The week of 18 to 22 October was special for all 3rd year ESO students at the Julio Antonio Institute in Móra d’Ebre (Ribera d’Ebre). 24 students and the corresponding families welcomed 24 students from France, Portugal and Slovakia accompanied by 6 teachers in the framework of the LIRA Project –Living in a Rural Area– promoted by the teachers thanks to an ERASMUS + scholarship from the European Commission.
On Monday, in the early hours, the management and the team that led the project received the students and teachers in the auditorium in a solemn way and were presented with a breakfast. The students then, divided into two groups, enjoyed a guided tour of Móra that culminated in the castle. From the castle they went to the island of Saurí where, in groups, they played 10 traditional games.
On Tuesday they traveled by bus to the Sebes nature reserve in Flix. There the students had the opportunity to come into direct contact with nature. Feeding horses from the Camargue, observing the birds in their natural environment and visiting the interpretation center were some of the experiences they had.
The next day, Wednesday, they visited the Cova Meravelles discovered in the 1960s and, to round off the morning, practiced adventure sports in Benifallet. At lunch, they enjoyed a picnic based on local produce.
On Thursday, a trip to Port Aventura was organized for the whole day. All the students had a great time, especially the Slovaks, the French and the Portuguese, who had never been there.
On the last day, Friday 22, he remained in Móra d’Ebre; to begin with, an event was held in the assembly hall chaired by the director, followed by a collection of impressions of the stay and, at the end, they sailed on the river Ebro by canoe and visited the Nautical Club.
This project was made possible thanks to the participation of students, teachers and, above all, welcoming families.
We hope that this experience will continue over time and can be repeated with the same success this year!