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How to improve chances of our students when entering into labor market?

COMENIUS

multilateral Fr, Cz, A, Slo, Sk


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www.epl47.educagri.fr

www.sosbanbb.sk

Marthe Geoffroy

Jana Trvalcová Foto Lackner A.

www.vetkm.cz

Stanislava Pospíšilová

Alois Lackner

www.ksgrm.net

Mateja Prus

Foto Lackner A.

www.litzlhof.at

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COMENIUS MULTILATERAL 2010-2012

FRANCE-AUSTRIA-SLOVENIA-SLOVAKIA-CZECH REPUBLIC

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ur agricultural schools have in mind to facilitate the entrance of our students into the working world and to contribute to the social and professional insertion of our students, whatever the diploma they get.

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o we have had the idea to watch over the borders so as to see how the different countries in Europe succeed in doing this goal. he title of our project is: „How to impro-

ve chances of our students when entering into labor market?“ he different partners of the project are:

• FRANCE: EPL 47, Site de Nérac • SLOVAKIA: Stredna odborna Skola, Banska Bystrica • CZECH REPUBLIC: Tauferova Stredni Odborna Skola Veterinarni Kromeriz • AUSTRIA : Landwirtschaftliche Fachschule Litzlhof, 9811 Lendorf • SLOVENIA: Grm Novo mesto - center biothnike in turizma, Kmetijska sola Grm in biotehniska gimnazija

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he main goal was to present the labor market and the conditions of life of people in the different countries and help students to find other ways to facilitate their entrance into the working world . Communication was very important and intensive and students got really involved in the experience and worked and communicate well with others.

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uring meetings with the students of the hosting schools, students could also have a view and compare the social life in the different countries: families’ problems, unemployment, cost of living, laws……all rules which are important for them in our days to understand life and to get more eased in it.

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e will use this experience in the future to improve our schools’ curriculum and to explain to students how people in Europe can be at the same time so different but also so similar. This will be a basis to show that Europeans people have the same goals, the same interests, the same way to solve problems and to act in life.

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ach school has visited 2 different partners schools during 1week and received the 2 other ones. The hosting school prepared a program of visits.

Preparing visit in Poland

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Slovenian students in France

welve students from Kmetijska sola Grm in biotehniska gimnazija educated in florists, gardener and horticulture technican programs and 2 teachers visited the partner school EPLEFPA Armand Fallieres in France. The visit took place between 1st and 10th March 2011. Slovenian students discovered the school, another education system and a different culture.

visited the horticulture schools in Ste. Livrade and Tonneins. With French student they exchanged their practical expiriences, played sports and had a lot of fun. During the weekend they visited their new friends‘families and stayed with them.

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hey visited the museum of cork, the museum of plums, the castle of Henrik IV and the exhibition of cattle. The students from Slovenia also

he exchange was a great expirience for our students. They got a lot of new friendships and improved themselves in English.

tudents returned home full of knowledge and with the wishes that they will visit their French friends again.

Slovenians visit to Czech Republic

nder the Comenius multilateral partnership project the group of 12 students and two teachers from Kmetijska šola Grm in biotehniška gimnazija in May 2012 visited the partner school Tauferova stredna odborna škola veterinarni Kromeriž in the Czech Republic. At the same time there was also another partner school: Landwirtschaftliche Fachschule Litzlhof from Austria.

ogether they discovered the hosting school, the towns of Kromeriž and Olomouc. They visited a family farm Vyjidaček, an agricultural company Agroječminek, an ecological farm Greicarova and ranch Kvasice. Students visited a lot of cultural attractions like castles, museums and churches. All together Slovenian, Austrian and Czech students cooperated in practical works. They had practical works in the fields of veterinary, biology, anatomy and animal health care. They also exchanged their experience of their practical training, their career and the differences between their countries.

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he visit was a great opportunity to improve themselves in English, to meet students from other countries and to get new friendships.

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tudents spent a great time in Kromeriž and they returned home with the wish that they will go there again.

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French students in Austria he first thing that surprised us when we arrived in Litzlhof, the agricultural school with which we have a Comenius program, was the space around the school. This school is effectively surrounded by woods, mountains and it seems so opened to nature!

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econdly the way students are led at the school: they are living with more autonomy than in France, free to go in or out of the school, to take care about their machines….Effectively there are 3 sectors of activity in the school (animal production, vegetal production and forestry)and each of them is led by teachers helped by students.

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fter having visiting the school and its sectors of activities (apple juice processing, bees, farm) we discovered many farms with different productions: horticulture, yoghurt and milk, herbs,ranch,wood…) Each time

we met the farmer who explained his production and it was really interesting.

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e also visited towns not far from the school like Spittal, Salzburg, played sports with the Austrian students (football) or by ourselves (climbing). We also walk many times in the Alps, on the glaciers and it was impressive.

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t school we also practiced with other students by helping identifying herbs from the mountains, taking care of the veals, preparing the ropes and catching the animals…. and we also communicate on a presentation of our school in France, what do we do, how do we live in our school,what kind of job we want to do,the way to find one at the end of our studies…..

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hat an interesting experience we had!

French students in Slovakia

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e left from Toulouse via Vienna to ‘Banska Bystrica’, the town where we have been staying for ten days.

ctivities were numerous: we visited the school guided by Lukas, the history and german teacher, who supervises us during our whole stay.

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e went to visit the town, a certain circuit named <the circuit of the clock> which ended by climbing on the top of the clock: there, we had a magnificent view on the mountains and the forests.

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e also visited an original village which represents, thanks to its architecture, the slovakian fairytales for kids ! And we did activities : planting water-trees at the front of the pond, arrangement of deck chairs on the site, spectacles etc…

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e also went into a museum, connected with a passage of the country’s iron factory ,visiting inside where the conditions of life are difficult : heat, noise, dust…

e ate in a traditional Slovakian restaurant : the clothes of the waitress, the tables, benches, the architecture of the restaurant, the food....were typically Slovakian. e visited a castle which was bought by the iron factory reputated for it,a museum of resistance,a kind of hotel/bergerie/restaurant, where there were animals (horses, goats, pigs, chickens, sheep, rabbits..) and we helped the care-takers to clean the boxes and to sweep the floor .

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hen we were led behind the school where tables and other kichenwares were settled to cook. The programme was: preparing a Slovakian recipe and the Slovaks had to prepare a French recipe at the same time. So our mission was to make Halushkis and they cooked Spaghetti carbonara.

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t was a nice trip full of discoveries and surprises and we really enjoyed meeting people from another country and communicate and discover their country with them.

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Austrians in ... ... Slovak Republic

in November 2011 we traveled to Banska Bystrica, in the heart of Slowakia. With its 80 000 inhabitants it‘s the geographical center of the EU.

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e knew teachers and students from their visit in Litzlhof so it was a meating with friends. Different from the capital Bratislava we noticed that this region is less rich and the prosperty is lower.

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e visited some companies which are connected with farming. The students were introduced into the economy of this area and they saw the necessity of education to get a job. The owner of Agrotourism accented the importance of learning during the whole life.

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tudents spent the weekend at the parents‘ house of the Slowakien students. It was a great experience to discover an every day life in Slovakia. he second visit was to Kromeriz in Moravia. in May 2012. We were perfectly introduced to the country, to its culture, people and economy, especially agriculture.

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he difference of family farms with a few cows and big farming companies with more than thousand cows was very interesting. The excursion to the Thonet company was also a highlight of our trip. The manager told us that he was inspired by a visit he made into a chair factory when he was a boy. To see as much as possible is a big motivation to increase the chances on the labour marcet.

ne day in the capital Prag opened the horizon on culture and society. To walk through the historical part of the city was a little timetravel back into the Habsburg Monarchy. he focus for both visits was not only our main subject: farming but also culture and livestyle. The students were very enthousiastic in museums and churches and not only in tractors and agricultural machineries.

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nglish was the key for communication. Everybody was very proud to be able to talk this language and to understand each other. Students saw the importance of English and were very happy to use it.

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e will allways remember this two progressive, friendly and keen countries and their importance in Europe.

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Czech students in France

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ne day during our stay in France in March 2012, we visited a winery in the beautiful small town of Condom. Immediately after our arrival, we were attended by the friendly owner who guided ​​us through the whole process of wine production from the very beginning to the wine tasting at the end.

e started the excursion at the sieve where grapes were separated from twigs, leaves and other impurities. In the next step, the white berries are pressed into grape juice that undergoes the process of fermentation. The entire winery was full of the smell of fermented grapes.

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nlike white wines, in the red ones the skin is not separated from the juice. It gives the wine not only its typical colour but also the vitamins and antioxidants are preserved this way.

s we were carefully listening to our guide talking about other production processes such as clarification, filtration, sulphuration or aging of wine, we could admire the huge stainless steel tanks where the wine was stored during the process of maturation. We were also shown bottling and expedition. asting wines belonged to the highlight of the excursion. We were offered red and white wine sorts (both of them of excellent taste) and Mr.Fingier, the director of the partner school showed us how wine should be tasted.

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f course, we did not hide our excitement over both the aroma and the taste and as a result we bought a few bottles for our parents so they could feel the touch of France in the pleasing atmosphere of their homes.

Czech students in Slovenia

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e enjoyed a busy but wonderful day on 13th April in Grmnovo mesto, Slovenia, where we visited Centre biotehnike in turizma.

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e started our day early in the morning milking the cows. You can imagine how we were surprised seeing self milking machine which operates itself, without human intervention and the cows were calm, quickly milked and even satisfied.

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fter the shower and comforting breakfast we headed for other practical experience to the horse stables. There the work began. We cleaned the boxes, carried in the feed, and swept the floors… After we tided away all the tools we used we could not wait for our rewards, out riding lesson. We were divided into two groups according our riding abilities and hurrah for outside riding hall. That was an excellent experience for all of us, nobody fell down and we could all feel that we had good fun after a good work was done.

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hen it was just a time for a lunch. And after that, we jumped onto

the bus and went to a ex-student of the Slovene school pig farm. He tried to breed the female pigs (sows) and their young ones (piglets) as much naturally as it its possible. Saws were even allowed to move freely, graze themselves on the outside meadows, play in the muddy pond or just relax under the trees. The piglets are even given toys they can play with! That this approach has its impact on only for the animal´s quality of life but also as we realized during the degustation of the homemade products on the quality of meat as well.

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hen we continued our journey to the turkey farm. That farm, large in its grounds, consisted of two halls, one for young ones hiding themselves under the heaters, artificial hens, second for adult animals. All the floors were padded with sawdust, always fresh water and plenitude of feed was a must and clearly natural thing.

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Slovaks in ... ... Austria ErfahrungsSlovak Students on their visit in Austria (Litzlhof)inand Slovenia (Novo Mesto) austausch n the autumn of the year 2010 twelve Slovak students (6 boys and 6 girls) and two teachers, on Thuesday got on the the bus early in the morning and travelled for 10 hours to Litzlhof, Lendorf in Austria.

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n the afternoon we arrived at school and we were pleased and suprised about the school and the whole area around it. A very nice stay and friendship started for us and our schools. Our programme was full of interesting activities, we visited some agriculture sheep and cow farms. The students gained a lot of information, lots of practise shows and new experience there.

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ot only work, school and education was on the programme. Nice places, like Ossiach,

Villach or Klagenfurt and the highlight - rainy - Venezia in Italy were on our programme too.The students spent their weekend with the new Austrian friends and their families.

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he last night there was a very nice programme full of folk music - thanks G端nter and Austrian boys - and finally the giving of our certificates. In the end, there are very nice memories, new friends and great partnership. Our thank goes especially to Alois and Josef.

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xactelly one year later, in the autumn 2011 seven boys and five girls were on the visit at school GRN in Novo Mesto. After arriving we were acommodated in the dormitory house and a beautiful week started. They show-

ed us the school and all the area around it with cows, horses and many various kinds of plants. Our work started, we tried to take care about the horses in the company with Slovenian students and other manual works. For the boys the tractor driving was absolutelly fascinating and the girls enjoyed their work on the traditional chaplets.

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uring the week we saw the city Novo Mesto, we visited Ljublana, the capitol of Slovenia and the highlight of the week, our weekend in Spa in Postojna Cave.

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xcept of the fog whole week we enjoyed our stay in Novo Mesto and we would like to express our thank to Mateja and her students from Slovenia.

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