OUR FIRST LTT (November 2020.)

Our first mobility was held. Unfortunately, due to corona epidemic, we had to meet on Skype, but never the less, it weas the best three days, that we spent in mutual work.

It was a great chance for partners to meet with each other. And the first day was dedicated to that. Each school prepared a short presentation about itself. That really helped to understand each other and the different backgrounds we are coming from.

Naturally, we also had to work on some details concerning the time table of the future events, work on eTwinning, choosing students and one new method to most of us called the fermis method.

What also was the great news is that we finally presented the first draft of app we are working on , and the next step is to publish it on Google Play store.

We hope to have more great news soon.



Ecological footprint and ways we can encourage talented tudents

Presented science paper inspired by the project "Ecological footprint"

Teachers of the Gimnazija Zajecar, Dragana Sekulic Pilipovic and Mladen Sljivovic, presented their science papers at the international conference "Gifted and the environment - family, educational, business" organized by MENSA Serbia from September 24 to 26 in Belgrade. Both teachers sign the science paper "Ecological footprint and ways we can encourage talented students". The starting point for this work was the project "Ecological

footprint", in which the Gymnasium participates.



(October 2021.)

On October 28th/29th, Germany started the first project with students. Their school focuses on waste and recycling, so we meet once a week and try to come up with new ideas and plan projects. 

We thought: Why don’t we start in our own school basement? There we found old school books that nobody used anymore. Therefore we started an up-cycling project and created our Erasmus figure who will hold a globe and flags to show that we need to solve our global problems together. In the upcoming weeks our students will paint it so that we can put him up in school. In order to get more students involved and to inform them the students also created quizzes about our partner countries, the EU and the ecological footprint.


 Christmas time

We sent each other Christmas cards with messages related to ecology. Each team had the task to make congratulations that will be sent to all schools that are partners in the project.



Preparing healthy food

(Mart 2022.)

As a preparation for the mobility that will take place in Serbia, with the topic of healthy food, all project participants had a 'cooking day' when they prepared healthy food that they like to eat. Some painted their recipes and some recorded them. This challenge was addressed to all other project participants. You have to make, try and let us know how you like it!


Healthy pancakes:


Delicious banana balls:


Nettle soup and nettle juice:


Preparation for mobility in Serbia


May 12, 2022. and May 17.2022. we held a meeting with project participants. The idea was to introduce students to their hosts, to make them feel more comfortable when they come to Serbia. At first, everyone was a little uncomfortable, but later the students enjoyed the chat.


 LTT in Serbia


All partners arrived at the airport in Belgrade. The kind hosts were waiting for the guests and took them on a short tour of Belgrade. After visiting the Serbian capital they all headed to Zajecar.

First day of mobility
We begin with a welcome speech and presentation of the participants. Each school prepared a presentation introducing the other participants to the country they come from and the school they represent. After that, everyone had fun with the Kahoot quiz "What do we know about Serbia, Germany and Denmark". Through interesting questions, the participants,  learned many interesting things about the countries from which the partners come.
After the official part, a set of games for the participants of the project followed. Some were easy but some seriously bothered them. Anyway everyone was really having fun and relaxing.
After meeting, the participants went to lunch with their hosts. After lunch we all met again at school. We had a workshop on the nutritional value of the food we eat. Students compiled the menus they usually eat and calculated calories. After the presentation, they put together what they should eat. It was interesting, first to see how unhealthy what students eat is, and second how easy it is to eat healthy. All participants were motivated to continue with a healthy diet.
Second day of mobility
We spent the morning at the Archaeological Site of Romuliana, which dates from the 4th century. The students learned a lot about the Romans, and at the end of the workshop they had the task to compose recipes for sweets using ingredients that the Romans had (fruits, honey and nuts, but no sugar and artificial aromas).The challenge of making candy with limited ingredients caused confusion among the participants. It was hard to make sugar-free sweets and spices that we use today.
In the afternoon, the participants dealt with scientific problems. At the beginning, they learned what a scientific problem really is, how it is solved and what a hypothesis is. They learned what Fermi's problems were and how to solve them. One of the tasks was to estimate how many pastures we need to feed the world? At first it seemed impossible for them to calculate something like that, so they were surprised when all the groups eventually got similar results. So, it is possible to make an assessment.
At a time when students were calculating how many pastures the whole world would feed, teachers were making plans and agreeing on upcoming activities.
 Third day of mobility
This day was set aside for the treasure hunt. Students are divided into international teams. Each team is given the first task, the solution of which leads them to the next location. They had 8 different locations throughout the city. Along with the game, the idea was to get to know the city and learn something about Zajecar. The tasks were related to ecology and healthy food, so in one of the task they had to calculate the nutritional value of a healthy meal and for one of the tasks they need to determine which are the biggest polluters in the city and give an idea of ​​how to solve this problem.
In the evening (although visibly tired from the treasure hunt) we we had a Pub quiz. All participants were divided into international teams and answered various questions related to all participating countries. Prizes were awarded to the winners of the Treasure Hunt and the winning Pub Quiz team. The winners enjoyed the victory and a bag full of sweets from Serbia.
Fourth day of mobility
We had Workshop on how to create ajvar, pindzur and jam. Since it was strawberry season, we made strawberry jam. In the large kitchen where there was room for all participants, everyone found their place. Some of them washed, some cut, some of them later mixed jam. Making ajvar gave us a little more trouble. It took longer and in the end we all got really tired. Washing and cleaning peppers has proven to be a serious task for all small and large cooks. All participants learned how to make Serbian specialties and promised that upon they return to their countries they would try all the recipes.
It was good that we tried the jam during the break and it visibly strengthened us :)
 Fifth day of mobility
On the last day, the students had workshops on recording and preparing video material. They recorded their impressions of the project in short clips and later edited them and prepared the final product of LTT.
In the afternoon, there was an award ceremony and a goodbye game. We sorted out our impressions of mobility and presented ideas for the next meeting. What could have been different. All participants are of the opinion that the mobility was very well organized and everyone spent a wonderful 7 days in Zajecar.


Preparation for mobility in Germany


September 6, 2022. we held a meeting with project participants. The idea was to introduce students to their hosts, to make them feel more comfortable when they come to Germany. At first, everyone was a little uncomfortable, but later the students enjoyed the chat.


As a preparation for mobility, the students prepared posters with the topic of ecology, which were placed in the school.


 LTT in Germany



Serbian group have arrived at the airport in Dortmund. The kind hosts were waiting for us and we all headed to Neuss. The group from Denmark arrived by train directly to Neuss, so all participants meet each other in Neuss. The host families were waiting for us and all the students were assigned to the agreed host families.



First day of mobility

At the beginning, there was  opening session. The principal of the school spoke as well as the mobility organizers. Everyone wished a warm welcome and expressed great joy that they have the opportunity to host a large number of students and teachers. Everyone introduced themselves and expressed their belief that they will spend the next week in an unforgettable way.

After the ceremony various games were organized to familiarize and relax the participants. Later, prizes were awarded to the winners of the opening games.

After that, the students used the application and answered questions to find out what the school looks like and how the school takes care of the environment.

Second day of mobility

On the second day of mobility, the students were divided into two groups. The first group made posters on the topic of environmental protection. This is how the students expressed their ideas and showed their creativity. During that time, the second group went around the city using the application from the previous day, answering the questions. That's how they got to know the city and learned how the environment is taken care of in the city. After that, the groups switched roles.


Third day of mobility


The third day of mobility in Germany was spent in a working atmosphere. We had two workshops: Art project-Upcycling and Science project. First, they conducted research in which they sought answers to how much water, energy and money was spent to produce certain products. Then they looked for answers and made plans to reduce that expenditure.


After that, the students made a film that informs us how much water is needed to make a pair of jeans and how much carbon dioxide is emitted in this process. For the needs of the film, they initially made plasticine figures and some figures that they had to paint, later recorded and edited the voices. The work was exhaustive and tiring, but in the end, everyone was satisfied with the final outcome. 

Watch the movie:

Download the movie:


Fourth day of mobility


We spent the fourth day of mobility in Cologne. We visited a company that makes clothes out of recycled plastic.

There, the students are divided into two groups. While one group listened to how important it is for the environment to recycle jeans, the other group learned in the workshop and tried to do upcycling. The students were very successful and managed to make some new things out of old jeans.

Later, the groups changed. In the afternoon, the students toured Cologne and compared whether there is a difference in how the environment is taken care of in this city compared to Neuss.

 Fifth day of mobility


On the last day of mobility, we said goodbye to each other at school. Students presented their works during mobility. A video created during the mobility with detailed explanations was also shown. All participants received certificates. Аfter that we took some photos together. We spent the afternoon socializing and exchanging impressions about everything we learned during this mobility.

Ecological footprint and cooperation aiming to support the gifted

Presented science paper inspired by the project "Ecological footprint"

Teachers of the Gimnazija Zajecar, Mladen Sljivovic, Dragana Sekulic Pilipovic, Natasa Stanojevic, Srdjan Stanojevic , presented their science papers at the international conference "Cooperation aiming to support the gifted" organized by MENSA Serbia from September 23 to 25 in Belgrade. Teachers sign the science paper "Application of gaming elements in learning, as a way of a support to the students". The starting point for this work was the project "Ecological footprint", in which the Gymnasium participates.

Erasmus days in Zajecar
On Friday 14.10.2022. Zaječar High School opened its doors to teachers from all over Eastern Serbia who wanted to share their experiences while working on Erasmus projects with their colleagues.

The host school presented two of its projects, "From game to STEM" and "Ecological footprint". In addition to the Zaječar High School, 16 other schools presented their projects.

In addition to schools from Timočka Krajina, visiting schools from Slovenia, Hungary and Turkey also presented themselves. The entire gathering was organized by the Zaječar High School with the support of the Erasmus ambassador, Mladen Šljivović.
Mobility in Denmark

Serbian group have arrived at the airport in Aalborg. The kind hosts were waiting for us and we all headed to Farstrup and other places around. The group from Germany arrived by train directly to Aalborg, so all participants meet each other.The host families were waiting for us and all the students were assigned to the agreed host families.
First day of mobility 
In the morning, we had introduction games and various workshops where all participants managed to get to know each other and relax a bit.
We also had a tour of the school and an introduction to the work of the 'paperless school'.
During the afternoon, each group presented their school and country. We heard many interesting facts about all three countries and learned many things. We also heard how each of the schools is fighting for ecology and what it is that needs to be worked on in the future.
 Second day of mobility 
We spent the whole day at the University of Aalborg. We learned how wave energy is converted into electrical energy. In the laboratory, we had the opportunity to be in the abyss measuring the strength of the waves. It was very interesting and the waiting line to wear the special suit for the pool was long :)
Faculty employees told us about the projects they are working on. We also measured how the ball sinks depending on the weight. Later, we compared the results and received suggestions on how to improve them.
 A wonderful and meaningful day in which we enjoyed the lectures on the sustainability of energy sources and learned a lot.
Third day of mobility
Today we visited the Litzon museum in Aalborg. In the museum, we saw different materials and learned which ones are best to use and which ones are used for what. We also learned how materials are decomposed and it was really fascinating to hear how much the Danes take care of all this.

The friendly hosts introduced us in detail to everything from the museum, we also saw which materials are used for the roofs and which for the walls of the house. What are the best thermal insulators and which are the most ecological.
In the afternoon in Aalborg we visited an old mine which has now been turned into a museum. Considering that coal is no longer used, there is no need for mining. We also visited many places in Aalborg known for the use of solar energy and ecological materials.
Wandering through the city, we enjoyed the huge number of murals on the walls.
 Fourth day of mobility
We spent this day at the Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field, which is used for testing windmills. After an interesting lecture in the center's museum, we visited the whole array of windmills, among which was the largest windmill in the world. We heard a lot of interesting information about the windmills themselves and the use of wind as a sustainable source of energy.
 Fifth day of mobility
The students spent the last day of mobility in the host school. Divided into international groups, they had the task of making a presentation of everything they did and learned in the previous 4 days. Some groups coped very well and some needed help. Certainly, with the help of the applications that exist for making movies, we agreed that they did an excellent job.

Here are presentations from some of the groups:
In the end we got our certificates and agreed that we had spent an amazing week in Denmark.