The Serra de Tramuntana Consortium reinforces its commitment to the “Service Learning in the Serra de Tramuntana” program

Apr 18, 2024 | Current affairs, Featured, Interview, Portada, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The educational program, offered in collaboration with the Permanent Teacher Training Service, is being extended to adult and vocational training centres.

The Serra de Tramuntana Consortium and the Directorate General for Teaching Staff and Concerted Centres of the Balearic Islands Ministry of Education have agreed to reissue the “Service Learning in the Serra de Tramuntana” programme.

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This is an active, participatory methodology that generates learning based on the environment itself and aims to bring children closer to the historical and cultural heritage of the Serra de Tramuntana, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The program is developed through community service actions, which help students to develop social and citizenship skills.

The programme, which is offered through the teacher training centres, is aimed at all public and state-subsidised schools in Mallorca that offer primary and secondary education, and for the first time, adult education centres and vocational training are included.

The Serra de Tramuntana Island Director, Antoni Solivellas, and the Director General of Teaching Staff and Concerted Centers, Ismael Alonso, met at the Regional Ministry of Education to renew the collaboration for the upcoming school year. For Solivellas, “this program is an opportunity to discover the Serra de Tramuntana as an area full of resources and values, which reinforces the sense of belonging among the youngest children and shapes them as active and responsible citizens with their environment.

Among the Consortium’s commitments to ensure the smooth running of the program are the cost of transportation and lodging at a Consell de Mallorca shelter for each centre, with a maximum of 40 students and 3 teachers per centre; as well as transportation for an outing to the Serra de Tramuntana de Raixa Center. In addition, for the first time, it will include an extra excursion for schools that do not request a stay in a refuge.

Before applying the “Service Learning in the Serra de Tramuntana” programme in their schools, the teaching staff attends several training sessions in order to develop this learning methodology correctly and to learn about the Serra de Tramuntana’s heritage values. One of the lectures in the new course will focus on the Serra de Tramuntana label, the hallmark of the products produced within the scope of the World Heritage designation.