Commerce and Schools
This is a programme launched by the Department of Commerce in collaboration with Barcelona City Council's Institute of Education.
Its aim is to show school students the city's established commercial network and its trades and to stimulate their interest in future professional vocations. And to educate them in critical and responsible consumption as well. Another aim is to encourage citizen participation, so as to reclaim ties for positive community life and re-establish the social networks that humanise our city.
2016 marks our 10th anniversary! We have seen over 33,000 students and 150 centres in Barcelona taking part over the last 10 years. This year's programme has been extended to include new social, cooperative, sustainability and cultural activities, with the inclusion of old trades and iconic commerce.
Who is it aimed at?
Infants, primary and secondary schools. State, state-assisted and private schools in Barcelona can take part in it.
What does the programme offer?
- Guided tours of the neighbourhood's shops. Retailers demonstrate their trade through practical workshops.
- Commerce and Schools Book Points Prize. These are given out on Sant Jordi [St George's Day], during which the central issue will be neighbourhood commerce.
- Consumption and advertising workshops aimed at school children and teachers, explaining issues on critical and responsible consumption.