The 2º students of “Grau mitjà de jardineria” have done height pruning practice and the use of the elevator platform in the Despujol gardens. These gardens are in the Les Masies de Voltregà town council building. The school keeps a collaboration convention with the town council, and for four years, we are carrying out pruning and forest maintenance.
Moreover, the students have worked on how forest management is developed, the risk management of the urban trees, trees inventory, and other technical aspects.
In March, will be complemented the practices of climbing and security to access the trees.
These practices are included on the students' curriculum of the "Grau mitjà de jardineria" and are complemented, with an specific certification on lifting platform handling and height pruning.
The intervention consists of different sessions throughout the school year, with forestry students (the ones in the photo), and "Cicle formatiu de grau mitjà de jardineria; paisatgisme, medi rural and forestals de grau superior ". A detail that makes it more interesting because of the focus labor in multidisciplinary form.
Another year, the 1º students “Grau Superior de Ramaderia i Sanitat Animal “visited Mas Bes agriculture farm. Mas Bes is a company that produces milk for the ATO Natura brand.
Joan Viñolas explained to all of us the evolution and current functioning of the farm, the biogas plant where they produce electricity, and the solar photovoltaic plates for their self-consumption. Moreover, the visits to the farm they offer to all types of interested groups.
Generally, the Mas Bes visitors can complete the experience by visiting the “Museu de Pagès” to discover the life evolution of the countryside, the agro shop where you can buy products of own production, and finally, eat at the farm restaurant. The current circumstance and the limitation to receive visits due to the Covid -19 pandemic has driven Mas Bes to increase sum catalogs of nutritional products, creating new elaborate products and offering new service as, for example, selling Christmas baskets.
Mas Bes is an example of an open public company that progresses and risks new projects. From the school, we want to express our gratitude to Mas bes for this opportunity to conduct this interesting visit.
We hope soon, farms like Mas Ben will be able to retake their excellent production and educational activity that allows all kinds of public to understand and appreciate the importance of basic food fabrication like milk and meat.
+ info: https://www.masbes.com
We have participated at the "Bones pràctiques" table in FP dual in the "XVIII Jornada de Qualitat" in Ensenyament, where we have exposed our experience and curiosity.
As stated by the Department of education, these conferences aim to promote management improvements: effective and efficient. And help centers gaining excellent results in all their processes, especially those on learning and teaching. It has been very enriching sessions because of participation. And we could listen to other examples that will help us improve the system we are carrying out yet.
We appreciate the opportunity that the Department of Education has given us by inviting us to participate.
This week we have increased the machinery park with the acquisition of the new forestal strimmer of 4 -cycles UMK 450 of 50cc courtesy by Honda-Echo and Aldimak.
After some years, requesting Honda to build 4-cycle strimmers of bigger cylinder capacity for forestry works, finally, they have put on sale this season a strimmer with these characteristics.
This strimmer would be able to carry different cut tools in addition to the wire and garbage disposal blade as well. The last one is a very relevant aspect for our students to see the advantages and strong points between 4-cycles and 2-cycles motors, always having as reference the forestry works.
Principal advantages are 25% savings in combustibility, less noise, fewer vibrations, less contamination, to sum up, and excellent economic and ergonomic efficiency.
Eager to try it!
The first student visit with the 1o students of “Gray Superior de Gestió
Forestal i del Medi Natural” was a walking trip from Vidrà to Sant Pere de
Torelló, where we could introduce ourselves to the forestry area
Through the path, we knew different forestry arboreal, bushy and herbaceous species of the traditional vegetation Mediterranean weather. We learned to interpret different ways a forest area can be and, to know some measuring tools that are used to carry out a dasymetric inventory.
Visit of 2º “Grau Mitjà de Produccions Agropecuàrie”s to Mas Terricabras agricultural farm in Oristà.
Mas Terricabras is a familiar farm where it produces cereals and leguminous, and production of porcine and bovine cattle and fattening. Moreover, they generate biomass destined for heating and electric fabrication with solar photovoltaic plates set up at the farm roof.
Other singular productions are chickpeas with the designation of origin, a wheat variety called Formet escairat, green tomato, and direct commercialization. Also, jointly with other Lluçanès farms, they welcome visits in touristic routes called “La Ruta del Pa i la Ruta de la llet ”. Since the school, we express our gratitude to Mas Terricabras for this fascinating visit.
A new year begins. And we evaluate how the learning has been in DUAL
studies during the summer season. Because of covid19, we had to
postpone the start. But once we had assimilated the situation, all the
appropriate adaptations were carried to achieve correct monitoring of the
learning process, always keeping in mind the new sanitary conditions.
The personal and direct connection between the third parts implied in the
stay, student-school-company, guarantee this is enriching and accurate
for all of them.
From the school, we strongly bet for this professional stay system in the company, and for this reason, we realized it would be interesting to extend it to the rest of the training courses taught at school. Being always motivated for the exit of good experiences lived in the last years in the“Cicle de agropecuaria”. We know that walking forward in this direction, we increase the possibilities of the student incorporation in the company where he/she has carried out his DUAL stay.
Visit to the reproduction tortoise center of Albera, located in Garriguella, and “Parque Medioambiental” in Selva.
During the morning, we visited the Mediterranean tortoise breeding in
Garriguella, in the Albera mountains, where turtles are breed to be released into the natural environment. A beautiful species as threatened as well. Joan Budó accompanied us through the visit making it very pleasant and didactic.
In the afternoon, we visited “Parque Medioambiental de la Selva,” where they manage a good part of the waste gathering from the region. They distribute and do organic matter treatment, as well. The person in charge, Núria Cifra, showed us the plant and explained to us its work.
Final Projects of the year consist of the last educational register that
allows evaluating students’ competencies achieved through their
The link connection among the learning and professional training defines their singularity regarding the last projects realized so far. This year, the development, monitoring, and presentation have been different due to the exceptional situation we are living in nowadays. However, students and teachers have been up to this entrust responsibility. As always, the results have been very satisfactory. We ended a year they are going to remember forever.
Good job, good results.
“ I hope after this summer period you have rested and are excited to start
a new school year and be willing to work and achieve the objectives we
have fixed for this year. As you know, the pandemic is still with us, and
we commit ourselves to adapt to this situation and follow the protocols
and preventive health measures that will be a priority since the first day,
to all of us and all the students. At the same time, the school will follow
its formative teaching without losing the essence and the educational
system that defines it.
I attach you a general teaching plan and “Pla d’organització I d’actuació curs 20-21 en el marc de la pandèmia de l’escola Quintanes”. We have done some modifications regarding what I sent you in July, adding new Department instructions. It is so important to read it down to the last detail and study this planning”.