Inauguration of the Aula del Mar
On November 3rd the Aula del Mar was inaugurated, a project that goes beyond a mere academic experience with the aim of making our students aware of the importance of preserving our seas and oceans. The programme includes a series of workshops, lectures, talks, excursions and activities that students will experience throughout their academic life with the aim of finishing their school studies with a knowledge of the marine environment and therefore with a commitment to its preservation.
The AULA DEL MAR is a unique project in the Balearic Islands and a pioneer in Spain which fits in perfectly with the commitments which Agora International School and Globeducate maintain in their educational project, such as STEAM, Shaping World, and the IB.
The Aula del Mar has been designed in collaboration with the Vellmarí association and thanks to the support of organisations such as the Palma Aquarium Foundation, IMEDEA and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography.
As they have pointed out, the main objective of the creation of this project is to raise awareness of our marine world from an early age, since knowledge is appreciation, and appreciation can generate passion and therefore awareness and preservation.
Our mission as members of Globeducate is to prepare every student to be a global citizen who can shape the world. A practical and tangible example of this is the pledges made by #Globeducate students on the changes they will make to ensure a positive impact on the future of our planet which are on display right now in the centre of the COP26 Blue Zone in Glasgow. The pledge leaves will become part of the WWF UK Pledge Tree.
The classroom was inaugurated by Aurora Ribot, Second Vice-President and Councillor for Sustainability of the Consell de Mallorca, Rafel Sedano, Councillor for the Environment of Calvia Town Council, Carolina Rodríguez, CEO of Globeducate for Spain and Andorra, Manu San Felix, explorer of National Geographic and Vicenç Gandol, General Director of Globeducate Spain and Andorra and by Rafael Barea, Headmaster of Agora Portals International School.