From April 4th-8th at Saldus Elementary and Secondary school of Druva accomplished project „Mission: my career” activities. We continued to explore and identify various career opportunities in Saldus region and outside it. On the first day students from Saldus Elementary school showed their skills: dancing, singing, joke telling etc. Project participants had the opportunity to get to know Saldus Elementary school, with the participation of the photo orientation activities. At he end of the day students could take part in workshops: decoupage or wood.
On the next day we went to Druvas Secondary school where teacher Liāra Beļkeviča and students had prepared a variety of activities. We also visited the company "Druva food", which plans to become one of the leaders of the ice cream industry in Latvia. We discussed about employment opportunities for students in Saldus/Latvia and Lithuania. We shared with our future career plans „My dream job”. Teacher Juris Zilvers had prepared unusual sports activities in Sports hall of Druva.
The third day we went to our capital city Riga, to visit the newly built Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia. There we could become acquainted with the study opportunities in Biology, Geography, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Optometry. In the National Library of Latvia we learnt everything about the building, reading rooms and services. At the end of excursion we took part in „Psaiho” - horribly-positive emotion and theatrical–game with participation and fearing of it.
In the fourth day of the project we went to see career options in Saldus and Skrunda. We were at Saldus radio and we visited black pottery master Artis Podnieks, also we acquainted the daily life of TV Skrunda journalist. At the of end of the day we had a party in Saldus Children and Youth center where we played different games, danced and enjoyed the last evening together.
At the last day we completed a questionnaire about project activities and usefulness in our future life. We also watched Lelde’s video about this week.
Many thanks to teachers and students who took part in this project!
Translated by- Lelde Tiļļa, Kristiāna Blumberga