3rd LTTA in Konya, Turkey

Within the framework of the Erasmus+ European Programme, 3 teachers and 5 students from Tamsalu Gymnasium travelled to Konya, Turkey from October 20th – October 26th to attend the third learning, teaching and training activity of the project «Our Intangible Heritage, a Value for the Future», and the participating countries are: Spain, Turkey, Greece, Portugal and Estonia. The aim of the activity was: to stress the fundamental need to preserve our culture and local customs, the search for information about oral traditions lost with the passing of time (e.g. traditional songs, games, recipes), and their presentation among the participants in the form of projects.

During the activity the students and teachers participated in presentations relevant to the subject and to Turkey’s cultural heritage, they visited Attalya, the ancient cities of Aspendos and Side. They also went to the old Hellenic town called Sille, where they visited the old church of St Helen. Moreover, they took part in simulations of local festivities regarding local customs, cooking recipes, music, dancing and games. Finally, they visited museums in the area and places, which have been recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

The activities carried out before and during the LTTA help to improve the quality of education given and awareness of different cultures as well as the understanding and importance of preserving cultural heritage by all countries.