Agora Lledó International School obtains the Green Flag after 3 years of work and awareness, both inside and outside the classroom.

After 3 years in the Eco Schools program, the assessment committee of ADEAC has recognised the Agora Lledó International School with the green flag, a recognition for all the special commitment to the environment that students, teachers, parents and the entire educational community of the centre have acquired.

The school has been the only one in the province of Castellón to achieve this important award, which indicates the special involvement of the school with the environmental education of the youngest learners.

We are faithfully committed to respecting the environment, as we believe that this is one of the bases of the solidarity and tolerance that we intend to transmit to our students. In fact, respect for the environment is one of the ten fundamental values that we promote from childhood, as we are faithfully committed to our daily habits.

The action plan developed by the school’s Eco Committee and which has given Agora Lledó International School its first green flag focused on three main aspects:

  • INFORM AND PROMOTE AWARENESS, looking for ways to better educate and motivate the school community to become personally committed to sustainable activities. We created an Eco-Group with volunteer students, who were trained to lead talks, debates and exhibitions on different topics of interest. Through these actions, the rest of the student body has been developing the knowledge, values and worldview necessary to acquire more sustainable living habits.
  • ADDRESS CONSUMPTIONISM AND REDUCE WASTE, to achieve more and better with less. We have involved students from all grades, who have developed projects to recycle clothes, school supplies, plastics and other waste, improving resource efficiency and promoting sustainable lifestyles.
  • MAKE THE COLLEGE NATURE-FRIENDLY and foster a sense of environmental responsibility in students. In this sense a group of high school students, from an investigation of the waste generated, realised that the coffee capsules of the teachers and the cafeteria were not being recycled and initiated a project for recycling. Since then, they separate the aluminium from the coffee and use it to fertilize our school garden. Circular economy. This project has been presented at the last EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP STUDENT LEADERSHIP MEETING (YLE) IN MILAN in which our students have participated.

“It is really nice to see how our students are increasingly aware that their voice has value, that their ideas are heard, that they are part of a reality and of a change. They have been involved from the beginning; they pass the baton from year to year. Our students are the true protagonists and this fills me with pride as coordinator of the Eco school at Agora Lledó”. Sarah Barahona

What is next?

We already have our next project and we are in the process of brainstorming ideas. We are going to focus on energy and its responsible use. For this we have developed this plan:

  • E20 Project at Agora Lledó
  • Collection of proposals (Eco-schools representatives will collect ideas in groups) and propose their ideas.
  • Organize an eco-audit to know the situation of this issue in our centre. On the part of secondary and high school students.
  • With the eco-audit already done, create an action plan.
  • Organize awareness talks by eco-schools members in kindergarten, primary and secondary classrooms.

What is Eco-schools?

Eco-schools is the ADEAC program that promotes respect for the environment and sustainability in schools with the greatest global reach. It is born in the classroom and extends to the community, through the involvement of the next generations in action-based learning. With an international network that brings together 59,000 schools in 68 countries around the world, Agora Lledó International joined this program 3 years ago, within the Globeducate Agenda, an international group of schools that also includes other events with global projection that inspire students to transform the world, such as the Youth Leadership Encounter, the WWF Contest, the Ecology Week or WWF’s Wear it Wild.

The greatest achievement of the program is possibly that it produces, over time, generations of people who are aware of environmental care and sustainability. The achievement of the first green flag for Agora Lledó International is just one more step on the road ahead, as each school must follow a seven-step process of change that empowers its young people to lead processes and actions wherever possible.

“After 3 years of work by the entire educational community, we have managed to meet the objectives we had set ourselves by making our students the main protagonists of this much-needed change. Aligned with the values of the International Baccalaureate we seek to achieve not only a better world but a more sustainable world. I always say that many grains make a big barn or many bricks make a big wall…. without a doubt, this recognition is our particular contribution to a great wall of hope ” Luis Madrid – Headmaster of the Agora Lledó International School

About Globeducate

Globeducate is one of the five most important school groups in the world, with more than 55 schools in Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Andorra, India, Portugal, Canada and Malaysia, more than 40 years of experience and a community of more than 2,500 teachers and 28,000 students. In Spain, the group has more than ten private schools in Barcelona, Madrid, Mallorca, Castellón, Valencia, Bilbao, La Coruña, Vigo and Granada.

Our mission is to prepare each of our students to become global citizens who can change the world.

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