C1 – Romania, Tg-Jiu

17th 21st December 2018

During the first LTT , in the coordinating school, the folowing activities took  place:

Day 1- Music and dance at "Alexandru Ştefulescu" School - in a welcome show, the talented students of the school presented short moments of

vocal and instrumental performances, Romanian folk dances, ballet, modern dance;

- Presentation of the educational system in Romania (levels of education, structure of the school year, educational plans, evaluation and marking

system) and organizing the educational process at Alexandru Ştefulescu Secondary School (school history, results obtained by pupils and teachers over time, projects developed);

Day 2 - Gorian folk dances - traditional Romanian dance lessons, realized in partnership with "Doina Gorjului" folkloric ensemble;

- Crafts from Oltenia - the realization by the popular craftsmen and wooden sculptors of a lesson of initiation in the making of traditional objects;

- Ancestral folk customs in Gorj - bridal decoration, paparudes.

Day 3 - St. Nicholas - the saint who gives gifts, in the boots, for the well-being children - artistic moments and dramatizations (primary classes) and

the making of some decorative objects (boots, greeting cards, ornaments for the winter tree) dirigation (gymnasium classes);

Day 4 - Piţărăii - artistic moment of presentation of the custom of going to the caroling on Christmas Eve;

- Waiting for Santa Claus - customs and traditions about the birth of the Lord, carols, dramas;

-Day 5 - Carols - customs and traditions practiced by children around the New Year (plow, sorcova, goat);

All these activities are related to many of the subjects studied in schools (art,music, history, literature) and by doing them , we have increased pupils' motivation to know and respect the traditions.

All the teams worked together and cooperate during these activities; they exchanged information and looked for similarities and differences in the traditions presented.

We evaluated the meeting through questionnaires. We introduced in our school curriculum an optional subject on customs and traditions. It can be taught from young learners from the age of 9 to older ones aged 15. It will be adapted to their level of study.By taking part in this activity organized by the coordinating school, the participating teachers and pupils have awaken their curiosity and desire to explore the world through the activities provided and the realization of the tasks. We have promoted cultural interest between them and they found out a lot of thinks about each other's culture, civilization and history. The first meeting is a great opportunity to lay the basis for a successful cooperation.

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