In the 2011/2012 school year, Mammadaba embassies enjoyed countless privileges for their efforts. With the flag waving, the schools headed to the Mammadaba Bird School sessions led by LVM staff members on the Forest Career Days and felt their importance. The school year successfully concluded with the lowering of the flag and festive speeches. The received wooden plaque with the title will serve Rīga Teika Secondary School, Saulkrasti Secondary School, Gulbene Bērzi Primary School, Eglaine Primary School, Ēdole Primary School, Ventspils Secondary School №4, Tukums Ernests Birznieks-Upītis Primary School №1 and Dzimtmisa Primary School as a pleasant reminder of their past experience.
Mammadaba embassy candidates for the 2012/2013 school year:
· Rīga Rīga Secondary School №6
· middle Daugava Vecumnieki Secondary School
· western Vidzeme Valmiera Pārgauja Primary School
· eastern Vidzeme Palsmane Primary School
· northern Kurzeme Ventspils Primary School №1
· southern Kurzeme Liepāja Secondary School №15
· Zemgale Vilce Primary School
· southern Latgale Saliena Secondary School
· northern Latgale Balvi State Gymnasium
This is the fourth year when we will grant nine specially-selected Latvian schools the opportunity to carry the title of Mammadaba Embassy for the entire school year. We are proud and grateful that teachers and pupils have highly appreciated LVM environmental education program Learning about Forests. Each year, more and more participants want to take part in it. We are hoping that the trend will continue and the acquisition of the flag of environmental friends will motivate other educational entities to pay more attention to not only environmental issues, but also to clean up their surrounding environment, believes LVM Board Chairman Roberts Strīpnieks.
LVM and the Education and Science Ministrys National Education Centre previously reached a friendly agreement with a common goal to bring schools closer to nature, accrediting nine of Latvias greenest schools as Mammadaba embassies, which actively participate in the LVM environmental education program Learning about Forests, involve the highest number of pupils learning about forest activities, participate in cleanups, set up bird houses, plant forests, take part in the Forest Olympiad, visit the Mammadaba objects and integrate environmental education in their schools within the framework of Mammadaba Master Classes.
Information prepared by:
Irēna Žabinska, LVM Communications Project Manager, phone: 28381548