Students propose first small steps to safeguard the planet

Third-year ESO students from Xàbia shared their experiences and environmental proposals with students in Austria.

Tuesday 27th April 2021 – ÁLVARO MONFORT with Mike Smith

Small steps that can mean big changes in society and in the way it interacts with its environment and the environment. It is the aspiration of the Erasmus+ project “Little green steps, big global changes” initiated by students at IES Antoni Llidó. Through small actions that address four main topics (energy, recycling, water and transportation), it is intended to direct actions at those that serve to care for the planet.

For three days, a dozen third-year ESO students from the IES shared their experiences and environmental proposals with 10 students from Austria. As the planned exchange with the district of Landeck (in the Tyrol) has not been able to take place due to the pandemic, the students of both Xàbia and Landeck have adapted the face-to-face meetings to the virtual online conversations, an alternative that has excited all participants because it has allowed them to carry out this experience in an adapted way.

The collaborative work between the two has made possible the creation and design of logos, proposals for environmental improvement and the design of an application to detect the ecological footprint that has been developed through different platforms and computer media that have tested the digital competence of young people.

According to the IES, Erasmus+ projects are not only aimed at university students or graduate students. Secondary school students are also given the opportunity to participate in exchanges with other schools in Europe to work on a specific topic, learning about other cultures and practicing the different languages they learn. The intention is, if the evolution of the pandemic allows it, that the students of Xàbia will visit the Tyrol in the autumn to be able to enjoy the experience as it has been conceived.

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