Poland: Learning and having fun – final EURONET 50/50 MAX event in Częstochowa

More than 150 students and almost 20 teachers from 12 schools participated in the EURONET 50/50 MAX final event, organised in Częstochowa on the 15th of April 2016. It took place in the Primary School no 21 and started with 40 min-shows of chemical and physical experiments, where students could learn how to write secret messages by using invisible ink, inflate the balloon without using mouth or prepare home-made coca-cola. The most exciting part of the show was the boomfire in the middle of the sports hall!

 

Other attractions prepared for students included the energy contest. Energy teams had 7 task to complete while visiting 7 stands. They were equipped with cards including tasks descriptions, questions that they were supposed to answer and energy crosswords. Each time,  after providing correct answers or completing the task, the team received coloured card with a letter. By collecting all the letters, the teams could build up the project name - “EURONET” - and pose to the energetic photo. The pupils had a lot of fun and their photos were full of positive energy!

Students also prepared short performances about energy saving in their schools, demonstrating great creativity and musical and acting talent. At the very end, rewards for the best posters were handed. All participants got an energy game and a sweet snack. The EURONET 50/50 MAX celebration in Częstochowa was a wonderful opportunity for the energy teams to meet, present their posters and performances, as well as take part in the healthy competition, which enabled them to learn and have fun at the same time. 

The unquestionable success of the EURONET 50/50 MAX project resulted in the popularization of the 50/50 methodology among Polish local governments. More than 100 schools from different regions, not engaged in the project so far, have just joined the 50/50 network. And over 30 municipalities – apparently convinced by the results achieved so far – included this methodology in their local energy strategies. This seems to be the best evidence for the project's effectiveness and the profitability.