Schools could also be out and elements of the world could also be under lockdown, however a kindergarten teacher from western Izmir province in Turkey continues to be going to work daily however not for the explanation you might suppose. She is on hen responsibility.
Özlem Barış Güney has been caring for the chickens and the newly born chicks within the school’s backyard in Izmir’s Bornova district.
Güney constructed the makeshift coop and farming space within the backyard to provide her younger college students the possibility to be taught firsthand about animals and nature. A mission she began in the course of the school yr, she continues her efforts even in the course of the summer season break.
With help from school principal Özcan İkbal, Güney purchased a number of chickens and shortly had her college students enjoying with and caring for the animals, in efforts as an example that generally to be taught it’s good to get your palms soiled and schooling doesn’t simply occur inside 4 partitions.
During countrywide lockdowns as a result of Corona Virus pandemic, Güney not solely taught her college students on-line but additionally put in further shifts to ensure that the chickens weren’t left on their own.
During this era, she even obtained a “particular allow” in order that she would not get into authorized bother due to curfews and lockdown restrictions, and now, whereas different academics get pleasure from their summer season break, she is attending to the new child chicks.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Güney mentioned she was affected by the pandemic and the suspension of schooling as a lot as everybody else. She mentioned she tried to speak with her college students and their dad and mom as typically as she may, and continued to provide them homework every day.
“After the colleges closed, I went to the hen coop daily and evening. During the day I cleaned the coop, checked on their meals and water and allowed the chickens to wander within the backyard. In the night, I went again to the school to place them again within the coop. When weekend curfews had been put in place, I puzzled how I may go to school. I talked with our school principal and we obtained the required permits. Thanks to that I used to be capable of proceed my work on lockdown days as properly,” she mentioned.
Güney mentioned she was quickly stunned by new additions to the household of chickens.
“With the climate getting hotter one among our chickens began brooding. I used to be actually excited. I watched varied movies on the topic and educated myself. I cleaned, disinfected and distempered the coop. Then one other hen began brooding, and I shared the beautiful information with my college students,” she mentioned.
“The happiness of seeing the primary chick (hatch) was indescribable,” she added.