How does seed grow? How to care for the plant? How certain plants can be used in cooking? These are just some of the questions children will look for at the pre-school educational institutions in Latvia and will find answers!
The Ministry of Agriculture, the University of Agriculture and the Rural Support Service of Latvia organize a contest “From Seed to Table” within the framework of European Commission programme “School Milk and Fruit”. The contest will take place from March 20 to May 28, 2019. Winners will be announced on June 7, 2019.
The aim of the contest is to raise the awareness of pre-school children about the process how the plant grows, what it requires to get healthy products, as well as to pay attention to the implementation process of the programme “School Milk and Fruit”, the importance of healthy eating and developing self-expression, self-initiative and creativity in children.
In March, pre-school educational institutions receive “Plant boxes” (seeds, soil, box) along with a leaflet on seed growing. During the contest , children together with teachers sow, cultivate, study and observe the plant, as well as make a creative work.
Photo gallery: Kindergarten “Rotaļa” in Jelgava receives “Plant boxes”:
The organizers of the contest are convinced that seed cultivation, as well as preparation of creative works, will be an exciting activity for both – children and their parents.
Until May 28, together with classmates, friends or within group, make and describe visual images of your friends – milk, fruits and vegetables – and take part in the competition.
Possible that your created characters will “come to life” and will participate in various events for children and youngsters, but you will be able to visit farms and companies that produce healthy milk, fruit and vegetable products.
The receiving of the competition papers is prolonged until June 1!
Congratulations to the Andreja Upīša Skrīveru Secondary School, 5th a grades team “M&M”!
“Ābols Pienšļācis” (Apple Milksplash) has become a friend of the programme “School Milk and Fruit”! You will be able to meet the programme’s friend in various events where it will encourage you to eat healthy.
From April 5 – April 30, 2017 the Rural Support Service of Latvia and Ministry of Agriculture invited all the pupils in Latvia (6-14 years old) participate in the contest and develop a common logo and slogan for programmes “School Fruit” and “School Milk”. Developed logo and slogan were placed on the website www.piensaugliskolai.lv and used to promote school programmes both in Latvia and abroad. The main prize for best logo and slogan was a tablet. More detailed rules for participation can be found in the contest regulations.
RESULTS OF THE CONTEST
Best logo – Paula Molodavčenko, Ludza City Gymnasium, 7th grade
Best slogan – Vilis Veldre, Harijs Veldre, Kuldiga Alternative Primary School, 2nd grade
Milk and fruits – my friends!