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.
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.
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!