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Environmental issues in education

We are a Sciences and Technology class which became involved in a joint project with Ireland concerning environmental waste problems through an educational programme organised by the FEE (Federation pour l'Education en Europe). In order to inform ourselves about the selective sorting of waste, we visited the waste sorting and composting centres ATHANOR and MURIANETTE and then wrote a press article called "Do you believe in reincarnation ?"

Our knowledge on the recycling of waste was made readily available within our school on Environmental Awareness Day. All the pupils (1430 students) were informed about how the treatment of waste takes place in Grenoble, France. The METRO, an environmental organisation in Grenoble, provided us with materials such as: CDROM's, videos, examples of wastes, leaflets and a camcorder. In addition to this, the radio and TV were there to see and support our work.

Our work on the environment was also recognised by the YRE (Young Reporters for the Environment) mission which chose a student from our class to go to Ireland to investigate the treatment of waste around Dublin. Our investigations this year have been very interesting. We are up-to-date on the selective sorting and treatment of waste and are proud to have transmitted our knowledge to our generation and to that of tomorrow.

CARRIED OUT BY:
Les Eaux Claires, Grade - Terminal Sciences and Technology
Grenoble, France

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER / SUPERVISOR:
Mme Christine GABAUDAN

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL / GROUP DIRECTOR:
Odile EYNARD


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