On Thursday 16th November, we enjoyed the annual Czech Day - a day all about Czech traditions.
This year's Czech Day started with a morning assembly, where the oldest pupils prepared a presentation for their younger classmates about the 17 of November 1989. This was followed by a buffet where everyone could try lots of Czech food and desserts as well as some other international dishes. The children really enjoyed this part of the programme.
In the morning and afternoon, the classes were replaced by workshops: the pupils checked what they knew during a quiz. They were also transported to medieval Bohemia and tried their hand at minting Prague groschen...instead of silver, they settled for ceramic clay:-) During the reading workshops, the younger children listened to the stories of Ferdy, the most famous Czech ant. The older ones were transported to Africa with Pavel Šrut's Lichorozoites. The children also had a lot of fun dancing the mazurka. Team spirit and strong nerves were required in the Human, Don't Be Angry with live figures. There was also a run outside, where the participants of the music workshop had to find the words that were lost from some of Jaromír Nohavica's songs.
The day's programme ended with a common "campfire" around which we sang Nohavica's songs and danced mazurka. The children got "flames" for their great work, which they used to gradually "light" the fire in the gym. We were very happy to see similar flames in their eyes when they went home
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