The Community of Madrid trains over 5,800 students in the responsible use of Metro during the 2022/2023 school year
In the 2022/2023 school year, the Community of Madrid has trained over 5,800 students from around one hundred schools in the region in the responsible use of the Metro, thanks to the AulaMetro programme. With this project, the underground develops different activities aimed at pupils of different ages and needs, in which the importance of this means of transport from a historical and technological point of view, as well as in the field of sustainability, is explained.
In addition, from next September, this initiative will also be extended to pre-school education, so it will be available to children and young people of all levels and special education in Madrid.
Among the dozen lines that make up AulaMetro, there are sections such as We look after the planet, in which almost 1,000 first, second and third year primary schoolchildren have enrolled, which aims to reinforce their positive attitude towards public transport with interactive and motivating techniques.
Similarly, over 3,000 pupils in the fourth, fifth and sixth years of primary school have received basic knowledge about the responsible use of the Metro with the course, Learning to travel alone; and over 1,300 young people from Secondary School, Baccalaureate, higher education and university courses have taken part in activities in which they have learned about the history of the company and the advantages of using the underground.
Also, the almost 400 people with intellectual disabilities who have taken an interest in the course, Reinforcing my autonomy, aimed at increasing their autonomy as passengers on the underground by means of gymkhanas and tours of the line to learn how it works and its main elements.
Also, during 2022/2023, Metro de Madrid took part, for the first time, in the 4ºESO+company Programme, welcoming twenty schoolchildren in their final year of compulsory education for an educational visit to the company's headquarters and explaining the work that is carried out there.
All the activities described above are free of charge and can be found on the company's website (www.metromadrid.es).