5th TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING - KUSADASI, TURKEYOn 7-9 March 2018 teachers from all partner schools travelled for the first time to our Turkish partner in Kusadasi to evaluate the progress made so far in the Stage of Clay, plan the next events in this stage and also to plan the details of the Stage of Food. The teachers also got a chance to visit the host school and hold meetings with its students.
STAGE OF CLAY HAS STARTEDIn February, March and April 2018, children of all partner schools will be looking into the work of local craftsmen, admiring and designing school souvenirs and learning about the history of porcellain and the process of making useful objects of clay.
4th TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING - SVISHTOV, BULGARIAOn 22-24 October 2017 groups of teachers and coordinators from all partner schools met again in Bulgaria to evaluate the Stage of Silk and plan the details of the Stage of Clay. As it was the second project meeting in the Bulgarian school, everyone was happy to greet teachers and students whom we had met during the second meeting.
THE THIRD LTT EVENT - ERASMUS EXCHANGE WEEK - HAS TAKEN PLACE IN BULGARIAOn October 23 - 27, students from Ireland, Portugal, Turkey and Poland - together with their Bulgarian colleagues and hosts took part in an LTT event in Svishtov. The event included visits to textile industry centres, as it launched the next stage of our project, the Stage of Silk.
STAGE OF SILK HAS STARTEDNovember and December 2017 and January 2018 are the months of silk- we will be concentrating on clothes - where the cloth comes from, how it is made, how garments are made and why some clothes are so cheap. We will be doing some textile craft, visiting tailors at their workshops and textile factories. We will be making our own recycled costumes and conducting questionnaires on topics related to clothes.
STAGE OF WOOL HAS STARTEDJune, September and October 2017 are the months of wool - we will be doing a variety of fascinating activities connected with animals and getting to know the history of animal husbandry and role of animals in our lives. We will be doing a lot of wool crafts, visiting farms and talking to farmers. We will also be learing about the animal welfare.
THE SECOND LTT EVENT - ERASMUS EXCHANGE WEEK - HAS STARTED!Starting with 16th May 2017, students from Bulgaria, Portugal, Turkey and Poland - together with their Irish colleagues and hosts - have been staying in Roscrea at Scoil Iosef Naofa and doing a variety of fascinating activities which will prepare them for the beginning of the Stage of Wool and for the upcoming Festival of Wool.
3rd TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING - ROSCREA, IRELANDOn 14-16 May 2017 teachers of all partner schools met in Ireland to hold the final Transnational Meeting of the first year of our Industry Project. During the conference the Stage of Steel was evaluated and the details regarding the Stage of Wool were discussed. The teachers also sat down to discuss the Progress Interim Report and plan the outline of Year Two activities.
THE FIRST LTT EVENT - ERASMUS EXCHANGE WEEK - HAS STARTED!Since Monday March 27th a group of ten students from Poland, two from Ireland, two from Bulgaria, two from Portugal and one from Turkey have been studying together the Polish industrial heritage during the Festival of Coal and Steel Erasmus Week in Katowice.
GETTING READY FOR THE FESTIVAL OF COAL & STEELKatowice, 27-31 March 2017
STAGE OF STEEL HAS STARTEDMarch, April and May 2017 are the months of steel - we will be conducting different activities connected with steel and getting to know the history of its production and its role in our lives. We will be turning all, useless scrap metal pieces into works of art, just like this one:
2nd TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING - SVISHTOV, BULGARIAOn 15-17 February 2017 groups of teachers and coordinators from all partner school met in Bulgaria to evaluate the Stage of Coal and plan the details of the Stage of Steel. The teachers also got a chance to visit the host school and hold meetings with its students.
STAGE OF COAL HAS STARTEDOn December 2nd the Stage of Coal was officially inaugurated.
The ceremony took place during the Miners' Day celebration at the Katowice school.
Now we can all look forward to the variety of coal activities in our schools!.
1st TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING - KATOWICE, POLANDOn November 30th - December 2nd the first transnational project meeting was held in Katowice, Poland. Teachers of all partner schools gathered to discuss the most important project issues during the Erasmus conference. They also had a chance to visit the Guido Coal Mine in Zabrze, meet the Polish students and teach them about their countries' traditions, watch the Miners' Day show and meet Polish miners, find out - thanks to an old Silesian legend - how coal came to be so important in Silesia and learn about the daily life in a Polish school.
INTRODUCTION STAGE IS OVERThe end of November marked the end of the project's first stage: Introduction. During this stage we:
- set up the project's website
- organized logo competitions in our schools
- took part in the LogoVision Skype conference
- chose the project's official logo
- held Project Opening School Work Days
- decorated our schools with industrial motifs
- started learning about the history of industry
- discussed the project development during the first transnational project meeting.
LOGOVISION 2016On November 9 all our schools met online to vote for the project logo. Despite some small technical problems everything went well and the project logo was chosen. Have a look at some photos of the 2016 Industry Project Logovision:
PROJECT NEWS FROM IRELANDThe Irish students have voted for the project logo:
GETTING TO KNOW THE HISTORY OF INDUSTRY
PROJECT NEWS FROM TURKEYThe Turkish students have voted for the project logo:
and the school authorities have organized a meeting for the parents to inform them about the project programme and upcoming events:
LOGO VOTING IN POLANDThe Polish school has voted for the project logo. Now we know how many points each logo is going to get from us. We can't wait to share these results with you during the LogoVision event, on November 9th.
Have a look at some photos of the voting and couting the votes: