Informe de The Netherlands sobre la trobada a Badalona

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Hola!!!!

Mireu quin informe han  fet els companys de Holanda per  explicar a la seva escola (alumnes, professorat i famílies) la trobada Comenius a Badalona.

ESTAN REALMENT CONTENTS I AGRAITS PER LA NOSTRA ACOLLIDA. S’HO HAN PASSAT MOLT I MOLT BÉ I HAN APRÉS MOLTES COSES SOBRE LA NOSTRA ESCOLA, BARCELONA I BADALONA. VOLEM TORNAR!!!!

Badalona Visit Get-Set-Go project 6-9 May 2014

In the current and next school year our school is partner in the “Get-Set-Go Travel App” project with schools/institutes from England, Poland, Austria, Spain, Portugal and Denmark. This project aims to develop a game together as participants, which allows the pupils to prepare for travel abroad. This project was made possible by the European Union under the Comenius Long Life Learning Program (LLP). It was designed to enable people, at any stage of their life, to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as developing education and training across Europe. With a budget of nearly € 7 billion, the programme, which ran from 2007-2013, funded a range of exchanges, study visits, and networking activities.The activities of LLP continue under the new Erasmus+ programme from 2014-2020.

From 5 through 9 May we made the third visit abroad of the Get-Set-Go Comenius project. This time we visited the Salesians (Don Bosco) school in Badalona, Catalonia (Spain), after earlier visits last November to Beverley School in Middlesbrough in England and to Agrupamento de Escolas Emidio Navarro last March in Almada in Portugal. We reported earlier about these visits.

The Salesian school has about 1300 pupils from Kindergarten to vocational training courses. The latter not only for the pupils but also for the unemployed people of the area.

Badalona is a proud, rather small neighbour of the big city of Barcelona. It is proud of its independence. It has its own mayor and council. And of course it is proud of being in Catalonia. As a result Catalan language and culture are also important in the school curriculum. The school is proud to have a giant in the school this year.

Giants represent figures from the past. Giants are big and heavy sculptures that represents Catalan forbears, the different trades, historical prominent figures like kings, princess, counsellors. They are taken into the streets with festivals. Such as the festival of 10 – 11 May. In this festival they set fire to a large demon figure on the beach.  We saw schoolchildren from all school in Badalona bring their self-made demons to the tall demon on the beach. They will all go up into flames (Cremada del Dimoni). The fire will make sure evil will leave the town.

Local television reported on the Comenius visit. The programme shows the giant dancing in the playground. We also saw the building of a human tower. Another part of Badalona culture.

The school is a school that is part of the Roman Catholic schools of the Salesians. Don Bosco is the important founder. He wanted to improve the situation of social deprived children. He thought that education, recreational activities and encountering people with respect could help to improve the situation of his pupils and of course would make them good Christians. Don Bosco was made a Saint. Also in The Netherlands the Salesians of Don Bosco run schools and youth centers.

In a performance in the school we saw that his ideas are still very much alive here. We saw the enormous theatre, the different play areas around the school. And above all the friendly atmosphere within the school. Parents were also aware of the visit. A boy’s father, a baker, baked cookies with the Get-Set-Go logo for all the participants, a mother baked a special cake.

The school is proud of the social inclusion they have within the school. To them this means that children of different abilities are in one class and take part in as many lessons as possible together. But we also saw that it means that the children with special needs spend 10 – 12 hours a week in a special class with work at their academic level.

The pupils of the primary school department and their teachers wear uniforms, i.e. they wear a kind of apron. The daily school schedule shows a break from 13:00 till 15:00 hours and schooldays ends at 17:05.

We enjoyed the programme and the atmosphere in which it took place. We appreciate all the trouble the staff took to present the school and the Badalona culture to us.

We would have liked to hear more about the possibilities and limits of including children with special needs. And of course the wider system and provisions for children and adults with a handicap.


Voleu veure el vídeo que va fer la USEE – ESO per rebre els companys Comenius???

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Feu un click a aquest enllaç.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReRyLGBuPr8&feature=youtu.be

 


GET-SET-GO in Badalona

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Hola!!!!

Us ensenyem algunes fotos de les activitats que hem fet aquests dies.

DIMARTS  6 MAIG

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http://tvbadalona.xiptv.cat/noticies-vespre/capitol/7-de-maig-de-2014

(Minute 14:07)

 

DIMECRES 7 MAIG

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DIJOUS 8 MAIG

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A friendship meeting in Salesians Badalona

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Hello friends!!!!

Els companys de Comenius han marxat avui. Han marxat però estem molt i molt contents i safisfets de l’acollida donada i de la feina feta.
Gràcies a tots (a ells i a nosaltres) la trobada ha estat un èxit.

Així ens ho han fet saber aquests dies i ara, que han marxat, a través de missatges con el del Robert, Coordinador d’Austria, on agraeix la visita, la acollida, les activitats…

Dear Isabel!
I want to thank you again for your hospitality and for the amazing programm that we had in this short time. The boys and the teachers were so happy! We had a perfect time, that we never will forget in our lives!!! Please express our thanks also to all the people who supported you and to all the friendly people we met in Badalona! You all made the days there really wonderful!!!!!!
Best wishes,
Robert

 

O Paula, la Coordinadora de Portugal:

Thanks, my dear friend, for this week.
You and your team are super.
Giant kiss for all. 
Paula

O Add, Coordinador de The Netherlands:

Dear Isabel, 

Also in the name of Nita, Christa and Daan I want to thank you very much for all the work you did to achieve a successful Comenius week in wonderful Badalona. We experienced Catalan hospitality, good and friendly atmosphere in your Salesian School during an interesting programme in which we learned also about the Catalan and Spanish culture. The good contacts between the participants teachers, staff and last but not least the students and pupils in the project gave us a warm feeling. We have excellent memories of our stay and of the hospitality offered by you and your school.Thanks so much for it. (…)

We wish you all the best and hope to meet you again in Denmark next October.

Yours,

Aad 

Gràcies alumnes, professors, famílies, associacions convidades, Consergeria, Secretaria, Administració, Direcció, Manteniment..a tots i totes pel vostre recolzament, l´ajuda, el suport, el cop de mà, el seguiment, la companyia…

Podem  estar contents. Altre cop més… JUNTS PODEM!!!

Thank you very much!!!

 

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Hello friends!!

Comenius colleagues have gone today. Thanks to all of them and us the meeting has been  a success.  Thank you students, teachers, families,  invited associations,  Secretary, Administration, Management, Maintenance ..  all of you for your support, help, friendship … We must be happy.  Once again… TOGETHER WE CAN!


A trip to Barcelona

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Virginia has prepared a very nice tour around the most important places in Barcelona.

That’s the planning:

 

WEDNESDAY 7th MAY

9:15 Meeting at school

10:30 Sagrada Familia guided tour

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11:30 Metro L5 from Sagrada Familia to Diagonal

12:00 Walking Tour:

1. LA PEDRERA

Casa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’ (the stone quarry) was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). In 1984 was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, for its exceptional universal value. Casa Milà was built as two apartment blocks with independent entrances linked by two large inner courtyards and a sinuous common façade that conveys the rhythm of the interior. The structure of the house is made of pillars and contains an open plan floor with large openings on the façade.

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2. CASA BATLLÓ/ CASA AMATLLER/ CASA LLEÓ I MORERA (Illa de la discòrdia)

Casa Batlló was built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city. Gaudí gave Casa Batlló a facade that is original, fantastical and full of imagination. He replaced the original facade with a new composition of stone and glass. He ordered the external walls to be redesigned to give them a wavy shape and covered with a mosaic of fragments of coloured glass and ceramic discs.

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Casa Amatller was originally designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch as a residence for chocolatier Antoni Amatller and constructed between 1898 and 1900. Along with Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó-Morera, it makes up the three most important buildings in Barcelona’s famous Illa de la Discòrdia (“Block of Discord”), noted for its unique modernist buildings.

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Casa Lleó i Morera was designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. On Passeig de Gràcia, 35 (Barcelona) there was an old building, called Casa Rocamora, built in 1864 by master builder Joaquim Sitjas. Lluís Domènech i Montaner designed a complete remodel of the existing house using a variety of materials. The project lasted until 1906.

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3. PALAU DE LA MÚSICA CATALANA

The Palau de la Música Catalana was built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a home for the Orfeó Català, financed by popular subscription. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia. Moreover it represents a symbolic emotional heritage for a whole people who identify with its history. The building is designed around a central metal structure covered in glass, which exploits natural light to make the make Domènech i Montaner’s masterpiece into a magical music box which brings together all the decorative arts: sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and ironwork.

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4. CATEDRAL DE BARCELONA

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulàlia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was constructed from the 13th to 15th centuries, with the principal work done in the 14th century. The cloister, which encloses the Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques) was completed in 1448. In the late 19th century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches. The roof is notable for its gargoyles, featuring a wide range of animals, both domestic and mythical.The cathedral is dedicated to Eulàlia of Barcelona, co-patron saint of Barcelona, a young virgin who, according to Catholic tradition, suffered martyrdom during Roman times in the city. The body of Saint Eulàlia is entombed in the cathedral’s crypt.

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5. GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU

Barcelona’s opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfill its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city. The theatre was destroyed by a fire in 1994 but it was rebuilt in 1997.

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6. MONUMENT A COLOM

The Columbus Monument is a 60 m (197 ft) tall monument to Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla, Barcelona. It was constructed for the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona (1888) in honor to Columbus first voyage to the Americas. The monument serves as a reminder that Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V in Barcelona after his first trip to the new continent.

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13:30 Free afternoon

You can have lunch around the area of “Barceloneta”.

 

 ENJOY BARCELONA!!!!!!