Fourteen Barcelona schoolchildren collected the award for their drawings on commerce in the city on 2 April. They were the winners in the various categories, based on the different school years. The work of a further 14 finalists was also recognised. The prizes were presented at a fun and festive ceremony in El Born, rounding off the ‘Commerce and Schools’ education programme.
A total of 6,946 drawings were presented, in an edition where 52 schools took part. The jury was made up of members of the City Council Department of Commerce, the commerce sector, the Elisava university school, the sustainability company Lavola and the Municipal Institute of Education.
The “Bookmark” activity, part of the ‘Commerce and Schools’ programme, involves pupils, schools and retailers. It is a social and educational activity, where commerce is also represented. The award recognises the vision the children have of local commerce, which they express through their drawings.
Shops around the city will be distributing the winning pictures for Sant Jordi’s Day, as 500,000 copies of the winning bookmarks have been printed.
Winning schools and finalists
In the upper cycle of infant education the winning schools were La Mar Bella (also a finalist) and La Pau Vila. The Virolai Petit school was a finalist.
Infant cycle of primary education. The Col·legi Miró and Escola Vila Olímpica were the winners. Students at the Escola Vila Olímpica were also finalists in this category.
Middle cycle, primary education. La Salle Comtal and Vedruna Immaculada were the winners and the Virolai was a finalist.
Upper cycle, primary education Peter Pan and Vedruna Imaculada won this category. The Escola Sant Medir and Col·legi Miró were finalists.
First cycle of secondary school. The Institut Fort Pius was the winner of this category and La Salle Comtal and the Col·legi Sant Lluís were finalists.
Second cycle of secondary school, Baccalaureate and intermediate vocational training cycles. La Salle Comtal and Escola de l’Art Industrial were the winners. Students from both schools were also finalists.
Special education. Students from Paideia were the winners, with finalists from Lexia and also from Paideia.
High participation in the 2018-2019 edition
The participation figures for all activities in this year’s edition of the ‘Commerce and Schools’ education programme were very high: 116 schools, 16,114 students and 62 commercial establishments took part.
Participation was also high in the other activities. There were 334 guided visits, involving 95 schools and a total of 7,182 students. Some 90 consumer workshops were also held, with 90 schools and 2,021 students taking part.