In March 2019, the partner schools met again, this time in the UK, to develop the MELT project. This mobility included, once more, the transnational project meeting, the second staff training event and the second pupils’ exchange.
Once again, the first day was dedicated to visiting the host school, Hillview School for Girls. Teachers were hosted by students from the school who showed them the classrooms, the halls, the different buildings, and the services while explaining the organization of the school. By this time, all the participating students were already with their hosts, attending classes and taking part in a normal school day at Hillview.
The teachers participating in the staff training event had the chance to attend different classes and focus on the teaching processes and methods used in this school focused mainly on Arts and Literature.
The coordinators of the project worked together in several sessions in order to continue the development of the project, creating a vision of what this project can bring to the European teachers.
All teacher participants had the chance to attend a workshop by Ms. Rachel Blackmore. Ms. Claudia Sabatano also continued the workshop on teaching and learning models.
In this mobility, it was time to choose the winning logo for the project. Between the first and second mobilities, students from the participating countries were invited to create, with the help of their Art teachers, the official logo for the project. Each country took the best ones they produced and the choice was made. It was a difficult choice because some of them were very good, but in the end, these were the two finalists. The winning logo was created by an Italian student from primary school. It is now going to be restyled in order to get full quality to be used in our official documents.
The students and also the teachers had the chance to do a cultural trip to London, more specifically to Canary Wharf, Greenwich and to visit the Cutty Sark. It was a lovely afternoon spent in an area almost none of the participants had visited yet.
As for food, all students loved their British food experience and some families went all the way to be able to provide their guests with amazing experiences, taking them to diners and out bowling. The teachers had the chance to try typical British food as well as international cuisines.
The next mobility will be in May in Serpa, Portugal, and we are all looking forward to letting our hearts MELT in Serpa.