Located in Thessaloniki, 6th Primary School of Eleftherio-Kordelio is an intercultural school which consists of roughly 290 students of multicultural backgrounds with a strong willingness for making the world a better place. This is their second NEMESIS project (see the other one here).
The school is located in an industrial area in Western Thessaloniki. Here, air pollution has reached very high levels. Gas, petroleum and other toxic odors are being inhaled daily by citizens. Stench is common. The pollution levels have become so high that is seriously impacts the health of citizens, many of whom have reported discomfort, breathing problems, ey tingling and difficulty to sleep.
In this context, students quickly decided this is a topic they wanted to address, as it affects their daily life. They want other to hear their concerns and join them if it also affects them. Therefore, some actions have been planned, including making posters to be displayed around the city, protest at the factories and participate in environmental actions with other collectives.
They’re also planning to address pollution coming from vehicles, since there is heavy traffic in the area. They’ll take the role of “environmental traffic warden”, issuing “well being” fines with tips on how to reduce traffic.
Go to the school webpage
Number of students
25 children of the 6th grade of the school (11-12 years old)
Members of co-creation lab
Do you want to contact this school? Write to nickaman4[at]gmail.com