Adventure Through Time: Students of Savremena High School Discover Serbian Heraldry

An exciting visit by the students of Savremena High School to the Historical Museum marked a day full of discoveries, learning, and cultural richness. At the exhibition titled "Eagle, Lion, and Lily - Heraldry of Medieval Serbian Lands," students had the opportunity to delve into the rich heritage of heraldry and symbolic coats of arms that have marked the history of medieval Serbian lands.

Understanding Coats of Arms and Symbols Through the Centuries: Students as Researchers

The exhibition presented twenty coats of arms of the most significant ruling and noble families from Serbia, Bosnia, Hum, and Zeta, who ruled during the period from the 9th to the 15th century. Coats of arms ranging from the oldest Serbian ruling family, Vlastimirović, to the Branković family, from which the last titular Serbian despots originated, were displayed.

The visit allowed students to discover deeply rooted symbols and traditions of Serbian heraldry, exploring the meaning and symbolism of each coat of arms. Through interactive activities and guided tours, students had the opportunity to gain insight into the historical context and political circumstances that shaped these symbols.

The Importance of History and Identity for Savremena High School Students

Moreover, the visit to the exhibition encouraged students to reflect on the importance of heritage and identity, and to consider how symbols and coats of arms have reflected on the cultural and social fabric of Serbian society throughout the centuries.

Through this inspirational visit, students not only expanded their knowledge of the history and cultural heritage of Serbia but also strengthened their ability to analyze, interpret, and think critically. The Historical Museum remains an important place for those who wish to explore and understand the rich past of Serbian civilization and its influence on the modern world.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
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