SCHOOL IN NATURE

The second segment of the project refers to the construction of a hostel in the Borik Forest Park, which was created by calming the sands.

At current stage, roof is just being installed on the hostel building. Having another multimedia space with a series of educational contents, Đurđevac is going to be high on the list of desirable destinations for school excursions. As part of the hostel, arranged accommodation capacities are expected by the end of the year, where the existing facility will be arranged and converted into accommodation capacities primarily intended for children and schools in nature. Expected completion of works by the end of 2020.

The hostel under construction will have a capacity of 45 children’s beds (one dormitory for boys and one for girls with bunk beds), and for companions / teachers / educators we will provide an additional dormitory with 4 beds. In addition to the dormitories, the hostel will have a fully equipped dining room, a multifunctional hall and three cabinets in the basement that will be used to conduct workshops. A school in nature will be held in the hostel building so that children can get to know the richness of Đurđevac’s indigenous flora and fauna through direct participation in various thematic workshops and acquire new practical knowledge and skills.

The hostel will also have a system for renting electric bicycles and an amphitheater – a natural environment for the performing outdoor lectures, panel discussions and public forums. The project will renovate the existing 20 trim track stations – restore and replace old and dilapidated exercising equipment. In addition, an educational trail with 20 benches will be established along the trim trail, which will contain ecological messages as continuance of work on the promotion and addition of sports and tourist facilities in order to preserve the pine forest.