Just before the commencement of Teacher’s Day on 3rd of October 2015, best teachers, students and projects in education were acknowledged by Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.
Project of the year in Education was attributed this year to a vocational school. Räpina School of Horticulture claimed the award for a plant project “1000 friends”. The project “1000 friends” is a worthy project trough general educational schools and kindergartens which offered training close to nature and popularised environmental friendliness all over Estonia. The project involved exploring and discovering through individual contribution. The project activities generated interest towards plants and to value pure environment. Students learned how to take care and propagate plants.
About 1000 groups of students were participating from all over Estonia, creating a big virtual network. Students had option to develop creativity, test their ingenuity and to collaborate with their classmates throughout the project to improve teamwork. The project included e-learning elements: weekly web-based quiz, learning videos and guides as well as blog raports.
Project team members are thankful to all participants and supporters.