Ysgol Dinas Bran has launched its new Comenius project, with 7 other European countries, namely: Estonia, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Turkey.
The aim of this 2 year project is to investigate the nature of young people's beliefs, in Europe, at the beginning of the 20th century. It will involve a number of mini-projects and tasks, coupled with visits by both teachers and students. The 1st event, here, will be the launch of the logo competition, so that the overall project, its final book and its website will have a logo that represents the theme of the project.
The initial visit was to the Czech Republic, where, in Uhersky Brod, teachers and students had a programme of meetings and events, culminating in the participation in a candlelit procession and a folklore evening.
Each country will take 2 teachers and 3 students to each meeting, the next of which will be in Estonia, in March 2013, followed by Sardinia, in April.
Wales will host, in May 2013 and we are looking forward to setting up an interesting and reflective programme.
The project will end in Germany (the project co-ordinator), in 2014, where there will be a big festival, to mark the end of the project.
We are hoping that the project will help our students to look more closely at what they believe, themselves, as well as the society around them; we are hoping, equally, that they will be able to broaden both their cultural and linguistic experiences, as all student visits are homestay ones.
Peter Williams (International Co-ordinator)