Hi friends, students of 4th ESO Joan Segura i Valls were in Totnes last Monday 25th June 2012. We started in the morning with some transition activities with Hall Gillmore in one of the Totnes gardens.
On the 3rd June the first meeting was planned to be done in the area of La Capelleta, but the bad weather took us to the sports centre. About 60 people shared a nice breakfast, proposals and ideas. It is worth highlighting the good atmosphere and collaboration shown by most participants. Some working groups were formed and they will start thinking of transition activities to take ahead. The groups are: Communication, energy, education, mobility and town planning, young people in transition, economy, health and natural growth, agriculture and food, art and culture.
About 42 people participate in these groups and the students of our school are
the young people in transition.
Last 1st May, one of the founders of TT published a post on his personal blog about Santa Coloma en transició. He mentioned the lipdub he found in youtube, the skype with our high school and our transitioning project.
And more in the May Round-up of What's happening out in the world of transition: "Also in Spain, the students at High School Joan Segura i Valls in Santa Coloma de Queralt (in Catalonia, Spain) completed their project on Transition, and submitted their final report "
...we are presenting the project to the Catalan government with the possibility of getting a scholarship to travel to England. In the south west of the British Isle we are going to continue our reserach about Transition Towns in situ, in real transition towns like Plymouth, Exeter and Totnes. This blog will be updated with new transitioning activities.
The students of 4th ESO are collaborating with the presentation. The students responsible of the Projecte de Recerca TT are explaining their conclusions in their piece of work and show trhe video they created about Santa Coloma and its possible transition. The class is also presenting a moviemaker with a summary of the activities they have done in the project related to transitioning.
The project of these students have been the clue to start the initiative in Santa Coloma.
Arrving at school and ready for sharing the transition tales with the students in Cor de Roure. Some of them remember their old school.
As Cor the Roure primary school is a Escola verda, we organized some workshops of Transition Tales and the exhibition Little steps to the transition with students of 5th and 6th. It was great fun for both old and young students.For more information see the Activities section 5
The decrease of the material resources availability and fossil energy in the world is a fact. One day oil is going to be scarced, also natural gas, some other fossil fuels, raw material and other natural resources. And all because we are consuming them at a higher velocity and the Earth hasn’t got infinite resources.
In front of that dilemma of what to do thinking in the future of the next generations, there are several options: one of them is the transition towns project. It’s a citizen initiative which is based on people’s participation and directed by people,too; its objective is to rationalize the energetic consumption and also the resources consumption reducing the impact on the planet, improving the current and the future generations wellness. It is to achieve a stronger community that doesn’t depend of external factors to satisfy their own needs, more participative and more enriching.
A group of persons talk about it and get information. They start doing little things, like reducing light consumption in houses, using public transport,... And they exchange skills: I fix your bike, you help me with the garden, I teach you maths, you help me to talk in English, I teach you how to make marmalade,... And so they share knowledge and experiences.
And some routines start to change: consuming more local products, using renewable energy sources,... This way, the process grows slowly, like plants. More people get involved. Every time we can live better in the town consuming less resource, causing less impacts, being less vulnerable to the external facts (resilience increases), acting together with a community behaviour, and everyone feels participatory, motivated and more enriched as a person.
On the 12th January at 15:30 GPM 2012, Mònica Cortés, Laia Casellas and Nuria Castillo, the group of Transition Towns research work, had a skype arrangement with Rob Hopkins, the promotor of Transition Towns, who answered their questions very kindly. Some students of 4th of ESO attended the talk. It was very interesting. For more information see the Activities section 4
The Parc de Nadal" was organized from the 27th to the 29th December. Some volunteer associations participate with different workshops and the students of 4th ESO every year help little children with activities and sell pop corn and drinks. This year they hang the poster of Time Banking to make difussion among the people of the village asking them to participate.