The begining of the project
In October 2005 our school was visited by a group of teachers from Sweden. They
admired our school which is well equipped and beautifuly situated. They were impressed by the level of our teaching methods, our protective and educational work. Thanks to the visit our school was given an offer of joining an international project "FLY LIKE A BIRD", which is being realized as a part of Socrates - Comenius programme, financed by European Union.
The project was prepered by Swedish, Polish, Spanish and Lithuanian teachers. We
were working on it together from 5th
December 2005 in Halmstad, where in 2003 our local authorities signet an agreement on partnership between Olsztyn and Halmstad. Our visit was paid in full by Swedish side. Take more photos
Partner - SchoolsGULLBRANDTTORPSSKOLAN
- swedish gymnasium in Halmstad. This
school is the co - ordinator of project Socrates - Comenius "FLY LIKE A BIRD".
Our visit in Spain
According to the plan of Socrates - Comenius
project, on 22nd
September 2006 a group of teachers and two students from our school paid a visit to the partner - school in San Sebastian. During our visit we had a wonderful opportunity to see the school, to meet Spanish teachers and students, to visit a beautiful Basque country. We were given a warm reception. We nocited some similarities and differences between our schools and countries.
Most of the time during the visit we were involved in work on our common project "FLY LIKE A BIRD". Teachers and students set the way in which the ams can be
achieved during the school year. We have got common aims but each partner - school suggested own ideas for realization of the project. Our school stated some ideas, among other things, photo and art competitions, about birds will be organized, posters about partner countries will be made, album about Olsztyn and Warmia Region, as well as, presentation about Olsztyn, our school, teachers and students will be prepared. All partner - schools will issue a calendar with birds. We intend to have a "Kick Off Day" together on 20th
October 2006. In February 2007 our school in Olsztyn will recive teachers and students from all partner - schools.
Our students stayed with Spanish families. They have made friends with students
from Spain and Sweden. We are sure, they will keep in touch with them and also help other students to get in touch with students from partner - schools. Karoline and Martha have got T-shirts with a picture of lamb, which is the symbol of Basque country. You can see them in the picture on the right holding the Basque national flag. Take more photos
The presentation to the teachers
On the 4th
of October 2006, during the meeting various detailed aims of the project were
presented by the panel. The project consists of gathering different information
about the partner countries, preparing the visual presentation of the school
and Olsztyn, artistic and photographical contest
concerning birds, and preparing albums related to Olsztyn and Warmia-Masuria Voivodship. At the
end of the semester we will also release multilingual month calendar with
different birds images.
The International Inauguration of the Project
On the 7th
and 8th of October all of us celebrated the World and Europe Birds Days. During
our visit to San Sebastian
we decided to honour and emphasise these Days. Therefore, on the 9th
of October 2006, every partner school solemnly inaugurated the start of the
“FLY LIKE A BIRD” project. The children prepared a poster which was finally
hung in the main hall of our school. On the other hand, the children from
younger classes drew and painted birds. What is more, the forthcoming week will
be devoted to completing questionnaires which should be helpful in checking the
complete knowledge of partner countries. The analysis of these questionnaires
should present how the realisation of our project helped kids to improve their
knowledge of partner countries.
The Inauguration ot the project at our school
On the 27th of October 2006 the
“FLY LIKE A BIRD” project was finally inaugurated. On this day the students
from the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades were preparing
posters about diffrent partner countries. In order to prepare posters the
students had to collect plenty information about these countries (including:
geographical position, national emblems, culture, language, and demographical
data). Afterwards, all of the posters were hung in the hall in order to create
the exhibition related to the countries which take part in the project. The posters were not only filled with helpful pieces of information about our
countries, but also very neat. It was clearly visible to see that the students
put a lot of effort into the realisation process.
of the “FLY LIKE A BIRD” event was the road sign instalment
which included the partner cities names and distances between them and Olsztyn.
On this day
students took their tests which checked their knowledge of partner countries.
The test will be retaken in June. By this time the children should know much
more details about our countries what is one of the project aims.