Thursday, December 4, 2014

We were altogether in Spain!

A Group Photo in Spanish Square of Seville
It was so nice to get together again. Between 24th and 28th of November, all partners met in Olivares, Spain for the fifth mobility. Monday was the arrival and the first meeting. Our Spanish hosts introduced their school to us. We also had the chance to visit the townhall, which is a historical building, still alive from the 17th century. In the evening, parents gave us a warm welcome with accompanied by typical Spanish cuisine.

Tuesday was a day of exploration. First, our hosts took us to La Dehesa de Abajo, a place for watching endangered species, especially birds. Then we went to El Rocio to witness this amazing place, which is an important attraction since pilgrimages are held every year towards there. We also visited the National Park of DoƱana, where we both walked and watched some documentaries and interacted with presentations. We had our lunch at Mazagon, by the Atlantic coast and enjoyed paella and explored the sandy beach. Now, all attendants know what tortilla and paella is!

On Wednesday, Spanish teacher, Jose Angel, who is responsible for the Spanish school, gave us a infoRmative presentation concerning the education system in Spain. The students also presented their slides one by one. The subject was "The Threats Against Our Natural and Cultural Heritage". All participants learnt precious information regarding the threats in each country, Romania, Turkey, Germany, Latvia, Spain, France and Greece, respectively. Thereafter, together we planted our "Comenius Tree". It will certainly grow bigger and bigger in time. After that, with the instructions of Jose Angel, a video was recorded, including all participant students, reciting a meaningful message aloud. In the evening, our hosts took us to the Solar Power Plant nearby and we walked along The Green Corridor of the Guadiamar River, which was recovered after the "Guadiamar River Disaster". All in all, Wednesday was a day full of educative activities.

Thursday meant more of a cultural day. We were in the beautiful city center of Seville, where we had the opportunity to visit Cathedral of Seville and the El-Alcazar Castle. We also saw the Golden Tower and spent some time in Spanish Square. In all these marvellous places, the architecture was just magnicifiant. Following those visits, we strolled along “Avenida de la ConstituciĆ³n” and “Plaza Nueva” for about an hour. 

While the students were attending their European Class activity, the teachers carried out the round-table meeting, during which they evaluated this mobility and discussed about the next mobility to France. European Class activity was about "vertical gardens", so all our pupils know how to make vertical gardens now; since they learnt it by experience.

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What a nice welcome by the Spanish students!

Everybody seems happy!

Students are making their presentations
Enjoying paella by the coast
During birdwatching activity, up above were lots of storks!
Jose Angel is providing us with information about the Spanish Education System.
We planted our Comenius tree!
Jose Angel is instructing the students for the video. Notice the vertical garden behind!
Cheers everyone!
Romanian team with their certificates
And the Turkish team
The Germany team
Latvian teachers and students
French team with their certificates
And the Greek team, with all their energy!
Our project coordinator, Apostolia Karra is giving a mutual present to our hosts.
Let's take a group photo before leaving Olivares. Despite the smiles on their faces, in fact, this was a sad moment.
This vertical garden was made by our students, during the European Class activity!