We are international group of teachers from Sweden, Spain and Croatia, and we are in Prague in January 23 – 29 on a course “Project Management – How to Make Your School International”. One way of getting ideas of making your school international is by visiting international schools. We were lucky that in Prague we have great hosts – it is Stredni škola Nahorni, or High Vocational Art School.
Those students who have books which they don ´t need any more. Or they have books which they would like to exchange for something different, could bring these books to our book market. We have organised a book market which started to take place on 19. December 2016 and will continue until the end of this school year. The students can choose newer titles which they are interested in.
Střední škola Náhorní from Czech Republic started a new school competition for the rest of the school year named Sing that song! ... in Czech!!! Every month, teachers choose an English song after which students are supposed to find its lyrics on the Internet and interpret it in Czech following the published criteria. At the end of the month, the best interpretations are awarded and displayed in the school.
Professional meeting of the Croatian language professors "Contemporary literature text between context and learning" was held January 9th 2017 in the Natural sciences school Vladimir Prelog in Zagreb.
Tomislav Stančić, MA in Librarianship, Head of the Country Civil Registry for public and school libraries in Split-Dalmatia County welcomed the project coordinator in the premises of the library. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and resulted with clear guidelines for further cooperation. As an inevitable entry point for young readers, libraries of this format will use targeted actions to promote reading and thus strengthen our project.
On the January 4th, 2017 project was disseminated in Croatian National Library ‘Antonio Rendić Ivanović’ in Sutivan, on the island of Brač. Library’s headmaster, Mr. Franjo Mlinac expressed strong interest to practice the project results amongst the student population on the Brač Island.
Cooperation and connecting two project initiatives: Boysreading and Handbook4RSPreaders projects. The main conversation was led by dr. Ivana Batarelo Kokić, Associate Professor/Department of Pedagogy/Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Split and Jelena Crnek, prof. at 10th Grammar School "Ivan Supek".
Boris Škifić is an author of warm Mediterranean stories depicting the process of growing up in difficult and isolated island conditions. He is one of the authors chosen for the Croatian selection of 10 literary works this project will address.
The students of our school had an opportunity to experience an unusual day, a so-called Tearoom day which was organized by Mrs. Szanyiová and Kalinová, on 15.12.2016. This special day was dedicated to a special book, called The Book Thief written by Markus Zusak. This literary day was bilingual.