An ordinary school day! Under the Erasmus + project “Future cities-smart and sustainable solutions”, we organised students and teachers to visit the new water treatment plant at the complex “Meden Rudnik”, where our school is located. We walked along the road. It was fun, the weather was sunny and predisposing. At the station, we were met by the station laboratory assistant, who showed us around and explained all the mechanisms of purification. The most interesting thing was that there was water purification with microorganisms. The station was built according to an Austrian project, of course with EU money. All processes are controlled by IT. The goal is to achieve a standard purity of the water that is discharged into the lake. Mandra. At the end of the station, what comes out is industrial water and dry matter, great for fertilizing. The strange thing is that these products are not available for use. This would contribute to the economic efficiency of the station. An engineer from the station explained the technologies used for the treatment. Purification processes are carried out in huge tanks located outdoors. We learned how not to pollute the water, not to dump certain products in the sewer network and how this interferes with the treatment. We heard and saw interesting things! This visit contributed to а certain extent to our environmental education, to how the municipality takes care of the purification and the ecological state of our city.
During the days from July 4 to 8, the last meeting was held on the Erasmus + project, “Future cities – smart and sustainable solutions”, which was won by our school. The Erasmus+ program created another opportunity for teachers and students from Romania, Greece, Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria to enjoy experiences that cannot be repeated. Five wonderful days filled with deep emotions, diverse activities and making many friendships. The students and teachers liked our school, the garden and the dormitory where they were accommodated. We – teachers, students and other staff from Bourgas – acted as a well-oiled machine. All activities were done on time and with high quality. There was no end to the surprises of the hosts – a barbecue was organized for the guests in the beautiful yard of our school, as well as a cinema screening. Our guests had the opportunity to enjoy interesting initiatives – to watch how a pie is made at the Biotiful farm, as well as to make a pizza themselves. Separately, they got acquainted with an example of circular economy and permaculture, i.e. ecological agriculture in harmony with the laws of nature. History and culture were our ideas for visiting Sozopol and the island of St. Anastasiya. Work on the project was not left behind either. In several workshops, teachers and students created the final project document. Interesting “smart and sustainable” solutions for the urban environment were proposed. Students from each country will create an electronic and printed version of the proposed ideas, which they will introduce to the authorities. Another initiative was the presentation of objects made by the different schools with the project logo and inscriptions on how to take care for nature. As a wonderful end to a fantastic experience, the hosts gave colorful t-shirts on which their guests had to write messages about nature and its conservation. This grew into exchanging memories and signing those same t-shirts. It was a wonderful event. It was a wonderful visit. It was great. Friendships were formed, there was laughter and merriment. Our students did a great job with their assignments. They behaved like real hosts, for which we thank them.
Erasmus + opens horizons – to travel, to learn, to get to know new cultures, to create friendships that last over time! It’s summer! Now it’s time to relax – after taking stock of a job well done!
In our work with the club of students we decided to choose various areas in the town like industrial, residential and transport system to research the contemporary status of the area, to make an analysis and define the basic problems of it. This will happen with the investigation of the area. And in several steps:
1. Making and depicting the boundaries of each region on an electronic map.
2. During our summer holidays students will make pictures that will reveal the details of the region and help understand the problems of it. For the new school year, we shall make an exhibition at school of bad and good environmental examples of the town.
3. Then we must conceive solutions using the world experience in this respect.
4. This is going to be a part of the common decision in the entire document of solutions among all the partners participating in the project.