UPDATING OUR COMENIUS CORNER – 9

After the wonderful meeting in Budapest we updated our Comenius Corner with material that we collected in Hungary. Have a look:

The Hungarian corner

Postcards from Budapest

Our Comenius Corner gets bigger and bigger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

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04 2014

SIXTH MEETING: BUDAPEST (HUNGARY) 9th – 14th March 2014

The sixth Comenius meeting took place in Budapest (Hungary) from the 9th to 14th March 2014. Here you can see a photo of all the delegations together in Budapest:

It was really nice to see the Hungarian school as it was very big and cosy. Have a look:

Here you can see us around the school and in front of the Comenius Corner. It is really nice:

We had a great time in Budapest with our Comenius friends and we fell in love with the city as it is amazing!!!! We did lots of activities together and we danced and sang a lot. Besides, we could visit the city and discover some of its landmarks.

On Monday morning the Hungarian students showed us around the school and after lunch we did a dancing workshop in which we learnt how to dance traditional Hungarian dances. Some of us put on the traditional costumes:

On Tuesday we visited the Ethnographic Museum, where we could find out more about traditional life in Hungary, Buda Castle and we rounded the day off by sailing down the Danube on a cruise:

Workshop in the museum

On Wednesday we visited the Parliament. It was stunning!!!! We also went to the zoo after lunch and in the evening we went to a dance house where we could practise traditional Hungarian dances. Look:

On Thursday we climbed Mount Geller. It was a really sunny day and the views from the top were breathtaking. In the afternoon we had dinner together at school and then it was time for the performances that each country had prepared. Here you can see us performing the Catalan song “Llença’t” as a contest had been prepared:

Our students with Eva, the Hungarian teacher

The Hungarian team surprised all of us with a moving song by a Hungarian band called “Ocho Macho”. Here you can see the Hungarian team singing and, besides, we want to show you the video as the song is wonderful:

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The winner from the photo competition

Karaoke altogether!!!!!

And this was the end of the 6th Comenius meeting in Budapest. We would like to thank the Hungarian team for such a great time in their lovely city. We would like to send a big thank you to all the Hungarian families that put us up as they made us feel as if we were at home.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER BUDAPEST :) :) :) :)

Catalan Team in Budapest

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04 2014

UPDATING OUR COMENIUS CORNER – 8

After the meeting in Barcelona, we have updated our Comenius Corner with some of the materials that we prepared for the meeting. Here you can see the posters from the Musicians’ Workshop. Besides, you can also see the nice photos that bring us back nice memories from the past meetings and, last but not least, our Comenius Anthem text. Please, have a look:

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03 2014

CATALAN TEAM IN BUDAPEST (HUNGARY)

Here you can see the Catalan students that will travel to Hungary from 14th to 21st March 2014. They will meet their Comenius friends in Budapest.

Our students are: Sílvia, Eloi, Rut and Iván.

We are so looking forward to meeting you soon in BUDAPEST :) :) :) :)

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03 2014

FIFTH MEETING: BARCELONA (SPAIN) 10th – 14th February 2014

The fifth Comenius meeting took place in Barcelona from 1oth to 14th February 2014. We were so happy to host this 5th meeting. Now we will show you some pictures of this meeting while telling you everything we did.

On Monday 10th February the Opening Ceremony opened the 5th Comenius meeting. Here you can see our classmates, Rut and David, presenting the ceremony and our Headmaster, Bruno and The Mayor of Sant Adrià de Besòs delivering their speeches:

We could enjoy the performance from our Greek and Romanian friends as they are a music school. Here you can see them playing:

After the Opening Ceremony we had lunch together in our Comenius Hall. We all had the chance to eat traditional Catalan food. Here we are:

After lunch we started our Musicians’ Workshop in which we all had the chance to find out about a musician from each of the participating countries. It was great fun and we spoke lots of English:

On Tuesday 11th February we visited Barcelona. Our Túrbula students were the guides and showed the Comenius students around Roman and Medieval Barcelona.

After lunch we visited the Music Palace (Palau de la Música Catalana). We all loved it!!!!! It is amazing.

In the afternoon we visited the Town Hall in Sant Adrià de Besòs:

And just to finish off with such a nice day, we had a traditional dance workshop in which we all learnt how to dance a stick dance and a square dance. It was great fun and so nice to see all our different cultures dancing traditional Catalan dances:

On Wednesday 12th February it was Gaudí’s day. We walked around Modernist Barcelona and we showed our friends Park Güell, La Sagrada Família, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

In the evening we were ready for the Karaoke and concert from the 70’s and 80’s. Wowwwwwww!!!!! It was amazing!!!!!

On Thursday 13th February we set off for Montserrat. We went up the mountain on the rack railway and there we visited the monastery. Our Batxillerat friends were our guides and we learnt lots of legends and interesting things about Montserrat:

Stacey, our language assistant from Manchester, came with us. We had a whale of a time:

After the visit, we went to a traditional Catalan restaurant in Monistrol called “El Casot”.

Then we went back to Barcelona but we had some time to spend by the seaside.

After such a nice and non-stop day, we had the Farewell Party in which all the families were invited and very kindly brought homemade food for all of us. We also had the chance to enjoy the nice performance of Sant Adrià giants. It was a nice evening full of traditional food and traditional music and dances.

On Friday 13th February it was the day that all our Comenius friends left. Here you can see us when we said bye-bye:

And that was the end of the meeting in Barcelona. We had lots of fun and we made lots of new friends.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR COMENIUS FRIENDS FOR SUCH A GREAT TIME TOGETHER!!!!!!!!

HOPE TO SEE YOU SOOOOONNNNNNNNN :) :)

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03 2014

SEASON’S GREETINGS

from your Catalan Comenius friends:


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12 2013

UPDATING OUR COMENIUS CORNER -7

We updated our Comenius Corner with this lovely Xmas card that our Polish friends sent to us.

Thank you, Polish Team. We really appreciate your gesture.

23

12 2013

WINTER SONG FROM CATALONIA BY OUR ROMANIAN FRIENDS

Here you have the Winter song that our friends from Romania have sent us. We’re sure that you will recognise it!!!!!! It’s “Fum, fum, fum” (“Smoke, smoke, smoke”), a traditional Christmas carol from Catalonia!!!! We would like to congratulate our Romanian friends and their teacher for their wonderful job and brilliant performance!!!! Thanks a lot, dear friends!!!!!! :)

And now, let’s everybody enjoy “Fum, fum, fum”!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

CRACIUN FERICIT!!!!!!!! BON NADAL!!!!!!!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

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12 2013

WINTER SONG FROM POLAND: “DZISIAJ W BETLEJEM”

Hello everyone!! :P

Here you have the Winter song from Poland!!! In this case it’s a traditional Christmas carol called “Dzisiaj w Betlejem” (“Today in Bethlehem”). We had a whale of a time rehearsing and performing it!!!!!! We hope you like it!!!!!! ;)

WESOŁYCH ŚWIĄT!!!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

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Here you can see the Catalan students rehearsing the traditional Polish Xmas song:

It was great fun!!!! Thank you, Polish Team.

We really enjoyed this Polish Xmas carol.

Dziękuję, przyjaciele z Polski!!!! ;)

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12 2013

UPDATING OUR COMENIUS CORNER – 6

We have updated our Comenius Corner with information from our meetings in Romania and Poland.

Have a look:

Romania

Poland

Romania

Poland

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11 2013