Agrupamento de Escolas Emídio Navarro- Portugal, received the eTwinning National Quality Label

Agrupamento de Escolas Emídio Navarro- Portugal, received the eTwinning National Quality Label

The Agrupamento de Escolas Emídio Navarro – Almada, Portugal won a new award, this time through the ERASMUS+ SLOW DOWN project, having received the eTwinning National Quality Label.

The eTwinning National Quality Labels are awarded to teachers with excellent eTwinning projects. This means that the project has reached a certain standard at national and European level.

The ERASMUS+ SLOW DOWN project, can be consulted at, in this address you can find the various activities that took place throughout this project, which, as the name indicates, has as one of its main objectives: Slow Down to prepare the future, but without forgetting the past.

This project has participating countries Latvia, Poland, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Portugal. The Portuguese team is constituted with the teachers António Barreiros, Fernanda Rosa-Leeke, Sónia Rodrigues, Teresa Dias and Rui Baltazar.


Visiting Alternative Teaching and Learning Center “BİLSEM”

The most common institution in Turkey for
education of gifted students are Science and
Art Centers, the first of which was opened in
1995 in Ankara. It was planned to serve
gifted students outside of school time, with a
planned education program. In the selection
of students to BİLSEMs, intelligence tests
are applied and students whose intelligence
quotient are 130 and over are accepted.

There are 63 BİLSEMs in Turkey in 57cities.

Mobilità C5 in Italia – Report per sito web della scuola

La mobilità in Italia si ispira ai principi di Slow Food, l’organizzazione internazionale che si pone come obiettivo la
promozione del diritto a vivere il pasto innanzitutto come un piacere e che, pertanto, si impegna per la difesa della
biodiversità e per il contrasto al dilagare del fast food, del cibo spazzatura e delle abitudini frenetiche, non solo alimentari,
della vita moderna. (…)


Flash mob at the 9th High School of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki-Greece

An unforgettable experience!

In collaboration with all students of the 9th High School of Kalamaria without any preparation, just spontaneous!

One ordinary morning in October 2018 at school….. We wrote with our bags…


Flash mob at the 9th High School of Kalamaria, October 2018, Thessaloniki-Greece


The “Slowing Down” Erasmus+ team of the 9th High School of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece, is organizing a Christmas Bazaar for a good cause!

     In November 2019, teachers and students of the Erasmus+ team, participants in the Erasmus+ 2018-2020 project, under the name “Slowing down –a new face of European education”, came to the decision to organize a Christmas Bazaar for a good cause. The permission from the School Direction, followed by a lot of praise, was granted. And a time race began… 

     The whole team went into labour.  What was the result? A very long bench, full with plenty of hand-made Christmas decorations and items, home-made cookies, second-hand books, CDs, DVDs and other things, at very low prices.

     Schools and institutions from the region were invited to visit this Charity Bazaar. The students of our school spent the time of their breaks trying to decide which item to buy first, counting their money, asking to keep the item they liked for the next day. The magic spirit of Christmas was everywhere during the last week before Christmas Holidays! Almost everything was sold! The amount of money collected was fairly large.

     The decision which organization or institute or association this sum of money to be given to was easy, as we had in mind the long-lived cooperation of our school with the Association of Parents and Friends of severely disabled and blind children, called “Syzoi”. A telephone call let the Board of Directors of “Syzoi” know about our wish to donate the collected sum to them. We fixed January 17th 2020 as the day of our meeting.

     That day came! The students impatiently waited to enter the beautiful building that schools boys and girls of the same age. They were anxious to experience the tour and some activities the Board of Directors of “Syzoi” had promised by telephone. The sum of two-hundred and thirty (230) Euros was handed in, so that the “Syzoi” Direction is able to correspond to some of the numerous needs of their special school.        Then, teachers and students of both schools made the tour, did the pre-fixed activities and shared deep and shaky feelings.

     Once everything was completed, it was decided that another joint action among the students of both schools would be a beautiful experience for everyone. So, all teachers and students pledged to take a joint action in future.  

     A letter of thanks was officially sent to the 9th High School of Kalamaria for this action later on.


Erasmus + Slowing Down “Motivation plus, stress minus”

From 8 to 14 March 2020, the Agrupamento de Escolas Emídio Navarro (Portugal), host the ERASMUS+ SLOW DOWN training with the theme “Motivation plus, stress minus”.

During these days, the teachers had reflect and hold several workshops to try to find motivations and techniques that will allow us to face the times ahead with more optimism.


“Pupils of the 9th High School of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, participants in an Erasmus+ project, meet the Regional Director of the First and Second Degree Education of Central Macedonia”

An article by the Erasmus+KA2 work group 

     Within the scope of spreading over the activities and persecuted aims of our European project, the Erasmus+ work group of the 9th High School of Kalamaria addressed a letter-request to the Regional Director of Education of the Central Macedonia, Mr Ananiades Panayiotis, to fix an appointment with us, in order to let him know about our project and propositions concerning educational and school matters.      

     The meeting took place in the Mansion “Zeda”, on Wednesday, 20 March 2019, at 14:15. Due to an unexpected incident that occurred to Mr Ananiades Panayiotis, the Deputy Regional Director of the Educational Department of Central Macedonia, Mr Papadopoulos Aristides met us with a warm welcome in his office, along with the European Projects Accountable, Mrs Staekou Lena.

     Firstly, the present students and teachers informed them about 

the Partnership of the 9th High School of Kalamaria with five foreign ones from the countries of Poland, Latvia, Portugal, Italy and Turkey on the working out of the specific project, under the common title “Slowing down -A new face of European Education”,

the various actions and activities that focus on the inquiry for and finding out new, non-formal learning-techniques in acquiring knowledge, dexterities and capabilities,

the project targets that aim at the the reduction of the stress at school, without at the same time performance in lessons being reduced,

-the involvement of the School Community, parents and Local Authorities, related to education, as one of the project pursuits,

the experiences they brought away from their first educational meeting in Çanakkale, Turkey, and their enthusiasm due to the warm Turkish hospitality,

their constructive meeting with the Mayor of Kalamaria, Mr Bakoglides Theodossios, 

their fascinating moments during their lengthy preparations for the Greek Week, their effort all activities being carried out successfully during this week as well as their exciting experiences that they shared with their foreign guests,

the impending, third educational-meeting in Poland, in May 2019.

     Afterwards, the pupils posed to and discussed with the Deputy Regional Director of Education their questions-suggestions, which were also handed to him in writing. All of them concerned the improvement of our educational system and the conditions under which learning, free of stress, can be achieved. A vital and essential dialogue followed between the two parts, which eventually came to its end with Mr A. Papadopoulos’ promise to push the students’ propositions to the Ministry of Education, Research and Religion.

     Then, the European Projects Accountable, Mrs L. Staekou, asked each pupil separately about his/her personal thoughts on the whole venture and their feelings during its realization. Their answers satisfied her stiff by notifying that, in fact, all students experienced positively even the smallest moment of this educational meeting. She also pointed out that, although lots of European projects have been worked out for many years, this is the first time it has been requested by an Erasmus+ work group to meet them and exchange information, experiences or advice with them.

     This agreeable, but capital and productive meeting was completed with the whole work group’s binding to visit and inform them about the outcome of the project as soon as it comes to its end, after the request of both Representatives of the Regional Department of Education.

                                                                                     … to be continued … 


Erasmus+ “Slowing Down-A New Face of European Education” Projesi 2. Toplantısı Yunanistan´ın Selanik Şehri 9th High School Kalamaria Okulu´nda Gerçekleşti.

03-08/03/2019 tarihinde Yunanistan´ın Selanik şehri 9th High School Kalamaria Okulu´nda okulumuzun proje koordinatörü ve İngilizce Öğretmeni Saliha DENİZ, İngilizce Öğretmeni Seçkin PEKER ve 8. sınıf öğrencilerimizden Hakan YILDIZ, Sümeyra COŞĞUN, Elif KAYALAR ve Ecehan ÖKÇÜM´ün katılımıyla gerçekleşen 2. proje toplantısı başarıyla sonuçlandı. Katılımcıların çeşitli atölyelerde faaliyet gösterdiği toplantıda tarihimizi, şehrimizi, kültürümüzü ve farklı kültürleri tanıyıp öğrenirken kullanabileceğimiz farklı metotlar ve yavaşlamaya dair yeni öğretiler keşfedildi.



Erasmus+ Slowing down a new face of European education projesi kapsamında ortak okullarımızdan 21 öğrenci 10 öğretmen okulumuzu ziyaret ettiler.

17-21 Aralık 2018 tarihleri arasında Okulumuz Opet Tarihe Saygı Ortaokulunun da ortak olduğu “Slowing Down(Yavaşlamak) —A New Face of European Education” projesi kapsamında ilk hareketlilik ayağı olan okulumuza ortak olduğumuz Polonya, Letonya, Portekiz, Yunanistan ve İtalya ülkelerinin görevli öğretmen ve öğrencileri  ziyaret etmişlerdir.

        17 Aralık Pazartesi günü, okulumuzdaki tanışmanın ardından, Okul Müdürü Deniz AYDENİZ’in ve Proje Koordinatörümüz Saliha DENİZ’in konuşmalarının ardından, ortak ülkelerimizin öğrenci ve öğretmenleri kendilerini, okullarını tanıtan sunumlar yaptılar.

              Okulumuz öğrencilerinin “Slow Down” temalı pandomim gösterisi ve korosunun izlenmesinin ardından,  ülkelerin temalarına göre tasarlanmış sınıf sunumları yapıldı.

            Eceabat Öğretmenevinde misafir öğretmenlerimizin ve tüm okul öğretmenlerimizin katılımıyla birlikte öğlen yemeği yenildi. Aynı gün öğleden sonra misafir öğrenci ve öğretmenlerimiz Kaymakamımız Sayın Turan YILMAZ’ı ziyaret ettiler.  Akabinde, okulumuzda tanıtım sunumları devam etti. Okuldan sonra Şehitler Abidesi ziyaret edildi.  

             18 Aralık Salı günü Halk Oyunları gösterimiz ile başlayan programda örgü, ebru sanatı, çömlek yapımı, filografi sanatı, çini, enstrüman yapımı atölyeleri yapıldı. Öğle yemeğinden sonra serbest resim, dans ve karaoke atölyeleri yapıldı. Çiçek tohumlarının dikilmesinin ardından Çanakkale Destanı Ana Tanıtım Merkezi’ne hareket edildi.  

            19 Aralık Çarşamba Günü görevli öğrenci ve öğretmenlerimizle Yeşilyurt köyüne hareket edildi. Akabinde Behramkale, Asos Antik Kenti, Truva Antik Kenti Troia Müzesi ziyaret edildi. Akşam Güzelyalı  Tusan Restaurant’ta Sertifika Töreni gerçekleşti. 20 Aralık Perşembe Günü  Aynalı Çarşı, Truva Atı ve Seramik Müzesi’ni ziyaret ettiler.20 Aralık Perşembe günü il merkezimizde tarihi ve turistik yerleri gezen misafirlerimiz, gece saatlerinden itibaren Cuma sabahına kadar çeşitli saatlerde ülkelerine hareket ettiler.

             Çanakkale’de projesi onaylanan tek ortaokul olarak beş farklı ülkeden gelen 30’un üzerindeki misafiri başarılı bir şekilde ağırlamaktan ve ülkemizin tanıtımında aktif rol almış olmaktan mutluluk duyuyoruz.

                 Yabancı misafirleri evlerinde ağırlayan öğrencilerimiz ve misafirlerimiz ayrılırken zorlandılar. Ülkemizi ve kültürümüzü iyi bir şekilde tanıtmak için velileri-öğrencileri ve öğretmenleriyle tüm okulun birlikte hareket ettiğini söyleyen Okul Müdürü Deniz AYDENİZ, başta İngilizce Öğretmeni ve Proje Koordinatörü Saliha DENİZ olmak üzere İngilizce Öğretmenleri Gülşah AYDENİZ, Seçkin PEKER ve projede emeği geçen tüm öğretmen ve velilerimize teşekkür etti.

                     Kaymakamlık, Belediye Başkanlığı ve İlçe Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğünün de her konuda kendilerine destek olduğunu bu destekten dolayı teşekkür ettiğini söyleyen Okul Müdürü Deniz AYDENİZ, Eceabat Belediye Başkanlığının adeta proje ortağı gibi çalıştığını, her türlü eksiklerinde anında yetişerek yardımcı olduklarını söyleyerek, Belediye Başkanı Sayın Adem EJDER’e ve Belediye Başkan Yardımcısı Recep TUTUCU’ya  ayrıca teşekkür etti.