On Friday, 19 November 2021, EEB1 students joined the Traditional Slovenian Breakfast initiative where their breakfast and/or snack consisted with some of the following locally produced food, namely: bread, butter, milk, honey, apples.
At the primary level, students with Mr Jan, Slovenian language teacher, prepared posters and short presentations in Slovene language as well as in German, English and French, languages of sections that Slovenian students attend as SWALS (Students Without A Language Section).
It was a nice way to share the tradition and experience with their non-Slovenian classmates in 21 classes. At the secondary level, the event was part of the Slovene language lessons with teachers Ms Čampelj-Jurečič and Ms Kramberger-Tomšič. At both levels, students were sweetened with gingerbread donated by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.
Parents also actively joined the initiative: they made sure that on Friday, November 19th, 2021, children had some of the ingredients of a traditional breakfast (bread, butter, milk, honey, or apple) for their snack.
The initiative goes beyond only quality food, as it includes the educational aspect, the environmental aspect and raises awareness and educates about elements such as »local«, »sustainable«, »healthy diet and lifestyle«, »waste management«, »the importance of exercise and sports«, and the importance of »bees«.
Traditional Slovenian breakfast is a governmental project, which, at the initiative of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, has been celebrated in Slovenia every third Friday in November since 2011, on the day of Slovenian food. Participants include kindergartens and primary schools in Slovenia, as well as other institutions.