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.