Zin Elementary School marks Nature Conservation Week – for the next generations
In honor of Tu Bishvat, Zin Elementary School held a special week of activities dedicated to thinking, doing and creating for the next generations.
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.