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Can A Comenius Project Change A Thing, Part 2

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Comenius Multilateral Projects are funded by EU, lifelong learning programmes and after a long search, we finally have a Comenius project for 2011-2013 Academic Years.
Our project is called ‘The Magic of Reading, The Power of Discovering Ourselves’. We have 6 partners and we have just started our exciting journey to discover ourselves.
The teachers and students from Hungry, Poland, Romania, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Greece met in Pucioasa in Romania in November. During few days, between the fifth and the twelfth of November 2011 all the partners worked hard and chose our logo, final booklist to be read and schedule how the project will develop.
The trip was amazing. We really loved the peaceful town and we enjoyed Romanian hospitality, Romanian culture and places of interest. It was also fun to practise English and meet new people.
The project is all about reading and promoting a reading habit for the students which will continue even after the project. In our countries, we started reading clubs where we will read and discuss the chosen books. Then in Spain we will start our stories and coming our homes, we will write our own stories using the same beginnings. These stories then will become scenarios and will be staged in Italy. Moreover, we will translate passages from the books, create a multilingual dictionary. Another aim of the project is to know each other well so we will also introduce our towns to each other.
We know it is a tough journey but we are sure we will enjoy the whole process immensely.

A few sentences from one of my students

At first I I had some doubts. I thought that I could get bored. We arrived to our destination and then the schools headmaster and some other teachers took us and we went to a small but lovely village named Pucioasa. We met the Romanian group of the project. They were so friendly that we became friends immediately. Fallowing days we visited Targovishte, Draculas Castle, Peleş Castle, Writers Museum and Childrens Club. In our free evenings we hanged out with the Romanian group. We watched movies, walked in parks and had so much fun. As it was my first trip to a foreign country I’ll never forget this visit and I reccommend everyone to experience a project like this because even if you have no problem with speaking it helps you in a different way, it makes you improve yourself.
All in all I enjoyed it and I can surely say that this was the best week of my entire life. Looking forward to greet our friends in Istanbul in May it will be so much fun.
Aksel

Our project website can also be read: http://www.magicofreading.pl/

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Can a Comenius Project change a Thing? Part 1

dedication

          team spirit

                    dignity

                           passion

 joy from what they have been doing

                                                                 motivation

                                                                          self-confidence

            pride of the work they have been doing

ambition

               enthusiasm

                              hospitality

                                                 cheerful

                                                               hardworking

                                                                                    friendly

                                                                                                well-organised

 and many more …..

Sometimes sentences are not enough to describe certain things if you are not a talented author or a poet. People like me will find it difficult to do so.

The words and phrases above are to describe the teachers I met at Pucioasa, a little town in Romania. From 6th November to 12th November, we were at Coleguil National Nicolae Titulecu for our Comenius project. The Romanian school is the coordinator and everything was very well-organised by the Romanian team with the help of their wonderful headteacher Dana Mircea, teaching us the lesson of our life.

C.N.N.T is a wonderful school full of great educators who are trying to make their kids ready for a very tough future. They are doing their job in a way that every teacher should see and get something from them. When we told how wonderful they were, or how hardworking they were, they just replied with a smile and said ‘We love what we are doing’ . Their motivation was so infectious. I felt very comfortable there with like-minded people.

We, 14 teachers from 6 different countries (Turkey, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungaryand Greece), were amazed by what we have experienced there. I’m really happy that my school is part of this wonderful project called ‘The Magic of Reading, The Power of Discovering Ourselves’. We, as a team now, are all ready to experience the new team spirit. From now on till the end of June 2013, we are a big team, working on a project to promote the joy of reading to our students and even to their parents.

I must say, not only our Romanian coordinators but the teachers from our partner schools were also very motivated and eager to work together. We are very excited to learn from each other.