lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

BYE BERGEN!



Saturday was our last day in Bergen. In the morning, we did different things with the families, such as sailing in the fjords! At 15:30, we went to the airport and said goodbye to our friends and Norwegian families! Sad moments! Time to come back home!





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viernes, 17 de marzo de 2017

LAST DAYS IN BERGEN




On Thursday, first of all, we started with a presentation of NAV. A representative of this organization talked about what  that company does to help people find a job. They do some research in different companies to give you the best option. She also told us about how important soft skills are in order to get a job. After that, we continued with the workshops. We worked in different groups about the  economic situation, soft skills and internship.Some of us also prepared a magazine and a newspapaer with information about the activities carried out during the week.  
We had lunch at the cafe, we ate a typical taco salad. In the afternoon, most of us finished with our tasks in the workshops.We left  the school at about 3 pm and we went home to prepare some dessert for the national evening, for example browni, cakes and biscuits.
At 5 o'clock we went to school again for the national evening, all of as were there. We had a wonderful dinner with tipical Norwegian dishes and we danced and had fun until we got tired. Finally, we went home and this fantastic day ended.


On Friday we started the day with a conversation via skype with Germany and Poland. We shared our conclusions about the chances to get an internship. It seems that is is very difficult to get internships for foreign students of our age.
Then we prepared our oral presentations and performed some role plays.We performed an interview in which some of us were applying for a job and some others were the employers. We had to remember what we had learned throught the week to do this task correctly!
In the cafeteria we ate a really good pizza with salad and water and a bluberry cake.
After  lunch we gave our oral presentations about the different workshops. We had a brochure, a newspaper, a magazine, some posters, documents and slide presentations! Finally, we carried out the evaluation answering to a google questionnaire on our phones.

In the afternoon, we went to the city to know more about Bergen and some of us went shopping, we had  dinner at Mc Donalds.



miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

WORKSHOPS AND VISITS ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY




On Tuesday,we started class at 8:30 am and finished at 10 o´clock. We were working in the same groups as on Monday, completing the subjects. Then we had a little break until 10:15 am and after that we started five new workshops. We worked on different aspects such as: internships, soft skills... After that we had lunch, from 11:30 to 12 o´clock, we ate rice and chicken soup.
Finally at 14 o´clock we finished the workshops and then the funny part started. Everybody went to their houses and had dinner. At around 6 pm we met in the center of Bergen, and all we did that evening was shopping. We had fun!!

Hi! Wednesday has been a very exciting day!

In the morning, we went to the Institute of marine research.First,the director of the institute told us about Bergen, and then, he explained how much fish and how many different species there are in Norway. He also told us what kind of soft skills people need to get a job there.Then, we went to the aquarium , where we saw the penguins  and all types of fish.

When the visit finished, we went to Leroy (which is a salmon factory).There, they told us about the process of the salmon, from the moment it is born until is is sold. When they  finished the speech, they gave us sushi, which we ate sucessfully!

In the afternoon, we went to Fløien mountain.There, we saw all of Bergen and then we got into 3 groups. One group went to Lea´s house. Another group to Stine´s house. And the other group went to Eda´s house. We all played games and ate Tacos.


lunes, 13 de marzo de 2017

FIRST DAYS IN BERGEN




We met at Bilbao airport on Saturday at 3:30, after some time waiting, we said goodbye to our families and we took off from Bilbao at 5:20. 1h and 40 minutes later, we arrived at Amsterdam airport. We waited there until 19:50 and we took the plane to go to Bergen. At 23:30 we arrived in Bergen and we met our Norwegian partners. As it was too late, we got home and we rested.

On Sunday we met all our friends to go iceskating. It was fantastic and after being 2 hours iceskating we ate pizza in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we did some different plans, although some of us met. We got home to have dinner and then chill.

Monday was the first day at school. The principal came to give us the welcome. After that, we did a tour of the school. We were all the morning working in workshops about the Economic situation in our regions, the soft skills needed to get a job and possibilities to find an intnership.At half past eleven, we had lunch in the cafeteria. Before we left the high school, two experts from the company  Adecco came to give a speech. They talked about the Economic situation in Norway, the soft skills necessary to apply for a job and how to prepare your CV. At half past two, we took the bus to go to the shopping mall. There, we ate in the Burger King, where we stayed until half past four. We spent the afternoon playing paintball, we had a great time. At the end of the day, we went to Kaia’s house to play games, have a good time, chat, gossip…

IT WAS A HARD AND AMAZING DAY!!!!!!


lunes, 6 de marzo de 2017

THE LAST PART OF OUR ERASMUS+ PROJECT


We are already packing our lugagge and getting ready for our trip to Bergen in Norway next Saturday (March 11th). We will stay there for one week. We will have the chance to get to know a little bit of that amazing city and a country so different from ours. But what we are all looking forward to is meeting our friends again!

We have been working this term on two workshops; learning about our economic situation and reflecting on the soft skills that we need when looking for a job. While in Bergen, we will share all this knowledge with all our partners in the project. All of us will be meeting and working on the same workshops and trying to get to common results. Our partners will be meeting in Poland and in Germany.

Now it is time to make the most of this experience!!

domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2016

FAREWELL


Saturday was a day with the families, and all of them had a wonderful time together. Parents, brothers and friends went to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe where they enjoyed the amazing landscape and Basque food.
Today was a sad day, time to say goodbye, but we are meeting again in March and we can feel very proud of our work and of this great experience.

Thank you to all the families for being such wonderful hosts.

sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2016

LAST DAY AT SCHOOL


Friday: Presentations, Evaluation and Cultural Evening
In the morning we finished up  our work in the different workshops and by 11:30, after the break, we started giving our presentations.
First, the press group showed us the newspaper they had prepared and we all got a copy. In the newspaper we can read all the activities carried out during the week and some interviews.
Then the posters group explained the aspects that they had wanted to emphasize related to our topic. Youth unemployment means not having enough money, which leads to lack of independence from your parents and makes it really difficult to create your own family.
After that, we saw two different photo stories in which we could see the struggle of young people to find a job. Even though the job you find is not the one you had expected, our two stories had a positive ending!
The Comic group designed two comics. In one of them, the character has to improve his qualifications and soft skills to get a good job. The second comic showed The ¨Good¨ things about being unemployed - our students dealt with this problem using good humour and irony.
Finally, we watched the film created by 5 of our students, they were actors, directors, cameramen, editors…
We had two groups of students who had time to prepare a Cultural Quiz  and the Evaluation Questionnaire. After we played the quiz, we answered the Evaluation questionnaire and did a gallery walk with all our posters.
In the afternoon, we came back to school and we had time to have fun as you can see in the pictures!