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Our Tale Heroes Are Meeting in Europe
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1st meeting - Turkey
2nd meeting - Romania
3rd meeting - Scotland
4th meeting - Slovenia
5th meeting - Italy
6th meeting - Poland
Meeting in The Basque Country (unofficial)
MEETING IN ITALY
PINOCCHIO IN THE NEW CONTEXT
me at our school
Italian pen friends
BIKES AND FRIENDS
Hamish, the Hairy Haggis
Poland and Chopin
Poland - news 2009/10
Poland - news 2010/11
Poland - tale
Theatre - The Dragon Wawel
Romania - news
Comenius pen friends
Romania - Thank you
Merry Christmas from Romania
Kekec - tale hero
art competition - nov 2009
work of arts
news from Slowenia
Comenius Exhibition - 2011 Christmas Cards Preparations
The Basque Country (Spain)
Children different stories
Eco book - Chapter 8
Poland - news
News from our school
We clean our school after flood
Flood in Bogatynia
Meeting in Scotland
Our flight to Scotland was delayed, but fortunately it was held. Immediately when the plane landed, Scotland enthused us. This beautiful country is full of greenery, stone buildings and ancient atmosphere. On the first day we also delighted its people - friendly and hospitable. Donna who hosted us in her home showed us her city, Livingston. From the beginning we could learn about Scotland from the perspective of its inhabitants. Donna met our Polish traditions, and we - Scottish.
On the second day we visited Falkirk with a beautiful and very old royal castle. We met various legends about this incredible building, and then started amazing international contacts. We visited also a kind of an elevator which transported ... ships. We had a chance to participate in this ride. The last part of the program that day was the Calendar House, where We met Scotland at the turn of epochs. The mansion that fit the whole history of Scotland, so the Romans to the present.
The next day we met the real taste of Scottish schools. We had a chance to participate in the fourth grade classes. We met Robyn, Ona, Billy and several other students. We were on all the lessons so that we saw the differences that are between Polish and Scottish schools. Classes in Scottish school are hung with colorful posters made by students. The biggest diiferent between Polish and Scottish school is their bizarre system - first two hours of science, and then a long break, spent either at lunch or on the spatial yard. Pupils in Scotland, including lead its own small garden and flowerbeds with flowers for volunteers. Then come back to the lesson, such as French, reading, mathematics, art and English. The odd thing is that classes are not divided as in the country - pulled one after another. For English students discuss not only read, but movies like Avatar, or Harry Potter or Eragon. The lesson in which uczestniczyłyśmy was written essay about the film called Avatar Avatar world. With us miel Scottish students a chance to learn some Polish words such as: Hello, Hi or Hello. All agreed that the Polish language is very difficult to spelling and pronunciation. Simple mathematics does not differ from that which is taught in Poland, but it surprised us that the fourth grade students learn such simple things.
We met a true Scottish evening of dancing. In Harburn House we dance all possible dances. We noticed also that on such occasions every Scot is wearing a kilt, and something made from Scottish tartan - the material from which the product is manufactured exactly kilt. Agata and I we had a Scottish thing - the checkered shirts. Wysłuchałyśmy a beautiful song performed by the choir.
The next day, along with Donna, We visited the Five Sisters Zoo. He spent a pleasant day because the weather dopisywała, while the zoo was situated in a very picturesque place. We met a parrot who greeted us with words Helo!.
Unfortunately, Saturday was the penultimate day of our stay in Scotland. Although it is a very nice spent visiting the capital - Edinburgh.
The city has proven to be very beautiful, and another day of beautiful weather encouraged us to explore. We visited the old basilica, later Castle, which housed the oldest item in the whole of Scotland and the Scottish War Museum.
On the last day - a Sunday - very żałowałyśmy that we can not stay longer, but we are consoled, that Donna will stay in contact through exchange of e-mails. Thus we write letters to each other until now.
On Friday 30 April we celebrated the European Day in our school. During this day students had the opportunity to learn more about our partner countries in the Comenius project. We learned to dance the dances of Romania and Turkey, we were able to eat traditional Italian dishes and try to play Scottish bagpipes. We learned a lot new about history, geography and culture of the countries of our partners.
Visit to Romania
On 20.03.2010 in the morning we went to the airport in Berlin. When the flight began, everybody looked at the disappearing land. After three-hour flight a wide smile appeared on everyone’s face. At the airport in Bukarest the Romanian friends from Comenius project were waiting for us. In the evening, they they took us to the hotel where we had supper and we slept there one night. The next day, together with people from Scotland, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Slovenia, we went to visit the castle of famous Dracula. There were a lot of precious things in the castle, e.g. pictures, furniture, sculptures and dishes. Later we went to see many other interesting things, e.g. the Palace Sinaina. Here as well there were antiques from different periods of time, but they were more numerous than in the castle. After the visit in the palace, we went Galati in a rented bus. In Galati, near the hotel, the contacts between students and teachers had to develop because the students were to sleep at the Romanian families’. The family in which I was to sleep with there were very nice people and we made frinds during these several days. The next day the classes at school took place. We observed and participated in a lesson for one hour. Then we had lessons with the students from other countries. We learnt about our cultures, customs and places of living. After the classes we met the mayor and local authorities. In the evening we participated in traditional supper during which we ate special dishes that we had never tasted before. On the fourth day we sailed on the Danube, the river which is the second longest river in Europe. After that we had a dinner at the hotel Delta. Then we went to visit the museum about the Delta of the Danube. In the museum we saw many different kinds of birds and fish that live in the Danube. On the last day we visited the kindergarten in Galati. We were treated there as if we had been kings, everything was fantastic, we even didn’t pay attention to the very short chairs. The second exciting visit was the laboratory. We saw completely different things from those that we see everyday. Then we were shown some artisctic performances performed by Romanian students which danced some traditional dances from different countries. At the end of the performances everyone was given a gold medal as a keepsake. Then we participated in final party at the hotel in Galati during which we performed and everyone had a great time. The next day we had to go back to Poland but it was worth to visit Romania to make friends with Romanian students.
On 20.03.2010 at about 10:40 we flew from Berlin to Romania in the Germanwings plane and we landed at 14:00 at the airport in Bukarest. We were taken from Bukarest to the hotel in which we spent one night. The next day, after breakfast, we went to see Drakula’s castle situated in the mountains and the we went to see the Royal Palace. I was very impressed with the palace. In the evening we were located at homes in which we were to spent several days. The next day we visited the Primary School no 24 in Galati. They welcomed us very nicely. After the visit to school we met the local authorities. The next day we sailed on the Danube and we also visited the museum of the Delta of the Danube in we saw many interesting exhibitions concerning local animals. At the end of the day we visited the vinery in which wines are produced. The next day we visited the kindergarten and the technical college. On the same day we watched performaces prepared by the children from Galati. At the end there was a party during which we presented some folklore dances. The teachers as well as parents with children at whose houses we slept were invited to the party. The next day in the early morning we went to the airport in Bukarest. At 15:35 we were at the airport in Berlin. We were back in Bogatynia at about 20:00. The whole stay in Romania was organized so well that we didn’t have time to be bored.
We stayed in Romania from 20.03 to 25.03. We visited Dracula’s castle, the Royal Castle, the museum of the Delta of the Danube. We were at the kindergarten and at the school. We sailed at the Danube. On Monday 22nd we participated in traditional Romanian supper which took place at the house of the family which I stayed with. The teachers from Poland and the family which Amanda stayed with were invited. Amanda lived in the house of the twins Vlad and Ana, and I stayed with Ileana. While the adults were eating, we were playing football. Poland was almost always a winner. We had many beautiful moments in Romania. I liked the stay in this country very much. I wished it had lasted longer.
Good Morning Europe
Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity
‘It is sometimes very cold at this time of year, but the hearts of people are warm as the music plays. It performs in big cities and small cities. When the Orchestra visits, the people of Poland show how they are able to help others. There is nothing like it. There is so much joy.'
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is a Polish organisation. It raises money for sick children in Poland. Every year its members organise events across the country. The main event is in the Polish capital, Warsaw. This is called the Great Finale. It is a big musical show. It happens on the second Sunday of every New Year - not long after Christmas. Thousands of people go to watch - millions more watch on television.
Many of these people give money to the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. The organisation spends the money on medical equipment for children. Each year it chooses a particular problem that it wants to help with. In the past the Orchestra has helped children with cancer, children with heart problems, children who are hurt in road accidents and new born babies.
In English, the short name for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, is G-O-C-C. But in the Polish language the short name is W-O-S-P, or WOSP. WOSP began in 1993. Since that time the organisation has raised over 100 million US dollars.
Polish people living in other countries also celebrate the WOSP Great Finale where they live. Many Polish people live in British cities, like Edinburgh and Newcastle. These communities have organised their own WOSP events to help raise money. Polish communities in North America have also raised money in a similar way.
Every August WOSP organises another event. But this time, its aim is to give something back to people who gave money to WOSP. The summer event is called the Woodstock Stop Festival. The name comes from the Woodstock music show. This famous event happened in 1969 in the United States. Many people enjoyed different kinds of music for free! The same is true of the Woodstock Stop Festival in Poland. Many singers and musicians perform. And hundreds of thousands of music lovers come to watch and listen.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity also works through the rest of the year. One thing it does is to train people how to save lives. It trains them in ‘first aid'. ‘First aid' is helping someone who is injured or who suddenly becomes sick. Members of WOSP's ‘Peace Patrol' receive this training. The Peace Patrol is a group of people who work for WOSP but are not paid. They work at the summer music event for free. First aid is one of the things they learn during special training days. One of the teachers described what these training days are like.
WOSP also provides the first aid training to school teachers. The teachers learn how to give basic medical help to their students and other people. They also learn how to help someone who is having a heart attack - whose heart has stopped.
Polish Christmas wishes
Health, prosperity, happy Christmas, spent in the family circle, in joy, fulfillment of dreams, gifts, money, kindness, happiness, love, beautiful Christmas trees, treats, good people around you and true friends, peace, sensitivity, happy new year 2010. Wishes class 2B.
Christmas decorations in Bogatynia
Christmas Flash Meeting
Polish Christmas Carol
This is one of the most beautiful Polish Christmas Carol "Gdy śliczna Panna" (When beautiful Lady...). Ala from class 3C is singing.
Wysyłamy kartki świąteczne do naszych zagranicznych przyjaciół
Wysyłamy kartki świąteczne do naszych zagranicznych przyjaciół
Class 5C makes christmas cards and read cards from spanish friends.
Andrew's Day (Andrzejki)
Andrzejki is in Poland day of the traditional fortune-telling.
eLearnig Awards 2009
has been awarded a second time. This time he won the title of the best project in Europe in the category "Cross border cooperation in Europe" in the Competition
In the picture, our Lithuanian partner Aurelija Dirginciene with the trophy in Vilnius.
Teddy Bear's Day
11th November we celebrate in Poland Independence Day to commemorate 11th November 1918 when Poland regained independence after 123 years of slavery.
We have been traying translate
our performance on this occasion.
Thank you Turkey
Teachers from Poland
Comenius Visit to Turkey
First snow in Bogatynia
Victory in Rome
in the "up to 15 years old" category of
Global Junior Challenge
Michael (Scotland) and Ilaria (Italy) - our partners
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