MONDAY 16/05/2016
Welcome reception was done in our school’s conference room in our school with the participation of the coordinators,teachers and students from Project Partner Countries ;The Basque Country,Sweden,and The Netherlands.Each country made a presentation of their countries,cities and schools.Also students introduced themselves.Turkey made a presentation related to the subject;’Puberty’ dwelling on the three main issues;relationships , avoiding drugs and healthy nutrition. At the end of the presentation of puberty our students presented a poster show drawing attention to the harmful effects of drugs in the sense of a campaign.We planted organic seedlings of tomatoe, green pepper, aubergine ,bean with all the participants including teachers and students in the field of our school garden. We created an organic farming area in our school garden. Also Each country made presentations about their works of organic farming , relationships .
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TUESDAY 17/05/2016With the aim of introducing the historical and cultural places of Çanakkale,Turkey held a trip to Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial and an expert guide explained the importance of Çanakkale during the World War I. Besides this, all the participants from each country attanded the simulation show about World War I and the victory of Çanakkale. Also each participant had a chance to visit Çanakkale Şehitleri Destanı Museum.(Çanakkale Martyrs’ Legend Museum.)We visited historical Mirrored Bazaar and Trojan Horse İn Çanakkale cord.
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WEDNESDAY 18/05/2016We attended the seminar about Multi-Cross Cultures by Dr. Elif GEZGİN in 18 Mart University in the conference room in sociology department of 18 Mart University.Moreover, we visited the local cheese factory and got information about the organic cheese production process with the participation of all teachers and the students.We played Jeopardy game about each country’s cultures,language, food, etc. in a classroom and made competition between groups of children from each country. Each participant of Project partners watched a traditional folk dance and music show by our school team in our school .IMG-20160521-WA0061.jpg
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THURSDAY 19/05/2016We attanded the 19 th May Youth and Sports Festival in Ezine which is one of Turkish National Festivals.

FRIDAY 20/05/2016We visited Asos Antique City and Troia Antique City and discovered the museums with the accompany of an expert guide in this field.Afterwards ,we went to Kadırga Bay with a magnificent scenery formed by the combination of beautiful blue of sea and the green in nature.

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We arrived at 11:30 (Dutch time) where we had to stay
We were picked up by our host families and went with them to their house.
The roads were a bit scary there are holes and rocks on the roads!
They have here a hole in the floor and that is the toilet and that’s it.

Some houses are as big as our living rooms. There walk a lot of cats and dogs on the roads!
And talking with the people is a bit difficult because the parents does not speak English and some kids don’t speak it well either but they try!

We went to the school and it was impressing nice!
Special the view and the landscape was fantastic.
We did our presentations and that was exciting but fun!
We did all kind of things more and then to our homes have dinner.
In the evening some came together and we talked some!!

We went pretty early with the bus to a very big kind of forest we went to see all kind of monuments ans burial places for soldiers it was very impressing and special that you become silent of it.
After that we went to a museum with different chambers where we watched films of the battle from the First World War. With even a 3D film.
After that we went somewhere to lunch and behind that there was a beach that was so beautiful it was a blue sea
Further we went to a Bazaar and we could buy things there.
Now(Tuesday 19:05 Dutch time 18:05) we go for dinner again when all is ok we eat together!

Again we have to rise early to go to the bus again. With the bus we go to a University and did we get a lecture about social behavior. After the University we go for a lunch and after that to a Cheese factory! It was a small factory but special to have seen it.
After that we went back to school and did we get a music and dance to see and hear! After that school was out and we went to a sort of garden where we drink and eat some and after that we went to a Park and that was very nice!!!


It was not a very busy day we went to a kind of celebration and there were people that hold a speech and there was dancing they raised the flag and sang the folks song. There was lot of music and they danced a lot! That all did not take long and then we went to a shopping center and the Bazaar and to a child farm that was so special to see the animals that we have walking around and there they were in little caches!!


We had to be early at the bus to go to a kind of outdoor museum (Troje). There they told us the story of Troje and the story about the Horse and they showed things that they used to concur!!
Then we went with the bus to a place where we shall have lunch. We had to walk downhill because it was to small for the bus and then me(Ayla) fell very hard( no idea what happened) I went further down on one leg to the place where we had lunch. It was very beautiful there and there were rocks where you could sit and the sea was so blue. We had to go up the hill again to go to the bus and then Mert and Meneer Diggele carried me on their shoulders up.
After that we all went to a place Asos where you could walk up the mountain and there were all kinds of stalls where the sell all kind of things. When we have been there we went to a beach. That was super fun. Only the beach has no sand but stones!
Then we went home and went to say goodbye to the Basque country students because they leave tomorrow(Saturday) to their country.



Here they were in Canakkale at the west coast of Turkey

Meneer van Diggele at the horse of Troje used in the film!


Long waiting at the airport. But it was a very nice trip.

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Evaluation by Kirsten.

What did we do in the school?
On the first school days, everybody walked with their partner to school. The school was on a sort top of a hill. When you arrived on the schoolyard everybody stands in rows. The National Anthem started and you need to stand still. Everybody sings and you’re not allowed to talk until it is the end of the song. We walked inside the school and we were going to a sort of theater classroom. We had many presentations the first days. Every country had his own presentations and there were other presentations.
School garden
They had a school garden for growing plants and vegetables. It was really funny to see, because we have on our school not that much space for that. Turkey gave the children from the other countries little plants to set in the earth. Almost all the children did this.
Days out
We had little days out too. We have visited many different things and that was really interesting. We did go to a museum and to a big famous cheese fabric. After that we have visited a school collage and they give a presentation. And one day we visited many places with a history or they were well-known. Like: monuments, statues, a beautiful sea and a cemetery with many important soldiers bury.
Last days in school
In the last few days did we have a performance from one of the school kids from Turkey, it was very special. There was another presentation too. In the presentation did they tell about smoking, alcohol and drugs. It was a very interesting story and you learned something too. The last thing was a funny game with teams. They gave questions and every team needs to gave a answer for points. The team with the most points won.

In the evening:
After a school day
After the end of the day everybody was going to home with their partner. From there you had a program with your host family. In everybody’s host family did it goes different. In my host family did we have a evening meal with everybody: mum, dad grandma, grandpa end my partner with me. Then after everybody finished their meal, people has make appointments with each other. So for everybody was it different.
The peoples with appointments gathered in someone’s house. Every evening was the appointment somewhere else. If they came together, the most of the time everybody talked to each other. You drinked and talked, that’s it. Sometimes they played little games, but not every time.
Was it a good evening program?
I think it was not well organized, because there were no real programs. They made appointments with some other children and they made plans alone. The teachers didn’t know what we all were doing that nights. For some people was there not a evening program, because their partner didn’t make an appointment. So they just stayed at home and had a program with the family and without your friends. That was regrettable. For me there was not one day an evening program, because my partner had no permission from her parents and me automatically too.


It was a special experience to go all the way to Canakkale. It is a very big difference between here in Holland and there in Turkey. In the beginning it was a little difficult because you didn’t know what is going to happen and everything is so new.

The biggest difference between home and Turkey:
  • The food. All the food have a different taste. It is new and you try everything, what sometimes a little bit scary is. I had the biggest problem with the taste of the cheese there.

  • The toilet. I was not expecting the toilet there. It was new to relieve myself in a hole in the ground. For me is a toilet above the ground normal. So it was difficult In the beginning to go to the toilet there.

  • The water. In Holland we can drink water from every water crane, but in Turkey you can’t do that. You can only drink out of a bottle water from the store.

  • To talk another language every minute. I can talk my own language every minute in Holland. But in Turkey did I need to speak English, because that was the only language we two can speak.

It was a special experience for me. I am really happy that I have done this in my life. If I can do this again, I would probably say yes, but I need to think good about it. I know now that it is not easy to do and that you miss things from your own country and off course your friends and family too.

The trip from Sweden to Turkey was the best trip I have done. It was an interesting trip because I have learned much new things. There are a lot of new things that I have learned during the trip that I previously had no idea about. It's been fun to visit the historical sites and also the museum we were at.

This trip will have many memories of all the fun things that we have done. All all fan pictures we have takeed and when it came up a girl who ask to buy my sunglasses.

This is one of all the pictures I have taken. I thought it was very funny when they asked if they could take a picture too tougher with me. That was for the first time I felt a little bit famous.

This is an picture that the bus driver wanted to take on me, I do not know why. He asked it on Turkish so I did not understand what he meant first but then he show me what he meant. I was quite scared but still thought it was a funny thing.

This is another picture of a funny thing happened during the trip. It arrived a random man who worked at the market and asked me if I could take a picture of him when he was sitting there.

It has almost been only positive things of the trip. There's somethings that have not been so good. The one thing was that I've moved around so much, I could live with three different families before we went home. But that was one positive thing about it was because that I got to see how the different families all lived, there were much difference between all the families I was with. So just that has been an experience.

But this trip is really something I want to do again!!!!!!!!

I´ve had lots of fun on the trip to Turkey. I´ve learned about new cultures, new languages and i´ve gotten to know new people. I now know more about Turkey and how the people there live their lives. They have a big food culture, when they eat they eat small portions of a lot of different food and they are not afraid to try new food.

I´ve also learned that it's important how you dress yourself. It is not many people that put on shorts or dresses etc like it is in sweden. I’am used to dress myself after what weather it is, so when i come to a country that is very hot i put on shorts, but the people there are not used to that.

The people from Turkey love their country very much. You can see the turkish flag everywhere and they know very much about their history and the one who created Turkey. And they love to tell everyone about it and are very proud.

I lived with a lovely girl called Beyza. She lived with me when everyone came to sweden. I lived in a apartment with a beautiful view and it almost looked like a picture from Greece.

So my trip to Turkey has been amazing. I´ve met so many nice and kind people and i have so many memories and pictures and i think it has been a amazing experience



That first thing I want to say is that I have learned myself so many things like communicate with people that not speaking swedish or english, how spoiled we are in Sweden and how fun it can be to meet new people. I maybe not learned so much english that I would hope for but but that things that I did learn is awesome because no one can get things like this learned in school, like see how they live in their weeks and not just see how the tourist places are.

My thoughts about the journey is that I had very fun and the people in Turkey are very kind. The days was sometimes little more boring than other but that is live I guess. I liked when we students was together on the evenings and played games with each other. One thing that I didn't like was when our schedule was changed and we did other stuff to compare it.
Another thing that I didn’t like so much was the long bus trips we did because the heat and the days was ruined so we didn’t do so much after that. The weather was good but little to much clouds on the sky.

Maybe that I like most about Turkey is their food. I like their food because I like meat and the fruits was so sweet and delicious.

My home was very good, I’ve got mine in room, they had nice toilets and a comfortable house just to be in. Where I lived compared to other it was pretty good.

I think this journey is worth the time to do stuff like write and so on and it’s really worth the experience that you will get from this. I don’t regret anything from this trip.

I didn’t take so much pictures so I leave that to the other students.
That was my thoughts about this journey.

David Nilsson Sweden.

Erasmus+ Ellen Berntsson

My experience in Turkey was very fun, and if I had the chance I would do it all over again. I learned a lot during my week in Turkey, such as how a Turkish school looked like. It was very different compared to mine, but then every school isn’t alike. The school in Turkey was just one building, compared to mine, it has several buildings so sometimes you have to go outside to go to another lesson. The nature was also a bit different, there were a lot of stray dogs and cats on the streets. Something I also learned that was different from Sweden is that they didn’t wear seatbelts while in the car. Because in Sweden there is a law that says you have to wear seatbelt.
I also learned that the people there were different levels of religious. Not everyone were very religious and some were.
Some good things about the trip is that you meet new people from other countries, which is really cool. You learn to be more independent and also how to be more social, which is important on a trip like this. You also learn more about another countries traditions.
Some bad stuff that happened in Turkey was that the principal didn’t want all of us to hangout on the evenings, because he didn’t want boys and girls to be around each other without any grown up watching. Probably so that any inappropriate stuff wouldn’t happen.

In Turkey we did a lot of activities and I have a good time there with the people of different countries. The first day we arrive very late and we didn´t do anything. In the second day we saw the school and we meet friends for other countries. IMG_0231.JPGIn the third day we do the presentations of the different countries and we go to Çanakkale and to Gallipoli peninsula to see the tombs of the people died in the war and a museum of the war that it was in Gallipoli peninsula. IMG_0275.JPGIn the fourth day we went to Troy to see the ruins of the town that was very important in the Romans time. In the fifth day we went to a university to a meeting about healthy and environmental life then in the afternoon we went to Asos and there we ate and we visited the ruins of a castle, later we went to a beach with stones and we had a swim there and finally we left to Ezine. IMG_0251.JPGIn the sixth day we stayed in Ezine to watch the dances and the festivities, finally in the afternoon after the lunch we went to a shopping center in Çanakkale.

Ivan Rodriguez

Irene Bravo( The Basque Country)

We spent the whole day travelling. We all met at Bilbao airport at five in the morning and we arrived to Çanakkale at eleven at night. Each one of us went home with their host families. It was a really long day.

We took the bus to go to the school. The travel by bus was quite uncomfortable because everyone was staring at me. I met some of the Turkish students and also some people from the Netherlands. When we arrived to school we made the presentations of all the countries. Then, we took the bus and we went to have a walk in the town.
We went to see a museum of the Second World War and some monuments in Gallipoli. I enjoyed the museum, I think that it was one of the biggest museums in the world.
We went to a university in Çanakkale and we had a meeting about interculturalism. After that, we went to a cheese factory in Ezine. We had lunch there and we saw how cheese was made. Finally, we went to the school and play a really nice game, I enjoyed it a lot.
In the morning we went to a festivity in Ezine. It was very Turkish girls and us danced in the middle of the square, it was quite embarrassing but I enjoyed it. Afterthat we had the day off. Some of us met in the afternoon in Ezine, it was very funny.
We went to see the Troyan horse and some other historic points and then we went to the beach of Asos. I didn´t wear bikini so I couldn´t enter the water but two Dutch students wet me anyway. It was funny but on the way back to Ezine I was really wet and cold.
We met at the bus terminal in Ezine and we said goodbye to everybody. We spent all the day travelling.