PRIMARY SCHOOL „DESPOT STEFAN VISOKI”, HOST OF THE MOBILITY OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FROM SPAIN, ITALY, POLAND, SOVAKA AND TURKEY
Within the framework of the ERASMUS+ program and under the project CATCH – Climate and Threats on Cultural Heritage, reference number 2020-1-ES01-KA229-082560, Elementary School 'Despot Stefan Visoki’ from Despotovac hosted student mobility and teachers from Spain, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Turkey, from 05.03. until 10.03.2023. including travel days.
The program of activities during the stay of visiting students and teachers has been carefully prepared.
Sunday, 05.03.2023. – transport of guests from Poland, Turkey, Italy and Spain was organized from the Nikola Tesla airport, Belgrade, to Despotovac, guests from Slovakia came with their own transport. They were all accommodated in the TLS hotel, where they spent only one night, the next day they changed accommodation and went to Jagodina, because they were not satisfied with the accommodation in TLS.
Monday, 06.03.2023. – a festive reception was organized in our school, the guests were welcomed with bread and salt served by our 2 students in national costumes. We took the guests to the Teacher’s room where they were addressed by the school Headmistress, Ms. Silvana Dragutinović and the school project coordinator, Ms. Ksenija Laišić-Miletić. After the address, a presentation of our Serbia, Despotovac and our school was shown. The presenters were our students Nemanja Stevanović – in English and Ana Radivojević – in Serbian. After the ceremonial part, the guests were taken on a tour to our school, and then the students went to the classroom for foreign languages with our colleague Maja Medić, where they played ice breaker games in which they got to know each other. After the games, they were served salty snacks and sweets prepared by the mothers of our students. During that time, the visiting teachers were at a reception in the school principal’s office where the guests presented gifts to the hosts. After this, the guests were divided into 2 groups, one group, accompanied by the host, visited the computer science class of teacher Zoran Nikolić, and the other group went to our sports hall where they played eco games and volleyball organized by our teachers Vesna Aleksić and Jovica Ristić in cooperation with the visiting Physical Education teacher from Poland, Mr. Tomek Mentel. Afterwards, the groups changed. It was a lot of fun, the children were very active.
After lunch, the first recycling workshop was organized at the school, the visiting students were divided into 2 classrooms where they made various figures from plastic bottles, and made various shapes from corks by gluing. Everyone was visibly satisfied because they had made something new that could be used again.
In the evening, a performance was organized for the guests in the school hall, the anthems of all 6 countries participating in the project were sung, Vuk Karadžić’s work was presented in the performance, the Little Folklorists of KUD 'Resava’ from Stenjevac performed 2 choreographies of dances from Šumadija and Wallachian dances and at the end our students sang the anthem of the project „Another trip round the world”. Everything was accompanied by thunderous applause.
Tuesday, 07.03.2023. – we took the guests to Belgrade on a tour of the St. Sava Temple, the Nikola Tesla Museum and Kalemegdan, in order to get to know our cultural and historical heritage. We were accompanied by a guide in English
Wednesday 08.03.2023. – a trip to the Manasija monastery, the Resava cave and the Veliki Buk waterfall in Lisine was organized. After lunch, we returned to the school, where we planted the Pančić spruce project tree in the schoolyard, which we received from the Despotovac Ecological Association. This was followed by another workshop in which visiting students and teachers painted old objects using the decoupage technique. The workshop was led by teachers Vesna Aleksić and Nevena Nikodijević Tomić with the help of the host teachers. There was no end to their joy, the satisfaction was mutual. After this workshop, we went to the Teacher’s room where students from each country presented the project topic „Area and region of cultural heritage and the effects of climate change on them”.
Thursday, 09.03.2023. – we took our guests on a tour of the factory for pre-recycling of plastic, cans and cardboard „Eko Sistem” in Jagodina, where the hosts there told us and showed us how this pre-recycling is done. After Jagodina, we went to Svilajnac and visited the Natural History Center. With an English-speaking guide, we toured the museum, watched a movie, and had a workshop where local and visiting students showed a drawing of one landmark from their place and explained the impact of climate change on it.
After returning from Svilajnec, we went to the school for the certificate awarding ceremony. The guests were addressed by the coordinator of the school, the school Headmistress and the mayor of the municipality of Despotovac, Mr. Nikola Nikolić, who along with certificates presented the guests with appropriate gifts to remember their stay in Despotovac. After the ceremony, we all went to a festive dinner at the hotel, where we spent an unforgettable evening with our dear guests with cake, drinks, a special concert by the local duo Dulet Resavac and Acika Stojiks, and music that children love the most.
We parted with the greeting „See you in Spain”.
PICTURES FROM THE FIRST DAY OF MOBILITY IN SERBIA
SECOND DAY OF THE MOBILITY IN SERBIA
THIRD DAY OF THE MOBILITY IN SERBIA
FOURTH DAY OF THE MOBILITY IN SERBIA
VIDEO LINK CATCH IN DESPOTOVAC – 1st DAY
CATCH IN DESPOTOVAC – 2nd DAY
CATCH IN DESPOTOVAC – 3rd DAY
CATCH IN DESPOTOVAC – 4th DAY