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The TRAM has created a new website for its TRAMeduca programme in order to continue promoting education on mobility, civic-mindedness and the environment, as well as serving the growing demand from educational centres in its area of influence. The new website (www.trameduca.cat) offers schools the chance to participate in free on-site educational activities with specialised staff, visiting the tram and its facilities. This adds to the current selection of educational resources, organised by school level and age range, with various proposals and services to encourage responsible attitudes and the values inherent in public transport.
The new TRAMeduca website has updated contents, as well as the latest web technology available, and can be seen on all mobile devices, having been carefully designed to give users the best possible experience. The website, which strives to convey the TRAM’s commitment to the environment, civic-mindedness, safety and wellbeing, and innovation, offers educational activities for the 2016-2017 school year. Given the success of the previous editions of the educational programme in recent years, with a growing number of schools and students participating, TRAMeduca has decided every year to expand the activities it offers, which are adapted to all levels from infant to secondary school.
Increasing number of participants in the TRAMeduca programme
Entitled “TRAM, un mitjà d’educació” (TRAM, a means of education), the TRAMeduca programme promoted by the Tramvia de Barcelona welcomed 3,733 school children from 77 educational centres over the 2015-2016 school year, up 32% from the previous year. This school year, 156 educational activities were conducted, compared to 111 the previous year, giving students of all ages the opportunity to discover the tram first hand and learn through the contents associated with public transport, civic-mindedness and technology.
Over the course of the school year that has just ended, centres from the following cities participated in the TRAMeduca programme: Barcelona (68), Badalona (24), l’Hospitalet de Llobregat (13), Sant Joan Despí (11), Sant Feliu de Llobregat (9), Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (8), Sant Andreu de la Barca (7), Cornellà de Llobregat (4), Esplugues de Llobregat (3), Sant Adrià de Besòs (2), Terrassa (2), Santa Coloma de Gramenet (1), Sant Just Desvern (1), Sant Vicenç dels Horts (1), Vilanova i la Geltrú (1) and Olot (1).
The most popular activities this year were: “Coneix el TRAM” (43 activities), “Mira el TRAM” (44 activities) and “L’energia del TRAM” (42 activities). These three groups accounted for 83% of all activities last year. 44% of the activities were held at the depot in Sant Adrià de Besòs, 54%, in Sant Joan Despí, and 2% in centres for the elderly.
Expansion of TRAMeduca activities
TRAMeduca has expanded the educational activities on offer for the 2016-2017 school year, aware of the fact that students make up a considerable portion of all public transport users, as well as being the future of public transport. For the upcoming school year, TRAMeduca is offering seven educational activities for any public or private educational centres, in addition to the ones the offer for seniors and other services for schools and institutions upon request. All of these activities will take place at the TRAM depot in Sant Joan Despí or Sant Adrià de Besòs, and include a tour of the facilities.
The TRAM will present the new programme of activities for the 2016-2017 school year to educational professionals in an event held by the Institut d’Educació de Barcelona on Tuesday 28 June at CosmoCaixa. New for this tenth edition of the Tramvia de Barcelona educational programme, in addition to the new TRAMeduca website, are three new activities for primary school students, with specific educational resources for each level.
Furthermore, for the first time ever, the TRAM will offer this new programme of activities with the Segell de Qualitat Educativa from the University of Barcelona Institute of Education Sciences (ICE). The seal of quality the TRAMeduca programme has received is part of the accreditation project promoted by the ICE and the Barcelona City Council Consell de Coordinació Pedagògica.
Educational activities for the 2016-2017 school year
· Mira el TRAM (Look at the TRAM) for children from 2 to 6 years old (infant school). Through the story entitled “Mira el TRAM”, we discover the life of a tram and its daily routine, from the time it wakes up until it goes to bed. It includes several different activities for the children to interact and explore different aspects of taking the tram. This activity finishes with a short journey on the tram, with the children getting a go at driving.
· New. Investiga el TRAM (Research the TRAM) for school children from 6 to 8 years old (primary). The children become TRAM researchers. Through a game of questions and clues, they discover and learn about the most important parts of the tram.
· New. Viu el transport public (Experience public transport) for children from 8 to 10 years old (primary). The girls and boys participate in a question/answer game to learn about the most important aspects of public transport. They also do a role-play on the importance of civic-mindedness and respect on public transport.
· New. Aventura’t al TRAM (Adventure on the TRAM) for children from 10 to 12 years old (primary). The girls and boys do a simulation of planning and taking a journey on the tram, from where they are to where they want to go, including how and where to find this information, to promote self-sufficiency and proper behaviour on public transport.
· I tu, què en penses? (And what do you think?) for young people from 12 to 16 years old (secondary). The students reflect on the different public transport options available, their usefulness for young adolescents, the advantages of the TRAM and the importance of civic-minded actions and safety.
· L’energia del TRAM (The energy of the TRAM) for young people from 12 to 18 years old (secondary). This activity allows the students to discover the tram from an environmental and technological perspective, paying special attention to energy efficiency and sustainability. This activity can be combined with one at the Besòs combined cycle power plant on the same day.
Other TRAM educational activities
· SúperTRAM. For primary and secondary students. Visit to TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio with TRAM journey. The aim is to get a first-hand look at these two Catalan public media outlets, which thousands of Catalans watch and listen to every day. Introduction to the audiovisual sector plus the experience on the tram.
· El TRAM com a transport escolar (The TRAM for school transport) In addition to the educational activities, the TRAM also helps schools do activities outside the centre. When requested in advance, a team of conductors will wait for the group at the agreed-upon stop to make their journey a bit easier.
· El nostreTRAM (Our TRAM). Activities for seniors (over 65 years old) to look at the steps to take in a tram journey, emphasising safety, self-sufficiency, orientation and prioritising use of the tram as a accessible, safe public transport option.
The sign-up period began for participation in the "LA TRAMa online collective story contest", organised by TRAM, Barcelona’s tram operator, and the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM), with the event celebrating its third edition this year. Until 28 February, via the website www.tram.cat, registered citizens become the authors of a collective narrative in Catalan, with the participation of renowned names in Catalan literature, like Anna Manso, Llucia Ramis, Francesc Serés, Màrius Serra and Silvia Soler.