CreaNova at the ‘Llegim Ciència’ Award at the University of Vic

CreaNova al Premi Llegim Ciència de la Universitat de Vic - 2021 - Col·legi CreaNova - learning by doing - Sant Cugat del Vallès - Barcelona

CreaNova at the ‘Llegim Ciència’ Award at the University of Vic

For the 2nd consecutive year, CreaNova ESO3 students take part in the Llegim Ciència Prize (PLC) project organized by the University of Vic (UVic)

A literary contest related to reading a scientific novel, to encourage reading and stimulate the writing skills of students in secondary schools in ESO 3 & 4.

In this ninth edition of the Llegim Ciència Prize, students have had to read the novel: The crimes of the periodic table (by Xavier Duran and Jordi de Manue). In the chosen novel there is a mystery based on science fiction, with a thread of intrigue, where there are some criminal facts that are related to the periodic table of the elements. A curious and different way to learn chemistry through the investigation of serial crimes in the city parks. The PLC-UVic project, year after year, is part of the program of activities of the Scientific Literature Talks (TLC-UVic), and also in the Vic-Section of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB) of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC).

With the PLC we open a gap in the hope of twinning the humanities, technology, art and science. It has the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Knowledge Transfer of UVic-UCC and is part of the proposal to promote reading of the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya (DEGC) to promote reading and writing, as learning tools, in the different fields of knowledge. It is included in the DEGC’s Continuing Education Plan, in which the UVic-UCC Center for Innovation and Training in Education (CIFE) participates.

Whatever the final result, we must highlight the work done by Jaume Avila, a 3rd year student, encouraged by his tutor Cristina Prada, who in the modality of ‘changing the end of the novel’ has made a very interesting ‘turn’ of this funny story… don’t you feel like reading it?