This year’s cultural week between the 11th and the 16th of October was dedicated to one of the greatest Slovenian writers, Ivan Cankar. During Slovenian lessons, MYP students participated in many activities, through which they have learnt about his life and work. Students read his story ‘Skodelica kave’ and wrote a thank you note to Cankar’s mother. They created the author’s Facebook page. Students also summarised, recreated and changed the ending in his stories: ‘Pehar suhih hrušk’, ‘Mater je zatajil’ in ‘Enajsta šola’. They thought about the relationship he had with the people in his life and, based on his works, tried to determine the values that were important to him. They also compared Cankar’s childhood to theirs. At the MYP plenary they listened to his story ‘Pehar suhih hrušk’ in English and wrote or drew down their thoughts.

Tina Frelih