Mission into the Future - A Quest for Sustainability

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Dissemination material for the multilateral Comenius project "Mission in the Future - A Quest for Sustainability"- about the project and the two project meetings in Syke (Bremen) Germany - 12-14 …

Dissemination material for the multilateral Comenius project "Mission in the Future - A Quest for Sustainability"- about the project and the two project meetings in Syke (Bremen) Germany - 12-14 November 2012 and Drama, Greece - 26-28 February 2013.

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  • 1. Mission Into The Future –A Quest For Sustainability ( 2012 - 2014 ) Multilateral Comenius project Scoala Gimnaziala Sat Magura, Mihaesti Teacher: Ioana Stancut March 2013
  • 2. What is sustainability?Sustainability is the capability of satisfying peoples needs without irreversibly damaging the natural resources at disposal for the future.There are 3 different dimensions of sustainability: environmental, economic and social.
  • 3. About the project• Mission into the Future (MF) draws together a community of 11 schools with a common interest in global sustainability. The large team has been exploring 3 main topics: environment, economics and society.• Our detailed 2 year plan: - Year 1 - What are the causes and impact of global warming? Introduction into the problems and issues surrounding global warming and exploration of renewable energy sources. - Year 2 - What will my future role as a European citizen be? In depth study of the challenges facing each country and the political approach explored by each.
  • 4. Project Objectives• Our objectives are to enhance our students learning through:- a heightened sense of responsibility for a sustainable future- opportunities for friendship, cooperation and cultural understanding between European students- improve communication and presentation skills through the extensive use of the information and communication technologies- recognize the value of European citizens spirit of integration and cooperation by embracing the diversity of multi-cultural societies and socially integrating young people from different countries- building the following attitudes: tolerance, mutual understanding and empathy- improve language skills and specialist vocabulary related to sciences, environment, technology, arts and politics- introduce and promote cross-curricular activities
  • 5. 11 Countries involved:• Turkey– coordinator• Romania• United Kingdom• Netherlands• Portugal• Poland• Greece• Germany• Italy• Latvia• France
  • 6. Project Meetings:- Germany, Syke (Bremen) – November 2012- Greece, Drama (Macedonia) – February 2013- United Kingdom, Liverpool – April 2013- Italy, Napoli – November 2013- Netherlands, Driehuis (North Sea coast) – February 2014- Turkey, Silivri (Istanbul) – April 2014We estimated that more than 1500 students and teachers will take part and will contribute in this project. From Romania only there will be 146 people.
  • 7. Work Programme for 2012 - 2013• September 2012 – Getting to • November 2012 - Project know you activities: Preparation Meeting in Syke of “Comenius Corner” in each (Bremen), Germany. partner school. Power-point presentation giving information • December 2012 - Making of the about individual institution and Solar cooker by pupils; Setting up local geographical an e-Twinning project platform. situation, including many photos. • January 2012 - Experimenting• October 2012 – Website creation with the solar cooker – Recording of “Mission into the Future” and with results in the form of preparation of logo competition. photographs etc.
  • 8. • April / May 2013 – Project Meeting in Liverpool, United Kingdom.• February 2013 – Project Presentation of the above work in Meeting in Drama the form of Power Point by pupils. (Macedonia), Greece. Visit to wind farm followed by active research into wind power• March 2013 - Pupils visit wind- including wind surfing, sailing, kite or biomass or any other power building, development of scientific plants and they make videos understanding of transference of and photographs. According to energy. their knowledge and available material they prepare models • June 2013 – Working on the or paintings of a wind/biomass common questionnaire about power plant. recycling process and recycled materials in each partner school.
  • 9. Project Meeting in Syke , Germany 12 – 14 November 2012• What did we do there?On the first day ambassadors pupils presented their countries, areas and schools.
  • 10. Logo contest
  • 11. Official meeting with the local authorities , where the winners of the logo competition were announced
  • 12. We visited the host school - GTS 2001, Ganztagsschule Syke - Haupt- und Realschule.
  • 13. Sightseeing tour of the historical centre of Bremen
  • 14. Attending a workshop where the German teacher showed us how to make a solar cooker and the way we can use it.
  • 15. One of the most interesting activities we did was the visit to the Werner Stadium in Bremen. Why was it so special ? Because its roof is almost completely covered in solar panels. The energy resulted is used for the needs of a big part of the city.
  • 16. Solar Panels -Werner Bremen Stadium
  • 17. These are images from the study visit to the AWG recycling plant
  • 18. Project Meeting in Drama, Greece 26 – 28 February 2013• If in Germany we dealt with the environmental dimension of sustainability, in Greece we had the first chance to get acquainted with the social and cultural dimension too.• On the first day we visited the 6th Secondary School of Drama …
  • 19. The Greek students presented their school and a detailed schedule of the meeting…
  • 20. Visit to the ancient theatre of Filippoi(social-cultural sustainability) … It was here that we began to know who is who; we had some “getting to know you” activities, all of us at the beginning and then only the students.
  • 21. Solar cookersAll the partners presented the way they understood to build and use a solar cooker Romania Italy Germany Turkey Latvia
  • 22. Romanian Solar cooker Melted chocolate
  • 23. Visit to Alistrati Cave(ecotourism and environmental sustainability) On the meadow near the cave the students played the “human knot” and other funny games which helped them know each other better.
  • 24. Tour in a natural wetland of Drama – Santa Barbara (social-cultural sustainability)
  • 25. Visit at the Social Solidarity Clinic of Drama (social-political sustainability)Economic crisis in Greece is a result of a long periodof political alienation. Citizens have been feeling that laws were broken down, political decisions were unclear and unpredictable, and that they could not affect the actions of the government. Social Solidarity Clinic is a self-organized initiative that resists to the austerity and inhuman measures imposed by the Greek government and the IMF.
  • 26. On the last day, we had outdooractivities: we enjoyed a walk onthe river (Nestos) bank and we played environmental and solidarity games.
  • 27. Students learning how todance sirtòs, a traditional Greek dance.
  • 28. Warm – up game
  • 29. Group photo for students
  • 30. We’ll get back to you with more interestingthings about “Mission into the Future”!!! Thank you for your attention!