Enjoy and Learn with 4C

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From March 14 to 18, 2022, we held the fourth meeting of our 4C’s: Learning 4 Tomorrow project. Entitled Enjoy and Learn with 4C, this was a Short-term exchange of groups of pupils that brought together students and teachers from Spain, Italy, Turkey, Portugal, Finland and Lithuania.

En un lugar de la Mancha…

The meeting took place in Pedro Muñoz, Spain, and was organized by our friends at CEIP Maestro Juan de Ávila. This was the resumption of meetings involving students, after the stop due to the pandemic.

The welcome ceremony, held at the Cuna del Mayo Manchego, was made up of Pedro Muñoz’s anthem along with seguidillas and fandangos, as well as a small concert given by the “Petronilo Serrano” Municipal School of Music.

There was also the delivery of credentials by the director of the school, Montserrat Muñoz, and the coordinator of the project, Matea Muñoz.

After the ceremonial welcome, the participants returned to the CEIP Maestro Juan de Ávila facilities, where teachers and students were conducting a workshop on handling castanets and traditional dances.

Then all the participants were received in the Plenary Hall of the Pedro Muñoz City Council, by the mayor, Carlos Ortiz.

This project is an opportunity to exchange values and knowledge that contribute to the culture of understanding and communication, so necessary today, thus laying the foundations in the smallest, to a society that should never be based on warlike confrontation as is happening in places like Ukraine, but above all in Peace, learning from the different cultures what is positive about them, even in the differences between them.

Carlos Ortiz, Mayor of Pedro Muñoz

The rest of the day all made a visit to tourist locations of Pedro Muñoz, such as the second most important collection of Quixotes in the world, the “Quijote Box”, and the Centro de Interpretación de los Humedales.

On the second day, in the morning, there was a work session between the teachers, the project tree was planted and there was a gymkhana between the students from the different countries and those from the host school. In the afternoon, all partners visited the mills of the neighboring town of Campo de Criptana, protagonists of the battle of giants, of the most international Cervantine work.

In the afternoon, all partners visited the windmills of the neighboring town of Campo de Criptana, protagonists of the battle of giants, of the most international Cervantine work.

The third day was focused on the cultural visit to Toledo in the morning.

Toledo

known as “the imperial city” for having been the main seat of the court of Carlos I and also as “the city of the three cultures“, for having been populated for centuries by Christians, Jews and Muslims.

In the afternoon, the participants visited the castle of Consuegra and the existing windmills nearby.

The fourth day was of visit of another CEIP María Luisa Cañas that also participates in Erasmus+ program.

Next, the “birthplace” of Dulcinea, the neighboring town of El Toboso, was visited. There was also the opportunity to attend a guided and interactive tour, visit the Cervantes Museum and the Museo de Humor Gráfico de Dulcinea. In the afternoon, there was a local tour of the historical heritage of Pedro Muñoz, such as the Harinera or the Casa-Palacio de los Menaut, among others, as well as a visit to Bodegas San Isidro.

The day ended with the gala dinner that brought together all the participants. There were moments of great animation and interaction, culminating with the delivery of certificates and small souvenirs.

On the fifth and last day, the participants visited the Lagunas de Ruidera and the Cueva de Montesinos and performed activities such as kayaking, rock climbing and archery shooting.

This was an unforgettable visit, with a lot of history and culture, filled with many emotions and new friendships.
Thank you Spain for this experience!

The photo gallery of the meeting in Spain can be seen clicking here.


Learning 4 Tomorrow

is a project that focuses on cooperation and exchange of good practices between schools. The main goal of the project is to promote 4C’s (Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication). The project unites primary schools from LithuaniaFinlandItalySpainTurkey and Portugal.

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