„Let us share the beauties of our regions”

     On  10.09.2009г. a contracts was signed between Hristo Botev Secondary school and Human Resource Development Centre. The project for interschool partnerships entitled   Let us share the beauties of our regions, part of the  Lifelong learning sector program  on Komenius program  will be accomplished in the period between  01.08.09-31.07.2011.
     The participants in the program are young people from Poland (co-ordinator of the project), The Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria.
      The students from the classes profiled for studying tourism ( 9v and 10g) and foreign languages (10b and 11a) are prioritized for participating in the mobility.
      The team of teachers, assisting the activities on the project are Ivilina Ilieva, Petranka Dimitrova, Galya Dohcheva, Staniela Stoyanova.
Travel notes- presentation of the journey
How we discovered Slovenia- a fantastic journey, filled with joy, smiles, and a few tears
 What we saw in Romania and Poland- presentation

Project “Doorway to the future” based on the Human resources operative program- a scheme for financial sponsorship- “Creation of beneficial multicultural medium for practical application of intercultural education”

      Leader: Stella Stefanova 
Project results:

  • Tuition in English provided for Roma children from the villages of Sadievo and Koniovo
  • Preparation and equipment of a specialized Phonetics and Multimedia laboratory
  • Course for acquiring qualification and skills for work in multicultural medium:

   1.1. Getting to know the basics of the ethnic and cultural peculiarities and system of values characteristic of the majority of the minority population.
   1.2.  Difficulties in communication with children of the minorities, due to poor fluency of the Bulgarian language.
   1.3.  Peculiarities in the mental and psychological development of minority children as a result of ethnic and cultural differences and their subsequent enrolment in educational institutions (nursery groups, kindergartens, etc.)
   1.4. Ways of overcoming the skepticism of minority parents about the benefits of education
   1.5. Strategies of overcoming discrimination models among children of non-minority origin.

  • Purchase of schoolbooks and additional materials ( New Opportunities// Longman Pearson Education)
  • Making of a project website, according with the requirements of publicity ( )
  • Multimedia presentations, brochures and posters
  • Christmas concert on  22.12.2008.г. with the participation of the students, part of the project, with invitations to their parents and classmates, the teachers of the villages of Koniovo and Sadievo, the deputy mayor of the Municipality of Nova Zagora, The Department for Minority Integration with the Municipality of Nova Zagora and the teachers of Hristo Botev School.

 Project “With concern for every student”
Module “Providing training to talented students to participate in School Olympiads”


               Our observations on educational process of the students in History and civilization at “Hristo Botev” Secondary School in Nova Zagora, show that over the years there are a lot of students who won the first prizes of the regional and national contests, competitions and Olympiads. In 2010 Polina Rumenova Hristova (secondary school graduate) took fourth place in the National History Olympiad with excellent result – 5, 86. This excellent result gave us the opportunity to be in the national project “WITH CONCERN FOR EVERY STUDENT”.
              The project provides material security and opportunity for further work with gifted and talented students who are motivated to participate in the regional and national events, to candidate for university with a History entrance examination.
             Further work with project’s participants makes it possible to achieve the following aims:
                  1. Study the individual possibilities, knowledge and skills of the students connected with their  History  training.
                  2. Increase the level of History knowledge and skills as applying the rules of the Bulgarian literary language in written works.
                 3. Improvement of the knowledge and skills for the construction of an oral and a written text, according to the specific requirements of educational process in History.
              Students from 12 b class participate in the project. Some of them as Jana Radilova and Maria Nicolova have already achieved first prizes before years in Olympiads and contests. Students work consciously and with sense of responsibility, so we expect new and bigger success.

                                                               Project leader- Dodka Markova, a History teacher


School partnership project on the Komenius sector program Lifelong learning

Leaders: Ilka Borisova, Dodka Markova, Milena Kirova, Yulia Yorgova

      The project  „Thirst for culture e-ABC: Alphabetical electronic reference for the Bulgarian, Polish, Italian and Portuguese culture” on the program Lifelong learning, part of the Komenius international partnerships at the Human Resource Development Centre.
      The activities on the project started with the creation of an Internet website and blog, where the students publish the materials, necessary for the implementation of the program.
1.    Formation of working teams and acquiring skills for team work;
2.    Starting an adequate intercultural dialogue;
3.    Practical application of the knowledge of the English language, preparation of presentations, using the Internet;
4.    Getting a better knowledge of national customs and traditions and presenting them to the European partners;
5.    Drawing comics based on Bulgarian legends, which will be displayed at an exhibition in the school of our partners from Poland.
   The first mobility is from 28.02. tо 09.03.2009 in Ribnik, Poland

Youth exchange project : „Friendship with ourselves and the environment we live in”

      The youth exchange, funded by  ДАМС on the „Младежта в действие” program, activity 1.1, took place from 22.09  to 01.10.2008  in the small town of Kroshnitse, Poland. Four European countries took p[art in the project_ Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Austria. The Polish partner was co-ordinator of the project. Students from 11th grade took part in the project, under the guidance of Milena Milkova.
       The activities on the project included: discussion about the aggressive behavior on part of the young people, a host of sports  competitions- basketball and volleyball games, biking, tennis tournaments. The students had the opportunity to take part in a sort of mini- Olympic games. They demonstrated their creative abilities by taking part in The theatre day. The main topics of  the scenes they acted in were again connected to stress, aggression and the lifestyle of the young people. The warm-up games, team-buildings, the nations’ night and the acquaintance with foreign traditions and cultures helped the participants to live and work together in a united team.
       Results of the project:

  • Formation of abilities to work in a team;
  •  Accepting of the values of the European Union- tolerance, cooperation and mutual understanding;
  • Enrichment of the general knowledge of the young people and formation of esthetic and spiritual values.
  • Participating in this project, the students once again showed their responsibility, discipline, and openness to the challenges of the new times, and the fluency of the English language they demonstrated was another proof of the high level the language is taught at the school and the necessity of learning foreign languages.


Project “Europe- cultural diversity and national identity” funded by the National centre “European youth programs and initiatives”     

Leaders: Yulia Yorgova, Milena Milkova, Dodka Markova
       Results from the project:     
-The youth groups from Austria, Italy, Poland and Bulgaria established contacts, made new friends;
-    all participants broadened their knowledge on the traditions and customs of the countries participating in  the project and got to know part of the nations’ mentality;
-    The young people improved their ability to work in a team- all activities followed this principle (reflection groups- with 1 or two participants from each  member country);
-    They got to know the beauty of the Bulgarian countryside, visited famous historic cultural monuments- Shipka, Etara ethnographic complex, Veliko Tarnovo, Nesebar;
      - The collective activities of the young people helped them develop tolerance, overcome prejudices based on ethnicity and religion and abilities for establishing simple human contacts;
        - the activities which were carried out provoked and developed the creative abilities and skills of the participants, new ideas, decisions and ways of performance were born and brought into practice;
         -the project suggested new  and amusing ways of spending leisure time, ways of diverting the young people from the vices and dangers of the modern world;
         -the project responded to the needs of the students- to discover themselves, to get to know and re-discover their native customs and traditions and understand and accept the ones of the foreign countries. The motto of the project was “Let us live together! Let us celebrate the diversities between us!” and it was not chosen perchance.