work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Fri, April 13, 2018 14:25:05
Art project April 2018
Thursday and Friday, 5th and 6th April 2018
Stop Climate Change – Start of the art project – preparations
What is climate change? What is the greenhouse effect?
What can we young people do against it? Can we really stop it or are we too young?
switch off lights, TV ...when we leave the room
lower the heating, wear warmer clothes instead
walk to school or use a bike instead of a car
First we did a lot of investigations about the Paris Climate Conference and the results. Then we discussed about the meaning for the people in Germany and especially here in the North in a small city like Schwaan.
We found out a lot of things we could do at school and at home.
Then we prepared „lessons“ for younger students – grade 5 and 6 including a power point presentation, lots of posters and reports. During the next three weeks we are going to teach them about the topic Climate Change.
work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Fri, April 13, 2018 14:18:00
Teacher training 09.-12.April 2018
Petra Paul and Birgit Dünow take part in Nykobing/ Denmark
It is a good tradition that teachers of at least five countries (Poland, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Lithuania) come together and learn from each other. So this was our last meeting - the dissamination conference – of the „Let's do it“ project 2016 – 2018.
We spent four days together. The youth hostel in Nykobing is a wonderful place for those meetings.
First the booklet was discussed which is a result of precious experiences of many students exchanges. There is no better way of doing teacher trainings than working together in exchanges. Then we went to different schools in Südfalster that took part in exchanges and even hosted some of them. We learned about what it means for small communities to have a big internationally working school. Discussions with teachers and students followed.
Then we got information about cooperation of Sophieschool with schools in Guldborgsund Municipality.
At the end there was enough time left for changing experiences while having a cup of coffee or sightseeing or folk dance to Danish fiddle music.
work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Fri, April 13, 2018 14:13:24
Project grade 5 – Experimentarium
22nd March 2018
Topic: How easy it can be to save the planet by using
alternative energy sources
Extreme weather conditions might already be a result
of climate change - that’s what we first experienced that day. We had already
learned in previous projects about the danger of climate change for the weather
on earth. It doesn’t necessarily have to be warmer everywhere ( like a
president of a huge country always thinks), but in many regions of the earth
more extreme like heavy rain, storm or snow. Our region MV might even disappear
under water because of melting ice.
Heavy snow end of March, it is spring time, so we were
surprised. Buses were late, some students couldn’t arrive in time and had to
stay at school.
Our bus to Zingst needed more time to go to there.
The project there was very nice. The teachers there
had a lot of time to answer all our questions because we were the only guests.
We had a lot of time to do some interesting experiments. So we send letters and
small parcels through a long pipe only with muscular strength. Then we made
small trains move with solar power.
There is so much energy around us that could be used.
But there is still the problem of storing it. Scientists are trying hard to
solve it and have found amazing solutions.
Finally we arrived home safely on a cold and snowy
Education-InternationalPosted by Birgit Dünow 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.
work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Sun, September 24, 2017 17:30:53
visit to MELA- an agricultural exibition
60 primary school children went to the exhibition of agriculture,
food, fishing, forest and gardening
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
the little steps help.
was a fantastic day for all the kids , learning about farming outside
work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Sun, September 24, 2017 17:14:02
day in the wood – Thursday, 20th
freetime without technical equipment
and animals should be able to live in harmony when they share 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
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.
Education-InternationalPosted by Birgit Dünow 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.