Agrupamento de Escolas de Amarante - PORTUGAL
The Agrupamento de Escolas de Amarante is a full primary state school situated in the city of Amarante, in the north of Portugal, 60 km from Porto. It is a school cluster: 3 pre-schools and primary schools in the urban area of the city, 4 kindergartens and primary schools in a semi-urban area and 11 schools located in a vast territory mainly rural. There are 1795 students attending school, 218 teachers and 123 employees in the administration.
The Agrupamento de Escolas de Amarante is widely regarded as a school that is providing good quality education for all its students. The students participate in a wide range of interesting learning activities that are frequently linked to their own lives and to the local community.
The theme of Education for health has been a priority in this school. In 2017 it started a pilot project with the Order of Nutritionists to intervene in the school canteen with the aim for students to start eating healthy food in the canteen and reduce food waste.