primary school students
We are creating a new school model that fundamentally reimagines how to support the life trajectory of children most impacted by systemic poverty and racism. Our comprehensive model brings together all of the adults in a child’s life, including parents, educators, and medical and mental health providers, starting from a very early age.
This multidisciplinary approach helps close the achievement gap, ensuring that children and families receive the support they deserve to be well, learn, and thrive.
IRB Barcelona aims to engage school kids in our outreach activities in order to foster theirinterest and passion for science, as well as help them on the road to choosing a career inscience and technology. Some of these educational initiatives include bringing primaryschool students into our research laboratories to let them experience science firsthand, or connecting our researchers with primary schools in order to usebiomedicine to design the classroom curriculum, improve academic results, andstrengthen social cohesion.
Through this innovative educational project, IRB Barcelona works together with a local primary school to use biomedicine to design the teaching programme for students from first year to sixth year, across the full range of subjects. The purpose of this programme is not only to boost academic results and promote the standing of the school, but also to encourage community and social cohesion. Part of the Escoles Tàndem Programme, this initiative receives guidance, follow-up and funding from the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera, with the support of the Department of Education of the Catalan Government.
The aim of the school is to provide a high quality education through which children will:
- develop intellectual, physical, aesthetic, social and emotional skills;
- develop skills in decision-making, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking and cooperative learning;
- develop resilience, self-esteem and respect for others;
- develop self-discipline and an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of all members of the school community.