The path to equality for all

Frequently asked questions

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

The Grupo Social ONCE Contest is open to all students in Spanish public, state-subsidised and private schools in Special Education, Primary Education (years 3-6), Secondary Education, Basic Vocational Training, Pre-University or Vocational Training (Intermediate and Higher):

In addition, for the first time we are inviting Parents' Associations (AMPA) to participate. Any AMPA that is legally formed and registered in the corresponding register of educational centres that teach Infant, Primary, Secondary, Pre-University and/or Vocational Training nationwide may participate.

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AND IF MY STUDENTS ALREADY PARTICIPATED LAST YEAR?

It doesn’t matter. The topic is completely different, as well as the creative projects requested of participants, so it is in reality a totally new contest.

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WHAT ARE THE PARTICIPATION GROUPS?

To participate in the contest you may submit one piece of work per classroom in the appropriate category, according to the students' academic year. In exceptional cases, work done by students in more than one category may be accepted, such as work by groups from rural schools or travelling circus school programmes, special support classes, etc.

In such cases, the class will participate in the category that applies to the majority of your students. If there is a draw, then the class will take part in the higher category.

The maximum number of participants per task will be the maximum number of students in the class established by the law in force for each level.

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CAN STUDENTS REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE ON THEIR OWN?

No. To participate, a teacher from the school must register.

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WHAT EXTRA WORK DOES IT ENTAIL FOR THE TEACHER?

This programme is integrated into the educational curriculum and has been developed with the educational situation in mind. Therefore, it does not involve any additional work. The teaching material that we provide allows each educator to carry out in the classroom (depending on their time and possibilities) the contents and activities that they consider appropriate to introduce their students to the theme of the competition and facilitate their subsequent participation work.

The degree of involvement in supervising and helping their students to participate in the competition will be determined by the level of involvement of each teacher. The teacher only undertakes to explain the activity to the students and to send us their work afterwards.

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WHAT IS THE LINK BETWEEN THE ONCE GRUPO SOCIAL CONTEST AND THE CORE COMPETENCES?

This educational action programme and its teaching materials have been prepared based on the curriculum and can be worked on through the following Core Competences:

  • Social and civic competence. To be aware of the existence of different perspectives to analyse reality.
  • Cultural and artistic competence. To appreciate the creativity implicit in the expression of ideas through different artistic media.
  • Competence in knowledge of and interaction with the physical world. To internalise the key elements of people's quality of life.
  • Competence of autonomy and personal initiative. Asserting and defending rights. Putting oneself in the other person's place. To be flexible in one's approach. Having self-confidence. To have a spirit of self-improvement. Work cooperatively. Valuing other people's ideas.
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IS IT COMPULSORY TO DO THE ACTIVITIES IN THE TEACHING UNIT?

No. They are only a tool to assist teachers in their task to introduce this year’s topic to their students and how to tackle the project to be submitted.

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ARE THERE ANY COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PROJECT?

Yes. Each class must submit:

Primary (3rd-6th) and Special Education:

A creative CARTEL, explaining an idea to make the environment more inclusive in one of the following areas:

A creative CARTEL, explaining an idea to make the environment more inclusive in one of the following areas:

  • Leisure
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Universal Accessibility
  • It must be sent online through the teacher's Private Zone in jpg format with a maximum weight of 2MB. The poster will have a title no longer than 140 characters and, in order to facilitate accessibility, will include an audio-description (explaining the poster in a specific and detailed way: images, colours, structure, message...) with a maximum duration of 1 minute. Participants may record this audio-description in the Private Area in their upload area or attach a file in .mp3, .mp4, .wav, .aac or .3gp format.

    To create the poster, students can select cuttings from magazines and newspapers, use images from the Internet, take photos themselves or use a mixture of the above options. In addition, they may use all the techniques available to them, from the more traditional ones, such as illustration or collage, to any image-processing software they have at their disposal.

    If the work is not digital, it must be photographed or scanned and uploaded to the website as explained above.

    ESO (1º-4º), Pre-University and Vocational Training

    The work will consist of making a VIDEO (maximum 1 minute) that communicates a class idea, in order to make the environment more inclusive in one of the following areas:

  • Leisure
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Universal Accessibility
  • The maximum length of the audiovisual piece will be 60 seconds. It will be sent online through the teacher's Private Area in .avi/.mp4/.mov format with a maximum weight of 100MB.

    The audiovisual piece will be accompanied by a title that will not exceed 140 characters, and the script of the same, to facilitate accessibility.

    (AMPA).

    They will have to create a PROJECT to promote inclusion in the school that includes all students, in one of the four areas: leisure, education, employment and universal accessibility. To do so, they will have to provide a script that will serve as a summary of the proposal to be implemented in the school.

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    CAN STUDENTS WORK AT HOME?

    Of course. After the teacher explains what the project to submit should be like, students may spend all the time they want on developing the project outside the classroom.

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    CAN PARENTS' ASSOCIATIONS (AMPA) SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PROJECT?

    No, participation is limited to one project per Parents' Association

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    AND IF WE HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO DO THE PROJECT OR ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL QUESTION?

    It’s fine. You can contact us and we will help you. A team of professionals will answer all your questions. Just call 900 808 111 (free call), 682 789 326 (WhatsApp) or fill out this form.

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