24 of February is Natinal Day in Estonia. Our country is very small, but we have a lot of beutiful placess. Our students showed to everybody at school their more favorite places. The most beutiful pictures:
On Thursday 21st Feburary 2013, some Turkish and Catalan students held a video conference through Skype. The students shared their opinions about some of the social and economic problems pupils have to face in each country. They also proposed some solutions.
Furthermore the meeting gave the students the opportunity to meet each other again. It was a year ago since they met for the last time and despite the Spanish students being somewhat tongue-tied (for once!), the reencounter was full of emotions and happiness showing a true friendship overseas.
So happy to meet you again! ;)))
Berlin is very special city, because of its multiculturality. We couldn’t expect, that so many nationalities live here. You can hear so many languages on the streets! But one of the most impressive sides of Berlin – is monumetal architecture. We liked both part of Berlin- modern and historical. Maybe historical side is very special, because different small signs demonstrate, how Germans are carefull with history – they remeber it, and don’t let people to forget it. We liked very much Sanssouci palace and despite the cold, strong winter we enjoyed the beautiful view on it. Actually, weather is one part of our impressions : cold wind, sun, snow, rain. Another thing, that we liked – public transport system: in Berlin we used, busses, train, subway – a lot of variants to move from one side to another side of the city.
We visited the The Reichstag building and from the top could see wonderful view of the city.
This school year we have already visited two countries: Estonia in November, 2012 and Germany in January, 2013.
Estonia is a country of applied Art. We had a good opportunity to make ourselves familiar with textile printing and felting, with Estonian autumn tradition – Mardipäev. We visited TV Tower, Seaplane Harbour in Tallinn which is one of the most unique maritime museums in Europe, with a display comprising of over two hundred large exhibits, an art museum Kumu, which presents both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. The meeting was full of activities: we made presentations about singers and composers, had a discussion about racism and xenophobia, enjoyed an orientation game in Tallinn Old Town, karaoke competition and dancing traditional dance – Kaerajaan.
We have a lot of wonderful memories that we will never forget. We‘d like to say thanks for all Estonian teachers, students and their parents who were very friendly and made our meeting memorable.
Evelina, Veronika, Redminas and Renoldas
The sixth meeting was held in Germany, in Berlin.
It was unforgettable and it was our first travel by plane. We visited a lot of historical places, learned interesting facts about The Berlin Wall, visited the „Reichstag“ building, Potsdam, the capital of the Land Brandenburg. At school we presented our national day and national anthem of the country. We had a great time on Fun-Olympics day, playing sports games and also enjoyed during all week the warm hospitality of host families. We will never forget the beautiful historical sights in Berlin and Potsdam! Thank you German teachers and students for all great time and hope to meet our new friends again!
Karolis and Julius
Right after 2-week-winter holidays Polish team set off to the sixth reunion meeting in Berlin. All participants (including 4 teachers and 4 students) were warmly greeted by the hosts on Sunday 27th January .
From Monday to Friday we had a unique occassion to see famous places of the German capital city and its neighbourhood. A worthwhile experience for our students was the opportunity to stay with the host families and learn how their everyday life looks like.
We would like to send a special thanks to Sabine who put a lot of effort in organizing the meeting, took a good care of us and showed us around Berlin.Thanks again!
See you in Poland!
On 29th January 2013 in the local HISTORY OF INDUSTRY MUSEUM there was a meeting with Dr. Jarosław Dolat, an academic researcher and a history expert. The students from classes 1b and 1d, together with a geography and a history teachers from junior high school in OPATÓWEK listened to the lecture about the Roman Empire Impact on the European History. They learned about the Roman Empire development and its achievements.
The students were especially interested in the Roman contacts with the Polish people through the ancient AMBER ROAD. They also heard that the Roman army never stepped into Polish territory but the elements of Latin language, Roman law, architecture and religion are still present in Poland.
A video conference – online debates between Estonina and German schools „Giving solutions to the youth’s problems“. Students from were glad to see each other_ ask about the latestnews. Also students shared their opinions about early school leaving, social exclusion, learning difficulties, social and economical problems and discrimination. We got knew, that each school has students with learning difficultes, but in Estonian school we don’t have any national discrimination, what is quite often happens in Germany schools. Also in Estonian early school leaving is quite unusual situation, but in Germany it could happen quite often.