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International Learning/ teaching activities in Lubcza, Poland

From 7 to 13 May 2017 we took part in second international learning / teaching / training activities – this time in Lubcza, Poland.

Twenty students and eleven teachers from Germany, Croatia, Portugal and Greece arrived to Poland on 7th May and along with seven Polish teachers and twenty-one Polish students they participated in the planned activities.

The meeting was full of activities that were connected with the topic of the meeting “Science around us”.

On the first day participants were introduced to Polish culture and Zespół Szkół in Lubcza. There were welcome speeches, meeting with local authorities and media, performances and Polish cuisine degustation. Students also participated in origami workshop and napkin folding workshop. During the workshops students used mathematics and savior- vivre rules. In the evening there was a tour around the school and its facilities and international party. Teachers also talked about educational systems in their countries, ICT at schools, electronic registers, equipment and projects.

Second day was started with a trip to Tarnów and visiting elPLC company where students were introduced to the company, had an interview with the employer and visited the company. Next we went sightseeing in Tarnów (a pearl of Renaissance) paying attention to the architecture and its history. And the last activity for that day was sightseeing Salt Mine in Wieliczka where students were introduced to the history of the region and salt mine itself. They found out about working underground and technology that helps miners.

On the third day we went to Stone Town in Ciężkowice where we took part in outdoor game. Students received maps and photos of rock formations that they were supposed to find, they also faced first aid tasks, questions about European Union and Europe’s geography.

Forth day was typically scientific. Participants went to Cracow where at Jagiellonian University (Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Studies) they took up workshops. They were doing experiments connected with ice melting, prism, optics and electricity. After the workshops they attended a lecture “Physics in Star Wars” and did experiments connected with the lecture. Our next stop was Cracow’s Chocolate Manufacture where students participated in chocolate workshops getting to know history of chocolate and they made their of chocolates.  We also went on a guided tour around the Old Market Square in Cracow.

On the fifth day students took part in International Quiz – they answered lots of questions connected with astronomy, biology, geography, history and landmarks. Then they participated in art workshop using origami skills they were taught on first day. Groups prepared canvases with origami and photos that were taken to home schools. We also took part in a trip to Ryglice and a meeting with Mayor of Ryglice Community. Teachers discussed the next planned exchanged in Corfu and rules of Oxford Debate.

Participants took part in evaluation of the meeting and we got the feedback. Now we are looking for next international meeting in Corfu, Greece in October 2017.

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