Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Fourth Step: Mobility to Latvia

All students and teachers together in front of Ligatnes Novada Vidusskola!
Our forth travel has been to Ligatne, Latvia. During our stay, all partners carried out a bunch of activities. Taking part in such activities has been a brand-new experience for all. On monday, following the arrival of all teams, the students were introduced to their host families. The day after, all teams gathered together at school and the students showed some presentations concerning what we had all done until the forth mobility to Latvia. Our Latvian partner, Aija Ziedina let us know her school better. On the same day, we went to Gauja National Park and followed the pathway, doing some educational activities, playing games and witnessing natural beauties.

Wednesday was the cultural part of the week, that is, the visit to the capital city, Riga. Breathing the historical atmosphere, tasting local cuisine, and feeling the Baltic breeze were refreshing. A professional guide helped us understand historically the streets we were standing upon.

Lots of acvities were done on Thursday, too. In the morning, the students took part in a European Class activity, during which they learned how to recycle paper and tried it for themselves. In the meantime, the teachers had the opportunity to discover Latvian educational system in details. Thereafter, pupils did some "Do-it-yourself" activities in a traditional Latvian house. That night was full of emotions during the farewell.

Friday meant round-table meeting and -unfortunately- departure for six teams. Not to mention, we are all going to miss that beautiful country.

We must go back to work and prepare for the fifth step. See you all in Spain!

Comenius Corner of Latvian School

Inside the school was like home!

Our project coordinator is giving olive leaves on behalf of all partners.

All students presented their slides about what they had done until then.

A video-session related to Gauja National Park.

The pupils also played some thematic games. The theme was nature.

That's the other game on protecting nature.
On the way to Cesis Castle.

Latvian students were very successful at singing!

We had the chance to see traditional folk dances.

Our visit in Riga taught us a lot!

The teachers are learning about the education in Latvia.

European Class activity: The students learnt how to recycle paper by themselves.

Inside Cesis Castle. Such an authentic feeling, as if we were in Medieval times.

Have you ever drawn pictures with a piece of coal?

Let's come together as a whole!