LTT activity in Žamberk

1st DAY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

5th March 2022

Today we have left Espluga de Francolí to the airport of Barcelona. The flight was at 9 o’clock and arrived at 11.

When we did the security control we had a small problem because we had some creams and shampoos in our small backpack. We were forced to throw them in the garbage can.

When we arrived in Prague after 2 hours of flight, we went to visit the Carlos Bridge. It was amazing the bridge and the great river called Moldava. We stayed in the main streets and we looked the clock. In the evening, we went to the Museum and the Opera and we took photos there. 

After many hours of walking, we decided to go to buy food at McDonald’s and we took the food to our room. 

When we were all half asleep, a security alarm went off and we were scared to death. We didn’t understand anything because the alarm was in Czech. Seconds later, they put the announcement in English. There was a fire in the hotel. We put on our shoes and ran out of the building. A few minutes later they came out to tell us that it was a false alarm, that nothing important had happened, that the smoke and fire were coming from the kitchen.

Online meeting in the new year

Shortly after Christmas holiday, we all met online in our “conference hall” to discuss the programme of the activities for the last term of our project.

We discussed the mobility in the Czech Republic and the working on the project.

LTTA in Budapest, Hungary

Our first LTT activity took part in the Hungarian capital Budapest, in the week of 13th to 17th December 2021.

Due to a sudden rise in Covid cases in Slovakia, the Slovak school was not able to participate in the meeting physically, so we had a hybrid meeting.

The activity titled We are learning biomass energy provided us with a week full of interesting activities including various workshops, lectures and excursions.

Hello! I’m Mar, I’m from Spain and I was on the mobility to Budapest this past December. We arrived in the airport of Budapest on December 12th around 8 p.m. where Zoltan came to welcome us and bring us to our hotel. We left the suitcases there and we went for a walk over the city at night, we had dinner and we returned to the hotel. The next morning we went to the school, József Attila Gimnázium, where they introduced the project “Save the planet” and made a presentation about renewable energy. In the afternoon we went to a science center where there were interactive exhibits and activities, if I’m not mistaken it’s name was Csopa. We had a wonderful time there. And before returning to the hotel we went to take photos of the beautiful parliament from the other side of the river Denube. And later that night, in our free time, we went to the christmas market in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica. On Tuesday, we made two groups because due to covid we couldn’t go all together in some places. So one group went to the 3D Gallery, a place where you can take photos in different scenarios and it was quite funny, and then visited the Basilica of St. Stephen. And the other group went to the Biomass factory where we could see how biomass is done. That day I went to the biomass factory, we took a train which led us there. It was a very interesting visit, it was my first time walking in that kind of factory. Then in the afternoon, we reunited and we went to visit the parliament together. The parliament left me stunned, it was the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. On Wednesday, the group that went to the biomass factory had to go to the 3D Gallery and vice versa. I went to the 3D Gallery since I had already gone to the factory. My group had a great time there, we laughed a lot with all the funny pictures we took, and there were a lot of pictures. Then, after lunch we went to the Fisherman’s Bastion, it was amazing! There were those incredible views up there, you could see half of the city that the river divided. We were in the region of Buda, so we could see all Pest. It was fantastic, even before going there I saw pictures and I was amazed, but when you are there it’s even better. On Thursday, we went to school again. There, the school made a presentation about biomass energy. Then, we made 5 international groups, each one was made by 4-5 members of different countries (Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria and Czechia). With these groups we made a handmade poster about biomass energy and we got to know each other better and made friends. Then we had lunch at the other building of the school and we went to the Ciutadella. It was outside the city on a little mountain and there you could see all of Budapest. We took outstanding pictures there. On Friday, we went to the school again to finish the poster we began the day before and we presented it to everybody. In the afternoon, we went to the castle with just the Hungarian team, because the other teams left that day or the next day in the morning. Therefore we said goodbye to them and we went to the castle. There, again, you could see all the beautiful city like the Fisherman’s Bastion. It was a really great afternoon, but it was a pity that the other teams couldn’t make it. Then in our free time in the evening, we went to the City Park Ice Rink where we skied and had a lot of fun. And the last day, Saturday, we spent the day shopping for souvenirs and we made a final look around the city before taking off at 7p.m. It was an unforgettable experience, and maybe one of the best weeks of my life. I hope to do this all again in the future.

The first Zoom meeting in the new school year

After summer holidays we all came back to schools with a feeling that the Corona crisis is over and nothing like what we had go through would happen again.

Unfortunately, the situation showed that our feelings were wrong.

Despite that we had to run the project so we started preparing our first physical mobility in Hungary. 

The result of our online meeting was the date that suited everybody: Hungary will welcome us on 13th December 2021.

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Seminar Renewable Energy Sources Czech Republic

Despite the continuing closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not giving up. On 20.4. A seminar on Renewable Energy Sources took place, where students, together with physics teacher Michal Klátil and English teacher Ludmila Smolová, met in the online environment of MS TEAMS. Pupils discussed with the teachers on the topic of renewable resources, climate change, waste management and activities organized as part of the Earth Day event.

The meeting was supported by funds from the Erasmus + program, as part of the Save The Planet project, which we are implementing at the school together with other projects. Due to the age of the students, the seminar was held in the Czech language.

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Xerrada sobre energies renovables del projecte Erasmus+ « Save the planet»

L’alumnat de 3r d’ESO de l’institut Joan Amigó participa en el projecte “Save de Planet” enmarcat en el programa europeu Erasmus+ cofinançat per la Unió Europea. En el mateix projecte hi participen estudiants de Bulgaria, Hungria, Eslovàquia, Turquia i República Txeca, i està previst que, en futur, una de les activitats del projecte tingui lloc en algun d’aquests països.

El passat dimarts, 13 d’abril, el Sr. Sergi Saladié, professor de Geografia de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili, va assistir a l’institut per impartir una xerrada sobre energies renovables.

En primer lloc va parlar sobre el repte del canvi climàtic, la necessitat de controlar l’augment de la temperatura, les reduccions de pluja i l’increment de la temperatura del mar.

A continuació es va referir a la disponibilitat decreixent dels recursos energètics i al funcionament del sistema elèctric de Catalunya. Va explicar que la major part de l’electricitat que es consumeix a Barcelona es produeix a les Terres de l’Ebre. També va incidir en la transició energètica a Europa i a Catalunya.

Finalment, va explicar els reptes i les accions que es volen portar a terme davant la manca de planificació de les energies renovables.

Va ser una conferència molt interessant que va permetre a l’alumnat conèixer els perills del canvi climàtic i els va conscienciar de la necessitat d’aportar el seu gra de sorra per fer un món més habitable i sostenible.

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“ZeroWaste” workshop

Although we have been “closed” for more than a year due to the pandemic measures issued due to COVID-19, life has not stopped and teaching continues – perhaps in other forms to which we have been accustomed so far.

This is also the reason why, on Monday, April 12, 2021, the students of the Quarter of the partner school in Slovakia met in an online discussion in English with Mrs. Petra Slezáková from the ZeroWaste Slovakia initiative.

The subject of the meeting was a webinar on the topic “ZeroWaste and the impact of waste generation on climate change”, in which students had the opportunity to learn not only about the meaning of terms such as. carbon footprint, recycling, etc. but also about a number of practical ideas how to eliminate waste production.

The meeting was organized and financially supported by EU funds, the Erasmus + program, within the project Save The Planet (BG01-KA229-079223_3), which we are implementing at the school together with other European schools.

We believe that not only the information from this meeting will contribute to the gradual change of humanity’s attitude to waste generation and disposal. But we have to start with ourselves.