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Students from the Poeta Juan Ochoa School take part in the Viva Nuestra Energía educational programme


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Over 220 schoolchildren from the Poeta Juan Ochoa School in Avilés have taken part in the Viva Nuestra Energía [Long Live Our Energy] programme. The activity, organised by the EDP Foundation, aims to raise awareness among children about the importance of using energy efficiently. The scheme, which is part of the activities programme run by the Regional Ministry of Education and Culture, is one of the leading and most popular actions with Asturian schools.

The EDP Foundation organised ten sessions at the Poeta Juan Ochoa school, which schoolchildren from the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th years of Primary Education attended. Students from the Enrique Alonso, Palacio Valdés, San Fernando, Marcos Torniello, Paula Frassinetti and Villalegre schools also took part. In total, over 1,670 students from Avilés have been involved in the programme.

Viva Nuestra Energía is held in a travelling classroom that visits the schools. It is aimed at Primary Education students, aged between 6 and 10 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, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, efficient energy use and how to use electricity safely.

After the explanation, the students are given energy tips and take part in a team quiz.

The Viva Nuestra Energía classroom has also visited the students of seven schools in Gijón, Oviedo, Pola de Laviana and Ribera de Arriba. A total of over 3,000 schoolchildren in Asturias will take part in the EDP Foundation programme between March and April.

EDP launched the Viva Nuestra Energía programme in 2010. Over 250,000 students from 1,000 different schools in Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Navarra, Castilla y León, Extremadura and Murcia have participated in the scheme since then.

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