The week kicked off with fascinating lectures about the ecological footprint and the impact of our lifestyles on the next generations. In addition, the children visited a photograph exhibition of the school’s Green Council titled ‘Preservation and Enhancement in Midreshet Ben-Gurion.”
On Monday the school was closed while the students and the educational staff went out on a school field trip. We set off on foot from Midreshet Ben-Gurion and climbed to a spectacular lookout over the Sde-Boker basin. We hiked the length of the Halukim Ridge, and at the end of the day the older classes were hosted at a Bedouin village in Ramat Zipporim where they received a cordial welcome at the home of Selma Abu-Glidan, who works at the school. Tuesday was dedicated to students teaching other students. Over 100 students taught a wide array of topics in the different classes. The opportunity to teach in class and be a teacher for a day is one of the best ways to learn.
The fourth day was dedicated to multi-age workshops. Students could choose from among 20 fascinating workshops. Nature conservation week culminated in a ceremony with performances starring the school’s musical ensembles and home-grown talent.
In the picture: Meaningful learning at Zin Elementary School.
A photo of a multi-age workshop facilitated by our National Service youth leader Hannah Shure: a workshop on ancient cooking.