Villajoyosa school gets closer to nature on the Costa Blanca

BACK TO NATURE: Staff and pupils learn the ins and outs of Amadorio Reservoir in Villajoyosa. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento Villajoyosa

TEACHERS and 40 pupils in Villajoyosa swapped the classroom for the great outdoors to get closer to nature this week.

Staff and young students from CEIP Gasparot spent the day at Amadorio Reservoir as part of an extracurricular activity organised in conjunction the council’s Department of Environment.

During a guided tour, one of the reservoir technicians explained how the facility was constructed, described the water needs of the community, and talked about the flora, fauna and geology of the environment.

The environmental project began in the ‘nature classroom’ using informative panels. Environment Councillor, José Carlos Gil, said: “It was intended to give the students an understanding of the topics studied in class. This environmental day outside the classroom is a great way to get to know our surroundings in a pleasant and practical way.”The excursion is offered to all educational centres in the municipality. To arrange visits, contact the Department of Environment on 966 508 283.

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