In the context of the European program Erasmus+ 2020, Action KA229 – Exchange Partnerships between Schools, in the Exchange of Good Practices sector, with code number KA229-0D59C3D4 and title Active Europeans for Active Citizenship, funded by IKY, the Elementary School of the Experimental School of the University of Thessaloniki, carried out between October 9 – 15, 2022 the third mobility of teachers and students of the School in Tarsus, Turkey.
On our first day (10/10/2022) we first visited the School where some presentations were made by the Turkish team and some activities where all the missions participated. The teachers participated in an introductory meeting with the Management and the staff of the school as well as a guided tour of the school grounds. After that, we left the school and went on a tour of the city of Tarsus as well as the renovated Archaeological Museum of the city.
The next day (11/10/2022) we made an educational visit to the city of Myrsini as well as the wider area. First we visited a mosque and then the remains of an ancient Greek city. We visited the sites of “Paradise” and “Hell”, two dazzling caves and took our lunch at a seaside area where we stayed until late afternoon before heading back to Tarsus again.
On the third day (12/10/2022) of our stay, the presentations of the groups took place in the school area, from all the missions and some workshops followed, separately for the students where they attended 3D printing and separately for the teachers where they attended workshops for making traditional coffee as well as simmits.
On the fourth day (13/10/2022) the big visit to the wider area of Urfa took place, where we visited the UNESCO world heritage site Göbeklitepe as well as museums in the wider area. In the afternoon we toured the city, before making our way back.
On the last day (14/11/2022) of our stay in Tarsus, we again visited the school site where group activities were carried out by the children as well as a farewell presentation by the Turkish team. The teachers gathered again in the Director’s office where discussed the next mobilities of the program. In the afternoon, we had the opportunity to tour the city of Tarsus.