The second meeting of the Comenius-project took place in Sabadell, Spain. The Comenius-programme (SM & CLIL) which is sponsored by the EU has the aim to convey the co-operation of all school types and levels within the EU, the concept of Europe as well as the mobility of the students and teachers.
6 students of class 7a and two teachers had the opportunity to attend this second meeting and stay with Spanish families for 4 days and 3 nights.
On the first day we had a close look at the town Sabadell, which has approximately 205 000 inhabitants, together with our partner schools from Istanbul and Paris who were also present at the meeting. We had a bus tour; we went around and explored the town hall of Sabadell, a famous theatre, a farm ...
We also had a ride to Barcelona, which is 45 minutes away form Sabadell. We were walking along the shopping streets, visiting the famous sights and had lunch at the beach, although the weather was rather cold because of the wind but luckily it was sunny too.
On Friday each Comenius team presented their own school. Some of the students included a presentation in which they informed us about the scientific topic they were working on. The topic of the Turkish students was Global Warming, our topic is Radiation and Medicin in the scientific subjects at school.
For me personally, it was a great experience to spend one day in a Spanish school.
IES Ferran Casablancas (Instituto de Educación Secundaria Ferran Casablancas) is the name of our partner school in Spain, where we spent one day in different classes and subjects. It was rather hard to communicate much, but some knowledge of Italian and French helped a lot to communicate with our hosts and new friends.
The Spanish people are very polite and made our stay very comfortable. Everyone is thankful for their great hospitality.
We are looking forward to the next meeting in October, which will be held in Istanbul and to Paris in February 2010. We are especially excited about the final meeting in 2010, in Vienna. We are excited about how the project will further develop and we hope it will give us profitable experiences for the future.
Katja Sabando, 7A; Fotos: Susanne Neumann u.a.