BULGARIA - Students exchange & Teachers training meeting
Meeting: Project „Wonderful World of Words (WWoW) third meeting
Date: 30th September –5th October
Location: Sofia, 28 „Sofiyski geroy“ street, Bulgaria
Host institution: 51st School „ Elisaveta Bagryana“
Chairperson: Antoanela Slaveykovs
Secretary: Ona Kavoliukiene
Antoanela Kamenova, 51 Secondary School „Elisaveta Bagryana“
Viktoria Bubukin, Kuressaare Gymnasium’s education and training center Osilia
Madli-Maria Naulainen, Kuressaare Gymnasium’s education and training center Osilia
Lanfranco Quadrio, IIS Ragusa Kiyohara-Parlatore
Anna Zeami, IIS Ragusa Kiyohara-Parlatore
Ona Kavoliukiene, „Rasa“ progymnasium
Ernesta Bagaviciene, „Rasa“ progymnasium
Miguel Cunha, Agrupamento de Escolas de Vialonga
Madalena Cordeiro, Agrupamento de Escolas de Vialonga
Lina Figueira, Agrupamento de Escolas de Vialonga
Carla Valério, Agrupamento de Escolas de Vialonga
Sevcan Söğütlü Aktaş, Istanbul Ticaret Odasi Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi
Duygu Ün, Istanbul Ticaret Odasi Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi
Sunday, 30th September 2018
Arrival of the participants.
Monday, 1st October 2018
On Monday, the participants visited the school. Later, all the students participating in the
project presented their schools with video films and presentations. The pupils were given the task to
prepare their presentation about the impressions at school and in Bulgaria and present it to other
partners at the end of the week. The guests watched the performance of "Police Academy" of the
school and the 4th grade pupil's play "Seasons".
After lunch, the guests went sightseeing in Sofia. The excursion was conducted by senior
During the dinner, the participants of the project had the opportunity to taste national dishes
prepared by the pupils' parents and to dance the dances of the participating countries.
Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
The participants observed the German lesson. The teacher introduced the computer program
The project coordinators discussed the situation in Greece with the project managers. The
Parapotamos School in Greece refused to take part in the project because of the departure of the
project coordinator at school.
Co-ordinators of all countries discussed the work which has already been done and what else
must be done.
1. It was decided to abandon the FACEBOOK account as it has already been developed for
teachers participating in the Project.
2. It is necessary to update the website of the Project. The material will be uploaded by the
coordinators of all countries.
3. Lithuania will upload all project photos to the website.
4. There was a discussion about Project midterm meeting and teachers training in Estonia. It
was schedulled: from 12th of March 2019 to 15th March 2019, adding 2 days to travel.
5. Student exchange and teacher training data in Portugal was schedulled: from 7th October
2019 to 11th October 2019, adding 2 days to travel.
6. It was decided to prepare and send the materials to the second newspaper.
7. Portugal is responsible for publishing a brochure on teaching methods. All project partners
have to send 2-page material and 300/600 pixel photos about the use of teaching methods in
primary and elementary schools.
8. Italian representatives must produce a brochure on ITC games.
While teachers were discussing the activities, the pupils met the school psychologists and
conducted the "The magic of words" workshop. Another activity was provided with a help of
tablets. Students and teachers were introduced to the “Write Comics“ program. For assignments,
keywords were provided to create the text and characters (humans and animals), the
environment was applied. Project participants were able to see and test 3D glasses themselves.
In the afternoon, the participants of the project visited the Bulgarian National Museum of History.
Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
Being on the excursion the guests visited the ancient city of Bulgaria - Plovdiv.
Thursday, 4th November 2018
The Bulgarian language teacher and pupils introduced the Bulgarian poet Elisaveta Bagryana,
whose name the school has.
Each partner country translated the poem of this poet about the homeland, and the students read it
aloud in Bulgarian, Turkish, Italian, Portuguese and Lithuanian.
After this lesson, a meeting with the mayor, who welcomed the guests and presented the
certificates, took place.
Project participants met the Chinese and English language teachers who introduced Chinese and the
USA education systems.
Students from Bulgaria and other countries prepared presentations on the activities during this
week's project and presented to all participants.
Lithuanian students completed a questionnaire on activities in Bulgaria.
Friday, 5th of November 2018
On Friday, the participants shared their experience in reading and writing in English lessons.
Later on, the students participated in sports competitions, answered the questionnaire questions.
Everyone received certificates.
Saturday, 6th November 2018
Departure of the participants.