Energy Challenge accepted: 17 schools in Belgian Rivierenland Region will join the digital 2IMPREZS campaign
At the start of 2022, IGEMO launched an open call to surrounding municipalities in Belgium allowing local elementary and/or secondary schools to participate in the transnational Interreg North Sea Region (NSR) project, 2IMPREZS. The 2IMPREZS Energy Challenges, which are now being converted to a more immersive and modular digital programme, is an energy-saving programme tailor-made for schools to help them cut down their energy bills and lower carbon emissions at school (and at home!). The programme varies in Belgium by whether the Energy Challenges are being held in a class of fifth or sixth grade elementary students, or rather amongst first- or second-year high school students.
All participating pupils will work on the theme of energy – and in this category falls the concepts of saving energy within the school building (via behavioural and small-scale technical measures), sustainable consumption and low carbon mobility. So far, 17 schools have signed up to take part in the 2IMPREZS Energy Challenges 2022 campaign in the Rivierenland region of Belgium – with the transnational programme launch planned for the end of October 2022 – and our partners at IGEMO expect an additional five schools to join within a couple of weeks.
Within the new-and-improved Energy Challenges programme, digital tools will be incorporated into the exciting energy-saving activities, including the new 2IMPREZS virtual reality game. Ten of the schools in the Rivierenland region are entirely new to the 2IMPREZS project; meanwhile, the reaming seven of the total 17 schools signed up for the 2022 campaign have already having participated in the first part of the project, allowing for the further capacity building of the 2IMPREZS concept in Belgium.
During the next school year, the following 17 schools will take up the challenge to learn more about the energy consumption of their schools and how to save energy in a fun, holistic way:
- Het Molentje - Lier
- Schuttershof - Puurs
- Middenschool - Puurs
- Sint-Jan Berchemansinstituut - Puurs
- Ursulinen – O.-L.-Vr.-Waver
- GO! Basisschool De Linde - Bornem
- GO! Atheneum - Bornem
- Gemeentelijke basisschool - Berlaar
- GO! De Vlindertuin - Mechelen
- GO! Villa Zonnebloem – Mechelen
- GO! Het Zonnehuis – Mechelen
- Dubbelsprong – Mechelen
- Campus Zandpoortvest – Mechelen
- Basisschool Heilig-Hart – Lier
- VTI – Lier
- Steinerschool – Lier
- De Met – Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Stay tuned for some exciting news of energy savings across the North Sea Region, thanks to the Interreg NSR 2IMPREZS project!