From 06 to 10th November 2017, the first Transnational project meeting for the Erasmus+ KA2 project “Small Scientists Across Europe” took place in Tourette Levens, France. The host institution was Ecole Maternelle Octave Tordo and the project coordinator, Mrs. Elisabeth Gustovic, along with the institution’s headmaster Herve Andrio, the children and the entire school staff welcomed the partners of the project: from Estonia Mrs. Jekaterina Golubtsova and Natalja Varkki, from Lituania Jolanta Gauciené and Jüraté Stakeliuniené, from Portugal Maria Francisca Ribeiro Duarte Pessoa and Joana Isabel Oliveira Minderico, from Romania Bistrita Clapou Crina Luminita, Muscari-Salvan Carmen Maria Veronica and Lazea Ionela Camelia, from Romania Scornicesti Cringus Loredana Mihaela and Patru Marian and from Turkey Ümit Yenisoy and Ibrahim Onur Gokdogan.
The children along with the teaching staff surprised the guests with banners and flags from all the partner countries and invited the guests to visit the kindergarten, the classrooms, and the primary school nearby and meet the children and teachers. All the guests were impressed by the beautiful traditional dances and songs performed by the children and rewarded them with applauses.
During the visit in the beautiful village of Tourette Levens, each partner presented their countries, cities and kindergartens to the group, exchanged information about the educational systems in each partner country, participated in workshops at school and also set specific deadlines for the future projects’ activities.
We want to give a special thank you to Mr. Mayor Alain Frère for his warm welcome at the City Hall and for organizing the meeting with the local authorities.
The visit to France also brought the guests to the Château – Musée d’histoire naturelle in Tourette Levens, but also to the beautiful Old city of Nice and spectacular Monaco.