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ACCESS Program Students in Gori Celebrated St.Valentines Day with an Enrichment Activity

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 13 Feb 2012

The Access Program in Gori held an enrichment activity devoted to St. Valentine’s day on February 13, 2012. Students got acquainted with the history and origin of this popular festival; watched a PowerPoint Presentation and a video featuring the traditions of celebrating St. Valentine’s day in various countries and discussed the ways in which a similar festival – Day of Love is celebrated in Georgia.

“I have never suspected the true origin of St. Valentine’s day”, Rusudan Shatakishvili, an Elementary group student admitted. “I got to know a lot of new things today”, she added.

Second half of the event was devoted to interactive games and activities, such as reading acrostic rhymes, matching words, doing crosswords, guessing anagrams, mending broken hearts to find hidden messages and etc. To finish the day, the students wrote anonymous valentines and stuck the heart shaped messages to a specially prepared board.


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