Two Stara Zagorje schools started the school year with completely renovated buildings

First graders in Stara Zagora received as a gift music disc “Podadena raka”, special edition with music and lyrics by Honorary citizen – folklorist Academician Krum Georgievas well as a greeting from the Mayor of the Municipality, Zhivko Todorov.

Among the gifts for the little ones there were notebooks from the FC Beroe Fan Club, as well as free ticket for the upcoming match with FC “Levski”.

Two Stara Zagorje schools – “Vasil Levski” and “Hristo Botev” secondary schools started the school year with completely renovated buildings. Colorful celebrations contributed to high spirits and countless children’s smiles, excited parents and proud teachers in all schools.

“The privilege of being on September 15 in one of the most significant schools of our city brings tremendous excitement. Thank you today to all the parents, teachers, who have borne the brunt of the repair work. This day will be long remembered. I saw how former and current teachers, parents, builders did everything possible to gather today and celebrate this very festive day. This thread between generations of teachers creates the unbreakable bond that keeps the education system alive. The skillful management of the school and its continuity will be proven in the future with good results”, addressed the guests on the festive day at Vasil Levski Secondary School, the Deputy Mayor of Stara Zagora, Ivanka Sotirova.


“Dear first graders, this day will be an integral part of the album of your memories – may your contact with science not stop over the years. Dear parents, be there for the children and the teachers, that’s the secret of success,” she added. From her words, it was also clear that small finishing works, as well as renovation of the school yard, are to come. An innovative STEM center will also be built.

“I am extremely happy to congratulate you on behalf of the Municipal Council with today’s holiday. I wish you all a great new school year. Be healthy! Dear children – be strong and inquisitive, willingly acquire knowledge, because a good education is the main prerequisite for being successful people tomorrow,” said Maria Dineva, chairperson of the OB – Stara Zagora during the official part of the event.

“Welcome! Today is a double celebration for all of us – a long-awaited dream has come true, we see our school new, renovated, with a modern and beautiful environment. I thank Zhivko Todorov – Mayor of Stara Zagora Municipality, for once again showing his attitude towards education and towards children. I express my gratitude to the departmental deputy mayor Ivanka Sotirova, who is always there for us with support and advice, to the head of the Regional Department of Education, Milena Yoldova, who also helped us and showed understanding. Last but not least – to the construction company that implemented the renovation project of our building. My great gratitude on this day is also to all colleagues and parents who together contributed to the colorfulness of today’s holiday,” said the school director Lina Borisova in her speech. “Dear children, you will cross the threshold of your first school, with your first teacher – listen and love him. He will be there for you – he will protect you, support you and teach you,” she added.

The festive program began with a water festival and continued with a bouquet of songs and dances performed by graduates of the Stara Zagorje school named after the bright historical figure Vasil Levski.

The renovations of the two Stara Zagorje schools, which today open their doors after renovation, are worth over 4 million BGN.

The ribbon on the new building was also cut at SU “Hristo Botev”. The director of the school Alexander Burov, as well as the official guests – Ivanka Sotirova and Milena Yoldova, greeted the youngest students and the already grown graduates. A special place was allocated in the school yard and for veteran teachers who emotionally recalled the years they taught the children of Stara Zagora.

The Deputy Mayor of Stara Zagora Krasimira Chakhova took part in the festive program at XI “Nikolai Liliev” Elementary School. “On this festive day, I am happy and happy to be among you and to welcome the first school bell together. Here, on this date, i see faces full of hope and smiles, ready to meet the challenges before them. I am proud of the children and their achievements, of teachers and principal who do their best for better successes. You are an example to follow, have a good time !” said the deputy mayor in his speech. She also congratulated the students of the 3rd elementary school “Kolio Ganchev” and wished them smiles, success, patience and dedication. The school team had prepared a warm and emotional welcome, surprises for the first graders and a musical part.

Deputy Mayor Milena Zheleva addressed the students and team of NUMSI “Hristina Morfova” with good words and wishes for health and creative success. Among the guests were municipal councilors, artists and happy parents.

A guest at the celebration on the occasion of September 15 was also Ch. architect of Stara Zagora Mladen Ivanov. He congratulated the students in PPG “Geo Milev” and PGSAG “Lubor Bayer”, and the secretary of the Municipal Administration Delyan Ivanov was part of the celebration at SU “Ivan Vazov” together with the manager of the International Youth Center in the city Vesela Mareva.


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