A few months ago both schools connected by videoconference, now pairs from these two countries have to connect on their own, to carry out the PROJECT. The goal is to compare two different cultures and opinions in three aspects: FAMILIES, FRIENDSHIPS AND SCHOOL.
Differences and similarities between both countries
In both countries family is very important and spending time with them is highly valued. In Sweden, like Weronika stated, parents usually have a close relationship with their children after they move out at the age of 18, so they always spend holidays together. In Argentina families also have a close relationship. Meals in both countries is the time when family gets together. Therefore, families try to leave other things behind so they can eat all together. On Sundays in Argentina many families gather to have an Asado, an Argentine barbecue, where they eat meat with salad or french fries and have a pleasant time with family members. In Argentina when parents get divorced, they try to have a good relationship for the benefit of their children.
In both cases friends are really important. Weronika said that in Sweden she spends a lot of time with her friends and that they know her better than anyone else. She also said that she meets a lot of new people in activities outside school. That is similar to Argentina, where we appreciate our friends a lot. They are the family we can choose.
In both countries teenagers spend a lot of time with friends, go out and have a good time together. They also help each other with many things: problems, relationships and also things related to school.
In both countries kids and teenagers have to go to school. In Sweden school starts at 8:00 a.m. and in Argentina it starts 15 minutes earlier. Argentinian school ends at 4:20 p.m. twenty minutes later than in Sweden. Unlike Sweden, in Argentina students have to pay for lunch. Both countries have a break after lunch. In Sweden students are given all the material for free. Argentinian students have to pay for all the school stuff. In both schools the students have a lot of projects, group activities. In Sweden if a student is late for class the teacher sends an email to the parents. In Argentina if someone is late, the teacher writes the name down in the class book. Here we have two hours of workshop while in Sweden they have baking and woodwork lessons.
The advantage of doing a project with another country is that we can learn about another culture. In this project we could see what school,
friends and family life is like in Sweden and Argentina.
By: Weronika S., Berina K. from 3ºA, Sweden and Isabella P., Branko K., Guillermina S. from 3ºE, Argentina.