Τετάρτη, 4 Ιουνίου 2014

The Sixth and Last Meeting

From 13/05/2014 until 15/05/2014 took place the 6th and last meeting of our project in the picturesque town of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. In the first day of the meeting both pupils and teachers had the chance to get to know Sassi and to meet each other at the hosting school.



The second day was dedicated to a formal ceremony that marked the conclusion of the program.


Teachers as well as pupils from each country  greeted  the event and the hosts handed to each participating team a souvenir. At the end of the event we took the customary family photo.




The event gave to pupils the opportunity to take some interviews and learn things about their fellow pupils.



The rest of the day participants had the chance to visit a resort and relax by the seaside. On the third day, participants visited the Castellana Caves and Alberobello.



In the evening, pupils had a party and teachers a dinner.






After the meeting pupils answered a questionnaire regarding the meeting. The results are presented below. To see the images put the mouse over an image, press the right button of the mouse and choose view image.









And here are some pictures taken during the interviews.








Πέμπτη, 10 Απριλίου 2014

Fifth Meeting in Alytus, Lithuania


Ten partners of this Comenius project  met in Alytus, Lithuania on the 11th of March, 2014. All participants had been guided around three departments of Alytus Vocational Training Center. The guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with the various activities students have at school. Partners visited among others the departments of nursing, beauty, and welder training. In addition, they were guided to Vilnius, Trakai and interesting places in Alytus.  The last day a cocktail party took place. Everybody had a great time while singing, dancing, and chitchating. The photos that follow are from this meeting.






 







Fourth Meeting in Paks, Hungary

The fourth meeting took place in Paks, 8-12th October, 2013. The groups from Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, and Turkey arrived on 8th of October. The official program started on the 9th of October at 9.00 a.m. The Headmaster greeted the guests and made a presentation on our school. The welcome program was followed by a working session at the school for both pupils and teachers. Pupils were asked to complete certain entertaining tasks, like preparing posters of their countries, and filling in questionnaires on Hungary. At midday after having lunch the group visited the Nuclear Power Plant, which plays a very important role in the life of the town as well as the school, and saw the exhibition at the visitors’ center and those over 16 could pay a visit to the visitors’ corridor with a tour guide and see the working area of the plant. In the rest of the afternoon the group returned to Paks and did a bit of sightseeing in the modern part of the town, the housing estate area, where they were admitted into the modern church designed by a famous Hungarian architect, and the basketball hall designed by the same person. Even though the weather did not favour us the hosting students and their guests had a great opportunity to get to know each other better and practice their English.

The second workday started off with a working session, but this time pupils were divided into 3 groups. Each group had pupils from different countries. One stayed at the school's library and worked with one of our IT teachers, the other group went to the local TV and radio station, and were informed about the program making procedures and technical devices of the stations, and they could try out the equipment and in the end they gave an interview! The third group had a chance to visit the local nursery, a kindergarten and an elementary school to get a glimpse at the educational work going on at the institutes and to shoot films and take photos, and make material that could be used for a cooperative product. In the rest of the afternoon we went sightseeing to the old part of the town and visited the Roman Ruins, Lussonium, nearby Paks and the Roman exhibition at the local museum, where pupils could learn about the past of the area and could dress up as Romans. The evening continued with an international pupils’ party, where our guests were asked to perform something, a dance or a song, so the Hungarian pupils could learn a few things about the culture of their visitors. The Hungarian pupils also prepared a folk dance and a folk music performance.

The last day started off with a visit to the Major’s Office, to the Town Hall reception followed by a walk at the riverside. After the morning working session at school they had lunch and we travelled to the seat of Tolna county, Szekszard, to do a sightseeing tour, and the teachers had chance to try the wine this region is famous for. To learn more about Hungarian folk culture we went to Decs and saw the folk museum, tasted a speciality of the area, pastry with sour cream and we even danced to folk songs  and folk music together. In the evening teachers had a farewell dinner at one of the cellars in Paks, the pupils spent their time together.

October, 12 was the day the guests departured. All in all the meeting fulfilled its aim. Pupils worked together, communicated in English, learned about each other’s cultures. The teachers could also discuss some important issues about the project work.

Below are some photos taken during the meeting.







Third Meeting in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

A description of the meeting in in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is coming soon.