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Activity 2

Activity for students in year one of compulsory secondary, "Green Europe in the Neighbourhoods".

390 students from year one of compulsory secondary from the Duc de Montblanc, La Serreta and L'Estatut schools participated in the Green Europe in the Neighbourhoods activity in May, an awareness raising initiative that used the fine and performing arts to communicate the goals of the European Green Deal to young people. For one week, the students created – under the coordination of the edRa Art and Design School – some 20 murals related to climate change, using recycled materials they had collected over the previous months.

The activity finished on 28 May in the amphitheatre at Castell Park, with a show featuring local dance schools, which symbolically represented the main climate challenges we are facing as a society. After opening with a joint choreography and live accompaniment from the Pere Burés Municipal Dance School, The Community Dance Centre performed Noizu, a choreography on noise pollution and the effects it has on our planet; Dinàmic Crescendo’s show Arrels (Roots), inspired by deforestation; and the Vuit Temps Dance and Theatre School, Petrolium, a dance about the contamination of the seas. The murals the young people created in previous days were the backdrop for the event.

The meeting was presided over by Rubí Mayor Ana María Martínez Martínez, and also attended by the councilman for City Promotion and Cultural Promotion and Invigoration, Moisés Rodríguez Cantón; the councilman for Children and Education, Víctor García Correas; the councilwoman for Youth, Annabel Cuesta Fabre; and the councilman for the Environment, Ecological Transition and Animal Welfare, Andrés Medrano Muñoz; as well as a representative from the European Commission office in Barcelona.

In her welcoming address, the mayor thanked everyone involved for their contribution to the Youth/Green ImPACT Project, especially the boys and girls involved: "When we committed to this project, we did it with hope and expectation, convinced that – if we really want a greener future – it is essential to open up this dialogue between the young and the administration. As we progress with the activities, your incredible response, your interest… fill us with conviction and reasons." Martínez also stressed the importance that art holds when placed at the service of such relevant initiatives, in this case fine arts and dance, such as this: "Art is a powerful tool of expression […] This is a vision that motivates us as a city and that we have tried to project in the last year via the COLOR initiative. We want art to explode into our lives, transforming and embellishing the physical spaces, while in turn helping us to improve our society."

Take a look at the summary in this video:

    

  Photo gallery of the activity

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