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Latest news from FuturEnergia: December 2008

Dear Teachers,

PlasticsEurope and European Schoolnet send you season’s greetings! December is the season to spread joy and warmth all around. Enjoy your winter break and we look forward to hearing from you in January 2009!

FuturEnergia Chats

Plastics, chemistry and climate protection
The FuturEnergia monthly chat sessions were launched by Mr Anton de Vries, PlasticsEurope Vice-President and President of Polymers Division LyondellBasell Industries, on 27 November 2008. More

Plastics, the great opportunity of the future
Thomas Schmidt, a former Olympics Champion at slalom canoe, met ten schools in an online chat with the topic “Plastics, the performance materials”. More

Next chat: 12 January 2009 at 14.00 CET (Central European Time)

It will be hosted by Averil MacDonald (the UK), an educational consultant involved in promoting science and engineering through various media. The chat will focus on the benefits of plastics. The teachers who would like to take part in with their classes should register by sending an email to Petru Dumitru at: futurenergia@eun.org

The email should contain the following information:

Chat session no.
Guest name
School name
Town
Country
Students' age
Teacher name
Teacher e-mail
Phone number during the chat

Competition examples

To help you get a picture of what type of competition contributions we expect from you, our teacher advisers created some samples. Have a look and then contribute. More

Why taking part in?

Your students and yourselves may win important prizes. Watch a movie that was made during the latest award ceremony that took place in Brussels in September.

What teachers say about our programme?

At the beginning of the school year 2008-2009, all the participants to the Energy is our Future (FuturEnergia) school programme were invited to answer the question:
In your view, what was the major contribution of the FuturEnergia School Programme 2007-2008 to enhancing school curriculum in terms of teaching energy-related themes? More

FuturEnergia on the eTwinning portal

A FuturEnergia Kit is published on the eTwinning portal. The kit provides ideas and a set of related resources to help teachers enhance their curriculum with energy-related activities in school. More.

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