Closing ceremony // 12th June Municipal Auditorium
Closing ceremony // 12th June Municipal Auditorium
//Ceremony ending - closing speech //Popular Marches – with students from all the participating countries Esposende Vocational School (EPE) Closing ceremony // 12th June Municipal Auditorium Esposende Vocational School (EPE) was created in 1993 and is committed to the promotion of the integrated development and the improvement of Esposende dynamics, which is a geographic area directed to all courses we ministrate. EPE had as first goal to suppress the lacks of qualified professionals in the areas of: Catering/Restaurant Industry Receptionist Environmental and Agricultural Tourism Child care Marketing and Communication Information Technologies Development and Management Environmental Management EPE plays a vital role in contributing to the increase of the scholar and professional certification of the region’s youth, placing in the work market technicians duly qualified. Esposende I Portugal 2014 Ceremony programme //EPE March “Portuguese Poets of the 20th century” (in honour of the Portuguese poets of the twentieth century) This work was entirely developed at school. Since the theme choice, the development of the song lyrics, the arches, till the choreography and rehearsals. It was prepared to be presented at night, during the festivities of the local community and it involves 53 students from two school courses.This march is poetry, this march is magic because it is a tribute to the great Portuguese poets of the twentieth century. During the 20th century, Portugal was the birthplace of great poets who are now part of our history: Fernando Pessoa, Miguel Torga, António Gedeão, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Florbela Espanca, Alexandre O'Neill, Eugénio de Andrade, Manuel Alegre, are some of the poets we are now celebrating. Their words sing freedom and the 25th April “The freedom day”* couldn’t be forgotten. So, while there are poets, we will learn Portuguese History and culture, as well. Don’t ever stop writing and this way, poetry will always be celebrated. //Poland presentation (10 minutes) //Class performance / TAI2: “Being a Poet!” To be a poet is to be higher, to be greater Than Men! To bite as if kissing! To be a beggar and to give away as The King of the Kingdom of Within and Beyond Pain! It is having the splendour of a thousand wishes And not even knowing what you wish for! It is having inside a flaming star, It is having claws and wings of a condor! It is being hungry, being thirsty for Infinity! For an elm, dawns of gold and satin… It is condensing the world into a yawp only! And it is loving you, hopelessly, like this… It is you being soul, and blood, and life in me And telling it, singing, to everybody! Florbela Espanca, Portuguese poet (Vila Viçosa, 8 December 1894 — Matosinhos, 8 December de 1930). Precursor of the feminist movement in Portugal, had a tumultuous and eventful life that shaped her writings, finely imbued of erotism and femininity. The earliest known poem written by the hand of Florbela, A Vida e a Morte (Life and Death), dates back to 1903. Graduating in Literature in 1917, she enrolled in Law, becoming the first woman to follow this course of study at the University of Lisbon. Florbela attempts suicide on two occasions, in October and November of 1930, shortly before her master-piece Charneca em Flor was published. Being diagnosed a pulmonary edema, Florbela died on 8th December 1930. //Opening of the ceremony: António Conde speech I Zendensino’s chairman and EPE headmaster //Cyprus presentation (10 minutes) //Slovenia presentation (10 minutes) //EPE students performace: Ana Sofia Nunes, André Boaventura and Rui Araújo //Music School performance //Turkey presentation (10 minutes) Escola de Música/Music School //Music School activity Zendensino - EME is in charge of a musical school project named, Escola de Música de Esposende (Music School of Esposende), which has already a 400 group of students. Its main activity is directed for children with specialized classes in violin, trompet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, guitar and piano. //Portugal presentation (10 minutes) José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos, known as Zeca Afonso or just Zeca (2 August 1929 – 23 February 1987), was born in Aveiro, Portugal. Zeca is among the most influential folk and political musicians in Portuguese history. He became an icon among Portuguese left-wing activists due to the role of his music in the resistance against the dictatorial regime of Oliveira Salazar, resistance that triumphed in 1974 with the pro-democratic leftist military coup of the Carnation Revolution. His song "Grândola, Vila Morena" is closely associated with the revolution. Years after his death, Zeca Afonso is still widely listened to, not only in Portugal, but also abroad. //Performance of the Folkloric group“ Grupo de Sargaceiros da Casa do Povo de Apúlia” The traditional folklore in the municipality of Esposende is rich and diverse, not only the lyrics, songs and dances, but also the unique dressing. This group was founded in 1934 by António Torres. It is a unique representative of the folklore of this region, either by their dances and their characteristic costume, which dates back to the Roman occupation, either by specific agromaritime activity that is - picking the seaweed. Over 80 years of existence, it has been considered one of the most authentic groups, so that its presence became required in the largest folklore festivals in this country.