We started our work on the Project In September 2009.
We have done a lot of activities:
In April 2011 Class 5 together with the parents made a wooden model of a cart, which later got its name of the village where it used to be produced ... The village is called Kocs, and today we have the word in English ‘coach' deriving from the name of the Transdanubian Hungarian village.
We made pieces of toys from husk, leather and wood because toys in the period were made from these materials. Just like children in old times we made dolls and toy animals and played games with them.
For doll's houses we used cardboard and when the children had made several houses we built a whole village.
At Easter time our students painted eggs (also empty eggs blown out previously) and the Easter cart full of colourful eggs was pulled by bunnies.
The quiz about painting was organised on 18 May 2011 in our school.
There were 12 teams of students in accordance with their ages. Children had been given material for preparation before the quiz.
Children had to recognize paintings from the artists of our Project, and had to do all sorts of exercises, multiple choice tests in connection with the painters' lives, works and the period.
First children answered questions about our Hungarian painter Benczúr Gyula.
In the second part we projected paintings and children had to mark on their sheets who the painting was painted by, what the title of the relevant painting was.
All teams got blank maps and children had to glue and draw countries and flags in it.
Then they got puzzles about painters as well as years to match with painters (they had to find out that they were years of births and deaths of the painters).
Our students had done a great job and prepared a lot, therefore, it was a very exciting quiz for them with a thrilling outcome. There were only a few scores between the teams.
Children enjoyed projection of paintings and listened to music of the period, Hungarian Dances by Brahms (1833-1897).
The illustrations of the presentation were collected from the Internet and it was really spectacular with lots of pictures from different countries as Benczúr lived in Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, France and Italy too.
His monumental works and life was presented in the assembly hall of the school.
Csukáné Zólyomi Zsuzsanna
Religion of the period
Teachers: Szegnerné Bach Valéria and Pápainé Laczkovszki Zsuzsanna
Lecturer: Gruber Géza Roman Catholic priest
He made a lacture for the students and the teachers of our school in the assembly hall about the religious views and habits of the period.
He also summerized the mistakes made by the inquisition in an easily understandable way.
Everybody was interested in his lecture and found it exciting.
Szegnerné Bach Valéria and Pápainé Laczkovszki Zsuzsanna
Trial of the Inqusition
Place: our school
Time: 12 May 2011
Characters: students and teachers of our school
The judges were the students and … all the the teachers were accused of being old-fashioned and not using Facebook (e.g. Csukáné Zólyomi Zsuzsanna) using herbs instead of medicine (Molnár Éva)
not shopping in malls (Szegnerné Bach Valéria) of the traditions of fortune-telling (Pápainé Laczkovszki Zsuzsanna)
They are all sentenced to death fire …
Of course children loved this game …
Szegnerné Bach Valéria