Press Release – “Narativ” Reading Camp, first edition

Tîrgu Mureș

5th September 2016

In the period August 26 – September 2, the team of the “Curtea Veche” Association together with the Azomureș Company organized the Narativ Reading Camp for children in Criț village, Brașov County.
Twenty student participants aged 7-12 were selected in Tîrgu Mureș following a school contest in which the contestants were asked to express in writing the reasons why they like reading. Children of Azomureș employees, selected on the basis of their written essays, also attended the event. The children spent a whole week at Casa Kraus, in a 15thcentury-like atmosphere reminding them of the novel which they studied in the reading camp – “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, retold from Victor Hugo’s novel, book appeared in the collection “Books of Childhood” at Curtea Veche Publishing.
The team prepared a varied program for the participants. The workshops led by two educators specialized in theatrical art were excellent occasions for the children to impersonate the characters from the book. Through practical activities, the children acquired information regarding the history of the epoch depicted in the novel, they practised a series of techniques belonging to the art of public speaking and improvisation and in the last day of the event, they staged a performance for their parents. As an addition to these activities, agricultural engineers shared specific information with the children, who were thus able to experience not only the joy of reading, but also the joy brought by nature, land work and the harvest this yields.
The program also included trips to visit the fortified churches of Viscri and Saschiz as well as the neighboring farms, where children learned things about agriculture and animal raising.
The “Narativ”reading camp is part of the series of social responsibility projects implemented by the Azomureș, company, many of which belong to the educational sector.

Azomureș Press Office