IES Ribeira do Louro
The IES Ribeira Do Louro (IESRdL) is a secondary education school which provides general education, vocational training and adult education courses. It is placed in Porriño (Pontevedra) in the southwest of Spain, next to Vigo. IESRdL has approximately 700 students and 80 teachers and provide, amongst other specialist courses, Advanced Level Training courses in International Trade, Administrative and Financial Management and Telecommunication Systems and Information Technology.
The Ribeira do Louro Institute presents a great homogeneity from the socio-cultural point of view, although the origin of the students is heterogeneous because they come from a wide geographical radius, with a mixture of rural and semi-urban.
O Porriño is mainly the head of an industrial sub-region of the Vigo region. It acts as an alternative to the industrial expansion of this area, but also has its own dynamics in some industrial and mining (granite) sectors. He has owned an Industrial Estate since the late sixties, recently expanded into new land by the Free Zone of Vigo. In Porriño there are many industries located among the largest in Galicia, almost all of them SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises).
The objectives of this organization must be carried out according to three fundamental tasks:
– the preparation of the students of their educational zone in the general training
– the preparation of the students of the vocational training courses for their future integration work
– the extension and updating of the right to education of the most disadvantaged sectors of the adult population, regardless of their age and condition.
The school has a huge experience (since 1996) in the implementation of European Union research and mobility projects. IESRdL has participated, both as a partner and as promoter, in different projects under Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci and Socrates Programme, Interreg and other national projects. Furthermore, IES RdL has been participating in mobility projects since 1996, as host and sending organisation. They have carried out more than 300 students and teachers placements.
Collection of asbestos leaves for drying and storing.
Later, in a second phase, these sheets will be inserted into the corresponding meshes and placed in the river for a few weeks.
“Gymkhana on IES Ribeira do Louro”
This activity, carried out on March 5th 2020, consisted of a gymkhana with a series of tests prepared by the group of students of IES Ribeira do Louro, in the Livingriver project. The tests were related to the different parts studied in our Louro river: general information of the river (length, source, mouth, route …); flora (indigenous and invasive); fauna (native and invasive or exotic); river recovery or restoration measures; environmental impacts and ethnography (uses of the river throughout history).
Each of these parts represented a station through which each group of students had to pass (in total the students were divided into 5 groups with 6 students each) and in which they had to solve a series of tests to get a letter and to be able to guess the words that made up the final message ( see in the photos «Livingriver Ribeira Louro Porriño Fronsac.» The tests were very varied, from riddles, tests, games, puzzles, diptychs , etc. The winning team received an award.
With this activity the students of the IES Ribeira do Louro have shown river Louro to the French students and teachers, and also the students and teachers of other training centers in O Porriño (CPI Santo Tomás, CPI Hermanos Quiroga and CEIP Santa Mariña), and presented, at the same time, the Livingriver project.