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PROJECT MEETING IN MESTRE-VENICE, ITALY

PROJECT MEETING IN MESTRE-VENICE, ITALY. March 5-9, 2012

Report:

The host school –I.I.S.Luzzatti - organized visits to Venice and its lagoon, an institutional
meeting with Venetian local authorities and a moment of intercultural exchange

The Comenius participants had the opportunity to compare two vocational
schools for a better understanding of Italian education context.

In addition, students of the partner schools had the opportunity to stay with
Italian families throughout the week.

Monday- 5th.

The first formal meeting took place at Luzzatti school.

In the morning students were able to share presentations about their schools, Carnival in their
countries or other typical religious feasts; the teachers met to discuss
further activities within the Project and make arrangements for the final
meeting in Romania.
Afterwards, both students and teachers spent
some time together and had a buffet lunch.

In the afternoon the first visit to Venice took place; a walk along “Strada Nuova” to Ponte di Rialto and the famous
“Piazza San Marco” was arranged-

Tuesday -6th

Visit to the lagoon’s most famous
islands (Murano and Burano); people visited a glass factory on Murano, looked
at the coloured houses of Burano and tasted Venetian specialties in a typical
restaurant. The rest of the day was dedicated to get lost in the small Venetian
streets and to admire the city.

Wednesday-7th

In the morning the delegation met
the Educational Counsellor Claudio Tessari at the building “Ca’ Corner”, the Institutional Palace of the Province; he was very
interested and gave great emphasis to our project . (http://www.claudiotessari.net/news/claudio-tessari-incontra-una-delegazione-di-studenti-europei/)

The
Comenius delegation visited also the vocational school for restaurant and
management “A. Barbarigo”, where both teachers and students had lunch; in the
afternoon there was a visit to “Palazzo Ducale”.

Thursday-8th

The working session started with the students’
presentations about recycling projects and green plans. It was followed by
Romania`s presentation of the website where to collect all the activities in
the Project and details of the different partner schools; during this working
session teachers agreed on the work to be carried out until the next meeting in
Romania, namely:

ü   All partners should promote an exhibition of the project for the local
community

ü   All schools should take all the presentations (concerning the green plans
and the most memorable moments) prepared
for the last International meeting to Romania

ü   All schools should collect the various activities done till now in their
blogs

Later, there was a music lesson called “Citizens of
the world” in the other building of the school (Edison-Volta) as an
intercultural and fun moment.

In the afternoon people had some free time to visit
other places and museums in Venice
but then we met for a farewell “pizza”.

Friday -9th

On Friday some of the groups left Italy and the rest stayed with the hosting
families.