Discover, learn and
protect - the project of bilateral Slovak-Norwegian cooperation
The project main
activity was to develop cooperation between Slovak and Norwegian partner
schools focused on organising seminar in Norway on the mutual exchange of best
practice in educational environmental fields and exploration of differences and
common features of both countries.
Within this project, the group of 11 Slovaks visited Koppang on 24 - 28 October
2016. They were all from the Slovak school in Častá (1 English teacher, 1
teacher of biology and geography, 1 teacher of biology and environmental
sciences, 1 special pedagogist and school director, another special pedagogist
and 6 pupils - 4 of them from the 4th class and 2 of them from the 8th class.
The first day of stay on Norway,Slovak group visited Slovak Embassy in Oslo.
Next day, Slovak group visited elementary school in Koppang, the organiser of
NO-SK seminar, where was welcomed by the school director Hilde Solvang and
introduced to teachers and pupils of the school. They sung school anthem for
visitors. Slovak group sung Slovak anthem in return and gave their hosts gifts
from Slovakia - traditional Modra ceramics, t-shirts and chocolade with logos
of Slovak school and the NFM. The total number of seminar participants was 41,
in it 11 participants of Slovak group.
The Slovak group had presentations about
Slovak educational system, about the way of learning in their school. Slovak
pupils presented the way of learning to falconry and all together participated
in little quiz about birds with motivational gifts at its end. After lunch,
Slovak group had guided tour through school premises including kindergarden
premises and watched real lessons. Slovak pupils participated in football match
and visited local gym, dance studio and cinema. Next day, they travelled
to near town Evenstadt with environmental faculty of Hedmark
University and watched presentation about comparison of Slovak and
Norwegian wild nature predators and monitoring systems applied on
squirrels. They have seen real mooses. The next day, Slovak group visited
Norwegian forestry museum in Elverum with presentations about history and
current importance of forestry and hunting for Norwegian people. Slovaks
had guided tour through Nature museum and a presentation about birds and
bird hunting in Norway.
One part of the program was also eating traditional
Norwegian food and attending musical concert in the evening together with
Norwegian pupils. (presentation, cartoon quiz, learning tools can be found at the following link: