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OPENING CEREMONY OF "GEOPARK DISCOVERY CLUB" IN HOP GIANG SECONDARY SCHOOL

On 25th May 2020, Hop Giang Secondary School organized an Opening ceremony for its “Geopark discovery club”

       The event was participated by representatives of Office of Education and Training of Cao Bang city, the Geopark team, teachers and members of the club.

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Over-view of the Opening ceremony
    The “Geopark discovery club” is piloted in 2020 within 6 schools, after that Department of Education and Training will cooperate with Management board of Non nuoc Cao Bang UGGp to evaluate the effectiveness and lesson learnt before scaling up to other schools in the Non nuoc Cao Bang UGGp.
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Representative of the Club of Hop Giang Secondary school to express their commitment to the activity.

     The piloted schools will set up 01 Club, about 15-20 students with passion on subjects like history, geography, biology, foreign language, literature, chemistry will be selected to join the club; the school will assign 2-3 teachers to manage the club. Then students and teachers will be trained on skills like presentation, reporting, participatory planning, team work, communication, etc. The gained knowledge from their participation in the geopark discovery club will then enhance the knowledge that students learn in school.

      The Geopark discovery club model is implemented to increase the effectiveness of geopark education in schools and equip students with important knowledges for students on local cultures, history, geography, biology and environmental protection. In addition, this activity also aims at implementing sustainable development goals of the UN and criteria of UNESCO, particularly the Criteria No 16 “UNESCO Global Geoparks actively work to provide knowledge, both to the local population and to visitors. Geoparks function as outdoor classrooms and incubators for sustainable development, sustainable lifestyles, appreciation of cultural diversity, and promotion of peace”.
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