From the 3rd to 7th of February, 8 year 8 students went to Italy as part of a Comenius Partnership: Jaqueline Haworth, Megane Brindle-Beech, Casey Robinson, Tia Darlington, Tia Ikpoh, Hannah Reid, Eve Hargreaves and Lewis Ashworth. The students were accompanied by Miss Coy and Mr Charruau. The schools in the Comenius project are from Turkey, Norway, France, Italy, German and Daca in England. In Italy, in February, we met with students and teachers from Norway and Turkey. We went to a small town called Orvieto, north Rome. Our students stayed with families and had a great time with the Italian children. We spent some time in their school, attending lessons and we went to Rome on Wednesday 5th of February. We visited the old town of Orvieto and some surrounding villages. Our students were brilliant and it was fantastic to see them having so much fun with the Italian children.

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1. Mr Charruau wrote:
In this partnership we are working with schools in Germany, France, Italy, Norway and Turkey. From Monday the 3rd of February we are meeting in Italy with our partners from Norway and Turkey. The project aims at presenting influential people from our respective area. Please feel free to blog.

Fri, January 31, 2014 @ 2:50 PM

2. Guy Hargreaves wrote:
Come siete tutti?

Hope you all had a good journey to Italy and that you are all enjoying your first night's stay with your host families.

Godetevi il vostro soggiorno!

Mon, February 3, 2014 @ 10:20 PM

3. Mr. L. Charruau wrote:
Although it was a very early start, the journey went very well. We arrived in Orvieto at 16.43 and the hosting families welcomed us. We, then, all met at the school around 6 pm where we had a little party: pizzas and singing. Eve was very brave and spontaneously spoke in front the whole assembly to thank them for their welcoming. I am very impressed with our students as they easily mixed with the Italian students and went off happily with their families.
It is brilliant to meet again with our partners.

Mon, February 3, 2014 @ 10:37 PM

4. Mr. L. Charruau wrote:
We are all fine but just a bit tired. We all met in the old town of Orvieto this morning and we spent the morning visiting. We spent some time in the cathedral before heading back to school for lunch. The students attended a science lesson this afternoon from 2.15 pm to 4.15 pm. The science teacher was extremely impressed with Eve who stood in front of the class and spoke about fossils. The day started very early for our students as the school day starts at 8.15 am and some were collected by the school bus at 7.30 am. Miss Coy and myself are really proud of our students: they communicate a lot with the Italians students, have a good laugh with them and show maturity and independence. Well done to all of them! Again, they went off happily with their hosting families tonight.

Tue, February 4, 2014 @ 4:14 PM

5. Janet Reid wrote:
Lovely to hear that you're all enjoying yourselves! It's an amazing opportunity that the students have been given and I'm sure they'll appreciate and remember it forever more. Have a wonderful time in Rome tomorrow and enjoy the rest of your week. See you all soon.

Tue, February 4, 2014 @ 4:53 PM

6. Nicky Hargreaves wrote:
Lovely to see the photographs of Orvieto. It looks very beautiful and much less rainy than Darwen. Looking forward to seeing some photos of Rome.

Wed, February 5, 2014 @ 1:56 PM

7. Miss J Coy wrote:
Hi everyone,
Can't believe we're at the mid-way point already - time is going so fast here! The team has had a fantastic time in Rome today surrounded by such rich history, architecture and culture. The students were very confident and independent; enjoying paying for things in euros, ordering food and haggling for bargains. I hope you will be inspired by our (amateur) photography! What was so fantastic for myself and Mr. Charruau was after a long and at some points tense journey home (the metro at rush hour!!!), the Italian families where waiting at the train station with big smiles and our students literally ran from the platform to them, giving everyone big hugs and chatting animatedly about their day - the Italian way, it's contagious.
The only bad thing about our day in one of the most amazing cities in the world was the weather, that's right, we brought the rain with us. Only a light shower however and not enough to dampen our spirits.
Looking forward to tomorrow in schools, we will update again soon.
All the best,
Miss Coy

Wed, February 5, 2014 @ 6:31 PM

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