|List of Milestones||Relates to activity||Milestone implementation started/completed
(following the signature of the Project Contract)
|Preparation for building Climatic Garden||Activity1||within 3 months||within 6 months||3|
|Building Climatic Garden||Activity1||within 3 months||within 6 months||3|
|Preparation for building composters||Activity1||within 1 months||within 3 months||2|
|Building Composters||Activity1||within 1 months||within 3 months||2|
|Adjusting curriculum||Activity2||within 1 months||within 3 months||2|
|Preparation of promotional material and its distribution||Activity6||within 3 months||within 6 months||3|
|Creating subweb page||Activity6||within 1 months||within 18 months||17|
|Preparation and orgaisation of Opening Conference||Activity5||within 3 months||within 6 months||3|
|Production of educational materials||Activity3||within 3 months||within 18 months||15|
|Informational events in nursery, elementary and secondary schools||Activity6||within 3 months||within 12 months||9|
|Workshops in Centre of Free Time, at our school||Activity6||within 3 months||within 12 months||9|
|Writing reports and making photo documantation||Activity3||within 1 months||within 12 months||11|
|Welcoming public and other schools and from our town to educate in Climatic Garden||Activity4||within 3 months||within 18 months||15|
|Taking care of Climatic Garden||Activity5||within 3 months||within 18 months||15|
|Teaching in Climatic Garden||Activity4||within 3 months||within 18 months||15|
|Using products from raised beds and waste reducing||Activity7||within 3 months||within 6 months||3|
|Updating subweb page (edu. materials, videos, reports)||Activity6||within 1 months||within 18 months||17|
|Preparation and organisation of Closing conference||Activity6||within 12 months||within 18 months||6|
|Welcoming our bilateral partner and its students in Climatic Garden, exchanging experiences, materials||Activity8||within 6 months||within 18 months||12|
Activity 5 – Preparation and orgaisation of Opening Conference
Opening Conference to the Project Climatic Garden supported from Norway Grants
The project Climatic Garden supported from Norway grants, that The Secondary school of Buisness and Services has recently acquired has been officially opened.
It happened on 12th of May 2021, when the opening conference took place at The Secondary school of Buisness and Services during forenoon hours. At the conference participated 17 invited guests: the Head of Departement of Education of Banská Bystrica region Ing Miroslav Martiš, the representatives of the partners- Primary School of P.Dobšinský- headmaster Ing. Erika Demková and the Center of Leisure Time RELAX- deputy headmaster PaedDr. Dana Spišáková. We could welcome at the conference also the representatives of Elementary and Secondary schools in Rimavská Sobota.
After longer time of online conferences, the guests could be present at the conference under keeping all restrictions connected to the pandemic situation. So on 12th of May 2021 at The Secondary school of Trade and Services in Street Športová 1 in Rimavská Sobota the project Climatic Garden oriented in increasing awarness of climate changes within the educational process (ACC03P12) has officially started. It is implemented within the programm „Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation“ ( SK- Climate) and it is supported from Norway Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 and The Slovak State Budget.
The aim of the Opening Conference was to provide information about the project, its goals, expected results and outputs.
The conference was opened by the headmaster PaedDr. Jaroslav Bagačka. He welcomed all the guests and expressed thanks to all participants of the project.
After the speech of the headmaster Ing. Veronika Rízová from The Centre of Nature Protection- Protected Area Cerová Vrchovina ( Cerová Uplands) presented from the view of a specialist the matter of climate changes and possibilities of their mitigation. She mentioned the importance of the project and its implementation.
The project manager Ing. Monika Brezovická informed about the project, its partners, steps, milestones and activities, which are made to increase the awarness of climate change adaptation.
The discussion and a small refreshment prepared for the guests followed and at the end of conference. All the guests went to see the place of the future Climatic garden. The atmosphere of the whole confernce was very pleasant and the guest left full of enriching inspirations.
Within activity no. 5 Publicity an article about the Climate Garden from Norwegian grants was published in a regional periodic, where we informed the public about the project as well as about the upcoming opening conference. You can read this article in 8th issue of regional newspaper Gemerské zvesti on the page 5 on this link Gemerské zvesti (rimavskasobota.sk)
On 27-th of May 2021 we had presentation about the project Climatic Garden on Business Academy in Rimavská Sobota. The students of second grade were listening carefully and were intersted in the information what will be implemented within this project. In cooperation with Ing. Ingrid Raiszová the ecology teacher we prepared and planned educational activities for students oriented in adaptation and mitigation of climate change.
On June 1st 2021, as part of the development of bilateral cooperation with a foreign partner, we had an online meeting Climatic Garden – Climate Garden with pupils from the Norwegian school Radøy ungdomsskule, Alver kommune, Norway led by teacher Arve Skjellanger. At the beginning of the meeting, our Norwegian partner presented his town and school.
He pointed out what Norway is doing to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The student from Norwegian school explained the construction of a hydroponic tower, constructed by themselves and they planted lettuce and herbs in it, and observed the growth rate of these plants in this tower and compared it with the classic planting in the soil. This student took care of such a tower and watched it at home.
Later, our student Kristína Balážová introduced our school to the students of the Norwegian school, followed by a presentation of a walk to the City Garden on the occasion of Biodiversity Day, which was presented by students I. H Nikol Jóžová and Tomáš Darnady. The students talked about how they observed the different species of birds with the employees from the Cerová vrchovina Protected Landscape Area. Mgr. Anna Pintová told the pupils of the Norwegian partner about the activities of the extracurricular course Mitigation and adaptation to climate change in practice. Finally, the project manager provided students with information about the Climate Garden project. The online meeting was accompanied by a very pleasant atmosphere, pupils of I.K class also took part. They learned valuable information about climate change issues and had the opportunity to get in touch with pupils from Norway.
Educative material – Biodiverzity day
Activity 1 – preparation of the construction of the Climatic Garden
The first outdoor work on the preparation of the construction of the Climatic Garden has started
30.6.2021 – the day when the ceremonial speeches and balancing of the school year sounds from each class and school, we celebrated with the students of the construction study programmes by working.
As part of the first milestone of the project – Preparation of the construction of the Climatic Garden, which we could not implement due to quarantine of our students in May, we put theories to work with the students. We explained to the students what will be part of the Climatic Garden and started the first preparatory excavation work. Students of the construction study programme led by Mgr. Viktor Chlpoš and Ing. Monika Brezovická participated in the realization of this milestone.
The students helped a lot, the best job was done by Stanislav Bolf and Slavomír Gembický from class II.C, to whom thanks belong, and they are already looking forward to experience learning outdoors – in the Climatic Garden. Students promissed to lend a helping hand again in the next stages of outdoor work if necessary. We are all looking forward to the further successful implementation of the Climate Garden project.