Starting with 2020, our high school is involved in a new Erasmus+ adeventure, represented by a partnership with Greece ( coordinator), Spain, Portugal and Croatia in the project Act for Environment.
KA229- School Exchange Partnerships Project 2020- EL01-KA229-078798
We want our students to be more informed and more aware of the problems our planets is facing these years. We believe that if we give them the information and the experiences they need, they will become more responsible adults who will take better care of our planet.
- educate and raise awareness about our responsibility to slow down the side effects of technical progress
- change individual and collective behaviour through sustainable consumption and sustainable living
- educate our students to become active and more responsible citizens so that they can understand the importance and value of our natural resources
The first year was spent online because of the Covid-19 restrictions. We found ways of working on project tasks online by eTwinning project and national workshops. Students worked in national teams and made suggestions for logos. The winning logo in each country took part in the competition in which students voted their favourite logo through a Google form.
Teachers had permanent meetings discussing the type of activities, the project plan for eTwinning and the next steps in the project.
They also worked on the questionnaire included by the Greek team and the results were published in the second issue of the newsletter.
The Newsletters, the forms and the final results are in the Twinspace of the project.
We decided to have national workshops with our team so as to keep them engaged and motivated despite the fact that we could not travel for the first year.
MOBILITY IN GREECE- 5-10 December 2021
-questionnaire about environmental problems
– how to to face climate change
– recycling as a way of decreasing the climate change effects
– outdoor environmental activities to Natura Area of Pindos
PRESENTATION OF THE FIRST YEAR OF ACTIVITIES AT NATIONAL LEVEL
While visiting Athens and Trikala, participants took notes of how local authorities get involved in making the cities smart places for people to live in.
They also learnt about how technology can be used in environmental issues.
MASS CONSUMERISM SOCIETY- CROATIA, DURAVAR, 01-06 MAY, 2022
Working on two project tasks:
- Consumerism in Romania
- How Romanian teenagers spend their money
Students made presentations and learnt more about the two topics from the partner countries.
Teachers also took part in job shadowing activities. The Romanian team had an activity about the Myths of the Romanian People.
Students worked in international teams and took part in a Treasure Hunt activity. The activity ended with them creating collaborative posters on cultural elements.
All participants agreed that the mobility in Duravar was full of exciting activities and documentation visits in which they learnt more about European investments in cultural and historical places, they learnt about how to spend their money wisely and how a society can evolve by keeping true to its values.
ONE WEEK BETWEEN THE RIVER AND THE SEA
ALMADA, PORTUGAL- 24-28.10.2022
Making presentations on water pollution in all partner countries. Focusing on plastic pollution and what local authorities do in order to keep it under control and even minimize it.
Students had to understand the power of VOLUNTEERING so the next two activities were the perfect example of how they can ACT for their environment.
Cleaning the beaches and discussing the ways in which they do it in their communities. Discussing about how dangerous plastic pollution is not only for marine life but also for people.
Discussing about invasive species and how they can affect the local environment- cleaning the trees from these invasive plants
Workshop at the Oceanario di Lisboa- GLOBAL WARMING- Their expert presented students with very interesting and interactive information so that they can have a better understanding of how human’s activities affect the planet and that the effects on the long term are. The participants learnt about how the specialists create artificial mediums so that they can save species.
Workshop on FUTURE PROMISES – students discussed in international teams different environmental issues and made suggestions of possible solutions. This activity encouraged collaboration, communication, critical thinking and peer learning making the participants very proud of their final results.
Their commitment is simple: ACT now! There is NO planet B!