Good News for Talin

Open lesson at Talin’s 2nd main school.
49 students from 8th and 9th grade participated in the lesson. The aim of the lesson was to introduce the concept of the Green Talin and encourage schoolchildren to present their own ideas about improving the environment.
We started the lesson with a good news: ‘Your city, Talin, is chosen by the ministry of the Nature Protection as a place to implement the ‘green town’ concept. We have come to tell you what it means. Indeed, what do you think it means?’ Students named about 10 characteristics which, in their opinion feature a green town. Then they discussed which of those characteristics they can contribute to themselves and right away.
Afterwards, participants started discussing the issue of waste, its local and global impact. It was announced that in the frame of the Green Talinseparation of plastic waste and reduction of plastic shopping bags will be initiated. Students expressed their readiness to become green patrols in their town. As a first step, before needed infrastructure is in place, they decided that they can prevent plastic bottle caps from appearing in the nature by collecting them at school.
We are glad to note that the participating schoolchildren were quite knowledgeable thanks to their teacher Ms. Susan Karapetyan.