Get to know the paths of the Sierra

Learn, sensitize, know and offer a service from the Serra de Tramuntana. Through an innovative methodology in the Balearic Islands, service-learning, the World Heritage Consortium of the Serra de Tramuntana collaborates with several schools of the Balearic Islands to exploit the social and asset value of the Serra de Tramuntana. The goal of this program is to create community learning and service processes among young people, which help to identify the real needs of the environment.

One of the centers that decided to be part of this new learning system is the Sacro Collegio di Sóller. Pere Rodríguez is one of the teachers who accompanied the students in this system that leaves the usual teaching inside the classrooms. "Considering a project on the Tramuntana mountains, a school like ours, located in Sóller, could not help but join this program," they say from the center.

The goal of the program is to create processes of learning and service of the community among young people

The teacher explains that the location of the school allows them to cross the road in a madman and get to the Sierra very soon. Rodríguez says that in recent years the subject of physical education has made one Teaching unit called NW (walking with reeds) with the aim of presenting to the students of the fifth and sixth of Primary the surroundings, in particular the ways that surround their school. By means of short trips or trips, with a maximum duration of one and a half hours, and always making a circular route, that is, not spending twice there, students learn the mountain routes closer to the center. "We can not lose the opportunity that offers us to be located so close to the Sierra, the involvement of teachers and students is very large."

Awareness and dissemination

the The main theme that the students have learned is "to know the paths of the Serra". From here, a working group was created to be able to convert what was a teaching unit of Physical Education into a new service and learning methodology, which establishes five main objectives: to know, interpret, sensitize, preserve and disseminate all the values ​​related to the Serra de Tramuntana (always based on the main theme).

The will is to know, interpret, sensitize, preserve and disseminate all the values ​​related to the Serra de Tramuntana

First of all, it meets several paths in the Sierra that are very close to the center. To realize this learning, Rodríguez explains that "we work on six different routes of the Serra so that the students can do it Increase orientation skills and learn about new routes that are very close to their school. "The second element that has been studied is Learn to interpret the landscape thanks to the knowledge and learning of different paths. "If students become familiar with the environment, it will be easier for them to learn to respect them and take care of them," says the Physical Education teacher.

Another goal is Awareness of the youngest of what surrounds them. Rodríguez states that it is one of the most important lessons of the activity. "We want to be aware of the importance it has to preserve, preserve and respect the heritage of our Greenhouse. When they learn to respect the environment around them, they learn to appreciate it. For this reason, it is essential to give students the importance of caring for and protecting the environment. "

And finally, the center wants to spread the work carried out of knowledge of routes, itineraries and routes in the Sierra. "The students were able to give a clearer idea of ​​the position of the roads thanks to the fact that we have created a technical file with the collected data, which explains the characteristics of the routes made, the assets, the toponymy and the photographs of itineraries.

Content sponsored by the World Heritage Consortium of the Serra de Tramuntana

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