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Music of the world

On Wednesday the 13th of June, pupils from the dance, theatre and art clubs presented traditional dances from the countries participating in the project, which they were taught by the teacher Mrs Alexaki Eleni with the help of the pupils who had participated at the international workshops.

It was a great opportunity for the whole school community to take part in this dance and music event and for the children to get in touch with the culture of Poland, Slovenia and Croatia.

A video of all the activities that we participated in during these two wonderful years was presented to the guests, parents, school staff.

At the same event, the final certificates for the participating pupils and teachers to this amazing Erasmus + program were given and everybody was immensely happy with what we have accomplished and hoped that such initiatives will continue to take place in our school.

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Presentation of the program to teachers of the district.

In September 2017, the pedagogical team and the coordinator of the program for our school, the 1st primary school of Schimatari, participated in a conference held by the Teacher’s counsellor of our district aiming in presenting innovative eTwinning or Erasmus+  programs which the schools of our district run.

This was a great opportunity for disseminating the program to all the teachers – around 150 people- and to awaken their interest in participating themselves in similar programs. At first we talked about the whole procedure from the very first step: finding the partners, writing the e-form, the economic benefits for the school, all the administrative detail, the importance of a constructive communication with all the other partners and then we presented all the activities we had done during the first year of the project both in our school, the planning, the teaching methods used as well as the international workshops, stressing out the benefits for our pupils, teachers and the local society.

Our intention is to continue participating in such events so that our efforts and good practises to be known to even more teachers of the district and to motivate them to be involved in such innovative educational procedures which will open up new professional roads for them but mainly involve their pupils and community members to new and exciting experiences through which they will enrich their knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 

Open day on the Polish workshop

The Open Day for the 4th Transnational Workshop in Rozogi, Poland, was held on Friday 25/5/2018 as part of the Erasmus + “Through artistic abilities to develop basic skills” program at the 1st Primary School of Schimatari.
At the event students Gazis Angelos, Zacharouli Rafaela-Maria, Pinita Sofia, Gegas Angelos, Tserkezi Christina, Datsi Jessilda, Singh Harmandip, Alexaki Maria – Anna, Dede Anastasia and Vourliotis Paraskeui- Danae and the accompanying teachers Strati Eugenia, Alexaki Eleni and Noti Stasini presented the actions in which they participated in the 4th Transnational Laboratory in Rozogi, Poland, as well as their experiences, their feelings and the benefits they have gained from this transnational action.

Following is th presentation they created and presented to their schoolmates, teachers, parents and other guests.

 

Also some photos from the event…

The Red Riding Hood final performance

 

The Erasmus + “Through Artistic Abilities to Develop Basic Skills” program was successfully completed on Friday 25/5/2018 in the 1st Elementary School with the presentation of the classic fairytale ‘Red Riding Hood”
The students of the 5th and 6th grade of the 1st Primary School of Schimatari presented the theatrical performance “Red riding hood” based on the homonymous classical tale, completing with this action the participation of the school in the two-year European Erasmus + program implemented in cooperation with Croatian schools, Poland and Slovenia.
The play was prepared by the students through art, music and theatre clubs.
The art club edited the scenery, which the students had the original idea of ​​not being stable but animated by themselves.
At the club of dance- music, the children learned to sing in English the songs of the theatrical performance as well as dubbed in Greek some of their lyrics. They also created their own songs adding lyrics to the melody.
At the theatre club, the students translated the fairy tale into English, dramatized and distributed roles.
In the end, all the clubs teamed up composing their works and presented the fairy tale to a beautiful event in the school community and in the local community, opening the doors of the school on Friday 25/5/2018.
In addition to teachers of the Pedagogical Team, the teacher of Music, Stavropoulou Sofia and the English Language, Soulioti Danae helped.
The exceptional performances of all the children, the special scenery, the colourful costumes and the wonderful music lined up an amazing performance of the fairytale and a beautiful performance with the children of the children themselves, who laid eyes on the young and the great viewers who came to see it!

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The fourth Transnational Project meeting in Darda, Croatia.

The report on the 4th transnational coordinators’ meeting concerning the project

“Through artistic abilities to developed basic skills”

1.7.2018. – 6.7.2018.

at Osnovna škola Darda, Darda

The aim of the meeting

project management and implementation – summary, monitoring and evaluation of the project, its results, preparation of the final report and conclusions. Work on the guide for teachers to be published on the Internet on the EU Result Dissemination Platform as a final product of the project. Work on the final report, Mobility Tool, editing of the project website, e-Twinning website and Facebook pages, work on filling in the application form for the National and European eTwinning Labels. Getting acquainted with the culture, customs and history of this part of Croatia – Slavonia and Baranja.

The conclusions of the meeting:

All the participating teachers and students gained knowledge and extended their basic competencies through their interaction, cooperation and dedication to the project activities.

The coordinators cooperated in the preparation of the final report for each national agency and the final report of the international coordinator. Project achievements were collected, project activities were described in detail, assessment – evaluation and monitoring of the project were carried out. Equal input and excellent cooperation between partners were indicated. The impact of the project was considered and its continuation after the end of the grant was discussed, as well as the ways of disseminating information by each of the partners.

In relation to the guide for other teachers, which will be published on the Internet, all the good practices of the partner schools developed during the project activities in each school, the joint activities, workshops as well as the practices presented at the International Teachers Conference on Student Competences Development, have been gathered in one document by the ICT teacher from the Slovenian school, as a basis for the creation of the main final product.  

The organisation of learning, teaching and training activities was analysed and a summary provided of how they were assessed and evaluated, as well as the activities carried out in our schools in the second year of the project. Parents, teachers, students and local authorities were interviewed. The questionnaires filled in by the parents and pupils participating in the project, the results of which were collected to support the conclusions, were also discussed.

During the meeting, the participants discussed the Europass Language Passport, its details and the need to remind pupils to complete it.  

During their stay in Darda, the participants also got to know Croatian history and traditions, as well as cultural and natural monuments. They visited Prandau-Normann Castle in Valpovo, as well as parades of folk ensembles at the summer Folklore Festival in Valpovo. They visited Jankovac Nature Park and Kopački Rit Nature Park. They had the opportunity to get to know Vukovar better. They visited the Vučedol Cultural Museum and Ovčara the Museum dedicated to the victims of the civil war of Yugoslavia. They were in the Erdut vineyard and in the Aljmaš sanctuary, which offers a view of the confluence of the Drava River into the Danube.

An unforgettable event of the meeting was the arrival of students from the Croatian school, despite the summer holidays, to the school during our work and the exchange of experiences and thoughts of the participants of the project with its coordinators.

All the coordinators collaborated online using Google Docs, and through Skype video conference for the whole week with the Greek school coordinator, as there was no possibility for her to come for the meeting due to personal health reasons.

The final conclusion of the meeting is that the coordinators of the four participating schools have built up an excellent team of international cooperation, starting an excellent friendship for a lifetime between themselves and the other participants in the project. The team also includes other teachers involved in the project, who have also established links and bonds with each other.

Učenci OŠ Toma Brejca na prvi mednarodni umetniški delavnici v Grčiji

Letos smo se na naši šoli skupaj s partnerskimi šolami  iz Poljske, Hrvaške in Grčije vključili v dvoletni projekt Erasmus+ “Razvijanje osnovnih spretnosti preko umetniških zmožnosti”. Učenci bodo tako dve leti sodelovali v dramskem, glasbeno-plesnem in likovnem klubu na šolski ravni in se s svojim delom predstavljali širši lokalni skupnosti. Najbolj prizadevni pa bodo dobili priložnost in bodo odpotovali na mednarodno izmenjavo v partnerske države, kjer bodo lahko nadgradili svoje umetniške, jezikovne in socialne veščine.

Konec novembra smo z nestrpnostjo pričakali našo prvo mednarodno delavnico,  in sicer v grškem mestu Schimatari, ki je približno uro vožnje oddaljeno od Aten. Tja je odpotovalo šest učencev in dve učiteljici.

Po gostoljubnem sprejemu na njihovi osnovni šoli in prvem spoznavanju  je vse učence in učitelje čakalo veliko dela. V tednu dni naj bi učenci pripravili uprizoritev gledališke predstave Ptice, grškega komediografa Aristofana, z elementi igre v angleškem jeziku, glasbene spremljave, plesnih vložkov in izdelave scenografije.

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Ker smo se znašli na območju z bogato preteklostjo (rojstvo filozofije, demokracije, politike …) smo si ogledali tudi arheološki muzej v Tebah in ostanke starodavnega mesta Tanagra, kjer smo se sprehodili do ostankov antičnega gledališča, ki so predmet raziskovanja slovenskega raziskovalca Božidarja Slapšaka. Proti koncu tedna smo se odpravili v Atene, kjer smo se v družbi vodičke povzpeli na akropolo. Med sprehajanjem, občudovanjem ostankov starodavnih zgradb in razgleda na veliko mesto smo izvedeli o zgodovini Aten. Svoje znanje smo nadgradili med vodenim obiskom arheološkega muzeja blizu akropole, kjer smo med drugim spoznali materiale in barve, ki so značilni za grško antično umetnost.

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Poleg tega, da so vsak dan izpopolnjevali svoje dramske nastope ali izdelovali scenske pripomočke, so učenci vseh štirih držav predstavili tudi svoje države. Hrvaški udeleženci so nas naučili zavezovati kravato, Poljaki so nam predstavili svojo bogato zgodovino, Grki svoje plese. Med predstavitvijo Slovenije so učenci in učitelji iz drugih držav kazali največje navdušenje nad predstavitvenimi videi, ki so jih posneli naši učenci, potico in skupinskim plesom Abraham ima sedem sinov.

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Vsi gostujoči učenci so bivali pri gostoljubnih in prijetnih družinah grških otrok. Njihovo kulturo in tradicijo so spoznavali skozi celodnevno druženje z grškimi učenci, s katerimi so po končanih šolskih aktivnostih odšli domov ter skupaj večerjali. Njihovi starši so naše učence vzeli za svoje in so se zelo trudili, da bi jim bilo v njihovih domovih udobno in prijetno. Ob večerih so raziskovali okolico mesta ali so se odpeljali v sosednja mesta. Skupaj so igrali družabne igre, obiskali lunapark in še marsikaj.

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V nedeljo, dan pred odhodom, je nastopil čas za krstno uprizoritev Aristofanovih Ptic. Igralci so se oblekli v kostume in izpeljali generalko. Nato pa smo že nestrpno pričakovali grške starše, učitelje in druge povabljence. Nihče od gledalcev ni mogel verjeti, kaj smo vsi skupaj storili v slabem tednu dni! Igralci so bili izvrstni, prav tako glasbeno-plesni klub s plesnimi in glasbenimi vložki. Poleg dovršene kostumografije se je likovni klub lotil tudi scene, ki je izvirno ponazorila zemeljski in nadzemeljski svet. Vsi trije klubi in njihovi mentorji so ob koncu poželi stoječe ovacije. In kot je v zaključnem govoru izpostavil režiser predstave, Dimitris Theodorou, naš skupen cilj je bil dosežen, saj smo vsi udeleženci v svojem izražanju zares uživali. Zagotovo pa smo se drug od drugega tudi veliko naučili – o načinih ustvarjanja, učenja, mišljenja, o medkulturnih razlikah in nenazadnje smo izpopolnili znanje angleščine in se naučili malenkost grščine, poljščine ali hrvaščine.

V ponedeljek je sledilo slovo od grških družin, od grških, poljskih in hrvaških vrstnikov ter vseh učiteljev. V tednu dni smo vsi nedvomno spletli nova prijateljstva, zato slovo ni bilo najlažje. Marsikdo od nas je pomisli: »Le kako bomo lahko drugo leto, ko bodo gostje prišli v Kamnik, povrnili vso to njihovo gostoljubje, skrb in radodarnost?«

Še nekaj vtisov udeležencev:

Aneja Gorjan Novak: Izmenjava v Grčiji je bila neverjetna izkušnja, za katero bom vedno hvaležna vsem, ki so jo omogočili. Spomnim se vsakega trenutka od takrat, ko smo pričeli naše potovanje (in se nam ni niti slutilo, v kaj se spuščamo) do takrat, ko smo se poslovili in odšli domov. Najbolj si bom zapolnila grške navade in njihovo kulturo. Neverjetno je tudi, da smo v tako kratkem času naredili tako veliko, za kar je bilo potrebno veliko sodelovanja med vsemi učenci in učitelji, vključenimi v projekt. Vsi v družini so bili zelo prijazni in odprti. Všeč mi je tudi, da smo se zbližali z ostalimi petimi učenci iz naše šole in čeprav se včasih nismo razumeli, smo se zelo zabavali.

Lucija Baša: Všeč so mi bili dolgi odmori, ki smo jih preživeli na igrišču in ko smo izdelovali kostume in sceno.

Nikoli ne bom pozabila pogleda z vrha akropole na večmilijonsko mesto ali okusa tradicionalne jedi girosa. Bil je poseben občutek, ko smo hodili po zemlji, kjer so nekoč v davnini živeli stari Grki.

 

Živa Blatnik