How the joint interethnic integration school clubs continued their activities

This school year started in different conditions for all students. Namely, by a decision of the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES), only the students from grades 1-3 attend classes with physical presence, while all the other students learn at a distance. All of this also resulted in significant changes of the activities within the school clubs of the project “Strengthening Multiethnic Cooperation in Municipalities”, supported by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF).

In order to facilitate the implementation of both the regular classes and the extracurricular activities, the project helped the schools to provide the necessary materials and technical equipment such as laptops and tablets. As a result, the activities in certain schools began as of the start of the school year. Some of them began the activities even before the start of the school year in order to make use of the good weather and to carry out the activities outdoors.

So, while the weather was warmer, the primary school “Zivko Brajkovski” from Butel, within the “Math School Club – its variety and its versatile application – Learning through play”, implemented two outdoor activities by observing all the protection measures prescribed by the Protocols for acting of the primary schools in COVID-19 situation. Together, the students learning in different languages ​​of instruction drew games and interesting applications which guide the youngest students when they enter the school, at the same time enabling them to keep their distance. Fun games were also drawn that can be used both in the spare time and in certain other curricular activities. At the same time, the students had the opportunity to get to know each other, to socialize in a different way and to cooperate as a team.

In the primary school “Lirija” from Tetovo, this school year too, the project supported the school club “Young Researchers”, which includes students from different languages ​​of instruction and whose activities started through distance learning. The students held their introductory activity online and got acquainted with the planned activities for the school year. Together they researched the structure of plant and animal cells. They also made these cells out of plasticine so that they would get acquainted with this matter in even more detail.

The joint activities of the young people within the school clubs will continue in the next period through distance learning. By participating in them, the students get to know each other better, participate in fun initiatives and learn new things together.

This activity is part of the Strengthening Multi-ethnic Cooperation in Municipalities Project, supported by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF).