Students of the 2nd year of Pégada’s EB School, in Guimarães, of the 4th year of Estreito da Calheta’s EB1/PE School, in Madeira, and of the 5th year of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo’s EB2 School, in Guarda, were the big winners, at their respective level, of the 2021/22 Missão Continente School’s Final Challenge.

 The winning schools were awarded a ‘Dá Card’ (Give Card), worth €1,000, for the purchase of school, sports or recreational-pedagogical material, at the end-of-year event that brought together over 220 students from 9 schools across the country. The event took place in Lisbon, featuring the presence of the program’s ambassadors Jéssica Silva, Filipa Gomes and Francisco Garcia.

For the final assignement of the 2021/22 Missão Continente School program, the classes were challenged to solve a problem identified in their proximity environment (class, school, wider community or even at home), based on one of Missão Continente School’s three main theme pillars - healthy eating, conscious consumption and active lifestyle.

The finalist schools presented their final projects to the jury members – Rita Barrocas, from Missão Continente; Helena Gil from the General Directorate of Education; Joana Baleia, from CEIDSS (Centre for Studies and Research in Social Dynamics and Health); Rui Mascarenhas, from the Portuguese Football Federation; Nathalie Ballan, from ‘Sair da Casca’; and André Mateus, from MOSSA – and spent the day between games and activities related to healthy eating, recycling and active lifestyles. ‘Leopoldina’ from Missão Continente and ‘SuperQuinas’ from the Portuguese Football Federation were also present.

Pégada’s EB School’s class developed the “Açúcar? Não obrigado” (“Sugar? No thanks”) project with the aim of reducing the sugar content in students’ meals, especially at breakfast. In the same tier (1st and 2nd), the Francelos’ EB School, in Vila Nova de Gaia, and the José Carlos da Maia’s EB School, in Olhão, were the schools that came in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

The Estreito da Calheta’s EB1/PE School’s students carried out the “A caminho de uma vida ativa” (“On the way to an active life”) multidisciplinary project (which involved 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders) which featured awareness-raising actions among students, but also the educational community. In this tier (3rd and 4th years), the ‘Real Colégio de Portugal’, from Lisbon, and the Castro Matoso EB School, from Aveiro, were the schools that came in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

Regarding the “Mais olhos que barriga!” (“Biting off more than you can chew”) project, from Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo’s EB2 School, several activities were developed with the goal of reducing by 10% the number of students who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) above normal for their age and increase by 10% the number of students who bring healthy snacks, in the 3rd to 6th grade classes. General Serpa Pinto’s EB School, from Cinfães, and Prado’s EB School, from Vila Verde, came in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, in this tier (5th and 6th years).

This Missão Continente School program’s 6th edition, which had already covered the 1st Basic Education Cycle (CEB) since 2016, was extended to Pre-School and 2nd Basic Education Cycle (CEB). From the 1st CEB, a total of 557 schools (57,232 students) have registered, 28% more compared to last year, Pre-school was represented by 109 schools (4,365 students), and from the 2nd CEB, 56 schools participated (9,107 students). In total, more than 70,000 students from 655 schools from all districts of the country participated in the program this school year.

Continente’s Educational Program aims to impact students, teachers, parents and the entire school community, raising awareness among young people on healthy eating and lifestyles and educating them on conscious and sustainable consumption. Throughout the school year, it provides content, educational activities, challenges (with associated prizes), educational and play materials and field visits.

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