In our school, we have two Erasmus+ projects. One of them is the TEAM project, or Together Everyone Achieves More. Five schools, situated in Germany, Scotland, Estonia, Hungary and Belgium work together across the borders to picture what the school of the future should look like. Didactical aspects as well as ecology are the key focus in this project and the aim for our school is to incorporate the newfound ideas of the project into our new school building. The participating schools are: Tartu - Hugo Treffner Gymnasium (Estonia) Schelklingen – Urspringschule (Germany) Boedapest - Xántus János Két Tanítási Nyelvű Gyakorló Középiskola (Hungary) Thornhill - Wallace Hall Academy (Scotland) Heilig-Hartcollege Waregem (Belgium)
Tuesday 11th of October
In the morning we stood up early to get to school. As always we went by public transport. Having a car here is not necessary, and that helps the feeling of freedom. Everybody of all ages can get wherever they have to go in this busy city. Once at school we started our project, we went in the streets and filmed multiple things. We didn't only want the viewer to see that we had a good time, we also wanted to make them feel the marvelous atmosphere in the city. We did it with shots of ourselves in the old city center. In the afternoon we went to a World War 2 hospital. You instantly get a cold feeling thinking about the cruelties that took place There. After this we wanted it to sink in a bit and went to eat traditional Hungarian food: lángos.
Wednesday 12th of October
Today we started with our projectwork. We were allowed to go to the library to practice our roleplay which we have to present in front of the students. Our project work is about the do's and dont's of a job interview. After lunch we went to the parlement of Hungary. It is the 2nd biggest one in Europe after the House of Lords in London. The tour within the parlement was very interesting because we saw the crown of Hungary. It's called the Szent Korona, at that same moment we saw the change of guards. The change was very small and simple but it was a nice experience. It was really nice to do something like this. The parlement itself is like a castle and the inside of it is magnificent. There are so many decorations. It is certainly something we can advise other people to go visit. After the visit we were free and we went for a walk in Budapest with our exchange students.
The Belgian delegation
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