The project ‘Redovánpolis Go!’ The sustainable village’ developed by the Colegio Sagrados Corazones de Redován with the support of the City Council since its inception makes a positive balance of the course and presents its latest creation, ‘Metrominuto Redován’. It is a map developed by students of fifth and sixth grade in which the average travel times between different points of interest in the town are established. It is intended to promote mobility on foot, thus reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles into the atmosphere, involving families in its development and thus having a more sustainable town, which is the main objective of the project.
Councilman Environment, Ramon Lopez, said that ‘RedovánpolisGO!’ is not only new “but it is very necessary and effective, since from the school students are given a series of guidelines for recycling, mobility, and in general everything necessary to create a society increasingly aware of the respect it deserves the environment to, among other things, curb problems that we have to fight, such as climate change. That is why he wanted to congratulate once again the school and its teachers “for having managed to raise awareness among children who in turn apply these teachings at home and make their parents also be more respectful of the environment”.
Lopez has indicated that the City Council will install the map of ‘Metrominuto’ in places like the Avenida de la Diputación, so that it can be consulted. In addition, it can be downloaded from the website of the City Council “and a QR code has been developed through which anyone can carry it on their cell phone”.
Balance of the course
For ‘Redovánpolis Go!’ the 2021-2022 academic year has been the take-off of the project, although it began to develop during the previous academic year, as indicated by the project coordinator, Rubén Ferrer. The impact at the educational level has been high, with the participation of teachers, students and families in the different missions that have completed, month after month, all the classes. This participation has achieved, among other things, a better recycling of the school’s resources, in addition to collecting more than 7,000 bottle caps and more than 380 kilos of batteries.
Solidarity is also part of the school project, with missions that have raised money for the Association El Árbol de los Sueños, in addition to collecting food and materials for the Association Patas sin Fronteras, coordinated by the Infant cycle. From the third cycle, which has developed the ‘Metrominuto Redován’, have been received by the AMPA some farming tools for the school garden launched this year with the help of the City Council. The project has created the Virtual Museum of the sustainable village where you can visit the works of art made on the occasion of 8M, since equality is to start from the sustainable village.
‘Redovánpolis Go!’ has also been the subject of several awards such as the Grifo de Redován Award granted in April by the City Council. But it has also crossed the borders of the municipality as a finalist in a national contest and first prize in environmental competitions and on digital transformation of the classroom, an award that will be collected in Seville in the coming weeks. Likewise, the project has been exhibited in Elche in the framework of the I Jorndas de la ‘Red ODS 2030: Caminando hacia el futuro’ and in November it will be in ‘Vincle educatiu’ of the Fuhem Foundation in collaboration with the City Council and the University of Valencia, where it will be presented as a project of good practices in the school community.