“OvercOming xenOphObia thrOugh a deeper understanding Of the eurOpean cultures” COMENIUS PROJECT 2010 – 2012 Diary of the visit to BUCHAREST, ROMANIAA visit to Bucharest in Romania – the sixth meeting of Comenius partnership – project”OVERCOMING XENOPHOBIA THROUGH A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THEEUROPEAN CULTURES”, 27 February – 2 March 2012.On 26 and 27 February 2012 all the project partners, teachers and students, arrived inBucharest, Romania. In the evening we had opening ceremony of the sixth meeting. Theheadmistress of the school welcomed all the partners.On 28 February in the morning we had meeting with local authorities and after that we visitedSchool 26. Our colleagues showed us some classrooms. The project work session was held.We chose the cover of the Peace Book and agreed on final details about its editing. Weexchanged the CDs with all presentations done during almost two years.
At the same time workshop for students was held. Children made “martisoare” – smallbrooches celebrating spring, offered to girls and women at the beginning of March.At school we visited Students´ club and we danced together with the children.In the afternoon we could see the city and the Peasant Museum.
0n 29 February project participants, students, together with their Romanian friends had a tripto Bran Castle, known as Dracula´s Castle, situated between Transylvania and Wallachia. Thecastle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by QueenMaria. We also visited old Transylvanian town Brasov and Peles Castle in Sinaia.
On 29 February we visited school 23. We said hello to children in their classrooms.In the afternoon we visited the Palace of the Parliament, the worlds largest civilian building,most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building. We were fascinated by thishuge building full of marble, steel and bronze. Then we had a two hour walk in Bucharest.In the evening we enjoyed a wonderful farewell dinner organized by our Romanian friends.We tasted traditional Romanian food. A lot of nice moments and emotions will make thisComenius meeting unforgettable. Thank you, Romanian friends.