Creating awareness through education
Education for a more liveable world
For a long time, the City of Lausanne has developed its educational activity with young people in mind. Each year, the City offers a cultural program to all students in compulsory schooling.
In terms of sporting activities, the "Sports Passion" program allows students in years 3 to 9 the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports on Wednesday afternoons.
Lausanne also introduces young people to rural life by means of two educational farms, and they create awareness about protecting the environment and the climate by constructing solar panels in the schools.
Education and sustainable development
The aims of sustainable development education are: harmony between people and nature, social cohesiveness, and quality of life. To this end, the notion of sustainable development aims to connect and create collaboration among the fields of knowledge, from a more global perspective.
Creating awareness in young people: Lausanne's educational initiatives
TRIcréa: la récup’ au service de la petite enfance
Comment transformer du matériel de récupération en activité économique et objet de créativité pour de jeunes enfants? TRIcréa, une initiative de trois partenaires, associe tous les principes du développement durable: faire gérer un magasin de récupération par des jeunes en difficulté d’insertion professionnelle pour offrir du matériel de bricolage aux structures d’accueil lausannoises de la petite enfance.
Un parlement pour les jeunes Lausannois
Les jeunes de 13 à 25 ans vont mettre à profit leur énergie et leur enthousiasme pour s’engager dans la vie participative et défendre les projets qui les concernent. Les autorités lausannoises ont en effet décidé, en février 2010, de créer un Conseil des Jeunes.
Ce nouveau forum remplacera le Groupe Contact Jeunesse créé dans les années 80. Il permettra aux jeunes de s’exprimer auprès des autorités qui, à leur tour, pourront mieux prendre en compte leurs aspirations.
Children’s Councils: a way of teaching citizenship
Children’s councils are aimed at developing citizenship in young people and awakening their awareness of the urban landscape. At the same time as it is putting forth proposals to improve school and neighbourhood life, it is confronted with the negotiation and political dimension of city life.
Children’s councils were first introduced at the secondary schools of Béthusy and Mon-Repos in 2001, then continued in the neighbourhoods of Eglantine, la Croix d'Ouchy, and Prélaz. They have carried out various projects: neighbourhood parties, the creation of games areas, the installation of football goals, etc.
Promoting physical activity in the urban environment
Sport is an excellent driver for personal motivation, health, and social and cultural exchange. This is why the City of Lausanne has got social workers involved in promoting sports in the urban setting.
The challenge is to develop street sports in the neighbourhoods, supporting related associations, and creating a sports program for adolescents.
Healthy diet workshops
Many health problems, such as cardiovascular diseases and obesity, can be avoided by adopting a balanced diet.
For this reason, a weight management program has been in place since November 2004 for students in some primary and secondary institutions. It addresses the problem of overweight children while involving parents. Essential concepts having to do with nutritional balance and physical exercise are taught through group work.
Street art is pleasing to the eyes and to young people. A city art mobile workshop project was launched in the summer of 2005, and retained in 2006, to respond to the request from young painters and graffiti artists wishing to colour their city.
These street workshops offer young talent the ability to publicly express themselves, thanks to their artistic expression.
A program of activities for children, from infant classes to those at the end of their obligatory schooling, addresses the topics of recycling waste, buying decisions, and saving in terms of raw materials, and the environmental consequences of littering.
So that students follow through with sorting at school, drop-off-centres for recyclable waste have been installed at several establishments in Lausanne.
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