Comenius Project 1st Mobility – Poland- 24th to 27th October BREAKING STEREOTYPES
Comenius partners Hungary Poland Portugal Spain Estonia Italy
Estonia Hungary Spain Italy Poland Portugal
Surface : 92.391 Km
Official Language : Portuguese
Currency : Euro
Administrative divisions: 18 districts and 2 autonomous regions
National holiday: 10 th June, Portugal Day also called Camões Day
Government type: Parliamentary democracy
President: Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Prime Minister: Pedro Passos Coelho
Independence : 5th October 1143 (Treaty of Zamora: Kingdom of Portugal is recognized)
COUNTRIES WHERE PORTUGUESE IS SPOKEN
Our city Maia
Maia Municipality: - is located in the north of Portugal - is about 83 km2 - includes 17 parishes - comprises 140,859 inhabitants (2008)
Maia’s past Maia was a fertile land with a rich agriculture and supplied the city of Porto with many basic products such as food or linen used to make sails for the many boats that departed from Porto’s harbour.
Maia has lost much of its rural character and become the most important industrial area of the region. It is also a modern urban space with a lot of sport, cultural, and other leisure facilities. Local policies have been putting a special emphasis on health and quality of life promotion as a way to prove the old “maiato” folk saying: Just smile, you’re in Maia. Maia’s present
Maia town hall Mayor: António Bragança Fernandes View of the city Statue of Gonçalo Mendes da Maia
E.B. 2/3 da Maia, is a school for 2 nd and 3 rd cycles. We have more than 1140 students and about 230 teachers. The school is named after Gonçalo Mendes da Maia, a military commander. Our school
Our school is big, cozy and modern but there are some old buildings too. We have many green spaces where we can play and a greenhouse. There is also a stadium and some tennis courts near the school.
We study Math, Portuguese, History, Geography, Science, Physics ₰ Chemistry, Physical Education and Art and we have many clubs and extra activities.
School lessons are 90/45 minutes long and we have one hour lunch break. In our school we can learn three different languages: English, Spanish and French .
Schools belonging to Gonçalo Mendes da Maia group of schools EB1/JI do SOBREIRO EB1/JI da MAIA EB1/JI CIDADE JARDIM EB123 da MAIA EB1/JI de CURRAIS EB1 de CAVADAS
School year Terms Beginning End 1 st 9th September 16th December 2 nd 3rd January 23rd March 3rd 10th April 8th June (9th form) 15th June Holidays Dates 1 st From 19th December to 2nd January 2 nd From 20th to 22nd February 3 rd From 26th March to 9th April
Basic education : 1st cycle ( 4 years) - single teacher / assisted by others
The education is universal, compulsory and free, with a duration of twelve years Portuguese educational system
International Comedy Festival October
Our brass bands
Folk dancing groups The Folk Dancing Group of Moreira da Maia The Folk Dancing Group of Gemunde The Folk Dancing Group of Folgosa
Folk dance costumes Working outfits
Folk dance costumes Ceremonial outfits
Historical and Ethnographycal Museum of Maia It documents Maia’s history and culture and also exhibits long and short temporary collections. Auto Museum of Maia It has about 120 Classic Cars on permanent display.
Maia Zoo It houses over 600 animals of 200 different species and offers the best reptile house in all of Portugal. There is also an exciting and fun Seal Show that lasts for about an hour.
Maia parks Parque de Avioso Parque de Nossa Senhora do Bom Despacho Parque das Fontes
Maia churches Nª Sª do Bom Despacho 18th century Nª Sª da Guadalupe 17th century Águas Santas 11th 12th centuries Convent of S. Salvador 17th century
Convent – Moreira da Maia Old Chapel Avioso
Casa do Corim Águas Santas 10 (Maia Transportes) QUINTA DA GRANJA Águas Santas 61 (STCP), 10 (Maia Transportes) Manor Houses
Quinta dos Cónegos Maia Metro (Parque, Fórum), TUM e 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 25, 27, 30, 35 (Maia Transportes) Quinta da Boavista, Rua Conselheiro Maia Metro (Fórum),TUM e 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 25, 27, 30, 35 (Maia Transportes)
Quinta do Mosteiro Moreira da Maia 54, 87(STCP), 14 e 20 (Maia Transportes) Casa da Quinta Nogueira 18, 25 e 30 (Maia Transportes)
River houses Milheirós 11, 30 (Maia Buses ) CASAL Nogueira TUM, 18, 25 e 30 (Maia Buses) Rural Houses