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Comenius meeting in Bulgaria

posted May 8, 2013, 5:29 AM by Ege Meister   [ updated May 17, 2013, 10:50 AM by Toivo Pärnpuu ]

Bulgaria is a country where we visited schools where were children with special needs and teachers had to work much more with them. That was important to us, because we learned to be much more tolerant with people who have special needs. We had fun doing different handcrafts, and we were surprised how good fantasy they have.   First school what we visited was in Veliko Tarnovo and there we watched some movies about learning and this project. We had to do collage about future schools through our eyes with other students from another countries and then talk about what we think future school looks like. It was real fun and later it was interesting to see what others had done. 3 days later we played some ball games there during teachers meeting what was about developing this project. We also visited 2 similar schools where we got to see some classes. One was „Ivan Vazov“ Primary School and other was „Dimitar Blagoev“ Primary School.

We got a taste of the local food, which does not differ greatly from those in Estonia. Desserts were just all ten times sweeter.

Evenings in the hotel were sometimes too fun for some younger students but it was OK, we enjoyed the time being with them.

Most of the time we got to learn Bulgarian culture and their city Veliko Tarnovo. We visited many beautiful places like Tsaravets, Arbanasi Architectual Complex, and Museum of Wax Figures etc.

Most beautiful place was Tsarevets. It was hill where was fortress during age of Bulgarian emperors. It was surrounded with 2 other hills and a river. River was called Yantra and it proceeded between hills. One night we watched light show that took place on Tsaravets and it was simply amazing. The dark night full on ancient mystery and sounds and lights. Just unforgettable memory.

During the project we got some new friends and learned about Bulgarian culture. It was good trip and our group is happy to be  part of Comenius AMI team. J

Ege Meister,
May 8, 2013, 5:29 AM