On the 8th of March 2019, in excess of 500 students, across all levels and sections experienced a workshop in Irish dance and culture in order to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Four Irish Ceile dancing workshops were led by a professional dancer and three traditional Irish musicians performed live.
In February 2019, 117 S4 students from the French section participated in a collective writing workshop called “Bright Mirror” where they had to imagine the green school of 2050. The students have given thought to the place of each person in the construction of a more sustainable society, and also questioned themselves on what they imagined or hoped for in terms of future education.
This pedagogical project was carried out with the 6 classes P2 and P3 of the French-speaking section. The theme chosen by the teachers is silent cinema and specifically Charlie Chaplin’s, with the final objective of making a short animated film. The students were able to gain in autonomy by exercising responsibilities, by carrying out work of reflection and creation.
On 29th November 2018, the whole of the Anglophone primary section as well as P5 Language 2 students were invited to a performance called “Passing Tales” by the English Theatre Company, a synthesis and re-telling of fairy tales from English literature. Pupils were exposed to wonderful theatrical experience, adding value to speaking, listening and writing elements of their curriculum.
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.