Erasmus+ project: visiting Croatia

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    Eastburn School England has an Erasmus+ KA1 project this year.  This includes a job-shadowing week for three teachers to visit our link school in Croatia.

    Mrs Linford, Mrs McMeekin and Mrs Hughes left Leeds-Bradford airport on Saturday 13 October 2018.

    We explored Zagreb on Sunday 14 October. Here is St Mark's church in the Upper Town.

    Then we travelled by train to Velika Ludina, where our partner school is.

    The school is an eco school.  Can you see the eco schools flag?

    This is the dining hall.

    Inside two of the classrooms.

    The sports hall.

    The school library.

    Here are the timetables for the use of the school building - one half of the school uses the building in the morning, and the other half in the afternoon:

    The school is in a small village called Velika Ludina.  There is a church and there a few shops:

    The school has a number of 'branch schools' which are very small, with only a few pupils in each school.

    Outside one of the branch schools:

    Inside the branch school:

    Children start school at the age of 7.  Before that, they attend the kindergarten.  We visited the local kindergarten one day.  It was quite like our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, with a lovely outdoor learning space:

    One day, we went on a school trip to the forest school.  There is a huge forest nearby, which is a habitat for lots of species of plants and animals.  There are also lots of small oil wells in the forest.

    This tree was cut by... beavers!

    Our Croatian hosts kindly took us to the Plitvice National Park, which is a major tourist attraction in Croatia.  It was a whole day visit, walking around so many beautiful lakes and waterfalls:

    We also visited this monument which is quite near the school:

    It was constructed in 1967.  Some people have called this the world's ugliest monument...!  What do you think?

    We also visited a local town, Sisak, which has a triangular castle:

    Year 6 at Eastburn, England, have used our photos and other information to find out about Croatia:

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