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International exchange ending with great performances

Education-International Posted on Wed, September 27, 2017 20:37:43

Great student’s exchange-amazing performances at the end


Students from Poland, Denmark and Germany are working together in projects on the topic climate change. There have been workshops every day:art (Ole from Denmark)), music (Boris from Finland) and dance (Booma from England). All the students have been working hard and preparing a performance at the end.
The results are amazing. Today it was the first performance at Sophieskolen/Nykobing, the wonderful school that is hosting the exchange group. The workshops presented their results together with another exchange group who worked at Stubbekobing school. So it was more than an hour of a phantastic music-,art- and dance performance. The audience-students of Sophieskolen-gave lots of applause. The next performance will be tomorrow at another school and that will be the end of this September exchange. The groups will leave by bus and ferry tomorrow evening. Many students ask about the date for the next exchange and want to come again, but until then they will stay in contact and maybe visit each other during school holidays.



Agricultural exibition- Learning about ecological farming

work on "Stop Climate Changes" Posted on Sun, September 24, 2017 17:30:53

A
visit to MELA- an agricultural exibition

About
60 primary school children went to the exhibition of agriculture,
food, fishing, forest and gardening

All
the students started for the day excursion at eight in the morning.
They went to Mela by bus. After arriving there they first went round
the exhibition. During their walk they got a lot of information that
could be used for a quiz afterwards. They learned about ecological
agriculture and gardening.

The
main important question is: Where do all the products come from?
Everybody should buy regionally produced food which saves energy for
transport and is good for the environment.

Then
they learned about energy saving and energy production in
agriculture. Many farmers use solar energy panels for energy supply.
There are more and more farms that produce energy from liquid manure.
The most important fact is that they try to use renewable resources.

The
pollution of the environment during the last decades was a result of
the use of fertilizers which were often poisonous. There is a real
change today because the customers force the farmers.

During
their visit the primary school students learned more about dairy
farming. They were also informed about the problems of milk
production. Too many people want to buy cheap milk products and that
makes it hard for the farmers. They also learned how important it is
to treat the resources more carefully which means not to waste food.

All
the little steps help. smiley

It
was a fantastic day for all the kids , learning about farming outside
their classrooms.



A day in the wood

work on "Stop Climate Changes" Posted on Sun, September 24, 2017 17:14:02

Respect
nature

A
day in the wood – Thursday, 20
th
July 2017

Class
4b

Surviving
freetime without technical equipment

Humans
and animals should be able to live in harmony when they share the
same place.

The
woods around us are such a place. Many years ago the parents and
grandparents of today’s schoolkids used to play in nature around
the towns and villages. Today it is not so common to spend freetime
outside and many children don’t know how to behave when they go
into the wood. It is not only a playground, it is the home of many
animals.

On
Thursday, 20th July 2017, 28 students went to “Letschower Wald”
with their teacher and some parents. When they arrived they met the
forester. They started with a quiz about wild animals. The adults
were surprised about the knowledge of the young students. Lots of them
have pets at home and know how to care for them. Then they learned
how to “read” animal traces. They got a lot of information about
wildlife and the ecosystem wood and collected ideas about how they
can support this system. Cleaning Schwaan and the woods around is one
step in that direction.



Lessons in the zoo

work on "Stop Climate Changes" Posted on Sun, September 24, 2017 14:11:09

Influence of climate change on wildlife

Lessons in Rostock Zoosmiley

On Thursday, the 20th July 2017, 27 students of class 4a went to Rostock Zoo. The zoo is always worth a visit but this time they wanted to learn more about the living conditions of wild animals in a zoo.
The lesson started with a long walk. The students learned that many of the wild animals would be endangered if they would go back to their natural biosphere. The zoo staff tries to create a natural environment for the animals. That is not easy because a lot of energy is needed for monkeys for example. They need a warm surrounding to feel comfortable and of course to survive.
The students learned how Rostock Zoo uses environmental friendly technologies wherever possible.
The children had a lot of time to watch the animals. Some of them like the camels seemed to be sad. So the question is: Is it really good to keep them in a zoo just to present them to an audience?
But more people must be teached about the climate change and about the danger for the animals, so at the end it is good.
During class in Darwineum they learned more about the ecosystem and how living creatures on earth influence each other and also about the food chain.
Soon there will be a Polarium in Rostock Zoo which they are working on now.
There they will especially teach people about the influence of climate change on ecosystems.
The young students will definitely be among the first guests.



Stop climate change-students change ideas in workshops

Education-International Posted on Sun, September 24, 2017 11:45:21

We are in Nykobing !
Sophieskolen in Nykobing is a fantastic place for international student’s exchanges.
So we are lucky to be here again with these wonderful hosts.
Yesterday, on Saturday evening, we met at the ferry terminal in Rostock to start our trip.
On the ferry we could already talk to the Polish students and teachers. They could take our luggage to Nykobing. We had to take the “normal” bus. We were lucky, the ferry was in time.
The first evening was very nice. The Danish students were waiting for us at the door to welcome us and after a few minutes the groups were mixed and talking to each other. All the teenagers were happy about the delicious pizza later.
The warming up circle was a lot of fun this morning.



waste fashion show

work on "Stop Climate Changes" Posted on Fri, July 07, 2017 14:11:16

Workshop-from waste to
fashion

9th May, 16th
May, 23rd May, 13th June 2017

Presentation: 24th June 2017

Everybody likes fashion and fashion shows. But fashion
is not only nice, it creates a lot of waste, when people buy new clothes very
often.

So why not make fashion out of old materials like old
clothes and even waste!

The main idea was to combine two important things-do
something against careless treatment of our environment and creating fashion
without buying new material.

Our school had started a city cleaning action before on
28th April 2017 which was very successful.

We – seventeen students of grades 7-10 – started
sorting the bags to see what we could use for our fashion show, it was a lot!
Then we started to make new things out of old ones. We met in the afternoons ,
discussed our ideas and started the “production”. It was amazing to see the
results. After four workshops we finished our work and were ready for a waste
fashion show.

After presenting our fashion in front of some school
classes we went to a central meeting of students representatives in Güstrow.
There we showed the participants how we do something against climate change and
for our environment.



Environmental-friendly animal breeding

work on "Stop Climate Changes" Posted on Thu, June 08, 2017 12:49:57

Environmental-friendly
animal breeding

A visit to „Wildtierpark Güstrow“ on 30th May 2017

Many children like to have pets at home. They have to
learn very early that animals are not toys, so they have to know a lot about animal
welfare.

During the visit in Güstrow about 40 schoolkids of
grade 2 learned how to help to protect nature and environment and how to care
for living creatures.

First they learned about how wild animals became
domestic animals. During their walk through the park they could watch wild
animals like wolves in a nature-like surrounding. They learned that every
creature has its place in nature and that it is important for the balance to
care for a natural environment.

After the walk the students participated in a nature quiz
and showed that they learned a lot. They could also ask all their questions
about pets.

“It was a fantastic day” class 2a and 2b

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Green Gardens at school

work on "Stop Climate Changes" Posted on Mon, May 29, 2017 13:06:39

Raised plant boxes in our school garden area

Gardening club every Tuesday

A garden
project for our primary kids could be started. The students of our handicraft
work group want to build two different plant boxes for our school garden area.
The primary teachers have the wish to illustrate the children the growths of
vegetable and herbs. They are also want to show the process of composting. To
reach these aims the work group has to construct boxes with an acrylic glass
front. The first steps are done. The wood could be bought and the students put
the parts together. We will see how it goes on.



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