With a charity quiz and an innovative approach the students from Secondary School “Hristo Botev” in the town of Kubrat (a partner school since 2016) demonstrated how they learn and develop skills at a special Christmas celebration on Dec 12. Parents, coaches, business representatives, and local authority officials participated in the event as well.
Students teamed up with their grown-up guests to test their knowledge. They would not have been able to do that without their teamwork skills and the ability to take a stance and defend it with arguments. Developing such skills had been the focus of their work in the past school year. The main goal of the event was to motivate the students to keep learning and developing their 21st century skills as well as to bring together all key stakeholders from the local community, so that they could actively participate in the learning process. School and kindergarten principals, business representatives, officials from Kubrat municipality, parents, friends, and local journalists participated in the event.
It was initiated by the English teacher Karolina Ivanova, a Teach For Bulgaria participant, and her colleagues at Secondary School “Hristo Botev” – Nina Tsoneva and Marina Yordanova.
“Students and grown-ups worked together, discussed different topics, expressed their opinions, and defended them with arguments. Our students were very excited to entertain the guests. The eighth-graders presented a skit in English, and the young actors from the sixth grade performed the play The Misunderstood Civilization. The children danced, sang, and recited poetry for the guests. We also had a raffle with the help of a very special guest – Santa Clause,” Karolina Ivanova gave more details about the event.
All donations that the students raised with their Christmas quiz and raffle would go to the funding of a school trip and a visit to the theatre.