Romanian school takes Spring Day registrations over 5,000 mark

Over 5,000 schools have now registered for Spring Day for Europe 2009. The Scoala de Arte si Meserii in Teregova, Romania, became the 5,000th school to sign up on 31 March. A vocational school in a rural area of Caras-Severin County in Romania, it trains students for jobs in the public sector.

School principal Gabriela-Violeta Bica, who registered the school, said that more than 300 students from Teregova and neighbouring villages attend courses leading to diplomas in tourism or other public services.

All 26 teachers at the school will organise Spring Day classroom activities and events expected to focus on the EU and Romania, as well as on the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, the general theme of the campaign.

Romania tops the league for registrations, with more than 2,000 schools. Greece has more than 340 schools signed up. Lithuania, one of the EU’s smaller countries, has an impressive 215 schools registered.

Schools have been signing up at a rate of more than 100 a day in recent weeks. The registration of the 5,000th school comes just two weeks after the Bundesoberstufenrealgymnasium, in Vienna, Austria, became the 4,000th school to join the Spring Day initiative.

20/04/2009 by: Petru Dumitru