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5/09/2016

2nd SHORT TERM JOINT STAFF TRAINING AND LEARNIG EVENT S.E.C. CAN RIGOL BARCELONA – SPAIN

The second short term joint staff training and learning event was held in the city of Barcelona and was completed successfully. 22 teachers, coordinators and participants in the project "Artemotion Xpress in Europe", from each country of the partnership, met in SEC CAN RIGOL special primary and secondary school, from 17 to 23 of April 2016, to exchange best practices and thus improve the quality of schools and their teaching methods on their return.

Participants of the 2nd short term join staff training and learning event

The welcoming of the Spanish partners and pupils was warm and full of enthusiasm. Their hospitality was unique and the planned activities were truly inspiring, well organized, interactive and absolutely educational. Rodrigo Amado Fafian, the Spanish Erasmus+ project coordinator, was an excellent tireless host throughout the mobility.

Sunday 17/04/2016, was the day of the arrival in Barcelona of the participants of every partner school (Greece, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovenia). In the evening we were welcomed by the coordinator of the corporate school of Spain Mr. Rodrigo Fafian Amado and we all enjoyed a welcome dinner while starting to familiarize with Spanish cuisine and the famous tapas.




On Monday 18/04/2016 we visited the City Hall of the Municipality of El Prat in Barcelona where we were welcomed by representatives of the municipality and by the education consultant Ms. Pilar Eslava. The speech followed by Mr Toni Garcia, (the father of a SEN pupil in Can Rigol and also president of the "Friends of Art" community), was particularly touching. Local El Prat TV attended and covered the event.



photo by Tanja Nikolovski
photo by Tanja Nikolovski
photo by Heike Eichbauer
photo by Heike Eichbauer

Afterwards, we arrived to Can Rigol School, where we were welcomed with great enthusiasm by the pupils and educational staff. Pupils were holding auxiliary communication cards with pictures writing “hello” to all partner languages. Following, the project coordinator Rodrigo Fafian and the teacher Cristina Cifre presented the Spanish educational system and the Special Education system which ended with the offering of gifts from all partner countries to our hosts. 

The partners arriving at CAN RIGOL School.  Photo by Tanja Nikolovski

Photo by Tanja Nikolovski

Photo by Tanja Nikolovski





photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu





photo by Tanja Nikolovski




Later on, we followed the programme of hippotherapy, which is a therapeutic method conducted in the school every Monday and almost 30 pupils participate.  We had the opportunity to learn the techniques they use in the therapeutic approach of children with autism, mental retardation and physical disabilities, but also to participate in it taking a little taste of the benefits of therapeutic riding. Finally, we had lunch at school where were we tasted the traditional escudella soup.
photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski






photo by Mariana Hertoiu


In the afternoon, we visited "La Sagrada Família" the unique in architecture church, which attracts thousands of tourists and also had a tour around the city.





photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski





On Tuesday 19/4/2016 we were split into groups and we were guided throughout the school, the classes, we met the educational staff, pupils and participated for a while in classroom activities. Our break was held in the school cafeteria Tasta'M operated by secondary school students. So we were able to learn how children with special needs operate the canteen and witness the use of auxiliary equipment with cards and cash transactions.




































photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer
photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu
photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu
photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski


Our well organized programme each day combined school activities with cultural activities adding to the goals of our project “Artemotion Xpress in Europe” which is synonymous with Art and Emotions. Thus, on Tuesday afternoon we visited the Catalan Art Museum where our tour guide transferred to us a wealth of valuable information about the history of Art in Catalonia and the surrounding area.


photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski


On Wednesday 20/04/2016 the traditional meeting of the coordinators was held in the morning, as it was important to discuss the so far progress of the project and to plan the future activities.




photo by Tanja Nikolovski

Meanwhile the rest of the participants attended an animated film created by a group of secondary students of Can Rigol.




Following we participated in a Yoga lesson with the participation of pupils under the direction of Rodrigo Fafian and the teacher Francisca Ocon. Specific breathing exercises and relaxation techniques help concentration and relaxation and tranquility of the students. Yoga can improve behavior, increase strength, flexibility and balance, helps to improve body image and normal growth in children with ADHD, anxiety, pupils in the spectrum of autism, with mental retardation, with difficulties in sensory processing as well as with emotional and behavioral disorders.


photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

The visit to the Cathedral, Plaça Sant Jaume and the Born district was a unique experience. The streets were full of people, vivid and absolutely majestic.






On Thursday 21/4/2016 a day trip to Sitges area was planned. Unfortunately, despite the fact that it was scheduled pupils to accompany us to the trip, it has not been possible due to the bad weather conditions. In Sitges, our guide toured us around the city and its sights and we all visited the museum "The House of Rusiñol» which was a Spanish painter, poet and playwright, one of the leaders of the Catalan modernist movement. In the museum the emotions arising from the variety of paintings varied from happiness to melancholy, from laxity to stressfulness and the experience was undoubtedly wonderful.












photo by Tanja Nikolovski







On Friday 22/04/2016, the last day of the mobility, our hosts had organized a variety of workshops involving arts and feelings but also aiming to the better understanding of the curriculum activities of their school. So, we participated in a handicraft workshop, in kitchen activities, and in the "friendship’s collage." We also watched a musical-theatrical performance by pupils of the primary school concerning the celebration of Saint Jordi as it is a special day for our Catalan partners. Furthermore, we enjoyed the musical performance of the percussion group TRIPI-TAKA where we all danced along to the intense musical rhythms. Finally, outside at the yard, all the school united, pupils, teachers and European partners created a huge bonded cycle, while forgetting language barriers and closing in this way the 2nd mobility of our project and crowning it with total success.














































photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer

photo by Heike Eichbauer
photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu
photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski













photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski


photo by Tanja Nikolovski








photo by Mariana Hertoiu
photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

Later in the evening, we visited the Magic Fountains of Montjuic, next to Plaza España and enjoyed a spectacular sight.



photo by Mariana Hertoiu

photo by Mariana Hertoiu




The last evening and farewell dinner were special. All the teaching staff of Can Rigol School farewelled us with lots of dance, excitement and their best wishes with the promise to meet again soon.



photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

photo by Tanja Nikolovski

Thank you dear colleagues from Spain, Rodrigo, Rosa, Cristina, Nouria, Martha, Alida, Aida, Iolanda, Jaume, Jose Maria, and many other Spanish colleagues, for the great mobility, the well-structured program, the variety of activities and actions carried out, the impeccable hospitality, the unique experiences and the best exchange of good practices. You gave us the opportunity to feel through Art, to communicate, to learn and to know Catalonian customs with a unique way while at the same time connecting everything with our project «Artemotion Xpress in Europe". It was a completely successful mobility that will stay in our memory forever. Thank you very much for everything.

Editor: Mourelatou Stamoula, Main Coordinator of Erasmus+ project “Artemotion Xpress in Europe”
Photos: Mourelatou Stamoula
The coordinators of the Erasmus+ project "Artemotin Xpress in Europe", Rodrigo Fafian Amado, Tanja Nikolovski, Mariana Hertoiu, Mourelatou Stamoula, Heike Eichbauer, Patrycja Pytlik. Photo by Tanja Nikolovski


   Greek Team: Goergia, Zoi, Stami, Mina, Iraklis
                                              
Polish team: Maya, Aga, Patrycja, Agata
German team: Heike, Beate, Ilse

Romanina team: Bianca, Mariana, Silvana, Daniela, Micky
Slovenian team: Alexandra, Tanja, Tanja, Lidija, Alenka

 Germany team with main coordinator Stami


   Polish team with main coordinator


 Romanian team with main coordinator



Slovenian team with main coordinator


 Spanish team Rodri, Alida, Rosa and Stami


Participants 
of the 2nd short term joint staff training and learning event from Greece, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovenia in Can Rigol School in Barcelona Spain.

2 comments:

Stami Mourelatou said...

It has been an unforgetable experience! Our Spanish partners managed to educate us and share with us their cultural heritage with the most amazing way and their unique Spanish temperament! Thank you for everything. Mourelatou Stamoula, Greek Coordinator

Artemotionxpress said...

Dear Can Rigol teachers and Rodrigo!
Visited your school has been fantastic experiance: we've met marvelous teachers and learnt so much from you. We have really enjoyed every single moment, and all the activities you have arranged for us, we have felt really at home, and very warm welcome; we really see how much you have done for the success of every activity of the programme.
We've visited amazing places in Barcelona and Sigets and we've spent unforgettable moments. We will remember the time and emotions we've felt with you all.Thanks for all these things and thanks to have hosted us in your beautiful country.
Tanja N., Lidija, Tanja K., Alenka and Aleksandra, Slovenian team