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.
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.
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.
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:
a) the idea of a united but diverse- in geography and culture- union
b) the fear of losing national identity and language
c) the symbols on the coins of euro
d) the European mobility activities for young people in education and work
e) the 14.000.000 migrants and their offer in the economic life but yet their lack of political and professional rights
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.
Taking part in an eTwinning and Erasmus + project is an achievement in itself! Coming to the end of our first year, Spanish pupils received acknowledgement of their hard work and fantastic Europass material.