Norway wins bgreen Grand Prize

22-Jun-2016   //   por bgreenfestival   //   News

Charlottenlund school from Norway was the grand winner of the 6th edition of bgreen // ecological film festival, a project created by OFICINA – INA’s Professional School. Charlottenlund’s team addressed the theme “Nature’s Power” on the actions we may take so as to have a planet where clean energy is our main resource. The winners of the grand prize were awarded an EcoAdventure trip to the Azores.

Having received more than 150 spots during the course of this edition, the Grand Gala took place in Fábrica de Santo Thyrso and was attended by more than 30 schools. Besides the grand prize, four other awards were unveiled throughout the night, awards such as OFICINA’s Alphonse Luisier – Kung Fu Fighting (Santo Tirso, Portugal); Best making of – Experience Nature, Charlottenlund School (Trondheim, Norway); People’s Choice award – Dear Earth from Colégio San Jose Jesuitak Ikastetxea (Basque Country, Spain) and Honorable Mention – Há Pouco Mundo from Colégio D. Diogo de Sousa (Braga, Portugal).

OFICINA’s headmaster, Miguel Sá Carneiro, believes that after six years bgreen is “overcoming all expectations and reaching a new degree of excellence and quality”. Joaquim Couto, the Mayor of the municipality of Santo Tirso, considered OFICINA as an example of a school in the front line of environmental issues. “OFICINA’s model is an example to be followed within the municipality”.

Apart from all the bgreen awards, all finalist schools were given a participation certificate and, although they did not take home a “Penguin”, they all achieved excellent performances and are also to be congratulated.

We remind you that the finalist schools were the following:  Alfacoop – Externato Infante D. Henrique; Agrupamento de Escolas de Albergaria-a-Velha; Colégio da Imaculada Conceição; Colégio Dom Diogo de Sousa; Ensiguarda – Escola Profissional da Guarda; Escola Artística de Soares dos Reis; Escola Digital; Escola Profissional Amar Terra Verde;  Escola Profissional Gustave Eiffel; Escola Secundária Castro Verde; Escola Secundária Emídio Navarro; Escola Secundária Fontes Pereira de Melo; Instituto das Artes e da Imagem; Instituto Profissional de Tecnologias Avançadas; Instituto Técnico Artístico e Profissional; Centro Educativo La Merced y San Francisco Javier; Colegio Nuestra Señora del Recuerdo; Colegio San Ignacio; Jesuites Sant Gervasi – Infant Jesús; San Jose Jesuitak Ikastetxea; Lycée Félix Le Dantec; Kaunas jesuit gymnasium; Charlottenlund Videregående skole; Střední průmyslová škola stavební Valašské Meziříčí; Colégio Catarinense; Colégio Loyola; Colégio Marista Paranaense; Colégio Medianeira; Colégio São Francisco de Sales; Instituto Patria Tercer Milenio A.C.; Instituto Tecnológico San Ignacio de Loyola; Unidad Educativa Colegio San Gabriel.

The video of the best moments of “BGREEN 2016” will soon be available at this website.

Meanwhile, you can remember the best moments of the event in the photo gallery.

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