After an educational component on waste, followed by one on biodiversity, this year's third component was dedicated to food at Saint-Joseph School in Barcelonnette.
The students were able to meet a seabuckthorn producer and learn how to make chocolate bars, syrup, or spread with fresh mint. These products are made at home and not in an industrial setting. They have also been able to plant a vegetable garden at school, visit a saffron farm, work on market vegetables and learn about land-art. Each class also had a speaker from Mercantour Park on different themes, including birds, bearded vultures, hedgehogs, and the pond-of-the Verger discovery trail.
Anne-Claire Michel, director, presented students with a flag and diploma during a small ceremony. This was because this year there were four levels of labeling (from platinum to bronze) that reward collective actions.
They will continue their commitment at the beginning of school year with a new theme that they have not yet identified by teachers. It could be solidarity or health, energy, water, or the climate.