World Food Day

Our school celebrated World Food Day on October 16, which, among other things, is dedicated to raising awareness about healthy food. In recent times, education about healthy eating and about which food is good and which is harmful for our body has increased. Accordingly, our students designed and implemented a program dedicated to this area. Students I1, II2 and II4 attended the realization of the same.
In the introductory part of the program, students of class I1, Olga Rajković, Sara Bugarski and Ivana Bogavac, stated that this day is celebrated all over the world, that this year’s slogan is “Water is life, water is food – let’s save every drop”. For the sub-topic of this meeting, they chose to talk about – the proper nutrition of teenagers and athletes, since among the present students there were also students of class II2 (a class for students with special abilities for sports). Our physical education teachers Radmila Mandić and Igor Santrač followed up on the story. Apart from the mentioned topic, the professors also talked about their experience in practice, about working with athletes, or. to the students of the sports department.
The central part of the program belonged to dr. Rajni Dušanov, spec. hygiene and nutrition. She talked to the students about the food pyramid, she commented on it, with her advisory approach she encouraged the students to ask her questions and to share their experiences with her. She rounded off the story with a unique message, “I eat to live, and I don’t live to eat.”
At the end of the program, students and guests were served apples, which were there to symbolize a healthy way of eating.
We would like to thank everyone, students, guests, coordinators of this entire event, prof. Slavica Ristić, as well as the student Jakov Radek (I1) who technically supported the celebration of this day.

European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings

In cooperation with the Vršac Red Cross, our school celebrated October 18, the European Day against Human Trafficking. The lecture was delivered by Red Cross volunteer Davor Gašparević, and was attended by classes II3 and III2. The story was completed with the workshop “What if – if it were” and answering questions that are current and related to the topic.

Human trafficking is a type of modern slavery and a global problem that affects not only countries in the phase of economic and social transition, but also industrially developed countries. Individuals profit from human trafficking through the control and exploitation of others. Estimates show that traffickers earn between seven and $60 billion annually.

Victims of human trafficking can be women, children and men forced, tricked or induced into prostitution, as well as any other form of work or services, such as workers kept in houses or farms forced to work against their will. The common factors in all situations of modern slavery are the elements of force, fraud and coercion, which are used very perfidiously, and often subtly, for the sake of controlling people.

Visit of the Student Union

During the last week, the Union of Students from Vršac came to visit us. President Anita Kiš and her colleague Dragana presented this organization, emphasizing the following:

The Vršac Student Union is a youth organization, it has been a friend of our city for many years, and it recently celebrated its jubilee 10th birthday!

She has opened her sector for high school students for 6 years already!

“High school students have always represented the necessary driving force, and if it weren’t for them to be a wind at each other’s backs, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve all our success so far,” the president emphasized.

Precisely through that long period of 10 years, US members managed to deal with an extremely wide group of topics, from sports, music, to educational, humanitarian and cultural.

Their most famous event is the so-called “Unijada”, and they are also known for the humanitarian concert for Magdalene’s treatment, where Marcelo and Sergej Ćetković sang, the event exceeded all possible expectations!

Today, this young group of people continues their work diligently, and as part of that, the competition for new participants has come!

The contest is already open, and in order for you to become a member yourself, you just need to fill out the survey that is in the biography on their Instagram account: @studentivrsac


If you like to socialize,

If you want to activate your end,

If you are interested in work experience,

If you have ideas for projects,

Take advantage of the opportunity today and join the Vršac Students’ Union!

Vršac theater autumn

As part of the Language, Media and Culture course, first-year students watched the play “Murder in the Orient Express”, which was performed on October 9 as part of the “Vršac Theater Autumn” festival. The piece based on Agatha Christie’s famous work was performed on the big stage of the National Theater “Sterija” by the theater “Boško Buha” from Belgrade.

The activity was designed and implemented, together with the students, by prof. Lydia Kampfer.

The International Festival of Classics “Vršac Theater Autumn” lasted from October 6 to 11, and this year’s slogan was “About duration and values”.

Motivational and educational camp of the Red Cross

The participants from our school at this year’s autumn motivational and educational camp of the Red Cross (held from October 5 to 7) were: Luka Bućinac, Marko Sekulić, Jovan Tomašević, Predrag Popović (all from I1), Elena Babić, Marta Živojnov, Marija Radak (from II3), Ivana Milošev (II4), Jelena Ilić (II4), Dario Janeš (II5) and Nathanael Pasula (II5).
The camp was realized at the Red Cross resort Vršac, as part of Children’s Week, in which this year special importance is given to the development of empathy, peer and intergenerational solidarity and the further construction of a safe social environment that supports the values of tolerance.
In order to expand and expand the volunteer base of the Red Cross Vršac, the camp participants had the opportunity to acquire new knowledge in the areas of:

  • Diffusion – spreading knowledge about the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the Principles of the Red Cross
  • Promotion of human values (Tolerance, Cultural identity and respect for diversity and electronic violence)
  • Prevention of human trafficking
  • First aid
  • Addictive diseases and sexually transmitted diseases
  • DRR – Risk reduction and mitigation of consequences from natural disasters,
    which were implemented by educated and professionally trained young volunteers of the Red Cross Vršac.
    Through socializing and getting to know the program activities of the Red Cross, camp participants have the opportunity to contribute to the development of solidarity and empathy among young people and the strengthening of team spirit in the future through volunteering and involvement in humanitarian work.
    The photos were taken from the Facebook page of the Crveni krst Vršac.

District archery competition

The district archery competition was held on October 3 in Uljma. Our Milica Beljin (III4) took first place in the air rifle category! With that placement, she secured passage to the district level of the competition. The boys were second in the team and performed in the composition of: Jovan Rudnjanin, Ognjen Pavlovski and Lazar Rajković. Their mentor was prof. Eudžen Chebzan Zeman. Congratulations!

“Techniques for overcoming stressful situations”

On the occasion of Children’s Week on October 4 in the large amphitheater of the Gymnasium “Borislav Petrov Braca”, a forum was organized on the topic “Techniques for overcoming stressful situations”. In front of the Center for Social Work from Vršac and the Counseling Center for Youth, the lecturers were Mirjana Knežević, special pedagogue, spec. of psychiatry dr. Sanja Kalaba and Ivana Stojković, psychologist.

High school students were discussed on the topic of how to recognize stressful situations, how different we are as individuals in the manifestation of them, what to do in situations when stress threatens our daily functioning and fulfilling the obligations that are placed before us. The valuable information provided on this occasion to young people, who live, on a daily basis, in modern conditions of an accelerated pace of life, will be used for a better understanding of themselves, their feelings, the world that surrounds them, and represent a kind of introduction to the Mental Health Week, which will be marked next week.

World Animal Protection Day

As part of Children’s Week, October 4, the World Animal Protection Day, was marked in our school. It is dedicated to animal rights and the preservation of animal biodiversity. On this occasion, students of class I-1 in cooperation with students of I-3 marked the mentioned day in a suitable way. Lectures and activities were prepared by students: Milica Jovanović, Milica Noveski, Nikola Sokolović, Marko Sekulić and Predrag Popović. The mentor for the students was Slavica Ristić, professor of biology.

The aim of World Animal Day is to improve the treatment of animal species around the world, as well as to support individuals, groups and organizations that care for animals.

Exhibition “Life in a Fort in Medieval Banat”

On September 30, first-year students attending the Language, Media and Culture course visited Vršačka Tower and the first permanent exhibition inside it, which was installed on July 3 of this year, with their teacher Lidija Kampfer. The exhibition “Life in a fortress in medieval Banat” authentically shows how life inside those stone walls took place over the centuries.

The students could see some of the original archaeological objects found on that site, parts of warrior’s equipment, cold weapons, as well as numerous replicas of weapons, armor, flags, a model (diorama) of the ideal reconstruction of the Vršac Castle. The organized excursion provided them with an extraordinary experience, they also socialized, and they had the opportunity to experience a fantastic view of the city panorama and the vast Vojvodina plain.

The day of the liberation of the city of Vršac in the Second World War

On the occasion of October 2nd, the Day of Liberation of the City of Vršac in the Second World War, wreaths were laid on the Memorial Ossuary to the liberators at the City Cemetery in Vršac. Representatives of our school, among others, bowed to the shadows of the 421st liberator, who rested in the land of Banat, and laid a wreath.

As pointed out, this day obliges us to remember the numerous victims who left an indelible mark in the fight against fascism, and warns that such conflicts, which brought great suffering, destruction and suffering, never happen again.