During the week of 27 February, IES María Blasco was the host school for one of its Erasmus + projects funded by the European Union. In this case it is a project led by a school in Slovakia and entitled "Local Event - European Impact: Local History in European Context". This is the first time after the pandemic that IES María Blasco receives students in the framework of an Erasmus+ project. In this case it is a partnership of schools from five countries: Slovakia, Romania, Italy, Finland and IES María Blasco.
The project aims to turn students into journalists who investigate historical events of the past relevant to our country and, consequently, to Europe. The aim is to improve critical thinking, autonomy, self-expression, awareness of European citizenship by encompassing such diverse countries and, of course, the students' English skills. During the week of 27 February, all kinds of activities were carried out: some more playful and others more related to the topic that our students are investigating. In our case, the selected topic is the heritage of Al-Andalus in different areas and that we can observe nowadays.
Due to the health circumstances suffered, it has been complicated to carry out the project and, in particular, the mobility activities. In order to make it possible, the will of all partners and the help and direct communication between the coordinator, Herminia Pastor Pina, and the SEPIE (the Spanish organisation for internationalisation dependent on the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities) have been essential. At the closing of the mobility, the teachers from the rest of the institutes highlighted the great hospitality of our teachers and students making it an unforgettable experience, which recaptures the Erasmus spirit that has been worth living for a week in San Vicente. It has been an opportunity to get to know more deeply the European cultural heritage and all of this using English as a vehicular language.