LEARNING THROUGH THEATRE
 

AND TECHNOLOGY

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Meetings

ERASMUS+ 1st MEETING

France - Lavardac

9-11 OCTOBER

Participants of the meeting


Meeting in Stara Słupia,Poland




Meeting in Lavardac, France

The first meeting of Erasmus+ Learning Through Theater and Technology project took place from 8th to 11th of October 2017. The school coordinating all project activities and organizing the first partner meeting was the College of La Plane in Lavardac, France.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the project tasks, prepare the project website and present the partner schools from Portugal, Poland, Italy, Turkey and France. Each institution prepared a presentation or film about the school and region, discussed the educational system in the country and presented the values ​​and activities of its institutions. The headmasters had the opportunity to exchange experiences as well as learn about the management system of education in France. Teachers prepared the project schedule and the project website. There was also a short training session and an introduction to the Story Bird and Story Jumper programmes needed to implement the project tasks.

Visits in primary and secondary schools in Lavardac allowed us to get to know the schools and educational system in France. There was also a visit to the Town Hall with the Mayor of Lavardac.

After intensive work on planning activities in the project and school visits, there was also time for common conversations, feasting and exchange of experiences. The teachers were very hospitable, always accompanied us during lunches and dinners.

During our free time we had a chance to visit historic towns in Aquitaine and Gascony, town of Nérac - Gascony gate, Romanesque monastery, churches and castles. It was just a foretaste of what was waiting for us on the way.

Next meeting with students will take place in Poland 15-21 April 2018.




1st transnational meeting
of the project


LEARNING THROUGH THEATRE AND TECHNOLOGY 

15th to 21st of April 2018

 




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The event was focused mainly on introducing Story Bird, Story Jumper and Voice Thread Internet tools. Training sessions as well as writing stories workshops were planned for students and teachers participating at the meeting. Drama and film making with Movie Maker were organized for students and teachers. As it was the 1st meeting for students, integrated games and theatrical sessions were prepared to involve them in cooperation and participation in different tasks connected with the main objectives of the project. 


According to the schedule activities were planned from Monday to Friday. On Monday short presentations of the partner institutions and regions were prepared by students and teachers of each school and presented during the welcoming meeting. Authorities of Nowa Słupia Commune and Primary School in Stara Słupia as well as teachers and students were present at the meeting. 

The legend of Cracow Dragon- theatrical show prepared by students of PSP Stara Słupia-was staged during the meeting.

The first part of the workshop with Movie Maker took place after the welcoming meeting. While students were preparing short films of their region and school, teachers took part in evaluating the tasks and discussions on the activities carried out so far.

In the afternoon visit to the town of Nowa Słupia and Cultural Centre took place to familiarize the partner delegations with the history and traditions of the host region.

Presentation of short theatrical forms as well as integration games and activities with music at school took place in the afternoon.

The second part of the Movie Maker workshop took place on Tuesday morning. Students prepared the films of the activities carried out on Monday and samples of the movies were presented to the participants. While students were involved in movie making, teachers had a chance to work on planning the tasks and updating the project’s website.

Maths lesson with a competition for students was prepared to involve them in cooperation. English lesson connected with high technology was prepared for students and teachers. Interactive board as a teaching tool was used to engage the students in the learning process.

Some additional drama and cultural workshops were planned with Ross Mulkern. Unfortunately, he cancelled the meeting session due to health problems.

In the afternoon hours a visit to The Sanctuary of the Holy Cross Wood Relics took place. Students and teachers had an opportunity to learn about the legends of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains and its origins.

On Wednesday visit to MICET INTERACTIVE MUSEUM / THEATRE EDUCATION CENTRE took place located in the legendary National Stary Theatre in Cracow the first museum of its kind in Europe. Combining traditional crafts, new technologies and modern art – MICET was the ideal place for the students to actively discover and create the art of theatre.
In the afternoon sightseeing tour in Cracow took place to familiarize the participants with the history and legends of the previous capital of Poland.
In the evening a visit to the Rynek Underground Museum - Following the traces of European identity of Kraków took place as we wanted our students to get familiar with the new form of museums in Poland which combine new technology as a form of presentation with real exhibits.

On Thursday a traditional soap making workshop for students and teachers was organized to involve them in cooperation and participation in achieving the common goal. Making a short film out of the preparation, working in Movie Maker took place. Science experiments for students were also held during the workshop as part of the Science lesson. Teachers took part in a short meeting connected with evaluating the activities.

As the students had a chance to carry out some scientific experiments at school we also organized for them a visit to Science Centre Leonardo da Vinci near Kielce. Students had a chance to perform in a different way, take part in activities connected with different aspects of human body. They were engaged in discovering the methods of effective learning and healthy living to avoid stress and illnesses.

As we wanted our students to do some activities outdoors we have organized the hiking trip to Chęciny Castle. At the top of the hill students learnt the history of the castle as well as stories and legends connected with the place.

On the way back home we visited Kielce the capital of our region to get familiar our guests with its unique values and stories.

On Friday an additional workshop for students was prepared by the students’ parents engaged in the activities of the Country Club in Stara Słupia. They prepared a short presentation of candle making and the methods of decorating the candle containers.

Story Bird and Story Jumper Internet tools were introduced to students who participated at the meeting. They created the accounts for the websites and started writing the stories in English. As it was the last day of the meeting, the students were given homework, to finish their stories in their schools and post the links of the stories on the project’s website.

In the afternoon our partner delegations were invited by the ROT-Regional Organisation of Turism to take part in AGROTRAVEL & ACTIVE LIFE in Kielce which is a unique event that specializes in rural tourism and active leisure time promotion. Participants had a chance to watch presentations about tourist attractions in Poland as well as learn about the cultural heritage of our region.

In the evening the farewell meeting took place with watching the part of Musical Annie prepared by the theatrical group Feeria as well as dance performances connected with the legend of Świętokrzyskie witches were presented by the school in Stara Słupia.

Short summarizing of the meeting with farewell speeches took place as well as distributing certificates of attendance to participating teams.





2nd transnational meeting 
of the project


LEARNING THROUGH THEATRE
AND TECHNOLOGY


28 May – 1st June 2018



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The event was focused mainly on drama lessons for students and teachers participating at the meeting. Moreover, film making workshops with Videopad or Movie Maker were organized for students and teachers participating at the meeting.

All the activities were prepared to involve them in cooperation and participation in different tasks connected with the main objectives of the project.

According to the schedule activities were planned from Monday to Friday.


On Monday, after a short introduction, partners were invited to discover the photography exhibition “Raconte-moi ta ville” about cultural heritage prepared by students of 5è 3. Then, all the partners attend the choir of the school and could sing all together.

A part of “Sortiarius”, theatrical show prepared by students of 5è 2 was staged during the meeting.

Students and teachers attended a lesson of memorizing the shapes and graphics led by science teacher. The session was based on a digital quizz (made with Plickers): the results of each question was an opportunity to think about and share methodology of memorizing and improving concentration. The final objective was to reproduce 
a complex shape from memory.

A professional actor came for 2 hours workshop with participants, breathing and relaxation techniques, games and integration activities as well as dancing activities were organized.

To finish the 1st day activities, partners attended the rehearsal of “Frankenstein” played by students from theatre working class.

Authorities of Lavardac Commune, teachers, students and parents were present at the official diner. 

On Tuesday, half of partners took part in a drama lesson with French teacher and 
a professional actor – role playing in English. While acting out, students practised expressing their emotions, presenting the feelings of a played character, practiced pronunciation, voice, facial expressions and movement on the stage.

The other half attended the first workshop with Videopad or Movie Maker. Students were preparing short films about the first two days, coordinators evaluated the tasks and activates carried out for this 1st year cooperation. The groups changed after two hours work.

In the afternoon a visit with interactive tablets to the town of Nérac took place. 
The partner delegations learned more about the history and traditions of the Albret region. To finish the day, partners assisted the representation of the project “Theatre in your classroom”, cooperation work with Collège La Plaine and primary schools of the area.


Wednesday was dedicated to the visit of Bordeaux. Guided tour and boat trip.


On Thursday the second part of the Videopad/Movie Maker workshop took place in the morning. Students prepared films of the activities carried out from Sunday to Wednesday. At the same time, another group of students attended a new theatrical workshop, mainly focused on the interaction and helping participants discover the creativity that lies within them.

Then students had the opportunity to create materials with leaves during a session led by a teacher with special needs students.

In the afternoon, the group discovered Agen using the mobile App Terra Aventura. Thanks to new technologies, students are more interested in discovering the French heritage. They had the opportunity to visit Vianne with a guide in the evening hours.


On Friday a new theatrical workshop was carried out mainly based on body and expressions. Then the video prepared by Polish team about the 1st transnational meeting was presented. Short summarizing of the meeting with farewell speeches took place as well as distributing certificates of attendance to participating teams.




Next meeting is in Procida, Italy. Looking forward to see you again!