Purim Environmental Desert Event

עדלאידע 2014. צילום אושרה קמחי

Keeping with tradition, the Midreshet Sde Boker environmental Adloyada Parade was held on Purim, led by the students of the High School for Environmental Education.


On Purim, students of the high-school for environmental education led the environmental “green” Adloyada held again this year at Midreshet Sde Boker. The event took place on Saturday, March 15th, 2014, in cooperation with the Ramat Hanegev Regional Council.


From 10:00 am, all students of the high school for environmental education paraded around the Midreshet Sde Boker campus in a large multicolored parade mounted on exhibits of their own design. The Adloyada parade is one of the peak events of the school year, for which students of all grades enthusiastically prepare. The students decide on their specific grade’s theme, design the exhibits and costumes, and choreograph dances, all in an independent process supervised by the educational staff. This year’s exhibits were based on the following themes: Grade 9 – Dwarfs, Grade 10 – Time, Grade 11 – Native Americans, and Grade 12 – Lunatics.


After the parade, an art fair was held on the central lawn, featuring some of the region’s finest artists and their artwork, including various arts & crafts stands, rest spots and food and beverage stands. In addition, we held a raffle (prizes included B&B holidays, wine, massages, pampering spa treatments at “Neve Midbar”, jeep tours, rappelling activities and many more – all donated by residents who run their businesses in the vicinity). The raffle ticket fee of 5 NIS per ticket, will help 11th grade students, who ran the Adloyada parade, in funding their trip to Poland early next year.


Did we say “green Adloyada”? Yes, we did! The day after the event, in a large dismantling “happening”, the boys of the High School for Environmental Education separated all the various exhibit materials and sent whatever could be salvaged for recycling.