives of the city council were able to visit Edukarjala, a training center located in Joensuu (Finland), with a long history of work within the Erasmus + KA1 project, which allowed them to deepen the study of sustainable development strategies, which largely corresponds to the path outlined in Tijarafe.

From Edukarjala, learning to activate students’ interest in caring for nature and interest in environmental problems in daily life is suggested and how teachers can apply skills in the classroom with environmental issues and the environmental 5 Rs rule: reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse and recover.

Through this trip, the aim was to integrate strategies and habits related to caring for the environment, thinking about the consumption of goods and resources, enhancing children’s curiosity towards the environment and discovering the new as an activity for the welfare of the environment. Once there, they were able to nurture ideas and skills to bring the youngsters closer to the sustainable development of the school which is also a good example for the students and their families, as sustainable goals can be included in the educational project and the curriculum of the centre. After the visit, in addition to implementing what has been learned, the new knowledge will be applied not only in the school but will be transversally transferred to the rest of the municipality, in different areas and working groups, such as intersectoral health or the municipal school council, including sharing the experience with schools nursery in the rest of the region.

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Yaiza Cáceres, Education Adviser of the Tijarafe City Council, points out that “we are very satisfied with the line of work created by our municipal nursery school, which presents a clear commitment to sustainability, as a means of learning about nature, climate and the environment. From the Tijarafe City Council we will continue to work and support projects that lead To improve the education of Tijaraferos and Tijaraferas.”

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