Škofja Loka meeting (Slovenia)

Videos of our partner school in Slovenia can be found here: http://www.oscg-info.si/video_vsebine
Comenius project meeting - Diary of our students
(Saturday: Pavlína Zajícová (kvarta), Sunday: Simona Fajferová (kvarta) , Monday and Tuesday: Markéta Svobodová, Anna Pavelková, Eva Bochová (kvinta), Wednesday and Thursday: Tereza Janatová, Markéta Havlová (kvinta) - translated by Eva Bochová (kvinta)

Another Comenius meeting was in Slovenia. On 24th of March at 4.30 a.m. we met in front of our school, here in Nova Paka, and went by car to Prague. Without traffic jams and with a very fast driver we were in Prague´s Main Railway Station one hour earlier. But waiting wasn’t long for us and soon we were sitting on the first train to Linz. After 5-hour long way we changed the train and continued to Salzburg. Then we changed the train two more times. And after 11 hours we were finally in Kranj’s railway station where we met the coordinator of the project and some Slovenian teachers who took us by bus to Škofja Loka where we finally met our host families.


On Sunday we arrived to school and met all Slovenian and foreign students. Together we went to visit Postojna Cave. There we took a ride by the cave’s train which was fast. Sometimes we were a little bit scared, because in some moments our heads were only a few centimeters away from the ceiling of the tunnel. When the train stopped we had a guided tour around. We saw thousands of beautiful dripstones. At the end we saw an aquarium with a special animal called human fish which looked like a snake. Special about this amphibian is that it doesn’t need to eat for 10 years. It was around 12 o’clock so it was the best time for lunch. In a lovely restaurant we had some typical international food- schnitzel with pommes and for a desert we had an ice cream. After this delicious food we visited the capital city Ljubljana and had a short walk around the local sights.



On Monday morning we went to the Slovenian school and saw an opening ceremony prepared by Slovenian students. Subsequently we worked in groups, the topic was proverbs. We translated English proverbs into all national languages of participating coutries, explained them and depicted them. Then we presented them in front of all teachers and students. After lunch in the school canteen we went by bus to Lake Bled.  There was a beautiful town with a big lake, a small island with a church and big castle on a rock above the town. We visited the castle’s museum and tasted a local specialty- cream cake. I didn’t like it much because of all that sugar on it. Then we had some time for shopping and for walking around the lake.



Next morning we also visited the school but that time we had a chance to attend Geography, History or Physics lessons. I attended a History lesson; they just talked about World War II. Because Czech and Slovenian languages are quite similar I refreshed my knowledge about that period. Then we worked in groups again, each group worked on one national legend. We made comics or powerpoint presentations, drew some pictures and finished the legend in a different way. After the presentation and lunch we had free afternoon with our host families.

The plan for Wednesday was sightseeing around the town Škofja Loka. We visited the square and the local castle, which was really beautiful. Here we had an afternoon workshop - we did a nice souvernir. It was Škofja Loka´s coat of arms. Later, we had lunch in families and we also spent rest of the afternoon there. At 4 p.m. we had a closing ceremony, again with a performance of local folk groups and music and then short speeches of all coordinators. After this official part, there was a disco for all pupils.

The last day we said good bay to all our new friends. And we sat off for the same journey as on Saturday. We arrived in Prague at 8.40 p. m. and this time we changed trains only twice.

This meeting was awesome experience for me and thanks to the Project Partnership of schools Comenius- Building Future through Culture which has received a grant support under the Lifelong Learning Programme.