Care or Scare

Care or Scare

mercredi 22 novembre 2017

Care or Scare Monday 13th November Improving the quality of life

Care or Scare Monday 13th November Improving the quality of life:
Ltt Carlet – day 1
This morning a big surprise – students from 6 schools in arrival at the Carlet school, an extensive complex of buildings in midst of Orange and khaki plantations. After a short and friendly welcome speech by the school`s principal – a distinguished figure with the air of a successful soccer coach – everybody flocked into the working hall – icebreaking activities to get to know everybody. This was followed by an interesting guided tour through the school, its numerous technological workshops where students were trained as car mechanics, technicians etc. Afterwards time for a mid-morning brunch in the cafeteria – to reload the body exhausted by too much listening and talking in English, a Language which was nobody `s mother tongue after all.
Spirits and bodies refreshed the whole bunch set out for the town centre where the Mayoress of Carlet was already waiting to welcome all the guests. The music, sort of Celtic sounds, gave a somewhat nostàlgic note to the encounter. It quickly became clear that Carlet seldom sees such a motley crowd of people from so many diferent countries. Then the whole group set out for a town walk – to appreciate the many examples of gracious early 20th century architecture.
The Non-Spaniards, by that time, were eagerly awaiting lunch – not being used to such long interlapses between breakfast and midday meal. To the guests`s utter amazement the Carlet school´s principal was to be found with an apron wrapped around his loins – the chef Fideuà cook. This dish is, by and large, a paella with pasta instead rice.
 The afternoon was meant for more academic work. First of all several groups, in turn, attended a presentation by one of the science teachers, the Cyrano project, called like this after the famous long-nosed French poet and minstrel singer. The project itself, though, has nothing whatsoever to do with long noses. Rather it dealt with help for disabled people who, through computer Applications are enabled to transmitter commands and thus make things move in help of their handicap. Like moving roller shutters up and down, zapping through tv channels and operating air condition as well as heating at the exact temperature desired.

In the early evening the students from three countries started giving their talks about their work prepared at home. There was a whole range of topics, from the situation of disabled people at school to the scary significance of modern technologies in literary dystopia, thus providing gloomy pictures of a possible future of mankind. The students were then dismissed home to the human warmth of their Carlet host famílies. Everybody to their individual evening programme covered by the mantle of privacy. At school only the participating teachers remained to complete their Planning of the things to come. 

dimanche 29 octobre 2017

Care or Scare ERASMUS KA219 Recognition

The general director of Linguistic Policy and Management of Multilingualism, Rubén Trenzano, has given recognition to the 134 teachers who participated in the Erasmus + KA2-school education and adult education day, approved 2017 projects, a meeting whose objective is to encourage the educational centers that have been beneficiaries of a project subsidized by this European program.

The Erasmus + KA2 program facilitates the development of training projects or work between educational centers throughout Europe. The Ministry of Education, Research, Culture and Sports, with the organization of this day, aims to promote the internationalization of Valencian educational centers, an action that brings benefits both for students and families , and advise the management teams about the steps that must be made in the program.

For Rubén Trenzano, this day "expresses the will of the Ministry to accompany our educational centers in the management of European programs. Help them, advise, motivate and make them available so that Europe opens Educational doors and Valencians and Valencians can not be delayed. We have to put our educational centers at the forefront of Europe, at the same level as the most advanced European regions. "
The call for Erasmus + K2 has been a success for the Valencian centers, since the funds that have been allocated to their projects have doubled: it has risen from the 1.2 million euros allocated in 2016, to 2 , 4 million euros from 2017. The number of centers participating in this call has also increased.

Among all the projects benefiting from these European subsidies, we must highlight Print 3D, led and coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Research, Culture and Sports, which has the second highest economic grant of the State: 280.506 euros. An initiative that works for the inclusive education of the blind population.

Webcam conference Care or Scare in the school IES 9 d'Octubre (Carlet)

Webcam conference to present the Programme "Improving the quality of life" , a new step in the Project Care or Scare. Challenges of Modern Technologies within ERASMUS+  KA2 partnership with the participation of 7 countries RO-TR-DE-NL-CZ-IT--ES

samedi 14 octobre 2017

CHALLENGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES: Improving the quality of life

Improving the quality of life

Within the framework of Erasmus + and most particularly, as a part of our  KA219 project “Care or Scare. Challenges of new technologies”, our school, IES 9 d’Octubre, had the pleasure of leading an interdisciplinary meeting between vocational and secondary education students and a group of visually impaired students with their teachers and educators from SESSAD PRO DV Valentin Hauy (Association Valentin Hauy au Service des Aveugles et Malvoyants) located  at Chilly-Mazarin -next to Paris- with the aim of making our youngsters aware of the cumbersome situation of  partially-sighted people and  therefore,  marking   a step forward towards integration and normalization of the disabled.
We would like to acknowledge the task of the municipal Councilor for Culture at Carlet Town Hall,  Mr. Bernat Nogués, who  has facilitated and made  this contact possible. 

En el marc d'Erasmus + i, en particular, com a part del nostre projecte KA219 "Care or Scare". Els reptes de les noves tecnologies ", el nostre institut, IES 9 d'Octubre, ha tingut el plaer de liderar una reunió interdisciplinària entre estudiants de Formació Professional i Secundària i un grup d'estudiants amb discapacitat visual amb els seus professors i educadors de SESSAD PRO DV Valentin Hauy (Associació Valentin Hauy au Service des Aveugles et Malvoyants) ubicat a Chilly-Mazarin -ciutat veïna a  París- amb l'objectiu de conscienciar els nostres joves de la complicada situació de persones amb visió limitada i, per tant, donar un pas endavant cap a la integració i la normalització de les persones amb discapacitat.
Ens agradaria reconèixer la tasca del regidor municipal de Cultura de l'Ajuntament de Carlet,  Sr. Bernat Nogués, que ens ha facilitat aquest contacte.

En el marco de Erasmus + y en particular, como parte de nuestro proyecto KA219 "Care or Scare". Desafíos de las nuevas tecnologías ", nuestro instituto, IES 9 d'Octubre, ha tenido el placer de liderar una reunión interdisciplinaria entre estudiantes de Formación Profesional y Secundaria y un grupo de estudiantes con discapacidad visual acompañados por  sus profesores y educadores de SESSAD PRO DV Valentin Hauy (Association Valentin Hauy au Service des Aveugles et Malvoyants) ubicado en Chilly-Mazarin -localidad cercana a París- con el objetivo de sensibilizar a nuestros jóvenes sobre la complicada situación de las personas con visión parcial y, por lo tanto, significa un paso adelante hacia la integración y la normalización de las personas con discapacidad.
Quisiéramos agradecer la labor del concejal municipal de Cultura en el Ayuntamiento de Carlet, Sr. Bernat Nogués, quien ha facilitado e hizo posible este contacto.

jeudi 22 juin 2017



During the week of 8th to 12th of  May, a group of students and teachers of the IES 9 D'OCTUBRE have participated in the activities organized by the KONINGIN WILHELMINA COLLEGE (KWC) at the Dutch town of Culemborg.
This stay constitutes the second milestone of the KA2-219  Strategic Partnership for Education project within the framework of the ERASMUS + programme, which includes these two schools and five others from Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania and Turkey.
The programme, named CARE OR SCARE: CHALLENGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES, has focused on different applications of Technology around Water and Landscape.
Over five days, a total of 50 students from the seven nationalities have been able to share the results of the works and projects carried out in the classrooms of each school around the central theme of the meeting and have acquired new knowledge through lectures on the problem of Water in the Netherlands; They have noticed the crucial intervention of engineering in the visits to the Maeslantkering - a barrier against the cyclonic swell located at the entrance to the port of Rotterdam built between 1991 and 1997 as the final stage of the Delta Plan.
In addition, they have enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the uniqueness of Oosterscheldekering - an extensive dike with a length of 8 km that connects the Zealands of Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, which is a unique work, considered everywhere around the world as an extraordinary project in the field of protection against water.
Among the different and interesting educational activities carried out at the institution we'd like to highlight the task in groups of 4 students of different nationalities to build a dyke using the following materials: sand, gravel and soil and check their functionality. We have to say that our students did not show too many expertise but they achieved the experiment.
The programme organized by the KWC did also take care of  the cultural side  with a visit to Amsterdam and a boat trip along the canals of the Dutch capital.

The students, hosted in the families of the Dutch students, could experience the warm welcoming and careful attention given by their hosts, they have seen with their own eyes how they live and how they are and  had to adapt to the good customs of this country such as cycling every morning to go to  school. All in all, they have made friends from six countries, they have improved their level of English, and have lived adventures that will go with them along  their lifetime. You can not ask for more.
For all these reasons and for many others, from our institution, we believe in this kind of initiatives which are faithful to the principles of the Erasmus + programme, changing lives and opening minds. That is why we will continue on this journey of three years and along them we will offer new opportunities to our students, taking a step forward in the European and international dimension. Always on the track and facing new challenges!
Next  November the IES 9 OCTOBRE  will welcome and host during one week the students and teachers from these 6 partner countries. We are  already working in the organization of this stay and doing our best . You may come across   any young German, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, Czech, or Turkish youngster at any corner in our town   ... We'll see what the future holds in store!


Young people building a future together

While she’s looking with horror at a bag of dark clay, one student of the Erasmus+ project states: “I really don’t put my hands in that bag”. “Than I will do it” Rebecca says and without hasitation she puts her hand into the bag. In the Erasmus+ project ‘care of scare’ students of seven different countries work together to explore the (challenges of) the future.

Culemborg – Together with approximately forty students and teachers from seven schools out of Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Spain and Turkey, the KWC is involved in a project to get some awareness of the challenges of the future. It’s a project of three years and this week we are hosts of the theme ‘water’, Rutger Oldenbroek, teacher and organizer of the project, states.

The enthusiastic Oldenbroek also raises the question: “Do we have to be afraid of the water or does water also provide us with oppertunities?” That’s what we are discussing about.

To make a dyke yourself
The importance of dykes has been made clear to the students. Today the students are challenged to make a dyke themselves. One which can withstand severe winds and high waves. The sun is shining, so it’s good weather to work (outside) together. To encourage cooperation between the different countries, mixed groups are being created. But to find your teammembers is a little bit more difficult.

‘Really hard’
“Who’s in group 7, who’s in group 8? Sir, I can’t find them”. For a moment it’s a little bit chaotic but after a while all groups work on a modelscale of a dyke. They know they’ll have to use sand, gravel/stones and clay. But in what order and how much, they have to find out themselves. “It’s really hard”, one member of a team cries out. In front of her is an empty box in which a dyke has to be build. She even panics when she watches her neighbouring group: “Oh look, they have a real dyke”

Very cool
Ida from Germany says it’s ‘very cool’ in Culemborg. The Dutch are very open-minded and friendly people. Staying at a fantastic host family, I like most this week. Chris Beltman, collegue of Oldenbroek, states that the surpluss of this week is students (from different countries) getting to know each other and to experience the way of living and education in a different country. “I’m especially glad that the Turks are involved in the project. Now everybody can see they eat and breathe, just like we do.”

Strong dyke
“Do you think it’ll be strong enough?” a girl asks one of her teammembers in English. He answers: “I think so”, but he rethinks his answer and than says: “I hope so”. But when water was poured into the box, the dyke collapsed imediately, unfortunately.

lundi 16 janvier 2017


IES 9 D'OCTUBRE faces a new challenge towards Internationalization

During the week from November 28th to December 2nd, a group of students from the IES 9 D'OCTUBRE have participated in the activities organized by COLEGIUL TEHNIC EMANUIL UNGUREANU in the Romanian city of Timişoara.
This stay constitutes the first step on the KA2-219 Project in Strategic Partnership in the field of Education within the framework of the ERASMUS + program, which includes these two schools and five others in the following countries:  Germany, Holland, Italy, the Czech Republic and Turkey.This project, named CARE OR SCARE: CHALLENGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES, has focused on different applications of Technology regarding the Environment (Environment).
Throughout five days, a total of 50 students from seven nationalities have been able to share the results of the works and projects carried out in the classrooms around the topic of the meeting, have acquired new knowledge through conferences on Technology and The Environment, have been aware of the technological advances during the visit to the Communication Technologies company Kathrein Romania, have been able to know the last innovations in research at the Faculty of Physics at the Polytechnics University of Vest Timişoara with regard to the Renewable energies and have also had the opportunity to experience several physical processes in the Experimentarium, an interactive science museum next to the university.
Among the different and interesting activities carried out at the E. Ungureanu  school it is worth highlighting the debate in groups of students from different nationalities in which they had to find arguments,  discuss the pros and cons of clean energy technologies and their relation with employability.
The programme did also include most creative aspects through workshops in which students from the seven countries were asked to build a structure made from recycled materials. We can assure you that some of them were masterpieces and looked like a Valencian falla. The last day, a creative theatre workshop made us enjoy the most artistic side of the students.
The students, accommodated in Romanian families, have been able to experience the warm welcoming and careful attention given by their hosts, have seen with their own eyes how they live and how the people in this country really look like and, most importantly,  they have realized that the clichés and commonplaces are not necessarily true. Moreover, they have made friends from six countries, have improved their level of English, and have experienced adventures that will come with them along their lives.
It is for all these reasons and much more that from our institution, the IES 9 D’OCTUBRE, we believe in this type of initiatives that, according to the principles of the Erasmus + Programme, “change lives and open minds”. This is why we will continue on this odyssey of three years throughout which new opportunities will be offered to our students, moving a step forward towards the European dimension and internationalization.
Our next stop will be Culemborg, in the Netherlands!

lundi 12 décembre 2016

Memories of a wonderful week in Timisoara:

Thanks to the Romanian hosts
for their great friendship and hospitality!