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Evaluation Camp in Slovakia


Visiting Sweden

After we landed on we on a small tour into streets of Stockholm. It was the first time for us to be in the northern Europe, so we took closer look at the architecture, which is different from ours. City was cosy, nice and clean. From the airport to the partner’s school we travelled by train, which was great, because we could admire the nature and we also had time to talk to our friends from project. We checked in the hotel in a town named Askersun. Here we met our Swedish host Pernilla and she explained us the program of the meeting. Every day we travelled from the hotel to school by car. We could see how did they built a new road, how did they use the dynamite for breaking the rocks and stones, which were created with this activity were used for building the road. Our partner’s school in Sweden is located in the forest, what brings the feeling that every child is a part of nature.
What was interesting for me?
- Even thou the climate is pretty cold, kids were barefoot, or wearing only socks.
- Regular school lesson is longer than ours.
- Besides traditional school subjects, kids are also gaining skills of handicrafts.
- During the break, pupils go outside no matter what’s the weather like.
- While eating in the school canteen, every child was independent, which was amazing.
- All the teachers in the school speak English.
- During our stay in Sweden, we visited house of one of the teachers. Her name was aria and her summer house by the lake was beautiful. It looked like one of those lovely houses from Inga Lindström’s books.
- Every restaurant we visited served great and tasty food.
- We enjoyed the beauty of music during a concert in the town of Orebro.
- One of the highlights for me was riding a carriage through the forest.
- Everywhere we looked we saw loads of blueberries.
- Since there was a forest all around, we played many interesting and funny games in there.
- Every time when we (friends from project) were together, the atmosphere was very friendly and nice.
- Every school which was present there showed us short program. They were all so good.
As I said before, I’d never been to Sweden before, it was very far from me and I didn’t know much about country and its people. After this visit I hope I will have a chance to go there again, because it was really nice experience.
Mgr. G. Bahelková, the coordinator of the project for Slovakia
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Visiting Germany

At the beginning of the Advent period we visited our project friends in Germany. We were accommodated in a family-like style hotel with good level of service. After arrival to the partner school we met all our friends and people, who we got to know because of the project. We were also introduced to teachers that we met for the first time and they became our new friends immediately. Everybody was very friendly and hospitable during the whole visit. Pupils at school were well-behaving, polite, nice and friendly to us and to each other. The actual school building is currently under reconstruction, so pupils are temporarily visiting another place, which was spacious, big and nice. We were also taken to see a new building, which is not yet finished and it looked awesome. It will be super, modern and beautiful, for sure. Part of our visit “duties” was also teaching a couple of hours. We were impressed by discipline of pupils. They were highly interested in us and our way of teaching, they cooperated well and they worked in silence without disturbing each other.
We created a Christmas decorations together and then we hung them on a Christmas tree which was placed there especially for us. Then we gathered around the tree and we sang a Christmas song, which we rehearsed before. This visit was our first time in the region of Thuringia. It is also called The Green Heart of Germany. We can only agree with this nickname. Since we were there during the pre-Christmas time, we enjoyed also Christmas markets in three different towns – Arnstadt, Erfurt and Weimar. We also visited a couple of museums, in which we explored the history of this region. We were also taken to visit the local city council and many other interesting places. The hospitality of our partners and all the people in general highly exceeded our expectations – it was just amazing. When we visited houses of our partners, we were served delicious traditional dishes. The visit of Germany was like an early Christmas present for us. We came back home with a lot of memories of adventures, hearts full of fun and warm feelings of friendly conversations, exchanged experiences – these are the most valuable moments.
Mgr. G. Bahelková, the coordinator of the project for Slovakia
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Camp in Czech Republic

The greatest events planned for the whole 3 years are definitely the international camps. There are organized by three countries, which have the capacity for holding such an event. These countries are Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. These three participants have the biggest schools, the largest number of students and teachers, so they were chosen to host camps. Camps are organized according to the main theme of the whole project – transportation in the past, present and future. The first camp was organized by Czech school and it took place in Ostrožská Nová Ves in region of Morava. There were 10 pupils from Slovakia, 10 kids from Germany, 8 Swedish pupils, 10 Czech and 2 Italian children. All of them had similar age – between 9 and 10 years. The Camp was amazing in every aspect. Starting by choice of area, organization, programme to activities and atmosphere – everything was stunning. And the Czech colleagues held everything in line with the topic – transportation in the past. It was also an opportunity for kids to personally meet their pen pals. All of the places which we visited during this week were connected to the past – museum of old and precious cars, castles, old airplanes, etc. But these places couldn’t make you feel like you are in the past just by them. It was the atmosphere created by our Czech friends that brought the feeling of travelling in time. We travelled in a carriage; we walked in ancient clothes, experienced old trains, or resist the attack of bandits.
Besides all the trips and activities outside of the camp area, kids were involved also in an interesting programme inside the camp. Our days started with a warm up done by different country every day. We drew, coloured, made works out of paper, natural materials, we swam in the lake located close to the camp, we sang, we danced, we celebrated birthdays of those kids who had them during the week. It seems impossible to do so many things in only one week, but we did them all. Nevertheless, the biggest enrichment of this event was fact that kids have gained courage and ability to communicate in English, they made many new friends, learnt about the world of handicapped kids and understood their needs. After the final ceremony we sent the balloons with European Union flag up and saw the happiness on pupil’s faces. Priceless. In the following year 2017, the next camp will be organized by Slovakia, school in Radošina. Theme for this camp is transportation in present times. We all look forward to it!
Mgr. G. Bahelková, the coordinator of the project for Slovakia
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Evaluation - Middle meeting in Rönneshytta


Camp evaluation in Czech Republic 2016


Report from ERASMUS+ Camp in Czech Republic 2016


ERASMUS+ Camp invitation


ERASMUS +: ITALY IS MOVING TO SWEDEN

Three Italan theachers will be in the Sweden school from 6th to 11th december 2015. They will have lessons in the classes of the partners school, they will observe the Swedish lessons too. Of course, teacher Anna, Chiara and Sabrina will know Sweden .... people, country and school. Enjoy the stay!

Meeting in Assisi, September 2015

About project

logo With our pupil oriented project we want to open children and pupils mind and being prepared to move in Europe. In this case we connect historical facts with practical experiences. Through the ideas and activities of our project we want to develop the pupils knowledge about inventions, inventors, historical way of transport and get them the feeling for history and understanding of the purpose. Basic skills in mother tongue work (reading, writing, describing) and specialized knowledge (art, design) will be interdisciplinary used under our European topic. We also want to compare our countries contemporary way of mobilities, travelling, included the pupils ways of coming to school and kindergarten. The children will discover the importance of transport in their local areas and exchange it with the partners. They will get an overview about different moving possibilities in Europe. With this we react of a better need of historical and local apperception. From the knowledge about the past and the contemporary conditions they can start to think more creatively about ideas for the future transport in Europe with the connection with environmental friendly solutions and also with the solutions for handicapped people.
What are the experiences and the level of integration and inclusion for handicapped pupils in our countries. What and how much can we learn from each other. The Italian school will compare and collect these. Finally we will create better understanding of transport over time and let pupils think innovatively based on acquired knowledge of the transport systems. According to the age of the children in the kindergarten and school we develop their practical competences - building models and constructions from different material. More attractive technical education in equal using for boys and girls is for the future study or job orientation very important. Team thinking and working competences on transnational level is a necessary for a future carrier in Europe´s business and must be prepared. Another aim of our project is to give these young children a chance to move in Europe and meet there partners in camps and during exchanges of groups of pupils, to practise their knowledge about languages and skills to prepare them for being European citizens, to encourage them to become life - long learners and to carry on positive experience into adulthood. Lessons with foreign teachers during transnational project meetings will have a good impact on better mutual understanding of European community too. The partners schools come from the countries (Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia) with various historical and geographical backgrounds and transport possibilities and that´s why it is important to carry out this project transnationally.
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