Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical ‘Schuman declaration‘. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.
His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.
*Moor Allerton Library held a Make Your Own City event for Europe Day in May.
Attendees really enjoyed building European monuments including the Eiffel tower and London bridge, with a few made up skyscrapers too. They had a go at some EU language phrases too.
All attendees really enjoyed taking part in the European quiz and parents found it informative for their children and loved the EU passports and other resources.
Children of course loved the lego element and had a fab day in the library.
The event was on 10th May 2016
Make Your Own City
Tuesday 10 May
3:45 – 4:45pm
Moor Allerton Library
Come along to Moor Allerton Library to celebrate Europe Day and create your own city out of Lego. We will make our own library landmarks.
Be inspired by all of the European Cities and come test your knowledge with some fun and interactive quizzes.