During the last part of the plenary session on the last day of the Conference, a discussion on serious eTwinning issues was organized with the presence of a panel which contributed their expert opinion. The first part featured an introduction to the topics to be addressed and the main part was dedicated to an interactive Q & A that the audience had to answer with the presentation of the panel’s expert opinion. Tweets were also sent by the audience and read out. Last but not least, Mr. Antonio Silva Mendes, Director of the Lifelong learning policies and programmes in the European Commission gave a speech making a statement that encapsulates the meaning of eTwinning: “eTwinning is a service that can be put to the service of society”.
Colleagues from all over Europe are celebrating the hard work and the pleasure derived from working together and creating a project. Some quotes that reflect the atmosphere: “It is so colourful and vibrant; like a little beehive!”, “I am so happy to be here and be part of all this.” and “There is such a wide variety of things to see and learn”.
Quizzes are being done in some stands, such as at the one of Kindergarten and Primary and other activities, such as solving mathematical puzzles as in the case of the winning project’s stand A taste of Atom.
A variety of treats is being offered at most stands as well, as a welcoming gesture. Don’t forget to have a go!
There are 21 stands at the exhibition area of the conference which are buzzing with energy and enthusiasm conveying the core of eTwinning: collaboration, innovation and creativity. There are stands that promote working with colleagues of different disciplines and teaching backgrounds, such as the projects that put different sciences together and those that celebrate creativity and the formation of strongly bonded school teams.