Third short-term exchange of pupils


Place: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Date: 9 - 17 December 2018

Venue: Gimnazija Bežigrad

Address: Peričeva ulica 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sunday December 9th marked the beginning of the third international exchange of the pupils and teachers involved in "Speak up, even if your voice shakes." The main focus of our meeting in Ljubljana were debates and diplomacy.
The students participated in a series of lectures and workshops devoted to Oxford-style debate. Our speakers were Dr Izbaner and Mr. Miha Andrič, head coach of Bežigrad high school debate club, who gave a lecture on building arguments. The culminating event of the exchange was a model Oxford debate in mixed international groups.
A definite highlight of our stay in Ljubljana were meetings with members of diplomatic corps of all the partner countries, a visit to an Italian Cultural Institute, German Embassy and a meeting with the Polish Ambassador and his wife at Gimnazija Bežigrad. Students and teachers also listened to a round-table discussion on diplomacy and its role in the 21st century.
The entire project group also enjoyed a number of sightseeing activities: a city game in Ljubljana, a visit to Planica, Bled, Gingerbread Museum in Radovljica, Postojna Cave and Piran. For the Polish group, an unforgettable experience was the Western Slavic Christmas Event hosted by the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts.
We would like to say a big thank you to the teachers and students of Gimnazija Bežigrad for their warm welcome and invite the whole project team to Bydgoszcz this spring.

European Quality Labels and Speak Up Debating Society

Winning streak continues for our project team! In October all the schools received European Quality Labels for "Speak up, even if your voice shakes". In September we set up our second eTwinning project called "Speak Up Debating Society." To visit its Twinspace, click here or on the logo on the right.

eTwinning National Quality Label 2018

We are pleased to announce that the National Support Services of Germany, Italy, Poland and Slovenia awarded National Quality Labels to the students and teachers working on the "Speak up, even if your voice shakes" Twinspace from September 2017 to June 2018. You can see the results of our work clicking on the eTwinning logo on the right. Congratulations and a huge thank you to all the Speak up Team!