From 11th to 17th October 2018, Liceul Tehnologic Mihai Eminescu Dumbrăveni, Romania, hosted the third mobility for school learners in the framework of the Erasmus + project "Thinking Allowed: Teenage Students Have Their Say on Human Rights".
On this occasion, the Romanian students and teachers had the opportunity to share experiences and work with their partners from Italy, France, Spain and Greece, with whom, during the 5 days, they carried out various activities: presentations, discussions, role-play, posters, public reading.
The topic of mobility was "Children's Rights", and its main objectives were to raise awareness and respect for these rights, to empower students to take action whenever these rights are violated, to make students stand up against school bullying and cyberbullying, to discover the common values of today's Europe.
It was an amazing experience which allowed us to learn so many things about the rights of the child,about ourselves and about how beautiful and diverse Europe is.
Before C4, each team had chosen and worked on one or several articles from the Convention on the Rights of the Child which they presented during C4.
The articles discussed during C4 were: 2, 14, 16, 17, 28, 31, 32, 35.
The French team worked on and discussed article 2:
"States Parties shall respect and ensure the rights set forth in the present Convention to each child within their jurisdiction without discrimination of any kind, irrespective of the child's or his or her parent's or legal guardian's race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status." (https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx)
The Italian team discussed article 17:
"States Parties recognize the important function performed by the mass media and shall ensure that the child has access to information and material from a diversity of national and international sources, especially those aimed at the promotion of his or her social, spiritual and moral well-being and physical and mental health."(https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx) Here is the video of the Italian students' presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAN9SFo3ZAA
The Spanish students worked on article 28:
"States Parties recognize the right of the child to education."(https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx)
The Spanish Team created an advert no the topic after the mobility:
The Greek team worked on articles 32 and 35:
Article 32: "States Parties recognize the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child's education, or to be harmful to the child's health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development."(https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx)
Article 35: "States Parties shall take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent the abduction of, the sale of or traffic in children for any purpose or in any form." (https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx)
The Romanian students worked on articles 14, 16 and 31:
Article 14: "States Parties shall respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion."(https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx)
Article 16: "No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation."(https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx)
Article 31: "States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts."(https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx)
A general introduction of the Convention on the Rights of the Child was prepared and presented by one of the Romanian students.
Video with the presentations prepared by the students on the articles from the Convention on the Rights of the Child:
The last day of C4 made the students work in trans-national teams, on the topic of the children`s rights. The starting point was Patrick Bruel`s song, Maux d`enfants. After a dynamic and inspiring discussion on the message of the song, every team was assigned a specific task: 4 teams had to create a role-play telling the story of the characters and 2 teams had to create posters, one of them illustrating the message of the song and the other a list of rules against cyberbullying. All the teams were extremely creative and here is the result of their work:
C4 was concluded with a show with artistic moments prepared by the project students. Singers, actors, dancers, magicians, piano players, all the Erasmus+ students were so talented and willing to share their artistic skills with their partners.
Our week in Romania, seen through the eyes of the French team:
The Spanish students reflected on their great experience in Romania on the way back home:
The best moments of C4:
THANK YOU ALL FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!