Lagoa celebrated the International Day of the Educating City

Celebrations had several activities throughout the month of November

Lagoa once again commemorated the International Day of the Educating City, which marks the 30th of November, with a month of activities that reinforced «the importance of education and the council's commitment to promoting well-being, coexistence, prosperity and cohesion. Social".

The program was developed based on the motto of this 6th edition “The Educating City leaves no one behind”, in order to “promote equal opportunities for all people, inclusion, social justice and sustainable growth as a guarantee of balance territorial', says the municipality.

The commemorations began on November 20, in Ferragudo, with the cycle of conferences “Ferragudo 1520-2020: 500 years of living the Sea”, where a guided tour was carried out through the streets of the parish and the parish history was discussed by David Luna de Carvalho, Sérgio Ribeiro Pinto, Diogo Vivas and Ismael Medeiros.

The initiatives, within the scope of the commemorations of the International Day of the Educating City, continued throughout November, with the presentation of the Report of Municipal Sustainability Index to the executive, directors, businessmen and other local agents, by the Center for Studies and Opinion Surveys, of the Catholic University (CESOP).

Indigenous Forest Day was also celebrated at the Amorim Cork facilities, with the delivery of waste cork stoppers, with the presence of the winning groups of the waste competition.

The Green Flags ceremony took place at the Centro Cultural do Convento S. José, as part of the Blue Flag of Europe project, «recognizing the schools in the county that showed greater management of environmental resources in the previous school year», explains the County.

On the 25th of November, the regional seminar “Walking for the Rights of the Child” took place at the Carlos do Carmo Auditorium, as part of the 32nd anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Also on this date, the team for Equality in Local Life met, with the aim of presenting, discussing and approving the Diagnosis and Municipal Plan for Equality and Non-Discrimination for Lagoa 2021-2024.



From 26 to 27, the 2nd Congress “Sport for all” was held at Vale D'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, presented by Associação Teia D'Impulsos, in co-organization with the municipality and in partnership with the IPDJ – Portuguese Sports Institute and Youth, within the scope of the National Sport for All Program.

The main objective of this congress was «to promote good practices, through the sharing of knowledge and experiences in the various sports,» emphasizes the Câmara de Lagoa.

On the night of the 27th, there was the commemorative show “Lagoa, educational city: heritage and identity”, which featured moments of dance, music, theater, poetry, among other arts, “valuing what is best creatively done in the municipality, in in particular, and in the region in general'.

On the 26th of November and the 3rd of December, sessions were held in the county's schools, within the scope of the commemorations of the International Day for the Rights of the Child.

These sessions consisted of reading the book by Luísa Ducla Soares, entitled “Children's Rights”, watching a film and, finally, in a group dynamic, facilitating the youngsters' reflection on the importance of their rights.

On November 29, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was also commemorated, through a lecture on this topic with first-person testimonials, called “I refuse to be a victim”. «The lecture took place in a dynamic way, through interactive moments and forum theater in order to demystify stereotypes regarding the types of violence», emphasizes the municipality.

The program ended on the 30th of November with the celebration of the International Day of the Educating City 2021, through training accredited under the PEMEL – Lagoa Municipal Strategic Education Plan, which took place in the morning.

The Digital Youth Assembly took place on that day, within the scope of the “My Polis at Schools” project, and featured the presentation of 14 proposals by students from the Rio Arade and ESPAMOL school groups to the City Council executive.

At the end of the day, there was also the delivery of prizes within the scope of the literary competition of the Lagoa Schools and the Illustration Competition “Na Rota da Arte”, as well as the presentation of the book “Barro Cru”, by Helena Tapadinhas.

The day ended at the Igreja Matriz in Lagoa, with the presentation of the Orquestra Barroca D'Aquém Mar & Ensemble Vocal, a project integrated in the Festival of Ancient Music, organized by Associação Questão Repetida, in co-production with ARTIS XXI, supported by the municipalities Lagoa and Lagos and by the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve.