CASTELLÓN. The Castelló City Council, through the Department of Social Welfare, Dependence and Childhood, has called the school competition Daring technology to celebrate World Science and Technology Day that will take place on April 10. The contest is intended for all 5th and 6th grade courses in the city’s educational centers in order, through activities, to promote and develop key competences in science and in the personal development of children and adolescents. This is an initiative carried out in collaboration with the BpSTEM Castellón program team, thus giving continuity to the work started in November of last year during the week to commemorate the declaration of children’s rights.
The councilor for Social Welfare, Dependency and Childhood, Maria Carmen Ribera, has highlighted that this school competition seeks to bring children and adolescents closer to new creative opportunities that promote their access to training in science and technology, especially for women. “We call this contest whose objectives are framed in the Municipal Plan for Children and Adolescents to highlight the importance that the development of science and technology has in our society and to motivate and promote the access of women to technical careers, demystifying stereotypes and inspiring to channel the talent of the students “, indicated Ribera.
The contest Daring technology It is organized together with the STEM Program of Bp Castelló. A program with which, thanks to a group of volunteers who have collaborated for years with educational centers in Castelló and its surroundings, students are informed that choosing technical studies is an option and demystifying the stereotypes associated with technical studies, while at the same time students are motivated towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) professions.
The online contest will take place the week of April 19 and pursues the following objectives: awaken curiosity about science and technology, show female references to transmit the values of inclusion and gender equality in activities strongly influenced by social stereotypes, promote creativity and the ability to solve problems as vehicles of innovation, work on the concept of circular economy and show the importance of science and technology for the progress of society and the well-being of citizens.
Registered students will be able to participate individually, but in coordination with their classmates, in the realization of a construction with different materials (cardboard, plasticine, cork, branches and any material that is reused). The STEM Program will help you in the preparation of the activity, whose registration ends this Monday, March 29 and can be done through the electronic headquarters. The contest rules can be consulted by clicking on the following link.
The deadline for submitting the works will be from April 19 to 23, 2021 and they will be presented to the City Council through photos, videos or any other virtual support for subsequent evaluation by the jury, during the week of April 26 to 30. The jury will be made up of representatives of the City Council, the Department of Education and BP staff and will announce the winners the week of May 3.