Friday, 13 April 2018

Day 5 short-term students exchange meeting in Spain.

Day 5

A day in Cuenca, UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

We start the day early in the morming, today we go to Cuenca which is one of the five provinces of the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha.

As usual, our dear Vesna starts the day taking pictures of every moment and of all teachers and students. our guests are waiting at the meeting point full of excitement to start a great day in this unknown city for them .

Cuenca is at the North of the province, its first kwnon name was Cünka. Since the Paleolitic to these days Cuanca has been a very rich city in historical and cultural events.

Nowadays, the economy is based on turism, It became very important at the end of the 20th century, in 1996 when this city was declared Unesco World Heritage Centre.

Its architectural background around the old town is great, buildings such as the Cathedral of Cuenca and Las Casas Colgadas have become some of the symbols of the city.

We visited the The Science Museum in Cuenca although there are more than ten important of them.
We enjoyed every activity at the Museum, touching, seeing, smelling,  hearing and even tasting all the five senses alive for the whole visit. We reinforced and  learned many things during the visit, the monitors gave us clear lessons on the different  topics.

Then in the afternoon, we started a walking  tour around the city and our tour guide did great in his briefing, we smiled, and had a great learning time once again.

Main events in the city are Easter , which was just finished in April and the Religious Musical week
The Mediterraneal cliamte of Cuenca permited us to have a perfect day walking through its streets.

It was an unforgetable day, full of great memories that we took with us.
Written by Spanish Team.


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Day 3: Student exchange in Spain

Wednesday 11th April, 

The athletic competitions involving all the schools of Tomeloso have been cancelled because of the bad weather.

So students gathered in a classroom with their Spanish hosts and lead by the teacher Mrs Ana Maria Manzano Piqueras and they had a conversation in English. 
They introduced themselvesdealt with their favourite national singers and eventually everyone wrote the longest  word in his/her own language.

At 11 everyone in the  Erasmus classroom for a further rehearsal of the show.

By now all the students know perfectly their roles and they have staged all the show from beginning to end.

Once the rehearsal was over, Erasmus students and teachers visited an ancient wine cellar.  

It’s accessed through a trapdoor situated in the courtyard of a private house. 

The containers of the wine are  very old and absolutely huge!

At the end of the visit the owners kindly offered a taste of their wine!

Written by the Italian team.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Day 2 of the student exchange in Spain

On the second project day we started the rehearsal of our play called Murder in Istambul. 

 The students were practising the whole day because the performance will be on Thursday evening. To be more effective the teachers decided to divide the kids into two groups. One of the  teams focused on  the first three acts while the other one practised the second half of the play. The double cast  made it possible to practise  in two groups. The first group worked with the help of the Croatian and Italian teachers while the second one was directed by the Lithuanian and Hungarian teachers. 

Then we had a talk about the costume, props, settings, sound effects and music used int he play. Finally we had a common rehearsal with all the actors and teachers.

After a short break the students started learning the choreography of the Turkish dance, which is part of the play. The steps of the dance were taught by  the Hungarian team. 

All the students were enthusiastic and very active.

Written by the Hungarian team.

Day 1 of the short-term exchange meeting in Spain

In the middle of the night, after an adventurous journey and running through Frankfurt airport to catch the plane to Madrid, we finally arrived in Tomelloso.

Nevertheless, we were up and about on time to meet our dearest host Ana Maria Manzano Piqueras at Colegio St.Tomas de Aquino – La Milagrosa. Our teachmeet session began and we discussed past activities, preparation for the play and things to be done before the premiere of Murder in Istanbul, which will be held on Thursday, 12th April 2018 at the local theatre.

We also discussed activities for students after the meeting and finalizing the project.
Before the rehearsal we were welcomed by the new head mistress Laura Lopez, who wished us good luck and successful premiere. Then we joined our students at their first rehearsal (reading and dancing).

First impressions are great. We learned something new about preparing a school play and we had a lot of fun. A famous lecturer once said ‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much’ and we couldn’t agree more. Without any doubt, our international play with Croatian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Spanish, Italian and Turkish stage crew proves the fact that although we speak different languages, we all understand the language of art.

Written by: Vesna Barbarić and Dujo Šantić
Translated by: Natalija Moškatelo

Monday, 11 December 2017

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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Student exchange in Croatia. Day 4.

We have spent the first part of the morning working on Drama activities at school so as this afternoon we will show the techniques at the townhall in front of the parents and teachers. 
To dramatize we made two groups, played with sounds, movements, one minute improvisation...
By the end of the great sesion we learnt that there’s theater on us. It was Ivana marijancic, the drama teacher, who showed how wonderful it is to act and how easy  feelings  and sensations come out from us.
Facebook Ivana Dramski Odgoj Marijancic

The second part of the morning we visited lessons with our hosts.
During the English lesson we learnt advantages and disadvantages of living in big cities, the environment in the class was nice and it invited to participate in the conversation. 

Visit of the day:
First thing we visited the summerhouse  of the poet Hanibal Lucić, 14th century.
In the afternoon, we had dinner that parents had prepared. We played instruments , sang traditional songs and we all enjoyed having  good fun, 
Students were given some prizes they had won during the week.
Best team at Kahoot!: Lithuania. 
Best team at Croatian pronunciation: Hungary and Lithuania.

Then students practiced songs from their countries and culture, for example:Turkey 1):ah istanbul from Sezen aksu,2): hasretinle yandi gönlüm, 3)  Deniz tekin.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


Wednesday was our third day in that beautiful island of Hvar. At 8:00 we departed for Jelsa which is situated in a bay on the middle of the north coast of the island. To the south of the town there are dense pine woods on the sloping hills of the island's ridge. Interestingly, Jelsa is the only place in Hvar with an abundance of fresh water. As a result, there is more luxuriant vegetation there than elsewhere on the island. The agricultural plain lying to the west of Jelsa is the UNESCO protected world heritage site. We visited the local library in Jelsa.

Another stop on the trip was Stari Grad which is on the island’s north coast. It is a quieter, more cultured and altogether more sober affair than Hvar Town, its stylish and sybaritic sister. If you are not after pulsating nightlife and thousands of people crushing each other along the streets in the high season, head here and enjoy the island at a more leisurely pace. The name Stari Grad means 'Old Town', a reference to the fact that it was founded in 384 BC by the ancient Greeks, who knew it as Pharos. The surrounding fields are still divided into parcels of land demarcated in antiquity. The town sits at the end of a deep inlet, with the narrow lanes of the old quarter spreading out on its southern side. We had a guide tour around the town. Also, we had a creativity workshop there.

Later on on the island tour we had that big lunch at Stančić‘s in Dol. Dol is a small, quiet and picturesque village located 3 km south of the town of Stari Grad. Everyone liked that big lunch, really.