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Erasmus+ Action 2 – Concluding Meeting in Biella, Italy

Monday 16th September, 2019 – A group of teachers and students from our school left for Biella, Italy for the closing of the two year Erasmus+ project: Jobs Jobs Everywhere, which one for me?  The closing of this project was held at Liceo Scientifico Amedeo Avogadro in Biella with three other participating countries. Dublin -Ireland, Gustrow-Germany and Vic-Catalunya.

This project which was funded by the Erasmus + Programm has taken place over two years between 1st October, 2017 and September, 2019.  Staff members and teachers had the opportunity to work with these four different countries, meet teachers, students and parents to work together.  Everyone was satisfied with the outcome of this project which was beneficial for both students and teachers who experienced and shared different cultures and ideas.

 

16th September, 2019

A group of teachers and students from our school left for Biella, Italy for the closing of the 2 year Erasmus+ Project:  Jobs, jobs everywhere which one for me?  Upon arrival at the school, the Liceo Scientifico Amedeo Avogadro in Biella, we settled and met the rest of the group.  Our students and teachers together with the ones from Ireland, Catalunya, Gustrow – Germany and of course Biella, set off for a walking tour around Biella to familiarse ourselves with this beautiful mountaneous village.  We ended the walk with a typical delicious dinner in the old part of Biella.

17th September, 2019

Today we all gathered at the Liceo Scientifico and after a welcome talk from the School’s Headmaster, the Italian students took us for a tour of the school.  Later everyone started to work on Thursday’s presentations and the students had an ice-breaker activity to get to know each other better.  Later we all headed for lunch in Oropa – a beautiful place surrounded with mountains.  Here the students had a fun time at the Parco Avventura while the teachers could enjoy a tour of the Santuary in Oropa famous for the Black Madonna.  In the evening back at the hotel and after we all enjoyed a delicious pizza for dinner.

18th September, 2019

Today all participants – students and teachers had a full day visit to Lake Maggiore.  After catching the ferry to Isola Bella, we visited the beautiful Borromeo Castle.  We had a guided tour inside the castle and we had time to go around the garden were we all enjoyed breathtaking views of the picturesque surroundings.

19th September, 2019

Today everyone gathered at school for the closing of the Erasmus + project.  After an address from the Headmaster of the Liceo we watched videos form all participating countries featuring highlights of the respective countries and schools.  We had presentations about the work done in these two years and how all countries (students and teachers) worked together on this two year project.  Everyone was satisfied with the outcome of the project which was beneficial for both students and teachers who experienced and shared different cultures and ideas.

In the afternoon we had a very interesting visit to one of Biella’s leading textile factories – Cerruti.  We had the opportunity to see how wool passess through a whole process so the end product is a very fine textile.  In the evening we had a farewell dinner with all students, teachers and parents.

It was indeed a wonderful experience!

 

 

 

 

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