Hello everybody!

Here is the blog of our comenius project 2010-2012 "Our Planet in Our Hands". We are five schools from France, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Turkey.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Christmas is coming soon! And so are all our Christmas cards made of recycled material!!!

Our pupils were really happy to do this task, and were all quite creative. It shows how, with only bits and pieces of what would otherwise be thrown to the bin, with some imagination, it's possible to make wonderful postcards which are original and quite free! It just takes some time, involving you in a pleasant activity, especially with that snowy weather we have right now!

I will soon add pictures of our postcards (once you have received them!), as well as the exhibition we made at school with all the postcards that we kept here with us!

About visiting France



It was the day I flew for the first time. I had a strange feeling.
I arrived! This is France! Is the first country I’m visiting. I do not believe it and yet it is real! I'll stay for a week to a family in the town of Troyes, to exchange experience. The family welcomed me warmly from the first moment.


After a long sleep, I woke up. I had breakfast and I went to school. The English teacher with four girls showed us the school. Some journalists have come to do an article about this project. We sang a song for they.


At college I wrote an article about how it seems to us France, the city of Troyes ,the school and the host family. I'm not complaining, the conditions are good, especially food.


Early in the morning, we went on a trip in the woods. The cold did not prevent anyone to quit. The Troyes’s forest is the beautiful. The guide explained us that depending on the position they have, the trees are used for furniture (if they are straight) and for paper (if they have bumps). We also saw the three reservoirs of the Seine and a National Park.
I had dinner and…good night!


The best day. We went to Paris, the city of lights and love. It is a beautiful town. We visited Eiffel Tower, a Science Museum, Notre Dame cathedral and the Luvru Museum.
A very nice experience and, at the same time, very tiring. In the night, I slept like a baby.


Our last day in Troyes. We visited The City Hall and a primary school. I played at school handball, volleyball and table tennis. A sad day. I take my farewell from the host family


I’m here! The arrival in Romania. I am very happy. I saw my family. I am very tired. Good night!

Thank you French friends!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Visit to France by Mathilde

Comenius Project:Visit to France

Monday, 22 november 2010:

 Arrival of the partners! (Romania, Turkey, Poland, Latvia)

We sang a song invented by Mrs KREILOS, one of both music professors of our school. The partners also sang. Later, Maxime took his accordion and played " Dans le port d’ Amsterdam " and we made "hou-". Before they arrived, with Mrs Bienvenu, we had prepared room 5. Marie Margaux made beautiful decorations, in particular a picture (board) representing a bird. In the afternoon, I was not there. We ate all together at the canteen.

Tuesday, 23 november 2010:

We went to Troyes to show the city to partners. We left school on foot, and we walked  through factories. Later, adults presented the architecture of Troyes. Then we went to a church. Then we visited the other buildings or the monuments. In the end, we (only French) went to one or two stores to buy candies and cakes. We gave it to the partners! In the evening we returned by bus.

Wednesday, 24 november 2010:

We had no school. The partners went to the lake or the forest, I don't know.

Thursday, 25 november 2010:

We went to Paris!!! We left at 8:00 am. At about 11:00 am, we arrived at the Jardin des plantes. We ate at 11:30 am. At 12:20 am, the partners had a visit in English of the natural history museum. At 12:40 am, it was our visit in French. It was impressive. We saw skeletons of whales, stuffed animals... We also learnt many things! In the afternoon, we walked to the Institute of the Arab World ( IMA). We went to the ninth floor! We had a beautiful view of Paris. We saw even the Eiffel Tower. Then, we went to Notre-Dame. We entered inside, it was beautiful and big. We went tosome famous places of Paris, to the Louvre... But the sky was not very beautiful and was very polluted. In the evening, we saw the Eiffel Tower! We even drove along the Champs Elysées by bus.
We returned to Saint Savine at 10:15 pm.

Friday, 26 november 2010:

The last day! In the morning, we visited a primary school. Then we went to the city hall. We visited... The mayor delivered a speech, and Mrs Bienvenu translated. Later, we went to the " Wedding room " where we sang again. Then we had a small apéritif. In the afternoon, they had sport but I did not go.

Very beautiful week!

Mathilde D. 4°3
Visit of the partners in France

Sunday, 5 December 2010

A song: I protect my planet!

The song by French, Polish, Turkish, Romanian and Latvian partners.

This song was created by our music teacher, Mrs Béatrice Kreilos. We sang it together to celebrate our partners visit, on Monday, November 22nd! It was a very nice moment!

Visit to France: we were on local TV!

Here is the presentation of the Polish School: some of you watched it in France on Monday, November 22nd.
Have a look!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Our Trip to France, TURKEY

We came to France on Sunday morning.We went to motel.Motel is beautiful. On Monday we went to French students' school. We met to French children. We think that French students are helpful, friendly, kind and talkative, But we speak different languages .We can't speak easily.We are trying to speak English.Their school is very beautiful and they have got a big garden.Lessons are difficult .We took photos with friends.Girls are pretty and optimistic.School's lunch is very good . France is too cold.France is colder than Turkey! We will swim in the swimming pool this evening.We are happy because we are going to go to Eiffel Tower on Thursday.We want to stay in France. We love our new friends.

By Berrin Berber, Suleyman Buyukozer, Tugce Cagiran

Saturday, 6 November 2010

We have a logo !

The logo has been chosen!

Votes took place this week in our 5 countries. Pupils, parents, teachers, school staff voted for their favourite logo.

Congratulations to Romania whose logo is now OUR logo!
Thanks to everybody for the great work, thanks to people who voted.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Election of the logo: final step!

As you can see on the blog, all logos are now created. There are five logos, but by the end of next week, there must be only one left! Next week, everybody will vote for their favourite logo and elect the project logo.
I really want to thank all the pupils and teachers involved for the great quality of the logos. They are all very different and very nice!


1) The chosen logos are:

2) We have to put letters on the logo, so that the whole school community can vote, choosing only ONE logo.The letters will be  

A for Poland
B for Romania
C for France
D for Turkey
E for Latvia

3) Pupils, pupils' parents, teachers, heads, secretaries, cooks.... the whole school community involved can vote.
4) A maximum of people must vote in each school, not only teachers or pupils involved in Comenius.
5) When we check the vote, each school will have a ranking of the different logos. You will send me the whole ranking, telling who arrived first, second, third, fourth and fifth.
6) According to the rank, the logos will have points. 5 points for the first, 4 for the 2nd, 3 for the 3rd, 2 for the 4th and 1 for the fifth.
7) The logo with the greates number of points will be elected. In that way, even if every school votes first for their logo, their will be a winner anyway!

DEADLINE FOR EVERYBODY:   Friday 5th November.

See you next week for the final results! You will then find the project logo in the blog header!


Logo from Latvia

This is the logo from Latvia!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Our logo, TURKEY

This logo was created and chosen by our students. Hope you like it :))

Monday, 11 October 2010

Polish Partners

Here's a picture of our partners'school in Poland!

Zespół Szkół z Oddziałami Integracyjnymi im. Janusza Korczaka w Smólniku - Gimnazjum (A Complex of Schools with Integrated Classes named after Janusz Korczak in Smólnik - Junior High School)

You can also visit the school site!

Romanian logos

Here are the logos from Romania!




And finally the one that was chosen in Romania as the finalist:

Polish Logo

This is the Polish logo!

Friday, 8 October 2010

French logo and mascotte

Several pupils created logos and mascots for the Comenius project:

The winners are:

331 pupils voted this week: pupils, teachers and other school staff. The mascot was chosen by 45% of the people who took part to the vote. The logo was chosen by 47 % of the people who took part to the vote. Thanks a lot to all the pupils involved in that first activity. Now, we are waiting for our partners' logos, in order to finally elect the logo of our project!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

School with classes I-VIII I-VIII UNIREA, structure VALEA CÂNEPII


The school is situated in the countryside, 25 km from the city of Braila, in southeastern Romania.Valea Canepii City is a deprived area, only about 10% of parents are employed. There are 144 students enrolled, 36% of them are Roma, over 6% have special educational needs. Students come mainly from families with large financial problems, the only source of maintenance grants and aid are offered by the Romanian state. Therefore, particularly in the autumn, students, in particular Roma, go to work in agriculture to provide daily life.

Therefore, the school has an important role in the community. Teachers in recent years are concerned with access to support student projects.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Mustafa Eravutmuş Primary School,TURKEY

Our school, Mustafa Eravutmuş Primary School is in Küçükçekmece, Istanbul. Istanbul is a big city and it’s in the north-west of Turkey. But our school isn’t in the city center.
Anyway you can reach all touristic places by a bus easily. There are lots of touristic places such as mosques,churches,palaces,etc.in Istanbul

In our school there are 1700 students, aged 6-15. Also in order to develop the students’ abilities there are some activities such as folk dancing,scouting,school teams,music chorus and competitions. There is a swimming pool, lake and a big shopping centre nearby the school.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Latvia, Sērmūkši Primary School

Our school in winter, 2010

Our folk dance group in students' song and dance festival 11th of July, 2010, Riga, Latvia

Skatīt lielāku karti

The French partner


We are a French school located in the glamourous area of Champagne!

Agrandir le plan

Our school, Collège Paul Langevin, is in Sainte-Savine, a small town next to Troyes. There are about 600 pupils in our school, aged 11 to 15.
Troyes is quite an old city, with a lovely town center. There are lots of churches and cathedrals in Troyes. There's also a lake nearby. If we take the train, we can reach the French capital, Paris, in 1h30!

We are really looking forward to meeting you all in November!

A view of our school

Rue Emile Zola, main street in Troyes

The Lake