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1M Science Day – Water
The 1M students had an exciting Science Day dedicated to water. They conducted experiments to explore sinking and floating, measured water temperature in different states, and discussed the water cycle. They tested objects in water to understand density, discovering that dense objects sink while less dense objects float. Using thermometers, they measured the temperature of ice, liquid water, and steam, learning about heat transfer and different states of matter. They also traced the water cycle from evaporation to condensation, precipitation, and collection, emphasising the importance of water conservation. This hands-on experience sparked their scientific curiosity and laid the foundation for further exploration into the wonders of water.
MYP Science Day – Ecology
The MYP students had a Collapsed Day on 29 May, which included various topics surrounding Ecology. We had a visit from the Slovenian Institution of Forests, whose employees held a speech and explained some general information about the Kras fires in 2022 as well as its Ecosystem. Later, the students made seed balls out of a natural, authentic material, of which the main ingredient, seeds of trees, will be planted in the Kras region in Autumn. The students also had a lesson about Beehives and reflected on their experience.
Kindergarten Cycling Day
5M Field Trip, Kavka – Final Day
The final day arrived tinged with sadness, as the pupils were aware they had to say goodby to Kavka, for which there will be fond experiences etched in their memories. On the descent down into the Soča valley, Kobarid was the next stop on the way back to Ljubljana. Our guide Ms Mojca first took us to visit a statue of Simon Gregorič which dominates the town square, a priest and poet known for his lyrical poetry, in particular his ode Soči dedicated to the river Soča, who hails from the area. Ensuing then, a walk up to The Italian Charnel House, an Italian military shrine which contains the remains of over 7,000 Italian soldiers who lost their lives in the battles of the Isonzo, with, at the summit, a church dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua. After the sightseeing a farewell ice cream was sought before the scenic journey home, and a return to some delighted parents.
Wikipedia contributors. (2023a). The Italian Charnel House, Kobarid. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Italian_Charnel_House,_Kobarid
Wikipedia contributors. (2023c). Simon Gregorčič. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Gregor%C4%8Di%C4%8D