Second Visit: Vienna 16th - 20th January 2012

On Monday, 16th January, our school was very proud to welcome the partners from six different countries. It was the first time, that we had delegations from such an amount of different countries. Additional it was the first visit, where pupils came and were hosted in guest families. During the week we had a very dense program: Guided school tour, presentations about endangered animals in different countries, meetings, sightseeing tour, visits of different restaurants, a lot of talks and a lot of other issues. At this visit we started our "terra nostra group" on facebook, which is used by our pupils now.

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Third Visit: Luboń 16th - 20th April 2012

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 2 in Luboń, Poland was the host of the second meeting of students and teachers from Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Turkey and Poland. Polish students welcomed the visitors and organised a short tour round the school. They also prepared some presentations concerning Poland and Poznań. The school music club prepared a vocal performance. During the visit both teachers and students created leaflets concerning endangered species of plants and animals in their countries, practiced and staged the play “Noah’s spaceship” as well as created the costumes and set design. The visitors also visited Poznań and had a chance to see the Archsee in Poznań, the Old Market and the Parish Church. The atmosphere was wonderful which motivates teachers to involve themselves in similar enterprises.

































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Fourth Visit: Znojmo (Czech Republic) 15th- 19th October 2012


Our school –ZŠ and MŠ, Znojmo, Pražská 98 hosted in the days 15.-19. October 2012 our partners from project „Terra nostra@ourearth?“ We welcomed our friends from Turkey, Poland, Rumania, Germany, Austria and from Spain – from the canary island Tenerife.

Teachers came with their pupils, who rehearsed a play-Noahś spaceship together with our pupils. The play was in English and was shown to pupils and teachers from our school. At school there was an art exhibition which presented the countries joined in the project and the art work of our pupils. The whole week was very busy and various. The pupils presented their hobbies and pets. They proved thei r knowledge, which is high level.

The guests listened eagerly to an interesting lecture , which Ing. Robert Stejskal held about the National Park Podyjí. Beautiful and unique photos showing presence and past were included. There were old black and white photos , where we could have felt the experiences and mysteries, which the river Dyje had been an eye witness to.
Foreign friends had the chance to visit the national park Podyjí. They admired not only the nature along the river Dyje, the views but also the magic ruines of Nový Hrádek. Unforgottable for our guests was surely the sightseeing tour by city train. We saw sights in the city centre and we visited the underground. Standing at the top gallery of the townhall tower our guests were overwhelmed by our picturesque town Znojmo. They saw the crooked streets, churches, rotunda with the castle and the river Dyje,which has been part of town´s history and people´s lives.

Thanks belogs not only to foreign teachers and their students but also to our school managment and to all 18 hostfamilies, which made during the project week a second home to their guests. At the end there were tears , children made sure, that they will meet in the future.

There´s a text message from Mrs. Komárková, (mum of Dita Komárková-year 9.A)

Dear Mrs. Teacher, I would like to thank you for a beautiful week we had. Eva matched our family. Farewell was in tears. Eva, Dita the same couldn´t say goodbye to eachother. The main reward for us was, that Eva didn´t want to leave. Dita regrets, that Tenerife is so far away. Thank you for Dita and our family. More such projects, it´s a unique experience for all children. Love, family Komárek.

New friendship was risen, that proves, that our world doesn´t know the real borders- it´ s for everybody, it depends, how we can fulfill our dreams.

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The fifth visit: Magura (Romania), from the 12th to the 16th of November,2012


Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day~William Shakespeare

When we visited Vienna in January, our turn seemed to be after a very long time. Obviously, we hadn’t taken into account the great English poet’s saying, because November proved to be very close to the first month of the year.

We had been very impressed by the previous meetings so all our school teachers and pupils wanted to meet our guests’ expectations. That’s why everybody came up with ideas, volunteering to do the necessary work. We tried to enliven and maintain the spirit of our project through many outdoor activities, such as: creating a „Terra nostra“ park in our school, visiting beautiful places that nature generously offers us, going beyond the borders of our county to provide our visitors with a more complete image on our country.

As far as indoor activities are concerned, our school endeavored to be a proper host, organizing meetings of presentations, disseminations, planning of future steps and last but not least, artistic moments given by our talented pupils. The officials and mass-media representatives responded positively to our call, meetings and TV reports ensuing from this.

When the visit was imminent, two feelings prevailed on us: worry and pleasure. Sincerely, we were a bit worried that there might be things to go wrong, but the most powerful state was that of pleasant anxiety to meet old friends and talk and act together as a big international family. And so it was (we say).

Finally, we are very glad to be part of this project and to see its goals achieved. Indeed, at times we forgot that there were borders or cultural differences. Our children are the most important receivers of these lessons of tomorrow’s European citizenship and of being nature lovers and protectors.


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Sixth visit: Torgau- Germany

From January 28th to February 1st 2013 our school, Mittelschule Nordwest Torgau, hosted 21 students and 17 teachers from our COMENIUS partner schools in Poland, Spain, Turkey, Romania,Austria and the Czech Republic.
Our students were very proud of showing their wonderful new school building to their friends from the six countries.
Our school band „ Fool Core“ and the dancing club „ Dancing Girls“ welcomed the visitors. Our guests liked the band very much and they liked our school zoo as well. The students and teachers from our partner schools were delighted by the modern equipment of our new school.
During our project work we visited the zoo in Leipzig and we had an art workshop at the school.
We organized a short tour round the city of Torgau and some members of the „ Torgauer Geharnischten“ went with us. They showed us how people fought during the Middle Ages.
In the last evening students, teachers and parents had a party in the big hall of the townhall of Torgau. The students from all countries staged the play „ Noah´s Spaceship“. It was a great party.

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SEVENTH VISIT: GAZİANTEP - TURKEY

The delegations from our partnerschools came to “Private Seçkin Schools” on Tuesday morning at nine o’clock. Our children who are nine years old welcomed our guests with folkdances in the school garden. At the end, most of students and teachers in the garden joined the group to dance. The atmosphere was wonderful for the begining. After the school orientation, all the children went to the school hall for rehearsals of the play “Noah’s Spaceship”. The other group presented the Weather changes during two years. Spanish delegation presented all the weather changes,comparing among seven countries and summarized it.
The delegations from six countries had a whole day city tour on Tueasday. We visited the Zoo in the morning. Then we went to the“Zeugma Mosaic Museum” which is the biggest in the world. It was fascinating and all teachers and students loved there to learn about a new culture. Old Bazaar was also another amazing point. Our guests had the chance to buy interesting presents and some food and nuts from old Bazaar.
On Thursday it was time for the play. After the long rehearsals, the players were waiting for audiences. There were about 450 children in the school hall to watch the Powerpoint presantations and the play “Noah’s Spaceship”. After the presentation of “TerraNostra@Ourearth? from yesterday to today” the players were on the stage fort he play. At the end all pupils and teachers sang the song “We are the world-We are the children”. The athmosphere at the school hall was full of enthusiasm and it was exellent.



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LAST VISIT: IES CRUZ SANTA, LOS REALEJOS, TENERIFE 6TH - 10TH MAY 2013

After such an enriching experience it was time to put an end to this adventure. We were working really hard to finish off the booklet which will sum up these two wonderful years of cooperation. In addition, we started to fill in the final report to be handed in to our local and national agencies. Meanwhile, there was time to enjoy a whale watching boat trip and an unforgettable meeting with the special needs class. We all learnt the tradition on the crosses in Los Realejos. The sad moments of the farewell will be compensated by the hope of a reunion. Strong bonds have been established that will work as the perfect foundation for future work. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND MANY THANKS INDEED for your COOPERATION.

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