“This Christmas, I offer my time”

“This Christmas, I offer my time”


Our daily routines and new practices are turning our society even more consumerist, mainly during this time of the year.

School has as an enormous role in the individual and social growth and should foster the spirit of mutual help and raise citizens who are environmentally and ecologically conscious.

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According to this aim, the group of “ Artes Visuais” from this school created a very colourful  Christmas Tree placed in the  school main entrance. Its decoration is totally different from the traditional Christmas trees. It has hung a lot of jars made from glass filled with dozens of plastic covers, from different colours. These covers, collected by students, help to purchase a wheel chair to a student from this school, a very noble social cause.


This piece of Art tries, through a visual metaphor, to call our attention to our behaviour and attitudes towards consume habits, giving a message of less material goods.

Moreover, these jars symbolize the importance of recycling and reusing things as a way of saving material resources as we all want a cleaner and better planet to live in. Thus, the different colours of the covers represent the different human races.

All human beings have the right to breathe fresh air and to drink clear water. This is a common cause so we all must act now in order to save our world.

We must be grateful to our students and teachers who gave us their Precious time in this school activity.

Escola Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia – Funchal (Madeira Island)


Escola Básica 2.º e 3.º Ciclos Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia | Funchal
Educação de qualidade - Objetivo 4Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis - Objetivo 11Produção e Consumo Sustentáveis - Objetivo 12Ação Climática - Objetivo 13Proteger a Vida Marinha - Objetivo 14Proteger a Vida Terrestre - Objetivo 15
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