ZAKLADNI SKOLA PREROV, TRAVNIK 27
Our elementary school lies in the eastern part of the Czech Republic in the town of Prerov. The pupils have been taught according to the educational programme Travnik School Will Give You the Green Light for Life. Environmental education is realised within the subject Basic Principles of Ecology. (??)
Our school significantly focuses on environmental education. We started our membership in the international Eco-School Programme in 2009 and we are the holders of the title Eco-School and also the Green Eco-School Flag. We are also members of the School for Sustainable Life School-Association. The members of Eco-Team working under leading of the teacher-specialists in environmental education make an effort to persuade their schoolmates to take more active part in school life. The Annual Pupils Eco-Conference in Olomouc district is organized by our school. We cooperate with regional eco-centres, local cultural and civil organisations and the cooperation with the local deputies is also very fruitful.
We are proud of our certified nature eco-garden with environmental elements such as a lake and herb garden. It is used not only for field teaching but also for observations and experiments within Science subjects and relaxation. Long-term pupils´ projects are carried out in the school garden, such as Micro-world of animals and plant and Green terraces and water life. We are successful at applying for grants and projects and thus realize our pupils´ projects.
Short distance away from our school there are natural places, such as the recently reconstructed city park Michalov, national nature reserve Žebračka with well-preserved floodplain forest, the river Bečva, ornithological centre and biological centre. These places are also used for field teaching.
It is possible for our pupils to actively take part in Eco-Team or Ecology-Science-Tourism clubs. Regular gatherings for waste-paper, electronic, batteries are organised by our school. Our successful school folk ensemble Trávníček focuses on keeping alive and cherishing the local customs and traditions.
We try to impact not just on the inner school life but also its environs. Eco-School´s motto is:
IF YOU MANAGE TO INFLUENCE YOUR SCHOOL,
YOU ALSO MANAGE TO INFLUENCE THE WORLD AROUND YOU.