For six weeks the chickens are at the school yard in a small moveable stable. The sixth grade is responsible for the chickens, which are old breeds (Zwerg-Barnevelder) and on the Red List. But there are some breeders who want to save the diversity. First the children were told how they provide the chickens right and that they must feed them also on weekend. That was no problem; the most were willing to take care about the chickens. The chickens became also part of the normal curriculum. A big topic was the keeping (cage versus free-range husbandry) and the right handling of the chickens. And of cause the chickens had to get names.
Links: Bezirksvorsitzender Max Michl macht die Schüler mit der schönen Zwerg-Barnefelder-Henne vertraut. (Foto: Adelmann)
The event organised by Nimfea Association showcases the Hungarian LIFE Nature projects and other conservation and biodiversity projects. ELENA was a nice surprise , being an educational project, especially the part concerning wolves. The projects was well received especially by practioners and researchers who have recognised that changig attitudes can’t start early enough. Children need to get closer to animals to gain theor own experiences so in exchange they will act in a more responsible manner in the future. The project was presented by Ildiko Kovacs from Junior Achievement Hungary.