In the teachers’ office(Place of work for the project) Welcome from the headteacher and offer of gifts to the guests Table with traditional local food Discussion about the project and planning of the next activities
The classrooms(Meeting with students and teachers)
The place where teachers and students have lunch The place is decorated with crafts which concern our project.
Comenius day In the gym of the school, we attended the Comenius Day, a school show dedicated to our project. Local educational authorities as well as the parents’ association were also present. We also watched a performance from a local choir. The whole place was decorated with embroideries and traditional costumes made by the students’ families.
The school headteacher welcomes the attendants and refers to the general principles of the program. Next, cities’ video presentations are shown and we watch performance from the choir.
Play-the myth of the city Bedzin A student who pretends to be Comenius is the narrator.
Romeo and Juliet Play with Romeo saying “I love you” to Juliet in every language apart from Polish.
Dramatization representative of each country Every country is represented with the relevant clothing and music. A student holds a basket with grapes and dances while we listen to a song by B. Tsitsanis. In the end, she gives the grapes to the people.
Sample teaching The topic of the lesson which took place in Polish was: tradition-handicrafts. There was plenty of material and objects which were coming out of a trunk sent by grandma.
An interactive board was used and the students actively participated in the lesson.
In the end they embroidered a bookmark. The same task was asked by the teachers who were watching the lesson.
Lesson Diet and local food The lesson was conducted in English. There was a video presentation which included pictures and small texts according to the level of the students.
The material used: branches, leaves and fruit of our place, olives and sweets relevant to our lesson All the students tasted the food.
Worksheets were given to the students and a puzzle with the imabe of goddess Athena was prepared on the internet. Goddess Athena was presented to the students through the ancient greek myth of Athens taking its name from the goddess as an exchange for the gift of the olive tree.
Visit at the City Hall Meeting with the local authorities. Exchange of gifts.
Central corridor of the city hall(The importance of school in the city’s life)
Workshop in Slansk A private educational centre of conservation of tradition, unique in Poland. A complex of buildings with museums, teaching classrooms, projection rooms, theatre and others.
Teaching of local traditional dance We were taught dances from a professional dancer of a famous folk dance group, which has travelled and given performances in many countries.