This programme aims to encourage the commitment and participation of young people, based on their experiences and concerns, in order to transform themselves and their environment. Sholas Citizenship is a program of the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation promoted by Pope Francis I and in which participate any secondary schools with students of 4th year ESO.
Scholas Citizenship encourages youths to live values such as responsibility, diversity, good listening, dialogue, teamwork, with the intention of promoting the culture of encounter between students from different contexts; promoting participation and citizen commitment to the common good; encouraging social, cultural and religious pluralism involving young people in its social construction. This meeting aims to involve young people so that they will actively participate in research and the presentation of proposals and solutions to the problems they have decided to deal with (this year, Social pressure). In order to do this, they first select the problems to be dealt with and then, during a week of immersion, they will work, deepen and investigate the issues. They will work as a team, elaborate hypotheses, see the state of the situation, elaborate a diagnosis and develop a proposal that will help to improve our society. The young participants will then present these proposals of improvement to the district authorities.
Our students will discover that they are active subjects with their own voice and autonomous thinking that are capable of interacting, dialoguing and debating with other young people about their ideas and beliefs in order to transform their immediate surroundings and those of their neighbours. Playing, sport, art and technology accompanied by monitors will help them to do everything possible for the transformation they are looking for.
Videos showing students’ experiences:
CERVANTES PROJECT 2015-2016
SAN JAUME APÒSTOL SCHOOL
On the occasion of the 4th Centenary of the publication of the second part of Don Quijote and the death of Cervantes, the teachers of the Languages Department celebrated this event with a great project with the collaboration of the rest of the departments and the entire educational community. Many activities were carried out and can be seen in the blog that summarizes this project.
Take a look at CERVANTES PROJECT BLOG and you will be able to play, read and discover Cervantes and its time. In short, enjoy yourself as we did doing this project.