Friday, 7 April 2017

Day 5: the final day of the student exchange in Rome

On Friday morning both students and teachers met at school to spend the last day together. The students took part in sport activities at Sport Center Fiamme Azzurre for students.
Meanwhile, the participating teachers had a meeting to discuss activities and project-related issues.

We visited a nice park within walking distance of the school, where the students took part in a team game. The teams were based on nationality and the ultimate aim was to decide which country will continue work on which short story out of the six ones student wrote together during the workshops.

The game included various stations, where students needed to complete a wide range of tasks such as sport activities, drama, memory game, etc.

 They were rewarded points based on their performance and the prize of the competition was to choose the stories first. It was great fun!

After the teams have chosen their stories the official part of the meeting has come to an end and all the teachers and students had a free afternoon to spend in the wonderful city of Rome.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Day 4 of the short-term exchange meeting in Rome

The Eternal City – a bridge between generations

It was a promising beginning of the fourth day. A sunny morning provided energy and optimism. Students gathered at school to finish writing short stories, each of them giving ideas to make an interesting beginning of the next year drama activities. When the task was done, we excitedly started the sightseeing of ancient Rome.  After changing several means of transport and stations we emerged from the crowded metro station in front of the majestic Coloseum.

The collision of two worlds (past and present) took our breath away. Masses of people from around the world came to admire the building which resists the ravages of time to tell numerous stories it witnessed through centuries. In 200, 500 or 1000 years it will be telling another story about happy and smiling faces of Turkish, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Spanish, Italian and Croatian students and teachers who enjoyed the sight of antiquity and monumentality long ago. It will also be telling about the optimism and friendship of the merry group, happily making memories and friends despite the need of speaking a foreign language to understand each other. Standing together in front of the monument they made a photo, catching a moment in time to cherish it forever.

Sightseeing continued along Palatino and Roman Forum to the Capitoline Hill, the highest of seven Roman hills, and to the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli. How many people passed the same path and how many will walk this way? Our sightseeing ended at the square Piazza Navona. We were free to explore the city from there on, to enjoy the place with all our senses.

In the evening our amiable hosts organized a farewell party with all kinds of Italian food, desserts and beverages. Students showed their talent by singing and playing instruments. The evening culminated in dancing. Nobody could stand still and everybody moved in the lively rhythm, celebrating the opportunity of being in Rome, cooperating in our project activities and making new friends.

Goodbye Eternal City! You were, you are and you will remain a bridge to connect people and time. They say all roads lead to Rome, but one path leads from Rome to our hearts.

Written by Dujo Šantić
Translated by Natalija Moškatelo

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Day II 4th Students Exchange, Rome. Italy

 Ostia and Lazio a beautiful day to enjoy.

Erasmus+ READ in Europe for Amusement and Dialogue.

Today in the morning, the sun was shining and... It was the perfect day to visit OSTIA, but first we had a very important meeting with the regional authorities of Lazio in this beautiful city. There, after introducing our school we all were welcome by the Local Representative for Education who highlighted the importance of this opportunity of exchange for us as teachers and for our students. 

Then we went to the Roman town of OSTIA. Ostia Antica is a large archeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia, that was the location of the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approximately 30 kilometres to the northeast. The place is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics. There, we had a guided tour that were really interesting and after having lunch we played a game in which we had to follow some clues and take pictures of different monuments. Definetly, it has been a very nice day in which we could share our time with all students and collegues.

Monday, 3 April 2017

First Day in Rome

On the first day we left the hotel at 8 o"clock and we took a train to the school.
Between 8:30 and 10:00  the principal gave us a speech about their school and education system after that we started to visit the lessons and explored the school. Italian teachers gave us information about lessons .

   After all of this we had  a coffee break .Between 10 to 11 o"clock the Italian students showed us a school play and after the play we had an interview with the director about the play . 

  It was time for the theatre presentations so all the countries" students present their National Theatre also they showed their visit to a National Theatre . 

Lastly after the lunch students started a workshop which was about a quiz and short story writing .At 4 o"clock we came end to the very busy day .

It was a great experience for the teachers and students .:)
Thank you to Italian team .

written by the Turkish team.