10th meeting

Comenius - Multilateral partnership

10th International meeting

Venue: Primary school, 2041 sokak Aziz Nesin Bulvari No 16 Karsiyaka,  

             Izmir, Turkey

Dates : 21st April – 25th April 2014

Our next-to-last international meeting took place in Izmir – seaside town in Turkey. We were all wholeheartedly welcomed by the director of the partnering primary school as well as by its’ staff. After that the students of the school showed us round the classes, offices, gym and the school canteen.  Later, we could observer teaching process and share our experience in a fruitful discussion with students and teachers.

                        Because we arrived in Turkey in the time of celebration of the National sovereignty; as a memory of the founder of the Turkey’s state Ataturka and the Day of youth and sport, we could see absolutely fantastic musical and dance performances. Pupils, wearing folk costumes, showed us regional dances. The schools, houses and the streets of Izmir were nicely decorated for the celebrations. There were flags and photographs of the first president of the Turkish Republic – Mustafa Kemala Ataturka(1923) everywhere. He was not only the first president but also respected military leader and statesman.

Turkeys seems to be a distant country for us; therefore, we highly appreciated the effort of our Turkish partners to show us their historical sights. We visited probably the most famous Turkish sight - Efes 600 BC, an important port town in history, ancient village Sirince, Seluck, and a seaport Foca. We took a boat ride around small islands and finally enjoyed eating freshly caught fish with salad for lunch. In fact, Turkish cuisine tastes excellent.

We thank a lot to all our partners from Turkey for the perfect organization, generosity and friendly welcome.