The CF funds were used to maintain the planting. During our European Day, Mr Marchiagiano appreciated the garden and the green impact the development of the garden project has on the school and the environments for the children of our school. A European Hours module on Education for Sustainable Development was opened.
On the occasion of the Book Week 2018, the Italian section invited the theatre company “Le Teste Matte” to present some of the cultural richness that Italy offers to the city of Brussels.
The Irish teachers and parents of EEB4 welcomed students from all sections to the 3rd annual ‘Céili Mór’ on the 9th of March to celebrate their Patron Saint Patrick and share the Irish’s language and heritage.
On 30th November, the whole of the Anglophone primary section were invited to a performance by the English Theatre Company, a small group who perform to English-speaking schools across the whole of Belgium. They performed “The Curious Adventures of Jack Todd”, a wonderfully energetic play that was a hybrid of some of the most famous adventures stories in English literature for children.
P5 ENa and Primary Croatians collaborated once again on the core issue of values in May 2018. The aim of the project was to produce a short animation to explore the values important here at EEBIV.
On February 8, 2018, the literary project “Filo diretto con l’autore” welcomed the writer Francesco Carofiglio to the school, author of the book “Wok”, chosen by the Italian Ministry of National Education as a compulsory reading for S6 classes studying the Italian language as L3, to be presented to BAC. His visit aimed to create a community spirit of the Italian language and culture.
In April 2018, many games (chess, goose games, checkers, etc.) were purchased in order for students to develop skills, allow imagination, identity building but also to provide an alternative to the study room during free time.
From 7th until 11th November 2016, ten students spent a school week in Munich, where the European School of Munich and the European Patent Office hosted the Model UN.
In March 2017, a group of 10 students from EEB4 left Brussels to go to Strasbourg and participate in Model European Council.
Over the Easter holidays, thirteen S6 students went to Dublin to participate in St Andrew’s International Model United Conference.
An animation project has been organised with the P5 ENa class as well as the Primary school Croatians.
Capes and gowns were being financed by the Community Fund for the first Bac reception of the schoool which took place on July 7, 2017.
For the second time, the « Ceili » event (initiation to the Irish traditional dance) took place in the school for all sections. The Committee received the following report:
Ar an 11ú Márta bhí an céilí bliantúil againn sa scoil. Mar aon leis na blianta a tháinig roimhe tugadh cuireadh do na scoláirí ó na ranna eile teacht chun blais bhig a fháil de thraidisiún agus de chultúr na hÉireann. Bhí sé mar aidhm na hócáide go mbeadh deis ag na scoláirí nach Éireannacha iad cur amach éigin a bheith acu ar cheol agus rince na hÉireann. Ar an gcaoi sin bheadh muid in ann cur leis an eolas Eorpach atá acu agus spéis, b’fhéidir a mhúscailt i dtraidisiúin tíortha eile. Bhí thart ar 300 scoláire ó gach roinn sa scoil i láthair le haghaidh na hócáide agus bhain siad an sult as an gceol agus an rince.
(Thank you to the Irish people for sharing the celebration of St Patrick’s day with all of us. It was a great and fun way of getting all of us together as we don’t meet on many occasions. At the end of the dance I looked around the room and everybody was smiling, clapping and cheering which shows that we all had a great time. Now we know a little more about ireland’s traditions and music.)
On the occasion of Book Week, the Italian Section invited two artists from Bergamo, Giorgio Personelli and Pierangelo Frugnoli, who proposed “reading promotion” activities, as they like to define their work, throughout the day of 29 April 2016.
The first ever Rugby team was created in the EEB4: the Community Fund supported the purchase of a team kit and equipment.
The Community Fund Committee received a request for the funding of prizes for the Science Festival which was held during the Somerfesto.
EEB4 was represented at the Model European Council conference in Mol from March 9th-11th. The school’s participants included ten S6 students from the English, German, and French sections, constituted the delegations of Ireland and Italy, and pushed forward the aforementioned countries’ policies during the council meetings.
A garden was created at the school thanks to the work of all primary school sections during European hours.
Children in the English section (primary) as well as children who study English as their L2 attended a storytelling workshop.
A Cultural Event benefiting the School Environment to coincide with celebrations for St Patrick’s Day (Ireland’s National Day). Introduction to Irish cultural dance and music in order to showcase Irish tradition and culture to the European students in the school and promote multiculturalism in the school.
A series of murals was painted by groups of students in European Hours.
The finished results are on display in the school grounds !