Arxiu de la categoria: Transnational meetings

Last transnational meeting in Dénia

This week, in Pou de la Muntanya school, in Dénia, the last of the transnational coordination meetings of the Erasmus + KA2 #TastingSchools project has been made. In it, teachers from Kaland Skole from Bergen (Norway), Lugnviksskolan from Östersund (Sweden) and Giacomo Ferrari Institute from Parma (Italy) participated.

After two years of shared work, it’s time to finish this interesting project that has been co-financed by the Erasmus + program of the European Union. During this time, we have developed four thematic blocks: Let’s visit, Let’s cook, Let’s move and Art & Cooking, each with several sections: research, visits to the environment and use of new technologies.

During the meeting, we evaluated the mobility of students and teachers, held last week in Dénia, and we have been working with the booklet that will collect examples of everything we have worked during these months. Also, we worked and discussed about the final report that must be drawn up to send to the Erasmus + National Agency.

The cultural program of the week has included the approach to our culinary culture and the singularities of Dénia as a Creative City of Gastronomy declared by UNESCO.

PARMA OCTOBER 18TH-20TH_ THIRD TRANSANATIONAL MEETING

During the Third Transnational Meeting in Parma (18th-20th October 2017) the Spanish, Swedish and Norvegian delegations
had the opportunity to enjoy
the local specialities catared
by a local street food track,

to visit the most important 
highlights in Parma

   

and to discover the processing of Parmesan cheese.

The members of the European delegations visited the “Sergio Neri” Kindergarten, the “Anna Frank” Primary School, the “Giacomo Ferrari” Secondary School and the Children Hospital School.
This occasion allowed them to share ideas, opinions and to achieve a better understanding of the Project goals.

Östersund stay report

Östersund stay at Lugnvisksskolan school is framed in the series of transnational meetings scheduled in the framework of Tasting Schools Project, coordinated by Pou de la Muntanya School. After the meeting in Dénia last October, team members from IC Ferrari (Parma), Kaland Skole (Bergen) and Dénia met in Lugnviksskolan (Östersund) in order to perform four actions related to the project.

First, each present member introduced dynamics undertaken by each school so far. Then, they proposed new activities and strategies. Subsequently, they moved to assess the evolution of the program, in order to detect possible shortcomings and suggest possibilities for implementation of the quality of the work in the short and medium term. Finally, a session was devoted to organizing programs of mobility between teachers and students for the coming months.

The meeting also allowed knowing first-hand the functioning and organization of the host school, including classes with students of different levels.

They formed part of the welcome team and participated actively in the development of our stay. Along with them, the participants in the meeting had the opportunity to check the impact of the Erasmus project in different areas of the building, dedicated to highlight it, as the mobile library or playgrounds. In this sense, even the canteen gained prominence, since we were able to observe there the implementation of healthy habits, exchange views and talk with students, chefs and teachers.

THE EXPECTED ACADEMIC OUTPUTS

In this context, the expected outputs are the following: projecting visits with students to prestigious restaurants; attending Chefs conferences; organizing fishing, grilling and “tasting the fish” activities; creating haikus; working nutritional and healthy habits; visiting museums of the city and international cooking schools; scheduling a Tasting Lab and a Science Project aimed to the study of vegetables, fruits and berries; doing «the seeds project»; writing a collaborative tale; and vegetable markets; travelling Europe in two classrooms; engaging families in kitchen sessions, and students in Skype exchanges, and implementing school gardens and the practice of traditional and local games.

As can be seen from this report, all of these objectives will undoubtedly benefit this interdisciplinary project, as this series of meetings, ultimately, made it possible to communicate, discuss and resolve key issues for optimal monitoring of Tasting Schools.

Blanca Rosell Garcia