Smart school garden




"Smart school garden" - 2023-2-RS01-KA210-VET-000178776









This project falls into the category of small partnerships. It promotes interest and excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and supports digital and green capacities in the secondary education sector. Our school aims for continuous improvement in teaching, looking up to the leading global institutions. Accordingly, we want to make our teaching more engaging for our students, aiming for active participation. We are looking foward to promote interest and excellence in STEM fields, as well as support digital and green capacities in education. Our goal is for our school to become even better and provide the highest quality education to talented students.We have recognized the importance of connecting ecology with IT tools, such as, new technologies with healthy food production, and our students can rise to such a challenge. We wondered how to connect our school with agriculture? Partner schools have helped us here: Agricultural School with Student Dormitory "Sonja Marinković" from Požarevac and Grm Novo Mesto - Center for Biotechnology and Tourism - Slovenia. Students from first to fourth grade participate in the project, and its execution is planned for 2024 and 2025.

The project's goal is to improve the work of school sections and extracurricular activities to encourage students to actively participate in teaching.

  • Enable and motivate teachers and students to improve STEM education
  • Development of digital content to improve teaching quality
  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle and responsible behavior Development of IT tools for monitoring activities in school gardens
  • Learning through work and encouraging entrepreneurship through projects
  • Openness to the European Union, teacher and student mobility, communication with other cultures.

Planned project activities:

  • Organization of workshops on urban gardening
  • Research and implementation of IT and robotics: Using IT and robotics technologies for automation and optimization of processes in urban agricultural projects through extracurricular activities

Education of local schools: Implementation of lectures and workshops in schools on sustainable agriculture and the importance of urban gardening.

Expected results of planned activities:

  • Improvement of school section work and extracurricular activities, through which students would demonstrate the application of their knowledge and skills
  • Raising environmental awareness among students and teachers
  • Improvement of STEM education: applying scientific concepts, mathematical skills, critical thinking, research, and engineering design to plan a long-term school garden for growing vegetables and other plants
  • Exchange of good practices
  • Mutual learning
  • Development of creative and critical thinking
  • Improvement of children's health.
  • Schools in urban areas can be an ideal place to start smart gardening projects for teachers and students.