We are working on a set of European/International Lesson Plans about the consequences of the totalitarianism in the XX Century, in the WWII and in the Spanish Civil War, with emphasis on the Human Rights like the concentration camps during the Holocaust (Shoah) and the current consequences of the Spanish Civil War (Law of Historical Memory), and the resistance movement of people who thought other world and reality was possible. It means our main purpose is to make our students aware of the importance of critical thinking and political and social activism in the construction of the EU through the European History and the development of Human Rights against intolerance and totalitarianism in order to create pedagogical tools to offer a new perspective on the extermination: from Collaboration, Indifference and Resistance in response to the new rise of radical-right parties in Europe.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Third year students of Gimnazjum nr 9 im. Jana Pawła II visit Institute of National Remebrance

In November all third year students of Gimnazjum nr 9 im. Jana Pawła II visited "Przystanek Historia" (The History Stop), the educational centre of the Institute of National Remembrance in Katowice in order to participate in special classes preparing them for the visit in the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Lessons for present, lessons for future
Meeting in Siilinjärvi 11.9.-17.9.2016
Lauri Simpanen

A long waited Erasmus+ week after months of preparing was about to begin and we were of course a bit nervous. Our program started on Monday with an opening ceremony at Ahmo school. It was something unbelievable see all our European friends here in Finland and at our school.



Speeches were given and students performed Finnish music and dances from different countries.
After coffee students from all participating countries had their wonderful presentations in school’s auditorium. They dealt with the theme: “How can we prevent ourselves to become indifferent?” Maarit Pöyhönen had a lecture about Finnish educational system and Kati Strandén told us about finnish special education and Ahmon koulu JOPO-class. The teachers’ day continued with project management. In the evening we had a nice dinner in Kuopio city center.

Tuesday’s theme “Who owns the past” started in auditorium with reflections on the history of jews in Finland  by PhD Laura Ekholm. After interesting lecture she went on with the question: can Europeans be non-christians? In the afternoon there was another lecture given by PhD, adjunct professor Oula Silvennoinen about a question: Does the past matter? He talked about the holocaust and the Finnish democracy and today’s relationship with history: “History in a post-factual world.”  


Student’s were listening those great lessons, but had their own program too. Ahmo school drama students had prepared a play: “A dramatic approach to the theme of being an outsider - aren’t we all?” Students performed music as well. Students had a chance to make art by painting “Best wishes” and to learn a finnish folk song in music class. Kuopio regional newspaper visited and interviewed us about our program. We could read the article in Savon Sanomat following morning.
After school day the entire group visited Harjamäki mental hospital area. There was a walk around the hospital and riding stables and a visit to the Hospital Museum. History of mental hospital gave us a new perspective to human rights. In the evening  the dinner was enjoyed in Puijo tower restaurant with incredible views over city Kuopio.



Wednesday morning started with a lecture and practice about restorative thinking and peer mediating. After that students had cooking lessons and they prepared traditional Finnish food. In the afternoon we headed to Ruokoniemi, Siilinjärvi Lutheran parish camp. Program was to learn about human rights and prejudices. We had beautiful warm weather, so warm that some students swam in the lake after sauna. It was a lovely evening by the lake having sausages and traditional pancakes by open fire. A Finnish nature showed it’s most beautiful faces.



On Thursday we visited Kuopio. First we had an interesting lecture about today’s situation in Kongo. Katja Hedberg presented us what it is if there are no human rights. On the coffee break in Kuopio market place we tried famous Hanna Partanen specialities, Finnish apple pie. Students had some free time to do shopping in the city. After lunch we visited Old Kuopio Museum and Riisa, Orthodox Church Museum. In the evening we had a lake cruise with MS Ukko. Luckily weather was pretty during the cruise. In the evening we tried Restaurant Sampo’s  famous of vendace meals.



Friday was last day of our program. We had school lessons and activities in sports and games too. Students had their farewell party in the school auditorium and teachers continued with project management. Rest of day students spent with hostfamilies. A farewell dinner was served in Onnela, Silja’s home. There was a possibility to try  sauna too. We had many lovely conversations and will be able continue them in following meetings in Italy and Spain. Whole week was something amazing and we were very grateful about everything.


Monday, 14 November 2016

Students of Gimnazjum nr 9 im. Jana Pawła II in Sosnowiec learn about the Polish-Jewish relations in Sosnowiec before and during the war

At the beginning of November all students of Gimnazjum nr 9 im. Jana Pawła II in Sosnowiec visited Sosnowiec Center of Art Sielecki Castle, where they saw an exhibition “Different worlds – one history. The story of Jews in Zagłebie Dąbrowskie”.
Students listened to the story of Jewish community in Sosnowiec before and during II world war, they saw photos and documents of people who lived at that time and saw a documentary about Rutka Laskier a Jewish girl, who lived in the area during II world war and whose diary from the time of war was discovered a few years ago.

In Schoen Palace Museum students took part in the history lesson “Remembering our neighbours – about Jews of Sosnowiec”, during which they discussed the relations of Poles with Jewish community before the war and ethnic minorities today. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Students of Erasmus+ team Sosnowiec visited Schindler's Factory

On the 27th October students of Erasmus+ team, together with students who participated in the Memory Project last school year, took part in another interesting history lesson about II World War. This time we visited Schindler’s Factory Museum in Kraków, where we learned about the story of Oskar Schindler, Righteous Among the Nations, who in this same factory saved over 1000 Jews during the war. Listening to the interesting story of war - time  Kraków presented to us by the guides, we walked along the streets of occupied Kraków, watched the everyday life through windows of a Kraków tram, squeezed through narrow streets of Kraków ghetto and peered into tiny flats of Jews who lived there.  

On the way to the Museum we visited the headquarters of the Genaral Gouvernon Hans Frank during the war – The Wawel Castle.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Visit to the Warsaw Uprising Museum

On 23 June students of Erasmus+ team of Gimnazjum nr 9 im. Jana Pawła II visited  The Warsaw Uprising Museum as a reward for another year of hard work on the project.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Memory Project in Gimnazjum nr 9 im. Jana Pawła II in Sosnowiec

In March and April students of Class IB of Gimanzjum nr 9 im. Jana Pawła II in Sosnowiec, together with teachers Mrs Małgorzata Pełka and Mrs Joanna Janas-Sajdak, participated in The Memory Project, an educational project dealing with the Holocaust and II World War, connecting history and art.

The Project was carried out thanks to the courtesy of Mrs Roz Jacobs, an American painter, who together with Mrs Laurie Weisman is an author of The Memory Project and thanks to help of Galicia Jewish Museum in Karaków.

The aims of the project were to acquaint students with the basic facts and terms related to the Holocaust as well as to enable students to reflect on why memory matters, to make a connection between historical events and their own family’s experiences and role in history and express their observations through artwork and language. Students gathered information about their family members and shared them with their classmates. They also learned the biographies of victims of the Holocaust, rescued form the Holocaust, Righteous Among the Nations and drew their portraits created portraits. 

First, students watched documentary “Finding Kalman”, which presented the story of Mrs Ann Huberman, Mrs Roz Jacobs’ mother and her younger brother Kalman. It was uncle Kalman, who inspired Mrs Roz Jacobs to start The Memory Project. Learning about the history of one family students got to know the most important facts about the Holocaust.

Next, students read biographies, drew portraits and reflected on their work.

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The portraits were used to celebrate the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which started on the 19th April 1943.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Visit to Kraków and meeting with the Holocaust survivor

On April, 28th 45 students of Gimnazjum nr 9 im. Jana Pawła II in Sosnowiec visited the Jewish district of Kraków, where they learnt about the history and culture of Jewish community in Kraków as well as its history related to II World War and the Holocaust. The trip was organized in cooperation with Galicia Jewish Museum. We started the trip at the Old Synagogue, then me moved on to Remu Synagogue, we sat at the bench with Jan Karski and learnt about Helena Rubinstein. We visited the most important places related to Jewish culture, as well as the area of the former ghetto. We ended our trip at the Jewish Community Cetre of Kraków where we had the honour to meet Mrs Lidia Maksymowicz, who was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as a child, and listen to the difficult story of her childhood.

Meetings with witnesses of history seem to be the best history lessons and we hope that the one we participated in last Thursday will stay in our memories forever, together with Mrs Maksymowicz’s appeal to students to do everything so that history was never repeated. 

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Lithuanian meeting 16th-20th November 2015

15th -21st  November 2015(travel days included) our small community of 350 members at age from 7 years old till 19 th years old of  Vilniaus Šolomo Aleichemo ORT gimnazija hosted 29 students and 15 teachers from partners schools. It's very pity that not all our students who hosted guests will take part in project in activities in other countries and not in all countries. Just 20 will be so happy. 

List of quests:


1. The lesson “STRUMA”, prepared by the Turkish partners, was conduct in the 10B grade. It was done in a Lithuanian language at the lesson of the Jewish history (R.Bieliauskienė, Teacher of Jewish History).
2. The lesson “Resistance”, prepared R. Bieliauskienė, was conduct in the 10B grade. It was done in a Lithuanian language at the lesson of the Jewish history (R.Bieliauskienė, Teacher of Jewish History)).
3. Presentation of the School Tolerance Centre.
 (G. Kuklienė, Teacher of History)
4. Presentation of the Jewish Community
(E. Pavinskienė, Deputy of the Principal)
5. A lecture on an Educational System in Lithuania held during the meeting in Lithuania ( O. Čepulėninė, Department of General Education, Lower and Upper Secondary Education, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania).
6. The Introductory presentation on the running of the school (M.Jakobas, the Principal of the Šolomo Aleichemo ORT gimnazija).
7. Leadership games for all participating students during the meeting in Lithuania. (T.Segalienė)
8. A seminar on Concentration camps and Extermination in Lithuania during the meeting in Lithuania (M.Jakulytė - Vasyl, Tolerance Centre, Vilnius Gaon Jewish State Museum).
9. Exhibition – tasting of Jewish national cuisine during the meeting in Lithuania (the students’ Erasmus group from Lithuania prepared food and explanations).
10. Workshop for students, during the meeting in Lithuania, on the meaning of Hamsa in Jewish traditions and making Hamsa themselves, as personal souvenirs. (S. Pavinskaitė, school Art Studio).
11. Visit to the University Library. (University guide).
12. Visiting Paneriai Holocaust memorial with a survivor F. Brancovsky.
13. Visiting Lithuanian Parliament. Theme: Soviet bloc Independence campaigns, Lithuanian Resistance in 1989 -1991. (Parliament guides)
14. Visiting the Green house; lecture on Holocaust in Vilnius and a story on C.Sugihara. (Museum guide)
15. Excursion ”Vilnius Ghetto”. (R.Bieliauskiene)
16. Introduction of an Electronic Vilnius city Municipality Managing programme. Vilnius city Municipality (V.Mosin, Client Service Department).
17. Introduction of the History of the Karaims in Lithuania in Trakai. (The guide of Trakai tourism centre).
18. The play “Remember”. (R.Sadauskiene, Teacher of English; the students of the Erasmus group)
19. Commemoration of the Day of Tolerance, exhibition. (G. Kuklienė, V. Grinkevičienė)
20. Visit to the headquarters of the Jewish Community of Lithuania. (M.Grodnikienė, Deputy Chairwoman of the Community).
21. Meetings with the students and teachers in the classrooms. (Teachers of the Lithunaian language, Jewish History, Lithuanian History, Russian language, Jewish traditions.)
22. Presentation for the meeting in Greece “Holocaust in Theatre” (J.Paliukevičiūtė, R.Sadauskienė, T.Segalienė).
23. Presentation of the lesson plan “Collaboration” (R.Sadauskienė, T.Segalienė)


Monday, 11 April 2016

HOLOCAUST IN PAINTING - Polish students' presentation

Authors of the presentation: Alicja Kosiec, Marlena Żejmo, 
Wiktoria Karbowniczek, Karolina Kotwicka, Małgorzata Kowalska

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Greek meeting 29th February -4th March 2016

Finland, Ahmon Koulu, Siilinjarvi Teachers Markus Koivisto, Silja Karja Students,Maija Heikkinen, Ronja Vainikainen, Juho Juvonen
  Italy, ISS Leardi, Cassale Monferrato Teachers Paola Perotto, Laura Catalano Students Martina Ombra, Fabiana Bonfante, Marco Vaccarone, Marco Albieri, Simone Carazzo
  Lithuania, Vilniaus S.Aleichemo ORT Gimnazija, Vilnius TeachersTeresa Segalienė,Raimonda Sadauskienė, Jurgita Palikevičiūtė Students Atija Aliukonytė, Eimantė Lapinskaitė, Laima Ieva Čalkauskaitė Aleksa Jasiulionytė, Akvilė Jokubauskytė
  Poland, Gimnazjum nr 9 im. Jana Pawla II, Sosnowiec Teachers Mariola Baszyńska, Joanna Janas-Sajdak Students Karolina Kotwicka, Wiktoria Karbowniczek, Marlena Żejmo Małgorzata Kowalska
  Slovakia, Gymnazium Angely Merici, Trnava Teachers Jozef Čirák, Sabina Blažová Students Sára Magdaléna Petrášková, Lucia Sláviková, Andrej Horník, Matúš Miklovič
  Spain IES Tirant lo Blanc, Elche Teachers, Darío Martínez Montesinos, María Salud García, María Belén Delgado Chaparro, Carmen García Alarcón Students Andrea Martín Carrillo, Ana Soler Aroca, Laura Martínez Fernández, Ana Cortijo Sempere, Paula Montero Nájera, Laura Gallardo Perea, Paula Mirete Piñol, Rocio Moyano Vilanueva, María Leiva Guijosa, Jesús Martínez Laó Carlos Torres Huertas
 Turkey Ankara, Metod Koleji Teachers Nurhan Adabağ, Çağla Sezgün Students Göksu Özkan, Canses Demirsoy, Yağmur Yildirim, Alkın Taşdemir, Tarik Bera Ercan
  Greece 28th Thessaloniki Lyceum, Thessaloniki Teachers Lefaki Lia, Doiranli Anna, Demiri Despina, Papageorgiou George, Chatziiokeimidis Anestis, Mintziori Magda, Lithoxoidou Anastasia, Efstratiadou Anna, Souvatzoglou Sofia, Spanos Zaharias,Fardis Miltos, Efraimidou Melina, Sokoutis Dimitris, Spiridou Niki, Glaraki Theodora 38 students.
The arrivals of the foreign delegations started as early as Sunday morning. The first to arrive were from Turkey, while the Pols and Slovaks followed. The Italian, Spanish and Lithuanian teams came at noon and the Finnish team landed late at night. Greek students together with their families were there to pick up the students that they were about to accommodate. The Greek students had in several cases prepared banners in the guests’ native language to help break the ice.
The foreign teachers arrived at the school escorted by Mrs M. Mintziori. Mr Spanos together with students had prepared a visual happening in the yard. It was about Thessaloniki’s history through eight pictures: A traditional welcome, the name of the city, Egnatia street, Aristotle, the wise man Saint Demetrius, the protector The White Tower, the symbol of the city: the history of the city in fast forward and the nazi solution: the humiliation of the Jews by the Nazis .
After that, the teachers and students went into the main hall of the school where the formal welcoming ceremony was to take place. The welcoming and a short briefing on the project’s progress by the Greek coordinator Mrs T. Glaraki was followed by the welcoming of the school’s Headmaster Mr D. Sokoutis and the representative of Parents Association Mrs F. Likissa. In the end, the coordinator of the project, Mr Dario Martinez Montesinos talked about the contribution both of ancient and modern Greece to mankind.
The presentation of Mrs Victoria Benouzilio’s story followed. Victoria Benouzilio, a Jewish two year old baby, saw the Nazis deport her family to Auschwitz. She was saved thanks to a Christian family who raised her as their own child. The students presented her story in a dramatized manner under the direction of Mr Spanos, while hypertitles were projected in order to help the foreign audience understand. Mrs Benouzilio was present as well and despite her being deeply touched she talked about the need for new generations to cultivate an open-minded mentality and tolerance towards difference through education.
After the presentation, a break took place where the guests were offered drinks and sweets that the mothers of the students and teachers prepared goodheartedly. When the break ended, the students divided into two groups took part in acquaintance games with Mr Spanos and Mrs Glaraki, while the teachers attended a presentation concerning the Greek educational system prepared by Mrs A. Lithoxoidou. The last five minutes of the presentation were a funny video about the pressure of the exams that Greek students of the last grades usually face. Afterwards, both students and teachers watched the Centropa film “A book store in six chapters”. The film presents the history of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki from the beginning to its extermination during WW II through the course of the historic book store of the Molho family. Finally, the morning session ended with a very interesting presentation that the 2nd grade students E.Marinou and N. Mavrokefalidis had prepared. Through the presentation, the students showed not only Thessaloniki’s major monuments, but also intriguing aspects of the city’s modern life.
Next the Greek members of the project treated the guests with a meal at a local restaurant.
The evening session was devoted to the students’ presentations. During this meeting the presentations’ subjects for the seven countries were the Holocaust through art, while the Italian team’s subject was the presentation of Yad Vashem’s “ The Righteous among the Nations”. Most of the presentations were the result of hard work and the quality was impressive.
Students’ presentations
 Finland, Holocaust in arts -literature
 The Finnish students’ presentation about Holocaust in literature consisted of three parts. The students had read many significant books about Holocaust and discussed them to reach the main ideas and the most important impressions for themselves. A video ”Share an experience – share a book” was filmed basing on these impressions. After sharing these books the students wrote short prose poems basing on their own lives and empathising those peoples’ lives who suffered the Holocaust on camps or hiding places. These poems were read by the students to show the big contrast between young peoples’ lives now and then.
 Italy, Righteous among the Nations.
 Italian students had to present an event concerning a Righteous among the nations, according to the agreement taken in Lithuania, by which each partner had a different topic to work on. The students’ work was about an event occurred in Casale Monferrato in 1942-43. A woman, Giuseppina Gusmano, helped 15 Jewish children who had escaped from an orphanage in Turin, hiding them in her house. She saved them from deportation and in 2001 she was awarded the title of Righteous among the Nations by the Jewish community in Jerusalem.The students played a short performance of the event and showed a video about it. They exhibited 15 posters created by another group of students who represented graphically the meaning of being a Righteous. Then, in another video, each student explained the meaning of his/her poster and what he/she had decided to represent.
 Lithuania, Holocaust in Theatre
 The presentation is about the depiction of Holocaust in various world theaters. It speaks about the “Small City hall” and puppet theaters in Vilnius Ghetto. And also about the most popular performances on Holocaust in project partner countries. “The Diary of Anne Frank”, “Way to Heaven”, “Rabinka”, Auschwitz Oratorio”, ‘The Girl of Dachau” are mentioned as one of the most popular plays, staged in present days.
Poland, Holocaust in painting
The presentation consists of three different, fictitious situations presenting stories and feelings of people living during the II WW. The students personated former Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners and showed their fate after what they had been through in the camp. The aim of the presentation is to show how, according to the students, the Holocaust is perceived by different people and how paintings and artistic skills that can be seen in the presentation helped people who survived the Holocaust by enabling them to express their feelings. It also depicts how paintings created during the Holocaust helped to document the tragedy so that it could never be repeated.
 Slovakia, Musik and the Holocaust
The Slovak presentation started with the video of Matúš Miklovič playing The Theme from Schindler's List by John Williams on the piano. It was followed by a contemporary dance performed by Sara Magdaléna Petrášková and Lucia Sláviková trying to express the fight between life and death during the Holocaust. Andrej Horník talked about artists and composers in Theresienstadt, the presentation also included parts of their best works. Finally, we have watched and listened to Matúš Miklovič performing Sergei Rachmaninov’s Prelude in C-sharp minor.
 Spain, Art and the Holocaust
 Spanish students had to deal with the topic "" in their presentation. As they wanted to go one step further, they decided to show a performance and a video rather than doing the typical oral presentation that we are all so used to. In the performance, they tried to make the audience reflect about the state of drowsiness in which European population was while the conditions for the holocaust were being cooked (symbolised by a fence). They finish with an allegoric nuclear bomb exploding which obliterates it all and the survivors removing the fence, in an attempt to still give hope some chance. Turkey, Cinema and the Holocaust
 Turkish team worked on the films concerning the Holocaust such as the Pianist, Life is beautiful, the Diary of Anne Frank, The boy in the stripped pyjamas and so on.
 Greece, Holocaust in poetry
Greek team dealt with the question of how the extreme cruel experience of the Holocaust was expressed throutgth poetry. Aiming at making easier the perception of poems there was an attempt to visualize the images and the emotions of the poems.  Excerpts of the following poems were used  M. Klein, Greeting on This Day, Dan Pagis , Draft of a Reparations Agreement Nelly Sachs, O the chimneys Mary Elizabeth Frye Do not stand at my grave and weep Carl Sandburg, Grass Miklós Radnóti, Postcard 4 Michael R. Burch, Epitaph for a Child of the Nakba, Auschwitz Rose Martin Niemöller, First they came for the Socialists Yala Helen Korwin, The Little Boy with His Hands Up Wislawa Szymborska, Could Have Kampanelis Iakovos, How beautiful she is, my love Primo Levi , The survivor Barbara Sonek, Holocaust Geoffrey Hill, September Song Pavel Friedmann, The Butterfly Haim Gouri, Heritage.
The day began with a visit at the city’s town hall. After a short tour of the city’s town hall, the guests were handed city’s promotional material. Finally, the deputy mayor of Tourism, National Relations and E-Governing, Mr S. Pegkas briefly addressed the guests in the conference room of the city council.

 A tour to the major monuments of the city followed, guided by Mrs F.Likisa and Mrs M.Kesoglou. The first stop was the Trigoniou Tower. There, our guests had the chance both to learn about the fortification system of Thessaloniki through the ages and to admire the city view. They also tasted Thessaloniki’s most “famous” snack: Thessaloniki’s “koulouri” bagel.
The next stop was at the Rotunda where restoration works were just finished and everyone can admire the monument’s exquisite mosaics. The tour continued at places of Jewish interest. Via Aristotelous Square and a short walk through the Mondiano market we visited the Jewish Synagogue Yant Lezikaron. It is worth mentioning that most of the Greek students were visiting the worship place from a different religion from their own for the first time. The tour ended with a visit at the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki.
Then, the students returned to the school and their families, while the teachers remained at the city center. After lunch they went to the History Center of Thessaloniki, where the presentation of the 2nd unit was held.
The day’s activities started by attending the lecture of E.Hekimoglou at the ceremony hall of the Old Building of Philosophy Department. Mr Hekimoglou, doctor of Economic history and curator of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki gave a lecture entitled: “Holocaust and Education : The future of memory”.
Then, we proceeded to visit the monuments of the holocaust at Hortiates. The high school’s Headmaster Mr Neiloudis was waiting for us at the historic stone–built high school of Hortiates. Two tours took place at the same time. The English teacher Mrs A. Tsari was in charge of the first tour for the guest students and teachers. The second tour was guided by the high schools students and addressed the Greek students and teachers. The participants stated that they were shocked by the crimes that the Nazis committed at the expense of Hortiate’s population just before Greece was about to be liberated. On the way back to the school, we stopped at Hortiates’ famous aqueduct. There, thanks to the sunny weather our guests had the opportunity to climb up the hill until they reached the aqueduct’s edge. From up there, they could admire the beautiful water supply system of Thessaloniki as well as enjoy the spring nature in fool bloom.
Then, the students returned to school and the families. The teachers had lunch at a local restaurant of Ano Poli and after strolling around the curved roads of the area they ended up at the hotel. The project’s coordinators met up at the hotel’s conference room and discussed organization issues about April’s meeting in Slovakia.
We set off to Vergina early in the morning. With our two guides we visited the famous museum of royal tombs of Aigai and admired the famous exhibits. Then, we continued our trip to the next destination, Veroia. We visited the city’s town hall where the deputy mayor of Tourism and Life Quality Mr Likostratis welcomed us. After a short greeting, Mr Likostratis provided the guests with a luxury edition book on the past and present of the city of Veroia. Then, we strolled around the Jewish district of Veroia, we walked by the river and ended up at a local restaurant where we had lunch, both teachers and students.
That day was dedicated to school and to Greek school life. First of all, the foreign teachers and students, divided in five groups, took part in classes organized specifically for the occasion. To be specific the classes were:
A. Human rights (Teachers L. Lefaki and M. Mintziori. That class ended up with a happening in the school yard, where every participant let go balloons filled with helium. Each balloon had a human right written on it.)
B. Democracy (Teacher Z. Spanos)
C. Kavafis’ “Ithaki” (Teacher D.Demiri)
 D. Teaching Computers (Teacher M.Efremidou)
E. CSI of 28th High School (Teachers M.Fardi, S.Souvatzoglou and A.Hatziioakimidis
Then, the Spanish students made a presentation entitled “Greece means for me…”, that made Greek students emotional. In addition, Greek students were surprised to listen to their Spanish peers explaining why they have chosen the not such attractive subject of ancient Greek language.
Afterwards, the students took part in activities divided in groups
 1. Art workshop during which the students wrote down or painted in a common banner.
 2 The truth or dare questions game organised by students of the 2nd grade together with Mrs Mintziori.
Next, the students came out in the yard where they tried their first Greek traditional dances steps guided by Mrs Spiridou. Meanwhile, the teachers had a project management meeting. They discussed the organizing of the film based on suggestions that the director D.Mourtzopoulos made. Lastly, our guests filled in quality polls concerning the meeting and got their participation certificates.
The morning session ended in the yard with a presentation of traditional Greek dances performed by the school’s traditional dances team. Shortly, the presentation turned into a big feast with most of the foreign teachers and students testing their skills at Greek dances.
Greek students and teachers came back to the school early in the afternoon in order to prepare the farewell party. A sound system and disco lights were installed for the party. When the guests arrived everything was ready. The students had prepared a special program which contained: A video with moments of the past days, an Armenian dance performed by a student of Armenian origin from the school, a performance of a Spanish song that had been translated into Greek, a Latin dance performed by the team of 8 school girls and a hip hop dance performed by a group of 5 girls. The last minute entry of Carlos, a student from Spain who sang a song, was really entertaining as well. After the program ended, students and professors danced together and enjoyed traditional Greek food until late in the night.
The farewell day! Although the students were not together that much time, it was enough to make them emotional as tears showed on their faces. Also the promise for the next meeting was made and many wishes expressed. When you have your entire life in front of you, nothing seems impossible!