We repair objects, we recreate relationships. At the school of circular economies at Lab Barona

In 2022-23, the 4th and 5th classes of the Capponi primary school and the 1st of the Gramsci middle school, are involved in educational activities and workshops at school and at the Lab Barona Repair Cafè with the aim of contributing to increase knowledge and awareness among pupils on the importance of environmental sustainability in everyday life. In particular, teachers and students will work on the theme of the circular economy

Starting from the circular economy, the project promotes attention to the new life of objects, through re-use and repair. The project will also be an opportunity to socialize and exchange experiences, to clash the disposable culture, to promote the good practice of reuse and therefore reduce the amount of waste produced.

The project works closely with the Lab Barona Repair Cafè, a space located in via Ettore Ponti 15, a few meters from the Capponi and Gramsci schools, launched in 2021 by La Cordata with the aim of offering the neighborhood a space where objects can be repaired, materials can be recycled giving new life to objects and at the same time a place for the exchange of skills, relationships and opportunities to create solidarity and mutual aid. With the project we want to strengthen the bond started with the neighborhood and create a new channel of collaboration with the surrounding schools in order to raise awareness and activate the inhabitants on circular economy issues. In this sense, the identified target, young students between the ages of 9 and 12, could be a driving force for the involvement of parents and potential new users of the Lab Barona Repair Cafè who will be able, even at the end of the project, to continue to have a place that in the neighborhood offers the possibility to repair, recycle, reuse.

Objectives to be achieved:

The project aims to increase the knowledge and awareness of primary and secondary school students on the importance of environmental sustainability in everyday life to clash the ongoing climate and environmental crisis and promote understanding of their role as protagonists of the ecological transition.

In particular:

  1. The project intends to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers and pupils of the Capponi primary school and Gramsci lower secondary school on issues related to environmental sustainability, in particular on the concept of circular economy, reuse and recycling.
  2. The project intends to promote the activation of pupils and teachers also with the involvement of the educational community to identify concrete solutions for daily actions that respect the environment.

To achieve the objectives, the three main activities are: teacher training, student training and laboratory activities. On the sidelines there is the activation of the “educating community” or the network of organizations and associations of the territory and in particular of the most peripheral part of the Barona district, which are informed, involved and activated to support the laboratory activities



Fondazione Cariplo


  • 256 pupils
  • 20 teachers

43.078 EUR

2022 – 2023


Capacity building and professional training, Education, Environment/Fight against climate change

4 Quality Education  SDGs Sustainable cities and communities   SDGs Climate Action


15 consorzi finanziati

5555 EURO

15 consorzi finanziati

5555 EURO

15 consorzi finanziati

5555 EURO

  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250


  • 20



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