Sunday 14 September 2014

Comenius Portuguese Expedition on
 "The Four Elements of Nature and Their Effect on Our Lives"  

School Year 2013-2014

Class 11LH2

Students of  11LH2, SE,AV, 12LH1
Class 11CT1
Several teachers and classes joined the Project enthusiastically! Here are just some photos of some Comenius classes...

Contacts were established from the very beginning and all the info was displayed on two Comenius Corners in the school, apart from the school site and blog. Comenius documents were produced to announce the involvement in the Project and provide all the community with the necessary information about its importance for the school, the teachers and mostly for the students! As the school responsible for the Evaluation Forms, these were created and sent via e-mail to all the other seven partners.

Class 11AV - Arts

The first International Meeting happened in Preili, Latvia, and several types of works were produced by the Portuguese classes with the purpose of letting everybody know about our school, city, countrySome involved these three placesThe 4 Elements were considered for the Portuguese presentations and for the moment " Taste my Country". A Portuguese folk dance by the three students and the teacher coordinator was shown too. After this BIG moment all the participants evaluated the international activity as a FIVE STAR Meeting. We were happy to meet each other!:) Photos of all the activities were made available.

In our school works were produced on Earth, on Earth - Human Beings ´ Impactas well as on Earth - Human Beings´inventions and their impact on our planet, on Earth and Air, on Earth and Water , involving The English, Arts, Geography, Physical education, Sociology and Economy subjects.

Serralves Park and Modern Art Museum

The second International Meeting happened in Porto, in our school, in January 2014. We had a great time again and friendships got stronger! I was sent the Evaluation forms by all the participants with very good ideas to improve following meetings and value the good aspects.

Arts Workshop - collage on Paula Regos´s Painting
In March we, three teachers and three students, headed to Poland, to Mszana Dolna, , where the third International Meeting took place.
Our delegation presented the 4 Elements through Art, Legends, Dance and Geography - Volcanoes which exist in abundance in our islands of the Azores and Madeira. Evaluations of this fantastic Meeting were sent to the Coordinator as it was supposed to happen.

In April we celebrated Earth´s Day in our school and Comenius students from different classes donated to the President of Portuguese Environmental Association "Quercus", the amount of 120€, result of the Charity Party sales of products made and / or brought from all the partner schools, which had been held in January. On 24 April our school celebrated "Earth´s Night" when many Comenius works were made public to all the community: parents, teachers and students!
Donation to Quercus

Presentation of Comenius Works on " Mother Earth´s Night"
"Our Finnish partner school came to Portugal in April too, with the two Comenius teachers and a group of students to get to know Lisbon, its landscape, history, architecture and art. They were met by the Spanish Director and the Comenius Assistant and a similar group of Spanish students of our partner school too. Unfortunately our Portuguese students weren´t able to meet, but I joined them and did the best I could to make them feel "at home". It was a small Comenius Meeting to repeat! Thank you Anu and Aila!

In May a Portuguese delegation of three teachers and four students participated in the fourth International Meeting in Volos, Greece, where we all witnessed the History, Philosophy, and Art we have been learning in books since a young age. Unforgettable! Our presentation focused on Portuguese cultural celebrations involving Earth, Water, Air and Fire. All the Comenius participants could taste a bit of our gastronomic delicatessen and could witness and cheer along with the popular music and dance related to Porto´s  favourite and greatest celebration: S. João.

The evaluation forms were sent to both the Greek Coordinator and the Greek Director. Thank you for such an incredible experience!

Students from different classes - 11CT1, 11SE, joined the volunteering programme to fight hunger in our city, region and country, collecting food in local supermarkets for " Banco Alimentar contra a Fome" / WFP!

Our Facebook Comenius group was updated with videos, photos, articles and documents - - and our common BLOG too.

At the end of the year the Multilingual Glossary on Earth was assembled with the cooperation of the eight Comenius partner schools.

Some Comenius teachers-
Geography, Sociology, Economy,
Physical Education, English...