Galileo Galilei Technical High School – Dissemination of our project at the STEM conference held in Genoa on the 16th April 2019
The STEM conference held in Genoa on the 16th April 2019 by teacher Giuseppe Canepa. Galileo Galilei Technical High School students have shown the working principle of their solar tracker.
2nd Junior High School of Amaliada
ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME KA 2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP “European Schools Go Green” 2017 – 2020
2nd Junior High School of Amaliada
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Amaliada, 17 May 2019
EDUCATIONAL TRIP OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
OF 2ND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TO GENOVA, ITALY
IN THE FRAMEWORK OF ERASMUS+ «European Schools Go Green»
The 2nd Junior High School of Amaliada has been involved in the three-year framework of Erasmus+ for the past two years. This year, our school, for the first time in its history, sent students and teachers to an educational trip abroad, within the framework of cooperation «European Schools Go Green» 2017 – 2020, with Goethe Gymnasium of Cassel, Germany and Galileo Galilei Technical High School to Genova, Italy.
On this trip were involved eight students of the team that had been working with eagerness and enthusiasm for the last two years of cooperation as well as three escorting teachers members of the pedagogical team of the programme.
- Dimitrakopoulou Aikaterini
- Theodoropoulou Alexandra
- Livana Pelagia-Zoe
- Livanas Dimitrios
- Makarouni Dionysia-Olympia
- Bobis Theodosios
- Tarama Euthimia and
- Hodja Mailinda
And the escorting teachers:
- Andreou Aikaterini Art Teacher, director of the Erasmus+ for our school,
- Rampavila Antonia, French Teacher
- Tzavara Maria, English Teacher
Students and teachers travelled the week from 7-13 April 2019, as guests of Galileo Galilei Technical High School, to historical magical Genova in Italy where they experienced a wonderful full week of warm Italian hospitality and inspired creative activities and workshops.
An unforgettable week of presentations, cooperation, various intensive workshops, cultural scientific and technological activities, and came back home full of unprecedented pictures, knowledge and life experiences.
The students, who were hosted with love and plenty of Mediterranean care by the families of the Italian students, presented in Genova this year’s studies, projects and craftwork of theirs, according to the schedule of the third year of cooperation, which amongst others included the gradual energy upgrading aiming at a «green» school, the 3D model of the school building with the use of sustainable energy sources and an energy study-proposition for the upgrading of the school building complex, interviews with scientists and projects concerning the energy footprint of the school as well as the energy footprint of the houses and of the town of Amaliada. Moreover, there was a presentation of the Eratosthenes experiment that our school conducted in cooperation with the schools-partners in the programme with the guidance of the teachers in the educational team Mr Vassilopoulos Gregorios, Mr Spyropoulos Charalampos and Mrs Andreou Aikaterini.
Exploiting creatively their days in the exceptionally organized and equipped contemporary technological premises of Galilei Technical High School, the Italian, Greek and German students cooperated as they took part as mixed groups in pleasant exercises of computer programming, robotics, engineering, chemistry and many other.
They were guided around the historical port of Genova, Pallazzo Rosso and other monuments, they were greeted by the Municipal Administration and in the premises of the Genova Town Hall they were informed about the city and its modern state and they were offered souvenirs. Also, they tasted the local cuisine came in contact with the great history and the high level Art of Liguria Region.
They were astonished by the underwater world in the second biggest Aquarium of Europe
and they took part in an activity concerning climate change.
In the mornings, within the framework of work progress in Galileo Galilei school, the students attended presentations of institutes such as the great ABB Industry of Genova and the Italian Institute of Welding with its countless applications in which the whole engineering, technological, constructing, trading and industrial evolution is based.
In PESEA park, they were toured around an energy autonomous technological and agrο-touristic educational unit which uses renewable sources of energy. On location they observed and with the guidance of experts experimented on electricity, solar energy and wind turbines.
They visited the great ITT (Italian Institute of Technology) where great distinguished scientists inducted the students with big enthusiasm into the latest advances in robotics, nanotechnology, chemistry in the service of state-of-the-art future recycling and a lot of other modern miracles in the scientific field. An Institute where different young scientists (among of whom many Greeks) bind their powers together to create the conditions for a better future that we are dreaming of. Students and teachers were impressed and inspired by the researchers, by their future preceding results, their immediacy and passion. their research work and the communicability and directness of such great scientists.
In the wider area we also visited the traditional and picturesque Paper Museum Mele and waterpower of Aquasanta, where the students watched the captivating procedure of paper creation. They took part in a traditional paper making workshop inside the old stone-walled watermill, whereas after they had visited the Catholic Church of Aquasanta, they enjoyed the local cuisine in a traditional tratoria.
Then they had an impressive sightseeing experience in modern 20th century art in the neoclassical building-museum of Nervi Park and they strolled around the magnificent park coast and rose garden, enjoying the view of the Ligurian coast.
During a special emotional farewell ceremony on the last day, certificates of attendance and gifts were given from Galileo Galilei to everyone.
They were guided around the historical centre and medieval museum, walked around at Piazza Ferrari and then enjoyed the final moving dinner, offered by the Italian parents, with traditional pizza baked in wood-fired oven, on the brightly lit up port of Genova. Together all families, Italian, Greek and German students and teachers we said farewell to the city in an emotional atmosphere.
One month after our return, not only is nostalgia prevalent but also joy to be back home and share our experiences, after an adventure full of knowledge, happiness, science, art, cooperation, much…walking, wonderful communication and lots of new friends.
The remarkable projects of the students will be presented at the end of this second successful year in June in the form of digital magazine, videos and exhibitions, and they will be spread through the local press to the community so as to inspire and concern others as they did last year.
In our programme, we work together with Goethe Gymnasium of Cassel, Germany and Galileo Galilei Technical High School of Genova, Italy on subjects such as renewable energy sources, sustainability, climate change, problems and solutions that we have to suggest, but above all each one of us is changing attitude and is applying new environmentally friendly practices in everyday life in the school, family and social environment.
Χριστουγεννιάτικη Γιορτή 2018
Erasmus Christmas Feast 2018
2ο Γυμνάσιο Αμαλιάδας,
Παρασκευή 21 Δεκεμβρίου 2018 , 10.30 πμ, αίθουσα Erasmus
2nd Junior High School of Amaliada
press release December 2018
“European Schools Go Green”
2017 – 2020
2nd Year of Collaboration 2018 – 2019
2nd Junior High School of Amaliada – Goethe Gymnasium Kassel, Germany – Galileo Galilei Technical High School of Genova, Italy
Renewable Energy Sources – Sustainable Development – Climate change
The second year of the three-year collaboration of our school with the Goethe High School of Kassel in Germany and the Galileo Galilei Gymnasium in Genova, Italy, under the Erasmus programme continues with great success! From September to December 2018, our Erasmus team of students and teachers prepared our work and proposals for this year and the 2nd Transnational Organizing Meeting of the teachers of the three schools that took place in Genova in October.
In September, our students prepared cards, among other things, depicting their thoughts and condolences on the longest tragedy of the collapse of the bridge in the summer of 2018 in the beautiful city of Italy.
At the same time our school, through Mrs. Salvanou, has asked for recycling bins for electric appliances and lamps and we are expecting them. Additionally, on the initiative of our School Director, Mr. Gounaris, we have changed all outdoor lighting equipment of the school complex with led technology lamps, which ensure 90% less energy consumption . We are slowly but steadily entering a new orbit!
In October, the Director of the School Mr. Gounaris Antonios and the teachers Andreou Aikaterini, Vassilopoulos Grigoris, Spyropoulos Charalambos and Charda Eleni travelled to Genova, Italy, invited by the Galileo Galilei Technical High School.
There, they had a very successful and productive working week with all the Italian teachers and representatives of the German School Goethe-Gymnasium Kassel, Christina KAUFFELD (coordinator), Thomas WEIDNER, and Mrs Marion KÜHN who have committed themselves to do the scientific and technological part of the programme of the German school this year (as in our own school, Mr. Vassilopoulos and Mr. Spyropoulos have committed themselves respectively).
For three consecutive days, on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of October, from 9am to 5pm, they were hosted, shown around and held sessions in the warm and welcoming places of Galileo Galilei. At this 2nd intergovernmental meeting of the teachers of the three schools (last year the first meeting was held in Kassel at the Goethe Gymnasium in Germany), the teachers discussed the results of the first year and planned the next steps of this year’s cooperation based on the original design and our adaptation to new data and the exciting differences and similarities of our students.
Last year’s programme focused on the problems and the need to update, reflect and revise using art and creating works of art and art magazines (“Art Year”), and this year we focus on science and solutions (“Science Year”).
The hospitality of the Italian colleagues and students, the School Director Mrs Carpaneto and the project manager Mrs. Monzeglio, as well as the staff of the Italian school, was warm, exquisite and generous. So, we prepared our students’ trip to Genova in April 2019!
Gifts were exchanged, and besides what we were carrying there on behalf of our school, we had the pleasure to offer gifts about our region and Ancient Ellis from the Mayor of Amaliada, Mr. Christodoulopoulos. We also visited the Municipal Library and we were informed by the staff about the activities of the Municipality of Genova in relation to ecological issues, renewable energies and actions in cooperation with the schools of the city.
In addition, the Greek team had the honour and joy of being invited to the City Hall of Genova, where they handed gifts from Mr Christodoulopoulos to the Deputy Mayor of Genova Mr Balleari.
At school, the Greek team was fascinated to be shown around and work in places, workshops and halls fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, as well as machines and appliances that cover the whole range of traditional and new applications. In the hospitable Aula ,where the school teachers meet, we worked and exchanged digital material by organizing the timetable and methodology of our students’ collaborations for the school year 2018 – 2019 that focuses on science and technology.
Another pleasant surprise was that a special notice board, with photos and material from the visit of the students of the Italian school to Amaliada where they were hosted, was hung up in a prominent position, and that filled us with joy and pride.
Also in the evenings we went to the historical centre and harbour of the city, as well as to the beautiful areas of Bocadasse and Camogli.
After our return from Italy, we delivered the gifts of the Municipality of Genova and Galileo Galilei Technical High School to Mayor Mr. Christodoulopoulos, who accepted us at his office and discussed the course of the programme and our concerns. We also informed him about our next actions that include, besides the energy modernization of the school that started with lighting, and the design and implementation of models and designs of our students about reconstructing the school building with the addition of renewable energy facilities and trying to propose and implement it !
At the same time, our students have begun processes of interviewing scientists and creating a scientific journal, as well as having conferences and acquaintances with specialists by means of teleconferencing in the specially designed “Erasmus” room of our school!
We also organized a presentation of our trip to the other teachers of the school in our school Erasmus Hall, after the celebration of November 17, with … Italian finesse! We offered Italian Genovese traditional products and sweets as well as warm Italian cuisine (homemade by the teachers who travelled and their families using new recipes from Genova) accompanied by Italian music and pictures from Galileo Galilei Technical High School and our entire trip so that the rest of the club can be transported for a while to the magnificent coast of Liguria and the impressive city of Genova with its historic centre and harbour and get to know the colleagues and students of the school that hosted us better.
In November, meetings and briefings of parents and guardians took also place on the course of the programme and the names of the eight Erasmus students participating in the programme at the transnational student meeting in April 2019 were also announced (after a draw attended by teachers, pupils, parents and the 15-member school council) .
In addition, we had the honour and great joy, within the scope of the communication of our school with authorities on the subjects of our programme, to accept the warm greetings and the sending of relevant material by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which is fully active and sensitized in environmental matters, and has also offered a rich work of this kind. We warmly thank the Patriarch, Mr. Vartholomaios, and the Archbishop of the Church, Ioakeim Billi, for sending a letter and greeting, as well as the book “On Earth as in Heaven” –“Ecological Vision and Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew” and the rich printed material on the environment, ecological disaster, climate change, biodiversity, etc., as well as the great work of the Patriarchate. This material includes, among other things, a joint letter from Patriarch Vartholomeos and Pope Francis on the Global Day of the Environment and Creation in Greek, Italian and German, a move that strengthens our cooperation with foreign schools and the joint effort for environmental protection in addition to political and educational institutions, through also the religious institutions of our countries.
Among other things, in December, the Italian school students presented our programme and spoke very warmly about their experience in Amaliada last year at a special event at Palazzo Rosso in Genova, always with the guidance of Mrs Franca Monzeglio, followed by a similar article in Italian Press (La Republica) too.
So, with enthusiasm and energy, we continue our scientific study and research this year with the students and teachers of our school during the second phase of the programme of this wonderful collaboration!
- PUZZLE ! Erasmus+ , first transnational meeting, Kassel October 2017!
- Our Erasmus+ Work Calendar
- Our First Renewable Energy Quiz! How much do you know?
- Weebly Greek mini blog
- 2nd Junior High School of Amaliada – Galileo Galilei Technical High School of Genova : Work Progress September 2017 – January 2019
- ” European Schools Go Green” Erasmus+ Project 2019 printable Calendar
- our published e-magazines link on ISSUU
- Our European Schools Go Green site on wordpress!
- DISSEMINATION AND PROMOTION OF OUR PROJECT !!! 2017-2020
2nd Junior High School of Amaliada students interviewed Environmental Engineering ,Smart Material scientist and expert Mrs Despoina Kossyvaki
15 July 2020
Interview of Proffessor Emannouella Doussis , on Climate Change, Environmental International Law etc
1 July 2020
Interview of Mrs Haroula Kromyadou , Responsible for Environmental Education Projects of Arcturos NGO – 2nd Junior High School of Amaliada
20 June 2020
Information on the European Union’s renewable energy policies- sustainable goals – EU countries profiles examples and comparisons George Papachristodoulou
5 June 2020