Our Comenius project is in full progress and this time we have visited our friends in Cyprus. The third meeting of schools in the Comenius school partnership took place at our partner school Gimnasio Soleas in Evrichou from 20th March to 24th March 2010.
Four 9th-graders - Tomaž, Vanja, Sabina and Blaž - together with the teachers Petra Fošnarič and Ksenija Samojlenko first drove by car to the Vienna airport and three hours later we landed in Larnaca, Cyprus. There we were welcomed by the host families. Cypriot hospitality was outstanding. By staying at hosts families, our students got an insight into the life of a modern Cypriot family, they attended some lessons at Gimnasio Soleas, hung out with Cypriot and Italian peers and we all visited some of the cultural and natural sights of Cyprus. We also went to Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, which is divided into two two parts Greek Cypriot and Turkish. If one wishes to visit the Turkish side one must cross the border and go through passport control.
During our short stay in Cyprus may friendships have been made especially among students and the lively communication, which started in Cyprus, continues in our Comenius Facebook group.