VEU Days Project

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CZECH AND ENGLISH LEARNERS
CAREFULLY DECORATING BLOWN EGGSBY
SCRATCHING THE DYED SURFACEWITH A SPECIAL TOOL:
A THICK SHARPENED PIECE OF METAL
WITH CLOTH WRAPPED ROUND IT
TO HOLD IT SAFELY

SPANISH PARTNERS LEARNING
HOW TO PLAIT STEMS OF WILLOW TO FORM
‘EASTER WHIPS’ –
TRADITIONALLY,CZECH BOYS MADE THESE TO GENTLY WHIP GIRLS ON EASTER SUNDAY MORNING …….BUT THE GIRLS COULD GET THEIR REVENGE BY POURING WATER OVER THE BOYS IN THE AFTERNOON

ENGLISH LEARNERS KNITTING
WITH RE-CYCLED FABRIC RATHER THAN WITH NEW WOOL:
UNWANTED GARMENTS TORN INTO THIN STRIPS
AND RE-USED
– TRADIONAL ECONOMY MAKING ECOLOGICAL SENSE

TWO LOCAL PEOPLE
WHO CAME TO SING TRADITIONAL CZECH FOLK SONGS ….JUST FOR US
DURING A LUNCH OF TYPICALLY CZECH FOOD INCLUDING
‘TRDELNIK’ (RING-SHAPED PASTRIES COOKED ON A
REVOLVING SPIT OVER BURNING CHARCOAL) WHICH SOME OF US HAD MADE EARILIER

…….AND LATER,
A LEARNER WITH THE CZECH PARTNER ACCOMPANIED HERSELF ON THE GUITAR SINGING ‘AMAZING GRACE’
BECAUSE SHE SAID WE WOULD ALL KNOW IT
AND COULD JOIN IN

CZECH, SPANISH AND ENGLISH PEOPLE
ALL SINGING TOGETHER –
AN APPROPRIATE CONCLUSION TO ANY
GRUNDTVIG PARTNERSHIP DAY

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