article about the 4th  Short-Term exchange meeting of students and teachers  in Castelcovati,Italy in the local newspaper.

20th-24th May 2019

article on local website:

http://www.karatzova.com/2019/06/erasmus-4.html

Three students of year 6 dramatized the myth of Daedalus and Icarus which is one of the most known and fascinating Greek Myths, as it consists of both historical and mythical details.

The teaching- learning and cultural activities that took place ,from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd March 2019,in  Edessa,Greece, within the framework of the Erasmus + KA219 project  "Manual skills in 3.o web age" 2016- 1-IT02-KA219-024618_4, at  4o Dimotiko Sholio Edessas ,were successfully completed.
6 pupils and 3 teachers from "Istituto Comprensivo «MARTIN LUTHER KING" Castelcovati -Italy and 2 pupils and 2 teachers from "Szkola Podstawowa im.Antoniego Kucharczyka"   Paszkówka - Poland, as well as the Erasmus + group of Greek pupils and teachers participated in the 3rd short-term exchange of pupils and teachers in Edessa-Greece.
The aim of the exchange meeting was, among other things, to communicate and interact with  the students and teachers  and  the local community as well as to get to know  our town and the way of life in it.
On Tuesday, March 19th, students and teachers were guided around our school by students of year 6, took part in common experiential activities and games, creating strong bonds  between them.  Various workshops were also implemented ,involving  pupils and teachers of all schools, reinforcing manual skills and thus contributing to mutual approach and communication.As a warm up activity,  both students and teachers  took part in a body percussion experiential activity where the human body was the original musical instrument. Using the body in this manner gave us a direct experience of musical elements  and helped us internalize rhythmic skills.They also participated in the revival of the "Helidonismata" a very old custom related to the welcome of spring.Then, spring carols were sang by students and teachers  in the streets around our school.We also made musical instruments from recyclable materials as well as Easter eggs with the technique of Decoupage.
There was also discussion about details and final agreements on the drama performance to be put on during the last short-term exchange of groups of pupils in Italy.
On Wednesday 20th March 2019, we were welcomed in the Centre of Environmental Education (EDC) in Edessa, visited  the Open-air Water Museum,the Waterfalls and the Aquarium-Reptile House.The activities implemented there, included  training about the environment, workshops and awareness-raising actions, while emphasis was  given to experiential learning, the active involvement and taking initiatives.
On Thursday, 21st March,  a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Pella was organized ,there our guests had the chance to discover and admire the uniqueness of the archaeological site and the great number of exhibits of the modern museum. Let us also mention the farewell dinner, where parents, students and teachers enjoyed traditional Greek dishes, met our warm hospitality and culture thus creating strong bonds of life-long friendships.
On Friday 22nd March, farewell was difficult. Students thanked the families who hosted them and considered them as their second family.
We warmly thank all the families of the children of our school who have hosted the 8 foreign students  in their homes, demonstrating the meaning of Greek hospitality.
Finally, the visit  of foreign students and teachers was completed by visiting the White Tower Museum in Thessaloniki where they had the opportunity to experience the history of the city and admire the splendid view from its top.
The taste that has been left to us from this meeting is that our efforts have been successful in terms of both pedagogical and cultural goals.

Photos from the meeting:

      

      
 

3rd Transnational Meeting in Edessa- Greece (10th-14th December 2018).

The 3rd Transnational Meeting of Teachers from the 4 European countries of our partnership(Italy ,Poland, Portugal ,England) was organized by 4o Dimotiko Sholio Edessas  within the framework of Erasmus+ KA2/"Manual skills in web 3.0 age."

The 3rd Transnational Meeting was hosted by the Greek school in Edessa-Greece from 10th to 14th December with the participation of Greek teachers and 8 teachers from Italy, Poland, England and Portugal .

The following issues were addressed: Detailed definition of the last year program: activities and deadlines. Discussion on: the methodology to be used, the shared Guidelines, the pupils’ exchange mobility agreements and the last closing meeting. The foreign delegations were guided around our school ,experienced the Greek school life and had the opportunity to enjoy our students' performance,with traditional dances and Christmas carols during the official assembly.

Apart from the discussions on the evaluation of the activities of each school and the planning of the activities of the last year of implementation of the program, our partners experienced the Greek hospitality and got acquainted with the Greek culture. They also had the opportunity to get to know the rare beauties of our region by the excursion to ‘Pozar’ Thermal Baths as well as the guided tour to the historical settlement ‘Varosi’ and the waterfalls. There was also organized an educational visit to the archaeological site of ‘Vergina’ where the teachers had the opportunity to see and admire monuments of global historical interest.

It was a week of collaboration and unforgettable experiences that will be memorable for everyone.

Finally, the next meeting is to be held in Edessa in March 2019, with the participation of teachers and pupils from Italy and Poland.

photos from the meeting:

              

  

     

    

Highlights of the meeting on the following video:

 

Create poster artwork

The students of year 6 were involved in creating a poster using handicraft activities, but also the use of New Technologies. In particular, choosing the 'broken mirror' technique created original visual works, which were then edited on the computer using Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft PowerPoint. The main objective of the workshop was to understand the usefulness of both technical skills at the handicraft level and the contribution of New Technologies to the creation of complex projects.

 

article about the 3nd Transnational meeting of teachers  in Edessa,Greece in the local newspaper.

10th-14th December 2018 

article on local website:

http://www.karatzova.com/2018/12/4-3-4-erasmus.html