C5 – Mobility in Bulgaria

4.07.2022 – 8.07.2022 Burgas

Day 1
Monday , 4 July 2022

“Cities of the future – smart and sustainable solutions”
Mobility in Burgas – Bulgaria ( 4- 8 July 2022 )

We were welcomed by the director and coordinator of the school project in Bulgaria. After a welcome speech, we visited the school. A school with an exceptional endowment, a “colourful” school, a boarding school with rooms with balcony and private bathroom. We hope we have captured everything as well as possible in pictures.

  • Each partner school in the project presented their own personalised t-shirts and bags (which were later given as gifts).
  • Each school presented a section of the website they worked on ( https://futurecities.codingburgas.net/ )
  • We had lunch in the school canteen
  • In the second part of the day, students logged on to the Cisco platform and received guidance on how to complete the course.
    We also had time to get to the sea……

Day 2
Tuesday , 5 July 2022

“Future cities – smart and sustainable solutions”
Mobility in Bourgas – Bulgaria ( 4- 8 July 2022 )

We visited a wonderful Permaculture farm. The hosts prepared for the students the necessary ingredients to prepare a traditional pizza-like meal. After preparation, we all ate.
After lunch we went to the beach for a while and visited the city of Bourgas.

Day 3 – 4 – 5
6 – 8 July 2022

“Future cities – smart and sustainable solutions”
Mobility in Bourgas – Bulgaria ( 4- 8 July 2022 )

Wednesday morning students worked in international teams. They had to finalize the document with the solutions they found. After lunch they worked on the Cisco course and in the evening they helped to prepare the barbecue.
On Thursday we visited the city of Sozopol. In the evening the teachers met at the restaurant for dinner and the students went to a festival in the city organized by Coca Cola.
Friday, closing ceremony, receiving Certificates of Participation and …… back home.

C4 – Mobility in Romania

Gurghiu – Mureș 30.05.2022 – 3.06.2022

Day 1 ( 30 May 2022 )
Because our project partners live in big cities ( Bratislava, Bilgoraj, Burgas, Kalamata), for them our school is a “green paradise”.
During the first day, in addition to visiting the school, Bornemisza Castle and the beautiful Dendrological Park (the guests were particularly delighted and expressed their wish to return to these places in future projects), we carried out the activities foreseen in the mobility agenda.

  • We talked about the realisation of the Mini Botanical Garden in the school yard, realised both with project funds and thanks to the support of the school;
  • We discussed issues related to the eTwinning virtual project. From 1 June 2022 the platform will change its “face”, which is why we concluded that we will have a lot of work to do before the end of the project to bring it to the stage we want;
  • We discussed with the teachers present how we will carry out the activities foreseen by the project, so that our project will have a successful end (what we still have to do, what we have to catch up, etc.).
  • We made a thematic visit to the Gurghi Valley, to show the guests our “green” area, accompanied by Mr. Ing. Pop Călin, who also provided us with the necessary specialist information;

Day 2 – 31 May 2022
In the framework of the project, we was visit IRUM Reghin. We were impressed by the warm, professional, impressive way we experienced IRUM Reghin. At the end of the visit, the hosts prepared an attractive competition for the students, a competition of joining pieces according to a given scheme. If the students were shy at first, later they got involved and competed in several heats.
We all received Participation Diplomas and a hat with the factory logo. Thank you!
We visited the Reghin Village Museum and the Dalin Greenhouses on the way. Thank you for accepting to visit them.
The students enjoyed having lunch at the Shopping City and doing a little shopping, and afterwards they admired the “green” view from the
Cornești Plateau in Târgu Mureș, in tune with the theme of our project. Some participants also visited the Zoo.

Day 3 – 1 June 2022
Today, on the child’s birthday, we had a busy day at work. But when you love what you do, time flies.
Each partner presented the sustainable solutions found according to the specifics of each school:
Bulgaria – IoT and other IT solutions
Poland – Sustainable construction
Romania – Flora and fauna used to enrich the city environment
Slovakia – Transport solutions
Greece – Trade and agribusiness around cities ( they couldn’t come, they have National Exams)
Students worked in international teams; the theme was “Cities of the future – smart and sustainable solutions”.
Based on the sustainable solutions found by each partner school, according to its specificities, students searched for texts, examples of good practice, images, in line with the given theme.
While the pupils were working, the teachers analysed and discussed issues related to future project activities (next mobility to Bulgaria), the eTwinning platform and Mobility Tools as well as solutions to remedy shortcomings, if any.
After lunch (traditional Romanian meal offered by the Gurghiu Forest High School), we all went together to the Gurghiu Dendrological Park, and together with Mr. Director Mîndru Marcel – who provided us with the necessary materials – the participants who wished, planted a small tree.

Day 4-5 ( 2-3 June 2022 )
The Erasmus+ school partnership mobility at our school has ended. If you want to follow the activities of the project, you can find information on the project website and on the FaceBook page of the project.

National days – partner countries

Bulgaria’s National Day

March, 3rd

The Liberation Day, officially known as the Day of Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Dominion (Bulgarian: Ден на Освобождението на България от османско иго) in Bulgaria is celebrated on 3 March.

( Wikipedia)

Greek’s National Day

March 25th

The national holiday is celebrated with patriotic speeches, parades and military demonstrations. Across Greece, there are parades, organised by schools, where children march with the Greek flag while dressed in traditional customs.

Slovakia’s National Day

September 1st

The establishment of the constitution effectively brought to end the state of Czechoslovakia, leading to the establishment of the Czech and Slovak republics on January 1st 1993.

This holiday is marked by traditional customs such as folk dancing and traditional singing. The parliament and Bratislava Castle are opened up to the public. In the evening, Bratislava Castle is lit up to mark the occasion.

Poland’s National Day

11 November

National Independence Day (PolishNarodowe Święto Niepodległości) is a national day in Poland celebrated on 11 November to commemorate the anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic in 1918 from the GermanAustro-Hungarian and Russian Empires. Following the partitions in the late 18th century, Poland ceased to exist for 123 years until the end of World War I, when the destruction of the neighbouring powers allowed the country to reemerge. It is a non-working day and a flag flying day in Poland. ( Wikipedia)

Romania’s National Day

1 st of December

Great Union Day (Romanian: Ziua Marii Uniri, also called Unification Day or National Day) is a national holiday in Romania, celebrated on 1 December, marking the unification of Transylvania, Bessarabia, and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom in 1918. This holiday was declared after the Romanian Revolution and commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania.

C3 – Mobility in Poland

Working with Internet tools on ecological issues, Bilgoraj, Poland

I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im.Organizacji Narodow Zjednoczonych w Bilgoraju

Day 1 ( Monday, 4 April 2022)
After having breakfast at the hotel restaurant where we are staying, we went to the partner school where the meeting with the delegations of schools from Bulgaria, Greece, Slovakia and Poland took place.
We were welcomed by the headmistress of the school and Bozena (the Polish coordinator of the project). We all visited the host school, a large, modern, very well equipped school.
Each team presented to the others the activities carried out so far in the project.
Afterwards, we took a mini-tour of the city, visiting the main sights.
Tonight, the participating teachers are going to meet and discuss the activities to be carried out in the Erasmus+ project.

Day 2 ( 5 April 2022)
Future Cities – Smart and Sustainable Solutions
Today we visited:

City of Zamość

Roztoczanski National Park in Zwierzyniec

Day 3 ( 6 April 2022 )
Future Cities – Smart and Sustainable Solutions ( FC – SSS)
Today students worked in international teams. They used the Pecha Kucha app to make a presentation on smart solutions for environmental protection and pollution reduction. On Friday, in a festive setting, each team will present what they created together today.
In the meantime the teachers have been discussing how to fill in the Mobility Tool report on this mobility.
Sports activities followed. Students played table tennis and bowling in international teams.
In the evening at dinner we tasted a traditional Polish meal.

Day 4 ( 7 April 2022)
We visited the town of Sandomierz, a town known for its Old Town, which is an important tourist attraction.
The guide explained to us what solutions have been found and are being implemented in the town to reduce or eliminate pollution.

Day 5 ( 8 April)
Each international team presented their work with Pecha Kucha. After the presentations and a short break, all participants received Certificates of Participation. Afterwards, students and teachers danced to songs specific to each participating country.
After lunch, we left for home…. with difficulty, as the students had a hard time parting from each other…hugs, signatures on souvenir bags received from the host school, etc.
At the end of May 2022 we are expecting to receive new delegations from the partner schools in the project (Bulgaria, Greece, Slovakia, Poland).