Science teacher Gloria Cantos and her Ist of ESO students (group E) have spent the last term taking care of their own classroom vegetable garden. They have decided through cooperation work what to plant, how to care for the needs of each plant and how to water them so as to get a nice green corner in the class.
One of the objectives was using this experience as an opportunity to link the project to other topics, areas and values. Some topics are related to our coursebook such as animals, biodiversity, and environment science, and some others are related to other subjects, for example: languages. It is with this goal that our garden has been done, using recycled material such as plastic water bottles in order to work sustainability values. Also, every plant has been marked with a label to identify the species, in Latin, Catalan, Spanish and English. Finally, students have done research about some pests and sustainable methods to fight against them, some uses of the plants, ecological agriculture, permaculture, etc. All this work has been exposed to the classmates in an oral presentation.
All in all, it has been an absolutely nice experience to connect the students with nature and from a global perspective. The whole project has been done thanks to collaborative work, which has created a memorable cooperation atmosphere. Students needed to sort out some difficulties and work with participation, responsibility, organization, empathy and respect for each other as well as for nature. J Thanks to this teamwork we have been enjoying this nice space during the last months. J
On the other hand, to finish the lessons with an artistic work of this environmental activist class J, you can find in the hall of the high school a nice photography exhibition as a campaign to denounce the abandonment of pets during the summer season. They have been exploring their creativity as photographers as well as instagramers and so they have become real environmental defenders!!!! J