Red Eléctrica schedules informative workshops on efficient lighting in five municipalities of Castilla y León

This initiative, encompassed within the International Year of Light, began today in Herrera de Pisuerga and will also be held in the cities of Burgos, Ponferrada, Tordesillas and Ávila.

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Today a series of educational activities on efficient lighting were started in Herrera de Pisuerga as an initiative associated to the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Light by the UN. Said initiative includes a cycle of activities designed for students in 5th and 6th grades of primary school and 1st and 2nd years of Compulsory Secondary Education in the region of Castilla y León.

These activities are carried out under the agreement signed between the Regional Authority for Energy (EREN) and Red Eléctrica de España (REE) and are completely free of charge for participating schools. After Herrera de Pisuerga, the cycle of workshops and talks will continue touring schools of Burgos, Ponferrada, Tordesillas and Ávila until 12 November, in order to raise awareness among young people about the importance of the proper use of energy in general and in particular the use of electricity.

The workshops content is addressed using a simple, dynamic and engaging approach, and are adapted to the age of the students. In accordance with the objectives set out by the UN, they including an introduction to light as well as its characteristics and generation; an analysis of its economic and social importance; the evolution of lighting systems, and the need for its rational use through the adoption of good habits and efficient consumption.

The programme uses various methodologies and resources, among which there are communicative and participatory talk sessions that use video, internet connections and the presentation of experiments, and also a guided research activity that seeks to encourage self-discovery through a series of graphic elements that are installed in the school.

In addition, different dynamics and games are used which allow students to take in the learning experience and, at the end of cycle, a competition for the design of a dissemination campaign is held among the participants.