of the first trip of the Headmaster Ewa Kołodziej and the teacher
Anna Klimsiak-Czech to Spanish school from 14 to 19 November 2010.
trip to Spain was a first our of five planned visits as a part of
realization our project.
was C.E.I.P. Bilingual in El Alamo 20 km from Madrid. During the
visit the participants agreed on the action plan and each school was
given the tasks to conduct.
success of the meeting was the fact that logo created under
supervision of teacher Justyna
Biskup-Naumienko had been chosen the logo of our project!
is a short account on the meeting:
meeting with the teachers from Finland, Belgium, Italy and Spain gave
us a great opportunity to get to know the systems of education in
the organization of the school year or methods of education.
had a chance to observe and participate in
the lessons and talk with the teachers.
nice surprise was a flamenco dance performance and modern flamenco
concert together with the characteristic for the region dishes
prepared by the students.
big surprise was to see Russian pierogi and dishes from Ecuador!
came out that in El
Alamo there are some familie whose children go to the school.
a typical suburbian town- quiet and friendly. The school is divided
into three buildings and the canteen with a kindergarden.
from the work on the project structure we
had an opportunity to visit Madrid- the castle, cathedra. Prado
Museum and a number of fantastic places such as Real Madrid Stadium.
Together with C.E.I.P. Bilingual teachers we wnet for a trip to
picturesque historical city near El Alamo - Navalcarnero and
by Anna Klimsiak-Czech).
meeting in Finland
together with two teachers Monika
Anna Klimsiak-Czech visited from 16th
May northern part of Europe in particular picturesque Finland. It was
there were the second project meeting of Comenius partnership schools
teachers took place. Evijarvi school was a host of the meeting. The
town is 400km to the north from the capital of Finland, Helsinki.
Both the students and the teachers of the school gave us a warm
welcome. They took our hearts by their calmness, self-control and
endearments. The guests had an opportunity to participate in a
welcome celebration during which the students presented some songs
and acrobatic feats. After that all participants attended the
lessons, could chat with students and the teachers who shared their
experience. The surprising fact was the marking scale 4-10 (what do
you think about 9+ grade?)
everyday panel meetings of the partnership schools were a great
opportunity to discuss the activities of the project realized by
particular partners from November 2010 until May 2011. The
presentation of our school started from the broadcast of the film
“How are you Finland?” prepared by IV-VI graders. Each class
welcomed Finnish school in a different way. Our students had a great
fun when shooting the short films. Evijarvi school and the project
meeting participants were very enthusiastic watching the film. In
return they sent our school and community regards .
turned out that Finland is not only a very
hospitable country but also a beautiful one. A few historical sites
and monuments but wellness of picturesque landscapes with surrounding
forests and lakes. Together with amazing people and mouth-watering
cuisine the stay in Finland could be compared with a visit to high
standard stay in SPA&Wellness resort. Taking all into account it
was very difficult for us to leave these fantastic people and the
country. Hope to come back there. Since we came back we have been
planning the next meeting in October… here in Czulow. So everything
Picture above you can see the participants of the Project meeting In
Evijarvi Town Hall.
will never forget the time spent in
and your charming school”, ”Excellent organization”,
”Fantastic performance I could feel getting goose pimples while
listening the songs” – these were only some out of numerous warm
and full of acknowledges comments of 20 Comenius project meeting
participants. The meeting took place in our school from 10th
October. Our Belgian, Finnish, Spanish and Italian guests were nicely
surprised with a little cold weather in Poland but they quickly found
out that Polish hospitality, great organization and cordiality
compensated for the whims of the weather.
the morning of the 10th
October we welcomed our guests in a traditional way with “bread and
salt”. Later our guests went to the gym following the students
holding their national flags The ceremonial Gala was conducted by
Marta Góralską and Maciej Frycowski in English and Olga Okoń
commented on it in Polsh. All coming guests together with Parents
Board representatives and District representatives were warmly
welcomed by our Headmaster Ewa Kołodziej. The school choir under the
baton of Mrs Agata Parysz-Urbaś and Mrs Jolanta Delipacy sang five
regional songs which character was emphasized by Silesian outfits of
grade students. Next all participants could listen to songs in our
partner countries languages :Italian, Spanish, Finnish, French. The
songs were sung by our students and commented in a funny way. During
the performance our European guests reacted in an enthusiastic way,
showing their interest with applause and ovation. The partners and
our students were admiring fantastic decoration made by Mrs Justyna
Biskup-Naumienko and Mrs Daniela Cyrnal. After the Gala the
teachers took part in photo session. Commemorative photo and gifts
from the Parents Board were nice souvenirs from Poland.
the picture you can see the headmasters from our
project partnership countries (two women – our headmaster and
headmaster from Spain who was represented by the teacher first from
guests’ stay in Poland there were three project meetings during
which we discussed the results of our cooperation, worked out the
strategy for coming months. The teachers shared the experience from
work over the project tasks and showed the results. The time of
breaks was for our guests the time of autographs and they could feel
like celebrities. To make the visit nice we prepared a few meetings
and trips for our friends. Official meeting on Monday in the Town
Hall with President Daria Szczepańska started with warm welcome and
presentation of Tychy. The guests were given some nice gifts and went
for a relaxing walk around Paprocany Lake. In the end they visited
the Brewery Museum. They went to Auschwitz Museum on Wednesday and
paid tribute to the victims. They spent the afternoon in Cracow which
delighted them a lot. Many of our guests would like to come back to
Cracow with their families and friends. Our partners loved Pszczyna
Palace which they visited on Thursday. The visit schedule was very
busy but we wanted them to have the best memories. Again
6 for 6 grade! In
February the organizers of the meeting are schools from Belgium. The
great challenge befor them! Organizing such a great event Leeds a lot
of engagement and help of many people. We received help from
teachers, administration and staff, students, parents and family
members. We got a financial support from many sponsors. Thanks to
common effort we reached our goal.
Many thanks to all
for even the smallest help and support.