Start of the project: 02.11.2015

End of the project: 30.06.2016

The substance of the tender

A talent management program was organized, based on the local traditions and cultural values, including 30 elementary school students who were interested in ethnography, in the topic of pottery and gingerbread making. Its purpose was to discover and transmitting the local traditions, improve the knowledge of the participants, sharing and popularizing the acquired knowledge. The program lasted from November 2015 to June 2016 in Besenyszög, including the museum visits and the specialized camp, beyond the weekly sessions.

Introducing the tendering organization

The ethnographic collection handled by the foundation, consists of more than 1500 pieces, which are the tools of the Great Plain’s peasant life. Relating to this, we organized numerous session series and events. Last year, we published the Besenyszög Booklet in three different topics and published the monography of Besenszög from tender source.

During the school year, we regularly co-operate with the local elementary school, we receive school and nursery school students from spring to autumn. We have created a house for traditional minor crafts in Besenyszög, where ethnographic, museological and handcrafts sessions are held - A traditionalist camp was organized in Besenyszög (supported by NTP), in 2015.

“Our ancestors’ life” weekly session for school students (ethnography): traditional games, local lives - local dishes, folk music and folk customs, the students of upper classes seek the historical and ethnographic values of Besenyszög.

“Peasant Practices”: programs for the school and nursery school students who visit us. This includes - beyond the introduction of the ethographic collection and the solution of the relating exercises -  the following traditional activities: snail-making, folk music sessions, baking bread and scone in furnace, boating, introducing the traditional fishing, making fishing net, making broom, keeping the traditions of the age of Hungarian Conquest alive: archery, tools of the age of Hungarian Conquest, riding horse and extraordinary history lessons in the reconstructed village from the age of Hungarian Conquest found outside the town.

“Village research camp” for 6-18-year-old children, who are interested in folk music and ethnography, during the summer holiday - A traditionalist camp was organized in Besenyszög (supported by NTP), in 2015. The Foundation tries for seeking the traditional, cultural values of the homeland, and support the transmission of them by interactive programs, involving the youth.


Chiovini Ferenc Kolping Catholic Elementary School, Primary Educational Institution. The reasons of involving the partner organization: the target group of the project consists of the students of the local elementary school. The school helps us to recognise the talents. Furthermore, the school has suitable room and furnace for the pottery sessions, the latter one could not be available anywhere else in the town. The main function of the partner organization: the school helps us to select the participant children and also provides room for the ceramic-maker sessions. The partner organization doesn’t share in the tender source as the partnership has a purely professional nature.

The reasons, purposes, short-term-results and utility of the tender program

Within the confines of the project, a 60-hour-long workshop for talents was implemented for 30 primary school children who are interested in folk culture. The purpose of the program was to discover and transmit the local traditions, to make the participant children interested, to improve their knowledge and to make them share and popularizing this knowledge. The program for talents lasted from November of 2015 to June of 2016.  After a 6-hour-long talent identification, the program includes a 30-hour-long ceramics making session and a 30-hour-long gingerbread making session, where children had theoretical lessons from ethnography and practical lesson that were intended to discover the local colours. The program was closed by a 4-hour-long effect investigation (talent diagnostics).

The talent program includes, furthermore, a three-day-long, traditional besenyszög camp (June of 2016, accommodation: in tents at the yard of the school), a two-day-long Sóstó study trip (April of 2016, accommodation: youth hostel) and a one-day-long visit to the Museum of Ethnography, Budapest (February of 2016).

Within the confines of the talent program, the children could learn about the objects of the ethnographic collection, the museum and the cultural values. They could also learn about the pottery and making gingerbread, which are typical folk minor craft.