The year’s event gathered a record seventy-seven participants, aged from 9 to 16, from eighteen European and oversees countries.
The content of all workshops of the CHF Little School were presented in a special gala closing event staged at the City of Zagreb Red Cross civic centre at the Villa Rustica Hostel to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of this unique programme in Our Beautiful Homeland.
On hand for the event were state secretary Zvonko Milas, the head of the State Office for Croats Abroad, deputy state secretary Ivana Perkušić and Mijo Marić, the director of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
The jubilee 25th Little School of Croatian Language and Culture is now a traditional event, organised by the Croatian Heritage Foundation in the coastal town of Novi Vinodolski. The core objective of this summer holiday event is for children from the emigrant communities abroad to join their peers from across Croatia to improve their knowledge of the Croatian language and to learn about the culture and natural heritage of the region they are visiting.
This year the Little School programme was hosted by the City of Zagreb Red Cross civic centre at the Villa Rustica Hostel from the 17th to 28th of July. The children took part in various creative playroom/workshops (language, culture, journalism, puppetry, dramatic arts, dance and film) and in diverse sports, recreation and entertainment content. There was also lots and lots of fun and joyous moments in the healthy, carefree and safe environment supervised by experienced and trustworthy teachers and project heads.
The year’s event gathered a record seventy-seven participants, aged from 9 to 16, from eighteen European and oversees countries: the USA, Oman, Qatar, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, Sweden, Slovenia, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Norway, Canada and Croatia.
See the photo gallery of the events at the Little School: hr-hr.facebook.com
By: Lada Kanajet Šimić