To raise the students' awareness of their immediate environment and their ability to influence and change it.
Paper, pencil, tempera, paintbrushes, pieces of wood, textured paper, cardboard.
- First, the location of the school was studied on a map and walking around it.
- We discuss whether the environment can provoke feelings of belonging or indifference among inhabitants.
- Local residents come to the classroom and tell studentes about what the area used to be like and how it has changed in the last 50 years.
- The students then represent the area in a collage, adding things they would like to see: one suggested a Ferris wheel, another a pond...
- The most viable proposals are analyzed, deciding the type of use or benefits they would have for the community.
- The children then create a scale model of the neighborhood today: public services, recreational areas, street furniture, sports facilities, traffic, shopping…
- The model also reflects the things that would improve the everyday lives of residents in the future.