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I9oTCQsuS_gVffv-GF_u9A7v_vBayGJzRvAavTifY8YmmPozrite si video o projekte, na ktorom pracujú naši ôsmaci v spolupráci so školou vo Veľkej Británii. Prečítajte si (pochopiteľne,  v angličtine), čo je vlastne tento projekt zač.

 

What?

Project Comenius is a European Union funded project that links schools together in order to expand their cultural horizons. It is a 2 year project that any school in the EU may apply for and is a wonderful way to spark student interest in foreign places and provides the perfect opportunity for them to meet new people. Check out their website here!

 

Who?

Narnia has partnered with Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College in Atherstone, England for this project. You can check out their website here. 10 of their students ranging from ages 14-16 visited us in the fall of 2012 to work on the project, explore this region of Europe, and to build relationships with our students. From our side, the 8th grade class has 12 students that are involved and working hard on this project. I am excited to say that we will be making the trip to visit our English friends this spring!

 

Where?

In late September/early October our English friends made their journey to Slovakia to spend 10 days with us. We had a wonderful time exploring Bratislava, Vienna, Brno, Budapest, and the Banska Bystrica area. In Banska Bystrica we spent some time at the SNP Museum (Slovak National Uprising Museum) learning about how Slovakia was affected by World War II which is our common goal in the project. Our tour guide spoke beautiful English and was able to give us a lot of details about what exactly went on during the war. Then, we were able to take some pictures with WWII tanks, airplanes, and other memorabilia.

 

When?

Our trip to England will take place April 9 – 20th so keep us in your mind during this time! There is no definite schedule for our travels there quite yet but keep checking – I will keep you updated!

 

I am amazed at the difference this has made in my students. There are those whose confidence has grown leaps and bounds since they spent time with our English friends. Others have grown in their studies. As their English teacher, I have seen some students´ motivation go from nearly none to wanting to know everything! I am thrilled that they are able to broaden their horizons and build relationships across Europe. I have also been blessed by this project through building relationships not only with those in England but also with my students. I feel that this a very practical project that makes a huge impact on the lives of those involved. I am very thankful to be part of it!

 

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Katie Smith

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