STUDENTS and teachers from Nerja secondary school El Chaparil visited the UK for the first one-week meet-up in the ‘Erasmus +’ educational programme.
The event, called ‘New Waves: the sea and water as a focus for innovation in teaching and learning,’ took place in Bath thanks to the Erasmus initiative, which grants scholarships to students at schools and universities to study abroad.
Six second-year students and two teachers from Nerja took part in the activities organised by St Gregory’s Catholic School in the English city, and had the chance to share the experience with students from many countries including England, Italy, Latvia, Turkey and Greece.
Water was the theme chosen for the meeting. Students prepared a presentation on flooding problems, which was shown in front of their host families, teachers, students and the mayor of Bath, Cherry Beath.
As part of the project, students had previously attended a talk on sea catastrophe protection and prevention systems across the south of England, as well as a talk with victims of the 2014 floods in Somerset.
Nerja students were able to meet the mayor personally, and took a tour of the Roman remains in Bath and other cities such as Bristol, Upwey, Weymouth and Wells.
Host families said they were delighted by the politeness of the Nerja students and their friendliness.