"How our chickens live?" This is the question that the children of the school daycare center run by the awo (workers’ welfare association) have been investigating – and with success. In addition to the knowledge that the young researchers have acquired, they have gained much more: for the second time, the facility can look forward to a special award as "oko-kids" rejoice. The landesbund fur vogelschutz (LBV), together with the bavarian state ministry for the environment and consumer protection, honors daycare centers that have carried out an educational project on the topic of the environment and sustainability in accordance with the bavarian educational plan. "We wanted to make the bavarian daycare centers visible, which deal with these important issues and thus demand the necessary skills and values from the children", it says in the tender.
At an event in nurnberg, awo managing director carsten hollein accepted the "oko-kids" award on behalf of the staff and children at the awo after-school care center from the hands of the state minister for the environment and consumer protection thorsten glauber and LBV chairman norbert schaffer. "I sincerely thank the entire team and the kids who participated", said hollein.
The schoolchildren found answers to the questions of where eggs come from or what is in them. The girls and boys also learned how chickens are kept and what the animals need.
Minister of state glauber and LBV chairman schaffer praised the commitment of the awo after-school care center and were pleased that the facility had made sustainability the theme of the project. As a reward, the facility received a plaque indicating the award, a certificate and a voucher for a winter lime tree. A total of 75 institutions and projects from the administrative districts of upper, middle and lower franconia, lower bavaria and the upper palatinate were selected by a jury of experts for the awards. Caho