On October 6, 2022 we organized an event to disseminate the already completed Erasmus + project entitled “Future Cities – Smart and Sustainable Solutions”. Students participating in the project prepared boards with photos of all the visits in the project. The information is displayed in the hall of our school so the students teachers as well as some guests can watch it. Moreover, Erasmus team planted trees and ivy in flower beds in our school garden. Thanks to the project, this place was additionally arranged. Planted maples and periwinkle will make students spend warm days outside the school in a more pleasant way which is now smart and sustainable 🙂 By planting trees and ivy, the students gained new experience and realised that sometimes we don’t need much to change the place around us for the better.
In order to evaluate our project, the Polish coordinator prepared and carried out a questionnaire about the most important aspects of the tasks in the project. All the participants of the visits in Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria had a chance to answer the questions. The questionnaire focuses on ecological problems and thier solutions as well as the usage of IT and English language during the project. As we can see from the results, most of the participants had an opportunity to learn more about the issuses and improve their skiils and abilities. Thera are only few negative answers to the questions which means that not all the participants were engaged in every task what is natural.
During the meetng in Bulgaria partner schools of the project donated T-shirts and bags to an online charity auction in Poland. The event was carried out in July and August 2022 and was organised by one of our teachers who was in charge of the campaign. The gadgets were very attractive to the local residents of our region because of the ecological slogans and nice design. All of them were successfully sold and the money was donated to the local animal shelter which helps stray dogs and some other animals in need. Here are some posts from the event.
On July 2-9, 2022, young people from our high school stayed in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, where they participated in the implementation of the international Erasmus + project entitled – “Future Cities – Smart and Sustainable Solutions”. The main goal of the collaboration was to find smart and sustainable solutions to environmental problems in cities around the world. As part of the project, participants from Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Romania and Slovakia created T-shirts, bags and leaflets promoting ecology, and participated in a trip to a permaculture farm, where they learned about natural methods of increasing yields. In addition, the Bulgarian high school prepared a lecture on the use of the digital system of intelligent IoT solutions – “Internet of Things”.
During their stay in Bulgaria, the students also took part in numerous excursions. They visited one of the most beautiful cities on the Bulgarian coast – Sozopol, with a lot of historic buildings, a beautiful seaside promenade and a sandy beach. They participated in a cruise on the Black Sea, visited the Island of St. Anastasia, historic monastery and lighthouse. In their free time, they enjoyed the beautiful weather, swam in the sea and walked around Burgas.
Thanks to the involvement in the Erasmus + project, the students significantly expanded their knowledge of ecological issues, developed language skills and made many new friends with their peers from other countries.
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From May 30 to June 4, 2022, the students of our school took part in the Erasmus + Project entitled Future Cities – Smart and Sustainable Solutions organized by Romania. The students from Bulgaria, and Slovakia also came and participated in the project.
We stayed at the city of Reghin and had a few interesting excursions. Visiting IRUM is worth mentioning here. IRUM is the factory focused on the production, development and service dedicated to forestry equipment and agricultural machinery. Being there we had the opportunity to see how e.g. tractors are made. The hosts prepared a nice presentation about the history of the factory and activities for us. The Polish group was the best at solving the tasks! It was great fun for everybody! At the end of our visit all the students got the certificates for the active participation at IRUM activities!
Staying at Reghin we visited the Ethnographic Museum of Reghin which preserves and values architectural monuments, crafts related items, folk/popular costumes and specific habits of the Superior Valley of Mureș river, below Gurghiului Valley and a part of the Transylvania Plain. As we learnt the museum is a picturesque space showing its visitors the culture of the traditional village.
During our stay in Romania we went to Sovata to see the Bear Lake (also called the “”Ursu Lake” or the Dead Sea of Transylvania”)which has an area of 40,000 square meters, which is the world record for the Largest Heliotherm Lake. This is the only heliothermal lake in Europe. The lake is known for treating rheumatic, endocrinological and cardiovascular diseases and the sludge from the bottom of the lake is used in many treatments.
Our excursion to Praid Salt Mine in Praid was amazing! We could try the unique climate of the salt mine. Arriving to the visiting level we could enjoy all of the benefits of a well-lit small village with Wi-Fi, playground for children, creative and amusement parks, ecumenical chapel, coffee shop and a naturist drugstore. That was a fantastic place to benefit the relaxation.
A beautiful city of Sighisoara, which we had the opportunity to visit, will stay in our minds for long, too. Sighisoara is the place where you can feel history on every lane. The first and foremost reason why we wanted to see Sighisoara is its Citadel inscribed into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites but also because that it is the birthplace of Dracula. J
During our stay in Romania we had the chance to do a lot sightseeing, co-operate on the project in international teams, discuss and analyse the results of our work, taste new dishes and desserts e.g. mamalyga and papanasi, make new friends and have a good time with the students from the schools participating in the project. Our week visit in Romania was an unforgettable time and wonderful experience for all of us. Very friendly people, beautiful weather and nice atmosphere made our stay very enjoyable!
In April 2022, we hosted a group of students and teachers from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Slovakia at our school, with whom we are participating in the Erasmus+ project. Its aim is to enable young people to work together to solve environmental problems present in cities. During the visit, we discussed activities undertaken so far in schools, and then we prepared multimedia presentations in international teams on solutions to various ecological problems like the lack of renewable energy, transport or clean water. Together, we’ve also prepared a banquet comprised of various traditional delicacies from our guests home countries. During their stay we have shown our guests our city and region. We took them on a hiking trip around the area, where they had the opportunity to see charming and interesting places in Biłgoraj. During the trip to Zamość, we admired the Old Town and tried regional dishes. We’ve also visited the Bukowa Góra Reserve in Roztocze and watched a film about the biodiversity of the Roztocze National Park. On the next trip we visited the beautiful, historic Sandomierz. It was anextraordinarily interesting time both for us and our guests. Together, we learned a lot about ecology and exchanged experiences, made new friends, developed our language and IT skills, and got to know cultures that we have known so little about.
We decided to participate in Erasmus+ programme because we wanted to improve our English, visit another country and gain new experience. The choice of students on the trip was based on the number of tasks we carried out during the project. Six of the most engaged students had the pleasure to take part in a wonderful trip to the Slovakian capital together with students from Greece and Bulgaria. We left on Sunday, October 17, and returned at night of October 22. We went to Bratislava by minibus. Our road was long, but pleasant. We were accommodated at the Nivy Hotel, which is located very close to the centre of the capital. The hotel was well maintained and the food was fresh and tasty. On the first day, we were introduced to all the students and teachers and presented our schools and towns. They also orginized refreshments and each country brought its own delicacies which we tasted. Then we went on a tour of Bratislava and visited many interesting sights. On the second day, our hosts showed us how they learn and then we had lunch together and visited the UFO restaurant, from where we could admire the panorama of Bratislava. At the end of the day, we walked around the beautiful green parks located in the city centre. On the third day, we went on a trip to Devin Castle. The views along the way were amazing and the castle made a huge impression on us. The next day we were given time to work on our projects that we had to complete during our stay. The projects we had to do were about ecology. Each country had to present a different environmental problem. Then we went for a walk in the woods and spent time outdoors. On the last day, we presented our projects and had lunch together. Unfortunately, the trip was coming to an end and we had to say goodbye to the wonderful people we met on this trip. The Erasmus+ visit provided us with a lot of new experiences. We were able to learn a lot about the culture of other countries. We can confidently say that it was one of the best trips we have ever been on.
Our ErasmusPlus team created a map of our town using Google Earth. You can find plenty of useful information there. Check yourself!