The Sagrada Familia de Urgel School, a subsidised centre located in the Madrid neighbourhood of Vallecas, started this Tuesday, and for the second consecutive year, the educational project linked to the world of the bicycle that it is developing with the collaboration of the Alberto Contador Foundation for its students in the second year of secondary school.
Paco Romero, responsible for Marketing and Media Relations, Félix García Casas, manager of the Foundation’s teams, Mario Sánchez, Social Responsibility technician at the AMP, and César Correa and Gonzalo Gómez, members of the AMP, came to the educational centre to present both the Foundation’s activities, with the En Bicis and Bicis para la Vida by SKODA projects at the front, and the fundamental role of the AMP in the second.
Through En Bici, within the framework of the didactic content related to the subject of Technology, the students will receive training on how the bicycle works, its suitability as a means of transport or its varied typology, as well as notions of mechanics and a practical session. The first will take place in the classroom, while the second will take place in the facilities of the Foundation and in the town of Pinto on 26, 27 and 28 November.
At the same time, the The Sagrada Familia de Urgel School is promoting a bicycle collection campaign which, after being developed by the students, will be donated to the Bicis para la Vida by ŠKODA project at the end of the 2019/20 school year. The presence of the AMP in this presentation, in which they also had the space to explain their work, allowed them to delve into the great importance of their collaboration in the development of the project and, at the same time, the personal development of their participants.
During this first day of presentation, the students also watched the documentary about the last trip of the project Bicis para la Vida by ŠKODA to the Moroccan High Atlas. The audiovisual chronicle prepared by Alicante’s Atila Madrona generated a great deal of attention among such a young audience, inspiring various questions in a question time opened later.
“This year we wanted to make a little more emphasis if possible on how much we have to value everything we have in our day to day. Things as immediate as the hot water, the light in our room, the fridge full… They are impossible in many of the villages we visit. Here we have a bicycle from well children and not a few of the boys who receive one in Morocco see it physically for the first time. It was very satisfying to see how young people were interested in the project. And very exciting, because they will be the protagonists of tomorrow,” concludes Romero.
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