Next Level Art Bridge – The earth is one country and mankind its citizens –  is an art based approach twinning project of two primary school classes towards a better and more sustainable future. It is done in exchange between The Reijola school in Joensuu, Finland and Bajram Curri school in Tirana, Albania. The project is hosted by Environment Online -ENO network of schools for sustainable development. 

This school project is done in the Sustainable Development via Co-creation project, which is funded by the Central Finland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.

Please stay updated on the project advancement by visiting this page. The project starts in mid-Sep 2022.

19.9 2022 Greetings from Albania!

The students and teachers from Bajram Curri from Tirana, Albania sent video greetings to finnish students introducing themselves and their school and its surroundings.

After watching the Bajram Curri school greetings the students of Reijola school prepared themselves with the vocabulary related to sustainable development by playing “coctail party” in english. Find instructions from here

17.11.2022 Greetings from Reijola to Albania!

Here are Reijola school students greetings to Albania. The music in the video is an instrumental version of a song composed by the Principal of the school Mr. Jyri Martiskainen. The song was performed by nearly 6000 students at the Suomen suven avaus – finnish summer opening festival 2022. The event is a big musical event where all the primary school students of the City of Joensuu gather at the Laulurinne -the singing stage – to sing and perform the songs they have practised during the springtime.

7.12.2022 A Christmas meeting!

Finally we were ready to organize a video meeting between the classes. The meeting was held in the spirit of Christmas. The finnish students presented reused crafts they had made: boiler plates from an old coffee package (instructions of finnish students in English are coming soon here for all! Meanwhile you can follow these ) and everybody got a chance to present themselves and tell about their hobbies.

Finally some Christmas songs were sung to each other in four languages – in english, in finnish, in albanian and in italian also! Next meeting was agreed to be held around Valentine’s day in February where both classes will present some art and craft works related to the theme and more songs will be sung for the friendship.

May 2023

The schools took part in the ENO Art competition 2023 FOLK CREATURES. In addition to the contest the schools presented the works to eache others.

Works from Bajram Curri school

Works from Reijola school: