Colegio Obradoiro from A Coruña and Colegio Sagrado Corazón Padres Capuchinos from Madrid win the Energy with consciousness Championship28.06.2018
Today was the grand finale of the fourth Energy with consciousness Championship, where five teams of students in their third and fourth years of secondary education got creative to present the results of their schools' energy audit.
The five finalists included IES Ramón Arcas Meca (Lorca – Murcia), IES Miguel Hernández (Alhama de Murcia - Murcia), Colegio Sagrado Corazón Padres Capuchinos (Madrid), Colegio Obradoiro (A Coruña), and Colegio Retamar (Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid). These schools stood out from the 22 that applied to take part in this year's Championship.
Viewers were able to follow the event live on Fundación Repsol's Facebook page, and the audience could vote for their favourite school from the comfort of their own homes. The results of the online voting were combined with the decision of the panel, made up of energy and education experts. This year's winners are Colegio Obradoiro from A Coruña and Colegio de Sagrado Corazón Padres Capuchinos from Madrid; which received €7000 and €3000, respectively. This prize money will be used to cover the costs of carrying out the measures proposed by the students to make their schools more energy efficient.
Fernando Ruiz, Director of Sustainability, and Ignacio Egea, Vice-President of Fundación Repsol, took part in the event. Likewise, Lola Zamarra, Director of the Social and Volunteering Area of Fundación Repsol, mentioned the important role of Repsol volunteers in this initiative. Ileana Guaita, Deputy Director of Private and Charter Schools for the Community of Madrid, and Lola Zamarra presented the winning teams with their awards. The event was presented by Marina Estació, communications expert.
This Championship marked the end of the fourth edition of Energy with consciousness, an educational project by Fundación Repsol that aims to make students in their third and fourth years of secondary education aware of the need to use energy resources responsibly through activities and experiments related to energy efficiency. More than 1200 students from 35 schools in A Coruña, Bizkaia, Cantabria, Ciudad Real, Madrid, Murcia, and Tarragona took part in the programme in the 2017 – 2018 academic year.
As part of the project, the students worked on an energy audit of their school, suggesting improvements to make it more efficient. To do so, they were helped by 77 Repsol volunteers — current or retired employees of the Energy Company, as well as students of subjects related to energy and sustainability, who helped the pupils to gain a deeper understanding of the concept of energy efficiency.
New edition of Energy with consciousness
Fundación Repsol has announced that a new edition of Energy with consciousness will take place in the 2018 – 2019 academic year, with the aim of making future generations aware of the importance of using energy resources responsibly, while awakening their interest in science.
Educational centres that are interested in taking part in the next edition can sign up for free until 15th October by filling out the form on our website: fundacionrepsol.com.
Schools in A Coruña, Bizkaia, Cantabria, Ciudad Real, Madrid, Murcia, and Tarragona will be able to participate in the upcoming competition.
Since it was first launched in 2014, Fundación Repsol's LearningEnergy program has reached over 3000 students, who have applied what they have learned to their day-to-day lives.