Spanish Makeathons

Last November and December, four Makeathons were carried out in Spain.

Published at 01.24.2022

Author: adminenglish

Three Makeathons took place in different schools in Catalonia. Additionally, one Makeathon happened at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Reus. Each Makeathon had lots of teenage scientists contributing.

Teenagers in Spain sitting in a big gymnasium hall. They are listening to a speaker.

The Spanish SEEDS team introduced everyone to the SEEDS project. After that, the teenage scientists separated into groups to work together to answer questions. Their scientific questions included how to influence their peers’ lifestyles, healthy snacking, physical education and screen time. Teenage scientists got involved and contributed their expertise, with support from the SEEDS team and other stakeholders. During this section, they shared lots of thoughts and ideas about good experiments, and subsequently had lots of discussion about how to deliver them.

.Teenagers grouped around a table in a classroom discussing the SEEDS questions

At the end of each Makeathon, all groups exchanged many ideas, added new ones or made suggestions for improvements.  The Spanish SEEDS team therefore gathered all ideas from the 4 Spanish Makeathons to build the final Spanish intervention. The next step is that the Spanish teenage scientists will run this intervention in their own schools!

Feet of teenagers standing around a large blue A0 landscape poster with postits.