The prizes were handed out this week at the Pfizer Centre-University of Granada-Andalusia Board of Genomics and Oncology Research (GENYO) in Granada. The winning pupils this year attend IES Juan Pérez Creus (La Carolina, Jaen), CEIP Acapulco (Fuengirola, Malaga) and CEIP Virgen de la Paz (Villa de Otura, Granada).
This initiative seeks to facilitate access by young people to education in the field of science and technology. It thus aims to bring science and scientists closer to young people so the latter can learn first-hand about the work done by the former and foster experienced-based learning. It also seeks to encourage young people to research a topic and come up with significant questions, thereby developing oral expression.
The competition focused on energy last year and the prize award ceremony took place at the Bolarque Museum.
Involvement by the foundation in this initiative forms part of a series of education and information campaigns with which the Naturgy Foundation seeks to convey values on changing the energy model, conserving the environment and consuming energy responsibly.
Since they were launched in 2012, almost 700,000 children and young people have taken part in these education initiatives aimed at schools of all levels, including online and classroom-based education resources, the Learning-Service Programme (APS) and touring experiences, such as the recently launched Energy Challenge and Efigy Education.
The Council of Foundations, of which the Naturgy Foundation is part, is promoted by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and seeks to incentivise involvement in science by private foundations based on international criteria.