LTTA-SP-SCHOOL-ONLY-EXCH - Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils in Ostrowi Wielkopolski, Poland

Monday, October 1st 2018

After meeting all the teams, we set out on a trip to get to know Poland’s landscapes and cultural heritage. The first stop was Sczeliniec Mountain, where we helped and supported each other in order to pass the rock labyrinth and reach the top. Visiting Kopalnia Zlota, the old gold mine, was another opportunity for the groups to bond and at the same time further explore a part of the region’s history.

The activities carried out throughout the day were excellent opportunities for the students to get to know each other, share information about each other and find common interests and practicing their English language skills at the same time in a real, natural context.

The Students in the mobility started preparation for the play.

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

We had the chance to know more about Poland’s history and culture by visiting and knowing the city of Wroclaw with the help of a tourist guide. After an initial tour and presentation of the city, the students were divided into mixed teams of three for a treasure hunt. The task was to walk together and discover the clues in the buildings around them in order to answer a series of questions. Apart from being fun and enjoyable for the students, this integrated activity was also an excellent opportunity for them to work together for a common goal, practice their language skills, and learn about culture and diversity.

The day continued with discovering other landmarks, important for completing the cultural landscape of the city, both present and past. The next stop was the Centennial Hall and fountain, where the group also had the chance to listen to classical music, Frederic Chopin being a symbol of Poland’s musical culture. The beautiful Japanese Gardens we visited next were another proof of the country’s love for beauty and diversity.

The students had the chance to enjoy the “bigger picture” of Wroclaw, the view from the Sky Tower, to sum up a day of exploring the city together.

The interest for science of the Polish is well known and the visit to Hydropolis, a museum which celebrates water in all its forms, was an amazing activity which completed the cultural journey and experience of the day.

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018

The first part of the day was dedicated to cultural activities from all the partners’ groups. All the groups were introduced during a ceremony at the school in Ostrow. In the afternoon teachers and student started preparation for the play. In the play took part guest and local students. We had the chance to listen to a song from each country and dance together on Romanian rhythms.

Erasmus Stall was organized. It will present each country, its food and other interesting information.

The Erasmus+ Stalls were with food and items from each country. The second part of the day consisted in visiting the school, the classes and Scratch coding for the students.

During the teachers’ meeting, the dates for the mobilities in Romania (24th-29th of March 2019) and Turkey (12th -17th of June 2019) were established.

Thursday, October 4th 2018

Elmer’s story was the main theme of the day. Diversity and acceptance are two of the values students were able to learn from the story. The groups met at the synagogue in Ostrow to work together and act it out.

The partners learnt more about the local history and culture during a visit to the town museum and the town hall, where a local representative welcomed us.

A representative of the Jewish society told us more about their local history throughout the years.

Friday, October 5th 2018

Students planted an Erasmus tree – a symbol of growing friendship.

They painted an Erasmus wall to commemorate the time spend together. 

The partners were given the certificates of attendance and they had the chance to witness the official ceremony of the 1st graders.

A visit to the Mediateca was a chance for the students to learn more about media, technology and science.