(ro) Şcoala Gimnazialǎ Porumbeşti

SCHOOL……………………………………. ROMANIA

This sheet should be used to encourage reflection and discussion on the project work.  It is designed to look at how your school will improve through the two years of the project work.    It should enable you to engage the school community in active discussions around the main theme, ie, connecting the past with the future.  




Is developing European Citizenship, including this particular Project, a part of your school improvement plan?

(The EU would like to encourage this.)

List how you implement the project across the school community:


 Presenting and learning about the partner countries involved in the project, about local customs and traditions, as a result of participation in the project students and teachers become more aware of their own identity in the local context, national and European.


How do you aim to connect the learning about the past to the way that our (local) communities should live in the future?


To revive the activities, traditions  from the past together with the children and using their help to popularize and implement these in their own and their families’ everyday life.

To developing the awareness and understanding of the fact, that our quality of life and our future lie in our hands and both depend on us, on how we face and accept new challenges, on how we learn from the past, from our experience and from those of others.


How will you use the project to encourage awareness of how to develop healthy active lifestyles?

By taking care of the school garden, nature work connecting with seasons, local and global issues.

Playing traditional children games.


How will the project develop exciting ‘bigger learning experiences’ and enterprise?



By operating the Erasmus Bank and the economy with the gained "wealth".

Exposing and marketing the children’s work.


How do you plan to use the project to engage pupils in learning a foreign language?

Travelling, taking part on meetings, workshops, making presentations on a foreign language, correspondences - having the opportunity to use English in real-life situations, students improve their English and the confidence in fluently using English.


How do you plan to use ICT to enhance and improve the project experience?

Searching for resources on the Internet, taking photos, making short films, creating different electronic materials and disposing these on the website of the project.


NAME……………………………………. ROMANIA

This sheet should be used to encourage reflection and discussion on the project work and how it impacts into your school and teaching .   The copies should be kept by the teachers ready for completion at the end of year two.  It may be useful to ask your school project colleagues to also complete this.


Start of the project responses  (Year One)

End of the project summary 
(Year Two)

How does the project add to your teaching and learning experience in the school?



Getting to know better the partner countries involved in the project, their culture, having the opportunity to discuss current topics with teachers from other European countries and having the opportunity to know and compare other educational systems and teaching methods and tools which inspired and motivated our work

Making new relations

Knowing about new handicraft activities and applying them

Getting a better knowledge of the pupils’ capabilities, skills

The development of divergent thinking

The development of creativity, imagination, inventiveness

The organizing of group activities


How do you share the project work with your colleagues?

How does this involve them in the work of the project?

Having discussions upon the gained experiences. Disseminating the project activities, the results of the project. Organizing extracurricular activities and to cross curricular situations as well inspire and motivate our colleagues. 

We get to know our strong and weak skills, helps us in the elimination of deficiencies.


How does your school benefit from your European work?

Popularizes the school activities, the school itself during different events.

We apply the gained experiences in the class.

Making new relations, learning about foreign countries by travelling.

More motivated, experienced, skilled pupils, teachers.


How does the project encourage pupils’ a)confidence,





a) confidence: - manual skills

- managing some activities

- pupils are more determined, brave, helpful, they participate with pleasure in the activities.

   -pupils stand out in public, in front of an audience more self-confident.

b) motivation: - taking part on trips

     - the widening of their knowledge, perspective

- the practicing and mastering of English

- stimulate the pupils to act, operate, they feel induced to know about old and new things

- rewards

c) responsibility: - in the learning of the presented activities

          - the pupils have to pass on the gained pieces of knowledge

- pupils see positive examples and strive to make a precise work


How do you ensure that the quality of the pupils’ project work is robust?

Supervising continuously the activities. Guiding. Rewards. We talk through the positive and negative experiences.  The project activities cover many aspects of life and are not just classroom activities at school, these motivate students to continually learn and use their skills acquired outside of the classroom.



This sheet should be used to encourage reflection and discussion on the project work.   The copies should be kept by the teachers and students ready for completion at the end of year two. Pupils can be given the support that teachers feel is necessary and a whole class discussion would be recommended prior to completing the form to engage the children with the main ideas.


Start of the project responses  (Year One)

What skills do you already have that would be considered traditional skills?

- the most commonly know traditional skills among children are: sewing, spinning, hoeing, threading beds , wedding and planting

- some children are familiar with: laying the fire, fishing, hay-harvesting, embroidering, milking

- the least known traditional skills are: crocheting,  patching, stitching a button on a dress, gardening, handicraft, cooking,

(3 of the children wrote other skills than traditional and one child didn’t answer the question)

What skills do you have that you think are useful these days?

- the most useful skills considered by the children were: writing, reading, counting, sewing, hoeing, spinning, making breakfast, laying the fire

- other useful skills mentioned by a lover number of children were: cooking a simple dish, weeding, gardening, planting, threading beads, milking, to sow, corn husking

(2 children  didn’t answer the question)

What traditional skills does your family and your neighbors have?

- the most popular traditional skills mentioned to have in the family: sewing (even with a sewing machine), embroidering, knitting, milking, weaving,  stock breeding, hoeing, assembling.

- the least popular: crocheting, carving, building something, kneading (bread), carpentry, to sow, to saw

- the most popular traditional skills mentioned to have by the neighbors  are:  sewing (even with a sewing machine), hoeing, milking, mowing, stock breeding, growing strawberries, knitting and weaving

- the least popular: crocheting, spinning, embroidering, carving, laying the fire, building something, to saw, weeding, sunflower threshing, using fertilizer

List some things that you think could be changed for the better in the world today.


- the most important things according to children that could be changed for the better in the world today are: less littering, the decrease of the use of vehicles (making more exercise instead), the reduction of factories, machines (the use of environmental friendly machines), planting more trees (instead cutting them out), the consuming of healthy food, more recycling

- other things mentioned by the children: to live a healthy lifestyle, less air and water pollution, less usage of electricity, instead of using the computer playing outside, using more often the bicycle instead of cars,  committing less crime, to repair the broken things, more handcrafting and farming,  returning the good old things used in the past

What traditional things would you like to learn or to find out about?

- the most wanted traditional things to learn or to find out about for the children are:  weaving, carving, embroidering, knitting, sewing, spinning, pottery (claywork).

- other things mentioned: cooking, old toys, driving a horse, repairing shoes, stock breeding, vine-harvesting

What could we do in our project which could change things for the future?


- things to do in our project to change things for the future: advertising the harmful, damaging things, don’t have waste about, collect the rubbish, protect nature, our environment, plant more trees, using less cars, less machines, teaching farming, handicrafting, teaching knitting, repairing things,  practicing recycling, reusing old things, get to know more about the old times and interesting old things, habits, traditions, and implement it in our everyday life

(2 children left this question without an answer)