Friend" took part in Spring day 2004 activities
with an attractive new idea: Children, teachers and
parents make flowers and decorate with them the naked branches of
bushes and trees, and the feeble remnants of the winter grass in the
gardens. As kindergarten teachers, we had to keep in mind the age
and level of skill development of our children, planning the
best way to enhance our lessons about Europe with easy to
perform floral items.
We wanted to make a big colourful exhibition of our
best looking flowers in the center of Sofia city for everyone to
We also planned to take part in other Spring
day festivities around the city. One of them the Discussion on
European values and the enlargement, which took place in the
European Information center together with 5 highschools for foreign
So we had to carefully pick our models,
inventing most of them, but also looking in books and
magazines, asking from friends and colleagues.
We wrote in the European schoolnet mailing list
describing our idea and inviting other European kindergartens
and schools willing to join the initiative with their own flowers
and events. We asked for some pictures of the partners classes and
the way they make flowers.
9 schools from 7 countries joined us and sent
us lots of beautiful and inspiring pictures which formed the main
part of our photo exhibition in the European Information center.
Their ideas for flower making were carefully studied and applied by
our teachers and children.
The results can be seen in the EXHIBITION site.
Thank you, dear
We want to thank from all our hearts to our
dear Spring Day partners from
We thank the school directors and teachers:
Magdalena Grzegorczyk from Lodz - Poland, Sonja Geenens from
Ronse - Belgium, Liesbeth Cavens from Kasterlee - Belgium, Viorica
Moineagu from Galatz- Romania, Eleonore Waldau and Sabine Kops from
Zschortau - Germany, Manfred Breitinger from Reutlingen -
Germany, Merce Jove from Badalona - Spain, Latinka Kovacheva,
Sofia- Bulgaria, and many others.
We thank the children, parents and all others, who
took part in the preparation and fulfillment of SPRING FLOWER
We wish you all a happy SPRING and a lot of
Spring joy for the rest of the year!
and all teachers, parents and children from
"Child's Friend", Sofia -