You love out of art.

Hello human!
Here you go – art. From my experience the most … joyful phenomenon that goes along with it are emotions. When you feel a shakiness as old as the hills sparkling from your chest. You, dipped in the flow of something so aesthetic, something so blooming. I wish very much to every single one of you to experience this little moment some time in your life.
Anyway, without further ado let’s get into the main point of the article. I asked three students from our school to describe their experience with the joyful phenomenons while doing art. Soak it up!

Photography – Alexandra Papcunová 

The moment when I fell in love with photographing? Well, I was interested in art since I was a child, when my parents signed me up to art school. I was attending art classes for ten years. When I started going to high school my interest attracted analogue camera. First two years I was taking photos just for fun. I didn’t reckon it as anything serious in my life as now. Through that season I made only three films which contained my photos. The breaking point was when I developed my fourth film, which I consider as my best. The photos are from period from September to October of 2016. During those 2 months I have captured my feelings from the days spent in offshore Croatian’s town Poreč and consecutive trip to Paris with my best friend. Therefore, I met new people who were devoted to analogue photo. And so it happened. I started to learn, literally. Right now I’m using 3 different analogue cameras and I’m experimenting with them. I’m trying various techniques and I’m expanding my knowledge. After three years, this activity happened to be part of me. My biggest dream is to be on such level when I won’t be afraid to develop my own films.

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Dance – Viktor Kuzl

D A N C E W I T H H E A R T
When someones ask me what I feel when I dance my answer is everything or nothing. Why everything? Because when I see my friends or just ordinary people how they enjoy music and dance it’s incredible feeling. Another feeling is happiness. I’m so so happy that I found these people what are part of our dance community. They have very kind, soft, sensible souls full of love, gratitude … I love these people. A lot of them change my life every day. They make my dreams come true. I’m thankful for people around me and also for dancing, for opportunities. The most powerful feeling for me is love. When you come to the party or somewhere where dancers share dance between each other, love is everywhere. Everywhere! Because they love what they do, they love each other, they love music … You see smiles on their faces. You feel that they aren’t fake. They dance with heart. Always. It’s the most important thing when you’re doing anything. No just when you’re a dancer. Everything that you do, do with love. Share love, please. Question „When did you fall in love with dance“ is hard to answer for me. Why? I fall in love with dance over and over …
Second answer is nothing. When I start to dance I forget my problems. My mind is empty, but my heart is full. Just me, music and love to dance. With dance you can express yourself. We can express any feelings, but through dance we feel just positive feelings. You can talk. Dance is hidden language of soul. For me it’s everything. Dance is my life. Dance changed my life. Through dance I got second family. BDSKrew. And last thing … If you don’t know about dancing, about our street dance community anything, be quiet, please.
PEACE, LOVE AND RESPECT!!!
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Writing – Vika Kudriková 

When I was a small kiddo I loved reading books. Different stories of different people. Just to escape from my life somehow. As you could guess, I was a big antisocial bookworm. And I loved just to sit and read a book after book. I was startled by the beauty of words and by the art how authors are able to paint stories just by using words. So, I tried it myself. I say try because it was really just a try. I tried writing various fantasy stories since I was 12 years old. And to be honest, those stories were terrible. Full of clichés and without any plot twists. I wasn’t able to properly finish those stories either. So in the age of 15, when I realized that I suck in writing, I stopped. But at some point, one summer holiday ago, when I was almost 17 I started to write poems. Out of nowhere. I needed to put the feels out of myself, so I grabbed a piece of paper and wrote a poem. And to my own surprise, it wasn’t that bad. So, I kept writing. At the start, those poems were not really collected and they were too long to keep the reader interested. But after some time they started to get shorter and better. I realized that I can express my emotions and myself better in English. So when you will read some poem written by me it will most likely be in English and a bit depressive. I write when I’m experiencing some negative or very intensive emotions. Or when I want to tell humanity that it’s doing terrible job again.

XXX
She fell in love
with boy’s mask,
she trusted his lies
and his acts,
she was fooled
by his beautiful mask,
now she is crying out
the venom
he put
in her veins.
That pure shell
she once was
is now stained
by his hands
sordid
from bodies
of others.

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Veronika Gregoriková II.C

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An exchange with Germans

On the 21st of October German students arrived to Spišská Nová Ves. They stayed here for one week. They had an official program every day, but we had to figure out what will we do after that.

The first day when they came to Spišská Nová Ves we took them to the restaurant Gurmán where we ate pizza. It was really delicious. After that we showed them our town square and then we took them to Alchýmka where was a Movie festival. That night they were showing  short animated comedy movies from all around the world. Some of them were really funny.

The following day we took them to play snooker and I can tell you it was a lot of fun.

During the weekend the weather was really bad. It was raining all day, so we didn’t really know what to do. Some Slovak students took Germans to motocross, some took them to Markušovce to the manor-house and then they were playing board games together.

On Monday and Tuesday we took them to a bar. We chatted there, played cards and it was really good.

On Wednesday, the last day, we took Germans to play bowling. We were separated into small groups, in which we were mixed the Slovaks and the Germans. It was more funny and interesting that way, so we had a lot of fun playing bowling.

The day after we had to say our goodbyes to the German students in the morning, which was really sad for us. It was such a pleasure to have them here in Spišská Nová Ves and let them stay in our houses. We will always remember these beautiful and memorable moments spent with the Germans.

Katarína Gardošíková (3.E)

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An interview with an exchange student from Brasil

 

As you have probably noticed, we have an exchange student in our schools since September.

We made an interview with her for you!

Tell us something more about yourself, please.

My name is Luiza Taube Toretta and I´m 17 years old. I live in Brazil, Parma, Cascavel.

I´m in the last year of school in Brazil.

Is this your first exchange stay?

It´s the first time I left my country and I live somewhere that is not my hometown.

Why did you decide that you want to study abroad?

I had heard many experiences from my cousins ​​and my brother who made exchange. When they came back they changed a lot and had many experiences and stories to tell.

How long will you be here?

I’m going to stay here for 10 months.

What was the main reason you chose Slovakia?

I was on the waiting list and I had the choice between Slovakia and one other country and I chose Slovakia.

What do you expect from this stay ?

I would like to learn more about the culture here and to be able to come back with experiences and knowledge ​​that I can tell to my friends and family.

What do you like the most here in Slovakia?

I believe that for now – people.

Do you like Slovak nature ?

I like it. I come from a country that also has many natural beauties, but it’s nice to see the differences and that is beautiful in the same way.

Do you like Slovak food  ?

The food is very different, there are things that I like but I have not tasted many traditional things yet.

What is the biggest difference between life in Slovakia and Brasil?

There are many differences, from food to when we eat, or that we treat peple more informally, or that the younger ones have less freedom …

How do you spend your time here when you are not at school?

I’m going to start drawing class, but usually I’m painting or I’m going out with someone.

 

Patrícia Zekuciová (4.C)

 

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Euroscola

 

What is Euroscola about?

The programme gives young people opportunity of visiting Strassbourg, and spending one day at the European Parliament negotiating like the real Europarlamentarians. The European Parliament has established the programme Euroscola with 3 basic aims:

The first one is to acquaint European teen-agers of ages 16 to 18 with the internal operation of this supranational institution, whose parlamentarians are elected in general direct elections.

The second aim is to give young people experience of communitarian Europe, by their participation in sessions, where they can share their opinions regarding work with European format, or issues, which they are interested in (e.g. unemployment, protection of life environment, racism, etc.).

The last one is to try to somehow advert the importance of knowledge of foreign languages in united Europe.

During the one working day, approximately 500 young people meet at the Europen Parliament in Strassbourg. There is a demand to collectively consider the consequences of constructing the Europe. They also have to use their language skills to cooperate with their partners from the European Union member states, because students present their thoughts in English or French.

Working days of Euroscola programme are held since 1989. Nowadays, about 10 000 young people from Europe participate anually.

After the arrival to Strassbourg, each school gets a guide, who is responsible for entrance formalities. He (or she) also gives teachers and students information about upcoming day, and accompanies them during the whole day.

We participated in this programme 2 years ago, and we travelled to Strassbourg for a 4-day long “business trip” in October, 2016. We spent one day as Europarlamentarians and had opportunity to vote “for” or “against” some ideas, and to express our own opinions in front of 700 people. Subsequently, we have decided to take part in this programme in 2017, too. Our main goal is to support the young (un)employed people and the people, who are handicapped.

Several discussions took place at our school during this November in relation to our programme. The first of them was the discussion with the member of European Parliament Mrs. Monika Smolková and the member of National Council of Slovak republic Mrs. Lea Grečková, who is also vicemayor of the town Spišská Nová Ves. It was held on 9th November. Next discussion held on 14th November was the one with the director of the asylum in Hodkovce, Mr. Beňo. The last one was the discussion with the another European Parliament member Mrs. Jana Žitňanská, held on 15th November. During these discussions we asked questions related to (un)employed young people and people that are handicapped, and afterwards guests answered them.

We believe that thanks to this programme we wil help people, who really need it.

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ART and ME

by Andrea Kanóczová, 3.A

 

My favourite kind of art has always been drawing.

I enjoy almost everything about it. The colour, the smell, the sound of the top of the pencil sliding on the surface of paper… I don´t practice this hobby very often, but when I do it always makes me feel relaxed and happy.

I was introduced to drawing when I was very young. My grandmother found me decorating my crib with my cousin´s crayons and it inspired her to buy me a set of colourful pencils. Since then my mom would often draw silhouettes of things I liked for me to colour them.

As I was growing older I started attending dance classes, but this was not my cup of coffee. I soon realised that what I like about dancing is not the dance itsself, however, the way it looks from the perspective of the viewer.

I never tried to play any musical instruments, bacause I was unable to decide which one´s sound I like the most. Nevertheless, I listen to music daily. I have no favourite genre. I like everything that sounds good to me or has an interesting message. One day I would also like to see a musical or an opera. The only reason I haven´t done it so yet is that I hugely dislike wearing formal clothes which are expected to be worn  on such occassons.

To summarize, I can say that I do like art. I have always beeen an admirer of skilled people who work hard and put their hearts into the creation of something beautiful. No matter if they are musicians, filmmakers, poets or painters.

 

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The survival course

We met at the schoolyard on Monday at 7:30 am. After a few minutes, that we spent waiting for latecomers, we finally set off. In an hour we arrived at Porač park. We were accommodated (the lucky ones in new, recently reconstructed cottages) and then we almost immediately started.

 

We were divided into small groups of people and everyone had to accomplish all 6 disciplines: first aid, shooting an air gun, climbing, civil defence, archery and topography. Mrs.Salajová showed us basic medical methods of healing injuries. Mr. Dovčík taught us how to shoot an air gun accurately and we managed archery with Mr. Roško, too. Luckily, we didn’t have any injuries. Then we put our lives in Mr. Brovko’s hands whilst climbing on a climbing wall. Mrs. Toporcerová told us how to manage emergency situations from natural disasters such as a fire and a flood to military attacks. We will never get a chance to get lost in the woods thanks to Mrs. Pemčáková. We did our best, although it was a little chilly and rainy on Tuesday, but we just gritted out teeth and carried on (the truth is we didn’t have much a choice).

Anyway, this is how we spent majority of our first day and Tuesday morning. But we also had a lot of free time that we spent socializing. Some of us did sports like football, tennis and volleyball. We went swimming or we just relaxed in the spa. We played bowling, billiards and we were sitting by the fire in the evenings. On the last day we took our ”final exam”. It was a quiz consisted of theoretical questions in order to test our knowledge from past 2 days. I’m sure we all passed, but only the best ones could win.

Time flew by so fast, that before we knew it, it was time to head home. It seemed too soon to go back on Wednesday morning, but everything has to come to an end. I think we spent 2 amazing days full of fun, new opportunities and great experiences. Great thanks to our teachers for their time and energy.

Zuzana Švačová a Katarína Gardošíková (3.E)

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