Comenius - Multilateral partnership

9th International meeting

Venue: Primary school, Lindesborgsvägen 13, Tomelilla, Sweden

Dates : 3rd March –   7th March 2014

   This year we started our partnership travels with the visit of Swedish town Tomelilla which is not far away from very important port Ystad. In fact, we were accommodated here. All participants arrived at the Danish airport in Copenhagen and later continued by train through a bridge across Oresund to a Swedish land. This bridge has been in use by cars and trains from the year 2000.

   Swedish children welcomed us by a nice performance in the school gym. Then they showed us round the school and gave us all possible information in English. We could eat in the school canteen together with the pupils. Our first official part of the meeting was in the afternoon. We discussed and assessed previous activities especially maintenance of the official web site and the final product – calendar.

   The following day we visited the classes during teaching process. We could talk with children. English teachers taught in their mother language and Italian teachers cooked ravioli together with Swedish kids. Later on, the director of the school presented us the school education system. At this point we could share information and experience from our country and discuss the differences in each country. In the second part of the meeting we were interviewed by a local reporter who put a short article about the Comenius project into a local newspaper next day. We also discussed the Olympic Games in Edessa and a visit of Turkish partners. The Swedish teachers prepared for us an awesome afternoon – we could try shooting the virtual wild life animals, cycling on a two-wheeled cart Segway, and enjoy a dinner prepared from local specialties. Everything tasted really deliciously.

   On a third day we could see the surroundings. First we visited a small port town Kaseberga - renowned fishing centre. Next, we visited a prehistoric observatory Alesstenar built on a cliff over the Baltic Sea. The observatory is built from 59 stones formed in a ship like shape. Their height is somewhat between 8 to 20 meters and each piece is about 1 800 kg heavy. We were astonished by a Swedish nature and beautiful view of the sea. Similarly, we enjoyed the beauty of the National park Srenshuvud. We were climbed onto two hills with the fantastic views of the sea and the surrounding countryside. Despite the early March weather we were invited for a picnic on a shore. We barbecued sausages and had a lot of fun. Our next trip was to a small town Simrishamn and in Kivik to taste must. We bought souvenirs and tasted other local specialties here – must, marmalade and others. Perhaps the most interesting experience was the visit of the house of the Frederik´s house. He and his wife Colin invited us for a dinner which was absolutely delicious. Their house was built around the year 1900 so we could enjoy its atmosphere as well as the good meal. We had a lovely evening with a lot of laugh and talks.

   We thank to the whole Swedish team for their hospitality and open hearts.