Our school and the ancient theatre!
-Is there any connection?
-Yes, there is!
Performances, movies, workshops, cultural projects,
a poster in International Conference
AND an Erasmus+ Project!
The Erasmus project we are taking part in is about ancient Greek drama and its constant impact in forming a humanistic European ideology. This project is relevant to previous projects we did and familiar to our student’s previous experiences. We have been working on the ancient theatre thematic for four years so far!
Why an Erasmus + project?
“We hoping to exchange ideas and develop links with teachers and students from other schoolw, we would be glad to share teaching material, information and whatever helpful and creative!”
“ The idea is to keep the lines of communication open between participating schools with a view to maintaining motivation to acquire expertise and fresh ideas about school subjects!”
“We get motivated to realize the significance of learning foreign languages in terms of getting familiar to other cultures and focusing on active citizens needs and nowadays’ domestic as well as global problems.”
What is this Erasmus Project all about?
This multilateral partnership involves four secondary schools from three countries: Belgium. Italy and Greece
We, the students (14-18 years old), tackle and deal with the theme of democracy through personal experience.
We question ourselves about the democracy of yesterday, today and tomorrow in our country and inform partners of our investigations, allowing a better understanding of ourselves, others and Europe.
We will imagine the future European citizenship: what we think of it, what we want (a common language? More solidarity? …)
We will also lean on Aeschylus’ text “The Oresteia” adapted and performed by our school theatre clubs
Activities involved in the project increase the knowledge about our European neighbours, comparing different aspects (cultural,historical, institutional, legal, social …) which are part of national particularities.
These activities will bring out a more global thought, a “European state of mind” for a better life together.
Our teachers will develop creative educational tools, share their experience and improve their computing and linguistic skills, as well.
What will our project improve?
We will get in touch with the ancient Greek drama and its constant impact in forming a humanistic European ideology.
Observation abilities will be improved, as well! We could well ask our students to find connections, relations between Greek Drama Heroes appearing in ORESTEIA and the art of painting on ceramic vases: Trying to find the relationship between tragic poetry and myth in ancient Greece as it is found depicted in vases, works of artefact, paintings, illustrations, and sculptures in museums’ displays and art galleries.
Our project will improve knowledge in architecture, geometry and physics, while working on the structure and architecture elements of the ancient theatrical building: studying the Greek theatre building called “theatron” (‘seeing place’), the large, open-air structure constructed on the slopes of hills and comparing it to the Roman Theatre, the Opera House and the “Contemporary” theatre. We could well study the extraordinary relation between ancient treatre and sound (that is the excellent acoustics)!
What are our specific objectives?
Exchanging ideas and developing links with teachers and students from the four involved school: we would be glad to share teaching material, information and whatever helpful and creative! The idea is to keep the lines of communication open between the schools with a view to maintaining motivation to acquire expertise and fresh ideas about teaching our subjects.
Hoping to and helping our students realize the significance of learning foreign languages in terms of getting familiar to other cultures and focusing on active citizens’ needs and nowadays’ domestic as well as global problems.