The third mobility of the Project Erasmus Plus “Building a better future” took place from 13th to 20th October 2019 in Liberec, Czech Republic. The Italian students of “I.C. F.lli Linguiti” Arciello Simona, Bassi Benedetta, Brancaccio Andrea, Di Muro Anna, Gabola Giacomo, Giannattasio Paolo, Iuliucci Mariateresa and Russo Racheleantonia with the two teachers Brancaccio Arianna and Sciumanò Elia visited the Czech school “Zàkladini Skola Barvirska”in Liberec and were warmly welcomed by the partners. The Italian students together with the Czech, Slovenian and Polish partners worked on an ecological theme: food miles and carbon footprint. Therefore, before leaving to Czech Republic they had specific lessons and they worked on the realization of pie charts, excel files and power point presentations about those topics. To carry out their research, they had to find out information about their territory, local products, food habits and average emissions and savings related to their lifestyle.
The programme of the mobility to Czech Republic was really interesting and rich in activities. All the partners arrived to Liberec on Sunday 13th October and students were welcomed by the hosting families. On Monday, 14th, students and teachers visited “Barvisrka” school in Liberec. There was an official welcome for the partners, the introduction of the programme and the presentations of countries, schools and cities. After that, the students took part to a workshop about the carbon footprint and food miles surveys. They were divided into international teams and worked together with the foreign friends. In the afternoon we visited the town hall in Beneš square and we had a walk in Liberec centre. On Tuesday, 15th October we took part to a day bus trip to Sychrov Castle where we had a very interesting guided tour. In the afternoon we visited Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise) and had a walk in the rocks and forests of this geopark UNESCO, the oldest protected natural area in the Czech Rep.
On Wednesday, 16th October, we had a meeting at school during which students finished the activities about carbon footprint and food miles and teachers discussed during an Erasmus team meeting. In the morning students really enjoyed themselves at the local Urban Jump arena. Teachers were involved in a workshop about useful websites, applications and other ICT tools in language teaching and learning. In the afternoon we had an amazing visit to Science centre IQlandia. On Thursday 17th October we had a day bus trip tp the capital. We had a walking tour around best tourist attractions in Prague: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with astronomical clock, Wenceslas Square etc. and had some free time. It was really a special day! On Friday we met at school; students walked around classes and introduced themselves to Czech pupils while teachers visited the Kindergarten. After that there was a great activity, Jeopardy game, followed by the final ceremony during which we exchanged presents and took pictures. After lunch we visited Ještěd mountain by tram and cable car and the we walked back to the tram stop. On Saturday, Italian students had a free day with the hosting families. We left Prague on Sunday, 20th October.