ON AIR TOGETHER
The name of the Erasmus+ project we partook in is On Air Together! It was originally established in
order to connect students from five European Union countries – Poland, Czech Republic, Romania,
Greece, and Croatia – on the basis of creating a mutual international radio and media collaboration.
Students took part in many different challenges and events, including various workshops connected
with radio broadcasting and related media forms, as well as creation of their own reports, reviews,
The “focal points” of the project were the partner visits to participant countries. During such visits, students were able to create collaborative, interactive works of a variety of radio forms, in addition to being able to present the results of their work done between the visits. Furthermore, the trips included tours of schools and local attractions such as radio stations.
The international project was fruitful in manifold ways; students were able to personally expand upon the original idea of the project – learning the foundation of radio work. They were also able to develop true, strong international contacts and friendly relationships, which relates to the original idea of internationality and diversity in a common goal. Lastly, students gained new insight and hopefully improved the so-called „soft skills” such as collaboration, teamwork, and work management in the context of the radio.
Visit to UHERSKY BROD, the Czech Republic - 1 st Transnational Project Meeting
First meeting, first goals achieved!
The first Transnational Meeting that took place in Uhersky Brod, in the Czech Republic, inaugurated the 2-year Erasmus+ project ‘On air together!’. It was a long-awaited partner visit with quite a packed schedule and many crucial decisions to be made. The project coordinators from each country finally met in person and, after having visited the hosting school- Secondary Industrial School and Business Academy- and its impressive facilities, they set out to meet the targets of the partner visit. It included: reviewing the project outline, making some adjustments that resulted from each school potential and internal regulations, developing a detailed action plan with specific responsibilities assigned to each partner school, creating detailed success criteria and achievement indicators, planning a detailed evaluation scheme, coming up with project management strategies.
Thanks to the exceptional hospitality on the part of the Czech team, the project team had a chance to visit the town of Uhersky Brod and explore its surroundings.
Visit to ZAGREB, Croatia - "News journalism"
Presentation of the results of our recent project work & integration workshops
Voice emotion, diction and news writing workshops
During our stay in Croatia we had a pleasure to take part in workshops which helped us develop different skills that we may need when working on the radio. Voice emotion, diction and news writing were the three areas which we explored. All of the workshops were conducted by Croatian journalists from local radio station. The classes were very diverse which gave us a chance to for example work in groups and interview each other. Since the groups consisted of representatives of various ethnicities this exercise was extremely interesting in terms of effects of work. Another thing that we learned is analysis of different emotions in terms of intonation, pitch and tempo of our voice and efficient work under pressure. The thing left is to hope that the knowledge which we gained will be helpful in the future.
Radio workshops - visiting the local radio station Yammat FM in Zagreb - “News journalism”
Cultural field trip: tour of Zagreb
The third day we had a tour around the Zagrzeb. During the few hours we saw: Gornij Grad, Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Market(with the toys which are special for the Croatia, fresh fish, vegetables and fruits), we also saw the monument of Saint Gorge, place with the tie, St. Mark square. At 12 o'clock we saw and heard the canon shoot from the tower which is placed close to the St. Mark square. What is more this canon shoot symbolizes winning the fight with the Turkey. After the tour we went to the local radio station called Yammat FM. We saw there the most important rooms which are needed to have a radio station. One of the room was the live room, there were also two rooms for the putting and cutting the interviews, reportages and so on. The radio is not public but small and comfy. Woman who work there also showed us a huge computer which was recording everything which were played on the radio. At the end we went to the live room and saw how this work.
Paying visit to the therapeutic dog centre in Zagreb
The visit to therapeutic dog centre was one of the last points of our program. Employees of the centre were very eager to show us as much as possible and safe for the dogs at the same time. Firstly we were introduced to the story of the centre by watching a film. Then we had a chance to walk around the centre and see how it works. There were shows organized which explained how guide dogs help people with disabilities and how they are trained. It was even possible for us to become a blind person with guide dog for a moment and overcome the obstacle course while being led by a dog. The experience was eye-opening and let us see how specially trained guide dogs are able to change lives with their work.
Free time in Zagreb
I have no doubts that everyone would agree with the statement “The free time is the best time”. Free time activities are the best way to get to know the city, to learn about the culture and customs. During our partner visit to Zagreb we had an opportunity to see how everyday life of Croatians looks like. Starting with breakfasts eaten not in houses but in local bakeries, through edging our ways in crowded trams to reach the only ticket validator, up to receiving receipts for food before we even started eating – all those things that differ from what we know from our country of origin were possible to observe only by us experiencing them on our owns. While sight-seeing around Zagreb we managed to visit the most famous monuments of city such as Zagreb Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary or St Mark’s Church. We also attended a trip to marvelous Maksimir Park and had o lot of time to wander around narrow, charming streets of city center. However, all those things were possible only thanks to our amazing guides – our hosts. All students from Croatia, who decided to be hosting, were so nice and knowledgeable. You are craving pancakes? No problem! They would take you to the best pancake house in the whole city. Not only hosts themselves, but also their families were exceedingly kind. They were doing everything to make sure we are fine and we feel like in our own homes. While spending times with host families we managed to gain knowledge about customs and other parts of Croatia. Moreover, we have even learnt a bit of Croatian! It is amazing how open and polite these people were, and we are all glad we could stay at their houses during our visit.
Visit to LUBLIN, Poland- 2nd Transnational Project Meeting
The first year of the project reviewed and evaluated- let’s begin the new chapter!
The first year of the 2-year Erasmus+ project ‘On air together!’ is already behind us. It’s been an amazing time, accompanied by wonderful moments spent together during 2 partner visits (to the Czech Republic and Croatia) and great initiatives taken within the planned project activities in partner schools and hometowns; the time of new friendships for both students and teaching staff as well as one full of challenges, creative ideas and solutions but, above all, hard work. During the 2nd Transnational Meeting, planned for the project coordinators and teachers, invited to Lublin on September 11th-12th by Paderewski Private Grammar School, loads of such unforgettable memories were brought to life but the main focus was to examine, analyse and draw conclusions from the first year of the project realization (our working and cooperating strategies, progress in carrying out the project tasks, dissemination ideas to be implemented). Along with the evaluation of the 1st year project work, the project team revised the whole project outline and timeline and held talks about making potential adjustments to the general plan of action and getting prepared for the interim review. The Polish team showed the rest of the project group around their school and facilities whereas the school headmaster held a meeting where the promotion of the project was discussed.
With the inexhaustible supply of energy all teachers enjoyed at the beginning of the new school year, after having finished our project sessions, the Erasmus+ team headed for exploring the old town in Lublin as well as one of the most picturesque towns in eastern Poland, the Renaissance town of Kazimierz Dolny, located near Lublin.
Visit to KAVALA, Greece - "Music journalism"
Presentation of the results of our recent project work & integration workshops
Entrepreneurship and autopresentation workshops
Radio workshops - visiting the local radio station ERT3 (EPT3) in Thessaloniki - “music journalism”
Cultural field trips in Thessaloniki & in the vicinity of Kavala
Paying visit to the Town Hall in Kavala
Musical impressions of the visit to Greece
Break time & free time in Kavala
Visit to UHERSKY BROD, the Czech Republic - "Reportage journalism"
Presentation of the results of our recent project work
Radio workshops - visiting the local radio station in Zlín - Radio Zlín & Rock Max
Travel reports - writing workshops
The first thoughts after realizing that the next trip is going to be in Czech Republic, was kind of strange, because I couldn’t image someone from bigger cities like Zagreb or Kavalla coming to Uherský Brod and just enjoy themselves like we did in trips before. Although, we needed to prepare everything, we were all excited about this and after the arrival of the foreigners we found out that they really like it here. After the small trip to Brno, we could see that this is going to be just as nice as the other trips were, just from another point of view.
It is sad that it is ending so quickly and that we probably won’t see each other again, but I hope we will. Erasmus gave me a lot of new experience with whatever is in front of me and I glad to say that I have been a part of it.
Cultural field trips - visiting Zlín & Brno
Celebration of UNESCO World Radio Day
Visit to BUCHAREST, Romania - 3 rd Transnational Project Meeting
The last meeting…. evaluation, reflection and good practice exchange. This is certainly not
The last meeting within the 2-year project ‘On air together!’ took place in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. The 2-day meeting on 21st-22nd May, planned for the project coordinators and Romanian teachers involved in the project, was hosted by Colegiul National Grigore Moisil. The invited coordinators from the Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece and Poland along with the Romanian project team held project sessions aimed at reviewing, reflecting on and concluding the 2-year project activities, partner visits and project outcomes. The project was evaluated against its initial success and cooperation criteria that the project team had come up with during the first Transnational Meeting in the Czech Republic. The question of the forthcoming final project evaluation and report as well as the final product, i.e. updating the project website and gathering the results from project partners and their students, were talked over in depth. In the meantime, the Romanian students showed everyone around the school and its lovely facilities, whereas the students attending the Physics Club presented their astonishing experiments in the science lab.
Thanks to the outstanding hospitality and limitless devotion of the Romanian team, the project group had a chance to go sightseeing after having finalized their project talks. They visited the old town of Bucharest, its other splendid landmarks as well as green spaces and parks near Bucharest.
Impressions from the visit to Croatia…
Impressions from the visit to the Czech Republic..
Czech Festival review
Czech Film review
Czech book review
Czech music journalism
Czech reportage DOD
Croatia News report
Croatia interview 1
Croatia interview 2
Kopija datoteke Croatia News report
Kopija datoteke Croatia interview 2
Interview with Mark White, DJ and our school's native speaker
Reportage about Multicultural Lublin
Interview with Jacob Snyman, school's native speaker
Interview with Paweł Pawlik, program director of Radio RMF Classic
Reportage about a social event
Romanian team - music interview 1
Romanian team - music interview 2
Romanian team - music review