Meeting in Spain (30 September – 4 October 2013 )

Comenius project in Spain

From Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October, the Comenius students from France, Germany and Sweden came to Spain to celebrate the third meeting of our project Networks Uniting Europe, the aim of this project is finding links among countries who take part in the project. At 13:30, arrived the German group. Two hours later, the French ones were received in Barcelona. At night, Swedish people came.

On Tuesday morning, all pupils started working on different topics: literature, media, sports, education and nature. We also started practicing the flashmob. In the afternoon, we decided to visit Badalona’s beach and we did a sightseeing tour along the beach. Everybody was really excited, because these countries are not use to go to the beach as we do in Badalona. When the school activity finished, all the students together spent all the afternoon in the beach.
On Wednesday we went to Barcelona. In the morning, we visited Sagrada Família, an Antoni Gaudi’s building and then we visited Park Güell. We spent some hours there and we also had lunch, a picnic provided by our families. Finally, we got on the underground to go to Les Rambles and everybody had free time. That way, everybody could go wherever they wanted to go.
On Thursday, the last full day in Spain, we finished the work we were doing on Tuesday dealing with different topics. Afterwards we went all together to the school’s auditorium to perform the flashmb. After the break, we decided to do a photo rally around Badalona about the topics we were working on. At half past eight, we did a share dinner. The school families brought some food. Everything was really tasty and our guest students enjoyed it. Finally we dance our flashmob, a nice way to finish the event.
Finally, on Friday we said goodbye to the German, French and Swedish people and we concluded the Comenius project in Spain with a lot of hugs, kisses and above all tears. We enjoyed it so much! We want to say to all the students, teachers and families:

Mario Díez and Alejandro de la Rosa

Forumstage in Germany

Last week from 22nd to 26th July the German people have passed their so called “Forumstage”.
During the “Forumstage” every class has to work out a project over the whole week and present it to the others on Friday.
This year our Motto has been Networks uniting Europe.
Therefore every class had to choose a topic which has something to do with Comenius.
A fith class for example has written their own play.
A tenth class has faced terms with different meanings in other languages in this case German, French, English, Swedish and Spanish.

Meeting in France – Update

Meeting in France 20. – 24. 03.2013

The first journey of the Comenius Project to France took place from March 20th – 24th 2013. At this meeting about 50 Comenius students and 12 teachers met from countries such as France, Spain, Sweden and Germany. After the arrival day where we were allocated to our guest families, the work on the Project began on March 24th 2013. In the beginning we worked in small groups on themes that we had already prepared at home. The members of the “Work & Education” group showed us the school system of their home country. In the afternoon we visited the Lycée Odilon Redon according to one of the topics which is called “Education”. Furthermore, the students learned more about some local companies by visiting a vineyard and an oyster farm. After this we made a beautiful trip to “Dune du Pyla” where we were able to get to know each other better.

The “Media Group” created a questionnaire about this topic. All students had to fill it in with the aim to compare the results, what happened throughout the weeks after the meeting. Concerning the Swedish topic “Environment”, we took some water samples in order to compare them with samples from the other countries. To make clear that you have to regard the topic “Sports & Movement” not only from a sporting point of view, but also historically, we created a timeline with the most important and events that connect the 4 countries. This timeline and some posters about typical sports were displayed in the French school. On Saturday we started our “Photo-Rallye”. In small groups we took some pictures which should match the different topics. In the afternoon we prepared our evening event with guests like politics, press and parents. Here we informed the people about the topics and aims of our project and its progress. Different texts in the several languages of the group “Literature” were presented in the evening, pupils read and performed them live on stage together with a French musician, with the aim to find out about the sounds and tonality of the different languages and they how these texts carried messages in different ways.

All in all the travel to France was very interesting and inspiring especially due to the early beginning of spring. The farewell wasn´t really easy for us, but it was clear to everyone that we would see each other again in Sweden, Spain or Germany.

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Newsletter #1

This is the first newsletter about the Comenius project. Be sure to read it and to comment on it if you like. More of this kind are sure to come very soon. The charge of this newsletter will be the Badalonian school of this project. Enjoy!

German students have already made the Kickoff event. You can see some pictures and read about it in our Comenius webpage. They have already made a questionnaire with some questions dealing with our Comenius project. All students will fill them in and we will discuss about the results in Pauillac.

French students and teachers are preparing our meeting. They have sent some records to show us French literature. We think they are great and we are looking forward to listening to other countries records.
Moreover they have told us who is going to host us and we are in contact with them.

The Swedish people are working on April’s meeting. They have built our project’s webpage. It is really interesting to see how each country is working.

We did a students’ selection to decide who will participate in the Comenius Project. We shot a video to show Badalona and the best video was selected to represent our city in the project. Finally we have taken some photos to represent Badalona’s nature.