Before the meeting the children in each school carried out three investigations about water and its properties. During the meeting they had the opportunity to present their findings to the rest of the group. The presentations were different as some schools had made videos ( Greece, Spain, Lithuania and Poland) and others ( Italy) demonstrated experiments on the stage. Schools from England and Poland shared experiments live at tables, allowing children from other schools to use their equipment. There were also some posters by English pupils describing the investigations carried out in their school.
cultural exchange also included an exhibition at which each visiting school had
a stall displaying information about their school and town as well as typical
items of food for the hosts to experience.
school organised a number of activities related to water. A trip to the
National park of Alcantra, including the Alcantra Fluvial park, showed
participants the island’s rich natural heritage and wildlife. The highlight was
the Gola which are canyons of volcanic origin, along which beautiful freshwater
a rich cultural heritage as is proved by UNESCO declaring no less than 7
heritage sites on the island. The children were able to experience some of the
cultural heritage and history of their hosts through visits to local places of
interest including Mt Etna, Castelmola, the Greek Theatre and Isola Bella. They
also visited Syracuse which is the home of Archimedes and also a UNESCO
heritage site. They had a science activity as well as visiting the