Oksana Deica and some of her fellow colleagues in Daugavpils, Latvia, organised an event to celebrate the European Day of Language, on 26 September this year.
Students and teachers from ten schools in Daugavpils gathered together to run a competition called “Friendship Train”. The participants had to know about the European cultures, history and geography. They spoke English, German, French, Russian and Latvian while answering questions, listening to music or dancing folk dances. Oksana said: “ There was no any task that students did not like. They enjoyed the activity a lot! All of them were winners, because they had the opportunity to learn more about European cultures and languages, and therefore to become more familiar with our common European heritage."
This is a photo-reportage with pictures which were taken during the competition.
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