Monthly Archives: April 2012

Turkey is a very special country! Estonian students about Turkey


Turkey is a very special country. Traditions, architecture, nature, food are different form Estonia. But maybe the most impressive thing are people. Who are very frank, hospitable, friendly – they are always ready to help you. Because for Turkish people the most important thing is, that their guest are happy. And we are very thankful for kindeness of our host families!
People in Turkey revere their traditions and we have seen a lot of different turkish dances, have learnt „Halay“ dance. We took part in workshop of marbling paper and visited one of the oldest and famouse pottery fabric – Izmik.
Hospitality is part of Turkey traditions and culture. And food is one of the most impressive part of our trip: sweets, vegetable snacks – cooked specially for us by parents of host school students.
But of course Istanbul impressed us too! Blue Moscque – so huge, spacious, beautiful. Grand Bazaar – crowdy, loud, but you can find there everything! And of course, our trip by ferry across the Bosphorus – amazing views and a lot of beautiful castles.
This trip was really intresting and untforgettable . All students made a lot of friends and had adventures, fascinating stories with new friends.


Impression after the meeting in Bursa


The second meeting within the Comenius multilateral project – “A rainbow over Europe Culture, Education, Tradition, Art, History” was held in Bursa, Turkey between 26th and 30th March.

Our school delegation was consisted of  4 students and 3 teachers.
From this meeting The project objectives of this meeting  can highlight the following issues:
• familiarizing all participants with the educational system in Turkey;
• presenting the activities carried out from November until March in each school involved;
• presenting and exchanging products for the first stage of the project;
• organizing workshops for students and teachers who participate in the meeting;
• establishing the period when the project reunion in Spain and the project reunions in the next school year will be held;
• learning about traditions, customs, art, history through documentary visits;
• improving communication skills in English – the common language of the project and in the languages of the project partners.
The five days of the meeting provided us a rich program of activities, prepared and organized by our hosts, the colleagues from the Turkish school.
The exchange meeting was very useful and rich in events: close ties were created between the students and teachers from eight partner schools who came together with the mutual desire to assume and fulfill responsibilities, to find joint solutions to problems they encountered so far, to bring positive initiative, to take important and necessary steps in the project within a true European family.

The trip to Turkey was an extraordinary experience.  All documentary visits, workshops, debates were interesting and exciting. The evening meetings with peers from other countries were good opportunities to spend pleasant moments and exchange ideas. We found out about a new culture, new traditions and customs: Turkish dances and specific food. We enjoyed the warm hospitality of host families. We will never forget the marvelous sights in Bursa, Iznik, Nicaea! Thank you for all great time and hope to see our host friends again!

Cosmin and Emy
Turkey … a lot of wonderful memories that I will never forget and where I wish I came back as soon as possible. Our participation in the project reunion in Turkey  was mainly a special opportunity to spend wonderful days with  new friends who helped  us discover part of  various cultures and traditions. The beautiful views of the school with the Rainbow entrance, the smiling face of host families, students and teachers will stay for ever in my memory.
Iuliana and Catalina