We organized a conference in our school last week. The conference topic was cultural elements in our local and national cultures, and how will we save those.. The conference had gived by an academic working in Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey
The logo and slogan elimination process is going on in our scholl. IKIO..
Also, our students preparing some materials about our and other parners' cultures...
Same time, our teachers' put up "tell me what's your name" activity in their curriculums..
As you know, we had found a social club titled "Culture Envoys", I mentioned about it my previous write.. The club is working hard. I'll show you some pictures about their activities soon..
There is a religional festival in Turkey among 27 - 31th November and also other Islamic countries. We call it, "Kurban Bairam". In these days, we give out tons of meat to poor people. These days are hang togetger days for us..
There is a video below, about a little part of our logo elimination process
St. Martin’s day is celebrated on the 11th November. A legend says, when a Roman knight was going the rounds, he saw an old beggar who was hungry and cold because of being almost naked. It was a rainy cold day and the old man was wet. The knight, whose name was Martin, was very kind and felt like helping poor people. On meeting that beggar he was deeply moved and cut his mantle in two with his sword. Then he gave the beggar one half of the mantle and left. Sometime later it stopped raining and a beautiful sun was shining in the sky.
Roasted chestnuts are sold on the streets in little pushcarts with ovens; in villages people meet and taste the new wine called “água-pé”; at schools teachers and students celebrate that day as well roasting chestnuts in a fire and putting them in paper bags.
To the south of Leiria is the famous Monastery of Batalha dated from the 14th Century. To the east are Fátima and Tomar both of which are very interesting to visitors, the first as a religious shrine and the second for its impressive historical content. For visitors to this area it is recommended that you visit Ourém, a medieval town that lies just to the northeast of Fátima. This town has a 15th Century castle and in the church is the impressive tomb of Afonso, the grandson of Nuno Alves Pereira, the saviour in the Battle of “Aljubarrota" fought in 1385.
To the north is the smaller town of Pombal mainly associated with the influential 18th Century Portuguese courtier Marquês de Pombal who was forced by his enemies to retire here in disgrace. Again overlooking this town is another impressive castle dating from the 12th Century when it was constructed by the Order of the Knights Templar. In Pombal there is a small museum devoted to the history of its once powerful master. Between the town and the coast is the vast pine forest planted by Dom Dinis to provide an ample supply of wood for the construction of his naval vessels. A long sandy shoreline and the popular holiday resort of São Pedro de Moel edge this forest.
The Romans named the town Collipo and it was later also occupied by the Moors. Dom Afonso Henriques retook it in the 12th Century and it is recorded that in 1254 Dom Afonso III held the first form of parliament in Portuguese history to be attended by laymen. The Portuguese King Dom Dinis rebuilt in the 14th Century castle that acts as a crown over the town and turning it into a royal residence for himself and his Queen, Isabel de Aragon.
The town is quite charming with small homes over archways and behind graceful arcades. As a reminder of its ancient history there is the 12th Century Church, Igreja de São Pedro. The town was declare
d an Episcopal City in 1545 and the Cathedral is from that same period. The high vaulted nave leads the visitor to the altarpiece with a chancel work by Simões Rodrigues painted in 1605. Across from the castle there is a 18th Century staircase that ascends to the 16th Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação.
Portuguese school is located on a city in the center of Portugal (150Km from Lisbon), it´s called Leiria. It has aproximatly 150 students, from the primary school - 6 - 10 years old - and 90 from Kindergarden. We also have a small special needs school.
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PROJECT COMENIUS - Let's Meet In Cultural And Educational Dimension
This project aims at an encounter of cultures in order to compare and understand which is common and which is different, what unites them and what separates them.
We intend, through this partnership, to promote an intercultural education with the participating students and teachers through diverse learning activities.
- To promote intercultural dialog by sharing knowledge and tradition;
- To develop a conscience among the pupils and our staff how important is to learn about other countries and nationalities to be able to accept the variability of everybody and everything they may come across;
- To encourage and stimulate communication skills of our students and teachers;
- To encourage communication, active participation, intercultural knowledge among children and teachers involved in this Project and to reinforce its European character;
- To encourage the use of ICT.
The Project proposes to present the cultural heritage of every country (Austria, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Turkey) in the areas of literature (tails, legends, poetry,…), dance, gastronomy, tradition, etc. through data collected and shared by 3-15 years-old students and their teachers.
The Project will last two years, since September 2009 until May 2011.
School - Ibrahim Karaoğlanoğlu Ilköğretim Okulu City - Eskişehir Coordinator: Akdeniz Celal e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
School - Eb1/JI de Cruz da Areia City - Leiria Coordinator: Conceição Coelho e-mail: email@example.com
School - Szent Imre Katolikus Általános Iskola és Óvoda City - Gödöllő Coordinator: Ana Tecau e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
POLAND School - Miejski Zespół Szkół nr 2 im. Hberta Wgnera City - Bedzin Coordinator: Dorota Wojnowska e-mail: email@example.com
School - Wiener Ungarischer Schulverein City - Viena Coordinator: Fritz e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org