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School Group’s website presents publication no. 1000

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School Group’s website presents publication no. 1000

 

Redesigned in January 2017, the website of the Aver-o-Mar School Group (www.aeaveromar.pt), which until then had been in Joomla language, was now in WordPress, completely renovated and redesigned, and was then a benchmark in terms of school websites.

In addition to a reserved area, accessible only to accredited users, the site contained (and maintains) a ticket system for recording anomalies, which allows for better monitoring of needs and repairs, and has a public repository of numerous documents, including plans, assessment criteria, regulations and other guiding documents. Its structure was eventually followed by other institutions, which we welcome, as it is a recognition of the design made at the time.

Since then, there has been a whole evolution, including the adaptation of the site when it came to online teaching, due to the COVID pandemic, with additional needs to readjust the model, either due to lack of storage capacity or to be more responsive on cell phones and tablets. It has also met new “relatives”, in this case Teams, an internal communication platform that is very agile and accessible to all students, teachers and staff of the school, within the scope of the institutional email that is made available.

In January 2024, we entered a new phase, with a change of domain (@aeaveromar.pt) and new hosting capacities, and a redesign of the site is beginning, which will be developed throughout the 2nd and 3rd periods, highlighting, in this analysis of content to be maintained/adjusted, which we have been developing this past month, and almost seven years and one month after the 1st publication (news from the then Music Club, on 03.02.2017) our publication number 1000!!!

It’s an achievement that we want to mark, with the publication of February 29th (also an atypical date), with the title “Civil Protection Day – March 1st”, whose image illustrates this publication, which is already number 1007!

The publication of news/information has been a constant over the years, because it’s important to publicize what we do and, without false modesty, what we do well!

Who better to talk about the school than the school itself?!

Accessing the site, the search function (magnifying glass in the top right-hand corner) will allow you to travel back in time, along with current documents, while a subscription-based newsletter is being developed that will automatically send notifications when something is published, so that no data is lost.

 

Since April 2021, the site has also had a multilingual version, with in-house translation of the news published into English, French and Spanish (through the helpful collaboration of teachers Fátima Cunha [English] and Maria José Crasto [French]; we are currently limited to Spanish), so it is a vehicle for communication between members of the community, and we congratulate, on the occasion of this thousandth publication, all those who made and make the Agrupamento de Escolas de Aver-o-Mar.

Robotics Club – “Ciência Viva”: Weather station forecast

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Robotics Club – “Ciência Viva”: Weather station forecast

 

The Robotics Club of the Aver-o-Mar School Group, which stems from the Ciência Viva projects and involves cross-curricular work in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles, is currently finalizing two major projects, and the outlines of new challenges are already known, because, as its members say, “stopping is not an option!”

As presented at the public session on March 1, when the Collaboration Protocol was signed between the Group and the Póvoa de Varzim Municipality (Civil Protection service), the projects relating to the Meteorological Station and the PiShake Seismograph are underway, The development of a low-cost seismograph (WizardOfWoz) is already on the horizon, not to mention the projects associated with the installation of noise and light sensors in the classroom, APPS FOR GOOD- MIOSÓTIS and SUSTAINABLE STUFF, plus IT GIRLS 2024 – MICROSOFT and CliC-PoLiT.

Also noteworthy is the work done in the 1st cycle, specifically the construction of a bearing trolley, done in robotics with class 3A from Navais (simple line-following trolley, with IR remote control and the ability to operate autonomously) and the project involving all the 8th graders “Avero bot”, which aims to develop a robot competition, with the main focus being the development of Line-Following and/or Obstacle-Deviation Trolleys.

There is a whole process, growing and transversal, of acquiring new skills and knowledge, moments of sharing, involvement and reapplication, in line with the Profile of the Student Leaving Compulsory Schooling, with application in different contexts/disciplines, and there is enormous potential in these lessons and processes. We should also point out that the choice of sensors was made by the students with reference to what each sensor had to measure, its voltage, which in no case could exceed 9vdc, and the interface, which could only be analog, digital, pwm, I2C, I2S, SPI.  The students had the opportunity to consult the Datasheets of all the products from all the manufacturers that make them available online, they selected the ones they thought could be used, and this choice was later validated by their teachers, in other words, they gave up a set of skills that have been deepened.

Let’s take a look at the characteristics of each of these projects, highlighting, in today’s publication, the Meteorological Station, which has a set of Sensors:AM2310 from AiT Semiconductor Inc (Humidity and air temperature sensor – Humidity detection range: 0 to 99.9% RH; Humidity measurement accuracy: ±3% RH; Temperature measurement range: -40 to 80 °C; Temperature measurement accuracy: ±0.5 °C )

BMP180 (Temperature and atmospheric pressure sensor)

Standard analog anemometer (wind speed)

Analog wind vane built on the basis of a standard HW-040 rotary encoder.

Rain gauge (designed and built at the school, using only discrete components and additive manufacturing)

TSL25911 (Light spectrum sensor, visible and infrared between 0.5lux and 88k lux)GUVA-S12SD (Ultraviolet radiation sensor)

SDS011 (Air quality sensor, with laser detection and particle concentration detection capacity between 0.3µm and 10µm)

MQ sensor array for measuring gas concentrations:

MQ-1 (Carbon oxides between 300 and 10,000ppm;

MQ-3 (Ethanol between 10 and 1000ppm)

MQ-5 (LPG and methane between 300 and 10000ppm)

MQ-7 (Carbon monoxide between 10 and 1000ppm)

MQ-135 (Ammonia, toluene, hydrogen, benzene between 10 and 1000ppm)

The station has been designed to be able to transmit data using the TCP/IP protocol stack regardless of the layer technology below layer 4 of the OSI model (TCP/UDP), allowing transmission by CAT-5E network cable or higher, as well as 802.11B/G/N Wi-Fi transmission. Transmission via Lora-WAN is also feasible (range in densely urbanized areas of up to 3 km, with a range of 10 km in rural areas between transmitter and gateway, and based on tests already carried out, in absolute terms it can reach a maximum radius of close to 832 km (the common accepted range, with standard equipment, is between 7 km and 10 km).

Our Weather Station can be integrated into any cloud service using the API’s and/or endpoints that the service provides, and in this case we use weather underground. The integration code was made by students from the then 7th grade, now 8th. The option of integrating TTNP (The Things Network Portugal) was proposed by the students, after they had seen several publications from the Maker Movement Portugal on this subject, suggesting the integration of this technology into the project.

This is a project that has gone through different phases, with the following evolution standing out in terms of timeline:

12/10/2022- Start of the project, based on an idea presented years ago by a group of students to the “participatory school budget” project;

14/12/2022 – Design of parts to be manufactured by 3D printing (design by students, 4th to 9th);08/02/2023 – Assembly of the first prototype for testing (assembly by the students);

22/03/2023 – Outdoor assembly of the anemometer (assembly by the students, with support from staff and teachers);

26/04/2023 – Start of real-time transmission of available data (maintenance and verification is the responsibility of the students, who have organized schedules for this task);

12/05/2023- Integration with the WeatherUnderground platform;

12/06/2023-Review of the situation and production of documentation for the following year; 1st successful transmission test using Lora-WAN technology (students’ work);

17/11/2023 -Installation of the weather vane (students’ work, with support from staff and teachers; the production of the weather vane also involved a partner company of the school, which cut and supplied the stainless steel piece designed by the school).

And as the projects are constantly being updated, the next steps, already lined up, are:

1st week of March – Installation of the air quality sensor array;

by the end of the first half of March – Installation of the solar panels and lithium battery, putting the station into operation with 100% renewable energy, disconnected from the electricity grid;

12/06/2024 – Connection of the station to TTN Portugal (The Things Network Portugal) One of the latest acquisitions for this station was an AED ‘Atmospheric Electrical Discharge’ sensor, known as a thunderstorm, using a set of sensors based on the iC AS3935 Franklin, with an integrated Coilcraft MA5532-AE antenna.

This equipment can detect AEDs up to 40 km away and measure their intensity between 0 and 16777201Va with 21 bits of precision, and it can calculate distance and direction and be used in combination to give the exact coordinate (at the moment it provides the approximate coordinate, based on straight-line distance and direction and, to increase precision, it uses a correction and compensation algorithm with AI (GAN – Gain Adversérial Networks).

This latest acquisition was the surprise presented at the ceremony on March 1. It arose from a consultation of technical data from a manufacturer of various sensors, which led to the idea of installing it, a challenge that was proposed to a small group of students from the 5th to the 8th grades, with the AI programming being done by the teachers.

In a separate article, you can learn in detail about the construction of the rain gauge, highlighting once again that all the programming was done at school by the students under the guidance of the head of the robotics club.

The data, and while a platform is being developed to aggregate all the available information, can be consulted, in installments, at : Personal Weather Station Dashboard | Weather Underground (wunderground.com)

Robotics Club – “Ciência Viva”: Weather station forecast

 

The Robotics Club of the Aver-o-Mar School Group, which stems from the Ciência Viva projects and involves cross-curricular work in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles, is currently finalizing two major projects, and the outlines of new challenges are already known, because, as its members say, “stopping is not an option!”

As presented at the public session on March 1, when the Collaboration Protocol was signed between the Group and the Póvoa de Varzim Municipality (Civil Protection service), the projects relating to the Meteorological Station and the PiShake Seismograph are underway, The development of a low-cost seismograph (WizardOfWoz) is already on the horizon, not to mention the projects associated with the installation of noise and light sensors in the classroom, APPS FOR GOOD- MIOSÓTIS and SUSTAINABLE STUFF, plus IT GIRLS 2024 – MICROSOFT and CliC-PoLiT.

Also noteworthy is the work done in the 1st cycle, specifically the construction of a bearing trolley, done in robotics with class 3A from Navais (simple line-following trolley, with IR remote control and the ability to operate autonomously) and the project involving all the 8th graders “Avero bot”, which aims to develop a robot competition, with the main focus being the development of Line-Following and/or Obstacle-Deviation Trolleys.

There is a whole process, growing and transversal, of acquiring new skills and knowledge, moments of sharing, involvement and reapplication, in line with the Profile of the Student Leaving Compulsory Schooling, with application in different contexts/disciplines, and there is enormous potential in these lessons and processes. We should also point out that the choice of sensors was made by the students with reference to what each sensor had to measure, its voltage, which in no case could exceed 9vdc, and the interface, which could only be analog, digital, pwm, I2C, I2S, SPI.  The students had the opportunity to consult the Datasheets of all the products from all the manufacturers that make them available online, they selected the ones they thought could be used, and this choice was later validated by their teachers, in other words, they gave up a set of skills that have been deepened.

Let’s take a look at the characteristics of each of these projects, highlighting, in today’s publication, the Meteorological Station, which has a set of Sensors:AM2310 from AiT Semiconductor Inc (Humidity and air temperature sensor – Humidity detection range: 0 to 99.9% RH; Humidity measurement accuracy: ±3% RH; Temperature measurement range: -40 to 80 °C; Temperature measurement accuracy: ±0.5 °C )

BMP180 (Temperature and atmospheric pressure sensor)

Standard analog anemometer (wind speed)

Analog wind vane built on the basis of a standard HW-040 rotary encoder.

Rain gauge (designed and built at the school, using only discrete components and additive manufacturing)

TSL25911 (Light spectrum sensor, visible and infrared between 0.5lux and 88k lux)GUVA-S12SD (Ultraviolet radiation sensor)

SDS011 (Air quality sensor, with laser detection and particle concentration detection capacity between 0.3µm and 10µm)

MQ sensor array for measuring gas concentrations:

MQ-1 (Carbon oxides between 300 and 10,000ppm;

MQ-3 (Ethanol between 10 and 1000ppm)

MQ-5 (LPG and methane between 300 and 10000ppm)

MQ-7 (Carbon monoxide between 10 and 1000ppm)

MQ-135 (Ammonia, toluene, hydrogen, benzene between 10 and 1000ppm)

The station has been designed to be able to transmit data using the TCP/IP protocol stack regardless of the layer technology below layer 4 of the OSI model (TCP/UDP), allowing transmission by CAT-5E network cable or higher, as well as 802.11B/G/N Wi-Fi transmission. Transmission via Lora-WAN is also feasible (range in densely urbanized areas of up to 3 km, with a range of 10 km in rural areas between transmitter and gateway, and based on tests already carried out, in absolute terms it can reach a maximum radius of close to 832 km (the common accepted range, with standard equipment, is between 7 km and 10 km).

Our Weather Station can be integrated into any cloud service using the API’s and/or endpoints that the service provides, and in this case we use weather underground. The integration code was made by students from the then 7th grade, now 8th. The option of integrating TTNP (The Things Network Portugal) was proposed by the students, after they had seen several publications from the Maker Movement Portugal on this subject, suggesting the integration of this technology into the project.

This is a project that has gone through different phases, with the following evolution standing out in terms of timeline:

12/10/2022- Start of the project, based on an idea presented years ago by a group of students to the “participatory school budget” project;

14/12/2022 – Design of parts to be manufactured by 3D printing (design by students, 4th to 9th);08/02/2023 – Assembly of the first prototype for testing (assembly by the students);

22/03/2023 – Outdoor assembly of the anemometer (assembly by the students, with support from staff and teachers);

26/04/2023 – Start of real-time transmission of available data (maintenance and verification is the responsibility of the students, who have organized schedules for this task);

12/05/2023- Integration with the WeatherUnderground platform;

12/06/2023-Review of the situation and production of documentation for the following year; 1st successful transmission test using Lora-WAN technology (students’ work);

17/11/2023 -Installation of the weather vane (students’ work, with support from staff and teachers; the production of the weather vane also involved a partner company of the school, which cut and supplied the stainless steel piece designed by the school).

And as the projects are constantly being updated, the next steps, already lined up, are:

1st week of March – Installation of the air quality sensor array;

by the end of the first half of March – Installation of the solar panels and lithium battery, putting the station into operation with 100% renewable energy, disconnected from the electricity grid;

12/06/2024 – Connection of the station to TTN Portugal (The Things Network Portugal) One of the latest acquisitions for this station was an AED ‘Atmospheric Electrical Discharge’ sensor, known as a thunderstorm, using a set of sensors based on the iC AS3935 Franklin, with an integrated Coilcraft MA5532-AE antenna.

This equipment can detect AEDs up to 40 km away and measure their intensity between 0 and 16777201Va with 21 bits of precision, and it can calculate distance and direction and be used in combination to give the exact coordinate (at the moment it provides the approximate coordinate, based on straight-line distance and direction and, to increase precision, it uses a correction and compensation algorithm with AI (GAN – Gain Adversérial Networks).

This latest acquisition was the surprise presented at the ceremony on March 1. It arose from a consultation of technical data from a manufacturer of various sensors, which led to the idea of installing it, a challenge that was proposed to a small group of students from the 5th to the 8th grades, with the AI programming being done by the teachers.

In a separate article, you can learn in detail about the construction of the rain gauge, highlighting once again that all the programming was done at school by the students under the guidance of the head of the robotics club.

The data, and while a platform is being developed to aggregate all the available information, can be consulted, in installments, at : Personal Weather Station Dashboard | Weather Underground (wunderground.com)

The “Correntes” came to school

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The “Correntes” came to school

 

The 25th edition of Correntes de Escrita took place last week, a cultural event celebrating Iberian heritage. This year, 120 literary figures from 16 nationalities took part: authors, illustrators, visual artists, thinkers, philosophers and translators.

As usual, some of the authors visited our school to spread culture and enthusiasm.

On the 20th it was the turn of Vozes Transeuntes, Isaque Ferreira, João Rios, Renato Filipe Cardoso and Rui Spranger, who, accompanied by Sara Cortesão and Filipe Costa, students from the Communication Club (7th D), went around some classrooms reciting poetry. The students received this initiative with great enthusiasm, and even took part by reciting short passages.

On the 23rd we were visited by the writer Luísa Lobão Moniz and the illustrator Mafalda Milhões for a talk. This event had the collaboration of some students from the Communication Club, who welcomed the illustrious guests with a short tribute in poetic form, led by students Nádia Rosas and Melissa Pires, with musical accompaniment from Simão Martins. Carolina Aldeias, Matilde Torrão and Érika Costa were responsible for recording the event, with the support of their classmates Sofia Silva and Beatriz Amorim. The guests were introduced by Filipe Costa and Sara Cortesão.

The authors addressed issues such as freedom and the importance it should be given by future generations, whose duty it will be to preserve it. Participants were invited to reflect on the issues and the important role that each of us plays. It was an intense moment in which stories from the past were told and the need to fight for certain rights that we now consider fundamental and basic was exposed.

 

Acting Library Coordinator

PROTOCOL BOUND BETWEEN School GROUP AND MUNICIPALITY IN THE FIELD OF CIVIL PROTECTION SIGNED

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PROTOCOL BOUND BETWEEN School GROUP AND MUNICIPALITY IN THE FIELD OF CIVIL PROTECTION SIGNED

On the afternoon of the 1st of March, and as part of the Civil Protection Day celebrations, the school signed a cooperation agreement with the Póvoa de Varzim municipality in the field of civil protection.

 

The signing, which took place as part of the presentation of the Meteorological Station and Seismograph (see news on this topic on the school’s website), was done by Carlos Gomes de Sá, the school’s director, and the councillor for the Environment and Civil Protection, Dr. Sílvia Silva, who highlighted the work that the school has been doing in this area of the environment and Civil Protection.

Nearly 100 students attended the session, which was concluded by Dr. Ângela Seixas, who is responsible for Municipal Civil Protection, highlighting the work being done by the students of the Health and Civil Protection Club, coordinated by Professor Luís Almeida, safety delegate, and the Robotics Club, supervised by teachers Fátima Morais and António Cunha, who have also been developing work in this area at primary school level, in conjunction with the class teachers, as detailed in this session (see separate article on the work of each of these Clubs).

The signing, which took place as part of the presentation of the Meteorological Station and Seismograph (see news on this topic on the school’s website), was done by Carlos Gomes de Sá, the school’s principal, and the councillor for the Environment and Civil Protection, Dr. Sílvia Silva, who highlighted the work being done by the school in this environmental and Civil Protection area.

Nearly 100 students attended the session, which was closed by Dr. Ângela Seixas, who is responsible for Municipal Civil Protection, highlighting the work being done by the students of the Health and Civil Protection Club, coordinated by Professor Luís Almeida, safety delegate, and the Robotics Club, supervised by teachers Fátima Morais and António Cunha, who have also been developing work in this area at primary school level, in conjunction with the class teachers, as detailed in this session (see separate article on the work of each of these Clubs). The ceremony was broadcast by students from the Communication Club via the school’s Teams, allowing it to be viewed by all the schools in the school, in a process that is constantly being improved and developed, using the Club’s own equipment and that of the Digital Education Laboratory (LED).

The partnership agreement now signed will enable the municipality to receive data from the Grouping’s weather station, specifically relating to atmospheric pressure, air humidity, air temperature, dew point, rain gauge, instantaneous and gust speed and wind direction, providing real-time data (data also available on the Grouping’s website and WheatherUnderground network); information is also available from a seismograph, based on two-axis geophones and a nine-axis gyroscope, to be connected to the Pishake network, as well as data extracted from air quality sensors (sensors with PM2. 0 sensitivity [detect 0.3 to 10µm concentration of particles and dioxide, monoxide and nitroxide gases], and brightness and light spectrum sensors, including UV radiation (Vishay Semiconductor Opto Division VEML6070).

Therefore, and considering that both institutions strive to disseminate knowledge and involve the school community in risk and civil protection issues, focusing on motivating and recognizing the work of students, the PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT between the SMPC and the AEAVM aims to ensure collaboration between the two entities that proposes challenges to students, on the part of the SMPC, to be carried out within the scope of teaching activities, projects and/or clubs at the AEAVM.

AGRO VELHO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TAKES PART IN CIVIL PROTECTION DAY

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AGRO VELHO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TAKES PART IN CIVIL PROTECTION DAY

On March 1st, the Agro Velho Primary School, through its 3rd grade class, took part in the Civil Protection Day celebrations, organized by the Póvoa de Varzim City Council at Passeio Alegre.

The nineteen students in the class, under the guidance of teachers Maria da Conceição Pereira and Cristiana Teixeira, travelled to the city via the UNIR transport network and, despite the most adverse weather conditions, had the opportunity to see the available means of assistance, carrying out some activities, in what was an important learning moment out of doors.

More information and records: Municipality celebrates World Civil Protection Day – C.M. da Póvoa de Varzim (cm-pvarzim.pt)

CITY EDUCATION COUNCIL:  create more 1st cycle classes at the Aver-o-Mar school

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CITY EDUCATION COUNCIL:  create more 1st cycle classes at the Aver-o-Mar school

 

On February 27th, a meeting of the Municipal Education Council was held, a municipal body in which the Director of the School Grouping and a representative of the General Council, Carlos Gomes de Sá and Filipe Santos, respectively, sit.

At this meeting, chaired by the Mayor, Eng Aires Pereira, the proposal to extend the school network to 2024/25 was approved, to be sent to the DGEstE. In the case of the Grouping, it is planned to create two additional classes in Refojos (1st and 2nd year) and one in Agro Velho (1st year), in addition to increasing the school network for pre-school education. This expansion of the network essentially aims to meet current demand, while also allowing children to be placed closer to their home area in the future.

Complete article: Municipality creates 200 more places in schools, nurseries and kindergartens in the municipality – C.M. da Póvoa de Varzim (cm-pvarzim.pt)

1st Shuttletime Badminton

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1st Shuttletime Badminton

 

It took place at the Abragão Municipal Pavilion in Penafiel on the morning and afternoon of February 3rd.

Classes: U13, U15, U17 and U19.

Clubs and schools present:   Ass. Desp. Rec. de Fafe, Invicta Badminton Club, Esc. Ant. Correia de Oliveira, Clube de Badminton de Oliv. Frades, Esc. Bás. de Averomar, Clube de Fãs do Badminton de Gaia and Esc. Sec. de Campo Valongo.

Participants: 30 male athletes and 22 female athletes.

Some tips:

for the younger players:

It was their second competition outside their school and at the same time the second time they faced opponents from federated clubs (Portuguese Badminton Federation) and from other school groups outside the municipality of Poveiro,

These first matches are always difficult, as they will be meeting students who are older and more experienced. A lot of anxiety and nervousness, some weeping and gnashing of teeth, are all part of the learning process,

As they develop in their technical skills and vision of the game, they will close the gap with those who are more capable or who started earlier,

 

A lot of refereeing, to learn to concentrate, to understand what it means to be fair and impartial, to get to know your sport better,

Sore shoulders and arms due to the repetition of certain gestures, a lot of sweat and tired legs due to the constant movement are usual in what is the fastest racket sport in the world,

All in a spirit of conviviality and respect among all the participants.

Photo 5 – Diogo Simão (6th grade)

We are already beginning to feel the evolution in the techniques we are learning – Long Service, Clear, Backhand and Short Service.

New types of hitting are also being introduced – Lob, Remate, Amortie…

These will be new “weapons” for dealing better and more productively with the “fight” on the court.

For the older ones:

With one year in the sport, there is already the capacity to access medals – and look here what medals.

This is yet another moment of technical and tactical “fine-tuning”, in an ongoing process to gain a new game intelligence and a whole new competitive rhythm.

Next match ShuttleTime → 09 March, Dr. Francisco Sanches School, Braga.

National Civil Protection System Day!

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National Civil Protection System Day!

Aver-o-Mar School Group joins in the celebration of Civil Protection Day, which takes place every year on March 1st.

This event, established worldwide by the International Civil Protection Organization (ICPO) and at national level by order of the Minister of Internal Affairs, through Order 6915/2008 of February 21st, is an important occasion to acknowledge the work of emergency and civil protection professionals, who work for the safety of citizens, the environment and heritage.

Bearing this in mind, the school group, through students from the 3rd year of Agro Velho, who will travel via the UNIR transport network, will visit the exhibition at Passeio Alegre, with equipment, safety, protection and rescue vehicles from the Póvoa de Varzim Municipal Civil Protection Service, and in the afternoon, at the main school, a cooperation agreement will be signed with the municipality, taking into account the work that the school group has been doing in this area, which has now been reinforced with a weather station and a seismometer.

In fact, the Aver-o-Mar School Group has a weather station, with information on atmospheric pressure, air humidity, air temperature, condensation point, rain gauge, instantaneous and gust speed and wind direction, providing real-time data, available on the Group’s website and the WheatherUnderground network; a seismograph is also being installed, based on two-axis geophones and a nine-axis gyroscope, to be connected to the Pishake network, and we have an unprecedented surprise presentation

of a sensor that will be extremely relevant to the local environment and not very common in the available stations!

The school group is also developing the installing of air quality sensors, through the setting up of sensors with PM2.0 sensitivity (detecting 0.3 to 10µm concentration of particles and dioxide, monoxide and nitroxide gases), as well as lighting and light spectrum sensors, including UV radiation (Vishay Semiconductor Opto Division VEML6070), installed in classrooms and outside the main school.

Planned program: MARCH 1st – FRIDAY

* 14.00- Auditorium

– opening of the session by the Principal, Carlos Gomes de Sá

– speech by Dr. Sílvia Silva, Póvoa de Varzim Municipal Councillor

– signing of the Partnership Agreement between the Municipality and the School Grouping

– Project presentations:

* Health and Civil Protection Club

* Robotics Club (Miosótis, Sustainable Greenhouse, Do it Girls 2024, CliC-PoLiT)

– Presentation of the weather station: equipment and features

– Presentation of the seismograph

-Closing: Ângela Seixas: City Civil Protection

– Guided tour of the Robotics Club and Seismological Station facilities

Participation: Robotics Club students, 5th E and 5th F students

Teachers António Cunha, Fátima Morais, Filipe Santos and Luís Almeida

Fieiro Eco-Schools Council

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Fieiro Eco-Schools Council

On February 20th, the Eco-Schools Council of Fieiro Elementary School met for the first time, with twelve student delegates and the presence of teachers, non-teaching staff, a parent representative and a member of the school board.

The main focus of this Council was to reflect on the school and student survey and define priority actions. The students were very participative and involved in the fundamental themes of this project, asking questions, raising problems and proposing solutions.

Let’s get to work!

Project coordinator

It’s hard to get them out of the water

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It’s hard to get them out of the water

The therapy methods developed this year, 2023/2024, in partnership with CRI-MAPADI, included a new offer to complement the shortage of technicians/professionals specializing in Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.

The school group joined a complementary offer that the partner Institution provided, in order to be able to meet some of the daily needs of most of the school group’s Additional Measures students who benefited from these therapies. So, to everyone’s delight, despite some of the shortcomings pointed out, thirteen students from the 1st/2nd/3rd cycles, whose weaknesses include Autism Spectrum Disorder, enjoy weekly sessions in the MAPADI institution’s interactive swimming pool.

The students who take part in these sessions go in groups of 4 or 5 at a time and are guided by a MAPADI monitor, in partnership with the school’s special education teachers and operational assistants, to provide moments of motor skills, communication, socializing, routine training and relaxation. Areas and skills associated with autonomy, socialization, motor skills, health and well-being are being developed intensively, in a playful and relaxing way.

It’s been a great opportunity for these students and it’s great to see them happy with the games and learning they do in the water.

As the teachers who accompany them say: “It’s hard to get them out of the water! “.

With the permission of their Guardians, here are some records, highlighting the involvement and collaboration of all those involved.

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