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  • PRESENTATION OF OUR

    SCHOOLS,

    COMMUNITIES,

    COUNTRIES

    Acest proiect a fost realizat cu spijinul financiar acordat de catre Comisia Europeana.

    Acest material reflecta doar opiniile autorilor si Comisia Europeana nu este responsabila pentru informatia pe care o contine.

    This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. Presentation of Romania

    ► The secondary school: Grup Scolar Industrial Cavnic …………. page 4

    ► The town: Cavnic ……………………………………….…………. page 9

    ► The country ………………………………………………………… page 13

    2. Presentation of Turkey

    ► The secondary school: Suleyman Nazif Anadolu Lisesi …………. page 19

    ► The town: Avcilar ………………………………………………….. page 22

    ► The country ………………………………………………………… page 24

    3. Presentation of France

    ► The secondary school: Lycée “Les Haberges” …………………… page 31

    ► The town: Vesoul …………………………………………………… page 35

    ► The country …………………………………………………………. page 38

    4. Presentation of Lithuania

    ► The secondary school: Kauno Šančių Vidurinė Mokykla ………. page 42

    ► The town: Kaunas …………………………………………………. page 47

    ► The country ………………………………………………………… page 55

    5. Presentation of Latvia

    ► The high school: Ludzas Pilsetas Gimnazija …………………….. page 61

    ► The town: Ludza …………………………………………………… page 64

    ► The country ………………………………………………………… page 69

    6. Presentation of Poland

    ► The secondary school: Zespół Szkół Energetycznych …………… page 75

    ► The town: Lublin ……………………………………………………page 79

    ► The country ………………………………………………………… page 83

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    Grup Scolar Industrial Cavnic was founded in 1961 and in 1966 it moved to a new building,

    with 18 classrooms – the building it has at present.

    Our high school in winter and in spring

    The profiles offered by the school have been different along the years: mining, engineering,

    humanistic, natural sciences, and now tourism and the protection of the environment and

    mechanics. There are 11 classes, with 243 students in our school: 9 th

    grade – 2 classes; 10 th

    grade – 3 classes; 11 th

    grade – 2 classes; 12 th

    grade – 3 classes; 13 th

    grade – 1 class.

    The 18 classrooms are all laboratories for different school subjects: Romanian Literature,

    Maths, English, Folklore, Religion, Geography, Physics, Tourism, IT etc.

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    The Folklore lab with desks made of tree trunks, costumes and other objects which are

    traditional for our region

    Maths (Astronomy) lab Religion lab

    Biology lab IT lab

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    The high school has 22 teachers: 3 beginners, 4 teachers with the compulsory degree, 5 with

    second degree and 10 with the first degree.

    Important events celebrated in the high school:

    • Eminescu‟s day – an important Romanian poet, representative of Romantism,

    considered a genius – in January with different competitions organized by the teachers of

    Romanian literature

    • Valentine‟s day in February, organized by the teacher of English

    • Mother‟s Day on 8 th

    March – the literary circle “Cristal” usually prepares songs for

    this event

    • The Feast of our high school is celebrated every year in May, when we have as guests

    middle school students who want to continue their education in our school. Also, we have

    different sessions of presentations and artistic and sports activities.

    • The prom of the graduates, in May, with Miss and Mister graduate contest – the prom

    is organized by the 11 th

    grades and the competitors are the students of the 12 th

    grades

    • Halloween at the end of October – competitions of pumpkins and scary stories

    • Juniors‟ prom, in October, organized for the new-comers – it is like a ritual of

    initiation of the 9 th

    grade students and it is organized by the students of the 10 th

    grades

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    There are many educational activities our school organizes for students.

    • We have a Literary circle (coordinator Manuela Lacner) called “Cristal” for the music-gifted

    students. They usually organized small concerts for the special events celebrated by the school.

    • The school magazine “Mofturi?!” (coordinated by Crina Borcut) which publishes once a

    year. The students write the articles, interview other students, teachers or important

    personalities of the community. In 2006 the magazine won 1 st prize in the competition of

    school magazines.

    • The contest of the “gulyas” (traditional food from Cavnic): every year, in September, the

    school organizes a trip on a hill near the town and each grade prepares this food and then the

    teachers taste it and give prizes to the most delicious.

    Students going up the hill The “gulyas”

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    • Before Christmas, the teachers of our school receive carol singers – the students of the

    school. There are many students involved in playing in the religious theatre “Irod”.

    “Irod”

    Carol singers

    • “Rainbow Euro-Club” (coordinated by Claudia

    Stoica) which tries to get involved in different projects.

    In 2007, the club won a project through the programme

    Youth for Europe with partners from Turkey, Poland

    and France and in May, 8 members of the club went to

    Poland for 7 days for the meeting with the other clubs

    and participated together to different workshops.

    The students involved in the Comenius project

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    Cavnic is a small town of about 5000 inhabitants and it is situated in the north of the country,

    in the region of Maramures.

    • HISTORY OF CAVNIC

    Cavnic was first recorded in documents in 1336, as Capnic. It was named after the river, which

    got its name from a Slavic word, kopaonik, which refers to digging. Mining activity in the area

    dates back to the Roman age.

    The town was destroyed by the Ottomans in 1460 and by the Tatars in 1717. In 1717, Cavnic

    was attacked by a horde of Tartars but the courageous inhabitants of the town succeeded to

    defeat the invaders. A monument of stone, 7,2m high, was built in the memory of this event – it

    is called the Tartars‟ Pillar and there is an inscription in Latin on it saying: “Anno 1717 usque

    hic fuerunt tartari” (“That is how far the Tartars got in 1717.”)

    In the 1910 Census of the Kingdom of Hungary, Kapnikbánya (as it was then called) was in

    Szatmár county, Nagybánya district. It then had a population of 3517, out of which 1864 were

    Hungarians, 49 were Germans and 1604 were Romanians. 1497 identified as Catholic, 1890 as

    Greek Catholic, and 89 as Jewish.

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    • INDUSTRY OF THE TOWN

    The opening of the mines in Cavnic is supposed to date since the 15 th

    century, but the mining

    activity could be older. In Voievod coast gallery, 136m away from the entrance of the gallery

    an inscription was found: “Here was killed Iacob Huber”, and it is dated 1511. It was probably

    a mining accident. Between 1560-1580, the mines from Cavnic were rented and this made the

    life of the miners even harder. Between the 17 th

    and the first half of the 18 th

    century the mining

    from Transylvania recorded a huge improvement, reestablishing the economical status of this

    province.

    At the beginning of the 18 th

    century the mining activity of the region had another period of

    economic decline, phenomenon amplified by the plague of the year 1710 and the invasion of

    the tartars in the year 1717.

    The hal