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How sustainable is my school

This Erasmsus + project prepares and empowers students into developing knowledge, skills and critical thinking about environmental issues through hands-on locally-taken actions.

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We agreed to work together on waste management and biodiversity thanks to this project entitled “How sustainable is my school?“. We decided to join our efforts to create ecosystems and to reduce the problem of food, paper and energy waste in our schools through hands-on activities made by students.

On the whole,
Year-1 learning activities will permit each partner school to get to know one another, to initiate a local audit about waste streams, to implement common hands-on activities about waste prevention with the help of stakeholders during the whole school year and during the student exchange meeting, to participate all together to the European Sustainable Development Week in May 2018.
Year-2 learning activities will be dedicated to the implementation of environmental-related actions. Year-2 will also allow the follow-up of Year-1 audit data collection about food, water and paper consumption in order to compare each school’s waste management improvements in terms of cost-saving, energy-efficient, waste-preventive objectives. During the student exchange meeting, participants will for example collaborate in workshops and to the European campaign, “Let’s clean up Europe!”
Year-3 will be dedicated to the installation of cost-saving equipment during the whole school year.

We plan to put into practice a collaborative approach thanks to each participating school’s ideas and propositions concerning the types of activities to carry out, workshops to set up, visits to organise, objects to create.
The organisational success of this project will lie in the implication of direct participants (i.e. students, teachers, project referents, school staff) and indirect stakeholders (i.e., parents, organisations, associations, town hall councillors, county councillors, educational authorities).
This international project relies on every participating school’s efforts and commitment to implement the planned learning activities at its own rhythm over the lifetime of the project. However flexible the collaborative framework we set, each school’s activity implementation must meet the annual deadlines we agreed for the learning activities.

  • introductory documents,
  • annual collections of data (the quantity of paper ordered by the school bursar, the readings of the water meter and of the electricity meter to measure consumption)
  • annual statistical comparisons based on the exchange between European partners of data collected,
  • common hands-on activities about waste prevention with the help of stakeholders during the whole school year and during the student exchange meeting,
  • questionnaires to fill in about Waste, The Canteen.
    audit our natural school environment in order later on to plant trees, to create bird feeders, flowery fallows, an organic garden, a composter,
  • fill in questionnaires about Biodiversity,
  • continue the collection of data, based on electricity, water and food consumption.
  • set up water collectors, aerators on water taps, low-energy light bulbs with the help of stakeholders,
  • participate to the European Week for Waste

The origins of our school date back to the 19th century. The official birth of Pesaro’s Technical High School is November 6, 1860. That day the special commissioner of King Vittorio Emanuele II, Lorenzo Valerio, who was in charge of the Marche region from September 1860 to January 1861, issued an Education Decree which provided for the establishment of three Technical High School, one of which was to be located in Pesaro.

In 1885, the Ministry added to the “Bramante” the business and accounting section, to meet the numerous requests of young people eager to start the accounting profession. The school reached the structure that would maintain for over one hundred years, articulated in two sections: accounting and surveyors.

Because of the large number of students, in the school year 1975/1976 the surveyors section was separated from the accounting one in order to make two separate institutions. The Surveyors High School was named after Girolamo Genga, a famous painter from Urbino.

Since September 1 2015, because of the small number of enrolled students the Accounting High School and the Surveyors High School were reunited in the ITET Bramante (Accounting and surveyours technical school) which is Pesaro’s largest and oldest Technical school with about 950 students enrolled, 42 classes and about 130 people between teachers and administrative staff.

The technical school lasts five years and is divided into an initial two years followed by three specialising years after which students take the State Examination and achieve the Technical Education Certificate. The workshop becomes central in the learning process, as well as the school-work alternance which provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge.

These are the areas of training currently covered:

Accounting section

  • ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND MARKETING (initial two years and three specialising years);
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS FOR MARKETING (articulation of the three-year period);
  • BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS (articulation of the three years).

Surveyors section

  • CONSTRUCTION, ENVIRONMENT AND TERRITORY (two years and three years);
  • WOOD BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES (the three-year option);
  • GEOTECHNICAL (articulation of the three years) – not yet activated for lack of enrollers;

The technical school lasts five years and is divided into an initial two years followed by three specialising years (the latter divided into a second two-year period, and in the fifth year), after which students take the State Examination and achieve the Education Certificate Technique. The laboratory becomes central in the learning process, as well as the combined school routes – work to learn in applied contexts.

The ITET Bramante Genga students come from Pesaro and its hinterland.

Pesaro is an Italian town of 94,512 inhabitants, together with Urbino capital city of the Pesaro Urbino province in the Marche region. It is the 2nd most populated town in the region, after Ancona and the 51st nationally.

Overlooking the sea and crossed by the river Foglia, Pesaro is a seaside resort and industrial center located between two coastal hills: San Bartolo and Ardizio; its historic center is rich in monuments, especially from the Renaissance period. The city has an urban area that extends beyond the municipal boundaries and encompasses several other municipalities such as Montelabbate, Vallefoglia and Mombaroccio.

Pesaro is known by the nickname Bicycle City because of the extensive network of cycle paths which extend in its territory (making it the first city in Italy for use of bike transportation together with Bolzano); and by that of City of Music, because of the strong connection with the composer Rossini (who was born here in 1792) and his music.

In 2017 Pesaro also was also named European City of Sport and is now an official candidate for Italy to become “UNESCO Creative City”.

Important annual Italian and international cultural events are held in Pesaro, such as the Rossini Opera Festival and the International Festival of New Cinema.

Pesaro is very well known at national and international level for its furniture industry. The products range from components to finished and semi-finished furniture of all kinds (kitchens, beds, sofas, bathrooms, etc.). In Pesaro industrial landscape a big role is also played by the mechanical industry (machines for woodworking, glass, tools, weapons, household, etc ..), the textile and clothing manufacturing, the building sector, the agro-food industry, the plastics processing industry. Important realities in the IT and tourism branches are also present.

The school is well-rooted in the territory, in the sense that it works with small and medium enterprises and public bodies to carry out projects and work placements and training. The third-year students are involved in projects practice firms. The school collaborates with local institutions for student exchange programs and projects in the area also related to the environment. The courses related to construction are cutting edge and studying the environmental impact of buildings and the use of alternative building materials such as wood. They study the issues related to recycling and the creation of new materials to be used in construction.

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