Get to know the project «Discover and Share Your Identity Mark»
The objective of the activity was that students learnt what the project was about.
This was the first activity of the project. The title of the project was written on a padlet and there was a brainstorming. All the students listed all the words which they thought they might have been related to the title of the project.
The teacher used powerpoints to explain to the students the objectives and competences involved in the project in detail. She insisted on the importance of bearing in mind the objectives of the project whenever an activity was designed.
A poster was hung on the wall so that students could remember them and take into account in their activities.
Students wrote some expectations about the project. And at the end of the activity students did a questionnarie to express their expectations.
Break the ice » The ice is soft so we can break it easily»
The objective of the activity was that students in both schools got to know each other .
First, in Elexalde school they prepared some PowerPoints with presentations about themselves in order to share them with Katerini students . Once the presentations were done they edited the videos of the presentations.
In Katerini school, students were asked to say a few things about their interests, hobbies and families so as to give the opportunity to their Spanish peers to have an idea who they are and come a bit closer to them.
Finally, they presented themselves, their school and town and created a video to share it with Elexalde students.
Students from Katerini and Elexalde school participated in the creation of the logo competition.
The objective of the activity was to make students participate and design the logo of the project as a trademark of it.
The activity was worked in the Art class. After the creation of sketches , students started the creation of the logo.
Then we selected some logos in both schools. There was a commission of Greek teachers and Basque teachers who decided the logo selected, after establishing some criteria. It took place in Greece in C2 teachers’ mobility .
The winner Logo was an owl which represented both schools (Elexalde high school and Galdakao are represented by an owl as well as Greece educational system) and the laurel wreath which represented Greece.
In Elexalde high school, we organised a celebration to give the prizes to the winners of the project.We started the ceremony with a presentation of the project to all students of 3 DBH and we presented to them the videos about Katerini school on the air and they listened to Katerini students’ presentations, so they were virtually with us in the ceremony.
The winner who was a student from Elexalde Maitane Molina was interviewed to explain why she chose that logo.
The objective of this activity was that students in both schools discovered information about both languages as part of their cultural heritage and shared it between them.
In Elexakde students in the Basque class learnt about the origin of the Basque language and prepared some PowerPoints for the class.
They also created leaflets for Greek students to give them when they visited us. They included simple conversations to carry out among them.
Then another day they visited the Basque Language House and followed all the explanations they were given about Basque. In this school trip, all the students from 3 DBH participated and edited some videos with the explanations received .
In Katerini students got to know the story of the Greek language, the importance of the Greek language for the modern spoken languages of Latin origin and woke up to the word the richness of the Greek language and enriched their vocabulary,
They designed some Padlets one of them was about the history of the Greek language, The second one was the importance of the Greek language and how it has influenced other European languages.
Then they created an e-phrase book with words and expressions in English, Greek and Basque.
We recruted volunteers for the project. There was a lot of work to be done and their help was very welcomed.
We placed a paper in all the classes of 3 DBH to ask for volunteers and we had a meeting and agreed to gather at break time.
We decided what type of tasks were necessary and distributed them according to volunteers’ abilities.
They signed a compromise and they signed every time they met.
The first task was the personalised letters. Students created personalisesd letters according to the subjects related to the project.
They also created different murals, the Basque Mythology mural, the Logo Competition mural, the News, The Greek and Basque Instruments, Bilbao step by step. And they helped place the mural of the project.
We have to mention the embassadors of the project who went to all the different classes of the high school explaining the project .
Basque / Greek Sports
In Elexalde school students learned, shared and showed the Greek students four rural Basque sports. They created tutorials explaining the rules and materials needed to play these sports and shared them with the Greek students.
Students decided in the English class which sports they worked and they chose tug of war, «sokatira», cob gathering» lokotx biltzea», weight carrying «txingak eramatea» and sack carrying » saku lasterketa». Their choice was because they were very popular and they could be seen in any local festivity. Besides, the materials which were needed to practise them were at hand. They were easy to understand and perform by the Greek studensts. To finish, they were fun to be able to compete both schools.
In the P.E class, the teacher also told them the type of materials needed and the instructions how to perform them step by step, which were later translated into English .
In the International Basque Day, students of 3DBH took part and competed. And at the same time the day of the exchange there was a competition. It was a virtual competition due to coronavirus and both schools competed in the sports worked in the project .
In Katerini school November was the month of sports, so they devoted it to Ancient Greece and the Olympic Games, as this is their heritage in the athletic field. They had the students trained in three sports which belonged to the past and the present, the Marathon, the shot put and the javelin throwing preserving thus the bond between Ancient and Modern Greece.
As Olympus, the mountain of the gods, was their home, they organised the Marathon exactly as it occurred in ancient times. The students recited the oath, ran 2km and at the end the winners were crowned with an olive wreath. After that, they moved to the stadiun of their town to perform some shots in the other two sports.
Basque / Greek Musical Instruments
The objective of the activity was that students discovered their own instruments and their partner’s ones.
In Elexalde school the activity was carried out in the Music class. Students created different murals with the typical Basque instruments and they placed them on the wall of the Music class and then they presented the instruments through different PowerPoints.
In Katerini school students designed some padlets to find out more about ancient Greek musical instruments and music. They also created a replica of an ancient lyre.
Basque / Greek Dances
In this activity students learnt traditional Basque and Greek dances. Then they created some tutorials to teach each school how to dance them.
Elexalde students and Katerini teachers danced a Greek danced together in our C3 short-term joint staff training event.
On December 3rd 2019 Elexalde school celebrated the International Day of the Basque Language and all the students of he school danced jauzi zazpi for Greek students. They also danced Hasapiko a traditional Greek dance for all parents in the Open Day.
The Greek students chose three dances to present to the Basque students, Hasapiko, Omal and Syrtos. After the students practiced the particular dances they visited some various cultural clubs and unions (Pontian Union and Dryanista), where they had the opportunity to put on the traditional dresses suitable for each dance.
To end the activity both schools created the song of the project. The Greek students wrote the lyrics of their song, based on the music of the Basque song «A bird is a bird». The Basque students wrote the lyrics of their song about common trditional customs in both countries with Greek music.
Greek / Basque Cuisine Heritage
In this activity students cooked Basque and Greek traditional recipes with their families. All the recipes and their videos can be seen on this webpage under recipes.
During the extension of the project students also kept on cooking the recipes . Basque students cooked Greek recipes and Greek students did the same with the Basque ones.
In Elexalde school we also prepared an article for Greek partners about the importance of the Basque cuisine as part of our culture and traditions. We also mentioned that we had something in common with our Greek partners related to the cuisine.
The objective of the activity was to grow students’ interest in the discovery of the Basque mythology and share it with the Greek students and discover the Greek mythology .
They designed padlets about Basque mythological characters .
The Erasmus + group created digital stories with these mythological characters. During the school year 2019-20 and 2020-21 the students of 1 DBH also wote digital stories. All of them can be read on this webpage under the section digital stories.
In C5 virtual mobility students also created digital comics about Basque mythological characters. All of these comics were uploaded on a digital magazine.
In the Greek school the students watched a video on the Creation of the World (Kosmogonia) according to the Ancient Mythology and discussed about it.
Then the students chose a unit from Homer’s Iliad (where most of the Greek Gods are presented), which they arranged, and then directed and played as is shown in the video that follows. The unit is from Rhapsody A’, verses 350-431 and 494-612.
Chrysa Kamperidou and Eleni Agelopoulou created an animation presenting two of the Goddesses, Athena and Demeter. Listen to the Goddess presenting themselves as well as the other Gods and Goddess of Olympus.
Students also had to do some worksheets on the Greek mythology about the 12 Olympian Gods .
Basque Maritime Heritage
The objective of the activity was to discover the Basque Maritime Heritage. In this activity students created different padlets related to important topics of this heritage such as the crane Carola, the » sirgerak» ,the Basque whalers and the Basque conquerors.
Then there was also a special chapter related to Elcano for his 500 years, the museum of the fishermen of Bermeo and the Byscay Hanging Bridge.
They presented all of them in class preparing podcasts and some slides.
Students were organised in different groups and decided the kind of information to be included in each padlet as well as the topics related to Maritime Heritage used to be included in them.
Here some Podcasts on the topics worked
Greek Maritime Heritage
In this unit of maritime heritage Greek school chose to visit and present to the Basque students the salt marshes in Kitros. The students visited the salt production unit in the area and were informed about the way the salt marsh works. The area, called Alikes, consists of many saltpans out of which salt is extracted. The salt is washed and then put on pyramids. That is the only processing it undergoes.
Students also saw the lagoon next to the salt marshes. The area is also a wetland of international significance, with a large number of protected species (like the Mediterranean Gull and Greater Flamingo) using the site for breeding, feeding and resting.
Galdakao Historical Heritage
The objective of the activity was to discover all the history behibd their town and transmitted it to Katerini students.
Before starting the activity, students were given a report by the History teacher about all the history which was in the itinerary they made.
They followed the explanations and after it ,they made a video and a mural with all the pictures.
All the information can be followed in a digital magazine designed by students.
Students started their route in Andra Mari church and then they continued it through different places of historical heritage.
At the same time, they created a dossier about the material explained and they translated into English. The videos of the trip was also incorporated.
Historical and Architectural Heritage of Pydna
As part of the historical heritage of our area our students studied about the area of Ancient Pydna and the battle of great significance that took place here. Below you can watch some of the presentations created by them on this topic.
Urdaibai Natural Heritage
The objective of the activity was to be aware of the importance of Urdaibai as a natural heritage and shared it.
This activity was done in both Science and English classes. In the Science class students were explained the geological characteristics of the area as well as their fauna and flora.
Then,another day two teachers from the Science department and the coordinator of the project with all the students of 4 DBH did a trip to Urdaibai. In this trip, students followed the explanations given by an instructor.
With all the information, they carried out the different activities.
One of the activities created by students was the creation of a video to explain Urdaibai from the geological point of view .
To end the activity they placed a big mural in collaboration with Agenda 2030 to explain the flora and fauna of the area.
Natural Heritage Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus is Greece’s highest mountain and the home to the 12 Gods of Greek mythology. The nine Muses, daughters of the god Zeus, were traditionally placed in the region of Pieria, at the mount’s northern foot. With all this information Katerini students learnt about the area .
The region was declared Greece’s first national park in 1938. The aim of this was «the preservation in perpetuity of the natural environment of the region, i.e. of wild flora, fauna and natural landscape, as well as its cultural and other values.» In 1981, Olympus was proclaimed ‘Biosphere Reserve’ by UNESCO.
So Katerini students worked this and shared it with Elexalde students.
Guggenheim Art Critics
On Friday December 13th 2019, students visited the Guggenheim museum and they became art critics for a day. They followed the explantions given by a guide about the museum. All the information they received was used to prepare the activities. They chose nine different pieces of art , sculptures and building and gave a brief presentation of those pieces of art included the author. After their visit, they expressed their opinion about them, how they felt and when they saw them, their impressions.
They drew sketches of them and all the critics were collected in a digital magazine and presented to the rest of the classes so that the students who did not visit the museum, enjoyed them and chose the one they liked the best.
Dion Historical Architectural Heritage
On the slopes of Mt. Olympus, 5 km from the beaches of Pieria, Ancient Dion, the Holy City of Macedonia was found under a covering of undergrowth and water. This city had been a thriving centre of civilization from the time of its foundation for a period of 1,000 years from the 5th century BC to the 5th century AD.
The Macedonians regularly gathered in Dion to worship the Gods of Olympus, and to make sacrificial offerings, as can be seen from the objects found on the site. It was here that King Archelaos organized athletic competitions and theatrical events, and Philip the Second celebrated his victories at Dion, as did Alexander. It was here that Alexander gathered together his troops to prepare for his journeys of conquest, worshipping Zeus, King of the Gods of Olympus.
One of the most important sights to be found in Dion archeological park is the Villa of Dionysus. Watch the following video to learn more about it.
The Transformation of Bilbao through the River
The history of Bilbao is not understood without the Ria. It is the main economic engine of the town since its foundation, more than 700 years ago. It was once linked to its industrial development and today it gives us a magnificent image of the transformation that has taken place in Bilbao
Elexalde students travelled on a boat Bilboats through the River of Bilbao.
They saw the different buildings , crossed all the bridges and they compared the changes of this city in the activity they carried out.
Students also created some google maps.
The Ancient City of Aigai ( Vergina)
The Erasmus team created this interactive image with information on the ancient sight of Aigai, which was visited with the Basque guests once they were in Greece.
They also created a tourist guide for the Basque students to have and use when we visited the Museum in C4 student’ exchange.
Greek Historical Heritage / Visit to Thessaloniki
The students, in 3 diferent groups, searched information about the 3 different historical periods (Ancient Macedonian-Byzantine-Modern) of Thessaloniki, a central city in the region, in a process of preparing material before the visit on the spot. We focused on Unesco monuments, since Thessaloniki is proud to host several declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
In C4 mobility both schools visited Thessaloniki and Greek students guided us
Old Quarter Bilbao – Old Town
In this activity students were tourists in Bilbao
Students had a guided tour and with all the information they got they
designed an itinerary called Bilbao step by step so that it could be followed by Greek teachers when they stayed in Bilbao.
The activity started with a school trip organised by Erasmus+ to Bilbao.
Students were divided into pairs and had to follow the information given by the local guide.
The students were given explanations about the historical and architectural heritage of Bilbao by a local guide. He explained to them all the different sights of Bilbao and they took pictures and recorded all his explanations.
With all the information given, each group chose an important historical and architectural sight of Bilbao and created a video including the explanations of the local guide. They also used the explanations for the creation of a video in 360 in C5 virtual mobility.
Then they created different posters of the chosen sights and all of them were placed in a big mural.
All these posters can be read in a digital magazine and watched in a video.
That was Bilbao step by step. They did it as an itinerary that could be followed to know the different sights of Bilbao, making people who looked at it become tourist and enjoy the historical and architectural heritage behind them.
Kahoots related to Greek Heritage
As the project was extended , the students of 4 dbh participated in it and they created some kahoots on the Greek heritage .
First , we divided the class into groups and each group chose a topic realted to Greek heritage and designed some PowerPoints about it.
In the second stage of the activity they explained all the information to the whole class through some PowerPoints they created.
Then, after their presentations the whole class played the kahoots created by them .
Here you have all the links related to the kahoots
24 hours with ….you
Elexalde students shared some videos «24 hours with» with Greek families. The reason of editing these videos was because Greek students were about to visit Elexalde students in C1 mobility and lived with Basque families.
But due to COVID 19, C1 mobility didn’t take place so Katerini students couldn’t come and when we clebrated C5, they edited these videos to show a day in their lives and with their families. It is a virtual brief approach to the way of living of some Basque families.
Videos about the impressions on the project
In this activity students who participated in the project, two teachers from the pedagogical team, some parents as well as the coordinators of the project were asked three questions about it .
What has the participation of the project meant for you?
Three words to define the project.
What is the best time of the Project?
There is a recap video in the initial page of the project.
The complete video is the first one and then there are more videos on the blog and in this section.
Coordinator of the project
Creation of a Hofmann album in paper to keep the good memories of the project .
The album was shared on Instagram, you tube , the website of the project, eTwinning and we gave to all the members of the community a link with all the picture.