From 19-21 of April in hotel "Sirius" was held the first training for the teachers from the cross-border region on a theme: “Energy efficiency”. This training is part of the soft measures in the framework of the implementation of the project "Efficient usage of solar energy for better future-SP-FUTURE".
On the training attended five teachers from each school: "Sando Masev", Strumica and "Anton Popov”, Petrich, and trainers from both sides of the cross-border region as well. The training was focused on the following themes: ecology, environmental pollution, usage of renewable resources and sustainability and developing of tools for interactive educational workshops with pupils from both schools.
Main activities of the project are: applying photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the primary schools "Sando Masev" in Strumica and "Anton Popov" in Petrich, as well as developing of a teachers’ network and developing a Guide for Teachers.
The second training for the teachers will be held in June in Petrich, Bulgaria, where study visit to the buildings equipped with new technology for using renewable energies is planned. Also the teachers should prepare the Guide for teachers, which will include a plan of lessons for environment in primary schools.
To increase the public awareness of saving electricity in primary schools, many activities that will lead their teachers are foreseen. More than 200 students from the cross-border region will take an active part in interactive educational workshops. The best students will be invited to participate to the quiz SunPower during the festival, which will take place in May 2014 in Strumica.