IES Guadalquivir shortlisted for the EU Health Award 2019

One of the main effects of our Erasmus + project “We are European, We are Equal” has been strengthening the internationalisation of the participating schools. Today IES Guadalquivir has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for the EU Health Awards with their initiative “Be Active”.

Sport is one of the key priorities of the Erasmus + programme, and we have taken the promotion of healthy living habits to a European level within our project.

https://ec.europa.eu/health/ngo_award/initiatives_en

The Quality Label of our eTwinning project in the local Spanish press

Local Spanish press celebrates the Quality Label awarded to out eTwinning project, a key part of our Erasmus+, highlighting its main strenghts:

Concesión del Sello de Calidad Nacional al proyecto eTwinning del IES Guadalquivir

https://www.ahoracordoba.es/ies-guadalquivir-sello-de-calidad-nacional/

El proyecto eTwinning del IES Guadalquivir logra el Sello Nacional de Calidad:

http://www.cordobahoy.es/articulo/sur/concesion-sello-calidad-nacional-proyecto-etwinning-we-are-european-we-are-equal/20190718183633063621.html

 

eTwinning Quality Label

Proud and grateful to have been awarded the eTwinning Spanish National Quality Label for our project “We are European, We are Equal” carried out this school year 2018/2019. This project is an exemplar of the excellent synergy between eTwinning and Erasmus +, as we have integrated it as part of our KA229. In this project pupils, teachers and other stakeholders from partner schools in Greece, Italy and Spain have taken part. The project stands out for its collaboration, interaction, use of technology, assessment, impact and dissemination.

EUROPASS CV COMPETITION RESULTS

We are happy to announce the winners of our Europass Competition:

First prize: Marianna S. from D’Alessandro Vocino (Italy)

Second prize: Giussepe B. from 3rd Gymnasio of Naoussa (Greece)

Third Prize: Tania M. from IES Guadalquivir (Spain)

For further details, you can check the assessment grid on the following link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12r4hW5E-WT4t740salRat3DmzLpTPOQB5NGmsluKFkY/edit?usp=sharing

Following our rules and regulations, winners will receive their prizes at our next mobility in San Nicandro (Italy), and all participants will receive a certificate.

We take this opportunity to inform you that Europass is now changing. You can find all the information at:

https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/about/news

and https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/europass

Thank you very much to all pupils for taking part in the competition and promoting this powerful European tool!

Refugee Day at 3rd Gimnasio of Naoussa

The pupils of the 3rd Gymnasio of Naoussa took part in a variety of activities and events commemorating the 100 years since the genocide of the Greek people of Efxinos Pontos (the Black Sea).

 

On 19 May – day selected by the Greek parliament to commemorate the tragedy – the pupils watched a documentary at Efxinos Club of Naoussa. The documentary was about a music band in the city of kerassounda (GIresun). Only one of the members of the band managed to survive, took refuge in Greece and gave an account of the hardships and suffering they experienced.

 

On 23 May, all the pupils of our school attended a presentation about the genocide prepared by Mrs. Savvatopoulou and watched the documentary “1922 The Greek Genocide” by National Geographic.

 

The pupils of Erasmus team are working on the translation and English subtitles of a documentary created by pupils of previous years, with the title “I lost my country. WHY?”.  Once it is ready we will share it with our partners.

Europe Day at 3rd Gimnasio of Naoussa

We  used the material sent by the European Committee (Greek department) to play games about the capital cities of the European countries and their historical monuments.

In order to foster better understanding and improve pupils’ knowledge of the European Union Mrs. Anna Savvatopoulou, teacher of Greek language and literature, integrated the same material sent by the European Committee (Greek department) in her Greek language lessons. She, also, have worked on:

THE EUROPEAN  UNION : THE IDEA, THE PURPOSES, THE PEOPLE

During a 6-hour greek language course, we studied texts written in 2000-2006   on:

  1. a) the idea of a united  but diverse- in geography and culture- union
  2. b) the fear of losing national identity and language
  3. c) the symbols on the coins of  euro
  4. d) the European mobility activities for young people in education and work
  5. e) the 14.000.000 migrants and their offer in the economic life but yet their lack of political and professional rights
  6. f) the human rights such as  the freedom of speech, women’s rights, the right to work and the protection of environment.

 

Finally the students created a simple guiding text (200-300 words) named:  “Τhe European union: what it is and what it does”   based on new booklets and information sent to our school for our participation to the programme of Erasmus+.

Thus, students came in contact with new ideas on Europe and participated very well

in the activities, though the texts of their book were quite demanding.