Romania – House Tasks

Growing up with Values from Storytelling - Romania - May 20 - Month of Labour - House Tasks

The students of the 2nd grade of Mihai Eminescu Gymnasium School, participate with more enthusiasm with their parents for home activities, especially now when they can spend more time in the family. Parents consider important to be able to take responsibility and increase self-esteem. They are taught from an early age to respect nature and the work around them, to be able to do quality work, to cooperate, to accept to be taught by adults.

Bulgaria – Civic Education

Growing up with Values from Storytelling - Bulgaria - June 20 - Month of Happiness - Civic Education

The month of May was dedicated to Civic education! The children from our school presented their projects in Civic Education! The projects are on various topics of interest to children-rights and obligations of children, ecology, global issues, topics related to Bulgaria nad how to be worthy citizens of world. Out of total 18 projects, 9 are ranked at th National level, so wish us luck!

Headmaster, Teachers and Children worked a lot throughout the school Year! I put photos and video of one of the presentation with greetings to you!

Romania – Children’s Day

Growing up with Values from Storytelling - Romania - June 20 - Month of Happiness - Children's Day

Children’s Day is an opportunity to remember that happiness lies in simple things, in a child’s smile, in play and good cheer. What is more beautiful than to spend your day with the child, to play, to dance, to enjoy with your child! That’s what we, the first graders, did! We celebrated TOGETHER! It is not necessarily matter where we celebrated this day, but how we conveyed to the children that it was a special day.

Portugal – Europe Day

Growing up with Values from Storytelling - Europe Day
Europe Day

Original article on Edifacoop’s website: edifacoop.pt/dia-da-europa

Growing up with Values from Storytelling - Europe Day

Every year, on Europe Day, commemorated on 9 May, we celebrate peace and unity on the European continent. This date marks the anniversary of the historic “Schuman Declaration”.

In a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French Foreign Minister, set out his vision of a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make the outbreak of war between European countries unthinkable.

His vision was to create a European institution to jointly manage coal and steel production. Less than a year later, a treaty was signed creating an entity with these functions. The current European Union is considered to have begun with Schuman’s proposal.

This year Europe Day is celebrated in a different way, through a series of online activities organised by the European institutions, which pay special tribute to citizens helping the European Union overcome the coronavirus crisis. Social distancing strengthens the Union, celebrates cooperation, stirs up creativity and invites us to do more for everyone.

Do you know...

how many people live in Europe?

Europe has over 740 million inhabitants.

how many countries does the European continent have?

There are 50 countries in Europe.

which is the largest European country?

Russia's European side is larger than any country on the continent.

which is the smallest European country?

The Vatican is not only the smallest country in Europe but also in the world.

what the most widely spoken languages in Europe are?

The five most widely spoken native languages in Europe are Russian, German, French, English, Turkish and Italian.

what the Schengen area is?

The Schengen area is one of the EU's greatest achievements. It is an area without internal borders within which European citizens and many non-EU nationals can move freely, for tourism or work, without being subject to border controls. Created in 1985, this area has gradually grown to encompass 26 nations today, including almost all EU countries and some associated countries.

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