From February 18th to 22nd 2014 our school, BRG14, Linzerstrasse, was host for the multinational Schoolpartnership-Project “To Connect through our Differences”. Pupils and teachers from Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Austria participated in workshops of the topic “Contemporary Arts”, went on a sightseeing-tour through Vienna’s 1st district (guided by Austrian pupils), watched a theater-performance at the Odeon-theater, visited the “house of music” and the “museum of modern arts” and worked on a final performance, where they combined music, movement and language.
The Comenius project was a great experience for me, because I’ve learned much about the other countries and their cultures. It was also perfect to practise my English outside of the classroom. I’ve also made new friends, for example my host brother Finn from Denmark. With social networks I am still in contact with him. My mobility to Kopenhagen was a great experience, too, because it was the first time I was in another country without my parents. I hope the project countinues, or starts again.This project was great and I will always remember it. Thank you very much!
When my teacher first told us about the project I got really excited. I thought that the concept of the project was just great. I even liked the name of the project. The name was very meaningful and as I found out later the name really matched the project. Even though I wasn´t on the first mobility I thought it was a great start. Before every mobility we had to prepare presentations and inform us about the country which was very interesting for me. When it was my turn to go on a mobility it was even more interesting to do all that stuff. On my mobility I met so many new people and ate new food and learned about how other children in other countries live in Europe. It was such an amazing experience. I thought it was so great that I accepted a girl to stay at my place when the other children visited us. The whole project was just awesome. I think it was a great opportunity for children who maybe can´t afford to travel around to meet new people and see new places. I really loved the project and would do it all over again.
When I first heard about the project I was really excited. But when I went to Copenhagen and Asenovgrad, I was even more. The people in the other countries were all so nice and were making sure that we had a good time there. The guest families were really kind and they were always taking care of us. I learnt about new cultures, feasts and ate some new kinds of food. I could also practise my English and learnt to talk more freely but beside that, the more important thing: I talked with other people, had much fun and I made new friends. And I realized that there are so many things we have in common with the people from other countries. And actually there aren´t many things that are different between us as I thought in the beginning. I´m so sad that the Comenius Project already finishes this year but it was a great experience and I will still stay in contact with the people I´ve met.
For me it is a project of friendships in different countries. I think it is very important to know how young people of my age live in other countries of Europe, because nearly every country has different traditions and lifestyles and I think we should know the most important facts of each country. The best way to learn these is to travel to these countries. So I think this project is the right one to “connect through our differences”. Comenius also means to me that not only people from my country are nice people. Also people from other countries are nice! It is great to have friends in other countries and to communicate with them easily. This project is also helpful to practice the English language. Sometimes there is also a lot of work to do for the project. But I think that this is not so bad because we learn a lot when doing it. And, of course, it is always fun to travel to other countries and meet many new people.
This project was the best I’ve ever had, because I met so many different and nice people! And now I know some more facts about the European partner-countries. The programme of each country was very interesting and funny, too. We saw an important part of the city and our partner school which is located there. We all did something for the project, so it was a great experience for all of us.
9.00 Uhr – 11.00 / MZR
11.30 – 12.40:
13.30 – 14.30:
16.30 – 18.00:
sightseeing – 1st district:
Vienna time travel: guided tours
15.00 – 16.30:
8.30 at school:
10.00 – 10.45:
11.00 – 11.30:
11.00 – 11.30:
11.45 – 13.45:
14.30 – 15.30:
15.30 – 16.30: