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Estonia meeting

posted Feb 27, 2014, 3:11 AM by Ege Meister

07. – 11.10.2013 the Comenius project meeting took place, this time in our school in Estonia. We had 35 visitors from all partner schools. Unfortunately there not that many students as we expected, but as the distances are too long and students very young, it might cause problems for them to travel that far.

The week started with the introduction part, our headmaster’s speech and a tour around the school. It was nice to hear that our school impressed our guests with the cleanliness, brightness and good technical base.

During the coordinators meetings we saw very interesting presentations from Netherland, Portugal, Turkey and Germany about different approaches using multiple intelligences. It is very interesting to share the experience.

At the same time our printing students Gristel and Joanna organized different workshops for guest students and teachers, they taught how to make key chains. Very interesting was calendar making workshop. As we had a group photo on the first day, so our students took the guests to our printing workshop and they made themselves the calendars. Also our students played games with them and organized some sports competitions. Our young Estonian language teacher Helen taught our guests Estonian language and it was real fun for them. It was so nice to hear boys and girls trying to speak in Estonia during the whole week. They were really good  J

We had a walking tour in our old Tallinn. As our group was quite big it was a bit difficult to explain everything to everybody, but we managed to show some beautiful places and we took a lot of photos there.

We had a great possibility to visit two very different schools, Gustav Adolf Grammar School and Laulasmaa School. Both of them were really interesting, one is old and with long tradition in a historic building and the other very new and modern. The hosts were very kin d to show us everything and answer our questions. At Laulasmaa we had a great opportunity to visit Arvo Part museum which is not yet opened for the public. Great thanks to one of our mother who made that possible.

At the end of the week we had a long journey to the South Estonia, to Võru County. We climbed up to Suur Munamägi, walked around in amazing Ööbikuorg and Rõuge. Also we had a short walk at Võru.