170 years of schooling in Milna

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20.05. — 24.05.2019.

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170 years of schooling in Milna

From Monday, May 20th, 2019, Milna on Brač celebrates 170 years of education in Milna!

The solemn, weekly program, residents, guests and other guests will be able to get acquainted with the history of the foundation and development of the Primary School in Milna, the work and heritage of its former pupils, and nowadays Croatian prominent individuals and features “cake” as a local, traditional form Chakavian dialect, which he will present together with the pupils and teachers of the Elementary School from Komiza.

Each event will be accompanied by performances by the male klapa and female vocal groups composed of today’s adult, former, milan students and pupils and the children’s choir.

On the first day, on Monday, in the area of ​​Primary School, after the presentation of student work and school leaf at 12 o’clock, the history of the Military School will be exhibited with the time of the time, ie a series of historical photos and artifacts from the first, official school year 1848/49. to date, at an exhibition that starts at 7.30 pm.

On Tuesday, May 21, the program “Our Students – Our Pride”, in the morning, is devoted to former students with the highest level of education, dr. Sc. Bernard Denegriju, now a distinguished professor at the Croatian Institute for Organic Chemistry, Doc. dr. sc. Filip Galović, a Croatian linguist who was otherwise responsible for the protection and preservation of Milna, Ložišća and Bobovišća speech as an immaterial cultural good and a Edislav Leksic, today a renowned scientist at the Pharmacology Institute in the UK.

The evening part of the program, in the school library, will be held in memory of the late Branko Lenticic, also a former student of the Military Primary School, later renowned Croatian journalist and director and the first director of Croatian Television, in honor of which will be screened the documentary from his opus , “Dynamites” and “You will be great”.

“Yours and ours” is the name of the evening program scheduled on Wednesday, May 22, which, in the preservation of the linguistic heritage, combines the students and teachers of elementary schools of Milna and Komiza. This will, together, analyze today’s use of traditional speech in families, compare milestone and communal speech differences with the pupil’s quiz of words and phrases, and present themselves with their own poetic children’s poetry and play on cake. The evening will end with the narrative poetry of poetry of Magna Marinković, magical poet Magda Marinković, and Comedy Joška Božanić.

Cakavica, as one of the speeches of the Milna region, as an immaterial cultural heritage, is protected by doc. dr. sc. Filipa Galovića and the Milna Cultural Center, by the decision of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia from 2017.

Thursday, May 23, was reserved for sports competitions of the students of the Milna Primary School and the Primary School Vladimir Nazor from Postira on the Crvena School Playground.

The anniversary program ends on Friday, May 24, when, after the morning solemn masses, in the evening, in front of the school building, will hold a final student event and award acknowledgments and thanksgiving to all who contribute with their efforts and contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the quality of the Military elementary schools.

The school in Milna started 170 years ago by setting up a two-year-old male school in a private Buzolić family building in the Military area of ​​Pantera. In 1875, Car Franjo Josip Prvi visited her. Teaching was initially organized in Italian, and from 1878 onwards in Croatian. Due to the increase in the number of pupils, the school moves to the adjacent building of the Sfarcic family, and then to the present building, built in 1901, at the former female school Žalo square, as a unique stone building with the credit and contribution of members of St. Joseph’s fraternity. In the 20th century, the militarist school also operated through two now abolished regional schools in Bobovisca and Ložišćima, with the total number of pupils and up to 300. Today they are only 60, but of which the number of recipients of awards in county and state competitions.

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