C1: Everybody Is Unique

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    MONDAY, 25th November 2019

    8.00 - 8.50 Attending the first class with their hosts

    9.00 - 9.30 Welcome to the school / Tour of the school: Erasmus + board / Reading Wall

    9.30 - 10.30 Icebreakers – Getting to know each other games & activities

    Activity 1: Candy Game - Students take one candy and according to the colour they talk about that topic (red - hobbies & free time activities; golden - favourite holiday destination; blue - school life; purple - favourite music & films)

    Activity 2: Students worked in 5 international teams, they needed to talk and find 6 things in common for them)

    Activity 3: Students needed to walk, talk, mingle and complete the worksheet "Find someone who..."

    11.00 - 12.00 Cultural programme prepared by the Romanian students / Presentation of the project / Presentations of the guest students

    12.00 - 14.00 Watching the film: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

    14.00 Free time

    TUESDAY, 26th November 2019

    8.00 - 8.50 Attending the first class with their hosts

    Energizer: Dares with music, when the music the student who had the envelope needed to pick a challenge and do it. 

    9.00 - 10.20 Pupils will work in 5 international groups on the following tasks related to the book "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas":

    Group 1: Compare and contrast the following characters: Bruno and Shmuel, Bruno and Gretel, and Pavel and Lieutenant Kotler

    Group 2: Write an original dialogue between two characters from a book, e.g. Mother and Father, Bruno and Shmuel, Father and Lieutenant Kotler, etc

    Group 3: Create another character for the story. Explain how things would change with this character’s presence.

    Group 4: Write an alternative ending to the story.

    Group 5: Redesign the front and back cover of this novel. Include the important information as well as a short summary on the back.

    10.20 - 10.50 Presentations of their work related to the book "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"

    10.50 - 11. 20 Break

    Energizer: Mime/describe/draw - students needed to mime, describe or draw an activity for their team members to guess. 

    11.20 - 11.40 What is a book trailer? Watching examples of book trailers on YouTube. Sharing apps of creating video slideshows. 10 Easy steps to create a book trailer

    11.40 - 13.00 Working in 5 international groups: Creating a book trailer for "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"



    13.00 - 14.00 Watching the book trailers and uploading them on Twinspace, Facebook page and website

    14.00 Free time

    WEDNESDAY, 27th November 2019

    8.00 - 8.50 Attending the first class with their hosts

    9.00 - 9.20 Watching the documentary film “Refugee”

    9.30 - 10.30 Watching 2 refugee children stories. Discussions and group work. Defining the word refugee. Difficulties encountered along their way to the country. Difficulties after arriving their new country.

    10.30 - 11.00 Break

    11.00 - 12.00 Refugee poster project: Participants imagine a group of refugee children of the same age are coming to live in their town. They follow clear steps to plan, research, prepare, do and present ideas for activities to make the refugees feel welcome. Finally, they present their ideas to the class using posters to help them explain their ideas.

    12.00 - 12.10 Break

    12.10 - 12.30 Presentations of posters

    12.30 - 14.00 Stereotypes and prejudices activities

    14.00 Free time

    THURSDAY, 28th November 2019 - History of Transylvania

    7.30 Departure from hotel (teachers)

    8.00 Departure from school (students)

    10.00 - 12.30 The History of the Salt Mine in Turda, Cluj

    13.00 - 15.00 Lunch at Hunter Castle

    16.00 - 18.00 Free time in Cluj-Napoca

    18.00 Departure from Cluj-Napoca

    20.00 Free time

    FRIDAY, 29th November 2019

    8.00 - 8.50 Attending the first class with their hosts

    9.00 - 10.00 Creating/Designing the superheroes: Akira & Rose (superpowers, physical appearance, costumes, personality), creating their rivals Intolerance and Discrimination

    10.00 - 12.30 Writing the first episode of the comic book: Akira & Rose fighting Intolerance and Discrimination

    12.30 - 13.00 Presentation of the story

    13.00 - 14.00 Certificates & Farewell

    14.00 Free time


    On 24th November we travelled to Romania, Jibou for an Erasmus + project named “Reading for LIFE”.

    In Romania the nights are very cold, so it’s different from Portugal. In Romania the houses and the schools are warmed because outside it’s very cold. The houses are very nice and quite comfortable.

    Food is very interesting: tasty, salty, spicy. They eat a lot of vegetables and fruit.

    In Portugal, people are mainly Catholic, but in Romania they are mainly Orthodox. If you are Orthdox you can get married as many times as you want by the church.

    On the 25th November we visited the Botanical Garden, it is very nice and beautiful place, that we recommend you to visit.

    On 28th November we visited “Salina Turda” in the Transylvania region with those from different countries, that are participating in the Erasmus + project. It’s a beautiful space for those who like to explore and know new things.

    Socializing with people from different countries was very good because we improved our English.

    It was a great experience.

    Here in Romania is beautiful, we are not very rich but we try to make this country beautiful. Here it is cold but we like this. Every day we go outside and play games. On the first day, we watched a traditional show and ate traditional food. Every day we participated in activities and learnt a lot of things about discrimination and tolerance. On Monday we went to the Botanical Garden and presented Jibou. On Thursday we visited Salina Turda and learnt about the past. We made a lot of friends and gave presents to each other.

    We hope everyone felt amazing! :)

    Small Town, but a Big Heart

                We lived in Jibou, a nice, small town in Romania, there were people from diferent countries, we’ve got along very well.

    We never had such cold as in Jibou.

    During this week we did interesting activities about equality and about stopping stereotypes.

    Romanian people are very easy-going and we easily became friends with the students from other countries, too. Everybody was very friendly and helpful.

    They say that only your friends and family will bring you happiness and that is TRUE.

    Presentation of the project:


    Turda Salt Mine it’s probably one of the most important and interesting places to see in Transylvania, located within 120 metre depth below the sea.

    It is interesting to note that such a historically valuable mine has been refreshed in less than two years and it involves a total of 600,000 visitors a year.
    This salt mine is the place where history and futuristic elements meet, all in a very healthy micro-climate. The mine offers visitors the opportunity to take advantage of salt therapy, more specifically speleotherapy, which alleviates airway illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis or allergies.

    In addition, the mine has the opportunity for visitors to stub ride or explore from the only underground Ferris wheel in Europe. However, before that, tourists must go through a tunnel that will lead them to the elevator with bird’s eye-view, from which they will enjoy the full delight of Mine Rudolf. Those who have agoraphobia will have the opportunity to go down the old stairs that are in use since the second half of the 19th century.

    The Turda salt mine now is one of the most important reminder of the exploitation of salt and the importance of it in the society. Salt production in this area began in the Roman times. The oldest hall that can be visited today is Maria Theresa, whose production started in the 1690's.

    The exploitation of salt in Mine Rudolf ceased in 1932 when Turda Salt Mine was closed.

    Even after the mine was closed, it was used for other purposes after 1932: during the Second World War it was opened that the population of the city would escape from the air attacks and, between 1950 and 1992, in the gallery of Ferenc József, a cheese warehouse was formed. Beginning in 1992, the tourist centre was used as a health resort and modernized between 2008 and 2010.

    The main attractions of the Tordai salt mine are:
    - the main entrance from The Salt Valey – Durgau (Valea Sarata – Durgau), Francz Josef Gallery (the old entrance), The extraction well hall.
    - Josef Salt Mine (Sala putului de extractie – Josef’s Mine), The balcony of Josef’s Salt Mine (The Echo Hall), Josef Salt Mine, Crivac’s Hall.
    - The extraction well hall, The Call Hall – The Altar – The Wealthy Scale, Salt Mine Terezia’s Balcony,
    Terezia Salt Mine, Rudolf Salt Mine, Salt Mine Rudolf’s Balcony, Ghizela Salt Mine.

    In addition to the mine, the company has a training pool, Hotel Potaisa ***, which also has a spa complex where those who have hot water pools, whirlpools, wet saunas, dry saunas, halls fitness or massage, lining or lymph drainage.
    For more information, visit the official Turda salt website: www.salinaturda.eu


  • Materials used during C1: Jibou, Romania

    Video for refugee activity

    Two boys from Syria and Germany break down barriers with friendship

    Video for refugee activity

    Refugee teen in Greece dreams of returning to Syria

    Refugee poster project
    Gender stereotypes

    Beth is a young girl, who voices her ambition to become a plumber, only to be dismissed by her teacher and heckled by her peers.

    Stereotypes and prejudice


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    The Inheritance - The Guernsey Novels book 7 by Anne Allen (Book Trailer)

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