Four projects of students from schools in V. Tarnovo qualified in the second phase of the National Student Competition “Ambassadors of Health”.
In the first age group (grades 1-4), the project “Herbs and spices in everyday life” continues for the children from the “Dimitar Blagoev” primary school headed by Nadia Vladimirova, and in the third age group (grades 8-12) these are: “The Independents” of high school students from PGSAG “Angel Popov” led by Svetla Grozeva and the two projects of high school students from PGT “Dr. Vasil Beron” – “Alphabet of health”, led by Slavka Prodanova, and “Prove the harm”, led by Albena Ivanova. Two more projects of schools from the Veliko Tarnovo region are among the ranked ones: “We are healthy and strong because we live healthily” for the students in the primary stage of the “Vasil Levski” elementary school in Varbitsa, with the head Manushka Docheva and “Yogurt I eat and I will be healthy, I know” to the high school students from PDTG “Dimitar Hadjivasilev” in Svishtov, led by Maryana Ljubenova.
In the second phase of the 15th edition of the National Student Competition “Ambassadors of Health”, a total of 41 projects of students from grades 1 to 12 from all over the country were ranked.
In the category from 1 to 4 grades there are 8 projects, from 5 to 7 grades – 16, and from 8 to 12 grades – 17. The competition is organized within the framework of the National Program for the Prevention of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases 2021-2025, on the initiative of of the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Environment and Water, the State Agency for Child Protection, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Youth Red Cross and the National Center for Public Health and Analysis.
Each of the above-mentioned departments places three prizes in each age group, and the Ministry of Health and the Bulgarian Youth Red Cross also present one special prize. The ranked participants will receive diplomas and subject prizes, sent to the principals of their schools, according to the organizers of the competition.
The projects implemented interactive activities to limit health risk factors, which include: sports events – competitions and tournaments, tourist and eco-hikes, role-playing games, debates and discussions, cooperation and teamwork. Websites and e-books have been developed for a healthy lifestyle and diet, cleaning of polluted areas in various settlements in the country, etc.