Educational program



 

Aimed at students enrolled in compulsory primary and secondary education, the Barcelona World Race Educational Programme revolves around following a round-the-world sailing tour, drawing young people to this sports event and allowing them to work on the sea from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

 Its objectives are:

 • To disseminate knowledge and values related to ocean navigation

 

 • To promote the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in the learning process of students.

 • To promote a respectful attitude towards the environment in which it takes place: the sea.

 • To promote the sport of sailing.

 The contents are grouped into the following subject areas:

 Planet Ocean:

 Allows to gain an understanding of the environment in which the regatta takes place, with a focus on sailing.

 The human being:

 Familiarises us with the relationship humankind has had with the sea through history. Also delves into the experiences of our skippers during the regatta.

 Sailing:

 Introduces its basic concepts and provides information on the technology and tools used in navigation.

The 2010-2011 Educational Programme signified a major quantitative leap in terms of the number of centres which have integrated this programme into their class schedule (from 8 schools for the 2007-2008 edition to 132 for the 2010-2011 edition); as a result, and for this edition, the number of students who followed the Race increased by 13,842. Many of the students were also given the opportunity to experience participation through a videoconference held with skippers during the holding of the Barcelona World Race (a total of 1641) and to partake in the Living Planet-Living Ocean competition (6,356 students). 

The Barcelona Foundation for Ocean Sailing (FNOB) is currently promoting a programme which features lectures on the subject of the Barcelona World Race, given by skippers who have partaken in the round-the-world sailing tour, the objective being to raise awareness of the Educational Programme and the Regatta itself among students and teachers alike. To date (June 2011 to March 2012) a total of 34 educational centres have been involved, meaning an impact on about 2,200 students. An important finding is that 60% of these schools had not participated in the Educational Programme of the 2010-2011 edition of the Barcelona World Race.

In parallel, during 2012 and coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, a competition for schoolchildren was launched (‘Throw your message at the world') to promote reflection on energy consumption and raise awareness of the need to produce sustainable energy. 

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