At the end of October, 2018, 30 students from different ethnic backgrounds from PS “Panajot Ginovski” visited the Museum of EVN, located at the foot of the Matka dam. The purpose of the activity was to more thoroughly familiarize the students with the advent of electricity in Skopje and Macedonia, as well as with the work of EVN.
The students and the teachers were greeted by a guide who was appointed to lead the group and inform the students on the history of EVN. The tour began with a brief history of the discovery of electricity in the world and all the influential people who contributed to its beginnings and development. After the introductory presentation in the outer part of the museum, the tour resumed indoors.
On the first floor, the students had the opportunity to see all the old machines and models of work that the workers at the time used. The students also learned how to generate electricity using a bicycle, as well as about its value depending on the time spent in its generation.
On the second floor, the guide introduced the participants to the various models of electricity generation. Furthermore, he also introduced them to various equipment that demonstrated manipulation of electricity, as well as to materials that served as conductors.
This activity is part of the science club of the school within the Strengthening Multiethnic Cooperation in Municipalities Project, funded by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation. The main goal of the project is to increase interethnic integration in the society, promoting multiculturalism and actively involving the students of different ethnic backgrounds in various activities.