We start Move2Learn mobility unroll in April 2018, with a very beautifull festivity at the school Szkoła Podstawowa w Zaborze :
=> WELCOME FESTIVITY: At the solemn appeal on Friday 6 April 2018, among the guests, we noted the participation of Zabor Mayor Robert Sidoruk, the Ambassador of the eTwinning Program in the Lubuskie Voivodeship, Mrs. Dagmara Szczecińską, Mrs. Danuta Głuszak, the priest Stanisław Stefańczyk, the head of Przytok Forest District Mr. Łukasz Bednarczyk, a friend of School Jerzy Janus, director of Psychological and Pedagogical Clinic in Sulechów Anna Łagoda, Lech Merda, President of the Zabór Communal Council, and Sotłys Eugeniusz Martyniuk .
Speeches in Polish and English were presented by students Patrycja Mielniczek and Filip Wielkoszyński. The opening was made by the Polish School Director, Beata Łokciewicz. The Polish project coordinators, Agata Waltrowska and Małgorzata Pieniążek, made short presentations of the Forest Breathes, Nature Speaks project of the partner countries of the participating schools of the region where they live. At this festivity, we could see how beautiful the area and municipality of Zabór are with its forests, waters and vineyards. In the artistic segment of the event, pupils of the Polish school have delighted us with the beautiful dance "Krakowiak", the group "Two Plus One" sang the song "Come to color our world", we delighted with a hazlious play where the important character was Dracula, and the school choir sang in 5 languages "Frère Jacques".
After the completion of the Polish artistic part, the notable intervention of the Romanian team followed. Each of the team members presented himself and briefly told himself about himself. After that, the Romanian teachers briefly pointed out common events of the Romanian-Polish history. They emphasized that our school's patron, Miron Costin, lived in Poland for many years, the distinguished scholar being noble Polish.
They mentioned the Polish king Ioan Sobieski, who, when he invaded Moldova, turned to Târgu Neamţ and, on this occasion, took over the fortress. The Moldovan garrison in the city refused to surrender. Here there were also residents from Cotnari, Roman and Târgu Neamţ. Because the guardians bravely defended, Ioan Sobieski left the Moldovan commanders to leave where they wanted and to release those in the city.
The Romanian teachers talked about the Polish community in Suceava County and the community in Cacica, where families of Poles were brought to work in the salt mine. They mentioned that in Suceava there is the Union of Poles from Romania, the organization that includes Local Association of Poles from all over Romania (most of them in Suceava county), the association that advocates preserving traditions, language and Polish identity.
Over the course of history there have been several emigration of Poles in Romania, with the largest wave of Polish emigration being during the Second World War occupying Poland. The Romanian teachers have also completed the fact that the Romanian-Polish alliances have been accomplished many times through marriages that have cemented the good coexistence between the Romanians and the Poles.
The Polish partners had the opportunity to listen to Romanian songs. Accompanied by the ukulele we sang Andri Popa together. We exchanged symbolic gifts, planted a tree full of flowers, and finally we took a picture.
Pictures taken during workshops in Zabor are here.