Students between the ages of 16 and 20 recently had the opportunity to spend 10 days in Istria as part of the Erasmus+ project organization.
During this period, they participated in the process of making extra virgin olive oil. They started the experience by picking olives in the local olive grove of the tourist company Aminess, after which they began the process of making oil.
They harvested as much as 600 kilograms of olives, from which they produced 60 liters of oil that will be used in their school restaurant and offered for sale in the school kiosk. The idea for the project came from their teacher and companion with Croatian roots, Stjepan Ivančić.
"Now they know by example why oil is so expensive and that there is a difference in its taste. This is very interesting for them. It's their first time at sea, it's their first time alone in a camp. They are very satisfied and happy that they had the opportunity to experience it.", Ivančić said.
Namely, the hotel group Aminess, one of the leading tourism companies in Croatia, continuously implements the initiative of investing in the development and education of young people, but also in the importance of sustainability, preservation of tradition and local activities.
Accordingly, in October in Istrian camp Sirena hosted the students of the Vocational High School of Hospitality and Nutrition, Alice-Salomon-Berufskolleg from Bochum, Germany.