More than a thousand students from Valls and Tarragona are participating in Fundació Naturgy’s educational scheme on new energy technologies

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More than a thousand primary school students from Valls and Tarragona are participating in these days at workshops on the current energy challenges and new energy technologies given by Fundació Naturgy at educational centres in both towns. This initiative forms part of the educational work carried out by Efigy Education with which the foundation aims to reach 12,000 students across Spain.

The schools in Tarragona participating this year in the scheme are: Baltasar Segú and Cor de Maria, in Valls, and Joan XXIII and Escola Pràctiques, in Tarragona. In total, forty workshops will be held. They will all adhere to strict safety measures complying with Covid regulations to guarantee students’ safety.

After these sessions, the scheme will continue throughout the year, with contents on energy in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), adapted to all the levels of the school curricula. The objective is also to promote and encourage working in the technology sector from very early on.

Fundació Naturgy works to give the youngest in our community the most up-to-date knowledge on new energy technologies, such as renewable gas and its role in the circular economy, and the transition towards a more sustainable energy system.

Yolanda Roure, teacher at Escola Joan XXIII, from Bonavista, gave a very positive evaluation of the workshop attended by her year 6 students and said that the contents were “very practical and adapted to the course curriculum”. “It was a good introduction to the themes we deal with during the year and, by being able to use the ‘working in corners’ method, the children really enjoyed and learned a great deal”, she added.

“Our aim for teachers and students to have access to the most up-to-date technological knowledge for energy. That’s why we also offer schools extra educational materials to work with independently in class, such as our Energykits, online apps, the Learning-Service scheme or the Efigy Technology Contest”, said the Head of Education and Learning at Fundació Naturgy, Eva Buch. “Furthermore, we will offer support from the professionals in our company to teachers, so they can learn the latest about energy, the environment and energy efficiency”, adds Buch.

Fundació Naturgy and its educational vocation

Efigy Education is the main educational scheme from Fundació Naturgy which, since 2012 and through different initiatives, has been recognised by and has worked with top institutions in the areas of education and research, such as the Spanish Science and Technology Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Research of the Community of Madrid, the Barcelona Education Consortium, Higher Council for Scientific Research and the Madri + D Foundation.

Fundació Naturgy aims, among its various initiatives, to impart specialist knowledge on new energy technologies and the keys to the transition towards a more sustainable energy system, as well as raising awareness about its values regarding environmental preservation and responsible energy consumption. Created in 1992 by the energy company, it also develops social action schemes both nationally and internationally, principally including initiatives aimed at easing energy vulnerability.