Monday, 30 November 2015

Discover Cracow

Wednesday, 25th November 

The last day of our project meeting. 
It’s time to say goodbye
But still one more chance to make a move and take 
an ‘Activity & Eating' challenge.

          Experience Krakow through the eyes of Polish partners.
Explore its cultural heritage, enjoy the beauty of the architecture of the city considered to be the most beautiful in Poland. 

 And  of course to taste the local cuisine . . .

It was a dream weather for sightseeing - sunny, no clouds, no wind only the temperature definitely not the Mediterranean. We decided on the most popular in this frosty season Melex guided city tour. We visited the most important Sites of Old Town, Jewish Quarter in the District of Kazimierz - the historical Jewish part of Krakow.

We enjoyed the city atmosphere in the best company ever after. 
We will come back there in a wider project team company during the students exchange in May 2017 for sure. There are so many places haven’t been seen yet.
Thank you Dears for being here in Poland. We are making the good team with the common aim to reach:


Sunday, 29 November 2015


      Tuesday, 24th November

The great opening project event THE START UP CONFERENCE J

We had started our preparations for this conference a month ago but the final work was done on 20thNovember . We decorated a gym, prepare over sixty, yes SIXTY prizes for laureates and winners of Erasmus+ competitions.  We had a final rehearsal of a show for our guests.
On  24th November  at 5p.m. the floor was taken by two Polish coordinators Mrs Małgorzata Sarabun and Mrs  Aleksandra Stefańska. The opening words were said by a head teacher of the school Gimnazjum nr 2 w Trzebini, Poland Mrs Krystyna Żak . She expressed great satisfaction with a fact that her school is the coordinator of ERASMUS+ project. She welcomed the partners of the project .
From France: Mariana Navrotescu, Robin Cossé, from Hungary: Ildiko Varga, Peter Moson, from Italy: Antonia Carlucci, Mario Andrisano, from Portugal: Cristina Almeida and Sérgio Silva.

Mrs Krystyna Żak  welcomed local officials : 
The Mayor of Trzebinia- Mr Jarosław Okoczuk
The Director of Trzebinian Administrative Centre- Mr Andrzej Miranowicz
The Parish Priest- Stanisław Krzysik
The Councilor of Trzebinia- Mrs Barbara Dębiec
The Head of Education and Culture District in Trzebinia- Miss Katarzyna Majewska
Housewives’ Club Members
The Head of Parents’ Council- Mrs Małgorzata Papiernik.

She also underlined the presence of all students, laureates and winners of competitions and their parents.

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After the welcoming part the coordinator presented the main idea of the project. The main aims and assumed results were given during her presentation.

To make the aims, three STEPS, more visible, our teachers, responsible for those steps prepared their presentation on topics:

  • STEP 1 IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH THROUGH GOOD NUTRITION- presented by Mrs Krystyna Harańczyk- a Chemistry and Biology teacher and Mrs Bożena Chytry- a Physics and Biology teacher.
  •      STEP 2 EXERCISE YOUR LOCAL OPTIONS – presented by a PE teacher- Mr    Dariusz Wcisło
  •      STEP 3 BE ACTIVE YOUR WAY- presented by Mr Robert Łączka- a PE teacher.

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The last presentation was enriched with a dance show. The second and third grade students presented a dance show. The first was an aerobic one. The second was an individual jazz dance.

To inaugurate and promote the project A&E among students and local community each partner of the project invited students to take part in two competitions: the competition for a logo of the project and for a film promoting a school. In our school the project team encouraged students to face the competitions and it was the time to give awards to the winners. We are very proud that after partners’ voting the Polish logo became the official sign of the project A&E.

A&E Project logo and slogan by Julia Papiernik from Poland. 

To make project activities more effective and far reaching we organized wide variety of competitions.  All our students and students from primary schools in Trzebinia were the receivers of these actions. The aims were:
-          To promote knowledge about Trzebinia and partners’ countries
-          To extend respect and an attachment to own country, region, family on the one side, but also tolerance to other countries and their cultures.
-          Students made works in four categories: literary, art, geography and history. Students were asked to describe the most interesting place in Europe, prepare recipes, draw European buildings and show the beauty of European landscapes. In the geographical competition they introduced the most interesting places  in the country, region, named tourist attractions in Europe. Those, keen on history, create the album of customs and traditions in Europe. They described monuments and legends of European countries.
The teachers responsible for a realization of these tasks were asked to give the prizes. Those teachers were as follows:
Mrs Anetta Świerczek-Sumera- a Polish and History teacher, Mrs  Katarzyna Paluch- a Polish teacher, Mrs Iwona Leś- Kubik- a Geography and IT teacher and Miss Marta Pliszka- an Art teacher.
 There were over sixty students and their teachers to be given prizes.

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At the end we had fun to see a Polish, German and English school drama titled: Respect Health- Eat Healthier or Marlenka’s  Short Story. This show referred to the Erasmus+ topic, indeed.
The main character of this story, Marlenka, a girl, ate badly, did not do any sport. She preferred to be a couch potato and eat junk food. Thanks to real friends she decided to change her mind and promised to eat healthier and practice some sports.
This students’ drama presentation was conducted by teachers of English and German: Mrs Aleksandra Stefańska and Mrs Joanna Seręga. Twenty students acted in this drama. It was their first show in our school because they are the first grade students. Thanks to their effort, creativity and a good sense of humor, even if it was mainly in Polish, we could get a meaning from gestures and props J.
…. I have forgotten about one crucial thing… Marlena was not a girl (for those who did not catch it J )
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The Let’s Start Up conference was ended with a treat of Polish, homemade cakes and muffins full of carrot and pumpkin’s vitamins all made by the students partitipating in the project and their parents.

Sincere thanks to all the guest, parents and students present at the conference.   J.

From the left : Cristina Almeida, Krystna Żak, Małgorzata Sarabun, Jarosław Okoczuk, Bartłomiej Igieliński, Krystyna Haranczyk, Robert Łączka, Dariusz Wcisło, Aleksandra Stefańska, Mario Andrisano, Mariana Navrotescu, Andrzej Miranowicz, Atonia Carlucci, Ildiko Varga, Peter Mosson, Bożena Chytry, Robin Cosse, Sergio Silva. 

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Transnational Project Meeting TRZEBINIA POLAND

     Monday 23rd November

Between 23 and 25 November the first Activity & Eating: Small Steps to a Healthier you project coordinators meeting was held in Poland. 

      The meeting began with a short opening ceremony, which took place in the hall of  Zespół Szkół Gimnazjalnych im. Trzech Wieszczów Gimnazjum nr 2 in Trzebinia. All guest were welcomed by the head teacher of Gimnazjum nr 2 Mrs Krystyna Żak, the chairwoman of education and culture departament in Trzebinia City Council, the school coordinator Mrs Małgorzata Sarabun and representants of the Polish Erasmus+ team.  

                 Official Welcome in Gimnazjum nr 2 in Trzebinia

After greeting and exchanging  the welcome gifts, guests accompanied by students involved in the project visited the school and took the project family portrait to commemorate the first meeting of the partnership. 
Participants of the meeting: 

French Team: Mariana Navrotescu and Robin Cossé

Hungarian Team: Ildiko Varga and Peter Moson

Italian Team: Antonia Carlucci and Mario Andrisano

Polish Team: Małgorzata Sarabun, Aleksandra Stefańska,Bożena Chytry, Krystyna Harańczyk

Portuguese Team: Cristina Almeida and Sérgio Silva

               Team Project Family Picture

Afterwards autopresentation of all partner schools  took place. Each school shortly presented their own institution and showed some power points and videos done by the students. 


Next the Main Coordinator, Małgorzata Sarabun, began the presentation of the project Activity & Eating: Small Steps to a Healthier you, stating the main aims, the three steps to a Healthier you, The Health Month Themes, and the final products. 
After a lunch break the teachers held a management meeting. The team discussed and agreed on the different task:
  • changes in the distribution of project activities in relation to the planned in the application form/schools in charge 
  • updating the schedule of project activities, including mobility activities for teachers and students  for 2016 and 2017
  • tools of dissemination of project activities and results
  • documentation of the project activities
  •  planning for the evaluation proces
  • budget management
  • disccussing the channels of teachers and students’ communication 
  • use and purpose of the Blog and e-Twinning.
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After a long, busy and full of successful productive arrangements day, there was time to celebrate the traditional Polish cuisine in the company of all teachers and school staff. During the welcome gala dinner we had the opportunity to present guests with all Gimnazjum nr 2 employees and spend a pleasant evening in an international team project.

          Polish Cuisine Evening

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Polish Logo voted as a winner.

The final proposals for Activity & Eating project logo and slogan  were presented during transnational project meeting in Poland . 
In a vote conducted by the project coordinators representing all the partner schools the winner was chosen.
The official LOGO PROJECT comes from Poland.
It was designed by the student of 3rd grade
                    Julia Papiernik.                         
Thank you students of all partner schools for participation in the competition. Congratulations to all the winners.






Thursday, 12 November 2015



    The project teams in action . . . 

      French basketball team
      Polish indoor football team
      Portugese volleyball team