Six thousand ESO and Bachillerato students from 99 educational centers of the Region have begun this morning to participate in the Rétame y Aprendo educational innovation competition, developed by the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, through its Digital Content Production Center, and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
"We are delighted with the reception of the educational program and excited to see the development of the game", says the vice-rector of Information and Communication Technologies, Mathieu Kessler.
In the first twelve hours of the contest, in which the students answer on the UPCTplay platform to questions of the different subjects they attend, 1,432 challenges have been made.
The first of them ended when only 22 seconds had passed since the start of the second edition of Rétame and Aprendo.
The center where more tests have been done so far is the Marist School of Cartagena, which had seven finalists and three winners in the last edition.
"The students are motivated to compete among themselves and be eligible for prizes, but the most interesting thing about this teaching initiative is that they learn while having fun playing," explains Miriam Sánchez Fernández, head of the Maristas Cartagena contest.
In the first phase of the contest, students challenge themselves with other colleagues from their own center to see who answers the most questions.
It was the case this morning of Joaquín Lorenzana, who had challenged his teammate Antonio Pérez.
"I had to hit four of seven to at least draw but I did not get it," he complained after answering questions of math, history and English.
Another student of 4th of ESO in the center of Cartagena, Gonzalo de la Puerta, was second in the modality of Technology in the final held in the Auditorium of the UPCT.
"It was very fun to compete in the Paraninfo.
My goal this year is to win, "he said impatiently to start playing.