Zuhtupasa Primary – Istanbul Turkey, Miron Costin – Bacau Romania, Portella della Ginestra – Sicily Italy, Beatrix Potter – Earlsfield London
Fairy Tales Myths and Legends
This project commenced in 2018 and will continue into 2020. It is based on the title above but will encompass more than just this. Teachers will travel to each country and take part in school lessons, cultural events and visits. This is an opportunity for teachers to share the theme, link classes and students and discuss educational issues faced by each country. To highlight just how complex and detailed this must be here is the outline of the first meeting that took place in the UK: UK Meeting details
Our first meeting in the UK was the first time partners had met and was an opportunity to discover just how much we have in common and an opportunity to grow the partnership for the benefit of the children. The gallery is just a snap shot of the meeting and the visits that took place.
One of the tasks was to create a logo for each partner, so each partner held its own competition. Here a gallery of the final selection. Romania were asked to design the projects overall logo to be used alongside our own.
Each country would have its own display of the project:
Our second meeting was in Bacau Romania. Five of us from the UK attended. It is not a country that one would immediately visit.
It was a unique and revealing experience ranging from the partners school to Salt Mines and Spas and Dracula’s Castle. Again just a snippet of the five days there. (More pictures are on display in school)
Detailed discussions took place about the project. Turkey are going to co-ordinate our dictionary creation based on words around the theme. Two magazines printed and on line will spread the message about our work. An e book on the theme will collate 3 or 4 stories from each partner country. We will also share our countries festivals commencing with Winter and Christmas. We also intend to create lesson plans for others to use. In the UK we are going to add information on Bram Stoker with his use of the Romanian folk hero Vlad Tepeche, or as Bram Stoker named him Dracula.