We held our festival on the evening of 12 April 2018.
We had invited the families of our Erasmus student group, friends, classmates, teacher colleagues, the headmasters of the schools of our town and local political representatives (among them the mayors of Sterzing and the surrounding municipalities and the city council responsible for education and culture). A representative of the EURAC (European Academy) of Bozen as well as journalists from the local newspapers and the TV station RAI Sender Bozen were also present.
We started our survey of the two-year-project with a presentation of our partner schools and some facts about their language minorities. With photos and short films we also showed some funny moments and anectodes that had happened in the course of the two years.
Then our guests had the opportunity to have a closer look at our exhibition made up of various stalls where our students reported about their trips and gave further information about the countries they had visited.
At the buffet our guests could also taste various food specialities of the 6 minorities: Scottish Shortbread, Welsh Cakes, Polish Pierogis, Swiss Bizochels, Finnish Runebergtartor and Südtiroler Apfelstrudel. They could also take a recipe booklet home.
Our students made a tour around the exhibition with other classes during the lessons the following days. The exhibition can still be visited in the hall of our school until the end of the school year.
The media reported about our festival in two newspaper articles and a very nice TV footage on RAI Sender Bozen.
Our guests were really impressed by the work and the outcome of our project. And with the festival our Erasmus group has again realized what they have achieved and what an enriching experience this project has been. We teachers are extremely proud of the work of our students!
Andrea & Dora