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ACTIVE IN NATURE, ENJOYING THE NATURE!

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Marta Armendia Santos. Coordinadora espanyola.
CN: 2015-1-NO01-KA219-013242_4

 

The third mobility with students, regarding to the ERASMUS+ program ANEN (Active in Nature, Enjoying the Nature!),took place in Klaipeda (Lithuania), during the week, from 7th to 13rd of March 2017. Six students of 2nd and 3rd of ESO and two teachers (Marta Armendia and Julia Rodes) of our high school, IES LEONARDO DA VINCI of Alicante, went to this nice country on the seashore of the Baltic Sea to take part in interesting and different activities with other students and teachers from Norway, France and Lithuania.

We arrived in Khaunas airport (Lithuania) one day before the meeting, because we wanted to travel by direct flight from Alicante and so we could have the opportunity to share the “Mum´s day” with our host families. Some of us went to the zoo, others went to the beach or to the countryside.

On the one hand, during the week, we did a lot of things at school; for example, we learned to make a flute with recycled materials in a musical lesson and we engaged in some Lithuanian popular dances and games. We made murals about the Natural Park and ICT pressentions were made by international teams. However, we liked the “Guard Battery, Memel-Nord” trip the most.

It was an amazing experience for us, despite the weather. When we woke up that morning it was snowing!

We left the school and went to this beautiful place near the Baltic Sea and, suddenly, the sun raised. We could pick up stones on the beach and look for amber. In the afternoon, we visited a Second World War bunker and a war veteran explained to us a lot of interesting things about the life during those days.

We enjoyed the Ventè Cape trip too, especially when we went up to the top of the lighthouse and we could admire the landscape of the seashore.

 

 

 

LEARNING ENGLISH CAN BE EXTREMELY FUN!

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Marta Armendia Santos. Spanish coordinator

CN: 2015-1-NO01-KA219-013242_4

Our first mobility with the students took place from the 2nd of May to the 6th of May of 2016, as the starting point of the Program Erasmus +, ANEN: “Active in Natur e, Enjoying the Nature”. Sixteen students and teachers from Spain,together with eighting students and seven teachers from Norway, France and Lithuania.

Our goals to achieve were: In the first place, that all the students meet each other face to face and begin to interact and develop their communicative skills; as second goal, their participation in several outdoor activities, such as beach volley, kayak and paddle surf, mixed in international teams; and finally, working in the app about Tabarca Island which is the Natural Reserve that the Project is based on, looking for information about its History and taking wáter pictures. Furthermore, improving the student´s creativity through different workshops.

The meeting was very successful. We began with the traditional “Welcome day” at the school, IES Leonardo da Vinci in Alicante. We enjoyed seeing the spectacular “batukada”, played by the group: “La ciudad de los colores” and we learnt a lot of things about eTwinning.

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Students and teachers of ANEN-e+ in the hall of the school

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Performance of the group: “La ciudad de los colores”

 

On Tuesday, we went to Muchavista Beach in order to learn to do Paddle surf and Kayak, with the colaboration of ALOHA SPORT school. At the end of the day, we had a volley ball competition and a traditional “Chocolate con churros” snack in the Chocolatería Valor , in the village called El Campello.

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Students and teachers in Muchavista Beach

 

On wednesday and thuersday, we were in Tabarca Island. We could do snorkel, even though the weather consitions were not good enough, get information about its History and improve our creativity with the decorating stones workshop.

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Students during the snorkel activity in Tabarca

The last day, we had a very warm and sweet farewell at the school with a typical Spanish lunch. Thank you very much to all the participants!

An olive tree for “ANEN-E+”

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Last wednesday, 9/3/2016, the students of the PFCB (a basic studies for vocational training qualification) of Wood of our high school, IES Leonardo da Vinci of Alicante, took part in our program ERASMUS+, ANEN: “Active in Nature, Enjoying the Nature”, planting the tree that will symbolise the values of our project: Cooperation, friendship, tolerance and commitment to the environment.

Firstly, we explained them what the European Union and the ERASMUS + programs mean, especially, we showed the objectives and the activities that we are going to do during the Spanish meeting in relation to our project. The students loved the outdoor activities and wanted to participate in everything. Secondly, they made two murals about Tabarca Island and the olive tree.

It was one of the best experiences I have had as a teacher, because this is a group with special needs and they did their best, working hand by hand with other students of our high school. I loved their creativity and their enthusiastic attitude.

Finally, we went out to plant the olive tree with other students of the Project. Thank you very much, guys!

Students working together and the final product.