Green School Project=

Various activities in the Virtual Eden Project=

Clean Up the World

Ian Kiernan, Australian, is a builder specialising in historic restoration and a great yachtsman. In 1986/87 he represented Australia in hallenge solo around-the-world yacht race. During the BOC Challenge Ian saw and was horrified by the amount of rubbish chocking the world’s oceans. After returning to Sydney Harbour, he decided to organize, with the support of his friends, a community event – Clean UP Sydney Harbour on Sunday 8 January 1989. Ian was really surprised when 40,000 volunteers came to help him. The United Nations Environment Programme found his idea very valuable. Together they decided to promote Clean Up the World campaign around the globe at the same time in September 17-19.

Since 1994 the Clean Up the World event has been held in Poland. It is coordinated by Fundacja Nasza Ziemia. Mrs Bańka, a Biology teacher, promotes the campaign among our students and encourages participation. On Friday 17, all students of our school took part in the campaign.

Our school is situated among the remnants of the old beautiful forest. Today you can still find edible, inedible or poisonous mushrooms here. However, more and more rubbish can be found, too. Soon we will begin reading the module in our English text book titled ‘Our precious Earth’. Taking part in the Clean Up the World campaign was a practical introduction to the topic. Even if we could notice on our walks in the forest a lot of bottles, cans, plastic bags and other rubbish we were impressed by a heap of rubbish we managed to gather with an old sofa as ‘a cherry on top’ of our hard and dirty work. (To tell the truth, the sofa was at the bottom covered with many bags. Today the forest seems to be as clean as the Garden of Eden, at the beginning of the world. The question is: How long?



Spring Day in Europe in Dub

Students in Dub did not have common lessons on Friday 14th May. They participated in a whole school project called Welcome to Europe. At 5 workshops they became more familiar with culture, music, dances, history, geography, sports and languages of 4 European countries - Poland, Hungary, Romania and Sweden. These 4 countries were chosen as they have been our partners at Comenius projects.
Students liked the idea of getting information in this way and the main idea of Spring Day in Europe can be brought to life in this way too.


Climate Change-the Big Quiz
Our school, School 186, Elena Vacarescu is involved in the multilateral Comenius project Vitrual Eden, which has as a major component the development of a pro-ecological attitude among students and teachers. As a result, our students have done a large number of activities in this respect. Thus, within the Spring Day programme, the 8th grade students have been able to prepare a quiz about climate change, its causes and consequences for the 7th grade students. At the end of the competition, each contestant received a diploma for their excellent results.2_de_postat.JPG
  1. Name three fossil fuels.
  2. Why is the burning of fossil fuels harmful to the environment?
  3. Name three types of pollution.
  4. What is happening to the temperatures on the globe as a result of the high level of pollution?
  5. What is happening to the ice caps because of the increasing temperatures on the globe?
  6. What natural phenomena will be caused by the changing temperatures on the globe?
  7. What will happen to animals as a result of climate change?
  8. What contributes to the rising of the sea level?
  9. What is the Earth protected by against the sun’s ultraviolet rays?
  10. What is happening to the ozone layer?
  11. Which is the main gas which causes the greenhouse effect?
  12. What are thermal power stations used for?
  13. Why are thermal power stations polluting?1_de_postat.JPG
  14. How can we save electrical energy?
  15. How can we save water?
  16. What alternative types of energy should be used in order to avoid climate change?
  17. How should people travel in order to reduce pollution (if the distance is short?)
  18. What sort of light bulbs should we use to save energy? What sort of bags?
  19. Why is it more ecological to send e-mails than letters?
  20. What do we refer to as the lungs of our planet?
  21. What do trees absorb? What do they release?

Air pollution

Every year on 22nd April in our school and all over Hungary people celebrate Earth Day. My family wants to protect the environment. We collect all our bottles, cans and newspaper during the week. Then, on Saturday we go to the local supermarket. There are lots of recycling bins there. I do much to help the environment. I never forget to turn off the light when I leave a room and I recycle. I never throw litter in the streets and I hate seeing people do it. There area lot of air pollution, because there are many cars in the city. There are not many forests left, because people cut down trees. The air is one of the most fundamental element of our environment, our existence condition. The air is a key raw material in the production of industry and agriculture. We distinguish between the so-called classical air pollutants, air pollutants.

Torma Bence 7/b