The International Day of the Portuguese Language, the Centenary of Amália Rodrigues and Fado as Intangible Heritage of Humanity were celebrated on May 5, at the Grouping of Schools Eng. Nuno Mergulhão, in Portimão.
“Despite the difficulties raised by the pandemic, the work carried out showed the commitment of teachers to overcome constraints and associate themselves with their classes in these celebrations”, stresses Maria João Duarte, coordinating teacher of the UNESCO school network in that grouping.
This responsible makes “a special thanks to Professor Francisco Balancho, to the SAAF and to our “Amalias” and to the tireless help and collaboration of Special Education”, adding that it is also “important that the Pre-School and the 1st cycle of all the establishments in the grouping dignified these celebrations'.
“The quality of the group's teachers was demonstrated, with the best expectations having been surpassed, despite the contingency”, he adds.
«The number of photos, videos, podcast, power point and movies is remarkable», says the professor, announcing that the exhibition was on display at the Sala do Aluno last week.
Integrated in the UNESCO Schools network since 2003, the Eng. Nuno Mergulhão Schools Group fulfills the objectives of educational cooperation, the principles for peace, scientific development and equal rights, while promoting the principles of sustainability.
«Reviving the project corresponded to the heterogeneous profile of the students, who are part of a population with notorious cohesion weaknesses, and it is up to the school to bring them UNESCO ideals, in order to allow students to complete their school career in a more complete way. and enriching», underlines the direction of the Group.
As a way of celebrating the International Day of the Portuguese Language, the Centenary of Amália Rodrigues was simultaneously combined with the celebration of Fado, also designated by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
The direction of the Group considered these three elements that unite the Portuguese language and culture to be “inseparable, and therefore decided to celebrate them together”.