WORLD FOOD DAY
World Food Day is celebrated annually on 16 October to promote global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and to highlight the need to ensure healthy diets for all.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) designated 16 October as World Food Day in 1979.
C3- MOBILITY TO SPAIN
C3 Mobility to Spain was held 30 May-03 June 2022 in Institut Torreforta, Taragona. The topic of the mobility was Biodiversity and during the five days of activities, the students, working in international groups, worked on different products whose aim was to raise awareness of different life forms and their significance. On the first day, presentations of each partner school were held in order to get to show the activites each of them had done previous to the mobility and related to the topic. Later in the afternoon, all the participants went on a guided tour around Tarragona and the students participated in the quiz: Approaching Tarragona’s heritage to show what they had learned during the tour.
The second day was dedicated to visiting the Ebro river delta, which has been turned into a national park with very interesting contents. In addition to the information they received from the guide about the delta, its biodiversity, the way of life in the past and present, they were able to experience for themselves what it used to be like to live there. They steered boats, planted rice and studied biodiversity by looking for various animals and plants.
On the third day of mobility, a visit to the beaches of Larga and Torre de la Mora was organized. On the way to the beach, they hiked through a beautiful Mediterranean forest and got to know the plants typical of these regions. The walk ended with socializing and swimming at Torre de la Mora beach. In the afternoon, they participated in a biodiversity workshop dedicated to butterflies. The guests of the workshop were university students from Girona who conveyed their knowledge about these wonderful creatures to the participants in a very interesting way.
On Thursday, the day was dedicated to going and visiting Barcelona. The teachers of the host school showed the participants some of the sights of this city, such as the famous Rambla street, Gaudí's Milo house, Barcelona Cathedral... In the evening, a formal dinner was held and certificates were awarded for students and teachers.
On the last day of mobility, students wrote the second stanza of the project's anthem in groups and the most beautiful was chosen by voting, and then in the workshop they made a hotel for insects from recycled materials.
Next mobility will be held in Barrolo, Italiy in November 2022.
You can see final products of this mobility
GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY
Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognise, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a day for the world to come together and put the planet first.
The mission of Global Recycling Day, as set out by the Global Recycling Foundation, is twofold:
1. To tell world leaders that recycling is simply too important not to be a global issue, and that a common, joined up approach to recycling is urgently needed.
2. To ask people across the planet to think resource, not waste, when it comes to the goods around us – until this happens, we simply won’t award recycled goods the true value and repurpose they deserve.
We celebrated Global Recycling Day and sent our message to our community
C2 - MOBILITY TO PORTUGAL
C2 Mobility to Portugal was held 31 January-04 February 2022 in Agrupamento de Escolas de Barcelos, in Barcelos, Portugal. The topic of the mobility was Waste management and during the five days of activities, the students, working in international groups, worked on different products whose aim was to raise awareness of three important things: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE.
On the first day, presentations of each partner school were held in order to get to know each other better and they were given a tour around the school.
Later in the afternoon, working in groups, the students made three videos about the importance of recycling.
The second day was dedicated to cultural activities and the teachers and students visited Porto, one of the largest and most important cities in Portugal.
The upcycling activity was held on the third day. The students, together with their teachers, used recycled paper to make different products, and learned that instead of throwing them into litter, many things can be made from old newspapers: jewellery, baskets, paintings... They also visited Braga, a nearby town and its surrounding churches.
One of the activities in the project is making a project hymn by writing one stanza per mobility. This activity was held on Thursday and the topic of the stanza was waste management.
The students also visited a Town Fair which is held every Thursday and the Museu de Olaria where they learned about the history of Barcelos and Portugal and had the opportunity to create their own Galo de Barcelo - the symbol of Barcelos and Portugal
The last day of mobility was the day when the students presented their products: the videos, the exhibition of paper products and the stanzas they wrote. They voted for the best stanza which would present the first one in the hymn.
At the final dinner, the students and teachers were given certificates of attendance.
The next mobility will be held in Dorohoi in Romania in May 2022.
You can see final products of this mobility
C1 - JOINT STAFF TRANING EVENT
Joint staff training event was held 10-12 November 2021 in Institutio de Education Secundaria Torreforta in Tarragona, Spain. The activity aimed at providing all partner schools with valuable training on useful ICT tools which are highly necessary for the implementation of the project and efficient communication among participants. It also gave the teachers opportunity to meet in person and exchange knowledge and experience about different topics related to the project such as eTwinning platform, project website, different tools for communication and evaluation.
WORLD EARTH DAY
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG (formerly Earth Day Network) including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
This is the first important date in our Sustainability Calendar and it was celebrated in each partner school through various activities which included both the students and the teacher. The activities were educational, creative, and interesting. Their purpose was to raise awareness about the importance of environmental protection and the contribution of „tiny steps“ of each individual to save our beautiful planet.
In the online meeting held on 4 February 2021 the students of all partner schools chose the logo of the project by voting. Each partner had two logos in the competition which they previously chose in their own schools. The students from each school presented their logos, their towns and schools to the other partners which was one of the first steps towards getting to know each other.
The winning logo is from Institut Torreforta from Tarragona, Spain.