Staff training in Aversa
Our Erasmus project is about the Angevin dynasty, especially how it was present in the participating countries: France, Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Poland. Due to the pandemic, we had to postpone its first LTT activity, a staff training, by several months, but finally we managed to organise it in June 2021. Before that, we had “met” several times online, but we were all looking forward to travelling and meeting each other in person.
We spent 5 days in the Italian city of Aversa, not far from Naples. Two teachers came from each school to discuss the details of the project, such as dates, accommodation and ideas for activities. From Poli the two delegates were Miklós Gerencsér and Hanga Várhelyi.
The meeting allowed the participating teachers to learn about eTwinning and to set up a teachers’ manual for the student exchanges and after-school workshops. We discussed how to prepare students and their families for the mobilities, the activities and workshops, including pre-assignments for students, and methods used during the exchanges, how to organize the TwinSpace in pages and sub-pages and the evaluation and dissemination activities. The teachers also started to set up communication tools on Facebook, Instagram and eTwinning.
Moreover, the meeting gave the participants the opportunity to visit some Angevin local sites connected to the project’s main topic.As we were quite efficient, we had time to discover the area and learn about the history of the kingdom of Naples as well as some ancient history. We visited the old city in Aversa and Naples where we found a real Southern Italian ambiance. We also travelled to the archaeological site of Cuma where the first Greek settlers set foot in 750 BC.
It was a very enjoyable trip, not only because we managed to arrange the most important questions about the project but because of the beautiful Italian sights. This way we will be able to provide unforgettable experiences for our students in each of the 5 participating countries. We are looking forward to travelling with our students!