April 2016- Kromer’s project activities
- Erasmus+ Meeting in Gorlice 4th- 8th April 2016
The second Erasmus+ Meeting took place in April in Gorlice, Poland. 24 students and 9 teachers from partner countries (Spain, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey) visited the Polish partner. The guests took part in a variety of activities, learning about the history of Kromer school and the town of Gorlice by taking part in a street game “Orbiting Kromer”. The guests took part in a conference dedicated to the problem of light pollution and the question of astrotourism. During workshops organized for our visitors they built a sun dial and a spectrograph.
Thanks to fantastic weather we were able to conduct many astronomical observations of the sky. Students observed the Sun ( and took photos of it) and the night sky in Niepolomice and in Radocyna. The Erasmus+ guests got to know Polish culture and history by visiting the city of Krakow and a spa resort Krynica Zdrój.
During this unforgettable time we overcame language and cultural barriers, getting to know each other and starting new friendships, fighting off sterotypes.
- “Switch off the Light- Save Energy” campaign and contest results.
During the Erasmus+ Meeting results of “Switch off the Light- Save Energy” were announced. Over 20 works had been entered and the jury (consisting of representatives of teachers and students of all partners) chose the winners:
1st place- Rafał Markowicz, Poland
2nd place- Grzegorz Góra, Poland
3rd place- Adina Pop, Romania
Distinctions: Junqui Shao and Belén Machín Bergés, Spain, Melda Gulten, Turkey and Adina Pop, Romania.
As part of the campaign all students of year 1 and 2 in Kromer school saw a presentation on light pollution and information on the topic was displayed in school corridor.
Also, a student of year 3, Malgorzata Kurcab wrote a paper on the topic of light pollution entitled “My search for Dark Sky” which, entered in a national competition, took 2nd place in Poland.