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
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.