Visits


Schedule of the visit to Greece


Visiting Greece, Visiting Elefsina April 2011






Nos vamos pa GévoraTeacher: Sofia Panagiotopoulou



Schedule of the visit to SpainTeacher: Mª José Monago Vizcaino





Visiting Gévora - October 2011







Comenius Visit in Spain - October 2011A video that includes some of the best moments of the visit of our Comenius partners to Spain together with a tour of the places we visited.Teachers: Beatriz Méndez Pavón & Mª Teresa García Hernández.




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VISIT TO SWEDENNEWSLETTER 1Willi BreuerCoordinator of the Comenius project
Hello,
Dear travelling students,

we have still a month to go before we start our trip to Sweden.
This is a newsletter with some basic information about Sweden and Eskilstuna.

Sweden

Have a look at the map of Europe.
Sweden forms part of Skandinavia and with 450 000 square kilometres it is Western Europe’s third largest country; just compare it to Spain and Greece: Spain with 506 000 qkm is only slightly bigger than Sweden whereas Greece with 131 000 qkm is a relatively small country.
Sweden is not much populated: only 9 million people live there.

Eskilstuna and Torshälla

Our partner school is “Gökstensskolan”. It is situated in a small idyllic town called “Torshälla”. Its history dates back to medieval ages. There is an old church and an old town hall in the centre and visitors find the typical Swedish wooden houses and cobblestone streets very attractive.

Torshälla is situated on Lake Mälaren just north of Eskilstuna – an important town with 96 000 residents of which Torshälla forms part. Eskilstuna is only 117 km from Stockholm, the lovely capital city of Sweden.

The region is called “Svealand” and the county within this region is called “Sörmland”.
There are lots of interesting and picturesque towns in this region. Have a look in the internet on places like Mariefred and Trosa.

Weather and temperature

When we arrive it will be spring time in Sweden, but we will not expect warm weather until May. Eskilstuna has a cool temperate climate: summers are warm and winters are cold with rain falling in every season. The average temperature for April is 10º C degrees.

So be prepared for all weather. You can use a “layer” system so that clothes can be removed easily to prevent overheating, or added, if it turns chilly.

Use strong shoes, waterproof garments and a woolly jersey (sweater). It will be needed.
Ah – and do not forget your umbrella.

Communication

The official language is Swedish. But foreign guests are not expected to speak Swedish. You normally will be addressed in English. The Swedes generally speak very good English. You will notice that most English and American films are presented on TV in the original version with Swedish subtitles.

If you are interested in the Swedish language there are small practical guides available on the book market and which do not cost much money. They usually contain simple questions and answers about daily life, holiday, eating and drinking, shopping, free time and health. They help you with the pronounciation and there isnormally a small dictionary included.

Customs

Swedes are very polite. You will often hear the expression “ Var sa god” (pronounced vahsh-o goot); it roughly approximates the word “please”, but it is used more frequently. You will also notice that the word for thank you “tack” is often used. So you will be well advised to make more frequent use of “Var sa god” and “tack”.

As a guest in a Swedish home, particularly in the countryside, it is not uncommon to remove your shoes and put on some slippers before entering the living area.

At lunch or dinner table avoid sipping your drink before he or she makes the toast, “Skol”, which you should answer in return. It is a traditional ritual.

Currency

The currency in Sweden is not the Euro, it is the “krona”. Sweden was very expensive, but with the devaluing of the “krona” in recent years, costs for travellers are not as high as in the past; at any rate, the simple joys of fresh air, landscape and culture are among the least extravagant and most rewarding pleasures available to visitors.

Health

Make sure you have the European health card or a form – E111 – which gives you access to medical attendance in case of illness or emergency.

Information

For more information use the following websites:

www.visit-sweden.com
www.stockholmtown.se
www.sormland.se/turism
www.eskilstuna.nu
www.eskilstuna.se/torshalla
www.mariedred.se
www.trosa.com

I will come back to you with another newsletter next week.

Until then – Best wishes
And bye,

Willi BreuerCoordinator of the Comenius project

Videoconference 30/03/2012
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On our way to Sweden:
by Sofia Panagiotopoulou















During our stay in SwedenAre we in Sweden?



Programme for 19-26 AprilVisit to Torshälla, Sweden
Thursday 19/4
Arrival and arrangement of accommodation.
- The Greek group arrives at around 17.15
- The Spanish group arrives at around 20.00

Friday 20/4
School day that starts at 8.30 in the assembly hall.
Comenius-students work at collating and preparing final presentations of the project and visit classes.
Teacher’s conference to coordinate the final work on “Sharing Past, Present and Future”.
18.00 – 23.00 Welcome dinner with entertainment

Saturday 21/4
Guided tours of Eskilstuna and Torshälla.
Own time for visitors

Sunday 22/4
Visit to Sågarsvedet, a summer camp-site outside Eskistuna with outdoor activities such as pentathlon and canoeing and an early Midsummer’s feast. Bus from Gökstensskloan at 10.00 and back at about 17.30.

Monday 23/4
Visit to Stockholm with cultural and recreational activities.
Train from Eskilstuna at 8 o’clock and back in Eskilstuna at 20.00.

Tuesday 24/4
Outdoor activities / sports day together with the whole school; a choice of different sports and activities. The Swedish pupils will contact their
guests to find out what activity he or she wants to take part in.

Wednesday 25/4
Visits to ParkenZoo, the local zoo and spare time.
Bowling and dinner in the evening.

Thursday 26/4
Departure day. Activities decided by visiting staff and pupils together with the hosts.