During the 3rd day of the eTwinning event, the students took part in three parallel workshops.
The students from “LYPS- Let your passion Shine” project worked on eTwinning trailers with Julian Coultas. They went outside the hotel, took photos and videos and created their own trailer using iPads.
The students from “Health for life” project took part in the “Creative stuff and more” workshop with Vincenzo Bianca. They created objects and games using recycling materials.
The students from “Photography as a pedagogical tool” became “eTwinning reporters” with Claire Morvan. They followed different activities from the event’s programme, took notes and pictures with their tablets and wrote some articles for the event’s blog.
eTwinning teachers visited European Schoolnet and enjoyed a tour in the Future Classroom Lab led by Bart Verswijvel, Pedagogical Adviser.
Then, they took part in light activities, organized by Rute Baptista (CSS), to reflect on some topics like what they have learnt from running an eTwinning project and what the benefits are for the pupils. They had to prepare their “suitcase” with things they would like to keep or leave aside using http://storybird.com.
The main outcomes and presentations from the teachers’ workshops are available in the Workshops section.
On Tuesday 8 April afternoon, pupils and teachers had the opportunity to visit the European Parliament and see where the members of the Parliament take the decisions for Europe!
Jarosław Wałęsa, Polish Member of the EP, hosted our visit to the Parliament. He explained us how the European Parliament works and chatted with the students and teachers about the latest news in the European Union. Jarosław Wałęsa congratulated them on their success in eTwinning, saying what his father used to tell him: ” If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything”.
To learn more about the Parliament and the history of the European Union, they visited the Parlamentarium. In the EP visitor’s centre, they could play with interactive devices, follow a timeline of the most important events that took place in the EU history, and even leave their wishes and thoughts on the future of the European project.
Time for culture! The second day started with a visit to different museums in Brussels: Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), Magritte and Chocolate museum. In Magritte museum, 16-19 years old students discovered the largest collection in the world by the surrealist artist René Magritte.
Teachers and 12-15 years old pupils visited the MIM, where they could enjoy an interesting exhibition of musical istruments from over the world. To finish the visit, they had a coffee in the museum restaurant, located in the roof of the building, where they could enjoy one of the best views of Brussels.
The youngest ones (7-11 years old) disvered the world of chocolate in the heart of Brussels, the Grand Place. They learnt more about the history of this product and discovered how it is produced, by a master chocolate maker!