Sem categoria, Short-Term Mobilities

Fourth short-term mobility with students in Finland.

After the short-term virtual mobility in Portugal where each school started to incorporate solutions After the short-term mobility in Portugal, where each school began to incorporate solutions to the problems encountered using 3D design through SketchUp, now in this final part of the project, the students worked on the concepts learned about augmented reality through the Twinnmotion program to show the solutions to the environmental problems.

The COVID-19 Pandemic forced us to cancel the 5-day short-term mobility to take place during November 2020 and request a project duration extension until 30/06/2021. However, with the pandemic situation getting worse, Physical Mobilities were replaced by Virtual Mobilities. So, finally the 4rd short-term virtual mobility could be hosted by Lappeenrannan Lyson lukio – Lappeenranta, Finland, will take place during 17 – 21/05/2021, with the following Agenda:

May 17: Arriving in Lappeenranta

May 18: Getting to know the town and our school

May 19: Views on green city life with an online meeting Online meeting includes a lecture on green urban solutions and rainwater harvesting. Another online lecture will tell about Lappeenranta Green Leaf city 2021

May 20: Sustainable solutions 

First we have presented the work we have done from our virtual mobility in Portugal and then we conducted an international online debate on the topic “Banning sales of cars powered by fossil fuels in the EU from 2030”.

May 21: Goodbye and farewell

Detailed information about this fourth short-term mobility with students, hosted by Lapperannta – Finland, are in the web of the Short-virtual Mobility and MyTown2020 TwinSpace .

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Sem categoria, Short-Term Mobilities

Third short-term mobility with students in Portugal: “Let’s design our new town”

After the short-term mobility in Spain where each school shared how they found and provided sustainability, air and noise quality, health and energy efficiency solutions to improve the quality of life in their town/ city, students started to incorporate these solutions in a 3D design accomplished with SketchUp.

The COVID-19 Pandemic forced us to cancel the 5-day short-term mobility to take place during May 2020 and request a project duration extension until 30/06/2021. However, with the pandemic situation getting worse, Physical Mobilities were replaced by Virtual Mobilities. So, finally the 3rd short-term virtual mobility could be hosted by Escola Secundária José Saramago – Mafra, Portugal, during 12 – 16/04/2021, with the following Agenda:

  • Virtual Visits in Portugal (during each school’s timetable from 12 to 16/04/2021)
  • TwinMotion Workshop (13/04/2021, 10:00 – 12:00 CET)
  • All Schools’ Presentations for “Let’s design my new Town” (14/04/2021, 10:00 – 12:00 CET)
  • A Sustainable Farewell Gift (during each school’s timetable on 16/04/2021)
  • Evaluation of Virtual Activities (during each school’s timetable on 16/04/2021)

While in the Czech Republic everyone had to participate from home due to the COVID-19 restrictions, in Finland, Portugal and Spain, students and teachers participated in their schools.

In the Czech Republic: at home, but happily attending the TwinMotion Workshop.

In Spain, attending the TwinMotion Workshop from school.

In Finland, attending the TwinMotion Workshop from school.

In Portugal, attending the TwinMotion Workshop from school.

In Mafra – Portugal, after all schools’ SketchUp presentations

Detailed information about this third short-term mobility with students, hosted by Mafra – Portugal, are in the MyTown2020 TwinSpace.

Sem categoria, Short-Term Mobilities

Second short-term mobility with students in Spain: “How is the city I want to live in?”

The week of November 11 to 15, IES Escultor Juan de Villanueva school hosted the second mobility meeting of the Erasmus + project “The town I want to live in: a sustainable approach # MyTown2020” that deals with how to find and provide solutions to improve the quality of life in all four cities of each participating country, using the concepts of sustainability, pollution, health and energy efficiency.

In the first mobility meeting, which took place in the Czech Republic, the students took stock of the environmental and quality of life problems existing in their cities, using citizen surveys and preparing a noise map.

In this second event in Spain, the participating students from the four countries have presented ideas that contribute to sustainability in their respective cities, as well as examples of sustainable buildings and cities whose model could be moved to them, or that inspire changes towards an improvement of life quality. In this task the students have worked with the support of the participating teachers in the various subjects.

The Spanish school have been visited by 21 students and 6 teachers from the other three countries, who joined the local 23 students and 8 teachers. The three students who returned from the two-month mobility in the Czech Republic have also participated, as well as two other Czech students who have also been in the Spanish school in a 2-month mobility, all of them with the same project. In total, 49 students and 14 teachers from four nationalities have been participating in the meeting. Visiting students have stayed in families of the participating students.

In the program of activities of the week a reception was held to the multinational group in the City of Siero by the municipality, a 3D modeling computer workshop with the Sketch-Up program aimed at proposing improvement solutions on city plans , and a presentation of the sustainable experiences of the four cities in the Municipal Auditorium, with the presence and participation of the City Council, which in turn exposed the EMUSI sustainability program financed with EU funds for the 2018-2023 period.

As for free time, visits were made to the Museum of Mining and Industry of El Entrego, to the Botanical Garden of Gijón, as well as a climbing activity at the Gravity Climbing Center of Avilés.

Here you can see the coverage of the news by the media:

https://www.lne.es/centro/2019/11/14/utopia-pola-habitable-disena-instituto/2557810.html

https://www.lne.es/centro/2019/11/12/alumnos-tres-paises-visitan-siero/2556865.html

https://www.elcomercio.es/asturias/siero-centro/recepcion-estudiantes-erasmus-20191112001256-ntvo.html

Sem categoria, Short-Term Mobilities

First short-term mobility with students to the Czech Republic: “What is my city like?”

During the week of May 6 to 10, the first short-term mobility of the project “The Town I Want to Live in” took place in the Gýmnazium Frýdlant nad Ostravíci, Czech Republic, attended by each participating school with 7 students and two accompanying teachers.

The work program consisted in the presentation, comparison and sharing of the results obtained in the first phase of the project, “What is my city like?”. Thus, the students of the four schools of the association (Escola Secundária José Saramago-Mafra of Portugal, Lappeenrannan Lyseon Lukio of Finland, IES Escultor Juan de Villanueva of Spain and Gýmnazium Frýdlant nad Ostravíci of the Czech Republic) presented the management of the municipalities of the four cities participating in the project, as well as the results of the surveys of students and citizens on quality of life and sustainability in the city. Finally, they showed the noise maps resulting from the sampling carried out in the past months in Frýdlant (Czech Republic), Lappeenranta (Finland), Mafra (Portugal) and Pola de Siero (Spain).

In addition to the reception by the city mayor, during the week our hosts organized numerous activities, some recreational and others related to the project, such as a map workshop with the ArcGIS Geographic Information System online in the Department of Geoinformatics from the Technical University of Ostrava, an orientation course, and visits to the U6 Center for Science and Technology of Ostrava (U6 Science nad Technology center in Dolní Vítkovice Ostrava), to the wastewater treatment plant of Frýdek – Místek and to the reservoir of Šance Dam.

On the last day the students, organized in international groups, carried out a daily evaluation of the activities of the weekly program, as well as a balance of the results of the project.

The mobility was a success in terms of the results obtained, the organization and, of course, the full integration of students from four countries in the heart of Europe. In conclusion, it has been an enriching, intense and full of experiences for all, with a great sense of European dimension.

See you in Pola de Siero (Spain) in November 2019!

For more info about the project go to https://erasmusplusescultor.wordpress.com/proyecto-ka229/ (in Spanish!)