The first short-term student mobility of our project took place in Madeira Portugal between 8-12 of March 2022, hosted by Basic Education and Secondary Dr. Ângelo Augusto da Silva. Teachers and students from all schools of our partnership participated in the activities and meetings:
- 20 teachers and 500 students from the Basic Education and Secondary Dr. Ângelo Augusto da Silva
- 4 students and 3 teachers from the Experimental Elementary School of Florina
- 4 students and 2 teachers from the CEIP Ramón Laporta
- 4 students and 2 teachers from the CEIP Maximiliano Gil Melián
- 4 students and 2 teachers from the Istituto Comprensivo Statale Adele Zara
- 4 students and 2 teachers from the Tampereen yliopisto Normaalikoulu, yläkoulu
The activities took place in the period of 5 days:
Tuesday – 8th of March
- All the teams arrived at the school (Basic Education and Secondary Dr. Ângelo Augusto da Silva) where they attended a welcoming reception and a concert. Afterward, each team presented their work since the last meeting in Venice in October 2021.
- All teams visited the Monte Palace at Funchal by taking the cable car, where they attended the exposition entitled ‘African Passion’ (part of a collection of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture from the period 1966 to 1969 with more than 1000 sculptures that capture the environment in which these talented men and women work in order to create and display their sculptures to the world). They also visited the exhibition ‘Mother Nature’s Secrets’with one of the finest private collections of minerals, predominately from Brazil, Portugal, South Africa, Zambia, Peru, Argentina, and North America.
- In the evening the hosts had prepared a welcoming dinner for all the teams in the city of Funchal.
Wednesday – 9th of March
- All teams visited the port of Funchal where they participated in nautical activities that were prepared by the hosts (Basic Education and Secondary Dr. Angelo Augusto da Silva). Students and teachers from all teams had a chance to enhance their skills in paddling, canoeing, etc.
- The local sea rescue volunteer corps briefed all teams about the procedures and equipment they use on their missions.
- In the afternoon all teams had free time to walk around Funchal.
Thursday – 10th of March
- All teams visited Parque Ecológico do Funchal and participated in tree-planting activities on the mountain. They also visited Pico do Arieiro, Madeira Island’s third-highest peak, and walked through mountain paths in the area.
- In the afternoon the hosts had prepared a visit to Levada dos Balcões, Ponta de S.Lourenço.
Friday – 11th of March
- The hosts had prepared activities with traditional games in the Santa Luzia Park, in Funchal for students and teachers from all the teams, and students from the local school Basic Education and Secondary Dr. Angelo Augusto da Silva.
- The closing ceremony and assessment meeting took place at the school at noon.
- A farewell dinner for all the teams was organized by the hosts.
Saturday – 12th of March
- Teachers and students from all the visiting teams along with teachers and students from the local school Basic Education and Secondary Dr. Angelo Augusto da Silva, went for a short boat trip spotting dolphins and other sea creatures in the area around the island.
We want to thank our partners from Madeira for the organization of this event and their hospitality!