of our Work in Debno, Poland
Sunday all delegations arrived in Debno. The students went to
their host families and the teachers to a Hotel in Brzesko.
started with “getting to know each other” at
school. Then we watched the presentations of schools and
cities of all partner schools and a movie about the history
of Poland. The gym was decorated with flags and posters to
Erasmus. We heard some music and were welcomed by the
headmaster. After a break the pupils went to their lessons
and the teachers had a informative walk through the school.
We had lunch at the Canteen. And learned: Polish lunch
always starts with a soup. Then we had a meeting with the
Major at the town hall. He showed us a movie about Debno and
the surroundings. Students and teachers got some souvenirs.
In the afternoon the teachers worked on the time-line for our
musical and divided it in 6 parts for the text work at the
next day. In the meantime parents, students and Polish
teachers prepared the pic-nick outside of the school. After
the barbeque with a lot of delicious salads and cakes for
dessert the students started to dance on the lawn. It was an
unbelievable good first common evening!
In the morning the most important work started with the
distribution of the materials to visualize the scenes of our
Musical. Every group of teachers and students of one country
worked on the text of the Musical on their own hoping that
all parts in the end will match quite well. The work was
hard, loud and funny. And after some busy hours all groups
have succeeded a raw version of their period written down in
their own language and partially
already in English. Then we had lunch at school before
leaving with the bus to the salt mine of Bochnia.
whole day in Krakow! A very enthusiastic guide showed us the
Hill with the Wawel Royal Cathedral and the Courtyard of the
Royal Castle. Then we went to the most important landmark of
Krakow: the Dragon Statue. After wards we saw the Kazimierz
Jewish District, the Szeroka Street, some Synagogues and the
Jewish Square. Across a vivacious street we came back to the
Old Town and it was getting warmer and warmer. We saw the
University District, the John Paul’s II Window and at
least the Main
Market Square with St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall and
Town Hall Tower. Then we had some free time to relax, eat and
drink and to buy some souvenirs. We all got an awesome
impression of the Krakow of today and of its history.
morning the teachers had the opportunity to visit some
lessons. Then we met again to work together on our Musical.
We presented our periods starting with Italy 1945 - 1963,
Germany 1964 - 1974, Spain 1975 – 1985, Lithuania 1986
– 1996, Poland 1996-2004 and Turkey 2005 – 2025.
We were very surprised by the good work of all groups. So we
had an extraordinary good basis to get on with ameliorating
some details. After lunch at school we were driven to a can
factory and got a guided tour. At least we spent some time in
the center of Brzesko.
In morning the teachers had the opportunity to visit some
lessons. The students and the teacher could experience
themselves as sculptors.
Our base material was soap, but it was not easy. After
lunch at school we were driven to some place around Debno: a
church with amazing paintings at the wall, the cemetery, a
wonderful walk through the green surroundings of the castle
of Debno, a replica of the grotto of Lourdes. In the
afternoon only the coordinators met again to talk about some
meetings and their special conditions:
Health insurance, we are not in the EU. Arrival by Istanbul
or by Ankara, there is a bus from Ankara to Kayseri (4,5
hours) . We preferred the Hotel in the City. We will discuss
and read the second version of the texts and choose the songs
for the musical. A very expensive tour to Cappadocia
will be planned if the guest will give some money in
by Naples or Rome, then express train to Naples. Perhaps the
date will be one week later than scheduled. From Naples to
Ariano Irpino by bus.
Arrival by Malaga, two day excursions to Cordoba and Granada
will be planned if the guest will give some money in
by Köln or Düsseldorf, also possible by Dortmund or
Eindhoven (NL). Date of the meeting was fixed to 29th
of May to 4th
of June 2016. Excursions to Düsseldorf (Neanderthal),
Köln (Dom) and Aachen (Charlemagne) will be planed you
can choose two of three.
sent back the filled in Questionnaires in the
next four weeks.
steps with our Musical until we'll meet again:
must be some help for preparing the work in Turkey,
not a Music teacher :-)
we need a professional translation? No
version, please send it to me until
the end of your school year
to me. Second version means a
revision of the first version and suggestions for the other
parts of the musical.
send me some reports or impressions of the students of this
first big meeting or press articles if you succeed in
persuade them to write something about our meeting.
attention to the deadlines for the report of the first year
to your National Agencies, which are different in every
music for our musical and typical music of your country and
bring it with to Turkey.
Composition of an original song for the musical with the
text “Join us and Move”
titles of the chosen songs please sent to Spain, because the
Spanish Music teacher wants to decide whether they are
playable for students or not.
all work was done and we could enjoy our last evening.