Our pursuit of higher incomes or more sophisticated cell phones has led us to believe that nature is our slave, made us exploit nature rather than live in balance with it. In the last 2 years, however, we can see that young people have increasingly turned back to nature to make people aware of environmental issues and to help nature. The Erasmus+ Green Life project offers the students of the School no. 7 Buzau a new approach by acquiring the skills needed to understand nature and try to help nature in the future.
Green Life project, with reference number 2020-1-CZ01-KA229-078246_2, involves six schools from: Czech Republic (Zakladni skola a Materska skola Delnicka, Karvina), Cyprus (Gymnasium Aradippou), Lithuania (Siauliu Gytariu progimnazija) Romania (School No. 7, Buzau), Portugal (Agrupamento de Escolas do Barreiro) and Spain (Colegio ntra. Sra. De las Mercedes, Granada).
It is a three-year strategic partnership focused on environmental and climate issues, as well as the development of the key competencies of our students and teachers in natural sciences, ecology, biology, physics, etc. The main topics of the project activities are: water (its sources and purity), healthy habits, climate change and desertification, recycling, eco-tourism and global warming.
„Green Life” led the school team to a mobility in southern Spain, in the historic and impressive city of Granada. Between 13.03.2022 – 19.03.2022, a team of 3 students of the Gymnasium School no. 7 Buzau and 3 teachers: Prof. Iuliana Ivan, project coordinator, Prof. Cristina Bundă and Prof. Andreea Ungureanu participated in the project in the host school „Colegio Mercedarias”. Along with the Romanian team, teams from the Czech Republic, Cyprus and Lithuania were also involved in this mobility.
The activities were extremely interesting and demanding for the students:
- visited a sports center „BeOne Fitness & Sport Club” where they practiced sports such as spinning, football, fitness;
- planted seedlings of fruits, vegetables, herbs in the school garden; they cooked one of the traditional Spanish dishes „Gazpacho” in the school kitchen;
- walked 8 kilometers in the Monachil River Canyon which is one of the most attractive and popular hiking trails in Granada – Los Cahorros.
Of course, physical activities were also supported by the application of environmental awareness questionnaires, presentations of the flora and fauna specific to each country participating in the project.
“By participating in this project, I discovered a new city, new places, new people, generous, friendly and intelligent children. I hope that one day they will have the opportunity to visit our country and discover the beauty of Romania. ” (David Populeanu, 7th grade D)
„The experience was a unique one, which I would experience every time I had the opportunity. “(Iustin Ungureanu, 7th grade D).