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International exchange ending with great performancesEducation-International

Posted by Birgit Dünow Wed, September 27, 2017 20:37:43

Great student's exchange-amazing performances at the end


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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 farmingwork on "Stop Climate Changes"

Posted by Birgit Dünow Sun, September 24, 2017 17:30:53

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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.

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

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A day in the woodwork on "Stop Climate Changes"

Posted by Birgit Dünow Sun, September 24, 2017 17:14:02

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Respect nature

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

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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.


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Lessons in the zoowork on "Stop Climate Changes"

Posted by Birgit Dünow Sun, September 24, 2017 14:11:09

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Influence of climate change on wildlife

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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.
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Stop climate change-students change ideas in workshopsEducation-International

Posted 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.
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waste fashion showwork on "Stop Climate Changes"

Posted by Birgit Dünow Fri, July 07, 2017 14:11:16

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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 breedingwork on "Stop Climate Changes"

Posted by Birgit Dünow Thu, June 08, 2017 12:49:57

Environmental-friendly animal breeding

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

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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 schoolwork on "Stop Climate Changes"

Posted by Birgit Dünow Mon, May 29, 2017 13:06:39

Raised plant boxes in our school garden area

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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.