First grade students from SEK Santa Isabel International School attend Esta es una plaza, a self-managed urban garden, to carry out activities related to their units of inquiry. In the unit, My Community in which students explored: different systems and people that exist in our neighborhood community and the need for collaborative work in the community. Students collaborated with Esta es una plaza by collecting coats and school supplies for families in the neighborhood.

Our fifth and sixth grade students organized a Solidarity Market, where they sold: accessories that were made in their MakerSpace classes, school uniforms, donated toys and books. With the money raised at the Solidarity Market and with the money from the bake sale of hot chocolate and  cake from Catergest, our school´s catering service; €1,485 has been contributed to different associations in the school neighborhood. The money has been allocated to the purchase of diapers, powdered milk, food and basic necessities.

Students reflected on what a community is, and the importance of contributing and collaborating with the neighborhood community around us.

In addition, during the Christmas campaign, the students of  Early Years 3 decorated pencil cases that to be sold at the Solidary Market. Their goal was to raise money to collaborate with  Juegaterapía, a non-profit organization that helps children with cancer, and carries out different initiatives so that the lives of these boys and girls are as normal as possible within hospitals.

On the other hand, the food collected during the Christmas Campaign, as well as part of the money raised in the market, was donated to the Santo Cristo del Olivar Parish, a church SEK Santa Isabel School has been collaborating for years during these very important dates. With these initiatives we seek to make our students aware of the real needs of their closest environment from an early age and take action by getting involved in helping our community.






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