“Feira Consciência” enabled initiatives focused on social sciences, the environment, health and well-being
More than 850 Elementary School students, from Escola Estadual (EE) Getúlio Vargas, south zone, participated, this Friday (17), in the first edition of the “Feira Consciência”, which brought together pedagogical work developed by students throughout the year school. With exhibitions of works linked to the Science at School Program (PCE), the themes ranged from the appreciation of indigenous culture, production of materials adapted for the Resource Room, paintings of artistic paintings, to the “FitSchool” platform.
Located in the São Francisco neighborhood, south of Manaus, EE Getúlio Vargas serves 14 classes, from the 1st to the 9th year of elementary school, and seeks to encourage scientific initiation for students. And it was in this way that professor Marta de Oliveira decided to relate, within the classroom, issues relating to the education of the Brazilian people, included in the National Common Curricular Base (BNCC), with her research project. With this, the initiative approved by the PCE, known as “Indigenous Culture: valuing our origin and strengthening our identity”, was born.
“When I presented the topic to them (5th year students), everyone was excited. They kept asking if they had any indigenous, African or other descendants we studied. After talking about our original peoples, we began to develop more specific activities, addressing culture, clothing, utensils, rituals. They were really touched. There was awareness during this process,”
highlighted the teacher.
Still focused on students in Elementary School I (1st to 5th year), another initiative of the school, also linked to the PCE, is the school garden, developed by professor Gilmar Prata and his students. After the construction of an automated irrigation system, students grow crops, which are also used in the teaching unit’s school meals. Among the vegetables sown by the group are cabbage, chives, okra, lettuce, among other items.
“We saw the need to bring information about healthy eating to students, and the project was born from that. So, we created the vegetable garden. We also work to ensure that these students take their knowledge home, enriching the diet in their homes,”
highlighted the teacher.
Health and wellness
With the aim of promoting the physical health of students at EE Getúlio Vargas, another project exhibited at the Consciência Fair was “FitsSchool”, a technology for monitoring well-being and sports performance, developed by students Ândria Silva, Fernanda Alencar and Sofia Figueiredo , from the 9th of Elementary School. The project, supervised by Physical Education professor Thiago Souza, was awarded 3rd place at the II Fair of Science, Technology and Innovation in Physical Activity and Health, which took place last October, in Garopaba (SC).
“In the future, with the results we obtained from the evaluation of more than 1 thousand students, since the beginning of the project, the objective is to develop a Physical Education bulletin, so that teachers, parents or guardians can use the data we collected” ,
The experience at the Brazilian Congress of Physical Activity and Health (CBAFS) is the result of physical assessments developed by the students, as explained by student Sofia Figueiredo, 14 years old.
“We have classifications that define whether there is a risk to the health of our colleagues, athletic performance tests, with throwing, jumping, agility. We also apply body size tests, with information about the height, wingspan and weight of our colleagues. With this data, we were able to create a diagnosis, thinking about our quality of life”,
Other activities were exhibited at the 1st Consciousness Fair, such as the “Syllabic Spinning Top”, as well as the students’ artistic paintings. The activities enable the inclusion of students with disabilities, through the unit’s Resource Room, and also the students’ personal expression, with individual paintings, based on free themes.
*With information from consultancy
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