Yesterday we returned to Ivan Vasov school to visit the children who earlier this month participated in our 'Waste Away' rubbish collection day.
We had set the children a writing competition and we were there to announce the winners.Everyone received a gift and a certificate thanking them for their help.
All the entries were very good and runner up prizes were given for the best essays.
It was a very difficult job to pick a winner.
First prize went to Desislava Ivanova as we felt her words described the day perfectly.
My name is Desislava. Last week me and my class, we were invited by Jerry and Mike to visit The Srebarna Nature Reserve. They are from England and the moved in Bulgaria a few years ago. They really like the nature here .The whole class accompanied by the class teacher went together to The Srebarna Nature Reserve. It’s located near my town. It’s very famous for the birds that can be watched there. The ones that attract the attention most are the pelicans and the swans. For example the largest pelican can be seen here. It has curly feathers, grey legs and greyish-white plumage . It has a red lower mandible . Тhe Mute swan that can be found here is the largest member of one of the swan family. That bird is so beautiful. The feathers are totally white. It’s a very calm bird and people enjoy watching it. The nature was just so indescribable .
What we went for was to help the English family to clean up a region from the garbage. We were glad to do that, because we all realized the pollution it caused. We were having co much fun collecting the garbage. I never new we could have such a great time doing something good for our land. In the end we had collected 30 bags of plastic waste. We were really proud of ourselves.
And of course after every well done job, there is an award. The nice English family had prepared for us croissants and refreshing juices.
It was one of my best days . Srebarna is such a unique place. I’m glad I visited it with my friends, I’m happy for the time I spent there and that we did such a great job . I hope someday we are going to visit Jerry and Mike again and I truly believe that wasn’t our last meeting.
The students were such a great group and we would like to thank them all once again for all their help and enthusiasm.
We will indeed be inviting them back in the Autumn for another 'Waste Away'!