What is The European Christmas Tree Decoration Exchange?
This is a cultural exchange project where primary schools make Christmas Tree Decorations to send to other schools across Europe. Schools also produce an information pack about Christmas in their country which is also sent out to partner schools.
The aim of this project is to educate young people in primary schools about other countries in the EU through a creative and fun activity. By making Christmas tree decorations and putting together information about the celebration of Christmas in their own region, pupils will discover more about their own culture and traditions. When they receive decorations and other materials from all across Europe, they will learn about Christmas in other countries and about many other aspects of each country such as language, geography, history and culture, as well as an understanding of what it means to be a citizen of Europe. The exchange also aims to encourage schools to work with other schools across the EU in the future and to maintain contact with their exchange partners.
Christmas Tree Decoration Exchange first crafting session with our peer support group 25th October 2017 #XmasXchange17
we’ve posted our Christmas decorations and everyone from group 9 should receive them soon #XmasXchange17 🎅🎄🤶☃️ from Europe Direct Leeds. A selection of decorations made at the workshops held on 25th October and 8th November.
Leeds Central Library Europe Direct Information Centre worked with the Peer Support Cultural Partnership group. This is a partnership between Leeds Libraries and Information Service, Leeds Museums & Galleries, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Adult Social Care. The partnership offers creative projects for people living well with dementia. Some of the support groups are open to both a person living with dementia and their carer, partner or family member.
Europe Direct Information Centre organised two creative workshops on 25th October and 8th November 2017, focusing on making Christmas decorations and talking about Christmas customs and traditions in Yorkshire.