Side by Side Project Meetings 2008-2010
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CEIP José María del Campo Preparatory visit
In this schoolâ€Ś. 4
For the first time, we are gathering together. 5
The school has never been this international 6
but long before, this is what happened
We wanted primary schools that were interested in working together inside and outside of school grounds 8
Which schools? 9
would work with interesting and innovative ideas would flourish through cooperation would want to do a collaborative project would be enthusiastic to learn other schools' techniques and improve their own.
In short: Schools that would allow us to open our doors and minds to the rest of Europe 10
Which countries? 11
The country did not matter, it was the schools that mattered Diversity is what makes this interesting 12
Some were able to visit our school from other primary schools in Europe. 13
They were able to see what we do at our school, they enjoyed it !
We were also able to visit other primary schools. It was a wonderful opportunity to travel through the Comenius program. 15
Hi, we are from Spain. We are teachers and we have chosen you to work with us in a project called Comenius. What do you think ?
Thanks to a studentâ€™s father from their school, HervĂŠ, we knew they worked very well... 16
It was only missing the maternelle “René Coty”, BUT…….
It turned out that Esperanza was the Spaniards’ daughter and the following idea became hers
HERVÉ, was our “spy” and he encouraged them to participate.
We know that our particular visit prompted a lot of more gatherings 18
Pudo ver lo que hacíamos y ¡ le gustó! November.2005
Albert's classmates introduced us to Hainalka 19
In this school we didn't have any â€œspyâ€?
Therefore, we suggested a pen-pal correspondence between the older children from each school.
2007.June. We decided to go to Veszprem trying to involve them in the project definitely.
And.....WE ACHIEVED IT !!!! THEY SAID: YES, OF COURSE !!! 21
Thanks to Hajnailka, I Â´ve finally got my present We also visited the kindergartners but they did not answer to our mails. Was the problem a language barrier?
Hainalka was set on the cause and she convinced them 22
A mother of a student who was familiar with Iceland, because of Comenius, put us in contact with a native who recommended Harpa school Being such southerners, we couldn't miss out on the north 23
Yes, indeed! I love Spanish paella!
Harpa answered us quickly and enthusiastically and she agreed to collaborate in various projects.
DonÂ´t leave me alone! Me too, please!
Harpa invited Gunna to participate. They wanted to do something together but didn't have a clear idea of how to go about it.
So we were all on board with the final count, or so we thought. Then, one of the members from Italy had a very interesting contact that passed our way... We were delighted ! 26
Oh my god, I have to tell you the truth. We thought you were a man!
WALES They felt like they were a valuable part right from the beginning 27
Now there were 6 countries. How wonderful ! 28
Now that we had all the members. They had to acknowledge and fund us! What did we do from that point?
We formed a main group We researched and educated ourselves. We established contacts with those who were in charge of European projects in the Andalucian government.
After having done all of that, we really wanted it to work ! 30
There were 8 of us. This is what we did
oTo develop the theory of the programmes which had been doing in our school:
oWorkshops with adults oInteraction oEnvironment oCohabitation oCoeducation
Organize preparatory visits o Maintain contact with the members o
In order to organize the visits... We
established our main focus We decided what we wanted and didn't want We made a calendar/schedule till Preparatory visit We had to take into account that there wasn't enough time to do everything. So, we encountered a lot of invitations to visit schools but there was simply no time.
The main goal was collaboration. We wanted to work on this and experiment with this.
How did we research this? ď‚— By
going to informative courses from European programs. New guidelines were being put out. ď‚— Through informative sessions by means of technology: blogs....
We concluded that for the best outcome, the project should, at least, include the following :
Diversity A cooperation that looks at Europe as a community Various resources and a strong presence from ICT That it would be relevant and useful for students Participation from students, especially those from NEE The assumption that we are all educators : to include different institutions and to spread the project 36
TOO MUCH WORK FOR A SHORT TIME
2008. January, 9th
I wonder where the team of Iceland is....
WE RECEIVED EVERYONE THAT NIGHT WITH WONDERFUL APPETIZERS.. THE TEAM FROM ICELAND ARRIVED LATE..MAYBE BECAUSE OF A VOLCANO..... We are about to arrive. Wait for us...
WELCOME TO TRIANA 38
Parents Association and Education COUNCIL representatives were present as well
Our headmistress and all staff from J.MÂŞ del Campo received all our partners in the LIBRARY and we all exchanged presents.
We had to work very hard and we atarted with every countryâ€™s presentation.
Each one of us had to describe to the others in which projects we were involved and ……….
…something about their expectations 41
What a beautiful school !!!
On the first morning we decided to invite them to visit also our school
Fantastic !! I wish I had….in Iceland
We finally met Hajnalka !!
Great to meet you, guys…!! !
Our Theatre, our classrooms.. 43
Children working “side by side” with others………. 44
Working together with disabled children 45
Break time to have lunch â€Ś 46
And, soon after, let´s start working again.……
We spent a lot of hours discussing, talking about the project,â€Ś.all in a foreign language
Trying to charge our batteries for the next day we all went to a Flamenco performance and later onâ€Ś.. 49
What if I suggest that he comes to to Iceland with me..? Uhmmm…
Charming moments with the guitar player……. 50
Next day we were all invited to visit the Town hall in Seville
And later on……..
Come on, Rosza, we are late !!!
At last, fresh air!!!
…………………..to the ALCAZAR.
I won´t go back to the meeting, Uhmmmm! !
EVERYBODY THOUGHT the meeting had finished but… ……….
After a good meal……..
AGAIN TO WORK, and work, and work
We had to finish the project, and there was no time to waste... discussions, tiring moments, tensenessâ€Śâ€Ś
Wales, the language
Hungary, the organization and Firmnessâ€Ś
But everyone helped with their own contributions and ideasâ€Ś
ItalyÂ´s experience in official matters..
France, intercession and unification of proposals
Iceland, the title
“Side by side…
And Spain….the warders..
It was a great responsibility but we finally achieved it !!!! We had the main ideas and starting from theseâ€Ś.
We would have to wait till June and fill in the application form correctly. If it was granted to Spain, it would be granted to everyone !! 61
We were then a real TEAM and wanted to do many things together anywayâ€Ś.
But, before saying goodbye, we could hardly take some photos……
Just to say goodbye, a marvellous farewell dinner beside the river
AND CELEBRATE THE FAREWELL DINNERâ€Ś.
AND WE FINALLY SAID GOODBYE TO SEVILLE .WE ALL HOPED ANNAVALERIA´S DOLLYBELL BROUGHT US LUCK……
Many thanks ,Esperanza
See you soon...
Comenius meeting in Campalto 6-7-8 November 2008
Here are our partners arriving at school in the morning
Reception: students are ready to welcome our Comenius partners Reporters are taking pictures of the event
Everyone at work in the Library of the school
Exchange of gifts: Luis Miguel gives Annavaleria presents from Spain 69
Guided tours organized by students A short walk from the
Junior secondary school “A. Gramsci” main building of our
school to the “Villaggio Laguna” to visit the Primary school “Don Milani”
This is the theatre sketch “Mary Poppins”
Students from Primary school “Pascoli” are speaking English with teachers from Wales!!!
Next stop: Nursery School “Girasole” observing an educational activity 70
Crafts and other materials prepared by the partners and then put on show in the school stand at the village fair
Saint Martin’s “Castagnata” (hot chestnuts) with children from kindergarten "Arcobaleno“ taking part in the traditional nursery rhyme chanting "Bater San Martin".
Tour in the "Laboratorio Ferracina“ guided by the experts of the local Association “Terra Antica”
Final group works
Farewell buffet lunch
Thank you very much and see you in Iceland!!! 72
Meeting in Iceland april 2009
Italian team Working in groups
School visiting at
School visiting at
Visiting the Power Plant Earth
The bridge between two continents
Stekkjarkot is a classic example of the roughly built turf, stone and timer cottage type house.
The Viking museum
A fabulous farewell party at Karenâ€™s home
The Blue Lagoon...
The Nature Centre
Comenius találkozó Magyarországon 12-15 October 2009
Preparing surprises for our partners
Exhibition of childrenâ€™s work: Famous sports men/women
Welcome to Botev School
First meeting in the school library- presents to each other
Welcome dance: Hungarian folkdances
•Sharing gifts •Evaluation of the first project year •Review on 2nd newsletter •Sightseeing in Veszprem including a short reception in the Town Hall. •Visiting the Castle area (Archbishop’s Palace) •Renaissance dinner at Tapó Restaurant Veszprém 88
Second Day •Integration of special need students: presentations •an expert about the situation in Hungary. •Discussion: ways of integrating disabled students in correspondence within the project •School visit: insight in a Music lesson (integrating a blind child), a P.E (including a physically handicapped child) and a Craft lesson.
Afternoon visit: Herend Porcelain Manufactory 89
Pupils from Botev school and Egry kindergarten children
•Next newsletter •Pupils ‘ interviews for the school newspaper •Special photo album of Veszprém •http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_ EBvfclFm4
•Visit in the kindergarten • Collaboration between kindergarten and school
Singing and dancing together
Click! Reports Special welcome muffins
Farewell dinner: Szent Donรกt Restaurant in Csopak:+ wine tasting + dance
Fourth Day •Sightseeing tour in Budapest •Farewell
Interviews made by pupils
Naplﾃｳ 窶田ounty paper- reports about the Side by Side Meeting (October 2009) 94
Öt ország pedagógusai Veszprémben Tiger Szabolcs 2009. 10. 12. 20:13 Nemzetközi tapasztalatcserére érkeztek óvónők, tanítók és tanárok. A központi téma a hátrányos helyzetű gyerekek integrációja. 2009-ben a veszprémi Hriszto Botev Általános Iskola és az Egry úti óvoda a házigazdái az Európai Uniós Comenius programnak. A program a közoktatás számára - az óvodáktól kezdve a középiskolákig - nyújt pályázati lehetőséget intézmények együttműködésének támogatására, és nemzetközi tanulmányutak megvalósíts ára pedagógusok számára. - A tapasztalatok megosztásával segíthetünk egymásnak az egyes oktatási rendszerek problémáinak megoldásában – mondta el Balázs Árpádné, a Botev iskola tanárnője. – Érkeztek hozzánk kollégák Franciaországból, Spanyolországból, Izlandról, Walesből és Olaszországból is. Az idei évben a hátrányos helyzetű diákok integrációja a központi téma a csütörtökig tartó megbeszélések során. A vendégek délelőttönként szakmai konferenciákon vesznek részt, délutánonként pedig kulturális programokon és kirándulásokon. A vendégeket első hivatalos programjuk a városházába szólította hétfőn délután. A csoportot Porga Gyula alpolgármester köszöntötte, aki röviden mesélt városunk történelméről, oktatási rendszeréről, kulturális intézményeiről, válaszolt a feltett kérdésekre. A külföldi pedagógusokat elsősorban az iskolák finanszírozási formái, a középiskolát végző diákok további lehetőségei és a tanárok munkához jutási lehetőségei érdekelték. Az alpolgármester végül ajándékkal lepte meg a vendégeket és kérte őket, ha tehetik, látogassanak el Veszprémbe újra. forrás (vehir.hu)
Another article in an online newspaper
COMENIUS / SIDE BY SIDE
96 Ecole maternelle Mme René Coty / Ecole élémentaire Jean Charcot
Our project in the local press
Official recognition and participation of the National Education, Town Hall and Press, during the meeting, gave our common project a larger dimension.
Reception at the town hall 98
ĂŠcole Jean Charcot
Cyril directed a choir : his pupils sang Beatles songs.
The exchange has helped our school children to give more sense to the project. They have enjoyed meeting Comenius teachers. They were able to ask questions about the schools with which they have been corresponding.
ĂŠcole maternelle Mme RenĂŠ Coty / ĂŠcole Aristide Briand
The children of the nursery school were proud to show the activities they had practiced. The children from 2 to 5 years old had prepared dances together for this visit.
We attended meetings in order to share the different educational points of view. We evaluated the past actions and prepared the future goals within the initial project.
The parents asking about the activities of the association, organised for the children of the three schools in Ouistreham.
Parents associations involvement at school : report from each country after the slideshow presented by two members of the local parentsâ€™ association. Then we were able to compare the different situations.
Visit of the lighthouse and the Harbour masterâ€™s office
The visit of the Comenius teachers was an opportunity to discover the interesting sites of the host town.
On 6th June 1944 at dawn, 177 free French soldiers under the orders of the lieutenant commander Philippe Kieffer set foot on the sand of the beach. This site was named Sword Beachâ€Ś We had the privilege to visit the museum with one of this French commando, Mister LĂŠon Gautier, 86 years old now. This museum helps to preserve the memory of these events for school children as well as adults of all nationalities. 104
In order to prove that primary school teachers are multitasked, Bruno improvised himself as a tour guide which he achieved with panache. Let’s remain modest (it’s a joke…).
Visit of the Caen castle and the Norman museum
Arromanches Museum (Gold Beach)
American cemetery (World War II)
D-Day beaches and Bayeux
At the Bayeux tapestry
Nice to meet you !
Preparing to welcome our Comenius friends.
Benvenuto Bienvenue Üdvözöljük Velkominn Bienvenida
Everyone was so pleased to see each other again and spent a lovely morning chatting and exchanging letters and pictures from the children.
Everyone received a GROG to celebrate the end of the Comenius project.
This was the first time for a lot of our friends to visit Wales.
Exchanging gifts and catching up with old â€Ś and newâ€Śfriends
Monday A meeting was held at school to exchange presents and then every country gave a presentation of their fourth newsletter. Art work from the different countries was shared in readiness for the Side by Side calendar. The project was then evaluated and successes discussed. A concert was then given by the children of the school; choir, creative dance team, creative music group and folk dancing and then a tour of the school. Mr Bill Zajac then gave a guided tour of Caerphilly castle. An evening meal was then enjoyed by all!!
Pedagogy within the Welsh education system was discussed and a presentation was given by the school eco council. A meeting was held with the Mayor and council leaders and a buffet lunch was enjoyed by all. A visit was then undertaken to Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni to visit the modern languages departments.
Wednesday Final forms were then completed and more visits were made to the classes. A very successful evening was then held in the castle with traditional Welsh dancers and a buffet.
Thursday A visit was arranged to Sain Ffagan and the Millenium stadium.
And now down to business.
Sharing of pedagogy and good practice.
Discussion of the Foundation Phase and the use of the TASC wheel.
Visiting the classes Answering lots of interesting questions from very inquisitive children.
Teaching the children from Wales some simple language and facts about our Comenius countries.
Visiting Ty Penallta and Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni
Side by Side colleagues standing outside Ty Penallta – the main council building where decisions are made regarding schools. They met with the Council Leader – Lindey Whittle and the Mayor of Caerphilly – James Fussell. Comenius teachers visited the secondary school that children from YG Caerffili move to at 11 years of age. They spent an afternoon there learning how languages are taught and playing language games.
Everyone had a fantastic time in Caerphilly Castle, listening and dancing to traditional Welsh music.
It was a wonderful way to celebrate the Comenius project â€“ and in such a fabulous setting.
Sain Ffagan / Millenium On Thursday the Side by Side team visited Sain Ffagan which is the most famous museum in Wales. The museum houses buildings from Celtic times to the 21st Century which help explain how Wales has developed as a country. Below Luis Miguel is standing in a school which dates back to Victorian times.
On Thursday afternoon the Side by Side team visited one of the most famous rugby venues in the World â€“ the Millenium stadium in the heart of Cardiff. The 1999 World Cup final between Australia and France was played on this ground. The team enjoyed the tour of the ground.
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