The government of the Balearic Islands launches the 17th “Consumopolis” school competition

The government of the Balearic Islands is launching its 17th “Consumopolis” school competition. image: CAIB

The government of the Balearic Islands launches its 17th “Consumopolis” school competition

This Friday, December 10, the government of the Balearic Islands presented the 17th edition of its annual “Consumopolis” competition. The objective of this event is to offer the educational community of the islands a tool that contributes to the overall development of consumers. It also helps promote circular and responsible consumption.

As explained in a press release from Balearic Executive, educational centers in the Balearic Islands will have until March 7, 2022 to register for the competition. The presentation was made by Patricia Gomez, Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs, and Marti March, Minister of Education and Vocational Training.

Representatives of the three previous winning teams were present. These included Xisca Amer, on behalf of CEIP Punta de n’Amer de sa Coma, with Maria Pol from IES Maria Angels Cardona de Ciutdadella, and Oriol Baradad, from IES Inca. All three explained what it meant for their pupils to participate in “Consumopolis” before.

Felix Alonso, Director General of Consumer Affairs and Social Protection, said: “We are very proud of the participation in the previous edition of ‘Consumopolis’, where a participation record was broken, with 265 teams and 1325 students. We thank the educational community for believing in this school competition ”.

This 17th edition of the competition is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare, under the slogan “Like circular and responsible consumption”.

“It’s a competition that has the ability to help students think for themselves, and change things with small gestures,” explained the Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs.

The competition is aimed specifically at pupils of the 5th and 6th years of primary school, of the 1st and 2nd years of secondary school, of the 3rd and 4th years of ESO and of basic vocational training. Each team is made up of five participants from the same grade level and a teacher, who acts as the responsible coordinator.

Teachers can register teams on the “Consumopolis” web portal, which is also a tool for keeping abreast of responsible consumption, and offers more than 60 updated educational sheets.

The first part of the competition consists of a visit to the virtual city of “Consumopolis”, which the five team members must complete by solving ten educational and recreational tests.

In the second part, the members have to carry out a common task, consisting of an interactive poster – entirely produced by the students – on the circular economy in the school, family and social environment.

As the government specifies, “The objective of the interactive poster will be to convince their school, family and social environment of the need to contribute to consumption and the circular economy, by making known good practices in this area” .

Regional recognitions for participants who complete the activity of the three levels established by the competition will consist of a recognition tablet and diploma for the five winning candidates and the coordinating teacher, with a maximum of one tablet per teacher. The rest of the competitors and teachers will receive an ecological bag with various gifts.

Centers registering a minimum of six groups, with at least 50 percent completing the entire competition, will receive 17 Chromebooks. The national competition prizes for the three participation levels will consist of a laptop or tablet for each of the five winning candidates and their coordinating teacher, as well as an official diploma from the winner.

In addition, the educational centers of the winning teams will receive a cash prize of € 2,000, as well as a diploma, as reported diariodemallorca.es.

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