Italian mobility “Anne Frank”

The 3rd mobility of our project School libraries took place in Cerignola, Italy. 8 teachers and 19 students from 3 countries, attended successfully the planned activities.
The series of events opened with a welcome meeting at the host school and the exchange of the National flags. Then there was the head teacher speech and finally a typical dance performed by the Italian students.
After that, the host students introduced their European friends to their classmates. Peer interviews were conducted in order for the Italian students to learn more about their European counterparts. Later on, all students went to the Primary school to see the local library and to listen the story of the Ugly Duckling.
On Tuesday, all the participants went to the local library, where the students watched two short videos about Anne Frank and the Deutch lady who helped her and her family during the two years spent in the annex secret. After that, they wrote a letter to express their thoughts and feelings about the videos. Similar workshop was done the following day in the Art room. The students realized the Tunnel Book helped by an Italian teacher and the Art teacher. On Friday morning, every country showed a Powerpoint about the National Righteous Among the Nations.
Italy remembered Gino Bartali, who was a very popular cyclist and he helped Jews people to avoid the concentration camp.
The hosts organized trips to Castel del Monte – where the participants visited the unique Hunting Castle. Besides, on Wednesday afternoon, all the guest students and their host partners visited Manfredonia and Siponto. In addition, they had one-day tour of the monumental areas in Bari and in Alberobello. The participants had the chance to visit the Town Hall in Cerignola (where they were welcomed by the Local Culture responsible). They also toured the historical centre of Cerignola, where they could admire the Cathedral and the old church which dates back to 11th century. Their visit was motivated by a special treasure hunt played by all the participants. What is more, both the students and the teachers accompanying them participated in a workshop hosted by the Agricultural Institute in Cerignola, where they were introduced to the secrets of the traditional Italian cuisine and were even allowed to sample the food. The purpose of these trips was to enhance the participants’ knowledge of local history and to get them engaged in cross-cultural learning experiences. On the same day, the guest students and their accompanying teachers received their certificates of attendance and presents.

Mobilidade Barcelona | Active Art: Understanding and Enjoying Art in the Classroom and Beyond

Durante os primeiros 7 dias do mês de maio duas professoras de Artes do nosso agrupamento encontraram-se em Barcelona a frequentar, no âmbito do programa Erasmus KA1 -“Novas práticas, melhores aprendizagens”, o curso “ Active Art: Understanding and Enjoying Art in the Classroom and Beyond”.

Este curso foi lecionado por duas formadoras, Judithe Inglavava e Sónia Sola Gill, com formação em Artes e Em psicologia.

As participantes aprofundaram conhecimentos na área da arte e da criatividade em  diferentes contextos no sentido de potencializar o processo criativo dos seus alunos.

Tiveram também oportunidade de percorrer novos caminhos e de desenvolver métodos letivos em que  a teoria e a prática se conjugam no desenvolvimento de todo o processo de trabalho, facilitando a expressão criativa individual.

Para além das aprendizagens efetuadas a nível do programa do curso, foram também extremamente enriquecedoras as partilhas realizadas com as outras participantes que provinham de países tão diversificados como:  Finlândia , Polónia, Hungria, Eslováquia ,Suécia e Elovénia.

Este curso teve a mais-valia de se realizar numa cidade onde a arte é uma presença constante.  Assim muitas das atividades desenvolveram-se no espaço museológico , na presença de obras de autores como Picasso, Miró ou Tápies.

Houve ainda lugar para trabalho autónomo de fotografia por essa cidade onde o modernismo Catalão  espreita a cada olhar. Gaudi  é uma presença incontornável  com a Sagrada Família , a Casa Bateló,  a Pedreira  e outras construções onde se nota a sua mão criadora.

Este foi um momento de partilha entre as duas participantes que ao visitarem a cidade se enriqueceram a nível cultural e cuja vontade de transmitir os saberem apreendidos cresceu de dia para dia no entusiasmo do contacto com tantas obras de arte , quer a nível da pintura, da escultura ou  da arquitetura.

A partilha com os seus pares é agora o objetivo que as move. Utilizar a arte como um facilitador de aprendizagens transversal às diferentes áreas do conhecimento.

Professoras participantes:

Alice Loureiro

Armanda Oliveira