First short-term exchange of pupils

  Place: Kiel, Germany

  Date: 1st-9th December 2017

  Venue: Hebbelschule Kiel

  Address: Feldstrasse 177, 24106 Kiel

The first short-term exchange of pupils took place in the first week of December. Twenty Hebbelschule Kiel students and their families hosted eight Polish, six Slovene and six Italian students.

The main objective of the mobility was to strengthen the participants' social, civic and intercultural competences and to increase their knowledge of the immigration crisis in Europe.

The students participated in an intercultural workshop with Ms Carol Sheehan, a trainer from Kiel University. The main highlights of the event were meetings with two Syrian refugees, currently Kiel university students slowly integrating into the local community.

The final products of the exchange were five minute presentations made with tools presented during the ICT workshop. During a dissemination event open to all the host families, students and teachers "Speak up" international groups presented their reflections on the refugee crisis.

Admittedly, our stay in Kiel was not all work. We will remember the warmth and cordiality of our hosts, new friends, a freezing walk along the Kiellinie promenade, a visit to charming Lübeck and the festive spirit of Christmas markets.

The first transnational project meeting for the national coordinators

  Place: Gragnano, Italy       Data: 5th - 8th November 2017

  Venue 1: Istituto Di Istruzione Superiore Don Lorenzo Milani

  Address: Via Quarantola, 6, 80054 Gragnano NA, Italy

  Venue 2: Hotel Parco Conference Room

  Adress: Strada Statale 366 per Agerola, 80054 Gragnano NA, Italy

The project meeting in Italy was exceptional in many respects. It was the first time all the coordinating teachers from four partner schools had met in person. The visit to Gragnano gave us a taste of Italian kindness and hospitality and a chance to meet the Speak up team from Don Lorenzo Milani, the Principal and all the teachers and students involved in the project. We were also given a warm welcome by the Mayor of Gragnano, Mr Paolo Cimmino.

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