Donnerstag, 14. Dezember 2017
Charity Bazaar at Biotechnical School Maribor
December is the part of the year that fills our hearts with warmth and homeliness, good will. Teachers and students of our school stepped together and joined forces in the desire to do something good. Good for people and also good for our animal friends. The money collected at the school charity bazaar goes into a school fund, that helps students from socially disadvantaged families. Part of the money, food and other necessary aids are donated to the abandoned and wildlife animals every year.
School kitchen was full of joyful smiles from students, who tried to prepare delicious products. They were sold at the bazaar. Although the heating was out of order and there was electricity shortcut, we had fun and successful production.

In the second workshop, the students prepared sunflower seeds and bird cakes,for birds which don't fly south and stay the winter with us.

Our florist prepeared tea bags, herbal baths, herbal blends and fragrant bouquets. In the classroomand the hall smelled like in grandmother's herbal chamber.

During the beekeeping lesson, we made candles and ornaments from wax.

Teachers also contributed their own, unique products.

Our two wooden pyramids were full of wonderful gifts.

In the wooden honeycomb, which is the result of careful and precise work of our school caretaker/janitor Ivan, the Fairtrade products and products that students made, were exhibited.

We also prepared herbal tea with honey and lemon, scented coffee (Fairtrade) and some delicious desserts from pumpkin seeds, which were offered to teachers and parents.

We all joined together as one happy family. I wish that this Christmas spirit would last long after this Christmas season and the warmth in our hearts would keep us cheerful in these cold winter days and that our friendship would help us to achieve our important mutual goals.

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Sonntag, 10. Dezember 2017
Raised garden bed in Rissen
The week with students from Maribor gave us a lot of new material to learn. We learn not only to meet them, some new words:), friends, how to work in a area of gardening, apple chips, potato chips ... With their energy we finally have raised garden bed!
Check the fotos!

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Freitag, 8. Dezember 2017
Teacher (Kristina Dolinar Paulič) about project
I've been employed for 11 years at the Biotechnical School Maribor and I've always liked to take on new challenges and come up with crazy ideas. One of them was also bees. When we renovated the old beehive at home and started to be beekeepers, I also had an idea of having bees at school. The hives were set up and the bees flew around and Simon invited me to participate in the project We can bee friendlier to the nature. One day in May Simon introduced me to our new friends Polona and Sven from the cooperating school. Although we only saw each other for a short time, they made a good impression on me. Perhaps it was because of the queen bee, that I was going to insert into the hive that day. It was a good sign. In this year of beekeeping I have realized that bees carry out a lot of useful tasks - among other things, they bring people together.
Short after the meeting of the teachers and principals from Hamburg Simon invited me to the November exchange. I was happy and I am waiting for another unforgettable experience.
On Monday, 20th November, 2017, we drove away with two vans to the airport to Venice. The ride passed quickly by the sounds of entertaining folk songs. The flight was pleasant, and even more pleasant was the reception of students and teachers at the airport. It was followed by a joint dinner, an introduction day, the preparation of products for the market, fun afternoons. We learned languages and got to know each other quite well . We found out that together we could achieve more. There were new ideas, improvements, and our products were growing faster. On Saturday, the market place was full of products. Students were very good at selling. They also made a great raised bed garden. The most important are new friendships between our students. As a teacher I can be proud of all our students. They are reliable. They did everything and much more than we'd expected.
The week passed too fast and we had to go home. Thanks to modern technology and social networks, we have stayed in touch. We can exchange new ideas and experiences.
Thank you all, who helped to organize this week, as great as it was. Thanks for hospitality, advice,cooperation, fellowship and drinks. Thank you all, Polona, Simon, Jolanda, Marcus and especially to Sven. Thank you for all your time, which was spent only for us. Together we can make great products and amazing things happen.
“So work the honey bees. Creatures that, by a rule in Nature, teach the art of order to a peopled kingdom.” (William Shakespeare)

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Samstag, 2. Dezember 2017
Beekeeping at Biotechnical school Maribor
In the school year 2016/2017 at the Biotechnical School Maribor we decided to raise the beekeeping tradition. In order to make the work easier, I registered a class at the Beekeeping Association of Slovenia. At the beginning we needed the beekeeping equipment. Some equipment was provided by the Beekeeping Association and the other was provided by the school. When we collected all the necessary equipment, we could start. Of course, with the best team: Ivan, Jakob and Mihej.

By the May 2017, we prepared all the necessary equipment for settlement the bees. The girls also joined the guys. They painted beehives.

Together they won a silver recognition award at the beekeeping competition.

On 4th May first three families were brought to school

and on 23th another three.

We didn`t have any honey with young families this year, but they successfully contributed to pollinating plants. In the autumn time, we fed the bees, we treated them against Varoa and prepared them for the winter.

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Donnerstag, 30. November 2017
Youth Exchange Poll
Was the "Youth Exchange" week interesting, exiting, etc...?

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Mittwoch, 29. November 2017
Our day started at 8:00am in the morning with a breakfast and a birthday surprise for Mr. Sievers, who celebrated 50 years - but if you ask me he looks more like 35 years old.:)
Well after all that we went to see the streets where Mr. Sievers was hanging around since he was a child plus some buildings and statues. When the tour of his childhood was done, we went to the Hostel to grab our stuff so we could go home (Slovenia), but before we went to the Hostel, we said our goodbyes to Mr. Sievers.
After that we went to the train station, where we almost took the wrong train, hahaha, but luckily, a young gentleman warned us that we’re on the wrong side of the train tracks, so we went to the other side, huh, thanks to him we caught our train just in time. When we arrived at the airport we had to wait 2 hours for the plane to arrive. It was a long to time to wait, but at least we had our phones with us so we weren’t bored. When the plane finally arrived, at 16:30 we were ready to board on the plane. The plane ride was 2 hours long. At 18:10 we finally arrived in Italy. From there we drove home with 2 cars. Our ride home was 4hours and 30 minutes long, but it was worth it because we missed our family’s too much and we couldn’t wait to see them. Well unfortunately this is the end of our journey or maybe not…:)

This text was written by: Mihael

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Well, here it is, the day 6 of our journey!
Our day started as usual with a breakfast but the only difference was, that this day was the last day with the German’s, because tomorrow we’re going home to Slovenia.:(
But enough about that, let’s get back to the story. After breakfast we went to the train station, so we could go to school to continue with our project, because today was the big fair (Herbstmarkt). When we arrived, we started to prepare for the fair. We had to act fast, because it was going to start at 10:00 o’clock. When the clock hit 10AM, we were ready for the fair!
At the fair they had a lot of different products, like: cookies, muffins, fried vegetables, soap, wreaths….The whole school, all the students in the school, presented a little bit of them selves. There were a lot of people, all asking us, where are we coming from, what are we doing here etc. A lot of them were surprised, how some of my classmates speak so good German!
At 13:00 o’clock the fair was done and we we’re finally free to do whatever we wanted to do! In this case we were pretty hungry, so we wanted to eat. After our delicious lunch we went to the city to have fun. I think we we’re there until 6PM.
The time run so fast and out we all meet in one location, so we could go home(hostel) together - of course with a train, I’m not walking home puff.:) In a hostel we arrived at 19:00 o’clock, but at 20:00 o’clock we already had dinner, so we didn’t have much time to relax. When the clock hit 19:45, we went to the Chinese restaurant to eat. We finished our dinner at 20:30, I think hahahah. So after the dinner the German’s friends went to the Hostel with us for one last goodbye.
I have to say it was really hard for us to say goodbye, but at least we had fun with them one last time. And we will see them in June 2018, when they will visit us!
After they left we prepared ourselves for the next day because tomorrow we are going home (Slovenia)!

On the School Market (Herbstmarkt):

Our pumpkin seeds from Maribor (with different flavours):

There were also other students presenting themselves:

Some of the guys (finally!) could use a good weather (not raining) and went to the meadow to build raised garden bed. How we did it, check hier:

Before we went, we say "Goodbye" to Hamburg!

This text was written by: Mihael

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Our day started early in the morning with a breakfast as usual. We drove to school with a train. When we finally arrived, we started working as usual. After our work we went to the cafeteria at 13:00 o’clock to eat lunch. Well I have to say that basically everyday we had the same program: we started with the startup projects (where we had lot of fun working with the Germans) and afternoon was reserved for "free time activities".
Well enough about my point of view, let’s get back to the story.:)
After lunch we went ice skating at 16:00 o’clock and we finished ice skating at 17:00 o’clock so we had plenty of time to enjoy. After ice skating we went home(hostel) with the German’s to have some fun. At 19:00 o’clock we went to the Turkish restaurant to eat something - we we’re very tired and hungry. Everybody ordered the food for themselves.
After the restaurant we went home(hostel) to get ready for the next day because tomorrow is going to be a new hardworking day.


Ice skating:

Finally, a group photo!!!!:) Smileeeee

This text was written by: Mihael

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Well, our day started as usual in the morning with the breakfast and getting ready to go to school. When we arrived at school, I said "Another day of working".:) Me and other youngsters were at their usual working group, like yesterday, preparing products for the market on the Saturday.
At 13:30 we ate pizza, that we prepared ourselves! After pizza we had our free time to explore the city or... Me and my new good friend Pascal went to the Hostel to watch Warcraft(movie).
After the movie all of us went to Mr.Sievers’s garage to watch the movie called Sing - I have to say it was a pretty good movie plus we ate pizza again, yeeeey.:)
When the movie was over, we helped to clean up the mess that we all made. After the cleaning up, we went home(Hostel) to prepare for the next day.
But before we went to sleep, me and my classmates talked about how is it working with German people and they said that it was really funny, interesting, exciting….

Pumpkin seeds group:

Hmmmm, doing cookies:

Chips group:

Pizza in the making:

Apple rings for the apple chips:

Working all together:

A walk through Altona and "Garage Cinema":

This text was written by: Mihael

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Samstag, 25. November 2017
We started our day as usual. We all meet in the school and we started working in a different groups (the way Start-Up project works).
In the StartUp project there were many different groups: Cookie group, apple ring group, chips group, gummy bear group, meadow group and of course how can we forget the documentation group (our job is to share our adventures with you, readers:). All these different groups had their own tasks to do, as well as we did in the documentation group. After the groups finished their job, we all went to eat lunch. When we finished our meal, we went to the train station so the train could drive us to the MiniGolf. When we finally arrived at the golf playground we divides in 5 groups. I have to say, that it was very fun playing golf with my new friends. Of course it was very stressful (competitively oriented:) playing golf but at least we had a lot of fun.
After golf we went to the restaurant to eat because we were pretty hungry. We ate stuffed potatoes with vegetables, dressing, meat… When we were finally done with our meal, we went home (hotel), the one from Rissen to their homes, so we could prepare ourselves for the next day.

Cookie Group:

Apple ring group:

Gummy bear group:

Chips and chocolate group:

This text was written by: Mihael

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Donnerstag, 23. November 2017
We started our day at 7AM with a breakfast. After the breakfast we went to the train station so we could go to school. When we finally arrived at their school, they welcomed us happily. We meet for the first, learn the names and our new friends. We also saw the school and get to know their "village".
At 12:30 we went to school cafeteria to eat lunch. After lunch we went to the city to see different structures and buildings with Mr. Sievers and Mr. Hardt, who showed us and explained the meaning of these structures. When we were finally done with the tour, we were free for 1h to explore the city on our own. When the time was up, we went to a sandwich shop to eat. The sandwich was very good but not as good as my grandmas.:) After we finished our sandwiches, we went to the train station so we could go home (hotel). When we finally arrived at the hotel we got ready for the next day.

School in Rissen:

The meadow:


This text was written by: Mihael

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We started our day at 6:30 AM. We left school at 7AM with 2 cars. Our journey to Hamburg was very long, because it took us 9 hours to get there (7 hours we drove with a car and 2 hours flew with a plane). When we finally got there, we were very tiered but the good German people were waiting for us so we could go to a Turkish restaurant together. The meal at the restaurant was okay but I expected more. After the meal we went to the hostel to go to sleep.

View from the plane:

This text was written by: Mihael

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Donnerstag, 16. November 2017
Roasting pumpkin seeds
We searched for different recipees, tried out several ones, some of the result were not successful and ended in a dust bin. Finally, these are the winners.

We took the job seriously but also had a lot of fun and were proud when we made it.

Roasted pumpkin seeds in the oven


• 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
• 2 tablespoons melted butter or extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 teaspoons salt
• Or 2 teaspoons sugar (with cinnamon)
• Or red sweet/hot/Cayenne pepper
• Or wallnuts


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150-180 degrees C).

Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 15-30 minutes or until they pop; stir occasionally.

Instead of salt we can use other spices: sweet or hot red pepper, Cayenne pepper, cinnamon,wallnuts.

Roasted pumpkin seeds in the frying pan

100g water
2 tablespoons sugar
2cups pumpkin seeds

Put water and sugar into the frying pan, boil it for short time and add the pumpkin seeds, stir all the time untill seeds pop.


600g flour
200g of sugar powder
400g butter (you can replace it with part of margarine, it is even acceptable in these biscuits)
200g of ground pumpkin seed
pinch of salt
two eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or 3 vanilla sugars or 1 scraped vanilla
milk chocolate
* if desired, apricot or currant jam

Dough ingredients are mixed in the dough and placed in a refrigerator for a few hours (maybe for a few days).Roll out the dough to 4 mm on the baking paper and cut out shapes. They can be placed on baking paper very closely, as they do not grow.

Bake in the oven (180 celcius) for 10 to 15 min.

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Potato chips
Step 1:
We peel the potatos and cut them in thin stripes.

Step 2:
We put the potato stripes on a baking tray and grease them with oil.

Step 3:
We bake them 5 to 10 minutes @ 260 °C.

Step 4:
When the potatos are done, we spicy them (salt, pepper or what you wish).

We are looking forward to bake potato chips with you.

PS: We C U in 4 days

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Mittwoch, 15. November 2017
Results of the matching excercise
We had much fun with searching for the right person and your information was very valuable. Everyone has his own interpration and we hope, that we are pretty close and nobody feels bad. See you on Monday.
And the results are:
001 – Dania (71% students thought, that this is Dania)
002 – Max (57 %)
003 – Lara (57 %)
004 – Melli (100 % - all students agreed for Melli)
005 – Anton (71%)
006 – Leo (86 %)
007 – Nivan (57 %)
008 – Pascal (57%) – Tjorven (43 %)
009 – Hadi (57 %)
010 – Dimi (71 %)
011 – Tjorven (57 %)
012 – Leif (57 %)
013 do 015 – Jannick, Justin, Marjan.

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Donnerstag, 2. November 2017
Who is who?
Our class wants to write a text about us and we present ourselves with our pictures and text.
We hope you would like it (us) and you would have a lot of fun with matching fotos and texts.


My name is Leif, I have long brown hairs, I wear glasses. I wear a jeans and a sweatshirt jacket.
I'm 1.70 m and 14 years old. I'm curious, patience and
forward-thinker. My hobbies are long-board, working with the PC and playing basketball.

My name is Dimi. I have brown eyes and black hair. I'm sporty and i'm 1.67. I'm 15 years old and my hobby is soccer, playing on the computer or cellphone.

My name is Dania.
I have brown eyes and brown hair. I'm 1.58 m. I have two sisters and five brothers, I´m 15 years old. My hobbies are sport, go shopping and meet with my friends.

My name is Max.
I have brown hair and blue eyes. I am 15 years old. I have a twin sister. My hobby is playing tennis / golf.

My name is Melli.
I have blond hair, I am 15 years old and I'm 1.65 m. I have a cat and I named the cat "coco". I visit the school STS Rissen (GALA). My hobbies are swimming, tennis and sometimes i ride a horse.

Hi there!
My name is Anton.
I have like brown hair and blue eyes. I'm 1.86 m.
My hobbies are wakeboarding, montainbiking and
parkour / freerunner.

My name is Jannick.
I'm 15 years old. I have brown hair and gray eyes. I like to wear work trousers and hoodies. In the last year I have qualification to school first-aid attendant. In my free-time I work on my own on the school meadow or in my garden. I can organize well. I like to see and collec DVD's.

My name is Nivan and i'm 14 years old. In my free time I'm playing tennis or I'm riding a horse. I have dark hair and dark eyes.

My name is Pascal and i'm 14 years old. I come from Hamburg. My hobbies are reading a book or working or plaing with the computer.

My name is Tjorven. I'm 15 years old, I have blond hair and blue eyes. My hobby is soccer. I'm a goalkeeper.

My name is Hadi. I'm 14 years old. I have dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. I'm 1.64 m tall and my weight is 56 kg. I have two brothers and one sister. I love to sing, play basketball, go shopping, listen to music, draw and to meet friends. My family is from Chechnya, but I was born in Hamburg. My sister is 25 years old and her name is Hava. My brother is 24 years old and his name is Abu and my another brother is 21 years old and his name is Kam.

My name is Lara, I am fourteen years old. I'm 1.76 meters tall and i have brown eyes and hair. I was born in Hamburg. I speak German. I have no siblings. In my free time I meet with my friends.

Hi there!
My name is Leo. I am 1.80 m tall and I have green eyes and blond hair. In my free time I like to play basketball and riding my bike.

I'm Justin. I really par like parkour. The best time of a year are holidays.

Hi there!
My name is Marjan. I'm from Afghanistan. I'm 15 years old and 1,72 m tall. I have green eyes and curly hairs. My special skills are:
I have good ideas and i can draw. My hobbies are listenig music and meet with my friends.

Mein Name ist Leif, ich habe langes braunes Haar, ich trage eine Brille, eine Jeans und eine Jacke. Ich bin 1.70 m groß und 14 Jahre alt. Ich bin geduldig, neugierig und vorrausdenkend. Meine Hobbies sind Long-boarden, mit dem PC arbeiten und Basketball spielen.

Mein Name ist Dimi. Ich habe braune Augen und schwarze Haare. Ich bin sportlich und 1.67 m groß. Ich bin 15 Jahre alt. Meine Hobbies sind Fußball und spielen am Computer oder Handy.

Mein Name ist Dania. Ich habe braune Haare, ich bin 1.58 m groß. Meine Hobbies sind sport, shoppen gehen oder mich mit meinen Freunden treffen.

Mein Name ist Max.
Ich habe braune Haare. Ich habe blaue Augen. Ich bin 15 Jahre alt. Ich habe eine Zwillingsschwester. Meine Hobbies sind Tennis oder Golf spielen.

Mein Name ist Melli.
Ich habe blonde Haare, ich bin 15 Jahre alt und 1.65 m groß. Ich habe eine Katze und ich habe die Katze "snakes". Ich gehe auf die Stadtteilschule in Rissen. Meine Hobbies sind schwimmen, tennis. Manchmal reite ich ein Pferd.

Hallo zusammen!
Mein Name ist Anton.
Ich habe Hellbraune Haare und blaue Augen. Ich bin 1.86 m groß. Meine Hobbies sind wakeboarden, montainbiking und parkour / freerunnen

Mein Name ist Jannick. Ich bin 15 Jahre alt. Ich habe braune Haare und graue Augen. Ich mag es, Arbeitshosen und Hoodies zu tragen. Im letzten Jahr habe ich eine Ausbildung zum Schulsanitäter gemacht. In meiner Freizeit arbeite ich selbstständig auf der Schulwiese oder in meinem Garten. Ich kann gut organisieren. Ich mag es DVDs zu sammeln und zu gucken.

Mein Name ist Nivan und ich bin 14 Jahre. In meiner Freizeit spiele ich gerne Tennis oder ich reite ein Pferd. Ich habe dunkle Haare und Augen.

Mein Name ist Pascal und ich bin 14 Jahre alt. Ich komme aus Hamburg. Meine Hobbies sind Bücher lesen, am PC spielen oder arbeiten.

Mein Name ist Tjorven. Ich bin 15 Jahre alt, ich habe blonde Haare und blaue Augen. Meine Hobbies sind Fußball spielen. Ich bin ein guter Torwart.

Mein Name ist Hadi. Ich bin 14 Jahre alt. Ich habe dunkelbraune Haare und Augen. Ich bin 1.64 m groß und ich wiege 56 kg. Ich habe zwei Brüder und eine Schwester. Meine Hobbies sind singen, Basketball spielen, shoppen gehen, Musik hören, zeichnen und meine Freunde treffen. Meine Familie kommt aus Chechnya, aber ich wurde in Hamburg geboren. Meine Schwester ist 25 Jahre alt und ihr Name ist Hava. Mein Bruder ist 24 Jahre alt und sein Name ist Abu. Mein anderer Bruder ist 21 Jahre alt und sein Name ist Kam.

Mein Name ist Lara. Ich bin 14 Jahre alt. Ich bin 1.76 m groß und ich habe braune Augen und Haare. Ich wurde in Hamburg geborgen. Ich spreche Deutsch. Ich habe keine Geschwister. Ich meiner Freizeit treffe ich mich mit meinen Freunden.

Mein Name ist Leo. Ich bin 1.80 m groß. Ich habe grüne Augen und blonde Haare. In meiner Freizeit spiele ich gerne Basketball oder ich fahre Fahrrad.

Ich bin Justin. Ich mag parkour. Die Beste Zeit des Jahres sind die Ferien.

Hallo! Ich bin Marjan. Ich komme aus Afghanistan. Ich bin 15 Jahre alt und 1.72 m groß. Ich habe grüne Augen und lockige Haare. Meine besonderen Fähigkeiten sind:
Ich habe gute Ideen und ich kann zeichnen. Meine Hobbies sind Musik hören und mich mit meinen Freunden treffen.



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Freitag, 20. Oktober 2017
Who is who?
Hi, students from Rissen,
Our exhange week is getting closer and closer. We are excited and waiting anxiously for the day when we are going to fly to you.
We must admit we are a little bit afraid. We also feel like strangers for now.
So this is the first meeting with us. We have prepared a reading - matching exercise for you. Match our pictures (N.N.* and a number) with the description of each of us (our names). We wish you a lot of fun with reading and guessing WHO IS WHO.
We are sure that with this project, we will get to know each other and become real friends.
We are looking forward to your answers.

*Nomen Nescio is used to signify an anonymous or unnamed person - I do Not know your Name/you.

Our pictures:


My name is Tjaša Kancler. I am 16 years old. Im not very tall and I have long brown hair. I go to Biotehniška school in Maribor. I live in a small town called Hoče. At home we have a small farm and I like working on the farm. At home we have cows, rabbits, cats, pigs and a dog. I like to take my dog Floki for a walk. I like watching MotoGP . I like diffrent sports like: volleyball, foodball, tennis…

My name is Tea. I'm 16 years old. I go to Biotechnical school Maribor. I have a dog, a cat, pigs and vineyards. I`m going to tell you something about myself. I have brown long hair and blue eyes. I´m small and funny. I love my friends and animals. I like sports (football) and i like watching ski jumping, moto GP (Valentino Rossi) and formula 1(Lewis Hamilton). I hope to make some friends at your school in Rissen.
I am very excited to go to Germany.

I'm Rene Klasinc. I come from small village Prepolje which is in the countryside of Dravsko polje. I'm 17 years old. I'm visit Biotehnical school Maribor direction Agricultural technicion. I live in small family farm. Next years we will buy more animals and increase farm. I like working on farm and driving tractor. When I will be older I want to work on my farm and help to my friends. I’m kind.

My name is Mihael and I'm 15 years old. I come from Slovenia and I am very interested in working out. I started training and eating healthy last summer because I had enough, I had to much weight plus I was close to getting diabetis. I'm a very confident person so I belived in myself that i could do it. So my first goal was to lose 17 kg which I have gained over the year. My first week of training was very hard but I thought to myself if I give up now I will never succeed in life. After 3 months of hard work I finally achived my goal actually a little to well if you ask me. I lost 22 kg and in the process I helped other people with their goals – fitness goals mostly because a lot of people don't know how to motivate them selfs so I wanted to show them that I believe in them that there not alone on this world and since than I haven't stoped training and helping others. It doesen't matter where you come from the important thing is that you make your own dreams come to life despite the judgmet of other people.
In this task I wanted to show you that you can achive what I have achived in one year (eating healthy and exercising every day). Plus I forgot to tell you something about my Biotehnical school. I started going to this school because I was interested in learning about nature (plants, animals, organizems) plus I was eager to learn mostly about plants so that I could preper healthy meals, creams …
Thank you for reading and absorbing my text I hoped you enjoyed it (I hope it motivated you to follow your dreams…).

Ich bin Jakob Pulko. Ich bin 16 Jahre alt. Ich komme aus Zgornja Korena. Ich besuche die Biotechnische Schule Maribor, veil Ich liebe Landwirtschaft und Natur.
Ich habe einige Hobbys, aber mein lieblingshobbys sind arbeitet in einem Weinberg und fährt mit einem Moped am Wochenende.

Ich bin Tilen Žmavc. Ich wohne in Cerkvenjak, das liegt in Slowenien.Ich besuche die Biotehnische Schule in Maribor. Mein Hobby ist Fußball spielen.

Ich bin Lara Krajnc. Ich komme aus Slowenien. Ich besuche die Biotechnische Schule in Maribor. Meine Hobbys sind Fußball spielen, auf dem Bauernhof arbeiten und sich mit Freunden treffen.

Ich bin Gasper Skupek. Ich komme aus Slowenien. Ich besuche die Biotechnische Schule in Maribor. Meine Hobbys sind Fußball spielen und Basketball spielen.

Ich bin Ivan Praznik. Ich besuche die Biotechnische Schule in Maribor. Ich komme aus Slowenien, und wohne in Radlje ob Dravi. In meiner Freizeit spiele ich manchmal Basketball aber am liebsten arbeite ich zu Hause.

I am Mihaela. I am 15 years old. I live in Rošpoh that is a small countryside close to Maribor. My passion are animals, farming and plant. At home we have farm. We are dealing with animal husbandry, agriculture and we also have some vineyards. I have long brown hair and I am very tall. I like watching MotoGP and I'm cheering for Marc Marquez. I like spending time with myself and my little brother.
I hope that we will makes a new friendship.

My name is Andy. I am 16 years old. In my free time I like to play games or watch movies. I also train volleyball which I prefer the most. I also like to play football and enjoy skiing in winter in Italy with my family. My favourite food is pizza, but I don`t like vegetables.

I am Dzenita Vejzovic and I am 16 year old.
I come from Bosnia and Herzegovina,Tuzla, but now I live in Maribor, Slovenija. I went to primary school and finished it in Duboki Potok, then I wanted to enroll to a hairdresser- school, then I went to high school in Srebrenik, but I was not happy there.
Now I visit Biotechnical school in Maribor.

I'm Jakob Tomanič. I'm 16 years old and I go to Biotehniška šola Maribor. I'm visiting it second year. I come from Brušvik, it's village on the Dravsko polje. At home, we are dealing with beekeeping. My grand parents also have small farm with pigs. We grow buckwheat and pumpkins. We have buckwheat honey, which is very special, we are seeling buckwheat porridge too. We are making and selling pumpkin seed oil. In my free time I'm trainig football.

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Donnerstag, 12. Oktober 2017
Preparing a wall
As history has shown Germans are experts in building a wall! ;-) In order to protect our pumpkins against "curious hunters" we decided to build a wall. In the last weeks several pumpkins has been stolen. So we had 2 alternatives: camping in a tent night by night in the meadow to observe our 'babies' or building a wall to protect our tasty vegetable.
Anton & Leo are preparing the ground for the foundation of the wall.

Germans are experts in building a wall! ;)

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Our first measurements
In our project we will compare the measured growth of the pumpkins and apples.

We picked out an apple branch, that we will follow during the year.
We will look, how the branch grows up and how it changes during the seasons.

We measured the left pumpkins which has not been stolen yet.

Harvesting pumpkins is hard work!

You can see the measurements of the pumpkins in the grid. The biggest pumpkin so far achieved 7 kilos!

Pumpkin measurements summer 2017
Mass Height
6,6 kg 23 cm
5,58 kg 22 cm
0,450 kg 13 cm
0,350 kg 12 cm
3,8 kg 21 cm
6,8 kg 26 cm
6,6 kg 23 cm
7 kg 27 cm
3 kg 19 cm
2,4 kg 16 cm
2,45 kg 16,5 cm
2,5 kg 17 cm
0,450 kg 13 cm

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Pumpkin harvest 2017
Although autumn was not yet on the calendar, autumn tasks are already being performed on the fields. That’s why on Tuesday 5 September 2017 also our school started a typical autumn task which is harvesting pumpkins.

Because of the drought the crops look smaller as they should. We took the harvest very seriously. Before the harvest we randomly selected pumpkins and measured their weight and diameter.

The reason we began these events was because of the cooperation in an interesting project Erasmus+. Cultivation of pumpkins for further processing is one of our projects.

With the help of the measurements we wanted to find out what's the average weight, average diameter,

quantity of the pumpkin seeds on the whole field/surface etc.
During the harvesting process we got a lot of ideas which we are going to use in the upcoming 2 years of the project. Work went very fast for students who took the measurements and for the ones who put away the network of stems.

We arranged the pumpkins in rows so that later the pumpkin harvester could harvest them.

Next, the special harvester picked up the pumpkins with it's reel, it crushed them and extracted the seeds.

After the harvest the seeds were stored and later they were put to dry.

measurement_results_2017 (xlsx, 19 KB)

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Mittwoch, 11. Oktober 2017
Beautiful city Maribor
In this blog we would like to present our beautiful city Maribor and its surroundings.
Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia with around 100,000 inhabitants.

It is pleasantly small with a homely atmosphere and lodged in the wonderful nature of Pohorje on one side

and wine growing hills Kalvarija and Piramida on the other.

We say Pohorje is the lungs of the city. Pohorje is an ideal place for hikers, cyclists, adrenaline seekers as well as lovers of the tranquillity.

It is known for women's slalom and giant slalom races for the Alpine Skiing World Cup known as "Zlata lisica" (The Golden Fox). Pohorje offers a beautiful view of the city.
The river Drava runs through the city. It is also our link to the project, as it flows into the river Danube.
Maribor is a green city with a lot of parks that citizens use for relaxing after a busy day.

We are especially proud of the world's oldest living grapevine, which was in 2004 signed in book of Guinness World Records. The grapevine of Žametovka is about 440 years old.

We are also proud of the numerous cultural attractions in the city. The old town core promises unforgettable adventure: walk along the river Drava embankment and through the lively streets and squares, where you can see Lent (the oldest part of the town),

the square Grajski trg with the castle and museum, the square Glavni trg with the Plague monument

and the Town hall, Bishop Slomšek's Cathedral with its viewing tower,

the Jewish synagogue, the Art Gallery and theatre.
Everyone can find something for themselves. Come and see how beautiful the city is. You will love to return.

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Biotechnical school in Maribor is here
Biotechnical School Maribor is located on the ouskirts of the city centre, under the hill Kalvarija. It is a school with the oldest tradition of agricultural education in Slovenia. It was founded on 11th March1872 and since its establishment it has been located in the same place.

Our school offers a variety of programs: agricultural technician,

environmental technician,

veterinary technician,


and mechanic of agricultural machinery.
Students gain teoretical knowledge in specialized classrooms and practical knowledge and skills at the school estate, which comprises 120 hectares of agricultural land, mainly on the slopes of Kalvarija

and Mestni vrh. A part of the estate is in Svecina, where the school has a barn with horses, sheep and one pig.

The school has several buildings with the appropriate equipment for practical lessons, such as a wine cellar

with a press and a bottling plant, a fruit storage, a drying room for fruits and vegetables,

a facility for spirit distilling, a facility for producing vinegar, a vintage cellar, a barn, an apiary, a greenhouse, storage facilities, a park etc.

On the estate, in the area of Kalvarija, there is a fruit-viticulture educational path with information boards which aim at introducing fruit and viticultural school activities. The path is a popular recreational walk with the 454 stairs to the top of Kalvarija.
Students and teachers are involved in European projects, allowing them to gain experience abroad.

A part of educational process is adult education and a driving school for getting a driving licence in all categories.
We strive for a friendly and open school, which gives students skills for the future, and preserving the traditions and reputation of the school.

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