(Oct. 9-13, 2017)
At Şcoala Gimnazială in Romanu, Brăila, we were welcomed by an extraordinary traditional ballet.
We were trying and trying until we finally learnt the steps to their dance (one of our students could not stop dancing throughout the whole mobility!!!)
Students exchanged their presentations.
Activities: During a cultural workshop promoting Tolerance, we drew trees of international Friendship and other crafts.
We learnt how to prepare (and tasted, of course) local cuisine, together with delicious chokotoff.
In Brăila we had a walking tour around the town. We visited a Greek Church (Biserica Greaca) , the famous and emblematic street clock (Ceasul public) and the Town Hall.
In Wallachia we enjoyed our sight views of the Peles Castle and the park , summer residence of the first king of Romania, Carol I (1885).
On the way, we had fun and learnt at the Botanical garden of Galati,watching plants and fishes and at Dino Park
—————————————————————————————————————————————–At the hotel we had great views of the Danube river, so important along history… and we had a wonderful time too!!
—————————————————————————————————————————————–Who could possible forget our stay in Transylvania? wonderful landscapes , picturesque lodging and our visit to one of the most popular castles in Romania:Bran,whose ruler (Vlad the impaler) once inspired Bram Stoker in the creating of his Dracula.
In Bucharest, we had an enjoyable walk around the National Art Museum, we admired the Athenaeum architectural monument that has become the symbol of the city, being solely a place of music and the residence of the “George Enescu”Philarmonic.
At the House of Parliament a summit was being held, that is why we could not visit its interior. However, we could still appreciate the view of this colossal building.
Besides all this, students opened wide their eyes and minds at the incredible experience of coming around the orthodox churches spread throughout the city.
Highly interesting and educational was our visit to The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului), one of the largest outdoor museums of Ethnography in Europe.
RomaniaMeeting:9th–13thOctober2017 – Şcoala Gimnazială RomanuBrăila
1. Participant organisations:
- IES CASTILLODELUNA, Rota,Spain
- SamorzadowyZespolSzkol w Zlotym Stoku,ZlotyStok, Poland
- Scoala Gimnaziala Romanu, Braila, Romania
- 1.1. Participants:
No. Name Status Country 1. Pedro Pablo SantamaríaCurtido teacher Spain 2. Maria Carmen Ruiz-Mateos lobato teacher Spain 3. Enrique Pescador Canora teacher Spain 4. Rosa MarcelaGallego Reyes teacher Spain 5. Sara Niño Caballero student Spain 6. Carlos GómezRios student Spain 7. Pablo Ferrer Cobelo student Spain 8. Ainhoa BustoMartín-Arroyo student Spain 9. Manuel Jesús Ramírez Ruiz student Spain 10. Laura Martín-Niño Niño student Spain 11. Verónica del Rocío GutiérrezGranado student Spain 12. Agustín RodríguezMateos student Spain 13. Juan BaezaRuiz-Henestrosa student Spain 14. José Antonio Herrera García student Spain 15. GabrielaCristina Jirau Delgado student Spain 16. Antonio Tolino Contreras student Spain 17. David Mateo Ruiz-Mateos student Spain 18. AleksandraChołoniewska teacher Poland 19. ZofiaRuszkowska teacher Poland 20. KatarzynaKowcz teacher Poland 21. Jędrzej Krzywonos student Poland 22. Stanisław Pluciak student Poland 23. Michał Musiał student Poland 24. JustynaKołodziejczyk student Poland 25. Wiktoria Troicka student Poland 26. Jakub Gołdyn student Poland 27. Błażej Kasprzyk student Poland
- 2. Objectives:
- to develop the social involvement spirit
- to generate social value and social change
- to promote the cultural heritage
- to boost skills of the21stcentury
- to encourage the learning of modern foreign languages
- to develop knowledge among students and teachers of the diversity of European cultures and languages and its value
- to learn about Romania
- to improve pupil`s social skills
- to help students gain valuable communication and problem solving experiences
- to promote inter-cultural dialogue between different counties
- to support student`s school and lifesuccess
3. Welcome to Brăila, Romania
Brăila (Romanian pronunciation:[brə’ila]) is acityin Muntenia, eastern Romania, aport on the Danube and the capital of Brăila Country, in the close vicinity of Galaţi.
A settlement at this location on the left bank of the Danube, in Wallachia,was mentioned with the name Drinagoina Spanish Libro de conoscimiento (“Bookof knowledge”,circa 1350) and in several Catalan portolan charts (Angelinode Dalorto, 1325/1330 and Angelino Dulcert, 1339). This may have been an erroneous transcription of Brillago. In Greek documents of roughly that time, the city is referred to as Proilabum or Proilava, a Greek language adaptation of its Slavic name, Brailov.
As a kaza, the town and its surrounding area was controlled by Ottoman Turks from 1538–1540 until 1829 (it was restored to Wallachia through the Akkerman Convention); the Ottomans called it IbrailorIbraila.
During the 19th century, the port became one of the three most important ports on the Danubein Wallachia, the other two being Turnu and Giurgiu. The city’s greatest period of prosperity was at the end of the 19th century and in the early 20th century, when it was an important port for most of the merchandise coming in and going out of Romania.
4.1.Location & duration
The 3rd meeting of theErasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for Schools Ohly “Stand up to Startup” will take place in Romania.
The meeting will be held:
- in Bucharest, October 9th
- in Bran, October 10th
- in Braila, October 11th – 13th
We are going to meet all of you in front ofyour hotel at 9:00.
For those arriving on Sunday and who want to spend some free time for exploring Bucharest or have dinner in a nice Romanian restaurant, find below someuseful links:
- RESTAURANT VATRA: typical Romanian restaurant vatra.ro)
- CLUB CONTELE
- DRACULA: traditional Romanian food
- RESTAURANT BOGDANI: meat&fish, classic restaurant
If you want to discover the famous attractions of Bucharest and get to know everything about Bucharest were commend you guided city tours. More details about this you can find on http://www.herastrauparc.ro/Bucharest_City_Tour.php
4.2. Other relevantinformation
Romania has a climate which ranges from temperate to continental.
Weather forecast: Bucharest– average temperature16° C
Braila-average temperature 17° C
The leu/ RON is the currency of Romania. The name of the currency means “lion”.
1 EURO =4.5150 RON
This rate might bealittle bit higher orlower whenyouareheredepending on the situation in themarket. Coins: