It was supposed to be an unforgettable event summing up the cooperation of schools from Bulgaria, Latvia, Estonia and Poland under the Erasmus + program. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic thwarted plans and undermined the preparation of students and teachers to host foreign visitors in Primary School No. 7. The epidemic situation forced the necessity to conduct a virtual meeting, which took place on May 11, 13, 14 on the Microsoft Teams platform. The organizers did their best to compensate for the lack of direct contact. During the online meetings, the young people participated in a virtual walk with a guide in the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Polish students prepared presentations and films showing the beauty of Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska, attractions of Częstochowa and achievements of their school. Most of the workshops took place in international groups of eight people. Under the supervision of tutor teachers, students took part in integration games and activities developing knowledge and skills in the field of STEM subjects. Taking care of the hygiene of work in front of the computer, the meeting program included “active breaks”, during which the participants performed a dance steps developed by the trainer of the school’s Cheerleading team. On the last day of the meeting, the works made during the online classes were presented and there was a show of different salt crystals grown by the students. The official end of the event was preceded by a demonstration of physical and chemical experiments prepared by teachers from Primary School No. 7.
Program of the online meeting of young people under the project “epiSTEMe – European Partnership in STEM Education”