Spring children school “Easter – one holiday, many traditions”

 

logo+4From March 16th to March 20th 2015 the society “ERFOLG” organised a children school. The theme of this school was Easter and all the activities were related to this.

IMG_2071Each day started at 09.00 o’clock with an hour of German lesson conducted by the German volunteer in society “ERFOLG”. The children learnt their first German words of the word fields Easter and spring. In the morning many handicrafts took place. The children made for example Easter greeting cards, Easter nests and Easter egg garlands. On the first day the children sew their own cress, watered it every day and watched its growth. Furthermore, due to our European volunteers from Germany and France the children got to know Easter traditions of these countries, sang Easter songs and showed with a quiz how much they memorized.

IMG_1821As part of the school the children made some excursions. They went to farm with rabbits, chickens and a dog. They had the opportunity to watch and feed the animals. The destination of another excursion was a church in Daugavpils, where the group met the priest who showed them around and talked about Easter with them. Also the Zoo of Daugavpils was visited. On the last day in anticipation of Easter the children sought Easter eggs in the park.

The children in the age from 6 to 10 due to the activities of this school could condignly prepare themselves for the Easter celebrations and enjoy the sunny spring days at the excursions out-of-doors.

Written by Sophie Bröer

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