These are stories in which the main characters Šljunčica and Kapljić tell stories about saving water. The main characters were created by Ana Ratkovćc, master of fine arts education.
Student collective ZIP has five sections and the product depends on the work of each section. The sections are taught by working, learning and team work, which will be very important, when the kids one day have a real job.
- Research section – they explore a variety of topics
- Literary section – they write the text for the e - book
- Art section - they paint the picture for the e - book
- Computer section - they put it all in electronic form
- Technical section - they produce packaging.
The leaders of the sections are Sandra Lovrenčić, Marijana Vrančić and Davorin Novosel.
The first picture book "From gravel to tap" is about Zagreb's water supply. Shows from where the water comes, how it arrive in our homes, where she goes out of our homes and how water should be stored.
The second picture book "The guardian of Sava River" is about the main wastewater treatment plant in the city of Zagreb and its facilities. Thanks to the wastewater treatment plant the sewage water is purified to the second degree and so pure it flows back to the river.
The third picture book "Light of the sludge" is about how the sludge from waste water treatment plant helps to produce electricity.
The fourth picture book “The Call of life - Life along the Sava River" depicts the life of the Sava river before and after the construction of wastewater treatment plant.
Each picture has its own eco message that tells us that we need to keep the water, because it is our greatest treasure.
In addition to CD book, they made various advertising materials: bags, key chains, calendars, diaries, which they sold on fairs.
Once a year, on World Water Day, the Kids organize a Children's entrepreneurship week. In this week all classes produce something, then on the event they presented what they did and what they learned. After the event on the fair enterprise they sell what they produced. In this way, all students develop entrepreneurial skills and feel the spirit of entrepreneurship.
The collective annually participates in humanitarian activities. Last year they make Easter eggs and sold them on the Easter fair at Ban Jelačić Square, and the money was donated to help Caritas homes for abandoned children.
Last year they also won the award of Hrvatske vode - the youngest for Croatian water in 2014, in the category of best educational material.
Compliments to the elementary school Prečko you can read in the article, which was published in the school newspaper, "The school where all children are respected and "visible ".
See below the CD books
Translation: Andrea Ćosić