Learning Circle Group: 200710 Learning Sponsoring Teacher: Katerina Solomonidou Sponsor School: Solomonidou Foreign language school City: Athens - Country: Greece Name of Project: Set Your Mind on the World You Dream. We people have the power to create the world we live in with our own thinking. By doing so in positive ways, we prepare the ground for the world of our dreams. See what some famous people said: "The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: Find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your soul into it with every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have." John D. Rockefeller “According to aerodynamic laws, the bumblebee cannot fly. Its body weight is not the right proportion to its wingspan. Ignoring these laws, the bee flies anyway.” M. Sainte-Lague "You must be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi Katerina 13 and Marilia 12, wrote another John Lennon “Imagine” for themselves: Imagine there are no worries It’s not hard if you try Just green grass below us Above us only stars Imagine all the children Playing in peace Imagine there’s no border It’s easy if you want to Nothing to worry or be sad for And no wars too Imagine all the children Having fun in peace You may say that I ‘m dreaming But I ‘m just one of many I know that someday you’ll join us And the world will be united Imagine there are no needs I believe that you can No need for food or water A brotherhood of all Imagine all the children Sharing all the world You may say that I’m dreaming But I ‘ m just one of many I know that someday you’ll join us And the world will be united. PERFECT PLANET: By Sawsan Sultan: In my own opinion the perfect planet is a peaceful one where people can be free with no barriers and not being racists and judged by others and holding their head up high. A world without wars and poverty problems, a clear place to live in with clean air, not overpopulated. It is a place in which people can express themselves in pride. A world full of youth hopes and dreams to accomplish and not to be broken and destroyed. No difference in languages and colors and no power to be downsized. A world that has cure for diseases and people grow to succeed and to achieve their goals. A place where we are proud of ourselves and enjoy everything. A world that has new generations in a stable, healthy environment that is full of green plants and tress and people who have healthy relationships. Relaxed people and respectful to others and consider each others' feelings. The mother earth in a good transformed way! With all this we could have a new perfect planet! By Huda Alkhunaizi: The perfect planet is the planet that has pure clean environment. The planet where people live happy and cooperate with each other, where people are there for each other, where there is enough life for every one, where there is nothing but peace and love and people live happily ever after. From Ameera A. Ameer: I think a peaceful place with quite friendly people and good governments are the main elements of a perfect planet. Plus the pure water you drink and the clean air you breathe. From Zahra'a Radhi: I think that the perfect planet is the one which offers a place to live in good surroundings with peace, safety and love. If you want to live in a perfect planet, live every day like it is the last day in your life, so try to be a good person with others, be friendly, kind and they will do the same to you. Know that everyone has rights and work to do. Understand the meaning of being a human and appreciate others' feelings. Last but not least, wake up every day and think of the greatness of God for minutes, so start your day by putting the good things in front of your eyes. Life becomes beautiful and deserves to be lived. You make the places wonderful with your love and work. By Afaf Shubar: My perfect planet would be full of amazing natural scenes, the weather would be warm, there would be no wars or hunger or disasters, everyone loves, cares and looks after each other. From Zainab Taraif: A peaceful world No pollution Being fair in every way No crimes Everyone is equal. That is what makes the planet a perfect one. By Hawra'a Yousif: I’ve always wanted to live in my own ideal planet, where peace is the only option available, where no enemies exist and the whole world gathers around to be united, one hand, where only good people are allowed to stay and the bad ones are gone. From Fatima Mohammed: A perfect planet is a place where everything should go right at all the time. There should not be poor people suffering for food. There should not be war killing people like animals. You should minimize the greenhouse effect; people should love each other and help in the community. People should pray hand in hand to make their dreams come true. Also another child wrote: I live on a perfect planet called “Earth" where good people live in. All the people are friendly and fun loving, where everybody loves each other. Moreover, we don't have wars. We all live in a peaceful country, and we all speak one language. All the people are equal in their knowledge and culture. They all work by helping each other and they are all free in their work. By Masooma in Isa town: -Mini-saga in 50 words To live in a dream world is my dream. In this world, the Island, what I hope is very small and wonderful. In this you see the sunrise very well, stay on the beach with the soft breeze. It is like paradise, I could say that it is the paradise. I love … in life Ameera A. Ameer: 1. Being honest 2. Having faith 3. Self-confidence 4. Helping others 5. Forgiveness Huda: I love…… Being my self My family and beloved friends Being good at the things I do Gods' blessings and gifts My sweet memories Hawra'a Yousif: I believe that everything in life is beautiful and everyone has his own beauty, but it depends on every person’s perspective towards life. What makes my life beautiful by Sawsan: - Feeling free, expressing what’s in my heart to others. - Being with my friends and family. - Shopping and getting what I want and need. - Getting enough care and to having a hand that could be lent to help me. - My grandmother! Sawsan Sultan: Actually I like everything in my life, because I believe that God created us for many reasons, praying, doing good deeds and working hard to prove ourselves in society. So the most important love is to God. I mentioned the reasons for loving life, but the most spectacular thing I like in my life is living in one family, with my parents. I really appreciate this and thank God every day for this gift. There are some material things that I love such as celebrations, chocolate and Pepsi, the Internet and going to malls. This comes from another child: 1) The smile on my mother's face. 2) When I make others feel good and comfortable. 3) Feeling the love of my family. 4) When I change others' life to the best. 5) When my friends surround me with their love and encouragement. Zahra'a Radhi: 1) I love birds’ singing on the trees every morning. 2) I love to be honest with others especially whom I love even if it'll hurt them and me. 3) I love being myself. 4) I love working hard to feel good even when I don't succeed. 5) I love following my heart and mind to make the right decision. Zainab Taraif: There are a lot of happy times that I love it in my life. The times I feel happy are when everyone around me is happy and proud of me especially my parents. I feel happy for everything that draws the smile on my mother's face. The only thing I want from everyone is to forgive each other for all their mistakes. Let's have peace and white hearts. I feel happy if I get high grades at school, if my teachers like me and be proud of me. Last but not least, I feel happy if we have a peaceful life without wars and fighting, a world for everyone to live happily and die happily. Afaf Shubar: Of course I love my family the most, and after them come my faithful real friends. I basically love everyone who's honest and loves me back. Zainab Hussain: Just being alive and healthy is enough for me. I don't have anything specific that I love about my life but, I think having a family and someone who cares about you is enough to enjoy living and have a good life. Hawra'a Yousif: I love everything fun in life, having a beloved family and friends, learning about everything, the happy moments, shopping, sleeping and the little tiny details that lighten up my days. Zainab Almuwali: There are many things that make the world beautiful and free of problems. For example, small charities help people in resolving their problems, through money or moral support. Also, having many projects that make our world a better place and having companies that improve the life of people. We can make our world a safer world full of happiness and prosperity through our relations and communication with others and cooperation. Zahra'a Radhi: In my opinion we can see the beauties in the world in everything around us such as the birds’ singing in the morning, friendly neighbors greeting you every day, a peaceful community, kids playing together, volunteers working to give others help and money to stay alive. People who look positively to life and think that they can hope and dream in a free way without boundaries. Organizations that care and help the poor, old or whoever is in need. Appreciating the gifts from God and seeing the greatness of God in everything. Afaf Shubar: My peaceful , safe country My family's strong bonds My faithful friends My optimistic attitude towards everything Small things like helping others, buying nice things for myself once in a while Fatima Mohammed: When someone needs help, it makes me happy to be there to help out in whatever they need to change their life. Just to be there for someone and know that you helped out makes you feel happy and proud of yourself... My best memory/day: Huda Alkhunaizi: My best memory of my life was when I first got sick and had to stay at hospital. That day I realized how much love and care my parents and family have for me and how important I'm for them and they for me. Ameera A. Ameer: I remember what happened as if it was now! The first day I entered school, I was happy, cheerful and excited to study. I really loved my primary school. I didn't have many friends then, because my cousins were there but when they graduated friends were not a problem at all as I am a sociable person. Zahra'a Radhi: One of the happiest days in my life was when I went with my friend and my family to The Delmon Lost Paradise. I felt so happy because of spending the whole day with my friends playing, talking and laughing after a long time of not seeing each other. Our families were so happy and enjoyed talking about us while we were playing. By Yosraa: I live with a very kind family, with very strong relationships. We all respect each other. I am lucky to have a mother who understands all my problems and help me to solve them. And a father who spoils me in everything as he buys me whatever I need. I have two brothers and one sister; they all like to play with me computer games and sports like volleyball, basketball and riding horses. I love my family very much because when I am with them I feel that I am in a dream. By Sawsan Sultan: How is the ideal family like? To answer this question, we need to mention the responsibilities of parents and children. To begin with, the father is the head of the family and he has many responsibilities to hold. For instance, the ideal father shares happiness and sadness with wife and kids. Furthermore, he works very hard and spends time making effort to maintain his family. As for the mother, she shows her husband and kids love because when the nest of love disappears, unhappiness starts. The ideal family is the family with the parents as the wall protecting the house. Last but not least, children have duties to do for their parents. In perfect families, children show their parents respect and love. Today, we are a long, long way from that ideal family, because new generations do not show respect to their parents. Unfortunately, the economical, social and political conditions are affecting the family which depends on new generations. By Zainab Hussain: My ideal family would be a fun caring family which always puts the family members first. Also having perfect parents, who work hard for the sake of the children. Mini saga from Marilia, 12 years old. My world is beautiful. The sun is bright and warm. All around me there is green. The sea is blue and calm. All the people are friendly and kind. All the kids are free to play and have fun. Everyone loves each other. I love life in my dream world! Haiku from Katerina, 13 and Marilia, 12. I love the river! I love the green mountain! Can’t I have all that? also: Nick, 15 years old The sea is light blue The sun is bright all day long In the world I love Alexandros, 12 years old - MY IDEAL HOUSE My house is near the sea. It’s a very big house. It has two floors. Next to my house there is a swimming pool. Around the swimming pool there are a lot of flowers and many trees. At the corner of the garden we have a basketball loop. Inside the house there is a very big living room with a big sofa, two armchairs, a big TV with a home cinema and a stereo. Next to the living room there is a kitchen. Inside the kitchen there is a long table with four chairs around it. There are also a fridge, a cooker and many cupboards. On the second floor, there are three bedrooms and a big bathroom. In my bedroom I have an aquarium with many beautiful fish. Fani, 12 years old Hello! My name is Fani. I am 12 years old. My world is wonderful. It has got very beautiful houses and forests all over the place. The environment is very clean. In my environment there isn’t rubbish. My home is a big castle. It is very cool. The forests are clean and they haven’t got any burnt trees. The houses are big, clean and beautiful. I’m the queen in my world. All the people are kids and we don’t go to boring schools. Cars do not exist. In my world we have only bikes and our feet. There aren’t any factories to pollute. My world is cool! I am happy that I live in such a beautiful, wonderful and clean world. Asteria, 15 years old Hi to everyone! I am Asteria and I ‘m 15 years old. In my ideal world, we don’t have jobs, we don’t pay for anything we want and we have all the things we like. We do whatever we want without consequences and there is nothing that can hurt us. People DON’T LIE, are friendly and they love each other. Nobody is unhappy and nobody feels pain. The environment in all seasons is green and flowers are always colorful. Trees are everywhere and finally, people DON’T DIE. Konstantinos, 12 years old My world is one of the strangest and most amazing worlds. In my world there are only few blocks of flats. There is a lot of grass and many mini pitches. There are no schools and you take knowledge with mini pills. Over there, you can travel on a teleport machine without planes or ships. Animals are free. Children play outside their houses without stopping every day. They have fun. In the cities there are markets and videogames. There aren’t thieves and there are many walls for graffiti and many ramps for skate board. Every year there is snow and every summer there is hot weather. I wish one day when I wake up to see all these which I imagine.