Our Meeting in Torino, Italy
Presentations about our school, our city and our region
Conference Fridays 4 Future
Introduction meeting with F4F representatives followed by workshops with international groups
Egyptian museum guided visit
Experiences with the Robot Avatar "Charlie"
Valle d'Aosta Nature Park: The history of Gran Paradiso National Park, protection of natural resources and the park's fauna and flora.
Sustainable energy production with the example of hydropower plant Valpelline
Torino Polytechnics: What do professions look like where environmental and climate protection play a major role in the work? Meeting with the green technology students group and visit to some labs
plastics recycling, workshop : What we can create from plastic waste
Movie Museum Turin
The landmark of the Piedmont capital Turin is the 167 meter high "Mole Antoniella", which is home to the "Museo Nazionale del Cinema" since 2000. Spread over 5 floors, the exhibition area of the museum covers 3200 m². In 2017, the Film Museum recorded 720,000 visitors with about 70 workers. This makes it one of the most popular museums in Italy.
The Egyptian museum in Turin
is the oldest Egyptian museum in Europe. Founded in 1824, it is the second most important and largest in the world after the museum in Cairo. Its collection is dedicated exclusivly to the art of Egyptian high culture and has attracted great researchers. There are an impressive number of remains and mummies. Because of the importance of the collection and the research carried out there, Turin is considered the birthplace of Egyptology.
Megalithic Museum, the largest area discovered years ago and now open to the public. Aosta was a place where, since the Neolithic 6000 years BC, the Romans, the armies and the knights crossed from and back the Alps, between Italy and Europe.
The museum area is a huge one, larger than a football field.
Our Meeting in Aachen/Monschau, Germany, November 2021
We dealt with the topic of climate change and its consequences, questioned our lifestyle, and thought about how we can make it more sustainable, what we can do for our environment and against climate change. We dealt with the following topics:
Consequences of climate change on our water supply using the example of the Perlenbach dam.
Nature Park North Eifel: Protection of natural resources and the wildlife, formation of the High Fens, peat as a heating material in the past
Workshops on the production of a sustainable hand cream and a sustainable cleaning agent, as well as the world's oceans and the consequences of climate change
Sustainable energy production
Dealing with resources and food, possibilities of a sustainable diet. We provided ourselves accordingly. Due to the Corona situation, we decided to stay together in one house. We were responsible for everything ourselves: planning ahead, tidying up, cleaning, cooking, etc. Through these beautiful and interesting experiences, we expanded all our social skills.
Germany’s western region
has a lot of imposing landmarks, towns and historical villages. One of these places of interest is Aachen, the most western town in Germany close to the border of Belgium and Netherlands. Other awe-inspiring places are Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bonn and Monschau, which are not far away, and Trier with its footsteps of the Romans, like Aachen. The most important landmark of Aachen is Aachen Cathedral. It was built from 795 to 803. Its architecture is influenced by various styles. Emperor Charles had Aachen Cathedral built. The low mountain range in the south of Aachen and eastern Belgium is called Eifel. The Eifel National Park is a part oft he Eifel. Close to Aachen, in the east of Belgium, there ist the impressive High Fens, an upland area, a plateau region. Its flora and fauna is subalpine and unique. Since 1957 the High Fens has been a nature reserve. Winter can be cold and sometimes snowy so that locals and tourists have the chance to go skiing and sledging.
To protect the forest, especially the forest floor, "Rückepferde" are used in forestry. They are particularly robust and do not leave the damage that heavy machinery would behind.
Castle was built in the 13th century. The Graf v. Jülich extended it in 1350. Then 1543 Kaiser Karl V. took it over. In the 19th century the castle decayed and got restored at the beginning of the 1900. After that it was opened to public.
Baked since 1820 in Aachen, but also in Monschau
Original seasonal biscuits, but offered all year round due to high demand
Also known as gingerbread, honey cake or spice cake
Our Meeting in Matosinhos, Portugal
Our goals were to make students aware of how to minimize food losses and waste, and of the local, economic and environmental impact of their food choices. We also wanted to increase knowledge about the environmental impact of the whole food production chain, from agricultural production, processing, packaging and distribution of food. It was also our intention to reflect on protection of natural resources and the fauna and flora. We carried out the following activities:
Visit CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research) where we learned about research activities and attended a lecture on Protection and Conservation of Marine Life.
Visit the Matosinhos fishing port and the Pinhais cannig factory.
Visit the «Agriculture school Conde de São Bento» where we participated in cheese, bread, cookies and pickles workshops and learned about the agricultural school facilities.
We made a guided tour of the Campo do Gerês Museum (Vilarinho da Furna Ethnographic Museum; Campo do Gerês Gate and Geira Museum) and we watched a Power point presentation and video on the «Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês» we also made an Environmental Education Activity on the «Águia do Sarilhão^» Trail
Visit the «Ostraveiro» were we learned about aquaculture of oysters
Our Meeting in Rozwienica, Poland
How can we act sustainably in different areas?
The meeting in Poland was our final meeting. There we dealt with the topic: "How can we act sustainably in different areas?" And we dealt with shaping and saving energy. That's why we did various tasks there and created products from our immediate environment. We also conducted online conferences with representatives of the city of Kraków and the Environment Agency, where we received a lot of information about the change in energy forms and data on air quality and air pollution, which we later discussed on how we can do better. Afterwards we spent some time supporting the refugees and handing over donations to them because the school was near the Ukrainian border.