EcoKindergarten – A self-sustaining town for kids with mini-Teslas
A few months ago we reported on an extraordinary initiation: a kindergarten, where children can give driving a go with mini-Teslas while learning about environmentally-friendly living. The EcoKindergarten (Ökovifalu) of Nyáregyháza opened its gates in the end of August.
The Napsugár (Sunshine) Kindergarten is found in Nyáregyháza, 50 kilometres from Budapest. The unique idea was developed by Alexandra Kovács and Péter Weigert, who were inspired by the teachers, especially the chief-teacher who dreamed about building a mini town in the yard of the kindergarten.
Being event organisers, creativity and innovation are essential for Alexandra and Péter, not to mention that protecting the environment was always important to them. So they instantly thought: why not make it green and eco-friendly?
Ökovifalu has roads, buildings, houses, a city hall, a small shop, a roundabout, a parking lot and of course, road signs.
The best part is that almost everything was built from recycled materials.
Children can also learn about renewable energy in the kindergarten thanks to the wind generator and the solar cells. However, the main attractions are the electric mini-Teslas. Children are taught about the rules of traffic with the help of these cars, which they can refuel with the help of renewable energy.
“We see the kids’ faces, how happy they are when they jump into the Teslas, enter the small houses, and have fun while learning about sustainability and eco-consciousness” said Anna Kovácsné Maszel, the kindergarten’s chief-teacher.
Kids between the ages of 3 and 6 are especially sensitive to new ideas, this is why the initiation is of outstanding importance. The main goal is to teach small children through experience about the ways of being environment-friendly and environment-conscious.
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Source: www.okovi.hu, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY8FJuMtZ5k