After counting the votes from the Logo Competition this fantastic entry from Poland has been selected as the project logo. Well done to everybody who took part in the competition from all the different schools.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the children, parents and teachers of the school community and all our visitors from the different partner countries for making the Comenius Project Week such a wonderful event for all.
You can read much more about the week here
From 5th - 9th November 2012 we had the first meeting of the Greener Schools for a Greener Europe Project at Şcoala Emil Racoviţă – in Bucharest, Romania.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the children, staff and parents that made everyone from across Europe so welcome.
It was a really busy week, with lots of different learning activities. On Tuesday, we were greeted at the school by the children and staff and offered traditional Romanian bread with salt. We looked at some of the art work the children had made with recycled materials. A television station even came to interview Simona (from Romania) and Hartmutt (from Germany) about the visit which was very exciting.
Each school gave a presentation about themselves and talked about some of the work they had done looking at the environment and pollution. There were many interesting presentations from the different countries.
After that, we were treated to a presentation by the children of school. Their singing, drama and dancing was fantastic. We watched a play called ‘The Angry Hunter’ and saw a fashion show where all the clothes were made by the children from recycled materials.
On Wednesday we went with the children to Comana Nature Park about 30 km south of Bucharest. We were given a presentation from the park warden who told everyone about the importance of protecting nature from pollution. We learnt about many different plants and animals that lived at Comana Nature Park and then we went on a walk through the forest and into the reed beds that are very important to the natural environment. There are as many as 152 species of bird, 31 species of fish, 37 species of mammal and 9 species of reptiles that live in Comana. After asking for permission, we collected some fallen leaves to make pictures out of later in the week.
After lunch we went back to school where we were given a presentation by the children about their work on pollution. They had worked very hard and their presentations were brilliant. We then had a great discussion about pollution and how we could try and stop it in all the different countries. The children had some super questions about the different countries that we all tried our best to answer!
On Thursday we travelled north to Mount Bucegi, Sinaia town and the Posada Museum and Reserve. Here we looked at the history of hunting and preserving animals in the wild. We found out that in Romania they have many wild animals including bears, wolves, and wild boar!
After visiting at the museum we planted trees representing each country taking part in the Comenius project. It was a fantastic experience and everybody worked very hard to plant the trees, the children were very enthusiastic and helped all of the teachers from around Europe. We look forward to seeing them grow tall!
On Friday we had our last visit to the school. We discussed how successful the trip had been and talked about our next visit to Newbridge Educate Together National School in Ireland in March. The children made pictures using the leaves we had collected earlier in the week. `
Things to bring to Ireland