Erasmus + One more success of our school.
In the school year 2018/2019, our school again received funding for the implementation of the EU project, which this time is addressed to the students of the Secondary School No. 2 in Kępno (Poland), the project coordinator is Mrs. Ewa Kowalczyk-Mikołowska. The aim of the project is to improve language skills among young people, learn about new cultures, exchange experiences and meet new foreign friends. The project entitled "We all live in the digital world" will be implemented over two years. We will carry out our activities together with students from Toledo (Spain) and Piacenza (Italy). 20 students from each school will take part in the project. Three “mobilities” are planned during the project. In February 2019, our students and the students from Italy are going to Spain, in October 2019 our partners will visit Kępno, while in March 2020, together with the Spaniards, we will go to Italy.As a part of the project, the first coordinators meeting in Kępno (Poland) was held on 14-17 October 2018. The meeting was an excellent opportunity for participants of the project to exchange the ideas directly and discuss the project implementation strategy. The outcome of the work during the meeting was also the reconciliation of a number of details related to the project management, such as a detailed schedule of the project implementation and the rules for submitting periodic financial statements. The coordinators had the opportunity to meet with the participants of the project and the schools management. We hope that the implemented project will be an opportunity to test our students’ language skills, get to know new cultures, make new friends and spend time in a nice international group.
Aims of the project:
The first videoconference with the partner schools.
As a part of the Erasmus plus program - strategic partnership - on 28 November 2018, the first videoconference was held with our partner schools from Spain and Italy. The students had the opportunity to test themselves in a real situation in which they could test their language skills. Each of them introduced him or herself briefly, told about his/her family, a place of residence and interests. At the beginning, some of the students seemed to be intimidated, but with time they became more and more confident. I think it was an amazing experience for students in our school and our partners one. All the activities we undertake are aimed at preparing a project within the Erasmus plus program, through which young people will be able to get to know their partners, their schools, localities and, above all, will be able to improve their language skills and exchange experiences.
Mobility in Toledo
Visit in Toledo
Workshops - More than news
During the workshop the students worked in groups on two different activities, First, the teachers gave the students some real news (paper version) and students, after reading them together, had to try to explain each news without using voice. However they could make a performance, mime or even draw on the blackboard. The rest of students had to guess the news as accurately as possible. All news selected by teachers were related to current issues in the European Union, in order to make students be aware of questions like the global warming, solidarity with immigrants, different salaries between men and women, scientific projects, some consequences of Brexit… In the next activity the teachers gave the students some single words to make fake news using all of them. The aim was to show students how easy is to create "credible" fake news, even playing with a group of friends.
Workshops - Real or fake?
The workshops concerned the analysis of articles in various forms of communication: television, press, radio and Internet in order to elaborate information on what they are, and how to distinguish real news from the fake one. The students worked in the international groups (Spaniards-Italians-Poles). Together they developed the definitions of REAL and FAKE NEWS, the list of MUST / MUST NOT HAVE for each. They have discussed and analyzed the problems that fake news cause and tried to answer the question why do people write fake news. Moreover, students have found different examples of fake news from the world and their own countries and presented them in front of the rest of the group with the explanation what the news was about and what was the aim of releasing it. The work was greatly intense, the students were resourceful, ingenious and clever. They were cooperating agreeably and efficiently creating a multimedia presentation entitled “Real or Fake?”.
Workshops - Warning socials dangers
This workshop was led by Italian teachers. The aim of it was to draw students attention to danger that we can come across while using social media.It bagan with the relaxing activity just to make the students to feel comfortable and peaceful. During this workshop students were doing role - plays which means they had to put themselves into different roles which was sometimes difficult for them but as they said after the activity, they started to think about possible dangers of social media.
Workshops - What is EU for you?
The workshop began with a presentation on the European Union, the most important facts related to it, the main ideas and assumptions, and then there was a discussion on what the Union is for the students and what values are associated with it as the most important for them and why. Subsequently, the students in several personal international teams (Spaniards-Italians-Poles) prepared a questionnaire and devised a strategy to carry it out on the streets in the next stage, among the residents of Toledo. The questions concerned whether people are satisfied with belonging to the European Union, the advantages of being a member of the Union and what problems people notice, they were asking about Brexit and its consequences, and common European values. The last stage of the workshop consisted of summarizing the results of the surveys carried out and elaborating a multimedia presentation entitled "What is EU for you?".The students were very involved in the project, they have been cooperating effectively, they were extremely creative and hardworking.