This week around 800 primary and secondary school children from Aragón are taking part in workshops on today’s energy challenges and new energy technology, run by the Naturgy Foundation in schools in Zaragoza. This initiative is part of the new Efigy Education outreach programme that is expected to reach 12,000 students across Spain this year.
The schools taking part in the programme this year are San Antonio de Padua, María Inmaculada-Claretianas and Sansueña. The latter was also one of the winners of the III Efigy Competition organised by the foundation, recognised as the "Best Presented" project for the innovative "Solar car” proposal, which was presented by a group of Secondary students.
Around 60 face-to-face workshops in total will be held during the week with strict safety measures that comply with Covid regulations to ensure students’ safety.
After these workshops, the educational programme continues in the classroom, with pedagogical resources on energy in the field of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), adapted to all levels of the school curriculum. The aim is also to promote technology professions.
Patricia Casado, tutor at the María Inmaculada-Claretianas school, explained that the activities done “have been a fun way of consolidating concepts on energy taught in the school year, and the students have learned by playing”
The Naturgy Foundation places the youngest generations within reach of the most up to date knowledge on new energy technology, such as renewable gas and its role in the circular economy, and the transition towards a more sustainable energy system.