March 31th: Granville day 5 / It’s only a “goodbye”… See you soon!

Today we surfed on the big day of yesterday (it ended with a reception by the Town hall and then an evening with the host families at school), while continuing the discovery of each other.

In the morning, the foreign students attended the classes of their French peers. Meanwhile, the Polish and Greenlandic adults shared their morning: observation of the classes in France, then coordination meeting to adjust the calendars together and define the tasks of the end of the year, start preparing the one of next year …

At noon, everyone found themselves in the courtyard to see how each one had progressed in the learning of the respective dances. Many other Malraux students also participated in “the great Madison”. From the memory of André Malraux, never has the friday “active breack” (a french importation of a Polish idea) been so frequented!

After lunch we had an appointment… with Greenland! It was in the Chausey room, which could accommodate the maximum number of people. Here the pupils of all the delegations were able to exchange with their friends currently in Saattut, 500km north of the Arctic Circle!

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In the early afternoon, the adults finished what they had to do while the young people left to make their last turn in town: departure tomorrow morning after evening in the families.

Last but not least: these meetings are only a starting point, hope you will soon see again our youth in the Granville’s streets.

See you soon and thank you all!

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Greenland Day 4 – Aluu ! Hi !

Thanks for the pictures, we are so impressed to see  you managed to download so many   on the blog ! Not the same for us ! So nice to see you all together and out  in the open, just like us !

Another great evening last night : after our short hiking  trip (only 72 meter high  !), we enjoyed activities at school, we made pancakes (without any eggs !) and today, we attended lessons and visited the fish factory. Huge fish…..And we Skyped with you, guys ! Polish, Greenlandic, French and a bit of English…

Tonight is party time, with students, their parents and teachers : we will get to try typical dishes , we can not wait and are very excited ! We will let you know about it !

Enjoy  time left with your partners ! Have a lovely weekend !

Sorry for yesterday s  typing mistakes !

Greenland Day 4

Soirée à l’école pour les plus grands : crêpes (sans œufs ! Plus d’oeufs congelés et encore moins d’oeufs frais!).

Ce matin, dès 8 h,nous avons assisté aux cours : peu d’élèves par classe, bien sûr et récré dans la neige ! Et Skype avec Granville, avec 4 heures de décalage horaire, mission accomplie ! Nous étions tous dans un petit bureau, pas de vidéo projecteur ni de salle Chausey équipée de réseau  à Saattut mais…we did it ! Puis visite de l’usine de poissons : les pêcheurs utilisent les lignes en ce moment et ce jusqu’à la fonte.

Ce soir, nous allons goûter du narval, du phoque et autres plats typiques : soirée élèves, professeurs et parents,en petit comité et pour fêter NIOS.

Bon weekend bien mérité à tous, profitez bien des correspondants ! Pour nous, ce sera pêche, moto neige et chiens de traîneau.

 

29 MARCH 2017 WEDNESDAY FRANCE DAY 3

On Wednesday our delegation was split in two international groups. The first one went to Special Needs School ( IME -HENRY WALLON) . This school also takes part in Erasmus + project .Nature is our Strength. There are 70 students , this is the place where they learn many helpful skills, they plan some flowers and vegetables in the greenhouse and in the surroundings We got many beautiful flowers which we planted in Andre Malraux . Inside and outside the school two wooden benches were prepared. We planted our flowers there and decorated them with painted flags of cooperating countries. The final effect was not only stunning but also satisfying.

The second group was working on international brochure in the IT lab. There were four groups and had to make one brochure in three languages. We already had all information and pictures we needed . Each group had their own idea and created different brochure with the same topic. Finally we got printed brochures from all of the groups. After work at school we spent the rest of the day with our hosting families , many of us went to amazing new places.

March 30th: Granville day 4 / Water,sand,sun … and a wild dance on the beach

Today, the Polish and Greenlandic delegations, the 4F class and the IME students took the bus at 8 am to observe a natural phenomenon. At the salt areas of Saint-Martin de Bréhal, the sea covers the road and meadows on this day of high tide. This road is called the “submersive” road. When we got to the deck, we had a few minutes to put our boots on, then the water went up and we went back to the parking as it covered the road and meadows gradually.

We were numerous, so we then made two groups to follow our guides of the “Avril” association. We took a walk in the haven of La Vanlée to discover the different elements and observe the birds; The guides were accompanied by ornithological volunteers who had brought binoculars. The guides also explained the phenomena of the tides, to the granvillais but especially to our visitors. But we had all already seen the force of nature with the water swirling a little earlier in the morning. We have seen goose geese with a pale belly; In a few months they will not be there anymore but in Greenland! We also saw gulls and a cormorant.

Arriving at the sea under the dune, the Poles and a few others began to dance barefoot in the sand and the guides and teachers took a little time before gathering everyone for the return.

At 1pm, after games of balloons, we had lunch at the PEP of Bréhal with everyone mixed at the different tables.

After the meal, we went down to the beach for a challenge on the sand: in groups of 5-6, we had to reproduce a large rosette on the sand, with two sticks and a rope. We had a very good day and we were very lucky because it was very nice all day.

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Francja Dzien 2- French Day 2

TUESDAY 28 MARCH 2017

Today we started the day with an  Art workshops. First we made ready Mandalas colorful than we created our own Mandala connected with the nature. Before and after this work we had some relaxing  instructions.  Our works  were all different just like we are but original and interesting.  After having lunch we went to visit  horse stable in Sain-Lo. It is one of the most famous stable and horse center. Our guide told us the history of this place , then he showed us a few breeds of horses and explained their  origin. Then we had the opportunity to see how the smith put the new shoes on a horse foot it was something new for us. In the afternoon some of us went with our host families on Mount Saint Michel. It is an old monastery set on water.Another great , unforgetable day….

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Greenland Day 3

Another beautiful day ! Sunny, a bit cloudy.

Ambre went dog sledding yesterday ! With ten young dogs.How fun, and quiet, and magic ! But they will tell you all about it later, when Anne has tried it too.No pictures yet…Try to imagine ….

We all went hiking today to Saattut summit ! Nice walk, nice view, nice buns Greenlandic students had baked the week before. Nice picture at the top ( say ‘fromaaage’ and they all   did !, nice bingo game back at school, everyone heping each other.Tonight, we’ll meet again at school : for a meal and for games and other activities.

Hope you are having a great time, just like we are…Nature is our strength, it sure is ! And getting together is the key…The girls will write the French part soon, be patient !

The A team !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francja Dzien Pierwszy- France Day 1

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MONDAY 27 MARCH 2017

Today morning we visited the school of our French friends. First we went to observe the sea and the coast before the outflow. It is really unusual that the tide repeats every six hours in this part of France. After that we had a hot chocolate in the school canteen. We also took part in active break on the school yard, off course we made it a little longer. In the afternoon we had city game competition. There were  groups and we got the maps. Our goal was to visit all of the  remarked places, make some notes and take pictures. It was quite challenging . Nobody got lost 😉

We had a great day and hope tomorrow will be the same. This place is amazing!

March 29th: Granville day3 / More green in the school together and work on our common multilingual “brochures”

Today 8 Polish pupils and the delegates of the 5B, 4F went by bus at the “IME”, which is Granville’s special needs children institut. Mr Caresmel, a professor at the IME, explained us who is the staff to help students in difficulty. We then visited some parts of the building such as the educators’ class (to learn everyday life, to be autonomous: not to read or write).

The school is named Henry Wallon who is a doctor of psychology: he has created systems adapted for children with special needs.

Students can not be more than 6 in a class, chosen according to their needs, to avoid being deconcentrated on the work.

Even if it is really different work, the teacher sometimes puts the students in groups to encourage them.

There are currently 73 students between the ages of 5 and 20.

The class will soon leave for a stay in Brecey. To finance these activities, students organize sales of cakes or chocolates. By cooking and creating their posters, they develop their knowledge.

Afterwards we went to see the educational garden. In it there were onions and potatoes. The names of the plants were written in French, Polish and English.

Then two IME students showed us to the greenhouse. They grow tomatoes, potimarrons, cabbage, salad, leeks, potatoes, zucchinis and strawberries. In addition to growing these plants, they sow seeds, cut hedges and mow the lawn. In exchange they do sailing and horseback riding.

Then we took the plants and we went back to school and made 3 groups:

  • To plant the jasmine near the gate
  • To decorate the bench with the flags of the project Erasmus +
  • To vegetate the outer bench.

Alice, Lisa, Tristan et Quentin

We liked this morning because we did team work; each of the three teams was formed with two Polish pupils, one Greenlandic pupil and two French pupils. We have been working on the Erasmus + brochures on sustainable development in our respective regions.

We met each other, Poles, Greenlanders and French. This improves our ability to communicate in English. For about 3 hours we worked on computers from documents that our classes had translated into all the project languages in previous months.

Then we printed the brochures as a draft in A4 format. Then we will check them and print them in final format to make posters.

Mateo, Camellya, Dorian, Lou

Jestesmy na Grenlandii -We are in Greenland.

Sattut to przepiekne miejsce na ziemii, prawie na koncu swiata. Mamy ogromne szczescie tu byc  i doswiadczyc niesamowitych wrazen. Lot samolotem, helikopterem, przejazdzka skuterem snieznym, nieznany jezyk grenlandzki, lowienie ryb w przereblu, bardzo mili ludzie, nowi przyjaciele  –  to wsystko w ciagu tylko trzech dni. Napiszemy jeszcze z podrozy.  Serdecznie pozdrawiamy: Julia, Szymon, p. Edyta i p. Beata.

Wednesday : today we went back and lifted the lines : lots of fish ! Cod fish, red haddock and so on. We tasted it raw , Ambre was very brave ! Then we came back to school to cut it out and let it dry out in the sun or freeze it. This afternoon, we are going to visit the fish factory. It was cloudy this morning bit it cleared out and it is another beautiful and sunny day….

Aujourd hui, nous avons retire les lignes, nettoye les poissons ; certains secheront dehors, d autres seront congeles et seront servis en juin, lors d une fete avec parents et enfants dans les montagnes.

Bonne journee a tous !

The French party

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March 28: Granville day2 / Coloring whales and discovering horses

This morning our foreign friends and students of 5B were able to enjoy an artistic workshop led by two women: about forty pupils of 3 nationalities in the same space, standing with eyes closed at first, then the eye, the hand, some colors, air, breathing and that’s it. Mandala. 3h of artistic practice “to connect with the energies of nature”. The supervisors had planned drawing connected with our common theme of work, and we began by putting color on sea animals before making our own motives.

After lunch at the college, let’s go to the “horse center” of Saint-Lô, formerly “Haras National de Saint-Lô”. One hour by bus and we find ourselves in the heart of a famous historical site of the region, internationally renowned for the equine sector. While the guide explains the history of the studs since the kings’age to today, Orpheus comes to greet us. It is a “ Selle Français” stallion mounted by the stud horseman. Then we attended the shoeing of a big Norman Cob. The center of Saint-Lô is above all dedicated to sport horses. From the war to the slaughter, after a sad evolution, the breeding of work horses today has new prospects with horse-drawn travel in few touristic areas, and even school bus in a town of the region.