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3,000 students from Asturias and the Basque Country to Viva Nuestra Energía

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Education and Research

11.03.2017

Over 3,000 students from 28 schools will take part in Viva Nuestra Energia (Long Live Our Energy) educational programme during this academic year. This initiative provides the schools with the opportunity to teach their students about different energy-related aspects, such as knowing where it comes from or how to use it efficiently.

In October and November, Viva Nuestra Energía will visit a total of 16 schools in the Oviedo, Gijón, Corvera and Proaza districts in the Principality of Asturias. The aim is to reach over 1,800 students divided into 92 sessions.

In the Basque Country, during the same period, the programme will be run in 12 schools in Vitoria, Barakaldo, Santurtzi, Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastián. In total, over 1,300 Basque students will take part in the EDP educational activity, divided into 67 sessions.

Viva Nuestra Energía is held in a travelling classroom that visits the schools. It is aimed at Primary Education students aged between 6 and 9 years old. The activity lasts for an hour and is run by two monitors who teach the content in a participative, experiential and fun way. The session is based around an interactive presentation and cartoon videos. The monitors explain what energy is and how it is produced, the sources of renewable and non-renewable energy; the sustainable and efficient use of energy by adopting environmentally-friendly attitudes and behaviour.

After the explanation, the students are given energy tips and take part in a team quiz. The assessment of the programme and monitors is very positive. The satisfaction survey conducted with the teachers at the end of each session shows that 99.6% would be very happy to recommend it.

EDP launched the Viva Nuestra Energía programme in 2010. Over 252,000 students from 1,528 different schools in Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Navarra, Castilla y León, Extremadura and Murcia have participated in the scheme since then. In Spain, the year-end forecast is to have taken the programme to 73 centres in Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country and Castejón and Tudela, and to have reached 11,865 students.

Thanks to this educational programme, EDP is being consolidated as a socially-responsible entity committed to education and the environment.

Further information on the programme is available on this link.

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