Teachers and students participated in various activities during the week of the Underwater Photography and Video World Championship.
Between the 4th and the 8th of October, within the scope of the “Porto Santo Sem Lixo Marinho” (Porto Santo Without Marine Waste) project, the Professional School of Hotel and Tourism (Porto Santo hub) developed practical activities with its students, in order to raise awareness of the environmental problems
A Escola sugeriu aos docentes articular as disciplinas com a temática do concurso amador “ODS#14 – Oceano e Zonas Costeiras”. Assim, na disciplina Área de Integração foi abordado o tema da poluição, seguindo-se o envolvimento em campanhas de limpeza de lixo marinho. Em Matemática, os alunos analisaram os dados estatísticos dos últimos anos da recolha de lixo nas praias do Porto Santo e, na Unidade de Nutrição e Dietética, realizaram-se atividades relacionadas com a alimentação saudável e a preservação do Planeta e decoraram-se os pratos com temas do mar, apelativos e educativos, para jovens e crianças.
The School suggested to the teachers to articulate the subjects with the theme of the amateur competition “SDG#14 – Ocean and Coastal Zones”. Thus, in the Integration Area course, the theme of pollution was addressed, followed by involvement in campaigns to clean up marine litter. In Mathematics, students analyzed statistical data from recent years on garbage collection on the beaches of Porto Santo and, in the Nutrition and Dietetics Unit, activities related to healthy eating and the preservation of the Planet were carried out and dishes were decorated with themes of the sea, appealing and educational, for young people and children.
It is important to involve the youth in the project and encourage them to be part of the change, because “gota a gota, mudamos o Oceano” (drop by drop, we change the Ocean).
The “Porto Santo Sem Lixo Marinho” (Porto Santo Without Marine Waste) project is co-financed by the Environment Program of the EEA Grants and promoted by Associação Natureza Portugal, in partnership with WWF Portugal, AIDGLOBAL, ARM – Água e Resíduos da Madeira, S.A., the Municipality of Porto Santo and the MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre in Madeira, hosted by ARDITI. It also has the support of WWF Norway and the Secretariat for Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change of the Regional Government of Madeira.