Our image encapsulates some of our Euro-Activities. Picture on the left shows the scene in the canteen in a primary School in Koper Slovenia. On the right hand scene we meet Alan, a trainee student teacher at Zahles Seminarium, Copenhagen, DENMARK doing his international teaching practice in Knockaclarig NS. during St. Patrick's Week 2008. Here he is implementing the Fabric and Fibre strand in the curricular area of Visual Arts. His topic was of course LEPRACHAUNS. In the middle is a digital graphic exchange between Knockaclarig NS. and our Czech partner school in BENESOV, Czech Republic.

For the past four months we have been co-ordinating an Art Competition on behalf of European Schoolnet an EU Commission Agency in Brussels. This poster competition celebrates the first 10 years of the Euro in 16 Eu Countries. Slovakia is included in the 16 as it joins on the 1st January 2009. There are three main components in this competition . First entries depict the impact the Euro is making on our everyday lives, secondly entrants give their poster a succint title and thirdly amessage must be added.. if you want to see the 1892 entries that were received from the 16 countries go straight to:

www.eurocompetition.net

This competition was very enjoyable and had many benefits, it really cultivated European awareness and citizenship, you can see the diverse art interpretations, diverse styles, use of art media and contributions from our EU neighbours,

Visit Universita di Pavia

These are the nameplates on the door of the University of Pavia, ITALIA. Pavia is some 50 kilometres South-West of Milano. It is a noted for research and development in the area of Physics. Professor Lydia Borghi visited our school as we are a case study in an European Science Project. Nobel Prize winner, Allesandro Volta lectured here. Max Plank adorns one of the corridors and Albert Einstein when he moved with his father from Milano lived here also. It was in this institution in 1900 that Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his fledgling telephone. A photograph in another corridor documents this momentous event.

There was also an Irish connection with Pavia in the 9th Century with St. Comhgall of Bangor. The Emperor Charlemagne sought his advice not only on the supernatural but also on topics of physical phenomona such as eclipses no less.

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