This morning Verea organized the awards ceremony for the first edition of the ‘EnTéllate’ school contest, organized to promote the value of natural resources such as clay and its sustainable management. Coinciding with the celebration of the World Environment Day, an awards ceremony was held at the school of Xanceda (Mesía) and Armando Cotarelo Valledor (Boimorto).
The award-winning work in the individual category of the contest was a drawing focused on the process of manufacturing tiles in Verea, made by the student Jesús García, from 6th grade of the school of Xanceda (Mesía). The drawing highlights the natural origin of the tiles and their ability to protect buildings.
On the other hand, in the collective category, the awards went to the classes of 5th and 6th grade of the CPI Armando Cotarelo Valledor from Boimorto, which reflected in a plasticine model and an explanatory video in ‘stop-motion’ the evolution of the process of Traditional tile making in a tradicional roof tile factory.
Luis Verea, general director of Tejas Verea, presented the awards, congratulated the winners for their work and thanked all participating centers for their contributions. In the first edition of the contest, proposals were received from schools of Frades, Ordes, Boimorto and Mesía focused on the sustainable manufacture of tiles, the evolution in their manufacture and proposals for ‘tiles of the future’.
EnTéllate, a campaing for young people to ‘find out’
The school competition organized by Tejas Verea is aimed at school children, an initiative that aims to disseminate and value the natural resources of the region from an environmental, historical and social point of view. Organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Mesía and with the support of the Official Mining Chamber of Galicia, a total of 115 primary school students from Ordes, Mesía, Frades and Boimorto councils participated in this course.
50 years of experience
Verea has the capacity to manufacture 50 million tiles annually. The company, with half a century of experience, has a workforce of 50 workers. Currently, it exports more than 50% of its production to countries on four continents. Verea is the only company in its sector that offers a 50-years warranty for all of its tiles.