|In October 26th-31st 2013 the first international meeting was organized by teachers Liene Juhnevska, Olga Krukovska, Julia Kovalova and Jelena Beketova. It took place at Riga Zolitude Grammar School, Riga (Latvia). During the meeting the project participants worked on the themes ‘Education and Career’, ‘Changing Jobs – Easy or Difficult?’, ‘Dream and Reality in Professional Life’. The programme was focused on jobs related to History and Politics. After getting acquainted with host families we met at school and had an exciting excursion around school, observing lessons and meeting Latvian students.
A workshop on the theme ‘Education and Career’involved everybody in analysis of different universities
programme contents in order to decide which programme is more efficient for specific purposes.
Students were provided with the information about real programmes available in different countries of the world. They made personal profiles and posters about the survey results, shared opinions and worked on different famous people real life stories in making the right decision about the future. The students also watched a video about the history of Latvia, worked with interactive materials about political parties and analyse the political and economic situation of the state. Latvian students (Maria, Jekaterina, Valerija, Artur, Alexander) prepared a guide excursion around Riga.
Project participants visited Baltic International Academy, met the professors and a programme director. The programme director told the students how different educational programmes are made and what criteria they use to make the programmes efficient. The students had a chance to attend Riga City Hall, sit on the chairs of the politicians and feel like deputies asking the questions. Each country organized the materials from the mobility and published their reflections and workshop materials sharing the experiences they gained with school mates on the website of the project.
In one week’s time everybody got closer to each other, became friends hopefully for the rest of their lives!