April 7th-10th, 2014

In April our students Anna Lastovska (Form 8) and Lidija Čagura (Form 10) and the teachers Jekaterina Budo and Irina Kazakova went to the town of Botosani, Romania in order to take part in the last reunion of the Comenius project "Save the Past, live the Present, Imagine the Future".

The programme of the reunion prepared by our Romanian partners was very intensive and extremely interesting. Our students, Anna and Lidija, demonstrated PPt presentation on Anna Saxe’s "Tales about flowers", since the topic of the first day of the reunion was tales and legends of various cultures.

Two following days were devoted to educational trips. The participants of the reunion had a chance to discover a partner school from the town of Saveni, its history and traditions. Then they visited Stanca Contesti Dam at the border of the European Union. In the continuation of the day the participants visited Science Festival at Iasi University, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palace of Culture and other sights of historical and cultural significance. Wednesday was also full of impressions, the day started with documentary visit to Neamt Fortress with the long trip to the Carpathian Mountains following, during which the participants could observe how the landscape outside the window was gradually changing. Forests and meadows were replaced by the scenery of majestic mountains, among which, as toys, small villages were scattered. The participants also learned about Romanian legends and traditions at the lakes Cheile Bicazului and Lacul Rosu.

The following point of the reunion was folk spectacle where the students from all the partner schools introduced traditions and customs of their countries. Our students recited Latvian dainas, performed a traditional folk game and taught the students from Greek, Polish, Croatian and Romanian schools how to dance Latvian polka. We also had the opportunity to get acquainted with the traditional Romanian dances, songs and dishes of Romanian cuisine. On the last day the teachers and students took part in discussion with specialists from the Mihai Eminescu (the famous Romanian poet) Museum. Last evening was dedicated to communication with friends, many of whom we so rarely see.