Czech travel diary from Iceland. Takk! Vertu blessaður!
We get prepared for Spain course: Light, lines and life. The students took photos around them. They were inspired by light. Photo galery
Presentation about our photos to Spain meeting: lights lines and life
We created an exibiton about our mobilities in Italy and Iceland for the our school 90 th anniversary. We we celebrated our 90 th birthday with an action packed weekend full of special events. The school was opened to the public. And our Erasmus +: KA2 projects: Science Meets Art ( 2017-2019) and Water and Its Magical Power ( 2014-2016) were part of it.
Our students prepared Kahoot! game about the Iceland for our visitors and other students:
The parallels between geometry and art can be seen in many works of art. So we were inspired in our school too. In this activity, students use geometry vocabulary, paper and explore math concepts including: measurements, cubes, fractions and shapes.
Students and teachers of partner schools met in Reykjavík, a capital of Iceland , on Monday 9 th April 2018. We left on Sunday the 15 th April. The second learning/ teaching/ training activities course “Nature meets art and science” was held by Hólabrekkuskóli.
We had a great week there, the host teachers and the host families helped all the students during all the activities of the project and created the best conditions for a positive learning atmosphere. Þakka þér fyrir!
We visited Science museum, the students worked in an international groups linked with SMART in the Makerspace, the teachers were informed about school Makerspace. Of course we visited the places as Gullfoss, Geysir or Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance). We were inspired by the power and beauty of nature.
In this course we also worked at an award winning educational project called Biophilia which was a result of the cooperation of academics, scientists, artists, teachers and students of all academic levels. It combined music with technology and natural science in an innovative way, so the students will learn about and work with renewable/green energy for which Iceland is famous, and they will use different ways to express their understanding.
Next time our mascot SMARTY will travel to Zaragoza, Spain. Teachers disscused the course in Iceland.
The rest of our experience and feelings will be found in traveller´s diaries.
We started the journey early morning on 14 th March 2018. Our group consisted of two teachers and three students. We arrived to Palermo at 6 p.m. After our arrival in Palermo, we had to solve a problem with the lost suitcase and then we met our families. We enjoyed the first great dinner.
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Meeting in Palermo
On the 15. of March we started our journey to Palermo. The students Oliwia Czerwonka, Þóra Björg Ingvarsdóttir, Breki Freyr Albertsson. The teachers Anna María Kortsen Þorkelsdóttir, Jóhanna Rakel Sveinbjörnsdóttir, and Bogi Franzson. After three air flights, we landed at Palermo in the evening. The students met their „foster families, and the teachers went to their hotel.
The next day the program began with a speech from the headmaster following presentations from all the participating countries. After lunch, we visited the old Norman Palace and the program ended around five o’ clock in the afternoon.
The second day we went by bus to Monreale on Monte Caputo. There we visited a beautiful Cathedral. Magnificent wall tiles (mosaic) and the buildings were a mixture of Norman and Arabic architecture. We had a workshop in creating patterns.
On the third day we divided the group into two, one group visited a house where they were repairing paintings. The other visited a church where they were repairing some decorations inside. After lunch, we had the afternoon free.
On the fourth day, we visited two places in the morning. The Massimo Theatre and the National Museum of Sicily. The meeting room in the theater was very interesting, especially how the sound echoed. In the National Museum, there were a lot of old objects, but the turtles in the fountain stole the scene. After the break, we went to the Palatine Chapel where we visited both the Chapel and the monastery.
On the fifth day, we all met at school. We danced and had lunch together in the gym hall. And after that students went to their „home“ and enjoyed the last evening.
The goodbyes were difficult, a lot of tears but it was good to get to know new friends and to visit the homes of Sicily.
Breki, Oliwia. Þóra