Ralleia Experimental Primary Schools
1st Students mobility - Braga 2017
Four students and two teachers from Ralleia Experimental Primary schools participated in the first mobility for students, from Sunday 28th of May to Saturday 3rd of June 2017. Our students and teachers visited the Agrupamento de Escolas Francisco Sanches in Braga (Portugal).
For the participation we took into account students' marks in Maths, ICT and English. All the students who wanted to participate were assessed and listed. We had some students with the same marks and we prepared a draw to take the surname orders.
Finally, the 4 students selected. Before the mobility to Braga, the four students introduced themselves to all other countries:
The four students with their english teacher prepared a puzzle that briefly presented Greece, Piraeus and our school, Ralleia experimental Primary Schools. They also used the Multilingual Dictionary of E-M@TI-ON project to learn some expressions in the other languages..
Preparing the cultural puzzle
Before our trip to Braga, the Portuguese team sent us the formal invitation and the program of the meeting.
28th of May - Day 1
The trip started from Athens airport, Eleftherios Venizelos. All the students, Claudia, Dimitris, Jason and Maria-Anastasia were very excited during the whole trip. The flight was through Zurich. There students and teachers visited the city. Finally in the evening they arrived to Braga and meet the Portuguese families.
29th of May - Day 2
The 29th of May was the first day in which our pupils started their work. The first thing we did during this day was to take all the acreditations and the material we would need during the whole week.
After that, the headmaster of the school and other personalities welcomed the Erasmus teachers and the students.
When we finished this institutional act, our pupils visit the school and there was the moment of the break.
And after the break students from all countries presented their country, city and school. In the Spanish coordinator's page you will find photos from all the presentations.
Greek students also presented the E-M@TI-ON Erasmus+ song. The lyrics and the music of this song were written by the headmaster of Ralleia Experimental Primary Schools, Mr Vassilios Panopoulos.
In the afternoon all the participants visited Braga and learnt more about the city and the history.
Finally, the city mayor received us in the very beautiful building of the Braga Town Hall. Our students gave some presents to the mayor.
30th of May - Day 3
We spent the third day visiting the city of Porto.
31st of May - Day 4
During this day our pupils spent the first part of the day working with Scratch and solving into groups different tasks.
While this happened,the coordinators and one student from each country visited the school radio and there they did an amazing interview. Also the teachers were having meetings in order to update the agreements taken in the previous transnational meetings.
In the afternoon, all the students played traditional Portuguese games.
1st of June - Day 5
Thursday 1st of June started with a relaxing session in which we shout, sing and follow the orders given by
Carlos Araújo, physical education teacher in Agrupamento de Escolas Francisco Sanches and it continued with an explication of the work that Red Cross and the GAAF team do in the school. The GAAF team is made of psychologists and social workers whose are in charge of solving conflicts in the school, formation to teachers and students and so on.
After that, our pupils enjoyed with a session about programming using Arduino. It was very interesting because the speaker was only 12 years old.
After that, we enjoyed with a very interesting game session about Secure Internet. It was prepared with .
The afternoon was used to go to ESAS, other high school in Braga, in which they worked with: Lego We Do 2.0, Lego Mindstorm, EV3 and NXT, other kit of robotics, through which teachers and students learnt a lot.
Our afternoon finished with the visiting of the beautiful place called "Bom Jesus" in which our pupils could enjoy the fantastic view of Braga.
The evening ended up with a dinner in the school in which students, families and teachers could share a Portuguese traditional meal and they could take delight of the Portuguese traditional music and dances in which, all of us, participated.
2nd of June - Day 6
On Friday, we divided again the activities and while the teachers had the last meeting, students spent the morning doing games and activities.
The end of the morning was the moment in which we had to say goodbye to our partners from other countries, because during the afternoon we went with our "Portuguese families" and we did different activities.
3rd of June - Day 7
This day was the lat one of our trip. During that day, we said "goodbye" to our fantastic families.
In the following video you can see more photos from this unforgettable trip!