Open School event at Agrupamento de Escolas Nuno Gonçalves

Published On: 1 June 2023
Dr. Carolina Santos and the teachers responsible for the implementation of the PAFSE project at the Agrupamento de Escolas Nuno Gonçalves.

In celebration of World Children’s Day, the Agrupamento de Escolas Nuno Gonçalves held its open school event, showcasing the transformative effect of the PAFSE project on the community. Students took the lead and demonstrated the impact of the project on their development.

The event began with the school orchestra captivating the audience with their melodies. The uplifting music set the tone for a day filled with joy and unity.

Students from the 8th and 9th grades showcased their knowledge and presented their research projects and proposals, aimed at benefiting the health and well-being of the community, particularly of that in which they exist. Topics of the projects included zoonoses and the role of the environment in health, non-communicable diseases, sustainable development goals, and finally, artificial intelligence in public health.

The event highlighted the progress and achievements of the all the students involved, as well as the benefits of adopting open schooling models, in fostering curiosity and developing essential skills.

Notably, Professor Julian Perelman from the National School of Public Health delivered a compelling and critical speech on the interaction between economy, politics, and health. Professor Julian emphasized the profound impact of economic and political factors on individual and community health and well-being. He discussed the impact of economic decisions and policies on our access to healthcare services, health determinants, and health outcomes. This motivational speech underscored the need to address health issues, comprehensively and interactively, with economics and politics, prioritizing the well-being and health of the society.

As the event drew to a close, the students’ pride in themselves became increasingly evident. With this highly successful event, the PAFSE project and its researchers look forward to continuing their collaboration with the school to further develop these children, and to work with new ones, as they will be the responsible for saving our planet.

You may check out the student’s work in this ebook, kindly made and provided by Agrupamento de Escolas Nuno Gonçalves: