The children and teachers involved in this Comenius project will be sharing Good News from their schools on this page.
We hope that this will encourage children to use English for a specific purpose, whether it is a foreign language or a mother tongue to them. Also, it will be interesting to find out about the exciting things going on in each school, to share successful projects and get fresh ideas.
On the 5th of December in 2015 eleven students who took part in the Comenius project,went on a trip to Vienna, where they spend a very nice informative and sunny day. They visited the Maria-Theresian square where they saw a statue of the powerful ruler Maria Theresia.
They also visited St. Stephen’s cathedral and the interesting Hundertwasser house which was designed by an Austrian architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
In the amusement park Prater there is a famous “wheel” named »Riesenrad« which gives you a beautiful view of the town.They also learned something about the goddess of wisdom Athene. In Vienna there is a fountain of the greek goddess Athene which is in front of the Austrian Parliament Building.
But you can’t come to Vienna without seeing how the city is decorated in December.So they went to check it out.There were ladybugs , little guitars , cupcakes and candy canes hanging from the trees. Some of the students saw how the worm drinks were sold in interesting cups in a shape of a shoe and I’m sure that everybody stopped in Starbucks for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Every year, our school organizes a trip to London for grade 9 students. This year wasn’t any different. This trip isn’t manditory, so some of our classmates didn’t go. 13 of us went, we were accompanied by our 2 teachers. Our journey started on the 2nd of October. First we had to go to Ljubljana, where we met with our group, which consisted out of students and teachers from other schools, and our tour guide. Then we travelled to the airport in Italy. We arrived to London quite late in the evening, we got sorted into our rooms in the hotel. The other days were more interesting. We had to get up pretty early, but it wasn’t really a problem since we were all excited to see the city. The first thing we did was travel with the underground. I loved travelling with the underground, the best part of it was the sitting. But when it was crowded we had to stand. We were in London for five days, so we saw a lot of interesting places. I really liked when we visited Madame Tussaud’s. The museums and galleries were very educational – I mean I didn’t really like listening to all the boring stuff, but at least I learned a fact or two. But the best part of the trip was free time. We got to explore on our own. It’s a little embarrassing, but me and my friends didn’t do much of that. We just asked where Mcdonalds and Starbucks were and then you didn’t see us for a while. First we went to eat, then we went to the store to buy some souvenires and then we would go to another store to buy some sweets. One day, after we visited Greenwich, we actually got to eat fish and chips – it was very tasty. Everything about London was just so alluring. I loved everything about the trip. The hotel we stayed in was also very nice. Late at night we would snuck out of our rooms and go to our friends, where we talked for hours. The last day in London was the saddest. I didn’t want to go home. Even now me and my friends talk about how fun it was and we remember all the crazy things we did. London is a city, which everyone should visit, they will not regret it.
A travelog about our visit to Finland in April 2015 was recently published in a Romanian journal of education. The article offers a glimpse into the Finnish educational system, as it was introduced to us by our friends in Rantakyla School.
A group of children and teachers from Bliss Charity School took part in a drama camp organized by Elf School in the Apuseni Mountains, in Transylvania, in July 2015. It has been an amazing experience that both schools would like to repeat!