ERASMUS+ KA2 Richesses de la diversité 2019-2021
Název projektu: Richesses de la diversité / Richness of Diversity
Registrační číslo projektu: 2019-1-CZ01-KA229-061108
Program: ERASMUS+ KA2 Partnerství škol
Datum zahájení projektu: 1. 11. 2019
Datum ukončení projektu: 31. 10. 2021
Partnerská škola: Collège Emilien Adam de Villiers ze Saint-Pierre, Réunion (francouzský zámořský department)
Réunion + Zlín = Richness of Diversity aneb projekt partnerství škol ERASMUS+ KA2 schválen!
Ptáte se, co mají společného funkcionalistické město v srdci Evropy a francouzský zámořský department ležící v Indickém oceánu?
Zdánlivě nic, ve skutečnosti však mnoho! Oba se nachází v Evropské unii a oba budou v následujících letech (od 1. 11. 2019 - 31. 10. 2021) místem konání evropského projektu ERASMUS+ KA2 partnerství škol.
Projekt s názvem Richesses de la diversité/Richness of Diversity navazuje na několikaletou spolupráci partnerství škol Gymnázium Zlín - Lesní čtvrť (ČR) a Collège Emilien Adam de Villiers, Saint-Pierre, Réunion (FR).
Plánované projektové aktivity mají za cíl ukázat zapojeným účastníkům možnosti, jak správným směrem přímo ovlivňovat životní prostředí. Součástí získaného grantu jsou i desetidenní výměnné pobyty žáků na partnerských školách financované ze zdrojů EU. Prostřednictvím objevování a poznávání genia loci a jedinečností míst (pro obě zapojené země z tak různorodých socio-kulturních prostředí) včetně diverzity přírodních druhů participujících zemí a měst se můžeme/chceme také naučit mnohé o sobě samých. Ve spolupráci s réunionskou partnerskou školou zveřejníme na webových stránkách Twinspace Vlogy a další konkrétní výstupy připravené v dvouletém harmonogramu projektových aktivit. Účastníci zaznamenají jednotlivé fáze přípravy a realizace zpracovávaných témat či průběh mobilit do svého bilingválního projektového deníku (na výstavu těchto deníků Vás již nyní srdečně zveme!:-).
Další články o projektu:
Odkazy na link jednotlivých článků:
2/ Erasmus day text a fota https://www.gymzl.cz/27770n-erasmusdays-2019?page=1
4/ Odkaz na e-twinning/twinspace projektu https://twinspace.etwinning.net/102536/home
5/ Odkaz na webové stránky partnerské školy http://college-adam-de-villiers.ac-reunion.fr/
1) CARDS OF PARTICIPANTS
Participants filled in a form created by the coordinating Czech school. The information in the "Cartes des participants" helped to create the ideal pairs of correspondents.
2) OFFICIAL PROJECT LOGO
Competition for the best project logo. Participants created project logo designs. From the designed logos, the students of the participating schools chose the winning logo of the "Richesses de la diversité" project within an online survey. https://www.gymzl.cz/27866n-oficialni-logo-projektu-richesses-de-la-diversite
3) PROJECT DIARIES
In cooperation with Tomas Bata University in Zlín, the blue print of the project diary was created. The project diary serves all project participants, including coordinators, to record individual project activities. The project diary template will be available to interested parties from schools or other institutions for free use in the implementation of ERASMUS + project activities. At the end of the project period, an exhibition of all completed project diaries will be organized in the premises of the cooperating organizations.
4) RECYCLABLE COVERS FOR PROJECT DIARIES
Due to Covid-19 pandemics the main project outcome – Project diaries had to be sent to the Reunion island instead of being handed in person - However that did not stop the participants from both schools from creating original covers for their project diaries. Recyclable covers were created, for example, from palm leaves (French pupils from Réunion) or from used/recycled materials (Czech students from Zlín). The originality of the created packaging as well as of the project diaries will be presented at the end of the project period in an exhibition.
Participants created videos in English on the topic "Me and ..." (Moi et ...; Já a ...). The videos (vlogs) are to be presented during exchanges and at the Open Days or other dissemination activities of the ERASMUS + KA2 "Richesses de la diversité" project at both participating schools. Videos of participants from both partner schools (including videos of coordinators and participating teachers) were uploaded to the Microsoft TEAMS platform and e-twinning. Both of these platforms securely serve to join the participants and share project outputs. The attachment uploads one of the videos created by the project participants.
6) ERASMUS DAYS
Activities for Erasmus Days were planned and prepared in detail. Due to the impossibility of implementing them in person (pandemic covid-19), the reminder and celebration of the ERASMUS + project was done under a virtual form. French and Czech partners participated in the international activity "Rallye des cartes" and in online activities ERASMUS DAYS created by teachers of various subjects on the Microsoft TEAMS platform. The article about ERASMUS DAYS virtual activities on the Czech partner school website: https://www.gymzl.cz/27952n-erasmusdays-2020
7) POSTAL GREETINGS TO PARTNER SCHOOLS
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, it was impossible to carry out a number of specific activities. The school coordinators thus added virtual or other project activities that could have been accomplished despite the bad situation in the world. One such activity was sending postal greetings to the partner schools within the Erasmus Days activities. Here is the link to the article about the creation and their way to the Reunion: https://www.gymzl.cz/27954n-rozletely-se-po-eu Pupils worked on postcards as part of online lessons in art education on the Microsoft Teams platform.
8) RALLYE DES CARTES
In cooperation with the Région académique of the Réunion and the partner school of the College of Emilien Adam de Villiers, Saint-Pierre (France), virtual (digital template) and real postcards were created. There was an exchange of postcards between the partner schools. This chain of postcards runs from October to December 2020.
9) THE PROJECT MUST GO ON
Despite the impossibility of undergoing student exchanges at partner schools due to the covid-19 pandemic, the project activities continue, virtually, digitally, online on various platforms. Project activities during the coronavirus pandemic were presented, for example, in an article published on the website of the Czech participating school: https://www.gymzl.cz/27950n-kdyz-nemuze-reunion-do-zlina-musi-zlin-na-reunion-aneb-nas-projekt-erasmus-stale-pokracuje
10) MAXIPEXESO MAXIMEMORY GAME
To be able to fully illustrate not only the diversity of our project but also the wonderful varieties our two countries we decided to create a memory game "pick a pair" with the students Maxipexeso Maximemory game. Large format colorful drawings, made by our students, of different typical aspect of the Czech Republic and the Reunion are placed on the ceilings in school corridors where students can also find yogamats so they can down, relax and play. https://www.gymzl.cz/27959n-neves-hlavu-hled-vzhuru
11) LONG LIVE THE FOREST! VIVE LA FORET!
Volunteering in cooperation with LESY ČR in forest cleaning. Environmental activities implemented outside the original project schedule due to a coronavity pandemic and the inability to carry out an exchange stay at a partner school.
12) CHRISTMAS CHARITY E-AUCTION
Organised in support of The Zlin Dog Shelter Vrsava organized by both participating schools and in cooperation with local institutions within the project ERASMUS+ KA2 Richesses de la diversité. This Christmas e-auction was realized as the highest-price sealed-bid auction. The general public has joined the online auction in the platform FORMS MS TEAMS. After the end of the e-auction, the total amount was published. Money handover at Zlín Dog Shelter Vršava during Christmas 2020. Links: https://www.gymzl.cz/27957n-vanocni-charitativni-e-drazba-na-podporu-utulku-pro-zvirata-v-nouzi-zlin and https://www.gymzl.cz/27964n-podekovani-nemuzeme-pomoci-kazdemu-ale-kazdy-muze-pomoci-nekomu
13) WE MOVE TO HELP ANIMALS
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and closed schools, face-to-face meetings are not possible. A number of project activities and outputs of the ERASMUS + KA2 Richesses de la diversité project had to be changed or replaced by others, which the coordinating and partner school implemented operationally. At the time of the activity, all sports grounds were closed to the public and the pupils suffered from a lack of exercise due to distance learning and sitting at home with their computers. As one of the participating schools, we created an account in the "Strava" application. We created a a club of students, employees and the general public. The goal was to run and walk as many kilometers as possible. The mileage calculated by the online application "Strava" was rewarded by the sponsors and partners with a financial amount. This charitable activity financially supported the animals in the Zlín Lešná ZOO. (Zoos were been closed for a long time due to the coronavirus pandemic and were desperately short of funding). Pupils and teachers of both partner schools were involved.
14) SCHOOL BANNER TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP
Within this activity we gathered over a 100 photos of our students and teacher in order to create a banner to be placed on our school so everybody could see that even though we were not present in the school during the online education, the school spirit was still there, waiting for us to return.
15) NOMINATION FOR GRATIAS TIBI
Our students were nominated for this prize fot their environmental project activities.
More on the prize www.gratiastibi.cz, awarded by Člověk v tísni (People in Need).
16) EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES
This day has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26th September thanks to the Council of Europe’s initiative, together with the European Commission. Pupils as well as teachers of various subjects along with the school management of both schools participating in the project, actively participated in the celebrations of the EDL. They created language maps, solved language quizzes, and fulfilled 51 calls of the European Day of Languages. Thanks to the MS TEAMS platform also students working remotely from home due to quarantine were also involved in the activities. The coordinators informed school members as well as the genarl public about the specific activities of the EDL on the school website or via articles, for example on the web portal of the Department of Education of the Zlín Region: https://www.zkola.cz/evropsky-den-jazyku-na-gymnaziu-zlin-lesni-ctvrt/ Thanks to this press release the dissemination of specific project outcomes was presented to the general public of the Zlín Region (approximately 800,000 inhabitants).
17) FOREIGN ONLINE LINKS
The French partner school also publishes articles about our project activities http://college-adam-de-villiers.ac-reunion.fr/6904-2/. On top of that, they really liked the promotional video about our school made by our students http://college-adam-de-villiers.ac-reunion.fr/partenariat-erasmus-avec-gymnazium-zlin-republique-tcheque/.
18) ONLINE PROJECT COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION
Online etwinning platform was created for the needs of safe communication of participants. Also each schools has a section on their website where project activities are being presented. Also and online platform Microsoft TEAMS was created for the purpose of virtual communication of participants (including coordinators) during the coronavirus pandemic and the impossibility of meeting in person.
19) PRESENTATIONS AND QUIZZES
Creation of Kahoot quizzes and virtual competition of participants. Award ceremony for the winners. The topic of online kahoot quizzes created by participants in English was the knowledge of the participating countries, regions or cities. Participants also created presentations in English concerning partner countries, regions or cities. Created for the needs of presentations within exchange stays at partner schools.
20) PROJECT PROLONGATION
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we were not able to complete all of our project activities (including the student mobilities), so we applied for a one year prolongation of our project in order to fulfill all our project goals, and it was approved!,
ERASMUS+ KA2 „Richesses de la diversité“ ACTIVITIES from October to Décember 2021
1) ERASMUS DAYS 15. 10. 2021
TREASURE HUNT GAME
The ERASMUS DAYS in both partner schools included many activities involving pupils from all schools and of all ages. The activities were implemented by teachers from across the curriculum. The range of activities on offer was therefore very varied for those involved and the ERASMUS project became very much on everyone's radar. The ERASMUS+ KA2 project coordinators of the "Richesses de la diversité" project prepared, among other things, a fun Tresasure Hunt Game. The principle was to search in teams according to a secret map for the individual habitats. The task was to correctly answer a question about Europe, European realities or the European Union. A correct answer meant gaining one of the codes. Correctly collected codes allowed participants to open the tresor and get one of the treasures (items with the ERASMUS DAYS logo were given to the school by the national agency). The event was a huge success!
2) Project T-shirt with logos
The partner school designed a project T-shirt with the ERASMUS+ KA2 project logos "Richesses de la diversité". The T-shirt was given to the participants from the coordinating school by their correspondents during the reception at the host school during the mobility of students and teachers of the Gymnasium Zlín to the College Emilen Adam de Villiers in Saint-Pierre on the island of Réunion in November 2021.
The project T-shirt became the official "uniform" for all subsequent project activities. And it will remain a memorable souvenir for all participants even after the end of the project period in June 2022.
3) Mobility of students of the Gymnasium Zlín – Lesní čtvrt', Zlín, Czech Republic at the partner school College Emilien Adam de Villiers, Saint-Pierre, La Réunion, France within the ERASMUS+ KA2 project "Richesses de la diversité".
(from 31. 10. – 11. 11. 2021)
After two postponements due to the covid-19 pandemic, the French language students involved in the ERASMUS+ KA2 project "Richesses de la diversité" went on an exchange stay. Each of them was warmly welcomed by one of the families of our Réunion correspondents, with whom they spent an unforgettable stay. It is symbolic that the word Réunion means "union", "meeting" in French.
The partner school Collège Emilien Adam de Villiers in Saint-Pierre, in the south of the island, prepared a rich programme for the pupils. The students were actively involved in their learning, explored the island's beauty and incredible natural diversity, including many endemic species of flora and fauna, went to the top of the most active volcano on earth, Piton de la Fournaise, tasted all kinds of exotic cuisine and relaxed on the local beaches. They carried out project activities focused on environmental education and sustainable development during a two-day trek to the Mafate caldera or a visit to the turtle rescue station in Kelonia. Thus, it will be necessary to plant vacoa palms in the grounds of our gymnasium, as the participants have a great command of the technique of knitting with palm husks... And thanks to a visit to Piton Mont-Vert, they planted the Réunion endemic tree Dombeya reclinata, probably the first of its kind planted on the island by Czech hands...
The benefit of the activity for all involved is undoubtedly unique and irreplaceable in many ways. Participating pupils and teachers improved their language skills, social and communication competences. The preparation of the mobility itself, which lasted almost two years due to the covid-19 pandemic, has already provided all participants with examples of good practice by incorporating ICT into regular teaching and in the ongoing virtual communication of all involved. By staying at the partner school and with the host families, they gained the necessary fluency of speech and linguistic confidence in a natural way.
The implementation of the planned project activities covering themes of cultural, natural and other diversities, as well as the emphasis on environmental education and sustainable development embedded in all project activities, had a deep and immediate impact on the participants. Being physically present in such a diverse destination and culture could not fail to influence their personal and individual development. The coordinators of the participating schools are convinced that the depth of the experience will make the benefits last forever.
We hope to welcome the Reunion students in Zlín in May 2022. We believe that their visit to the Czech Republic will be as culturally, linguistically, historically and geographically enriching as our mobility.
4) Dissemination of mobility
The dissemination of the mobility project took place in several ways, at local, regional and national level.
At the local level, an article was published on the project website and on the school website.
Information about the ERASMUS+ KA2 mobility project "Richesses de la diversité" was also disseminated at regional level.
1/ The Zlín Region platform Zkola.cz: https://www.zkola.cz/reunion-da-se-to-pit-je-to-k-jidlu-co-kde-to-vlastne-je/. 16. 11. 2021
2/ Regional daily Zlín and its online version zlin.cz: https://zlin.cz/zpravy/ponekud-jiny-skolni-vylet-cil-cesty-zlinskych-gymnazistu-reunion/. 19. 11. 2021
3/ Last but not least, the press release about our mobility was published in the paper version of the monthly magazine of the Zlín Region, Magazín 21, which is distributed to all households in the Zlín Region, i.e. the target group includes more than half a million readers!
Thanks to the intensive work of the Czech coordinator, the dissemination of mobility implemented in November 2021 within the ERASMUS+ KA2 project "Richesses de la diversité" also took place at the national level.
The national broadcast of Radio Impuls on Saturday 20 November 2021 at 17:15 included a report on mobility: see the attached recording of the report in VLC media player format.
5) Quiz for parents of participants and the general public involved in mobility
As part of the mobility of Czech pupils to a partner school in Réunion, implemented within the ERASMUS+ KA2 project, a special quiz was created for the parents of the participants and the general public involved in the mobility. By answering the questions in the quiz, the participants had to prove their newly acquired knowledge about the partner country. The host families showed that the correspondent's stay was very enriching for them. The winning host family received a prize in the form of a product typical of the partner country, i.e. a product made of Czech glass.
6) Mafate - a mobility trip including environmental activities
The two-day trip to the Mafate caldera was implemented as part of a mobility to Reunion Island and included environmental activities. The participants had a unique opportunity to experience the natural diversity of the partner country. They were also involved in the clean-up of the site they visited. The excursion helped to develop many competences and the real benefit for all involved is undeniable.
Relive MAFATE via Sentier Scout
Video link: https://www.relive.cc/view/vdORw2dnYK6
7) Project bulletin board
Already when the project application for the ERASMUS+ KA2 project "Richesses de la diversité" was approved by the national NAEP agency, a project bulletin board was created. In the virtual and digital age, when social networks rule the world, the traditional visual form of presentation has become important to the coordinators. The bulletin board is regularly updated, presenting project activities and outputs. It includes the flag of the partner region as well as a general presentation of ERASMUS+ KA2 school cooperation projects.