3. About our project
The general topic of our project comprised teenagers and their parents’ lifestyles in
Europe. We investigated teenagers and parents hobbies, interests, life goals, future perspectives
connected with work and private life as well as problems that they encounter - drugs, alcohol,
unemployment. Our aims were:
- to develop abilities to notice social risks, find solutions to problems resulting from
addictions, unemployment etc.
- to make students more aware of the life and problems in the past, and compare them with
- to make students realize what are their future perspectives (education, job opportunities)
- to promote the use of communication and information technologies;
- develop abilities to share knowledge and skills;
- promote creativity and innovation;
- promote interpersonal skills: assertiveness, empathy etc
We divided our project into four parts. In each
semester a different partner school was responsible
for carrying out and supervising of planned activities.
Semester I- Subject: „My Lifestyle” Students prepared a
video „This is me”, wrote an article and made a
documentary comparing lifestyles now and then.
Semester II Subject: „My community” Students from
each partnership country collected and took old and
new photos of their school, town and prepared a display.
They also prepared statistics, diagrams, short
comments about social facilities in their region.
Semester III - Subject: „Problems and difficulties” All
students identified social problems now and in the past
and created a report. Each school organized a seminar
with a specialst and a debate for students.
Semester IV - Subject: „Future perspectives” All schools
created a magazine and organized a Career Day. Each
school also buryied a time capsule with copies of our
results for next generations on the last day of school in
Preparatory visit in
Poland - Jan. 2013
4. Project meeting
inThe first project visit took place in Turkey in October 2013. We welcomed students
and teachers from Poland, Slovakia and Portugal. All together 27
participants. During the visit our students and
teachers and our guests participated in
many different project activities.
We prepared presentations
about our countries and
‘This is Me’ videos – showing
our lifestyles now in different parts of
Europe. We also took part in a Quiz Show - checking
how much we know about our partners - the winning team –
P o r t u g a l . Our students working in international teams also created
a logo of our project. In the free time, we visited many beautiful places in Cappadocia.
We went to the Uchisar Castle, climed the fairychimneys in Pasabağ, visited the Underground City in
Kaymaklı. We have also learnt some things about pottery in Avanos. Some of us even tried to make our own pots.
The project visit in Turkey was a wonderful experience for us. We met new people from all over Europe and started
a great friendship.
5. Time for a Quiz Show !
Let’s meet each other
Every day all the
students and teachers
participating in the
project, met at school
and took part in pro-
ject activities together.
We had a lot of fun!
One of our project tasks was to create a logo. Students from Turkey,
Poland, Slovakia and Portugal worked hard together in international groups and came
up with five great logos. We uploaded all of them on our Facebook page and let the
students choose the best one. The logo below won this competition with the
majority of votes from all four countries and become the official logo of our project.
9. Lifestyles now and
Another task of
our project was
to compare our
lifestyles with the
ones of our parents
In order to learn
more about the life
in the past we visited
Center where we were
able to see different
everyday objects used
by our grandparents.
Then we came
up with the
questions and held an
interview both with
our elders and peers.
22. Seasonal Greetings
December 2013, time
to celebrate New Year.
We made a lot of New
Year cards and sent
them to our project
partners. We also got a
lot of cards in return.
Thank You. They were
23. Our Community
Now and Then
In February 2014, we started the
second part of our project ‘Our
Community’. To make our students
collectioner – to tell us about
Cappadocia in the past. Then we
asked our students to find the
photos of different places in our
region from now and then. As a
result we prepared an exibiton of
those and presented it to the local
community during the Kardelen Days.
35. Project meeting
The second project visit took place in Turčianske Teplice in Slovakia,
May 2014. During the meeting we presented the results
of our work – ‘Our lifestyles now and then’
and ‘Our Community now
and then’. We
international groups on
a handbook of everyday expressions. In
our free time, we visited such places as the city of Banská
Bystrica, the Mint in Kremnica and Bojnice castle.
On the way home we spent one more day in Vien admiring its beautiful architecture. We
had a great time in Slovakia and we learnt many new things about different cultures.
36. Handbook of everyday expressions
During the visit we
worked together on a
handbook of everyday
expressions. That was
a great fun. Hopefully
during the next project
meeting we would be
able to communicate
not only in English but
also in our partners’
39. Social Problems
Now and Then
In September 2014, we started the third part of our project ‘Problems and Difficulties’. Our first task was to
identify social problems for our students now and for their parents in the past. In order to do that we prepared a
questionnaire and presented the results of it during the project meeting in Madeira, Portugal. In addition our
students were asked to make posters about social problems now and in the past for their Social Studies lessons.
They also and took part in a brainstorming sessions conducted by their teachers.
49. Project meeting
MadeiraThe third project visit took place in Madeira, Portugal
in November 2014. During the meeting we
watched the increadible show
of the ‘Lion King’
performed by the
students, we took part in
different sports activities and workshops
at school and we presented the results of our ‘Social
Problems Now and Then’ questionnaire. In the free time, we visited
the city center of Funchal and had a tour by the cable car to Monte Palace
Gardens where we could see the stunning views of the island. During the following days we also
visited Port Moniz, Camara de Lobos and Calheta Sugar Cane Mill. We had a great time.
50. During the meeting we
presented the results of
‚Social Problems Now
and Then’ questionnaire.
54. Future Perspectives
In January 2015, we started the fourth part of our project ‘Future Perspectives’. In
order to make our students more aware of their future perspectives in their education, we
organized Career Days at our school. We also held interviews with our students and their
parents and prepared ‚Top 10 Jobs Now and Then’ posters, which we presented during the
project visit in Poland.
During the Career Days we invited our parents to school to talk about their jobs. The most popular occupations
among our students were: a doctor, an engineer, a teacher and an architect.
55. One of the professions,
the students wanted to
learn more about, was
an architect. We
organized a field trip to
Uchisar, and visited one
of the architects’ office to
gain a better knowledge
of how they work.
56. We also had a chance to see how the plans and blueprints created by architects are used
by the other companies in reconstruction of the old listed building in our region. Our
students learnt a lot of new things not only about the architects job but also about the
typical architecture of Cappadocia.
Argos in Uchisar
59. Project meeting
Poland The fourth project visit took place
in Gniewkowo, Poland in May
2015. During the meeting we
presented the results of our
research ‘ Top 10 Jobs Now and Then’
and we worked in international groups creating posters
about each partners country. In our free time, we visited gauge railway
museum in Wenecja, Torun - a hometown of Nicolaus Copernicus and a settlement
of Biskupin where we participated in the workshops how to make ornaments from the Bronze Era.
We also visited Gdansk and Westerplatte – a place where the World War II started – and on the last day a health
resort in Inowroclaw. We enjoyed this meeting a lot but at the same time we were quite sad as we knew it was the
last visit during this project. We can only hope that our friendship remains and that we will see each other some
time in the future again.
60. During the meeting
we presented the
results of our work ‚Top
10 Jobs Now and Ten’.
It was very interesting
to compare our posters
with the ones created
by our partners. We
came to a conclusion
that we have got a lot in
61. We had a lot of fun
during the field trips
and we learnt a lot of
62. Time Capsule during the
The project came to an end. During these two years we met wonderful people and we started new
friendships. We also visited increadible places in different parts of Europe. But most of all, we worked hard on our
project tasks. Therefore, we wanted to share the project outcomes, not only with our European peers but also with our
63. Time Capsule project in
the time capsule
In June 2015, on our last day of school, we buried the
real time capsule with our project results (Time Capsule
Magazine) in our school garden for next generations.
We plan to dig it out 10 years later and see how we and
our perception of the world will have changed
during these years.