Actions in schools

New Guinea organizes educational activities for primary and secondary school students to raise awareness on important ecological issues and familiarize them with the idea of self-management in various aspects of everyday life such as health, food, energy production and utility items. The aim is through practical and theoretical workshops for children to come in contact with alternative ways of approaching basic daily needs and to acquire the appropriate skills so that they can be actively involved in the production process to meet these needs, using environmentally friendly means and practices.

The educational activities include the following:

Health theme: Students will have the opportunity to get in touch with alternative ways of approaching health and illness and become familiar with the idea of self-management by acquiring basic knowledge that will allow them to actively engage themselves in the process of producing simple homemade herbal remedies for common ailments (e.g. colds, headaches, skin problems). Through interactive workshops they will learn about natural methods of treatment and prevention such as herbal therapy, reflexology and yoga, and will be taught simple exercises and practices that they will be able to incorporate into their daily lives.

The theme of food: Through experiential workshops, students will have the opportunity to get in touch with simple causal farming practices such as organic farming, composting and intercropping, but also to acquire basic knowledge about growing vegetables and to get actively involved in the process of producing their own food by building a small urban vegetable garden at school. Also through interactive educational activities they can acquire basic knowledge about food processing and preservation (e.g. bread making, spoon sweets, etc.)

Thematic energy: Students will have the opportunity to get in touch with renewable energy sources and learn about their use and applications in small home systems. Through practical interactive workshops they will be able to get familiar with the use of simple tools and participate in the construction of a small wind turbine or a photovoltaic panel.

The theme of producing utilitarian objects: students will attend practical workshops that will aim to stimulate their creativity and imagination through simple knitting and sewing techniques that will enable them to produce utilitarian objects such as scarves, caps or bags.

In this context, we are looking for contacts with teachers and professors either for the organization and implementation of activities in schools or for the planning of educational visits and experiential workshops in New Guinea.

For more and detailed information about the curriculum and structure of New Guinea’s educational activities, please contact us.

Indicative actions in schools