Category Archives: Visits

Activity C3. Meeting in Kavala, Greece

Our third meeting took place in Kavala (Greece). The visit, together with all the activities arranged by the Greek team, met the expectations we had by far. Besides, we were lucky to have an incredible weather.

After a warm welcome on Saturday evening, we began our work on Monday with a visit to the school facilities and a cooperative work in groups right afterwards. The students were allowed some time to prepare the different sections of a dossier dealing with general aspects of Energy production.

On Tuesday, we took a bus to visit the Thesaurus Hydroelectric plant and dam. After that, we enjoyed a birds of prey exhibit and finally had lunch in Kelafari, an idyllic setting by the river.

We went on a tour around the city on Wednesday and were welcomed by the authorities at the office of the Vice Regional Governor in the afternoon.

Thursday was our second working day and consisted of a visit to the “Renewable Energy Laboratory” in the Technological Institute of Kavala. There, we learnt about the costs and components of solar panels and wind turbines. The teachers meeting took place after the visit, back at school. Finally, at the end of the day, we had time for the students’ presentations. The Spanish team, in particular, showed a video-documentary about Global Warming that two of our students had made themselves and finished off by talking and showing a photo report about their visit to the Experimental Wind Power Station in Sotavento (Galicia).

On Friday, the final day, we visited the ancient city of Philippi, the largest archeological complex of Northern Greece, founded by King Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great. And we also saw the Baptistery of St. Lydia. There, we had a guide who explained to us in detail the historical aspects of the site. It was fascinating.

The farewell dinner party in the evening put an end to the Programme. Many felt sorry to leave but we all came back with an spirit of satisfiaction with work well accomplished and great memories from Kavala and our great hosts there.

Thanks to Liliana (teacher from Poland), we can see a video of the meeting.

All activities developed, see page Activities (“Activity C3. ENVIROMENTAL EDUCATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF WIND AND SUN IN OUR COUNTRIES. “)

Activity C2. Meeting in Prague…

The Erasmus + transnational meetings provide an unparalleled opportunity for our students to enjoy a unique experience. They not only visit a European city, guided by fellow hosts of the same age, but also live with boys and girls from the 5 countries that are part of the project, with whom they share work time at the institute and leisure time.
In addition, all students who participate in these projects must present a paper in front of their classmates, and they must do so in English. It is a challenge for them, and it is very satisfying to see how they face it and how they enjoy the experience.

Our second meeting took place in Prague. It was a really good experience, where all the students talked about the use of electric cars, about the bioclimatic arquitecture, and about the different energetic policies in each country (see Activities page in left side menu: Activity P17, Activity P16, Activity P18, Activity P4 and Activity C2).

But it was not all work. We visited the 5 synagogues that make up the “Jewish Museum” of the city, we visited the castle and the Cathedral of San Vito, we enjoyed the work of Alfons Muha in the museum that bears his name, and we had the privilege of being received by the Councilman of Education of Prague in the old Town Hall of the city, located in the emblematic building that contains the famous clock tower.