FORCE MAJEURE MOBILITY: Due to the pandemic COVID-19 situation, we couldn't arrange for our short-term mobility exchange of group of pupils to be held in Cyprus, but instead, we managed to have it virtually for seven consecutive days, from the 6th until the 12th of October 2021.
During this virtual mobility students had the chance to exchange information about the two topics: Traditional Fairytales and Traditional Music. Also the host country presented lots of places which reflect their history, traditions and customs.
The virtual meeting was held on ZOOM platform, which is used for online meetings, by Terra Santa College - Cyprus.
Cyprus Virtual Mobility Programme.docx
1st day - 6 October 2021
On the first day, after the welcoming, students watched a video of Cyprus and the host school. Later they had the chance to participate in a live walking tour at Terra Santa College and enjoy our school choir singing traditional Cypriot songs accompanied by our student's dancing. their next Activity was traditional rhyme composition called “tsatista”. The day finished with Lithuania's presentation on Traditional music and a discussion.
Cyprus One Island, Countless Experiences (1’)
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=612267362294914 Terra Santa College (3:33)
Nicosia today (10:57)
Explore Nicosia, Cyprus (4:43)
Nicosia Cyprus Hyperlapse (1:47)
Nicosia municipality - Nicosia your gateway to the future (3:33)
2nd day - 7 October 2021
On the second day, students watched Greece , Romania and Cyprus' presentation on Traditional music and then they had the chance to discuss. The interaction continued with the first Online interactive workshop where they had to do the following using padlet:
α) mention differences and similarities between their traditional music.
b) Share music preferences.
c) present 2 traditional or modern or children’s songs that have been translated into various languages.
The day ended with videos presenting the traditional village Lefkara.
LEFKARA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQxkZ524BmI (3:36)
Lefkaritika: https://youtu.be/fH2TcmRzum0 (10:31)
3rd day - 8 October 2021
On the third day, after the welcoming, students had a tour along the Green Line and learn important historical information about Turkish Invasion of 1974 and the illegal Turkish Republic in Northern part of Cyprus which is one of the most remarkable points in our history. After that, our students recite traditional poetry. They were giving background information at the same time. After a short break participants watched a video including significant monuments in Cyprus. Various videos and presentation by Cypriots students, for traditional Cypriot food - drink added a delicious taste to our experience. The students held a discussion for their traditional products learning more things for every country. The last part of the day was an online interactive art workshop in which students of all countries, following the instructions of Mrs. Chrysanthou (Art Teacher-Cyprus) managed to create small cross-shaped clay statues (historical statues in Cyprus).
Walk along the Green Line https://youtu.be/Qb0EHAokzj4 (20:33)
Sightseeing in Cyprus: (2:03) https://youtu.be/yoPjN98DQiA
Cypriot Products: (1:46) https://youtu.be/QpNWKeih0TA
4th day - 11 October 2021
On the fourth day, after the welcoming, students watched Lithuania, Greece , Romania and Cyprus' presentation on Traditional Fairytales and then they had the chance to discuss. The day continued with reference to Medieval Cypriot Fairytales and Cypriot dialect: “Spanos and the 40 dragons” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EigGzm5kEoY . The interaction continued with the first Online interactive workshop where they had to do the following using padlet:
α) mention differences and similarities between their traditional fairytales.
b) Share fairytale preferences.
c) present 2 traditional fairytales that have been translated into various languages.
5th day - 12 October 2021
On the last day, our school choir sang traditional song and then our students presented different places in Cyprus using videos. Then, all the participants shared thoughts/comments and emotions. The mobility came to an end with a Speech by Terra Santa College principal Father Zacheusz M. Dulniok and a Speech by High School principal, Mr. Aristotelous Evagoras. The mobility ended with the hope to meet each other under better circumstances.
ΚΥΚΚΟS: https://youtu.be/DAfZ5zloQAM (9:27)
Cypriot Villages:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl2fZ9ypbRY (11:41)
LIMASSOL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAO2ELXYxiw (5:51)
LARNACA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1i0BJLv0Zw (5:33)
AYIA NAPA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtEvPDb7f4U (3:05)