European Union Programmes for students
Erasmus + ‘Incubator for Future European Entrepreneurs’ in Kruczek 2019
There are schools all over the world which take part in ‘Erasmus + Project’. I am really grateful that ‘Kruczek’ also participates in it and gives us an amazing chance to take part in international exchanges. It is a great opportunity to broaden our horizons in the area of knowledge about different customs and traditions. What is more, we can practice and improve our language skills – which are crucial in the modern world.
From 18th to 22nd of March we were hosting our guests from Portugal, Lithuania, Greece and Romania within the framework of an ‘Erasmus + Incubator for Future European Entrepreneurs Programme’. On the first day our foreign friends had a chance to verify their knowledge about Poland in a quiz which was made by Polish students. After this competition there was a lunch break and we took our guests round the school. Then they went to the hosts’ homes to get ready for an international evening – event which is organized every exchange to get to know more about countries and traditions. It includes tasting traditional food, learning about customs and the most entertaining part of the event – local dances performed by students from other countries. On Tuesday we participated in very interesting workshops about volunteering and entrepreneurship. On the third day we went to one of the most beautiful Polish cities and, as far as I am concerned, in Europe too – to Kraków. We were sightseeing the city in a really interesting way – we played a location based game. We ate tasty dinner and after that we had about 2 hours of free time. We came back home very tired but everyone was delighted by the beauty of this famous Polish city. On Thursday we had a chance to meet an entrepreneur from Hilton Foods company, watch his presentation and listen to what he was saying about the functioning of a big company. He gave us some really useful tips how to start a business and how to behave properly during the job interview so we can maximize our chances to be successful. The same day we went to Oświęcim to a concentration camp – Auschwitz-Birkenau. We believe that being history conscious is crucial if we want to understand one another. The last day was probably the most exciting for us, because we went to visit ‘Guido’ mine in Zabrze. We went down about 320 meters, what was interesting we were about 200 meters under the sea level because the mine is situated on a hill. After this fascinating experience we went back to school and took part in the official ending ceremony of the exchange. It was really sad because the time we spent with our guests was probably the best I had ever had. To sum up, although the week which we spent with our international guests was really intensive because of the trips and all the preparations, it was magnificent. The knowledge we acquired during the exchange and all the memories that will remain in our hearts for a very long time are priceless. A lot of us made friends and we hope we will stay in touch for years.
Erasmus + ‘’EU 4U’’ in KRUCZEK 2018
On 4-10 December Kruczek’s students were happy to welcome guests from Greece, Romania and Germany a part of the Erasmus+ project called: ‘’EU 4 U – Electing, living and working as a young person in today’s Europe and in the future”. During the meeting participants got to know European Parliament’s secrets by taking part in a meeting with people who are connected to it or work there. Students had to create some projects, too. Through their involvement and commitment pupils realised the importance of election to the EU Parliament in May next year. Except for learning they had time to have fun and to get to know other cultures. During an International Evening there were a lot of delicious meals from each country. Participants also could discover beautiful national dances and have some fun together. The guests had a chance to get to know Tychy and Katowice along with beautiful premises of NOSPR and Silesian Museum. During the city game we also got to know the monuments of Cracow. Guests had a chance to get familiar with our history by participating in a concert on the occasion of the Independence Day and by visiting Auschwitz – Birkenau. This time was fulfilling for all participants. Many friendships were made and many memories remain. The next meeting will take part on the beautiful Greek island – Sfinos. 😊
Erasmus + in Romania
Seven students from our school together with Ms. Margaret Pawlik-Pszczółka and Ms. Anita Dziewulska visited Romania on 11-17 March 2018.
Project Moving Minds through Movies, in which students from Turkey, Romania, Italy, Lithuania and Poland participated, was linked to a movie, a script, a montage, etc. Classes with experts of cinema, visit in the studio, common international work enabled us to make a movie, which have received significant interest.
Youth visited also the most beautiful places in Romania: Sinaia in Carpathians, Brasov, castles in Peles and Bran in Transylvania (the last one is famous as premises of Dracula). We made a lot of new friends and we hope that friendship will survive the test of time.
Erasmus + in Italy
On 7 – 13 May 2017 pupils and teachers from our school took part in an exchange as part of Erasmus + Project: ”Moving Minds through Movies”. Ola Stasica, Sylwia Złotecka, Karolina Gola, Karolina Lemańczyk, Lilka Marszołek and Karolina Soja together with teachers – Mrs. Agnieszka Gemborys, Mrs. Agnieszka Koszyk and Mrs. Jolanta Kaczkowska spent unforgettable moments in a gorgeous city Vasto in Italy. Apart from visiting Rome, Naples and other tourist attractions, participants of the project were exploring secrets of the film productions. Our film “Help”, which we took with us to Italy, raised a problem of domestic violence. The movie was well received by everybody (check it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5wN9TSg65w&feature=youtu.be)
In Vasto pupils took part in classes, which resulted in four short movies raising awareness of various social problems. Cooperation and after school activities helped us to get to know each other better. It was a wonderful time…