One of the project's aim is to make the educative community aware of the importance of human rights by using music, language and arts and to respect and defend those rights so as to become constructively critical European citizens.
Not only language helps bridging the gap to understanding and cooperation but also music and art as non-verbal means of communication play an important part in our project. Applied in lyrics, poems, songs, videos or drawings the aesthetic dimension help to see beyond the pure communicative purpose.
Preparing their participation in Chieti meeting, the last of the 1st year's project implementation, the students from all countries, besides all, concentrated on a new activity; Poetry.
They were encouraged to create poems, energizing their minds and spirits through immersion in a creative and intellectual journey; and building the momentum to carry us away into an ongoing experience.
The period of poem-writing started after the 2nd Comenius Meeting in Limassol, on March 10th 2012, and continued into the spring school holidays, which ended on April 25th. More than 35 poems took part to the competition.
All pedagogical teams from the 9 partner-schools decided upon the best poem of their school, which participated to the final phase of the Poetry Competition. All the other poems were shared for paintings or illustrations.
All young students explored their creative potential and discovered new approaches to learn and disseminate knowledge on the Human Rights, showing their artistic talents through poetry and the arts.
Juries from all schools voted by e-mail the 3 best poems. All poems of the competition were interpreted during a specific ceremony during the 3rd Comenius project Meeting in Chieti on Saturday, May 5th, 2012.
The winners of the Poetry Contest are:
poem:We Are Equal
creator: Aleth Martí Saumell
from Spain (G)
poem: I Wish
creator: Giada Cavallo
from Chieti, Italy (D)
poem: Fight For Human Rights: Imagine A Better World
creator: Ioanna Kakouratou
from Cyprus (E)