6th wonder ejournal ok
THE SIXTH WONDER
The Seven Countries in
our project announce the
winners of the
Sixth Wonder of our Re-
gion, The Most Important
In This Issue
Read about what the
teachers did when
they visited Turkey.
Read about how the
seven countries went
about finding the
most important per-
son of their region.
Most important person Each of the seven schools in our project have been busy visiting places, re-
searching and making posters, paintings and crafts about the most important per-
son of their region.
Don’t forget to check out our Twinspace webpage to see all the current videos
and news about the work everyone has been doing.
Turkey - The Sixth Mobility From 21st to 26th March , teachers from 5 countries visited the Emek
Primary School within the framework of the Comenius - eTwinning project
– “The seven wonders of our region.” During this time teachers from
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, Cyprus and Poland took part in the
varied educational program..
The Seven Wonders of our Region Year 2 Volume 6 May 2015
Slovakia Slovakia has got the most important person of our region
Peter Trník Actor of the Slovak National Theatre Teacher of the dramatics
After finishing the study at the Academy of Performing Arts ,
he became a member of the Theatre of Jonáš Záborský in
Prešov in 1992 and it was his first profession during study-
ing. thanks to his talent, he got into the Slovak elite of actors
in the Slovak National Theatre where he has worked up to
The Winner Peter Trník
However, he continues in cooperation with
another Slovak theatres - The Theatre of
J. Palárik in Trnava, The Theatre of J.G.
Tajovksý in Zvolen, The Theatre of Andrej
Bagar in Nitra or in Bratislava. He has
played in a successful Slovak hip-hop mu-
sical called The Story of Street. Since
2008 he works as a teacher in the area of
acting creation at the Academy of Art in
Banská Bystrica. He has been awarded by
the Award of Ján Chaladaj from the Inter-
national Festival of Theatres in Wroclaw.
The Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava
TIV V SIVICÍCH –ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA Nejvýznamnější osobnost našeho kraje
Náš kraj je známý mnoha významnými
osobnostmi. Děti si nejprve vybraly deset
oblíbenýných a známých obností.
Zpracovaly informace a vypracovaly
projekty. Také jsme uspořádaly výstavu a
besedu. Nakonec děti hodnotily a vybraly
známého spisovatele Karla Čapka. Na
druhém místě skončil náš oblíbený první
prezident Tomáš G.Masaryk.
Czech Republic The sixth wonder in Sivice -Czech Republic The most important person of the region Our region is famous for many important personalities. Children
initially selected ten popular and well-known personalities. Process
information and develop projects. We also organize exhibitions and
meetings. Finally, the children evaluated and selected the famous
writer Karel Capek. The second place was our favorite first president
The winner: Karel Čapek – famous Czech writer
The Winner Karel Čapek
Greece Most important person
Pupils, teachers and parents went to the theatre to see
a play about his life. We watched a video with an inter-
view he gave, painted his portrait and the images of his
songs, made lots of different kites and posters about
his life and work, sang some of his songs and finally
wrote him a letter .
The Winner Mikis theodorakis
Mikis Theodorakis is the most important person in our region He was born on 29 July 1925 and lived in Nea Smyrni for several years. He is a Greek songwriter of over 1000 songs and a composer. He is viewed as Greece's best-known living composer. He studied music in Greece and in Paris. He has written symphonic music, operas, oratorios and music for the cinema
His most significant and influential works are based on Greek and world poetry. The “Kites” are a very famous piece of music he has written. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSujHbm-rG8 Politically, he identified with the left and was jailed and exiled several times, during World War II, the Civil War and the Dictatorship. He was elected to the Parliament twice and also became a minister. Today he lives in retirement, reading, writing, publishing arrangements of his scores and texts about culture and politics.
The project announcement board
Turkey ALİ BABACAN, Deputy Prime Minister
Our students wanted to collect some information about
important vocations and they did brainstorming activities
and they showed their output on the board.
Students watched a cartoon about an important person who was born
in our town: Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Hazretleri. He was a wise man with
great Islam religion information and Muslim sacred book. We have no
photo about him as he lived between 1541 and 1628 years.
And we have visited a Religious school which is named after him.
The Winner ALİ BABACAN
searched information about
Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime
Minister (Minister of
formerly) who was born in
our town and educated in
Ankara. Students watched
videos about him. The
headmaster of our school
contacted some authorities
to have a short visit to his
Office and we may visit him
soon in his Office.
You can have some info about him on
ODKRYWANIE VI CUDU REGIONU
We started the work on the next wonder at the
teachers’ meeting. We decided on the next steps and
assigned the tasks.
We started the work, following our plan. Class IIB visited the
Brama Chełmińska Muzeum to see the exhibition and to meet a
professional photographer, Andrzej Iwanowski. He comes from
Brodnica and he presents the beauty of our area and its nature in
Next, classes II b, Ic and Ib worked on the subject „Famous per-
son”. They created posters and other materials and prepared a
list of nominees to this title in our region.
The Winner Piotr Grążawski
Famous people from Brodnica
We also created a board, showing the stu-
dents’ and teachers’ work, at our school.
The above mentioned classes also took part in a meeting
with sailors, who worked on a ship called Brodnica. The
sailors talked about their work on the ship and how they
could popularize our region all around the world. Children
also interviewed these interesting people. The meeting
was organized by the project coordinator and the Town
An article about this event was prepared for the local
newspaper and the local information websites.
Next, the students took part in another meeting, this
time with Mr Piotr Grążawski, who is the author of
many legends about Brodnica and our region. He gave
an interesting talk about his work. The meeting was or-
ganized at our school.
After all these experiences, the students voted on-line
and chose the most interesting person of the region.
The winner was Piotr Grążawski.
After all these experiences, the stu-
dents voted on-line and chose the
most interesting person of the region.
The winner was Piotr Grążawski.
Selecting the most important person of our region was also a difficult task as the candidates were plenty. Stu-dents from the classes 6A and 6B made a research on their own to find out important persons and they prepared posters in order to demonstrate their work. The pop singer Anna Vissi, the singer Loucas Yiorkas, the teacher and founder of the local library Yiangos Konstantinides and the local poet Andreas Mappouras were among the candidates. Students after voting chose the local poet An-dreas Mappouras as the most important person. They were thrilled by his life as he was a very poor man with many children and his only occupation was to go to festi-vals and local feasts in order to sell his poems.
The Winner Andreas Mappouras
Born in Aradippou in 1918. He arrived until the fifth grade and thrown into the struggle for survival and doing various jobs such as shepherd, builder, laborer in the quarries and marmaradika of Aradippou. His poems were inspired by severe human accidents that was reading in newspapers but he also wrote love poems and some di-dactic ones giving advices to younger peo-ple, to parents and to all the world. The po-ems commenting reality and current events [murders, accidents, holy miracles, erotic stories about life and death of Makarios, reli-gious or political issues, for the match and the heroes of EOKA, the refugees, the anti-occupation struggle ], and international events [the first astronaut, the murder of P. Kennedy] There is a record of 124 poems from 1848 to 1982, while many anecdotal come to light archival studies.
He took part in many festivals of the Flood in Larnaca and elsewhere and was awarded repeatedly. He holds the record of most par-ticipations in all kinds of festival competi-tions
Andreas Mappouras was honored in 1983 by the Municipality of Larnaca. Also honored by the birthplace of Aradippou, political party AKEL and various Cypriot cultural institutions. He died on March 17, 1997, leaving behind valuable work, part of which remains unpublished. We invited his son and daugh-ter to visit the school and stu-dents showed a powerpoint presentation about his life. His son is a local singer of folk mu-sic and he sang some of his poems. The whole ceremony was very touching and senti-mental for all as we all remem-bered the poet and his work. A video about Cyprus 6
th wonder you can find at
The winner Sir Alex Ferguson
Turkey — the 6th mobility
We, as Emek Primary School, are very glad to our
partners at our town between 21st and 26th March. We
hope all friend have left Turkey with good memories
because they have left their marks at every corner of our
school with their participation, energy, smiling faces,
communication with the whole school and very precious
gifts for all of us.
All the students have good memories about your
participation at our meeting. They have tried to know you
and your culture and I am sure you have broadened their
horizons and contributed to them in some ways.
Ankara and Cappodocia visits were fascinating and very
enjoyable with you and we really would like to host you
again whenever you want for other culture visits aroud our
We watched the sunset together in Salt Lake and we
warmed each other with our nice chat and hot Turkish tea.
At our school, the demonstrations of our partners were
great: they painted flags, showed their traditional folk
dance, made a quiz show, made a paper flower and so
on. The traditional Turkish art EBRU and traditional game
MANGALA were much better with our partners.
Last project meeting
5 DIMOTIKO SCHOLEIO NEAS SMYRNIS,