| Espinho, Portugal | 3rd meeting | 4th May 2014 - 10th May 2014 |
Sea Flavours - PT
Under the theme "Sea Flavours", sea explorers from the five partner countries came to Portugal for a 'tasty' week full of interesting activities and visits! Take a look at our official programme.
The official programme of the meeting.
PT school dresses up to welcome delegations
At Escola B/S Domingos Capela we did our best to welcome our partners from Spain, Finland, Italy, Poland and England. Many pupils and teachers worked a lot to prepare everything for the big event.
The Portuguese 'week' was news on the PT school magazine "Barquinho de Papel".
After a welcoming reception at the Town Hall and at the head school, the Sea Explorers visited Espinho's Open Market. It's one of the biggest open markets in the country.
During the week spent in Portugal our guests were offered many savoury meals.
Try one of our delicious recipes!
Workshops for every taste
A taste of the Portuguese History and Culture
Portuguese History is strongly connected to the sea. The 16th century Portuguese Discoveries started globalization, so people say. In Porto, partners had the chance of savouring our culture on a glass of the famous Port Wine!
Sea Explorers also had the chance of witnessing -first hand- a little bit of our local culture.
In order to be the winning team at the end of the week, students had to carry out a Photo Safari in which they were challenged to discover several aspects of the Portuguese local culture and capture them... on a photo!
What comes with the sea
One the most relevant aspects of each visit is to study how the local communities relate to the sea. Espinho is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, so our town was born precisely because of the fishermen that came to these waters in the hope of finding the best fish.
... a way of living
Many were the men that sailed away into the cold waters of the North Sea to capture bacalhau (cod fish). The Portuguese people opened Europe to a new market bringing spices and other goods from the far East back in the 16th Century.
... spices and other products
"Mission 31": 31 minutes with the oceanographer Fabien Cousteau LIVE from the Aquarius. http://mission-31.com/
We had the priviledge of being the only school in Portugal (and of the Iberian Peninsula) selected to take part on this scientific event! Provided by "Skype in the Classroom".
"Sharks 4 Kids": 30 minutes chat with the american marine biologist Jillian Morris. We learned a lot about sharks; the life, the threats, the species, and many more interesting facts about these animals. Provided by "Skype in the Classroom".
... sports and leisure
Being from a seaside town, people from Espinho developed a special care towards the sea: they love walking on the seaside and going to the beach to relax. Surfing is a growing sports in our town.
The visiting teams in Portugal
Thank you all for coming! Até breve!
See you all in Spain! ;)