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Ofsted Report, December 2015

School Specialisms

Comenius trip to Czech Republic

As a part of the International Comenius project La Piazza, some students from Year 9 travelled to Prerov, in Czech Republic. There, they met students from six other countries of Europe such as France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and Turkey.

The first day of the visit, the host school gave us a really warm welcome with a traditional Czech breakfast and representations of Czech traditions, like typical chorus in Czech with its national costume. In the afternoon, the students visited the Comenius museum in the city of Prerov, where they could see how John Amos Comenius (an innovator educator whose name is used to name the European educational projects) used to teach during 15th century. Before ending the day, they saw the main monuments of Prerov and had the opportunity to buy typical souvenirs.

The second day, students shared some classes and activities with the students from others countries. After a traditional Czech lunch, the whole group went to visit the main city of the region, Olomouc, just 30 minutes away from Prerov. There, they had a guide tour explaining the most important places and characteristic of this astonish city. It was a really beautiful city with a huge History behind.

The next day, students had some lessons specially prepared for them at the Czech school. At midday, they went to a Jazz concert in the Town Hall of the city. It was an amazing performance in a really nice hall. After lunch, they visited an ornithology station with the expert explications of its director.  Then, they have some free time before having a traditional Check dinner. It was really hard to say goodbye to the teachers and students the last day.

This trip to Czech Republic was an exceptional experience for the students.  They could visit another country, to participate in some of main traditions by local people, make new friends from other countries, improve their second language (such a Spanish or French) and take part in many educational activities programmed inside of the Comenius project. Definitely, the Comenius project La Piazza is a huge privilege for students from Sir John Cass School.