The groups of the project
The motto for this activity is chosen from Brian Tracy, an American author who wrote:
“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you are willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life”.
Our exchange project is based on communication and on developing this skill, through writing letters and postcards in English, for students from all over the world, a project developed on the “ePals Global Community” platform. The project is led by teacher Annalies Moris from Varendonck College, The Netherlands.
At “Mediensis” Technical College, in the postcard exchange project there are involved two groups of students. One of them is led by Angela Porime, teacher of English, and the other one is led by teacher Anca Aflat, teacher of English, and Delia Crisan, teacher of Informatics.
Angela Porime’s group is formed from students belonging to the Xth and XIth grades. The students wrote postcards, letters and sent photos to the following schools and countries: Korkeaojan Koulu – Finland, Lycee Jacques Prevert – Senegal, Varendonck College – The Netherlands, Barrio San Cayetano – Argentina, Secondary School Education, School no. 68 – Russia, Ozer Cebil Koleji – Turkey, Beautiful Plains School – Canada, Gutenberg College – France. The students who wrote letters and postcards from this group are: Fodor Razvan – XthA for The Netherlands, Birsan Tibor – XthA for France, Hodarnau Adelina – XthA for Senegal, Grigoriciuc Mihaela – XthC for Finland, Raica Simona – XIthD for Russia, Petac Georgiana – XIthD for Canada, students’ common letters for Argentina and Turkey.
“Postcard Exchange” Project – Results
The postcard exchange is a project that allowed the teachers and students to send and receive postcards from all over the world. The project was led by Mrs. Annalies Moris from Varendonck College, Netherlands. “Mediensis” Technical College was involved with two groups of students (selected from grades X A, XB, XC, XID) that were led by the teachers: Angela Porime, Anca Aflat and Delia Crisan.
During this project we exchanged postcards and letters related to Romania and the following countries:
1) Netherlands – both groups of students received postcards and letters from teacher Annalies Morris and her students.
- the first group of students received letters about the climate, landscape, flowers, water system, typical Dutch food. The beautiful postcard and letters were written by the students: Tim, Kees de Veth, Peprun.
- the second group of students received postcards and letters related to Netherlands’ landscape and buildings. They were written by Thomas, Marrik and Maud.
2) Canada – teacher Patti McCurdy, College Durocher, Saint Lambert, Quebec. The letters and postcards were written by the group of students no.205. They wrote about their school programme, landscape, traditional meal – called ”poutine” – and about the hobbies.
3) Australia – the letters and postcards were sent from Macleod College, Melbourne. They were written by the students: Amal, Shane and Panet. The subjects were related to Australia’s landscape, beaches, poisonous animals, sports – basketball, netball, soccer – favourite musical styles – pop, rock, electro – and the school’s programme.
4) Senegal – Lycee Jacques Prevert, Sally Portudal. Sally Portudal sent a wonderful postcard and wrote about the official language, capital, climate and population.
5) France – Madame Diack and her students from Nantes. Lucas and Karen wrote about Nantes and the river Loire and sent us a beautiful postcard.
6) Canada – Ms. Kolbe and her students wrote related to their high school Manitoba, Winnipeg.
- the first group of students wrote about their school programme, sports as hockey, baseball, music and climate. The letters were signed by Ben, Caleigh and Sadie.
- the second group of students wrote about school subjects, sports as soccer, baseball, football; local parks and the climate. Remarkable are the words written in the Romanian language by a student of a Romanian origin named Theodor Cristian Constantin.
Thank you, all the schools and colleges involved in this beautiful project. Thanks are also addressed to everybody who has contributed at this project, to the coordinator of the project Mrs. Annalies Moris, teachers and students.