Program of Longlife Learning
Comenius – Multilateral partnerships
Let the Forests Breathe
O nosso projeto pretende consciencializar todos os
países participantes para:
• Problemas ambientais, causas e consequências.
• Importância da floresta no futuro dos nossos alunos.
• Responsabilidade de cada um de nós para com o meio
• Elaboração de um conjunto de medidas a serem
seguidas por todos eles.
Um dos desastres ambientais causado pelo Homem é a
Pretende ainda que os alunos:
• Compreendam a importância da prevenção.
• Desenvolvam as competências de pesquisa e de
• Desenvolvam a consciência de outras Culturas
• Adquiram um maior conhecimento das condições de
vida dos seus parceiros.
Principais causas da desflorestação:
• Os incêndios são a causa mais frequente da
desflorestação, sendo 98% provocados pelo Homem.
Grande impacto no aquecimento global, nas
mudanças climáticas, na biodiversidade, para além de
serem responsáveis pela emissão de dióxido de
• Falta de cuidado.
• Fogo posto.
• Aumentar a motivação dos alunos,
oferecendo um meio lúdico para a
aprendizagem de línguas estrangeiras.
• Promover a Educação Intercultural.
• Sensibilizar os alunos para os problemas
ambientais, como a desflorestação.
• Sensibilizar os alunos para a relação entre
o seu comportamento e o meio ambiente.
• Os problemas ambientais e a sua saúde.
• Desenvolver as capacidades de discussão, avaliação,
interpretação e de síntese.
• Aprender uns com os outros.
• Compreender o valor de trabalhar para a
• Sentir-se responsável pelo meio ambiente.
Fecha sempre a torneira da água enquanto
escovas os dentes
Turn the tap off while you
brush your teeth
Mantém a porta do frigorífico fechada, para o frio não sair…
… e também a da rua, para o frio não entrar!
Keep the fridge door closed so that the cold doesn’t get
… and also the entrance door so that the cold doesn’t get in!
Apaga as luzes quando saíres do teu quarto.
Turn off the lights when
you leave your room.
Trata bem das
Take care of the trees.
Reutiliza o papel sempre que puderes.
Recycle paper whenever
Respect all creatures, the big
and the small ones.
Não deites o lixo
para o chão.
É sujo e pode ser
perigoso. Don’t throw garbage
on the floor. It can
Se possível, … e quando fores
vai a pé para às compras!
If possible go to … and when you go
school on foot… shopping…
Aproveita o sol… … e a chuva!
Make the most of the sun… … and of the rain!
A maior parte do lixo…
… deve ser colocada em contentores próprios
Most of the garbage…
…. should be placed in proper containers for recycling.
Do you like trees and animals?
Do you like rain and sunshine?
What can you do to help the planet?
and protec the animals.
And all of this starts at home!
Working on the species, climate and culture of our partners
I'm a tree and
I want to be free ,
because I give you oxygen ,
and make your life better
I'm a friend and
I hope you treat me better
Without me you are nothing
João Marques, 8.º B
Trees are beautiful The fire is their enemy
Trees are green And the human greed
They are the most amazing Let´s protect them
things That´s what we need
I’ve ever seen
They are the birds´ house To plant a tree
Squirrels and bees Is an act of love
So let’s protect them God will bless you
And happy you will be From the skies above
João Marques, 8.º B
We need forests to live
Because they give us
We need to breathe.
Animals can’t live without forests,
Forests are their heaven
When animals live in their homes,
They are on cloud seven.
Not only forests are beautiful,
But also flowers,
They give beauty to our world
And even landscape is wonderful.
Some people just think about evolution,
Don’t care about deforestation
Or pollution. Telma Fabiana
João Marques, 8.º B
Nature is beautiful
The trees are free
The birds are cool
The honey comes from the bee.
The forest is a family
It must be preserved
Men are destroying biodiversity
They have to be stopped.
Nature is pacific
All trees are unique
And also their fruits
With many colours. Francisco Brás
The Forest is so useful,
There’s a lot of fresh air,
Please pay attention to my call
And don’t destroy our tress,
A tree is a friend
That we should take care
A really truthful friend No one likes
That we should preserve. Untidy houses
Don’t hurt the forests,
They’re animals’ habitat.
“Let the Forest Breathe”
A long time ago, before Portugal independence, when the Algarve
belonged to the Moors, there was a Moorish king who married a girl
from northern Europe, named Gilda.
Gilda was a lovely creature, to whom everyone called the
"Northern Beauty", and so no wonder that such a brave and daring king
wanted Gilda to be his queen.
Despite the celebrations on this occasion, Gilda was very sad. Not
even the richest gifts of her bridegroom made her smile: the "Northern
Beauty" was homesick.
One day, the king finally knew what was wrong with her: in tears
and sobs, she confessed that her sorrow was due to the snow-covered
fields that she couldn’t see there, as it happens in her hometown.
With the fear of losing his beloved wife, he came up with a great
idea. He ordered almond trees to be planted in the Algarve, which
in early spring would be covered with flowers.
The good king, anticipating Gilda’s joy, said to her:
- Gilda, come with me to the tallest balcony of the castle and
contemplate a lovely show!
Once she reached the top of the tower, the Queen clapped and
shouted with joy seeing all the lands covered by a white cloak,
which he thought was snow.
- See – he told her smiling - how Allah is kind to you. Your desires
The queen was so happy that was soon completely cured.
The sorrow that was killing her slowly disappeared, and
Gilda felt happy and satisfied with the king, who adored her.
Every year in early spring, she saw from the tower, the
almond covered with white flowers, which reminded her of
the snow-covered fields, as in her hometown.
Once upon a time, many many years ago, when the magic
was real, in the time of knights and princesses, there was a
war in Portugal among Christians and Muslims. Due to
frequent fights, the land changed hands very often, too
often, indeed. When the armies crossed the region, the
civilian populations ran away to seek for a shelter to avoid
any violence from the warriors against the old, the women
and the children.
Despite being Christians or Muslims, all of them, civilians,
lived with fear of being killed, injured or of suffering any
kind of violence all the time. Even the warriors of both sides
sometimes got sick of violence and looked for some peace
and tenderness, feelings they had left behind in their lands,
with their families which had been almost forgotten.
Once, during these “come and go”, a young Christian
knight, after a fight with the Muslims, by a river called
Varosa, found a beautiful Arab girl dressed with a golden
veil, who had been left behind during the Muslim escape. He
asked her not to be afraid of him since he would never harm
such a beautiful and undefended girl. Accordingly to the
Christian’s Chivalry Code of Honour, he could never harm
women, orphans or elder people; on the contrary, he was
obliged to protect them.
On the other hand, she told him she was a princess left
alone by her father, relatives or friends who went to the war
and she couldn’t see them any more. She had no news from
her people and had to live hidden with fear of Christians.
Both felt in love with each other. Unfortunately, their
people, Christians from one side and Muslims from the
other, would never accept this love.
So, the princess had to remain hidden and the young
knight would have to keep his love secret, at least while the
war lasted. Both promised each other they would keep their
love and when the peace came, they would get married,
despite all the criticism.
One day, the young Christian warrior had to join his army
and leave for another campaign.
Then, she told him that, every year, she would put on
that particular day her veil over a beautiful tree where they
met for the first time. That would be the sign for him that
she was hidden in the place he knew waiting for her
The time passed by and the young Christian knight never
came. Nevertheless, every year, in that place, everyone
could see in the middle of June, a chestnut tree covered by a
The princess never left her refuge and couldn’t be seen
This is the reason why all the chestnut trees covered of
golden flowers can be seen during the St John’s day, 24 th
June, in this region of Lamego and Tarouca, by the river
Unfortunately, the Chestnut tree of this legend was cut in
mid 20th century. Nevertheless, the legend remains and a
small village kept its name forever, the Chestnut Tree of
Gold, in Portuguese, Castanheiro do Ouro.
Penajóia is one of the most beautiful parishes of
Lamego and it’s known as a land of good cherry tree.
The legend says that, one day, a beautiful Moorish
princess, to whom the king had given a fabulous diamond
ring, passed through Penajóia.
As the princess was riding her horse, she was enchanted
with such beautiful landscape and she was amazed with the
great number of cherries she saw all around.
The moment she pointed to a cherry tree, she realized
she had lost the ring.
She was very sad with the thought of not getting it
back. Then the princess’s companions saw she had her foot
on the jewel.
The inhabitants of that land decided to give it the name
of Penajóia, to remember the way the ring was found.
According to other people, when the princess
discovered that she had lost the ring, she said:
Oh, I’m very sorry (pena) about the jewel (jóia).
To remember such unfortunate loss, the inhabitants
named their land Penajóia.